Two sides of Cotton Candy Dreams by Riikka Kovasin

Hiya! It’s Riikka here to share a couple of layouts using Cotton Candy Dreams with you. One page is made using the colder colours of the collection and the other using the warmer side. Both of the pages are about my two daughters.

The turquoise color scheme of the collection is awesome for winter pages and chilly themes. This page is about the first ice skates of my girls. They got those as a Christmas presents a couple of years ago and naturally needed to try them out right away.

To get the chilly, icy feeling of the winter and skating, I used the turquoise and white papers of the collection. Also included some stickers and tags of the same scheme to my page. The grey in them gives a nice contrast to the otherwise pale page.

The other page is about two keen grandfather helpers. If the photo in the first page is from a couple of Christmases past, then this one is a couple of summers from that. My father is a carpenter and my girls are eager to visit his shop whenever he needs help. In the photo they are helping and painting some beehives.

I used the warmer shades in the Cotton Candy Dreams in this page but mixed in some other papers as well to get more yellow in there. I wanted to mimic the colour of the photo.

Ta ta for now! Have a great day!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Element stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pad 6×6
Cotton Candy Dreams – Cloud Watching
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Mint Julep
Cotton Candy Dreams – Hex stencil
Writer’s Block – Letters stencil
Lost and Found – Pad 6×6
Naturewalk – Clear stamps
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Die-cut elements 6×12
Yuletide – Clear stamps
Homegrown – Clear stamps
Lost and Found – Word stickers 6×12
Um Wow Studio – Cotton Candy Dreams – flair

January Challenge – Monochromatic Project

Why would you use an array of different colours when you can stick to just one? In this month’s challenge We want you to create and share some monochromatic projects with us. So pick your favourite colour or the one your not used to and test yourself limited to only one colour hue.

Here is the inspiration from our team:

In this creation I had fun with a new collection, I love it especially it’s magnificent Teal colour. This collection blends wonderfully with this theme. Not to mention my splashing with lot of flowers.
Enjoy the video.


I love monochromatic layouts. immediately I got ideas of a wintry, snowy layout. So that’s what I tried to achieve here. I used the beautiful paper from Writer’s block ‘Sincerely’ because it already has that wintry feeling. I used some clear and white gesso on it, just dabbing with a tissue, to give it a snow-look. I used the letters stencil with modelling paste, and when the paste was still wet, I poured ultra fine white glitters on it. I build my page with lace, photo’s, cut out squares from tags, chipboard, wire, flowers leaves and more. My chipboard pieces and flowers are painted black and again dabbed with some white gesso over it. I added more embellishments, die cut stars, rhinestones, glass beads, straws, and more glitter.


To tell you the truth I have noticed that monochromatic layouts are a BIG challenge for me. But I am so in love with the colours of the new Cotton Candy Dreams collection that it was a real pleasure to work with these papers!!! I used the “Mint Julep” paper for my background with a thin layer of white gesso and orange ink spray. Lot of embellishments of the same colour, Words stickers and Elements.


Green is my favourite colour in scrapbooking. I don’t know why but I feel the nature, the simplicity, hope and life… I just love this colour and I think I’m not bad at crafting with it…


I present to you my art spread, I’m a girl and I love the colour pink!


For this challenge I created a romantic layout, using a new stunning 7 Dots Studio Collection “Writer’s Block” with a lot of flowers and mixedmedia techniques.


Creating monochromatic projects is a really challenging and SO much fun! I sorted trough all my 7 Dots Studio stash and mixed a lot of papers & embellishments that had the same green and grey tone. The “Palmistry” 12×12 paper from the Fortune-teller Collection set the tone and from that I had a great time playing with stencils, Glimmer Mists, stamps & embellishments. I really love the feeling in the finished layout – the colours seem dreamy & a bit punky and rebellious.


This challenge proved surprisingly difficult! I usually tend to use analogous color scheme in my projects so it should’ve been a piece of cake. But you know when something is not allowed, it’s just the time you really would like to use it? Lol! But the other difficulty was to choose the color! As I normally gravitate towards blue and turquoise hues I went with a peachy colors this time and did a page about a small puppy, all grown now.


Louise has chosen to use one of our fabulous new release ranges to create a simple but effective monochromatic [brown and white] layout. Don’t you just love the Cotton Candy Dreams range?!!


I’ve created a canvas with picture taken in a deep forest. I am charmed by its browns and greens merged together. Sometimes I dream about living deep in the forest. That would be wonderful, don’t You think? To create this project I used Writers Block and Nature Walk collections.


I love red. I’m not afraid to use it in my work! And today, my choice fell on it. In the photo, my husband and professor, with whom we met while on vacation in Goa! Interesting man, who left very good memories in our hearts.

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Monochromatic Project
- 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 February 2017, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the February.
This year, because of the overwhelming amount of wonderful projects, we decided to reward top 3 creations.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit!
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


A tribute to Grandma – Nastya Istorkina

Hello! Nastya Istorkina is here today. And I want to share with you my latest project. This is a very precious project for me. This is layout about my lovely granny Nina. She suddenly passed away three weeks ago, it was exactly my 29th Birthday. She was very important person in my life for all of my 29 years. I am deeply grieved at the loss. It is very difficult for me. I could not create and do anything at all for all this time. But here it is, my project. This layout is… my way to tell Grandma, that I love her and miss her very much.






I am grateful for the wonderful 7 Dots Studio materials that helped me to express my love for this way. I think it is very beautiful layout. Hope it will be my family relic.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Strawberry Fields
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pucker Up
Cotton Candy Dreams – pad 6×6
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Word Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – pad 6×6
Nature Walk – Clear Stamps
Cold Country – Clear Stamps
Homegrown – pad 6×6
Homegrown – Chipboard