woensdag 24 mei 2017

'Angelic' mixed media layout

The month May is the month where we celebrate mothersday.
For me this means something to treasure, because God has given me the most precious gift of all: a child...
In my situation particulairly, it didn't happen 'just like that'.
I feel so very blessed, to have this beautiful little girl in my life, who makes my heart full of joy every day. And yes, motherhood is not always easy, believe me, but seeing her growing up, makes it all worth while...
Seeing this photo of her, sunlight on her hair, she almost looks like an angel... The only thing I want for her, is to grow up in peace, having a loving home, where she feels safe and free to follow her dreams...
The new collection Dreamscapes from 7 Dots Studio is exactly the paper for pictures like these.
I really love the pattern of the paper and didn't want to do too much mixed media works on it, so I decided to create a soft, elegant and clean layout.
Because sometimes one picture says it all.
I was asked to be guest designer at Scrap The Girls this month.
I used the moodboard's theme 'motherhood' (and what that means to me) as a starting point for my layout.
I have let myself be inspired by the gorgeous colors from the moodboard from The Dusty Attic this month, and used some of the amazing new release chipboard and stencils.
And here is a video tutorial of the process:
Here are some close up pictures for you:

7 Dots Studio products used:
Dusty Attic products used:
Crushed Olive
Midnight meadow
Navajo white
Hot chocolate
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

maandag 8 mei 2017

Embrace your inner child...

Hi everybody,
I have to say, those new collections from 7 Dots Studio, they are heavenly gorgeous... You have to check them out, if you didn't already...?
And deciding which paper to pick first, that was difficult! But I let myself be inspired by the new May moodboard from Berry71bleu, and I had this picture of my daughter, running from the hill, between the flowers, and it matched so perfectly with the paper from Hazy Days, I made this happy layout.
I used the birds on a wire stencil first, with white gesso. When it was dry I took a blend of yellow mica, acrylic paint and light paste to add the chevron stencil pattern.
Then I stamped the grungy clear stamp from Hazy Days with black gesso just randomly over it.
Love this textured, grungy background, it gives so much oppertunity to get messy!
I build up my page with lace, cheese clothe, tags and die cuts elements.
I finished with adding words stickers, flowers, pearls, glass beads, the title flair and turquoise ink splatters.


7 Dots Studio products used:
Hazy days clear stamps
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

zondag 7 mei 2017

Mixed media canvas 'Lovely'

Hi everybody,
I was asked to be guest designer at Mixed Media & Art this month, and I created a mixed media canvas, based on the moodboard, with lovely products from The Dusty Attic, Lindy's Stamp Gang, Accent Scrapbooking and Prima Marketing/Finnabair.
This canvas was a gift for my aunt.
She lives next door, and her appletree has such gorgeous blossoms.
Some of the branches hang halfway in my garden, and I took some pictures of them two weeks ago.
The pictures inspired me to make this canvas.
First I used white gesso with the gorgeous new rose stencil from Dusty Attic on the canvas.
I painted my chipboard pieces with white gesso too.
Next I builded up my canvas with lace, chipboard, art stones and metal flowers.

I covered the whole canvas with clear gesso.
When it was dry I added Lindy's Rusty Lantern Lime and Cotton Candy Pink sprays with a brush, and added water with a spray bottle to let the ink spread over the canvas. I dried with the heattool.

Next I added a layer of white gesso, only dabbering it with a distress ink tool, not covering the whole canvas. I added some Dusty in Colour Pesto and Pink too here and there.

I started adding more lace, wire, flowers, the pictures and some flairs.
As a last step I glued down my title and some rhinestones.

Dusty Attic products used:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

donderdag 4 mei 2017

Spring is in the air...

Hi everybody!
Brand new challenges are up and running on the blogs from Lindy's Stamp Gang and More Than Words. I decided to combine the two of them, because they complement each other beautifully.
I absolutely LOVE this color combination, I wanted to use all the colors, so my layout is full of Lindy's Sprays, embossing powder and magical powder.
I was inspired by the word MOTHER to use this brand new, gorgeous picture of my daugther, because I can not describe how proud I am of her and how she manages to make my heart jump up and down from joy from time to time...For the creative challenge I don't need any explanation right? Let's make your project bloom! Well that's exactly what I did! I took this picture last week, in springtime, so that's why I decided to use that 'theme' in combination with the flowers... my daughter makes my life bloom in any way!
I have made a video tutorial for you to see how I created this page:
Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

dinsdag 25 april 2017

Colorful tags *Lindy's and Stampotique collaboration month*

Hi everybody!
I created these two beautiful tags for Lindy's and Stampotique collaboration month.
This week's Stampotique designers challenge is 'single layer'.
So I decided to use one of my favorite techniques to create the background with lovely Lindy's starburst sprays and I stamped the images and text stamps with Lindy's embossing powder

Lindy's products used:
Starburst sprays:
Stampotique stamps used: 


zondag 23 april 2017

Altered art project

Hi everybody!
Here is my creation for this months gorgeous, earthy, rusty
I hope you'll join us this month!
I was also inspired by the April moodboard from Berry71bleu 
 I would like to enter my project for this challenge
I started with covering an old piece of package paper with graphite paste and sprinkled some tiny art stones on it.
When it was dry, I added a thick layer of clear crackle varnish over it, with my palette knife.
A night of drying, and the next morning I had these gorgeous crackles!
I added my chipboard pieces and art pebbles with 3d gel, and let it dry for some time.
Meanwhile I painted the flowers with black gesso, and let them also dry.

When all was dry, I covered the whole project with black gesso.
And then... the fun started!
First came a layer of Lindy's Stamp Gang spray Gossamer Gold
I dried it with the heattool.
I started adding color with the Dusty in Colour paints, dabbering them gently on the chipboard pieces and flowers.
Next I added soft shimmer with Finnabair waxes
I tried to create some rust effect with a little bit of the rust effect paste from Finnabair too.
And last but not least, I stamped my new Tim Holtz butterfly images, and embossed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze embossing powder
Dusty Attic Products used:
Dusty in Colour Hot Chocolate
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

donderdag 20 april 2017

My favourite things... new challenge at 7 Dots Studio

The new challenge is up and running on the blog from 7 Dots Studio.
The theme is: My favourite things.
I made a mixed media piece, with all my favourite art supplies. It is called ‘believe’ and it is made to remind myself to never give up, be myself and stay strong.

 About my favourite art supplies: first of all that is of course the gorgeous paper from 7 Dots Studio.
  I painted  the paper with a layer of clear gesso first, then I added some sparkling paints in the corners of the paper.
I used many different stamps and stencils with black and white gesso. I added layer after layer.
I finished with dry brushing some Finnabair vintage golden wax, this way the frame and the texture on the paper, get a gorgeous golden shimmer. As a last step I glued down the word stickers on the sides when the paper was framed.

 I would like to enter my mixed media piece for the doodle hearts challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn