Sweat Dreams by Sandra Bernard


Sometimes, less is more. In the past i used to make many clean and simple project but as the time went on I moved away from this style. Today, I come back to it some more and show you that we can play with style. We can keep our character while varying the styles. With these products, 7 Dots allows us to play any style. The proof, look at my various colleagues projects. It is interesting and rewarding to try different things and you should not limit yourself. Our limit is only that of our imagination.



For this layout, I used two stamps and a stars stencil with the modeling paste. Then I added elements from various collections as well as the thread to add some movement. I still used my signature style with flowers and a few textures but discreetly with mini flat flowers.



Hopefully You like my work and it gives you the desire to try another style than yours…
thanks…see you soon
Sandra xx

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Clear Stamps
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Um Wow Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Tell Tall Tales Flair

Dreamer by Sandra Bernard


Do you have a chronological method to make your creations? I usually have one and I’ll show it to you here in today’s tutorial. I always start with clear gesso, then if I want to use some stencils with modeling paste, that’s the time to.


After all my modeling pastes are dry, I put my medium to add some colours, and then I use some stamps. Of course I already have an idea of the elements and how my picture takes space on my layout. After that it’s texture’s time. I add some thread or still diamonds … all kind of textures. Next, I build the shape under my photo with papers, stickers, tags or other papers. I also use pieces of thick cardboard to add some dimension.


I then add my photo and my ornaments, my flowers and my flairs. I correct the colour with mediums and sometimes the texture if needed. To finish it off I always add droplets of white and or black to my creation while paying attention to cover the photo.


That was my process…and you can see it the video below.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Element Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Clear Stamps
Dreamscapes – Tags 12×12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – Twinkle
Writer’s Block – Word Stickers 6×12
Um Wow Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Tell Tall Tales Flair

September Challenge: Favourite Historical Figure

Last month we asked you who your favourite artist was. Now after all of your amazing entries on that subject we want you to share with us who is your Favourite Historical Figure. Make projects about people from the past either those who changed the world or  those who are important to you. Who’s going to be your inspiration this month?

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

I chose to tell you about a woman I discovered only recently: Irena Sendlerowa, who worked as a plumber and locksmith in Warsaw’s ghetto during World War II. She saved the lives of 2500 children by taking them out of the ghetto, hiding them in her toolbox or in a big bag according to the size of the children. To help her, she trained her dog to bark on command in order to cover the sounds made by the children, so the nazi guards did not discover their presence. To make my page, I used the magnificent Dreamscapes collection that I find perfect for this theme.

 

I chose Johannes Kepler – a German mathematician, an astronomer, a mechanic, an optician, the discoverer of the laws of motion of the planets of the solar system. For my work, I chose paper from the old collection “Destination unknown” and “Fortune Teller”.

 


Hello, friends! I’ve been thinking of the some historical character for me to do as the main character of my page. And then I remembered a wonderful film called the Golden age. It tells of the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England. I love that movie. I like the outfits, the gorgeous decorations of the palaces, gold and luxury of the era! The Queen Elizabeth was beautiful red hair. I took a photo of a girl with similar hair, but her face is not visible, it disappeared in time… For my layout I have used 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days

 

As the new challenge is about historical persons of interest, I had so many historical figures pass my mind. Thinking about so many influential people that helped shape the world as it is today. I had finally choose Anne Frank. She was such an old wise soul in such a young person. And with all that was going on in the world during her short time here, so many positive and encouraging words of wisdom came from her and her writing. She was brave and she has a legacy that will live on for generations to come.

 

”I had a dream”.. Who does not know this famous sentence? My creation is based on this famous quote of Martin Luther King. This evocation which no matter who we are or where we come from, we have the possibility of moving forward, of making our dreams a reality. I adore this idea and what it evokes, and it is true especially with all which takes place in the fault the world…

 

This is a delightful challenge and I could not decide who will be my favourite historical figure, so many ideas!
I am more often inspired by books, fairy tales and films and this time my heart was subdued by King Arthur. I dreamed of making a layout with this picture! How much strength, emotion and no need for words here. This project was very exciting for me, because I did the first layout in the style of grunge. And I was inspired by an amazing new collection ” Hazy Days”. Each sheet of this collection opens up new possibilities and ideas for me. It’s incredible. And of course I like to use a stencil from the collection “Writer’s Block” – Letters. For decor I used tags from collection ” Hazy Days” and Finnabair products for mixed media. This is an amazing and very inspiring challenge and I hope you will join us soon!

 

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