Sunday, 10 December 2017

December 2017 - Guest Designer


It's time for the guest designer this month. Let's find out in what way did our guest got ispired by the Splashes theme of our December Challenge.

Let's meet Hina for this weeks inspiration:
My name is Hina. I live in United Kingdom. Basically from India. I did my Masters in IT, but by heart I have always been a passionate artist/crafter, working in mixed media, scrapbooking and altered art projects. I also work as a clay artist and specialise in doing some intricate personalised clay art. I am always keen to explore new techniques and love colors and textures. Art is my passion and It's been less than a year since I started to explore scrapbooking and mixed media. Loving it to the core!!

I have created a Mixed Media Canvas for this assignment. I loved the theme “Splashes” and it is quite simple too. For this canvas, I have prepared my canvas base with some scrap papers randomly and applied gesso. To add some more texture, I did some stenciling with modelling paste, followed by some background stamping. Then I prepared my focal point with more of scrap pieces of papers (distressed on the sides) and a picture. I arranged them in layers as I wanted a shabby chic look. Coming on to embellishments, I have used flowers, some metal embellishments and art stones. Once I was done with the arrangements, I added some color and splashes with watercolors. As a final touch, I gave highlights to everything with white gesso. And there we go!



Thank you Hina for creating this beautiful project! If you like the guest designer work be sure to leave her some lovely comments.


Sponsors:

European manufacturer, that create scrapbooking lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, stamps, stencils and chipboard. Creative and passionate crew works to bring you inspiring products, that will make your creativity blooming. 


UmWowStudio is a family owned business out of Las Vegas, NV. The production is specialized in laser cut chipboard embellishments and masks for the paper crafting and mixed media community.


First Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


Second Prize
sponsored by UmWowStudio



Random Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


 Good luck to all of you!

Please check our rules here. The most important rules:
1. You can create any project you want, unless it is specified in challenge rules. 
2. Each person can enter with one project per month
3. To enter the challenge please: 
create a project
publish it on your blog together with a link to our challenge and a visual reminder for our challenge 
- add a link to your blogpost (not a whole blog) using Inlinkz tool - you will find it below each challenge and in right column of our blog.


Proszę przeczytaj pełne zasady tutaj. Najważniejsze z nich to:
1. Możesz stworzyć dowolny projekt, chyba że w wyzwaniu jest sprecyzowana forma. 
2. Na każde wyzwanie można zgłosić jedną pracę
3. By zgłosić swoją pracę: 
stwórz projekt 
opublikuj go na swoim blogu, podlinkuj do nas i koniecznie umieść naszą grafikę przypominającą o treści wyzwania 
dodaj link do swojego posta (nie całego bloga) używając Inlinkz, który znajdziesz u dołu posta z wyzwaniem i w prawej kolumnie bloga.



Thursday, 7 December 2017

Winners of November 2017 challenge "Hexagons"





Hello everybody!
Today we'd like to announce the Winners of our
November challenge "Hexagons".



Our Team by voting decided, that the Winners are:



Awesome layout! Congratulations :-)
You win the newest collection from 7 Dots Studio!







Wonderful creation! Congratulations :-)
You win a prize from UmWow Studio!





The Winner's Badge for You Ladies :-)




The Random Winner is:



Great project! Congratulations :-)
You win a prize from 7 Dots Studio!





Congratulations to our November Winners.
Ladies, Your creations are amazing!
Big thank You! for our generous Sponsors as well!

Good luck for all of You in our December challenge "Splashes"!
We are waiting for Your beautiful projects :-)





Friday, 1 December 2017

December 2017 - Splashes - 1st reveal


This month the theme of the Challenge is Splashes. Splashes are a great way to add some life to your project or some finishing touches. For this Challenge we want to take it one step further and make a whole work inspired by Splashes. You can create any project you want inspired by the theme - we accept layouts, cards, off-the-page projects, altered art, ATC, albums, collages, and more.


(this is reveal 1 - for reveal 2, please come back in two weeks)
Inspiration from our Design Team:


Cindy Brown
(7 Dots Studio - Paint Chips collection)












Fiona Paltridge
(7 Dots Studio - Paint Chips Collection)



HeeSun Kim 
 (7 Dots Studio - Paint Chips collection)



Jamajka
(7 Dots Studio - Messy Head collection)



(7 Dots Studios - Paint Chips collection)




Tores 
(7 Dots Studio - Paint Chips collection)
Sponsors:

European manufacturer, that create scrapbooking lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, stamps, stencils and chipboard. Creative and passionate crew works to bring you inspiring products, that will make your creativity blooming. 


UmWowStudio is a family owned business out of Las Vegas, NV. The production is specialized in laser cut chipboard embellishments and masks for the paper crafting and mixed media community.


First Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


Second Prize
sponsored by UmWowStudio



Random Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


 Good luck to all of you!

Please check our rules here. The most important rules:
1. You can create any project you want, unless it is specified in challenge rules. 
2. Each person can enter with one project per month
3. To enter the challenge please: 
create a project
publish it on your blog together with a link to our challenge and a visual reminder for our challenge 
- add a link to your blogpost (not a whole blog) using Inlinkz tool - you will find it below each challenge and in right column of our blog.


Proszę przeczytaj pełne zasady tutaj. Najważniejsze z nich to:
1. Możesz stworzyć dowolny projekt, chyba że w wyzwaniu jest sprecyzowana forma. 
2. Na każde wyzwanie można zgłosić jedną pracę
3. By zgłosić swoją pracę: 
stwórz projekt 
opublikuj go na swoim blogu, podlinkuj do nas i koniecznie umieść naszą grafikę przypominającą o treści wyzwania 
dodaj link do swojego posta (nie całego bloga) używając Inlinkz, który znajdziesz u dołu posta z wyzwaniem i w prawej kolumnie bloga.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

November 2017 - Guest Designer


It's time for the guest designer this month to face our November Hexagon Challenge. Lets see what fantstic project did our guest prepare.

Let's meet France for this weeks inspiration:
Hi everyone, my name is France, I am a french Canadian living in the Montreal area. I have of loving husband with 2 young adult sons that are the center of my universe. I've been Scrapbooking for over 15 years and my style has evolved to include more mixed-media in my work. A lot of my work is focused on my family and our travels. Outside Scrapbooking, you will often find me making cards and canvas that I give away as gifts. I am part of a few creative teams and truly enjoy that this craft has connected me to many world wide crafty friends. Scrapbooking is my relaxation, I love spending time in my craftroom and enjoy when I can spend some crafty time with my friends.

The inspiration was this beautiful picture on my niece's newborn son Ayden. I wanted to create a soft and warm feeling for this page. I used watercolor 12 x 12 paper, then I used light and fluffy molding paste with a Donna Downey Hexagone stencil (it's one of my favorites). Once it is dry, then I started to play with my Lindy's stamp gang inks. My base color is Tiffany Lou Blue, then I added a deeper color in the same hues, Sassy Saphire. I like to add my sprays with a paintbrush this helps guide where I want the spray to go, then I add touches of water and let it dry to give the watercolor effects. Once the project is dry, with the help of a thin paint brush, I splatter the same colors over the project.  Next step is building the layers. I enjoy mixing elements on my pages. On this one I chose, Prima flowers, Creative Embellishment chipboard, Cheeze cloth, Lush rhinestones and Cuts2luv flairs. I heat embossed my chipboard in a silver colors to match the grey of Ayden's wool hat. Once I've built up my layers, the last step is to add splatters of white gesso as a finishing touch.

 




Thank you France for creating this
beautiful project!

Sponsors:

European manufacturer, that create scrapbooking lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, stamps, stencils and chipboard. Creative and passionate crew works to bring you inspiring products, that will make your creativity blooming. 


UmWowStudio is a family owned business out of Las Vegas, NV. The production is specialized in laser cut chipboard embellishments and masks for the paper crafting and mixed media community.


First Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


Second Prize
sponsored by UmWowStudio



Random Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


 Good luck to all of you!

Please check our rules here. The most important rules:
1. You can create any project you want, unless it is specified in challenge rules. 
2. Each person can enter with one project per month
3. To enter the challenge please: 
create a project
publish it on your blog together with a link to our challenge and a visual reminder for our challenge 
- add a link to your blogpost (not a whole blog) using Inlinkz tool - you will find it below each challenge and in right column of our blog.


Proszę przeczytaj pełne zasady tutaj. Najważniejsze z nich to:
1. Możesz stworzyć dowolny projekt, chyba że w wyzwaniu jest sprecyzowana forma. 
2. Na każde wyzwanie można zgłosić jedną pracę
3. By zgłosić swoją pracę: 
stwórz projekt 
opublikuj go na swoim blogu, podlinkuj do nas i koniecznie umieść naszą grafikę przypominającą o treści wyzwania 
dodaj link do swojego posta (nie całego bloga) używając Inlinkz, który znajdziesz u dołu posta z wyzwaniem i w prawej kolumnie bloga.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

November 2017 - Hexagons - 2nd reveal


Today we are happy to show you inspiration from the second part of our team. This month challenge is all about hexagons. Be inspired and play with the shapes, patterns, colors, materials etc. Prizes from our sponsors await you :)

Christina
{7 Dots Studio - Dreamscapes}





Cindy Catania
{7 Dots Studio - Dreamscapes collection}







Olya Kravets
{I was inspired by a stylish collection Writer's Block}






{7 Dots Studio - Northern Lights and Yuletide collections}





{7 Dots Studio Paint Chips collection}






Sponsors:

European manufacturer, that create scrapbooking lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, stamps, stencils and chipboard. Creative and passionate crew works to bring you inspiring products, that will make your creativity blooming. 


UmWowStudio is a family owned business out of Las Vegas, NV. The production is specialized in laser cut chipboard embellishments and masks for the paper crafting and mixed media community.


First Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio


Second Prize
sponsored by UmWowStudio



Random Prize
sponsored by 7 Dots Studio



 Good luck to all of you!

Please check our rules here. The most important rules:
1. You can create any project you want, unless it is specified in challenge rules. 
2. Each person can enter with one project per month
3. To enter the challenge please: 
create a project
publish it on your blog together with a link to our challenge and a visual reminder for our challenge 
- add a link to your blogpost (not a whole blog) using Inlinkz tool - you will find it below each challenge and in right column of our blog.


Proszę przeczytaj pełne zasady tutaj. Najważniejsze z nich to:
1. Możesz stworzyć dowolny projekt, chyba że w wyzwaniu jest sprecyzowana forma. 
2. Na każde wyzwanie można zgłosić jedną pracę
3. By zgłosić swoją pracę: 
stwórz projekt 
opublikuj go na swoim blogu, podlinkuj do nas i koniecznie umieść naszą grafikę przypominającą o treści wyzwania 
dodaj link do swojego posta (nie całego bloga) używając Inlinkz, który znajdziesz u dołu posta z wyzwaniem i w prawej kolumnie bloga.