October Challenge: Sunrise – Sunset

We cant imagine our life without the Sun and yet the beauty of Sunrises and Sunsets remains the endless source of inspiration. This month we would like you to be inspired by the dusks and dawns. Let the sun fill your projects that you share with us this month.
Also from this month onwards the winner of the Challenge will get a chance to be a guest designer on our blog.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


When I heard about the theme from this challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to use this picture. This picture is from the first sunset at Lake Garda (Lago Di Garda) in Italy, when we arrived there this summer. I have never been to Italy and I absolutely love the country already. Lake Garda is gorgeous and you get to see the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises (although I never saw those because I was asleep). I took many pictures of the sunset that vacation, and I love to have those warm and happy memories every time I see them again…

 


I always liked the photos of sunrise and sunset. I always found it inspiring. Then, what asked of better for a challenge? I played with cotton candy dreams collection because the colors were just perfect to fit with my picture. My cousin took this picture from a trip in Replublic Dominican with all my ants and I…so much fun we had…

 


I love to watch as the sun rises and sets! It seems to me that at this time miracles happen!For my layout I have used 7 Dots Studio – Dreamscapes collection.

 

A new challenge so new inspiration. And what better than a bright and lively canvas. I wanted to do something a bit different this month and decided how perfect than to use the “Sunrise” Paper from the Dreamscapes Collection and focus on the face as the focal point of the composition. Using various elements from the collection with layering and adding texture, the piece comes together and brings a little bit of sunshine into your day. You can also watch the video of the creative process.

 

When I think Sunrise, I imagine a new beginnings, inspiration, creating… I decided to create a Sunrise themed layout. I picked a beautiful picture from free image stock and matched to it 2 different color papers, just like in the picture. Next I added a background stumping, modeling paste through Geometry stencil and all the embellishments. You welcome to watch the whole process in my video tutorial.

 

When I think – sunset – I always see the beautiful sun falling down into the Baltic Sea… For me it is one of the most wonderful views in the world. Don’t You think? Just take a look… Enjoy!

 


Hello everyone! I made an autumn notepad in the technique of “midori”. I used the Dreamscapes collection.

 


For this months Challenge Louise has scrapped a simple style, 6 x 12 inch layout featuring selfie photos of her profile, on the beach at Terrigal Beach, just as the sun was setting.

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Sunrise – Sunset
- 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 November, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the November.
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
Also from this month on the Winner of the Challenge gets a chance to be a Guest Designer on our blog!!!

 


Vintage Hoop by Ola Khomenok


Hello dears!
Today I would like to share with you my new altered hoop, with a photo of my grandparents, when they were young.







I decided to turn an embroidery hoop to a Vintage frame, which can hold my family’s memory. I describe the process in a step by step photo tutorial.

1.I starched a piece of Vintage crochet map on the hoop

2.I glued the edges on the back side of the hoop

3.I added a random layer of White Gesso on the fabric

4.I created a dimensional layering under the photo, using a few papers from Homegrown and Fortune-teller 6×6 pads

5.I also decided to add a little bit of Crackle white paste on the fabric

6.For the background under the photo cluster I choose 7 Dots Studio – Fortune-teller – Charted paper

7.I added texture to the background paper using Home Grown floral stencil and modeling paste

8.I placed the photo cluster and added a few pieces of Vintage crochet

9.Next, I added Bigshot die cuts and started to build the whole composition. The bigger elements, like flowers, I placed around the photo and added a few tags between the cluster layers. The smaller elements I located in a line from the photo to the edge of the hoop. To make my composition more interesting, I added a lot of small embellishments, like brads, wooden teapot and etc.

10.To complete the decoration of my hoop, I prepared a several custom made embellishments: Fortune Teller chipboard die cuts and paper clay elements I coloured with Art Alchemy Metallique paints and Mica powders.

11.Then I glued all elemants to the hoop and added some shading with acrylic paints.
12.The final touch was to add red and black glitter, micro beads and splashes with white gesso diluted with water.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Fortune-teller – Tags 12×12
Fortune-teller – Charted
Fortune-teller – Pad 6×6
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Floral Stencil
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12

Heart Cards by Ola Khomenok


Ola here. Today I prepared for you a video tutorial for these romantic heart shaped cards. I also created a template for the cards. You just have to download the template image to your computer, print it and cut it. The bigger shape is for card’s base and the smaller is for card’s background. To create these cards I used a Hazy Days and Home Grown 6×6 pads, 7 Dots Studio stamps, stencils and chipboard die cuts.



Here you can watch the video tutorial:

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Homegroen – Pad 6×6
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Geometry Stencil
Yuletide – Clear Stamps
Homegrown – Chipboards
Um Wow Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Cubed Background
Hazy Days – Sepia Film Reel Count Down Flair
Hazy Days – Sequin Waste Mask