Captured by Sanderijn de Bruin

Hi everybody!
New paper collections always give me such an inspiration boost. When my DT box arrived from 7 Dots Studio, I was (again) overwhelmed with the gorgeousness of the papers, like every single time new collections come out. 7 Dots Studio has been my favourite brand, ever since I discovered this brand in 2015. So here is my first layout with the beautiful Paint Chips collection.

I started with using the Hatched stencil and patina effect paste. When it was dry, I started stamping the new clear stamps with black stazon. Then I started to build up my page with cheese cloth, chipboard, rusty metal embellishments, flowers, paper die cut elements, flairs and word stickers. I finished my page with some glitter and sequins, for a little extra sparkle.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Northern Lights – Word Stickers 6×12
Paint Chips – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Paint Chips – Element Stickers 6×12
Paint Chips – Hatchet Stencil
Paint Chips – Clear Stamps
Paint Chips – Aquamarine
Paint Chips – Tags 12×12

October Challenge: Sunrise – Sunset

We cant imagine our life without the Sun and yet the beauty of Sunrises and Sunsets remains the endless source of inspiration. This month we would like you to be inspired by the dusks and dawns. Let the sun fill your projects that you share with us this month.
Also from this month onwards the winner of the Challenge will get a chance to be a guest designer on our blog.


Here is the inspiration from our team:

When I heard about the theme from this challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to use this picture. This picture is from the first sunset at Lake Garda (Lago Di Garda) in Italy, when we arrived there this summer. I have never been to Italy and I absolutely love the country already. Lake Garda is gorgeous and you get to see the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises (although I never saw those because I was asleep). I took many pictures of the sunset that vacation, and I love to have those warm and happy memories every time I see them again…


I always liked the photos of sunrise and sunset. I always found it inspiring. Then, what asked of better for a challenge? I played with cotton candy dreams collection because the colors were just perfect to fit with my picture. My cousin took this picture from a trip in Replublic Dominican with all my ants and I…so much fun we had…


I love to watch as the sun rises and sets! It seems to me that at this time miracles happen!For my layout I have used 7 Dots Studio – Dreamscapes collection.


A new challenge so new inspiration. And what better than a bright and lively canvas. I wanted to do something a bit different this month and decided how perfect than to use the “Sunrise” Paper from the Dreamscapes Collection and focus on the face as the focal point of the composition. Using various elements from the collection with layering and adding texture, the piece comes together and brings a little bit of sunshine into your day. You can also watch the video of the creative process.


When I think Sunrise, I imagine a new beginnings, inspiration, creating… I decided to create a Sunrise themed layout. I picked a beautiful picture from free image stock and matched to it 2 different color papers, just like in the picture. Next I added a background stumping, modeling paste through Geometry stencil and all the embellishments. You welcome to watch the whole process in my video tutorial.


When I think – sunset – I always see the beautiful sun falling down into the Baltic Sea… For me it is one of the most wonderful views in the world. Don’t You think? Just take a look… Enjoy!


Hello everyone! I made an autumn notepad in the technique of “midori”. I used the Dreamscapes collection.


For this months Challenge Louise has scrapped a simple style, 6 x 12 inch layout featuring selfie photos of her profile, on the beach at Terrigal Beach, just as the sun was setting.

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Sunrise – Sunset
- 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 November, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the November.
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
Also from this month on the Winner of the Challenge gets a chance to be a Guest Designer on our blog!!!


Star by Sanderijn de Bruin

Hi everybody!
I created a mixed media layout for you. It’s been a while but I had so much fun, using sunny colours and a some elements of fall. I have used the gorgeous paper from the Dreamscapes collection.

I started with clear gesso on the paper, to give the paper more strenght to hold the inks and other mixed media supplies. Next I added the star stencil pattern with light paste mixed with iridiscent gold mica powder. When everything has dried i added some stamping with Hazy Days grungy clear stamps, my all time favorite text clear stamp from the Homegrown collection and a butterfly stamp.

Next I started building my page with cheese cloth, tags, die-cut elements, flowers, chipboard, flairs and word stickers. I added yellow embossing powder on all the pieces of the chipboard. Some splattering with yellow and black inks, and my page was finished.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Dreamscapes – Die-cut Elements 6 x 12
Dreamscapes – Word Stickers 6×12
Dreamscapes – Tags 12 x 12
Dreamscapes – Pad 6×6
Dreamscapes – 9mm