April challenge – Rainbows



Hello :)

Are  you ready for a new challenge? :) Our Design Team would love to take you with us – to the other side of rainbow :) Who does not love rainbows?! They are so magical! And they always bring a smile on everybody’s face. So be inspired and create a project with/about RAINBOW. Please take a look at projects from our talented Design Team:


Rainbows made me think not only about vibrant colors but the treasures at the end of them. So I decided to use that thought and make a page about my greatest treasure – my family. The photo suited the theme well because of the sunrays coming through the spruce branches.
I created a watercolor style background by using the primaries and green and then layered stamping and stencilling on top using the same colors. On top I then layered papers from different collections trying to have every color present.




This is the layout about one wonderful summer day. This day was full of colors, joy and fun with my loved children.



As a background paper I have used one from Domestic Goddess collection. I have added chipboard pieces and colours to create a rainbow on my layout.



I decided to make a lo about summer fun using lovely 9th Wave Collection. Blue sky and see make us feel free and happy!



My layout presents a photo of my younger son when he was about one year old. I remember that I loved that time. He was cute, sweet and always brought lots of joy and brightness to our lives. I thought that he was like a rainbow :)
The background of my layout is also a rainbow I created it by mixing a few watercolours.


Our theme this month is rainbows and when I think of rainbows, I think of lots of colours together. That’s why I used this picture of my daughter during last year’s Katy Perry concert. They threw lots of colourful confetti at the end of the concert and I took a picture of my daughter with all the confetti!!



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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by RAINBOW
- 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, 19th midnight CET
We announce winners by the end of the May. One lucky person will win a 50 USD worth box with our products!!!
Have fun!
Tusia Lech


spring card by Tusia Lech

Hello my friends,

Today I would like to show you a spring card, that I created couple days ago.  This year the winter in Poland was unusually warm, so the spring has come very early and flowers in my garden has started to bloom already :) They inspired me to create below color combo – violet and green. I love it!!


I have used 9th Wave as a background paper, Damask Mask from Soulmates collection and a star from Die-Cut Set (Cold Country collection). A cherry on the top is UmWowStudio flair with beautiful lavender.

 Here are some close-ups:





7 Dots Studio supplies:
7 Dots Studio – Soulmates – Damask Mask
7 Dots Studio – 9th Wave – 6×6 pad
7 Dots Studio – Cold Country – Die-cut Elements 6×12
7 Dots Studio – Soulmates – Clear Stamps

UmWowStudio supplies:
Wild Flowers Set

Finnabair supplies:
Art Ingredients – Glass Beads – Turquoise
Art Ingredients – Micro Beads – Splash
Heavy White Gesso

Other supplies:
Prima flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Dylusions Ink Spray, Hero Arts Ink, Stazon Ink

Layout tutorial from Louise Nelson

To create this simple and colourful layout, Louise has provided a quick and easy pictorial step out below.

Select your desired stencil, spray a portion of it with mist, and then stamp this image onto the background paper.


Take some stiff wire thread,  and form by hand several loops [that are larger than your chosen photo].


Adhere both the coiled wire thread and photo onto background using staples.

Select some fabulous 7 Dots Studio chipboard and colour it using a coordinated ink.


When chipboard is dry, add and touch of silver with some mist and allow to dry.



Adhere chipboard to photo/background using strong clear drying glue.



Add some sequins, clustering them around the photo and adhere using clear drying glue.




Shield the photo and add some extra pops and splats of colour, here I have sued the same mist as I used on stencil and the same silver mist used on the chipboard.

Complete layout with some hand journaling.


7 Dots Studio supplies:
9th Wave – Background Paper
Illumination – chipboard
All I Ever – chipboard