Thursday, May 25, 2017

INTERNATIONAL GUEST DESIGNER #11 | SANDERIJN DE BRUIN-MITTENDORF

A while back I asked out Design Team who inspires them and who they would like to see play along with us at Scrap the Girls.  This months International Guest Designer was one of the names that was suggested.  Please welcome Sanderjin de Bruin-Mittendorf to Scrap the Girls.
"Hi everybody, I am so honoured to be asked as guest designer this month!
I will tell a little bit about myself:

I am Sanderijn de Bruin, almost 40 years and mother of the best miracle ever in my life. I am married and live in The Netherlands. I am a parttime working mom.
 
I have been scrapping for almost 10 years now, but between 2011 and 2015 I hardly created anything, because the little one took all my time (and space) for a while.
 
In May 2015 we created a scraproom for me, and since then I love to be in my own little magical place, and I have created a lot!
I think, as an artist, you are always developing yourself. I am very curious about new products and techniques, I always want to try everything, and develop myself more and more.
 
My creative journey means a lot of trying out (and throwing away) but I love it when I discover new techniques and make it my own.
 
My style is not defined by one word only...I don't have any clue how to call my style, but I think it will be: elegant, balanced, colourful and eye for detail.
 
Creativity is a gift from God.
I hope I will be able to inspire others with my creations.

Thank you again for this honouring opportunity!

Love, Sanderijn"

Here is Sanderijn's gorgeous layout.



Now,  when I sent Sanderijn the challenge, I didn't specify that the photo had to be a mother. (I forgot Sanderijn can't read minds). I said it had to be something about a mother.  And this layout is about a mothers love.  So, really it is about a mother, just out side of the box.  Just the way we here at Scrap the Girls like it.

This is what Sanderijn had to say about her layout:
"The month May is the month where we celebrate mothers 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 on 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 collection Dreamscape from 7 Dots Studio is exactly the paper 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."

Here are a few more close ups:


This collection is just beautiful and Sanderijn has done such a wonderful job showcasing it and the photo of her gorgeous daughter.

Thank you Sanderijn for playing along with us this month.  Have you linked up your take on the challenge yet?

Krisy xx

2 comments:

Lyne Blodgett said...

What a beautiful page!

Tammy Klingner said...

Such a stunning layout. I just love everything about it. Being a mum is my most precious gift too. xx

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