Dream by Sanderijn de Bruin

This layout is about what I would love to have for my daughter in live: Dreams. That she hopefully always will live inspired, shine brightly, stay strong when times get hard, and believe in herself and her dreams. I became inspired by a picture of white feathers with gold on top, so I decided to create a white and soft golden layout, with the gorgeous papers from Writer’s Block.

I first put a layer of clear gesso on my paper. Then I added white gesso with Writer’s Block numbers stencil in the top left and the bottom right corner. I used some soft golden spray and splatterd it on the paper. I stamped a little bit with a stamp and some golden acrylic paint on the paper too.
I painted the filmstrip chipboards with white gesso and sprayed them too with the same soft golden spray. I used inka gold on the other chipboard pieces, the old-silver colour. I used a little bit of white gesso on the title too, just on the below half of the title, so the word dream really looks so dreamy that way!

I started building the page with tags, chipboard, die cuts, flowers and glass glitter. I added the wonderful word stickers from the Cotton Candy Dreams collection. As a finishing touch I used some white stones and ultra fine glitter.

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Writer’s Block – Epilogue
Writer’s Block – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Numbers stencil
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word stickers

A fairy tale mind by Sanderijn de Bruin

Hi everybody!
Here is my mixed media layout ‘A fairy tale mind…’

The angel statue in the picture, is a gorgeous statue that stands in sombody’s front yard in my village. I always love the elegancy it sends out. I took the picture a couple of years ago, but I still love it. It reminds me of something mysterious and looks like it comes from a fairy tale…It’s angelic and graceful…

I started with two layers of clear gesso on my paper, so I could add pink watercolor without damaging my paper. I stamped with clear stamps from the Yuletide collection on the background, added the watercolor, and when it was dry, I added some light paste with mica powder and Fortune Teller Dots Stencil.

I glued down a few Cotton Candy Dreams tags, and then started building the page with cheese cloth, flowers, Writer’s block die cuts, word stickers and more.
Because I used the stars from the stamp in the background, I decided to add more stars as embellishments to my page.

To finish my page, I added sequins, glass beads, white ink splatters and some ultra fine glitter.
And here is my video tutorial for you, I hope you will enjoy it.

Thank you for stopping by!
Love, Sanderijn

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Cotton Candy Dreams – Brain Freeze
Cotton Candy Dreams – Tags 12×12
Writer’s Block – Die-cut Elements 6×12
Writer’s Block – Word Stickers 6×12
Fortune-teller – Dots Stencil

Follow the wind by Sanderijn de Bruin

Hi everybody,
I have made an art journal page this time for you. I have severe trouble with art journalling, and intend to not do them at all…So as you can see, my page actually looks like a mini scrapbook layout. Ah well, I think I love it anyway.

Birds need to fly. They are meant to fly. Why else would God give them wings? So they definitely don’t belong in cages. The picture from the Lost & Found collection of the birdcage is one I love, because it has no bird in it. So I found the perfect match using my flying birds stencil and this birdcage, to create a page. Do You see the birds flying around the center piece of the page? I loved creating them in that composition. They fly to the sky, around the cage, to follow the wind…

Love, Sanderijn

7 Dots Studio supplies:
Lost and Found – 6 x 6 pad
Lost and Found – 213
Lost and Found – Sticky notes
Fortune-teller – Word stickers 6 x 12
Homegrown – Clear stamps