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

 


Same materials – two styles by Riikka Kovasin

Hello again there! It’s Riikka here today sharing two pages made from the same papers and embellishments but with different in style. One is more modern while the other is more romantic. I always try to somehow link my two creations in the same post, whether by theme, paper, collection, colours or a certain detail. This time it was all about the paper. First I thought about using the same background paper, but while working with the two pages I came to the conclusion that using most of the same materials would be even better.


The first page is done with a more modern, contemporary touch. I placed the background paper sideways that the colour is changing from turquoise to soft peach in the direction of the arrow. To have a pop feeling to the page I used the speech bubble chippie, hexagon print and the letter stencil in the page. The layers behind the photo include some pieces of patterned papers as well as tags. To give the page some contrast, I chose to go with a dark, almost black, flair.



The topic of the page are fun pencils I bought at the local zoo. In their ends, where there’s the black bit, there are seeds. So when the pencil is so short you can’t write with it any more, you can plant it! I thought it was a brilliant idea! So I bought two – marigold and forget-me-not.


The other page is about three growing ladies – my two girls and my father’s dog. My older one just turned 8, my younger one is soon to be 7 and the dog just turned 2. In the photo they all seems so little and now they are so much bigger even if the photo is less than a year old!


I wanted this page to be more sweet and romantic than the previous one. Here I used the background paper normally and the twine I used as a design element sort of divides it to turquoise and soft peach sections. I used a speech bubble chippie in this page, too, as well as the letter stencil. The previous one is peeking behind the flowers on the right side of the photo and the latter I used to write the title.

Thank you so much for your visit today! Wishing you a lovely day!
Xoxo Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Sugar Haze
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pad 6×6
Writer’s Block – Chipboard
Homegrown – Snicker
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Letter Stencil
Soulmates – Squares Mask
Homegrown – Clear stamps

Let’s bloom by Rikka Kovasin

I love the increasing amount of light here up north! The long winter starts to be over and there’s sunlight and if not that, at least daylight streaming through the windows again! Ah! This is effecting my creatinons as I start to use different colours and have noticed a big increase in my use of flowers in my crafts!


So when thinking about the project I was going to make for this post, I decided to do a flowery layout. I used sweet, pastel colors and a lot of blooms to make a spring-like page with candy-like colors. Please see how the layout was made from the video below.



The layout is about our trip to Berlin a couple of summers ago. While in there, we visited the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace with a lovely Baroque style garden so the flowers seemed really appropriate for this page!

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely day!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Lost and Found – Pad 6×6
Lost and Found – Lab Notes
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pad 6×6
Cotton Candy Dreams – Sugar Haze
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Chipboard
Homegrown – Clear stamps
Um Wow Studio – Cotton Candy Dreams flair
Um Wow Studio – Fortune-teller mask