Choose to be by Sandra Bernard

For this month, I choose to play with several collections to make a girly layout. I tried to mixed all the 7 Dots Studio things To show you that you can think outside the box of a given collection to obtain something else. The only limit is your imagination, so go crazy.

I cut two papers from Cold Country collection to make my background. I inserted a piece of chipboard between the papers. I used distress oxide with stencil from Cotton Candy Dreams collection and orange embossing powder with stamp from the Homegrown collection. I also coloured my tags from Lost and Found collection and used some words stickers from Fortune-teller collection.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Hex Stencil
Cold Country – Papers
Lost and found – Tags
Homegrown – Clears Stamps
Fortune-teller – Word Stickers

Egypt in teal and brown by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! How are you today? It’s Riikka here to share a couple of projects with you. While I was looking for the inspiration for this month’s crafts I noticed how I had several brown sheets of papers unused. As a challenge for myself, I decided to go with those but to add colour to the mix and not to go with a vintage palette.

As the background is really strong chocolate brown, it need an opaque medium to cover and bring the colour. I didn’t want to go with my usual route of gesso + colour but instead grabbed some oil pastels and coloured the background using those. As it’s almost impossible to get splashes with the oil pastels (well, you can melt them by heat or a solvent) I chose to add the splashes with acrylic paint. Because you just can’t go without splashes, right?!

The layout I created is about something that has intrigued me since childhood. I’ve always been drawn to ancient Egypt and did even several school papers about the topic. The strong combo of the turquoise and brown made me think about scarabs, the sacred beetles. The photo I used in the layout is taken a couple of summers back in Berlin when we visited the Museum Island. The symbols scattered in the page are translated using an internet site and spell “Egypt”.

The other project I did is a card. I tried to have the same theme continuing, not only the colours and the background treatment. I chose the insect as my focal point because of the scarab idea I had with the layout. Both of the projects have same materials in use as well as layering techniques.

Thank you for visiting today! Wishing you a lovely day!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Palmistry
Lost and Found – Sticky Notes
Writer’s Block – Torn
Writer’s Block – Word Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Um Wow Studio: Writer’s Block – Written Flair
Um Wow Studio: Fortune-teller – Gypsy Soul Flair

Eyes by Anna Wiśniewska

You can see everything in a child’s eyes. I love this picture of my little boy. In his eyes You can see a huge curiosity about the world and lots of other things about his character.

I’ve dressed this picture up with blue colours, grey paper elements from Cotton candy Dreams collection and many different media.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Cloud Watching
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Element Stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Lost and Found – Chipboard
Thoughts Keeper – Clear Stamps
Destination Unknown – Clear Stamps