vrijdag 20 januari 2017

Monochromatic layout for 7 Dots Studio

The new challenge 'monochromatic' at 7 Dots Studio is up on the blog, and I hope you will like it just as much as I do!
I love black and white, it gives so many options to create whatever feeling you will like to express.
I wanted to give my layout that snowy, dreamy feeling, like a winter-wonderland...
I had so much fun creating this page, layering black and white gesso on the paper and chipboard pieces, using the letters stencil with light paste and glitters, adding white leaves and lace, beads, glitter and stars...I also used some straws, so I would like to enter my layout for the January challenge 'straw' at Scrapki Wyzwaniowo


7 Dots Studio products used:
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

zondag 8 januari 2017

Mixed media canvas 'Write your own story'

The beginning of this new year is very special for me.
I made this canvas, and it is something to remind myself during this year...
I had to think about if I wanted to share my very personal story behind this piece with you, but I decided to do it, because it may help others with this dilemma too...
This year I challenge myself to write my own story. I accepted more DT spots than I normally would do. I held back for so long, because I am afraid I can't live up to other people's expectations and have creative blocking issues when I have deadlines.
I decided to stop thinking this over in my head, and just go for it. I have six month's to find out if I can do this, or not. If I can't, than it will be fine, I did my best and I will have peace with it. I will have overcome my fear, and which outcome it might be, I will gain a valueable lesson from it.
So this is my goal for 2017. I decided to do these DT's for myself. Not for others. For me. And I promised myself not to be bothered if I fail, because it will not be a failure, it will be a lesson and an expierence.
I made this canvas for my first 2017 blogpost at 7 Dots Studio, and for the December challenge at Words & Paintery, because that quote really fits my goal to accomplish this year, so well.
The gorgeous papers from Writer's Block (Torn) has all these little retangles, and I suddenly got the idea to use it in the background of the canvas. I glued  4 retangles down with 3d gel, and added a layer of clear gesso. After drying, I added a layer of clear crackle and added some white crackle in the middle of the canvas too.
I used the letters stencil and white gesso to create some more texture.
I started spraying some Lindy's inks (Moon Shadow Long John's Silver and Starburst Frozen Jack Frost) on the crackled surface, and added some more, using tissue paper to soak up excess inks, and using a heattool to dry faster.
My chipboard piece and druzy stones are also sprayed with the inks and dabbered with white gesso here and there. I used some crackle on the chipboard, on the badge and on the word sticker too.
I wrapped some wire around the canvas before I glued everything else down.

Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

zondag 1 januari 2017

Lindy's blog hop

Hi everybody!
I am so excited to be the new DT member for Lindy's Stamp Gang
To introduce the new team to you, we decided to do a Blog Hop! You're welcome to participate, and be sure to checkout the rules, but also the prizes to win!!
• Hop starts 7am on 1st January 2017 and finishes at midnight 3rd January 2016.
• Click on the DT members' name check out their blog to see their amazing art!
• Please leave our new DT members a little love on their blogs to join in the hop! For those who play along, you will need to leave a comment on this post and on each of the blogs, to go into the PRIZE draw.
• Prizes drawn randomly include - 1 x $50 Gift Voucher and 4 x $25 gift vouchers to the Lindy's Store.
• Prize winners will be announced on the 4th Jan!!!!!
Good luck to everyone and enjoy getting to know our 2017 Winter/Spring Design Team
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Yulianna Efremova
Blog: http://www.yulianna.pro/
Sanderijn de Bruin-Mittendorff (you are here now)
Blog: https://sanderijndebruin.blogspot.nl/
Fran Westmoreland
Blog: http://purple--peanut.blogspot.com
Cindy Brown
Blog: http://talkis23.blogspot.ca/
Marta Turska-Grochocka
Blog: http://ja-majka.blogspot.com/
And here are some of my pages and mixed media work, which I created using the wonderful Lindy's Stamp Gang products.


Happydays (celebrate your smile) for More Than Words

Hi everyone!
Here is my first page for More Than Words.
Look at that wonderful new challenge Celebrate & Bling
I hope you will be inspired to play along this month!
When I think of the word celebrate, I can use a lot of different (actual) celebrations, but something that really makes my heart full of joy, is the smile of my daughter.
So I wanted to celebrate her beautiful smile!
For the creative part of the challenge I added lots of glitter and holographic sparkles, and I used glitter in my background (mixed with modelling paste), I covered the doily die cuts with glitter and I used it on my title. I love glitter and bling bling. I use them all the time on my pages, so this wasn't a challenge for me at all....
I used the wonderful papers from 7 Dots Studio Writer's Block
Beautiful chipboard title and stencils from The Dusty Attic
And the lovely word flairs from Accent Scrapbooking

Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

zondag 18 december 2016

Christmas ornament for 7 Dots Studio

I wanted to create some sort of hanger to put in the tree for Christmas (or to hang on the wall as a Christmas ornament).
 Yuletide collection is absolutely fabulous for such projects.
I always loved the deer on the paper ‘Sugarplum’ and finally I had an idea to use it!
I made a step by step tutorial too, you can watch it here: 7 Dots Studio blog

Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

donderdag 8 december 2016

Christmas gift tags

Hi everybody!
December, the month of celebrating traditions, cold weather, cosy evenings with hot chocolate and wonderful time spend with family and friends....
It is my turn on the blog at 7 Dots Studio today, so how could I not come up with something Christmas related!
I have created two chrismas tags, to give away or to use as a little card for a Christmas present.
I combined the newest collection Writer's Block with Yuletide, one of my favorite collections, because the papers are absolutely brilliant for these cold winter months...
I used the tags from the Writer's Block collection, but I cut out some paper from the paper pads to put behind the tag and sewed them together. This way it gives the tag more dimension.


I loved creating these tags, I used wonderful Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Gossamer Gold, Starburst Grab a Guy Gold (which I can't link to the shop somehow?) and Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Poinsettia red gold ink sprays and lots of glitter, mica powder and other shiny embellishments. I want to enter my tags for the December color challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang
I used the beautiful Christmas related badges (flairs) from Accent scrapbooking too.
I want to wish you all a wonderful December month, full of joy and cosy evenings, a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017.
I also want to thank Tusia for this amazing year, where I got to join this wonderful team, a dream coming true for me, and I am enjoying every minute of it....
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

zondag 20 november 2016

'Moments in time'

I was immediately in love with the November color challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang
I was inpsired to use these colors along with the theme from our challenge at 7 Dots Studio, because the new papers from Writer's block fitted so perfectly.
I had a long time to think 'moments in time' over, but suddenly it hit me.
Time is moving constantly. Always flying away...
I took this picture from my daughter. She was not posing here, she was moving. It is unsharp but that's what 'moments in time' mean for me.
Not posing pictures on birthdays. But the pictures from every day life. When she is not looking, the beauty she has when she doesn't know I am taking the picture....the perfect moment in time...
I used the beautiful collection Writer's block, and I used the word stickers that represent those moments in time: that you tell your story, to turn the page, and tell the epilogue...

Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:
I used Starburst spray Tibetan poppy teal to spray paint my chipboard pieces, flowers, doily and splattered it on the background paper. I added some Moon shadow mist Gossamer Gold to my chipboard pieces too, so they would get a mixed shimmery blue/brown color.
The butterflies are stamped with my favorite Embossing powder Midnight Gold
I have that little jar for 8 years now, and it's still not empty, allthough I use it a lot!
I also used the beautiful flair (badge) from Accent Scrapbooking which I am guest designing for.

Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn