From this month on we will have a little change in our challenges. First of all each month there will be visual reminder of our challenge 🙂 A board, which we would like you to insert into your blog post with your entry. Secondly our blog post with challenge will be more simple – there will be only one photo of each designer project – but you will be able to find all details on their blog. We would like to encourage you for visiting our designer’s blogs also – not only our. And monthly challenge seem to be a great opportunity for it. We hope you will like our monthly challenges even more than before.
This month theme is “April showers bring May flowers” 🙂 Please interpret it any way you feel. And here is inspiration from our design team:
Bloom Through Storm
My younger daughter turned three some time ago and she’s really demonstrating her own will at the moment and trying the boundaries. So I made this page the theme in my mind – even though it’s now raining and pouring so to speak, she’s still blooming through the storm. It’s part of life and wouldn’t have it any other way!
I tried to capture the theme with the water-color style background, using a raindrop stamp and embellishing the layout with flowers.
Seeing raindrops on my car window in the winter gives me hope that spring is coming. I used the cold country collection to create this wet and rainy layout.
On the photo there are my kids – it was spring and they were so happy seeing all these wonderful flowers around! We walked in Warsaw Łazienki park and there were also cute ducks and lovely, big fishes 🙂 So lots of fun for children. You can see on the photo wonderful, violet rhododendron flowers – I love them!!! I have a few rhododendrons in my garden. I wanted to extend their beauty onto the background paper, so I colored the paper using Luminarte Primary Elements (pigment).
I have used Cold Country collection, mixed with All I Ever, Dreamer and Nature Walk die-cut elements and stickers together with Nature Walk and UmWowStudio chipboards.
I adore April for the variety of blooming colors. They are soft and delicate, and they make your feel a bit melancholic while reading some old poems.
I used Cold Country collection as I love its cold tones m they are a perfect match for the first flowers.
This month’s challenge really sparked my creativity. I started this 12×12 canvas by doing paint flecks over the head of the vintage photo silhouette (this is a photo of an 1920’s abstract artist). I collaged the Cold Country papers around the shoulders of the photo, and then created the assemblage around her head….symboliizing the ideas flowing beautifully from her mind.
We all know that in order for the flowers to bloom, some showers are needed first. The same thing happens in life – situations occur that may cause tears and sadness, but we must remember that God has in store something good for us. It’s amazing how beautiful emotions, relationships, opportunities can emerge in our lives rights after a hardship and a trial. We should never forget that. For this layout of mine, I used the Illumination collection to accent the contrast between the bad situations and the beautiful outcomes. I think it did a great job in helping me to express my thoughts on this
The rules are simple:
– create any project inspired by our theme
– 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 in your blog post our “inspirational circle” ( 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, 20th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the month. One lucky person will win a 50 USD grab bag of our products.