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

 


Wake up by Sanderijn de Bruin

Hi everybody,
Today I would like to show you my altered heart.


I found the heart (it’s from wood) at a store last week and I immediately had ideas for it. I started with drawing the heart on 12 x 12 inch paper from Cotton Candy Dreams collection. Then I used the hex stencil with white crackle paste on the paper. I added clear crackle varnish to the sides of the wooden heart, and when it was dry and crackled, I brushed a layer of white gesso over it.


When that layer was also dry, I started spraying with the colours from the paper. I added as much layers as I wanted and dried it with the heat tool. Then I used some opal magic wax on the sides to give it that extra bit of shimmer. I glued down the paper inside the heart, and started building from the center, the stamped text on a piece of paper, layered it up with tags, flowers, die cuts and straws.



Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

 

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Mint Julep
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pad 6×6
Lost and Found – Lab Notes
Cotton Candy Dreams – Hex Stencil

Dream by Sanderijn de Bruin

This layout is about what I would love to have for my daughter in live: Dreams. That she hopefully always will live inspired, shine brightly, stay strong when times get hard, and believe in herself and her dreams. I became inspired by a picture of white feathers with gold on top, so I decided to create a white and soft golden layout, with the gorgeous papers from Writer’s Block.



I first put a layer of clear gesso on my paper. Then I added white gesso with Writer’s Block numbers stencil in the top left and the bottom right corner. I used some soft golden spray and splatterd it on the paper. I stamped a little bit with a stamp and some golden acrylic paint on the paper too.
I painted the filmstrip chipboards with white gesso and sprayed them too with the same soft golden spray. I used inka gold on the other chipboard pieces, the old-silver colour. I used a little bit of white gesso on the title too, just on the below half of the title, so the word dream really looks so dreamy that way!


I started building the page with tags, chipboard, die cuts, flowers and glass glitter. I added the wonderful word stickers from the Cotton Candy Dreams collection. As a finishing touch I used some white stones and ultra fine glitter.


7 Dots Studio supplies:
Writer’s Block – Epilogue
Writer’s Block – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Numbers stencil
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word stickers