donderdag 8 september 2016

P.S. I love you

Sometimes less is more....
I have had this idea of creating a page with minimal supplies in my head for quite some time now, and I really wanted to give it a try, using 7 Dots Studio products, but without any paper from 7 Dots Studio. Boy that was hard for me! I always want to add more and more.
I started with a blank page watercolour paper. I first applied light paste mixed with mica powder silver and the beautiful 7 Dots Studio stencil 'dots'.
Next I added some water and some splatters dark color bloom spray, and more water, until I was happy with the result.
When this was dry I stamped Homegrown clear stamps with black gesso a little bit over the dots.
Then I took some wrinkled tissue paper and white gesso, dabbering this on my page for two or three layers, around my composition.
It gives a little bit of a cloudy effect.
I painted the little chipboard hearts black and sprayed some color bloom over it, and some white gesso. The white leaves are covered with ultra fine glitter.
To give it a little bit extra I added some black painted stars, inspired by the theme from Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo September challenge 'Stars' 
I have never finished a layout as quick as this one!

I would like to enter my layout for the
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

woensdag 7 september 2016

7 Dots of the Netherlands - Blog hop from 7 Dots Studio

Today I have something special - a kind of surprise from me and 7 Dots Studio. Something similar to blog-hop but more a kind of a journey around the world - to the places that are in hearts of all 7 Dots Studio Design Team members. Be prepared for something unusual - grab your coffee and sit comfortably. Are you ready? So please continue reading.
You know, that 7 Dots Studio DT members come from all over the world - each of them wants to share a piece of their "daily world" - to show you places, towns, cities, countries, where they live. And we are especially happy that in our times, there are no distance, that could be an obstacle in sending things around the world. 7 Dots Studio products are in each place, where 7 Dots Studio DT members live. I would like you to know 7 Dots Studio has a store, where you can buy their products and they can ship them to any place in the world. So no matter how far or how close to 7 Dots Studio you live, you can always order your favourite supplies and they will pack them with love and send to you (always as trackable, priority post).

On top of the great journey, you can start in a while, or you have just already started on 7 Dots Studio blog ( ), hopping on our DT members blogs, we would like to offer you a special discount for our store - 15% off everything - it is valid for all purchases till September 9th. So you have 2 days to visit our store and decide, what you would like to order. The discount will be available after using a special coupon code. When you visit all the blogs in particular order (info below and on each blog there will be information about previous blog and next one) you will gather all letters (not all blogs have letters for you - please remember it), and all the letters will be your coupon code valid for any purchase in our store till September 9th.
So are you ready? :)If yes, please start hopping.
The first blog is: Keren Tamir -

And here is the full list of blogs in particular order, so if you would get lost, you always can take a look at the list below and to be on track again.
Natalia Shaligyna -
Eirini Tsaima -
Sanderijn de Bruin-Mittendorff -
Anastasi Kuznetsova -
Nastya Istorkina -
Nathmaël Nathalie Dalibard -
Kasia Bogatko-Skoczypiec -
Tusia Lech -
So to sum things up:
- visit all blogs in particular order
- enjoy photos and videos from the places our design team members live
- gather all letters to receive 15% discount for everything in 7 Dots Studio store
- come back and leave them a comment here with your order number and they will also choose one random person that will receive free shipping on that order.
I have no letter for coupon code.

I hope you'll enjoy my video! I have created it with 7 pictures I took myself in the environment I live. The pictures represent things from my country which I really love and get my peace from just looking at.

woensdag 24 augustus 2016

Altered birdcage

When we were on vacation I found this little birdcage in a flower shop, and I loved it. Once we were home I got some ideas to alter it. I was inspired by the moodboard from Dusty Attic Challenge August to work with these gorgeous colors. I love the earthy green and rusty effect. I would like to enter my project for this challenge.
The birdcage was turquoise when I bought it. I used so many paints, sprays, glitter and more paint to give it this aged look. I used Ornate pendants #3 and Hashtag Sayings chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic. I used the pendant to create the hanging part for the praying angel from Relics&Artifacts Archival (Milagros). I've made this project also for the challenge from the Relics&Artifacts Tribe on Facebook.

Many metal elements are from Scrap unlimited
I used some to tear apart and alter the little bird on top. Below are some close up pictures.

