Strech your imagination by Marie Johansson


Hi crafty souls! Marie here today with a card & tag set created with the new Dreamscapes Collection. I made this set using the 6×6 paper pad, the tag set and embellishments from the sticker sheets. I love the soft colors in the collection. It combines perfectly with brighter elements like flowers, gem stones or mist.


I went for a soft look at my the card above. I wanted to highlight the sun figure from the patterned paper so I placed a piece of chipboard as a frame. Tags with 3D squares under gives extra dimension and the combination of bold and soft yellow give extra interest.

My next card is a bit of a experiment. I love the stencil with birds on strings and wanted to use that on my card. I used black heavy gesso with it to create dimension and a bold effect that I am really satisfied with. I used the combination of tags and flowers here to, and tied it with a soft romantic ribbon.



As for the tags I was using the paper scraps left from my cards. I used them to create two pretty similar but on the other hand opposite tags. The embellishments are really similar but are shown off differently – bold on one and soft on the other. Again I used the combination of flowers, stickers and gem stones. I also added a “Writers´s Block” flair.


Thanks for stepping by here today! I am pretty sure you will fall in love with these new collections as well!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Pads
Dreamscapes – Tags
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers
Hazy Days – Birds on Wire Stencil

Captured by Marie Johansson

Lately I have discovered Art Journaling. I find it to be fun and it lets me improve my skills. The Art Journal guru´s among the rest of the 7 Dots Studio team inspired me greatly.

I used products from the Writer´s Block Collection, Cotton Candy Dreams & Fortune Teller collections on this spread.


Strips of papers, stickers, die-cut elements and word stickers works perfectly for an Art Journal spread. I just added them in layers, splattered/painted on some Tattered Angels Mists and then applied a piece of tread and chipboard.

I used some leftovers from a previous project I made. I accidentally turned the paper the wrong side when cutting them out but nothing goes to the bin – I love recycling.

I love the lady from the Fortune Teller “Soul” paper. She fits perfectly!
Thank you for the visit today!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Soul
Writer’s Block – Inkwell
Writer’s Block – Sincerely
Cotton Candy Dreams – Sugar Haze
Writer’s Block – Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Die-cut Elements 6×12

March Challenge: Altered Art – Beyond the page

We all love making different types of beautiful cards and layouts, who doesn’t. This month we want to do something a little different so we challenged our design team and want to challenge you to create an Altered Art project. Will it be a accessory, blank canvas or an ornament you own that you think would use some more colour and embellishments here is a chance to transform it and share with us.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


I created a 3D pop up book page for the Altered Art March challenge. I used both Destination Unknown and Cotton Candy Dreams to create this underwater assemblage. I used chipboard, flowers, mini art stones, real shells and starfish and a mini glass bottle. I combined everything with some mixed media sprays, gesso, alcohol inks and stuck it all with gel. I mounted it all on an old hard cover book so it would be sturdy enough to withstand the mixed media products and the heavy pieces. I’m quite pleased with the results. This is a picture of my kids during a photo shoot at the beach so I thought it was perfect for this off the page project.

 


I made this little tin lady using an old candy box and papers, stickers and die-cuts from Cotton Candy Dreams. I covered the inside with a piece of the “Pucker Up” paper and then added the little lady, and used the speech bubble from the die-cut sheet as a focal point on the top. Word sticker add the right feeling. She is now sitting on the shelf where I keep all my mists

 


My first idea was to alter something and go really mixed media with it. But as that’s what I love to do, I thought to challenge myself a bit more and go easy with the mediums. Luckily I then found a tall tin jar in my stash and thought to make a pen holder out of it. That way I could use more patterned paper and embellishments and not so much mediums! I did use some mediums, but did use quite a few paper elements as well. Can’t wait to see what you do with the theme!

 


I simply love the design of the abstract flowers on the “Cotton Candy Dreams” papers. I wanted to replicate them and combine my own drawing with the printed design onto a canvas. The process was lots of fun as I experimented how to get a similar effect in my drawing to that on the papers. I just love the end result, it’s so whimsical and exactly how I imagined it.

 


Today Louise is sharing her fun take on paper dolls. Louise loves to create these just for creative fun, and or to use in her scrapbooking and art journal. Louise thought it would be great to use the fabulous 7 Dots Studio stamps so she has used them to create patterns on the dresses of her quaint hand drawn girly peeps.

 


Hi everyone !
My self-confidence is very low… like many of us but I really think that beauty lies beyond the mirror! I created this mirror to express this feeling. At first, this mirror was white, I used a lot of mixed media products, metal embellishments and played with paints and sprays. Of course, I added 7 Dots Studio goodies, I’m in love with the 7 Dots Studio’s Words Stickers, I want to put them everywhere :) They match perfectly here, don’t they?
XOXOXOXOXO, Nathalie Dalibard

 

In this creation, I had fun altering a small box. I love using the 7 Dots Studio papers as the are of nice quality and thickness. I love texture and 3D feel so I embellished the box with a bit of chipboards and tags. It turned out magical and mystical at the same time.
Please enjoy the video.

 


For this challenge, I made small rectangle boxes form 7 Dots Studio papers to add to my canvas to get more volume. I added mediums as well for texture and to decorate the whole. I also used stickers and tags also from 7 Dots Studio. A real pleasure to create.

 


Hello,Everyone! This is my project for Altered Art Challenge. It’s an easel for my cards and tags photo sessions =) I used Sweet Candy Dream Collection.

 


I love altered art! My favourite things to make awesome are bulbs and bottles. So, this month I decided to make spring bottle with wire dragonfly. And now it is my favourite 3D-project. I really love all this glitter and bright colours, and almost alive dragonfly!

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme: Altered Art – Beyond the page
- 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 April, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the April.
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