Far Away by Nastya Istorkina

Hello everyone! Nastya Istorkina is here today. I want to show you one special canvas. It it about my passion – the sea and the stone beach. I like to sit on the beach and look at the endless sea. Where the horizon ends.

But the only time it’s possible for me to enjoy is once a year during the vacations. The rest of the time I can only imagine how good it is. On that stone beach… I inhale the salty air and I expose my face to the bright sun. I dream someday in the future to live near the sea to be able to enjoy it every day!

I used some products from two new collections – Hazy Days and Dreamscapes. If you still do not have them, then you just need to buy them! Because they are magical!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Triangles Stencil
Dreamscapes – Chipboard
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12

Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6

Freedom by Nastya Istorkina

Hello!

I want to share with you my layout about freedom. There are times in life when you are very upset and depressed. When everything does not go well, when trouble is piled on all fronts. Then it seems that there is no way out, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

In such cases, you just need to give yourself some freedom. Relax. Throw all the problems. Gain strength and energy. Then start with a blank page. Take everything that happens, learn at the lessons of your life, keep breathing. And give yourself a second chance. In fact, as long as you are alive, there is always time for a second chance.





Appreciate this freedom!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Element Stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Writer’s Block – Sincerely
Writer’s Block – Chipboard
Yuletide – Clear Stamps

April Challenge: My Favourite Things

This month’s challenge is a nice and easy one. Just think what’s your favourite thing. Would you like to share it with us? The theme of this challenge is “My Favourite Things” so now You have a chance to use one of your favourite things, Scrapbooking to show us your other interests. We can’t wait to see what will you create this month.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


I made a mixed media piece, with all my favourite art supplies. It is called ‘believe’ and it is made to remind myself to never give up, be myself and stay strong.
Now about my favourite art supplies: first of all that is of course the gorgeous paper from 7 Dots Studio (I used Cotton Candy Dreams). First I painted it with a layer of clear gesso, then I added some sprakling paints in the corners of the paper. I used many different stamps and stencils with black and white gesso. I added layer after layer. I finished with dry brushing some vintage golden wax, this way the frame and the texture on the paper, get a gorgeous golden shimmer. As a last step I glued down the word stickers on the sides when the paper was framed. With love, Sanderijn

 


My favourite flowers are daisies. I believe that it is because they remind me the name of my great-grandmother as well as her soft and strong personality at the same time. I chose dark background colour and placed my word stickers on the edges to better expose this photo of “my favourites”.

 


My favourite things in the life are the sea, stars, skies, sun, summer and relaxing at the beach. Also I love-love-love 7 Dots Studio paper from 9th Wave Collection, feathers, chipboard and blue colour. So this layout is my way to escape from reality and go to my dreams. I combined my favourite things from the life and favourite scrap materials. And I love how it looks together!

 


For this challenge has created a layout of one of her people! Her cousin/stepsister. She doesn’t get to see her as much as we would like but she has photos and keeps in touch with her via the internet.

 


Picking what to do for this topic was not as obvious as you could imagine. There are a lot of things that are my favourites – my family, food, wine, exercise and much more. But one of the things I have come to appreciate the past years is the area where I live. Even though I have lived here all my life I constantly find new places to explore – many of them filled with great beauty and mystery. The place on the pictures is an old mill – I have been running past it for more than 20 years without even knowing it was there – my husband showed it to me and I was totally amazed. I love how the composition with the photos and papers & embellishments from the Writer´s Block Collection turned out.

 


Travelling is one of my favourite activities. When I travel, when I discover new places and cultures – I feel happy, I feel alive! The world is so beautiful, there are so many places to explore! I’m afraid than one life is not enough to see them all.

 


I documented some of my favorite pieces from last summer’s trip to Tallinn. We visited a recycling center while in there and boy did I do great finds there! Crocheted doilies, old scissors and spoons, books with Cyrillic letters… I was really excited!
I have had this picture in my “scrap these” pile for a while and when I read the topic, I knew that now was the time to make a page out of it! I used a combination of the old and the new in my page, mimicking the colors in the picture. Some old paper hues mixed with fresh, clean blue.

 

In this creation, I decided to make a simple page.nI love using the 7 Dots Studio papers it is of exceptional quality. As always the stickers are amazing as well. I love horses and eyes such a good combo. Enjoy the video.

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – My Favourite Things
- 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 May, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the May.
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