May Challenge: Dreams

In the month of May we thought that the next challenge will be about Dreams. May it be dreams, goals, aspirations or actual night dreams we want you to take what lies inside you imagination and channel it into your projects. So what dreams have you been having lately? Come and share them with us in this challenge.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

“Dreamroad This Way” – I created an art journaling page using the Dreamscapes and Hazy Days collections from 7 Dots Studio. I had a specific idea for this page but it didn’t turned out at all like I expected; it actually turned out better. The page took a turn on its own which made me realize that I must follow my heart and intuition when creating. It really fit the theme of this challenge perfectly as I really felt as if my dreams really know the way and I must follow!! There is a video tutorial above on how I created this art journaling page.

 


I guess we all have big dreams, goals to achieve in our life. It’s ok – I have such dreams myself, but I always try to remember that we should enjoy the little things, everyday miracles. Only then we’ll be happy. I prepared my layout using Dreamscapes collection.

 

I had fun making a tag in for this challenge from the Cotton Candy Dreams collection that i think fits theme perfectly. Please enjoy the video.

 


For our May challenge I made this tag in delicate, pastel colours. I used elements from Dreamscapes and Hazy Days collections. I liked geometric stencils and chipboards, with their help you can conjure up beautiful patterns.

 


Hello everybody, I love this picture of my little son, now He’s 6 years old, but dreaming is still one of his favourite activities. He is a great dreamer. So this theme is perfect for him !!! I created the background for my project with a paper from the Writer’s Block collection, used blue sprays and modeling paste + a stencil to add texture. I also used Word Stickers, Dies cut and more papers from the same collection, I love it! The embroidering hoop was paint with metallic paints and wax .

 


What could be more perfect collection to use for a Dream related project than Cotton Candy Dreams? My project is a sweet reminder to never let go of your dreams. You need to chase them, grasp them, make them true. But what’s most important, you need to have them. So sweet dreams!

 


HI dreamers! This month, I treated my layout as an art journal. I choose Cotton candy collection to play with. I cut two papers and added to my background to make a 12×12 paper. I added gesso to blend the colours. I added some tags ,elements, stamps and words stickers from the same collection. You can get all that you need in one collection to make a layout or an an journal page. Have fun!

 


For the May challenge Louise has created a cute little 6 x 12 layout. Louise has struggled through some health and work related issues over the last 12 – 18 months and as a result she feels she has become, a little more grumpy and less tolerant in her day to day life. The layout is a reminder to not forget ‘Kindness’ to herself and those around her.

 

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


Egypt in teal and brown by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! How are you today? It’s Riikka here to share a couple of projects with you. While I was looking for the inspiration for this month’s crafts I noticed how I had several brown sheets of papers unused. As a challenge for myself, I decided to go with those but to add colour to the mix and not to go with a vintage palette.


As the background is really strong chocolate brown, it need an opaque medium to cover and bring the colour. I didn’t want to go with my usual route of gesso + colour but instead grabbed some oil pastels and coloured the background using those. As it’s almost impossible to get splashes with the oil pastels (well, you can melt them by heat or a solvent) I chose to add the splashes with acrylic paint. Because you just can’t go without splashes, right?!


The layout I created is about something that has intrigued me since childhood. I’ve always been drawn to ancient Egypt and did even several school papers about the topic. The strong combo of the turquoise and brown made me think about scarabs, the sacred beetles. The photo I used in the layout is taken a couple of summers back in Berlin when we visited the Museum Island. The symbols scattered in the page are translated using an internet site and spell “Egypt”.

The other project I did is a card. I tried to have the same theme continuing, not only the colours and the background treatment. I chose the insect as my focal point because of the scarab idea I had with the layout. Both of the projects have same materials in use as well as layering techniques.


Thank you for visiting today! Wishing you a lovely day!
Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Palmistry
Lost and Found – Sticky Notes
Writer’s Block – Torn
Writer’s Block – Word Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Element Stickers 6×12
Writer’s Block – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Um Wow Studio: Writer’s Block – Written Flair
Um Wow Studio: Fortune-teller – Gypsy Soul Flair

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