November Challenge: Favourite Animal or Pet

Animals, humans faithful companions, pets and best friends. Not only do they bring joy into our lives but are magnificent creatures. That’s why this month we want you to capture the beauty of your favourite animals or pets in your projects. So, get busy scrapping and share with us your animal friends.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

Hello everyone! This month we have such a good challenge which gives so many possibilities to create! I was inspired by this photo and it`s colour pallet. Green and red – such a beautiful combo! I was using Dreamscapes paper collection and tags. My main paper sheet for background is Chestnuts from Yuletide paper collection and word stickers from Fortune-teller. Wish you a lot of inspiration, Nadya.

 

For our cute challenge, the animals were chosen by my daughter. She is very fond of foxes and cats. And it’s a layout for her! I really wanted to do something sweet and natural. I like to use the “Dreamscapes” collection for forest projects. It always inspires me! I hope you also love this collection, like me!

 

On this challenge I took a photograph of the cat. There are two cats in my house who like to turn the house upside down. And on the page I collected their favourite toys: a bell, coils of wool and paper. They just adore paper! Our sweet cats.

 

This layout is about our new pug puppy Lucy, who has recently joined our family. She is so tiny and cute and is our little princess. She will be a very pampered pup. I have used a mix of the Hazy Days and Homegrown collections for this layout. I have also used some of the Dreamscapes stamps.

 

I love the different animals: cats, dogs, and raccoons… as a child I always asked my mom to get a kitten, but she didn’t allow one. And then when I got married, my husband once brought a cat! It was a tiny red lump that couldn’t even feed himself. I fed him milk from a pipette, and cared for him like a child. Now I live with three cats and a big German shepherd. With great pleasure I would get another dog and a couple cats, but now my husband doesn’t allow that :)

 

For November’s Challenge Louise has created a Tag showcasing a photo of her fave four legged friend, ‘Finn’, [a friends dog]. He is a bit of a ratbag but totally loveable!!! :)

 

I created a layout featuring our cute dog Cookie. He is not only cute but his fur is white as snow so I thought it would be perfect to create a layout full of snowflakes that match his fur. I used the Verano Azul collection for the background as well as some of the tags. I framed the photo in the Hazy days chipboard frame and used some of the chipboard stars to decorate.

 

When I heard about the theme of this challenge, I immediately thought about Butterflies! I think butterflies are the most gracious animal, aren’t they? So I decided to create a special mixed media canvas for this challenge. I used crackle paint and modeling paste through 7 DOTS STUDIO stencil for the background and added different layers with Fortune-teller‘s tags, Die-cuts and stickers from different collections. The words stickers are from the new collection Nothern Lights.

 

My favourite animal is my dog, Mister Cookie (Monsieur Biscuit in French). It is my most faithful companion. I use the Dreamscapes collection to make my layout. This collection is so versatile that you can use it for a very soft creation as much as something more striking. And you? what is your favourite animal?

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Favourite Animal or Pet
- 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 December, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the December.
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
The Winner of the Challenge gets a chance to be a Guest Designer on our blog!!!

 


Spread Kindness by Lisa Amiet


Spread Kindness is a layout that I really love. Its full of girly layers and details.

I have used pieces from the Cotton Candy Dreams – Pucker Up 12 x 12 Paper, and Cloud Watching 12 x 12 Papers, along with some pieces of the Dreamscapes – Under the Covers 12 x 12 Paper, and Narwal 12 x 12 Papers. I have distressed some of the pieces and I have used a die cut machine to punch other pieces.


I have used 12 x 6 Word Stickers from Cotton Candy Dreams collection and the Word Stickers 12 x 6 from the Dreamscapes collection. I have also used die cut pieces from the Dreamscapes Die Cut Elements 12 x 6 to finish off my page. I love how I can mix and match collections and they all work so well together.


7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers 6×12
Cotton Candy Dreams – Pucker
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Under the Covers
Dreamscapes – Narwal

Forever by Lisa Amiet


This layout features my husband of almost 20 years. We are celebrating our anniversary this month so thought I would create a layout featuring him. I had to keep the layout quite masculine and not lovey dovey as he wouldn’t appreciate that :)
The Hazy Days collection is perfect for my theme as it has a grungy, worn, film like feel to it. Ideal for a layout about a special man.

I started with ‘Hazy Days 12 x 12 Oil Spil’ paper as my base. I have then used the ‘Letters Stencil’ and ‘Hazy Days Chevron Stencil’ to add some dimension and colour to my base. I have used a mix of inks and modelling paste to achieve this effect. I have also used the stamps from the ‘Hazy Days Clear Stamp Set’, with brown inks, to add some spill and nail marks to my base. I have then added blue using the chevron stamp.



I have then used pieces from the ‘Hazy Days 6 x 6 Paper Pad’ that I have distressed, along with ‘Hazy Days Tags 12 x 12′ to add layers to my page. The tags are great for building up in co-ordinating patterns to the papers. Added in among my layout are pieces from the ‘Die-Cut Elements 6 x 12′ and some of the ‘Element Stickers 6 x 12′. I have also used some checkerboard and gear chipboard pieces scattered among my layers. To finish off I have used one of the ‘Word Stickers 6 x 12′ and a chipboard title ‘forever’. For finer detail I have then used black micro beads dribbled over my page.



I hope you like what I have created and that it inspires you to create something today.
Lisa

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Hazy Days – Element Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Word Stickers 6×12
Hazy Days – Chevron Stencil
Hazy Days – Clear Stamps
Hazy Days – Tags 12×12
Hazy Days – Pad 6×6
Hazy Days – Oil Spil