zondag 12 november 2017

Timeless Beauty...

Hi everybody,

I was asked to be guest designer at Pion Design this month, and I have created this romantic, flowery page for you, with gorgeous Dusty Attic chippies and stencil patterns.

I used the creative script stencil and the birds stencil in the background, along with some stamping here and there. I painted my chippies black and used copper mica powder on it.

Flowers, lace and die cuts are used to give the page more body.

Dusty Attic products used:

Pion Design paper collection used:

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

vrijdag 20 oktober 2017

New challenge at 7 Dots Studio

Hi everybody!

There is a new challenge up and running on the blog from 7 Dots Studio.
It's theme is sunrise-sunset. Will you join us this month?

When I heard about the theme from this challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to use this picture.

This picture is from the first sunset at Lake Garda (Lago Di Garda) in Italy, when we arrived there this summer. I have never been to Italy, until this summer, and I absolutely love the country already.

Lake Garda is gorgeous and you get to see the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises (although I never saw those because I was a sleep). I took many pictures of the sunset that vacation, and I love to have those warm and happy memories every time I see them again…

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

donderdag 19 oktober 2017

Mixed media layout 'Star'

Hi everybody!

I created a mixed media layout for you. 
It's been a while but I had so much fun, using sunny colors and a some elements of fall.

I started with clear gesso on the paper, to give the paper more strenght to hold the inks and other mixed media supplies.
Next I added the star stencil pattern with light paste mixed with iridiscent gold mica powder.

When all was dry, some stamping with Hazy Days grungy clear stamps, my all time favorite text clear stamp from the Homegrown collection and a butterfly stamp.

Next I started building my page with cheese cloth, tags, die cut elements, flowers, chipboard, flairs and word stickers.

I added yellow embossing powder on all the pieces of the chipboard.
Some splattering with yellow and black inks, and my page was finished

I also used some lovely flairs from Accent Scrapbooking

7 Dots Studio products used:

Star stencil 
Homegrown clear stamps

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

zondag 24 september 2017

Love, believe, dream... forever...

Hi everybody!

I have created a mixed media canvas with a picture of my little girl.
This picture of her makes me feel so blessed and proud. I hope she will always be able to love, believe and dream... forever!

The golden mandala's and the teal, blue and purple colors were my biggest inspiration from the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art. The watercolour effect made me want to create with water and inks, and lot's of white space. I was also inspired by the round photo from the sketch from the MM&A moodboard.

I started with white gesso on the canvas, and when it was dry I added the Mandala stencil pattern and the Threaded Beads stencil with modelling paste.

When it was dry I added a second layer of white gesso.
Meanwhile I painted the Swirl Vine also with white gesso and glued it on the canvas.

I used Lindy's Stamp gang sprays to give the canvas blue, teal and purple colors.
I dripped the colors on the canvas and used a water spray bottle to let the inks move around. Some tissue paper here and there to remove some of the ink.

Next step, another layer of white gesso, dabbering gently with a distress ink tool.
As a finishing touch I used Finnabair Vintage Gold wax to give every item and the texture on the canvas, more dimension and depth.

I loved how the mandala pattern turned out with the gold wax on it.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

dinsdag 19 september 2017

Inspire...Live for today

Hi everybody!

It's been a while since I have blogged, I took a little summer break ;)

I have created a mixed media piece with products from 7 Dots Studio, Dusty Attic , Lindy's Stamp Gang and Finnabair.

I really love those rusty and earthy colors, mixed with some shades of green and blue. The car lights in the picture from Lindy's were also my inspiration for the lightbulb in my project. I used the quote 'live for today' to strengthen the word 'inspire'.

My project is about art.
How we create to inspire. Inspire myself to never give up, to live for today, but also to inspire others and hopefully let them feel uplifted and confident to live their life, follow their dreams...

I used the paper from Hazy Days 'Zip' in the frame, to give it that worn, rusty look. When it was glued down, I put a thin layer of clear crackle over it. When it all was dry and crackled, I brushed gold mica powder over it, so the crackles were more visible and shiny.

I painted the flowers with Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist spray Gossamer Gold. The wings and fabric tail are sprayed with Lindy's Starburst Tibetan Poppy Teal.

When they were dry I brushed some Finnabair wax 'Aged brass' and 'Lucky emerald' over it, some gold mica powder and ultra fine glitter. Then I started to glue the pieces on top of eachother, mixed with metal embellishments, creating a triangled composition.

I painted the lightbulb with golden sparkle paint 'Dragon's eye' at the backside, before glueing it down. This way it lights up very bright.

Thank you for visiting!

Love, Sanderijn

dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

Spread your wings...

 Hi everybody!

I wanted to show you my newest layout for my August blogpost at 7 Dots Studio
It is based on the amazingly inspiring moodboards for this month's challenges at The Dusty Attic and Mixed Media & Art

I was inspired to use the MMA sketch, the word wings, the bird elements and the beige and earthy toned colors, which are also coming back in the DA moodboard. I would like to enter my layout in the Mixed Media & Art challenge

I have created a page which has a deeper meaning. It's about the open door in the picture. It's symbolic for the oppertunity to see, in every situation, the ability to be free, to follow a new path, reach for the stars, and spread your wings...

I used a lot of birds in the layout, to make it symbolic for 'flying through the open door'.

So I hope everybody remembers, they always have a choice in life, to open a new door, a new path, and to search for their own (inner) freedom...

The background is created with a layer of clear gesso, several layers of different stencil patterns,  added with gesso. I splattered some golden watercolour paints too.

I build up my page with cheese cloth, lace, tags, art stones, chipboard pieces, stamped flowers, 3D flowers and word stickers.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thank you for visiting!

Love, Sanderijn

zaterdag 15 juli 2017

7 Dots Studio tags with Dusty Attic chippies

I made two tags with a combination of 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes and Hazy Days collections
I used the Dusty Attic moodboard from July as my inspiration to create with these rich and warm colors.
On the blog from The Dusty Attic and 7 Dots Studio you can see the step by step photo tutorial of the making process.

And here are some close up pictures for you:

Dusty Attic products used:
7 Dots Studio products used:

Cotton Candy Dreams 6 x 6 paper pad

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn