February Challenge – Love is in the Air

February is the month of love. With the Valentine’s Day as the main event you can feel that Love is in the Air through the entire month. That’s why in this month’s challenge we focus on creating Love oriented projects. So grab your beloved 7 Dots Studio products and express some love to your close ones through layouts, cards, canvases and any other scrapbooking form. And don’t forget to share with us.


Here is the inspiration from our team:

Hi everyone, I would like to show you my new layout using amazing Writer’s Block collection. New challenge: love is in the air, SO, a layout full of pink, heart and pink. I wanted something soft and sophisticated for this layout, so I used this wonderful paper from the Writer’s Block collection, just a touch of pink with watercolours and of course flowers!


When i am in love everything sounds like a music, my mind is blowing up and I feel like I want to dance…Love is everywhere, love is in the air! I can feel it in my veins. I can breath it. I used mainly Writer’s Block collection papers and stickers, combined with stamps from older collections Lost and found and Fortune Teller. I combined a black and white photo with brown,teal and dark pink watercolors.


What could be more valuable and better than love? Love your relatives, tell them about it, quietly put chocolates in their pocket :)


“Love is in the air everywhere I look around. Love is in the air every sight and every sound.”
I created a shabby tag and I mixed two beautiful collections: Soulmates and Verano Azul


My idea was to use papers from Writer´s Block to make cards more masculine, as I did not feel like making romantic & feminine cards for Valentines this year. In fact the only one I give cards to is my partner and my father. I used the patterned papers from the Writer´s Block 6×6 paper pad. I die cut out a doily and leaves from the same papers and used as embellishments together with tags – also from Writer´s Block. I gave my cards the right Valentines touch by using word stickers & stickers from the Homegrown collection. A bit of Pink Mist splatters add extra effect. I’m really satisfied with how the cards turned out.


For this challenge I made a project with “love” colors. This is a 3-dimensional frame with mixed-media touch.


February is a month of love, indeed. With that in mind, I made a little set of ATCs. I chose positive, sweet texts as the background for these cards and the added some pinks and purples on top. The big texts also reflect love and they are from the Cold Country Die Cut Elements set.


In this creation, I am amused with punch of red and black colours. I love the contrast. The Homegrown collection is perfect for this. I added some flowers to brighten up the whole creation. I am still in love with the brand because the collections are always fun to create with. I hope you enjoy the video.


With this months challenge Louise has used the beautiful softly patterned vibrant papers and elements from the Homegrown range to create a layout to celebrate the love between a father and his daughter.


One says “If You have friends – You have everything”. I would also say “If You have beloved family – You have everything”. And that what’s my layout is about. To make it I used Writer’s Block and some elements from Homegrown.


I made this layout with cut-out hearts on the background. It’s all about me and my husband. It’s all about love. On the photo my husband and I are holding hands at sunset. It was our vacation this summer and it was a very romantic moment. I’m happy that I can capture that moment in my project.


I made the canvas with my husband and I on our trip to India this winter. When travelling we always fell that love is in the air. The tags and stencils from the collection “Writer’s Block” are very universal, and help to make a project on any topic and in any colour palette.


My lover is always running away from cameras, it is rare that I use a photo of us two in my work, but I took this photo just before last Christmas. What better way to express this challenge theme that with a lover’s photo? Play with us by expressing your love on 7 Dots Studio.

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


Project life/Pocket page inserts by Louise Nelson

Hello :)
For today’s blog post I would love to share with you 2 project life spreads that I have created, the first I have kept simple and the second I have added a little paint with some hand painted elements.

Materials list:
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Attic
7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – Die-cut elements 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Homegrown – Die-cut elements 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Lost & Found – Word stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Yuletide – Word stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Fortune-teller – Word stickers 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – As it was Before
7 Dots Studio – Illumination – Die-cut elements 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Soulmates – Die-cut elements 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Destination Unknown – Word stickers 6×12

Two layouts with teal background by Riikka Kovasin

Hi there! It’s Riikka here today! I’m sharing two layouts this time. They both have teal colored background and the composition is quite similar in each one as well, but because of the different accent colors and style of the embellishments, the finished pages are different after all!

The first page is about my younger daughter and something she just got – a skateboard. She’s been talking about it quite a while and during the summer we finally bought her one. As she’s only five, we naturally got also a helmet and the whole protective gear. Funny enough she learned how to stay on the board and get forward the first time she tried! Now we’ve been practicing almost every day.

Both pages have somewhat similar layers – this layout I started with gesso and then added watercolor, mist and ink on top. There’s also some stamping and doodling there.

This page I made using green, teal and a touch of white. The other page on the other hand has pink and orange with the pale teal and white. I tried to make the other page a bit more boyish and rough and kept the other one sweet and girly.

The other page is about my older daughter and the time she lost her first tooth. She had been waiting for that day so long and was very happy when the first one started to be loose.

Even though I used a stencil in the first page as well, the stenciled pattern is much more visible in this page. For the first page I used just mist to add some pattern to the background, but with this page I mixed acrylic paint together with Modeling Paste and created a flower pattern. Like in the first page, there’s also stamping and doodling in the background.

One more thing the pages have in common is that there’s just the 12×12 sheet of patterned paper in both – the layers are done using tags, stickers and diecuts! Well, there’s a small envelope and some doilies in the pages as well, but the only piece of patterned paper is the background in each!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Xoxo Riikka

Fortune-teller – Soul
Soulmates – Daydreamers
Fortune-teller – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Tags 12×12
Lost and Found – Tags 12×12
Soulmates – Tags 12×12
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Homegrown – Flower Stencil
Fortune-teller – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Verano Azul – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Destination Unknown – Die Cut Elements 6×12
Homegrown – Element Stickers 6×12
Lost and Found – Element Stickers 6×12
Verano Azul – Element Stickers 6×12
Soulmates – Element Stickers 6×12
Hopefully – Stickers 6×12
Thoughts Keeper – Word Stickers 6×12
Um Wow Studio – Fortune-teller – Wheelie Mask
Um Wow Studio – Homegrown – Oh So Happy Flairs
Um Wow Studio – Homegrown – 3 for 25 Flairs