Flowerbed by Marie Johansson

June is a hectic month for my family. Many birthdays and many other events. June is also the month here in the north of Sweden that is one of the most beautiful. The nature is filled with lovely colors. Since we often have a long spring you can find Daffodils side by side with Bell flowers. I try to take a moment every day just to sit outside in my garden and take in all the beauty nature offers. As I was doing that I found a piece of my flowerbed that had a rather dramatic color scheme. Bright blue mixed with yellows, whites, greys and a couple of rusty spikes that fell from our house – this was my inspiration for these tags!

The new Hazy Days Collection has just the right colors and feeling. Blues, yellows and a distressed and dreamy feeling. I used the “Oil Spill” paper from the 6×6 paper pad as base for both tags. Then added random stamping with the distressed circle that comes with the clear stamp set. I also made a mixture of heavy gesso, acrylics and fine glitter and added the “paste” using a spatula and the Chevron stencil.

Die Cut Elements, Tags and Stickers form the center cluster togehter with cheese cloth and flowers.

I love how the tags turned out, and hope you do to.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements
Hazy Days – Element Stickers
Hazy Days – Clear Stamp Set
Hazy Days – Chevron Stencil
Hazy Days – Tags
Hazy Days – Pad

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



Calm before the Storm by Marie Johansson

I found this photo in my phone and wanted to use it for this my May Tutorial. I love its feel – calm and tranquil – but the true story was something completely different. Minutes after this shot was taken a terrible thunder storm with severe wind and heavy rain started. The moment before this was pretty surreal – everything was quiet, no wind, no birds singing – nothing. Like all sounds and life just was gone – then the thunder came.

I tried to catch the drama of the situation with strong contrasts. The base paper from Writer´s Block has a bold print and the colours I used are vibrant. Yet there are soft flowers, smooth pebbles, flair and soft colours from Cotton Candy Dreams Papers & Embellishments involved. I really like how it turned out.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Mint Julep
Writer´s Block – Inkwell