Two things I love by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! It’s Riikka here today sharing two layouts with you. They both have a similar colour scheme but they have something else in common too. They both are about something I adore. The first page is done about 7 Dots Studios, which products I love and adore and the second page is about my favourite band.

I’m so happy to be able to design for 7 Dots Studio. I love the quality of the papers, the embellishments and the designs. I love the stamps and stencils which allow me to play and alter the papers how I wish. I’m feeling so honoured and happy to be a part of the brand in my own, small way!


The other page is about my favourite band, like I said. I’m sure that you are almost bored with the thing as I have been doing quite a few projects connected to it lately. I guess it’s the fact that they are currently making a new album and haven’t been touring that keeps me going back to the old photos and turning them into pieces of keepsake.


I used partly same materials in both layouts. The stamps and stencil are the same. The stickers I used are from the same sets and also the papers are from same 6×6 pads, only the background papers differ. Even the mediums I used were the same – white gesso, dark red mist and black ink. Somehow the red and pink also seemed fitting for the time of the year as well as to the dear topics.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely February and a heartwarming Valentine’s Day!
Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies
Yuletide – Gingerbread
Yuletide – 6×6 Pad
Homegrown – Wool
Homegrown – Dreamy
Homegrown – 6×6 Pad
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Word Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Cotton Candy Dreams – Star Stencil

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.
XOXOXOXOXOXO Nathalie

 


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

 


Letters in a number of ways by Riikka Kovasin

Hi there! It’s Riikka here sharing a layout with a video today. My idea behind the page and the video was to use letters as a design element, inspired by the “Writer’s Block” collection.


The layout itself is about a Christmas present I got a couple of Christmases back in 2015. My husband had gotten me a set of Beck DVD boxes! I really like the series! Gunvald is my favourite character, but I also like the title character, Beck as well. Most of the evenings after new years I watched the series.


The collection I used plus the photo effect match the colour scheme I chose. I kept the layout almost monochromatic, only added a couple of touches of colour here and there mostly near the photo. As you can see from the video, the background is monochromatic.

I used letters from the papers, but also made layers of my own. The first one is letters stenciled with ink, but I also used the same stencil with a black marker to trace some of the characters. Then there’s letters from the stamp I used, but also scattered letters as a design element near the photo. Please see how I made it all in the video!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams: Pucker Up
Writer’s Block: Pad 6×6
Cotton Candy Dreams: Pad 6×6
Cotton Candy Dreams: Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block: Die-cut Elements 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams: Die-cut Elements 6×12
Writer’s Block: Chipboard
Writer’s Block: Letters Stencil
Homegrown: Clear Stamps