June Challenge: Daily Routines

This time for our monthly challenge we want you to focus on things that accompany you in your daily life. The topic of this month challenge is “Daily Routines”. We want you to look around and search for things you can’t live without day by day. What is it? Please take part in the monthly fun and share with us the projects you come up with about day-to-day activities.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

I have many daily routines and I’m a kind of routine lover. I love when I know what to do and when and that the everyday life is rolling. When thinking of a project to represent a daily routine I first thought about altering a tea cup but then decided to do a “tea bag”. Ha ha, pun intended! Tea is something I drink daily. Weekends start with a cup of tea, creating starts with a cup of tea and I usually end my day with a cup, too. I’m usually in too much of a hurry to drink a cup during the workday but sometimes I treat myself with a cuppa there, too. The soft tones of “Dreamscapes” fit the project perfectly.

 

What are your daily routines??Well… mine are those of a modern lifestyle for sure…Coffee first thing in the morning, e mail checking, mobile close for capturing a moment!! I know this may be your daily routines too. I also know this is not a healthy life he he he. But I have another routine for myself only… Gym trainning. Now try to include this one in your life too!!Kisses.

 

With this layout Louise wanted to document a fairly regular routine she has during her working week. With many of the private hospitals she works in they have fabulous little cafe’s so she always like to get to the hospital a little bit early so that she can have a nice big Coffee before starting work.

 

The inspiration for this Art Journal page actually came from the packaging of the Hazy Days stamps. I love how it looks and wanted to make a spread that reminded of if. I used several layers of acrylic paints and the Hazy Days stamps in combination to achieve a similar background to the one in the stamp set pack. When happy I added dimension with texture paste and the Dreamscapes Triangle stencil. The topic of this months challenge is “Daily Routines” and I wanted to share a brief overview of my day from wake up call to bedtime. The Writer´s Block numbers stencil worked perfectly to add my time schedule, and the word stickers from Hazy Days summon my day with a humoristic twist.

 

I can’ imagine a day without reading books. It’s my addiction, the air I need to breathe. That’s why I’ve created three bookmarks for our June challenge. I made them from “Dreamscapes” – one of the newest collections.

 

Hello 7 Dots Studio’s fans! My daily routine? READING! Each day I try to read at least for 30 minutes, It’s my moment where I can really relax! For my background, I used the “Under the covers” paper from the DREAMSCAPES collection. I have added some stamping, Art Stones and started layering using Dreamscapes papers, tags and stickers from the Writer’s Block.

 

Because the challenge topic is about routine for my page I chose something that I do every morning. A walk with my dog. He needs to move and so do I. I wanted to emphasize the yellow of my paper to make a reference to the sun and to the happiness this routine gets me. Scrapbooking is great at highlight the good little things and 7 Dots can always help you with it. Thanks. San xx

 

Today I present a page that illustrates my passion the arts. Every day I try to be in direct connection with my heart. I had fun using black and white together with some bursts of happiness. I used the illumination collection I adore. I made a little video for you. Please enjoy.

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Daily Routines
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till July, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of July.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store

 

 


Tea Bag Tags by Louise Nelson

For today’s tutorial I would like to share with you some of the creative fun I have been having with creating ‘Tea Bag Art’. I have incorporated them into some fun tags created with the newly released Dreamscapes range.



Step by Step
Begin with saving some of your used teabags and allowing them to dry out. When they are dry tear the bottom of the bag to open them up. Empty out all of the dried tea leaves. Apply 2 coats of heavy white gesso to the tea bags, this will make it easier to stamp on.

When the gesso is dry select your favourite 7 Dots Studio stamp and begin to stamp images on to the areas of gesso on the tea bags. When you have finished stamping enough teabags for your projects select those that suit your tag designs. For these tags I deconstructed the teabags and only used the top layer.
Next select your desired tags and begin to put them together. I selected 2 large tags for the Dreamscapes range.

Construct your tags using the fabulous die cut elements and sticker elements from the Dreamscape range. I also added cotton thread and Flair button embellishments.

To complete the tags I selected some coordinating cardstock branch design die-cuts. These were coloured with chalkboard spray mist. When dry adhere them to the tags to compliment your design. To finish off add some coordinated mist splats to the tags and colour some silk ribbon for the tag ties.

Well that is it from me for this tutorial, I do hope that you have enjoyed how I have incorporated some fun ‘Tea Bag Art’ into creating these tags.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Tags
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers
Natures Walk – Clear Stamps

Be You by Louise Nelson

This layout is a celebration of my beautiful young friend Jessica. With the design of this layout Louise has used the cracked and peeled paint pattern to accentuate the photo.


These two, 6 x 12 layouts are almost like a double layout, they are 2 halves of the 1 piece of patterned cardstock. Louise has kept the embellishments on these layouts quite minimal and accentuated the pattern of the paper by continuing with a white gel pen.




7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Gelly
Hazy Days – Word Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12