From me to you and Fab by Riikka Kovasin

Hi there! It’s Riikka here today to share a couple of pages with you! For this post I decided to concentrate on the new, fabulous collections. You have seen some fabulous projects with them already, but here’s my first take on “Dreamscapes” and “Hazy Days”. You can familiarize with the new collections here – Dreamscapes and here Hazy Days.

My first page is done with “Dreamscapes”. The topic of the page is the desert in the photo plus my daughter’s silly expression. The dessert in the photo is a cottage classic even my grandmother used to make. A sponge cake styled base topped with fresh or frozen berries depending on the season and then vanilla ice cream to crown it all.

I really love the soft tones of this collection! It’s homey and modern at the same time and goes well with any project! For this theme I included a doily to have a kind of “foody” addition to the page. I also sprinkled some die cuts and stickers to the page like sprinkles or planets and stars as I used the word sticker “a twinkle in your eye” in the layout.


The other page is done with “Hazy Days”. What a cool color combo this collection has! Dark, vibrant blues and vivid yellow! Such a cool combo, and so modern as well. The patterns are grungy and even a bit futuristic because of the pixelation.

The topic of the second layout is a wonderful set of workshops I was invited to host in Belgium. It was a really wonderful event and time and I long to go there again! In the picture the ladies are hard at work. It was really fab, like the title says.

Thank you for stopping by today! Ta ta for now, have a great day!
Xoxo Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:
“From me to you”:
Dreamscapes – Cloudy
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes: Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Geometry Stencil
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Clear stamps
Homegrown: Clear stamps

Materials for “Fab”:
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6
Hazy Days – Oil Spill
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Clear stamps
Hazy Days – Chevron stencil
Hazy Days – Word Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12

One school girl by Riikka Kovasin

My older daughter started school almost a year ago. She’s so excited about her teacher, new friends and about school altogether! For this page I chose the photo and the composition, but the journaling is her words. I asked what was the best thing in school and wrote down her answer. I think it will be fun to read that in a couple of years!

As the topic of the page is school, I felt that the alphabet design of the “Inkwell” paper fit the theme well. The paper gave me the idea to do a quite monochromatic page with just a touch of colour. I spread the letters across the page and hid the pattern in the background paper underneath gesso and the letters.

If you want to see how I made the page, I have a video for you. Hopefully you’ll find that inspiring!

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Fortune-teller – Fortune
Forture-teller – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Inkwell
Writer’s Block – 6×6 Pad
Writer’s Block – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Writer’s Block – Word Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Clears Stamps

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