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 

zaterdag 8 april 2017

Altered heart

Hi everybody,
Today I would like to show you my altered heart.
I found the heart (it's from wood) at a store last week and I immediately had ideas for it.
I started with drawing the heart on 12 x 12 inch paper from Cotton Candy Dreams collection
Then I used hex stencil with white crackle paste on the paper.
I added clear crackle varnish on the sides of the wooden heart, and when it was dry and crackled, I brushed a layer of white gesso over it.
When that layer was also dry, I started spraying with some spray in the colors from the paper. I added as much layers as I wanted and dried it with the heattool. Then I used some opal magic wax on the sides to give it that extra bit of shimmer.
I glued down the paper in the heart, and started building from the center, the stamped text on a piece of paper, layered it up with tags, flowers, die cuts and straws.
 I would like to enter my project for the April 'make it Prima' challenge
Prima Marketing products used:
Finnabair art basics heavy gesso white
Finnabair art extravagance white crackle paste
Finnabair art alchemy wax opal magic royal robes
Finnabair melange art pebbles
Finnabair art alchemy paint Sparks fairy wings
Prima marketing doily die 572785
Several different kind of Prima marketing flowers
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn