November challenge – Vintage


Hello :)

If you are a vintage lover you will be delighted with information, that our November challenge is about vintage :) Our team created a bunch of inspiring projects – layouts, art-journal pages, altered art, atc, but they are all definitely vintage :) So let us inspire you and join our challenge :)


There is something magical about photographs, especially old ones.
I adore black and white photos as well as black and white movies from the 30′ to the 50′s.
I love the artistry of the photography with all the lights and shadows that adds to the feeling of the photo and movie. Sometimes I would like live in that era
My vintage layout I created with 7 Dots Studio “Lost and Found” collection and beautiful UmWowStudio chipboard.



Be who you want to be

Although I don’t do them very often, I love doing vintage projects. They emit the greatness of a lost, old world, full of grandeur and grace. They make me feel nostalgic and at the same time they prompt me to move forward and look to the future. The message I want to get across with this page is that we must be who we want to be, starting with questioning everything in our lives. We won’t forget our stories, we’ll have to record them, but let’s not linger in the past. Lost and Found Collection at its full glory, again.





I adore all about vintage. I love old lace, warm colors and this mood. It’s very easy to make good vintage prodject when you hape amazing paper as Thoughts Keeper, Lost and Found or Nature Walk.


I used the Lost & Found Collection for my vintage page, along with a stencil from Soulmates. This is a photo of my kids ten years ago, when they were all much younger. It was taken on our last day in Zimbabwe before we moved to South Africa, which is why my eldest daughter was looking so sad! I incorporated doilies, buttons & flowers into my design, in keeping with the vintage theme & aged everything with a dark brown ink pad.



Highlander’s heart

I felt delighted when it came to create a spread in Finnabair’s round robin art journal. We were asked to use both elements: some coffee or tea stain and a portrait chosen from a pile of photos depicting Finn’s relatives. The gentleman wearing traditional highland outfit just stole my heart at once. His personality after so many years is still irresistible.



The “Vintage” theme reminded me immediately about the “Cold Country” collection and the old photos there. While rummaging through my 7 Dots Studio drawer I noticed also an almost used sheet of words stickers and thus the idea of the backgrounds for these ATCs were born.
Each of the cards holds a secret. It was so fun inventing these! The secrets are written with the white pen to the cards but I manipulated my handwriting so that the text isn’t readable. The names of the cards might give a hint – “The Traveler”, “The Lover”, “The Dreamer” and “The Thinker”.



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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Vintage
- 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 in your blog post our “inspirational circle” ( 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 December, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the December. One lucky person will win Collection Kit and 6×6 pad!!!

We will randomly choose also one person, who will receive 10EUR coupon to our store.

Good luck :)



Christmas Blessings by Melenia

Christmas for me is a time to reflect on all the blessings God gave the world, when He sent His only Son to save the world. A time to be grateful for everything He has granted us.
I chose a pinterest photo that depicts abundance, at least this is what I see in it. So my layout had to be full and rich in texture, depth and colour. And this is what I have tried to do, I hope you can see these elements in my layout. I used the awesome Yuletide Collection – what else could fit more? The colour combo is the colours I usually like for Christmas decorations – I don’t go traditional, this deep purple, gold and rich red convey exactly my feelings during the Christmas season.

7 Dots products used:

Yuletide – Sugarplum
Yuletide – Tags 12×12
Yuletide – Word Stickers 6×12
Yuletide – Element Stickers 6×12

UWS – Lost & Found Handwriting Stencil
UWS – Yuletide Flairs

Leaves are the butterflies of Fall by Melenia Agapides

This page of mine is about Fall and especially what I consider as its butterflies, the falling leaves. I love their vibrant colours that seem like they are little fires that the wind takes from place to place. What I tried to to do in my page is to imitate the mess of fall leaves on the ground, as they are mixed with small broken branches, bugs, soil, always sprinkled with mist. So the layout is quite messy and with texture. The collection I pulled a paper from to use for my background is the one-and-only “Domestic Goddess”. It’s the perfect collection for projects that have Fall for a theme.




Products used:

Domestic Goddess – Collage Fashionista
Domestic Goddess – Stickers 6×12
UWS – Yuletide – Words Stencil