My all time favorite part: using Swarovski crystals and lots of ultra fine glitter and some holographic glitter dots. I used some painted leaves from the branch to create wings for the angel.

Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

zaterdag 20 augustus 2016

Just a whisper

There is a new challenge at 7 Dots Studio, it is called 'metallic colors or texture'.
I hope you'll join us!
Metallic colors are my favorite...I love everything shiny, shimmering and that's why I have so many gorgeous shimmering paints and inks. It was not hard at all to use the elements from this theme in my project!
I used gold as my metallic color and the circle shaped metal trinket behind my butterfly, has lots of texture, created with glass glitter, glass beads and rhinestones. 
The frame has also texture, because I painted it with golden and graphite acrylic paint, used some tissue paper, painted it again, and when this all was dry, I covered the whole frame with lace.

About my project: I wanted to create something different with the papers from 7 Dots Studio, than a layout, or card or tag.
I die cutted a doily out of a paper from the Homegrown collection ( paper 12 x 12 'Dreamy'). The doily is glued down on the back of  the frame (in the middle) and it has a see-through effect this way.
I stamped my butterflies on paper from Homegrown 6 x 6 paper pad. I used embossing powder on my darker butterfly, and my golden butterfly is stamped with acrylic paint.

Because I felt my angelic butterfly had turned out very mysterious, I was searching for a title that really fitted my project.
I found the title on a word sticker from the Lost and Found collection.... Just a whisper....Mysterious and my shimmering butterfly. She whispers soft when she flies nearby....

 And here is the inspirational circle, I hope you'll be inspired to play along this month!

Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

maandag 8 augustus 2016

'Greatest blessing' mixed media layout

Hi everybody!
I would love to show you my new layout, created with the utterly gorgeous Homegrown collection from 7 Dots Studio. I loved combining the soft pink paper with shades of grey and sort of grey-ish purple, this way the layout is still very soft and sweet.
I was inspired to use these colors, and other elements: flowers, shimmering lights and the word 'happy', by the beautiful and oh so sweet moodboard from the Mixed media place July challenge
I used a photo of my daughter, where she looks so happy...
I would like to enter my layout for this challenge.
I started my layout with stamping Homegrown clear stamps with gesso, on the paper. When dry, I used two different stencils and light paste mixed with pink mica powder, to create some texture. I distressed the edges of the 12 x 12 paper with a paper distresser.

Then I built up my page with papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad, tags, straws, wire and flowers. I used some cardboard between the papers to create more 3D effect.
I stuffed some stamped and embossed butterflies between the papers, and painted the metal hearts and put them between the flowers. As a title I used a word sticker. Then I painted and glued down some art pebbles and splattered with silver and white ink.
As a last step I poored some ultra fine glitter on my layout, that sticks on the hearts and the cheese cloth, this way it gives a subtle shimmer.

Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

maandag 25 juli 2016

'From the heart' mixed media tag with video tutorial

Hi everybody, so happy to show you some of my new projects made for 7 Dots Studio 
I love the Homegrown collection so much.... the papers, the stickers, the stamps...
It inspires me to create so much!
I made a mixed media tag with this collection.
Something you maybe want to give to a person who you love dearly....
I also created a video tutorial for you

7 Dots Studio products used
Homegrown clear stamps
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

woensdag 20 juli 2016

'Life' layout for 7 Dots Studio challenge July-Aug

There is a new month, a new Challenge at 7 Dots Studio!
The theme is “Favorite Quote”
I hope you'll join us this month!
My favorite quote is: It's the little things, that make life big.
Life is sometimes hard, but if you can still see the beautiful things in life, even if they are so small, those are the things that really matter...
 Life is so very fragile, we have to be thankful and blessed for all the little things that makes us happy. And that’s what makes life big.

And yes, for me, it is mostly about my daughter...
All the little things we come across every day together.
When she laughs, when we enjoy a little walk outside, when we cuddle in the mornings in bed, when we enjoy the sun and have many laughs together. When she is telling me all her stories. When she is playing and having such a vivid imagination. When she tells me such wise things. When she shows me her artful drawings and how many things she learns every day… I am thankful and proud…
She is the center of my life…

I have used the wonderful papers from 7 Dots Studio:
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn