dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

Spread your wings...

 Hi everybody!

I wanted to show you my newest layout for my August blogpost at 7 Dots Studio
It is based on the amazingly inspiring moodboards for this month's challenges at The Dusty Attic and Mixed Media & Art

I was inspired to use the MMA sketch, the word wings, the bird elements and the beige and earthy toned colors, which are also coming back in the DA moodboard. I would like to enter my layout in the Mixed Media & Art challenge

I have created a page which has a deeper meaning. It's about the open door in the picture. It's symbolic for the oppertunity to see, in every situation, the ability to be free, to follow a new path, reach for the stars, and spread your wings...

I used a lot of birds in the layout, to make it symbolic for 'flying through the open door'.

So I hope everybody remembers, they always have a choice in life, to open a new door, a new path, and to search for their own (inner) freedom...

The background is created with a layer of clear gesso, several layers of different stencil patterns,  added with gesso. I splattered some golden watercolour paints too.

I build up my page with cheese cloth, lace, tags, art stones, chipboard pieces, stamped flowers, 3D flowers and word stickers.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thank you for visiting!

Love, Sanderijn

zaterdag 15 juli 2017

7 Dots Studio tags with Dusty Attic chippies

I made two tags with a combination of 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes and Hazy Days collections
I used the Dusty Attic moodboard from July as my inspiration to create with these rich and warm colors.
On the blog from The Dusty Attic and 7 Dots Studio you can see the step by step photo tutorial of the making process.

And here are some close up pictures for you:

Dusty Attic products used:
7 Dots Studio products used:

Cotton Candy Dreams 6 x 6 paper pad

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

zaterdag 8 juli 2017

You are special...

Hi everybody,
Today I want to show you my newest layout, made with the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes collection.
The picture I used, says a thousend words...
My little girl, looking a little bit rebellious, but still being the sweetest ever.
I want her to know how special she is for me.
I hope she will never looses the twinkle in her eyes, and will always persuit her dreams.
I first primed my paper with clear gesso, and then I used the geometry stencil on the paper. I used a different technique this time: I added white gesso on the stencil, on just a piece of old paper, and then I laid my stencil on the actual paper, and used a clean palette knife to go over it. This way I got a real subtle background design.
I added some Lindy's spray, to give the background just a little bit more color, and splattered the ink here and there.
I stamped with the clear stamp from Homegrown collection, and embossed it with embossing powder.
I used tags, flowers, cheese cloth, and some feathers to build op my page.

I painted my Dusty Attic chipboard wings and title and glued them down.
I used Lindy's spray also on my word sticker, before adding it to the wings.
Some white acrylic paint splatters and my page is finished!

I was inspired by the color yellow from the June challenge at Mixed Media & Art

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

vrijdag 30 juni 2017

Mixed media canvas 'find your happy'

Just a little note...Find your happy
I hope I can give everybody just a little happiness with my newest mixed media canvas, made for my last DT blogpost at Lindy's Gang
I was inspired by the thematic challenge for June at Mixed Media & Art 'handmade background and letter' to create my own background.
The Prima Marketing June challenge inspired me to make it an oceanic themed project, with blue, yellow, taupe and golden colors in it.
I went all the way with my background, adding lots of texture and color.
 It really was a super cool creative journey to create this canvas.

I have made a video tutorial for you, to see how I created this canvas.
I used lots of Finnabair art basics, art ingredients and embellishments, as well as her fabulous waxes.
The chipboard title and nautical pieces are from The Dusty Attic.
To give my canvas color I used Lindy's Gang Starburst sprays Tiffany Lou Blue, Yellow Rose of Texas and California Poppy Gold
The gorgeous metal fishes are from Scrap Unlimited
And the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art challenge June

Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

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