Put your cape on and fly by Riikka Kovasin

Hiya! This post is something different for me as it’s the first post I write as a 7 Dots Studio ambassador! So hello everyone, my name is Riikka and I’m a proud 7 Dots Studio ambassador! I live in Finland but keep workshops all around Europe! I will be doing a post every now and then with a project or a tutorial. This time I did a layout about a workshop with the steps I use in one of my workshops.


The workshops are one of my favourites as they involve scrapbooking, 7 Dots Studio supplies and using mixed media to get your own touch onto the workshop kit items! During the workshop we create an unique background (or two!) and then turn them into layouts. I show my favourite background technique, share a tip or two and we also talk about composition and colours.

The page itself is about the first time I was keeping workshops in the UK. The picture is of the group who attended my ATC workshop then. I really love keeping workshops! I love when people get inspired and the workshops always give so much to me, too. Like what I often hear people attending say during the workshop – it’s so wonderful how the same materials can be turned to so many styles and projects!

Thank you so much for this opportunity Tusia! I dream I could meet all the readers of this blog one day! So hope to see you soon! Thank you for stopping by today!

Xoxo Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word Sticker 6×12
Dreamscapes – Geometry stencil
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Sunrise
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Nature walk – Gray Day
Homegrown – Clear Stamps

June Challenge: Daily Routines

This time for our monthly challenge we want you to focus on things that accompany you in your daily life. The topic of this month challenge is “Daily Routines”. We want you to look around and search for things you can’t live without day by day. What is it? Please take part in the monthly fun and share with us the projects you come up with about day-to-day activities.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

I have many daily routines and I’m a kind of routine lover. I love when I know what to do and when and that the everyday life is rolling. When thinking of a project to represent a daily routine I first thought about altering a tea cup but then decided to do a “tea bag”. Ha ha, pun intended! Tea is something I drink daily. Weekends start with a cup of tea, creating starts with a cup of tea and I usually end my day with a cup, too. I’m usually in too much of a hurry to drink a cup during the workday but sometimes I treat myself with a cuppa there, too. The soft tones of “Dreamscapes” fit the project perfectly.

 

What are your daily routines??Well… mine are those of a modern lifestyle for sure…Coffee first thing in the morning, e mail checking, mobile close for capturing a moment!! I know this may be your daily routines too. I also know this is not a healthy life he he he. But I have another routine for myself only… Gym trainning. Now try to include this one in your life too!!Kisses.

 

With this layout Louise wanted to document a fairly regular routine she has during her working week. With many of the private hospitals she works in they have fabulous little cafe’s so she always like to get to the hospital a little bit early so that she can have a nice big Coffee before starting work.

 

The inspiration for this Art Journal page actually came from the packaging of the Hazy Days stamps. I love how it looks and wanted to make a spread that reminded of if. I used several layers of acrylic paints and the Hazy Days stamps in combination to achieve a similar background to the one in the stamp set pack. When happy I added dimension with texture paste and the Dreamscapes Triangle stencil. The topic of this months challenge is “Daily Routines” and I wanted to share a brief overview of my day from wake up call to bedtime. The Writer´s Block numbers stencil worked perfectly to add my time schedule, and the word stickers from Hazy Days summon my day with a humoristic twist.

 

I can’ imagine a day without reading books. It’s my addiction, the air I need to breathe. That’s why I’ve created three bookmarks for our June challenge. I made them from “Dreamscapes” – one of the newest collections.

 

Hello 7 Dots Studio’s fans! My daily routine? READING! Each day I try to read at least for 30 minutes, It’s my moment where I can really relax! For my background, I used the “Under the covers” paper from the DREAMSCAPES collection. I have added some stamping, Art Stones and started layering using Dreamscapes papers, tags and stickers from the Writer’s Block.

 

Because the challenge topic is about routine for my page I chose something that I do every morning. A walk with my dog. He needs to move and so do I. I wanted to emphasize the yellow of my paper to make a reference to the sun and to the happiness this routine gets me. Scrapbooking is great at highlight the good little things and 7 Dots can always help you with it. Thanks. San xx

 

Today I present a page that illustrates my passion the arts. Every day I try to be in direct connection with my heart. I had fun using black and white together with some bursts of happiness. I used the illumination collection I adore. I made a little video for you. Please enjoy.

 

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

 

 


Love and marriage by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there!
Riikka here sharing some ATCs with you! The idea for these came from the images on the Fortune-teller die-cut elements sheet. When I happened to read a sentence “tosi rakkaus on kohtalo” – “true love is destiny” I put two and two together and made a series of ATCs connected with love and marriage. The three cards make up a story, in a way. The texts say: “true love is destiny”, “and when you are getting married?” and “we don’t always have a choice”.



I used tags as my card bases and added different layers to them using stencils and stamps. On top of that I then layered a smaller tags, some cheese cloth, piece of die-cut patterned paper and chipboard. On top of everything I placed the ladies who sparked the whole idea.



If you want to see how the cards were made, please watch the video below! If you have any questions, just add a comment to the video and I’ll do my best to answer!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired!
Xoxo Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Geometry Stencil
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Chipboard
Hazy Days – Clear stamps
Nature Walk – Grey Day
Homegrown – Clear stamps
Writer’s Block – Clear stamps