donderdag 22 juni 2017

Salt in the air & sand in my hair...

My little girl and I were on the beach at March 26th this year, and we had such a peaceful and joyful afternoon together.
It gave me a wonderful feeling of being blessed, because we both felt this amazing inner peace after being there for just a few hours.
We collected shells together and I wanted to use them for an altered piece.
I had a very big shell in my stash for quite some time now, and it was perfect for an altered project.
My sweet friend Kasia had send me these cute little seahorses and I used them on my project to let them represent me and my little girl that afternoon at the beach...
I first ripped the sides of the seagrass chippies a little bit apart, and then I painted them twice with white acrylic paint.
I glued some sisal  and the seagrass chippies in the bigger shell with 3d gel.
Next I added the little shells, metal stars, metal round objects and the seahorses.

When it was dry, I painted everything with clear gesso.
Then I poored some clear crackle varnish between the layers of the little shells.
When it was dry and crackled, I added a layer of white gesso.

And then the fun began! I sprayed blue and yellow-gold inks from Lindy's Stamp Gang on my project, and dried it with a heattool. Adding several layers  until I was satisfied.
I added gold Finnabair wax with a brush and my fingertips. Highlighting my little seahorses in the middle.

The chipboard title is first embossed with white embossing powder and then painted with white acrylic paint. When the paint was not yet dry, I sprinkeld some golden glitter over the title.
I was inspired by the theme and moodboard from the June challenge at Mixed Media Place 
This altered shell is a keepsake, to treasure the memory of that day at the beach forever...
Dusty attic products used:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

donderdag 8 juni 2017

7 Dots Studio tags

7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes tags are really gorgeous, and they inspired me to use them for the color challenge moodboard at Lindy's Stamp Gang. I had so much fun creating these tags. And the making of them is actually quite simple.
I started with covering both tags with clear gesso, and when dry, I added triangle and geometry patterns with the new Dreamscapes stencils and modelling paste.
Next I added color by using spray's from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
Sometimes I held the tags a little bit up and down to let the inks move. I dried it with the heattool.
When they were dry, I took some 6 x 6 papers from Dreamscape and sew the tags on the paper. I cut them out and used a paper distresser for the edges.
Then I added my flowers and metal embellishments. I added some Finnabair waxes too on the metal embellishments and a little bit on the edges of the paper.
Last step, gently spray the word stickers and ribbon in matching colors and add them to your tags.

7 Dots Studio products used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:
Flat Fabio:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

woensdag 31 mei 2017

Leave footprints, take only memories...

Hi everybody,
Here is my first, more masculine layout...
I have made this as a gift for my husband, for father's day.
I was inspired by the gorgeous color combinations from Mixed Media & Art and Words & Paintery challenges, to combine these rusty, earthy and grungy colors with the new challenge from More Than Words. The challenge is Father & Steampunk, and it combines so perfectly with the two color moodboards, it gave me such an inspiration boost!

I took this picture in the hospital, a day after our little girl was born...
 This picture of my daughter and her father, is one of my most treasured pictures...

 The steampunk part was a real challenge for me. I don't use steampunk related embellishments very often on my projects, but when new Hazy Days papers from 7 Dots Studio arrived, it suddenly all came together so well.
I made a 'masculine' layout, with some steampunk items like the Dusty Attic chipboard clockwork in the background and the Finnabair metal stars, but I still kept it very elegant and soft, so it would fit this page perfectly.

I want to thank More Than Words and Di Garling, for the honour of having me as a design team member. I will step down after this month, and this was my last project for them, as a DT member.
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

dinsdag 30 mei 2017

Simplicity watercolor layout for Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi sweet followers!
 Sometimes less is more, right?
It's my turn on the blog today at Lindy's Stamp Gang, and I decided to create a watercolor simplicity layout this time.
I started with lots of water on my heavy watercolor paper and drips of Starburst Azure Sea Asters

When that layer was dry, I added a second layer with a mix of Starburst Rusty Lantern Lime, Ponderosa Pines Olive and Moon Shadow Gossamer Gold.

I used Embossing Powder Tilt-a-wheel teal in combination with the wonderful background stamp 'Vintage Script' from Stampotique to give a little bit of texture to the background.
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

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