Angelic by Sanderijn de Bruin

The month May is the month where we celebrate Mother’s day. For me this means something to treasure, because God has given me the most precious gift of all: a child.

In my situation particularly, 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 in 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 Dreamscape collection from 7 Dots Studio has the exact paper perfect 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.
If you wish to know how I made this layout please watch the video below.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Cloudy
Dreamscapes – Word stickers
Dreamscapes – Die-cut elements
Dreamscapes – Tags

Embrace you inner child by Sanderijn de Bruin

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!

Deciding which paper to pick first, man was that 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 Oil Spil from Hazy Days, so 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. I love this textured, grungy background, it gives such a opportunity to get messy!


I build up my page with lace, cheese cloth, tags and die cuts elements. I finished by adding words stickers, flowers, pearls, glass beads, the title flair and turquoise ink splatters.


Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Hazy Days – Birds on a wire stencil
Hazy Days – Die-cut elements
Hazy Days – Chevron stencil
Hazy Days – Word stickers
Hazy Days – Oil Spil
Hazy Days – Tags
Hazy Days – Clear stamps

April Challenge: My Favourite Things

This month’s challenge is a nice and easy one. Just think what’s your favourite thing. Would you like to share it with us? The theme of this challenge is “My Favourite Things” so now You have a chance to use one of your favourite things, Scrapbooking to show us your other interests. We can’t wait to see what will you create this month.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


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.
Now about my favourite art supplies: first of all that is of course the gorgeous paper from 7 Dots Studio (I used Cotton Candy Dreams). First I painted it with a layer of clear gesso, then I added some sprakling 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 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. With love, Sanderijn

 


My favourite flowers are daisies. I believe that it is because they remind me the name of my great-grandmother as well as her soft and strong personality at the same time. I chose dark background colour and placed my word stickers on the edges to better expose this photo of “my favourites”.

 


My favourite things in the life are the sea, stars, skies, sun, summer and relaxing at the beach. Also I love-love-love 7 Dots Studio paper from 9th Wave Collection, feathers, chipboard and blue colour. So this layout is my way to escape from reality and go to my dreams. I combined my favourite things from the life and favourite scrap materials. And I love how it looks together!

 


For this challenge has created a layout of one of her people! Her cousin/stepsister. She doesn’t get to see her as much as we would like but she has photos and keeps in touch with her via the internet.

 


Picking what to do for this topic was not as obvious as you could imagine. There are a lot of things that are my favourites – my family, food, wine, exercise and much more. But one of the things I have come to appreciate the past years is the area where I live. Even though I have lived here all my life I constantly find new places to explore – many of them filled with great beauty and mystery. The place on the pictures is an old mill – I have been running past it for more than 20 years without even knowing it was there – my husband showed it to me and I was totally amazed. I love how the composition with the photos and papers & embellishments from the Writer´s Block Collection turned out.

 


Travelling is one of my favourite activities. When I travel, when I discover new places and cultures – I feel happy, I feel alive! The world is so beautiful, there are so many places to explore! I’m afraid than one life is not enough to see them all.

 


I documented some of my favorite pieces from last summer’s trip to Tallinn. We visited a recycling center while in there and boy did I do great finds there! Crocheted doilies, old scissors and spoons, books with Cyrillic letters… I was really excited!
I have had this picture in my “scrap these” pile for a while and when I read the topic, I knew that now was the time to make a page out of it! I used a combination of the old and the new in my page, mimicking the colors in the picture. Some old paper hues mixed with fresh, clean blue.

 

In this creation, I decided to make a simple page.nI love using the 7 Dots Studio papers it is of exceptional quality. As always the stickers are amazing as well. I love horses and eyes such a good combo. Enjoy the video.

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – My Favourite Things
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till May, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the May.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store