Hello and welcome to another Designer Spotlight! Today I am excited to help you get to know Claudia van Rooijen and see her lovely 12×12 layouts!
Name: Claudia van Rooijen
Location: The Netherlands
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: Hi! My name is Claudia, I am 23 years old and I live in the Netherlands. I’m an aspiring graphic designer and love scrapping. Besides that I also love being outside or playing games on a rainy day (or any day actually). I got into scrapbooking because of my mom who was a scrapbooker at that time. I just loved all the pretty embellishments and thought it would be a fun way to document memories. That was back in 2005 but I lost interest in it shortly after. It wasn’t until 2013 that I fell in love with it again and have been doing it pretty much daily ever since!
Favorite thing to create: 12×12 layouts! It’s what I started with and what I enjoy most. I enjoy making a card every once in a while too.
What do you love about this hobby? There’s so many things I love about it, I think it’s a lot of fun to create a layout and it helps me relax (I will admit that there are moments of frustration every now and then, but that’s normal right? 😛 ). I love being creative and with scrapbooking you can create whatever you want, there’s no right or wrong. I also love the community behind it, ever since I started my YouTube channel I’ve met so many lovely people. It’s really great to see what everyone else is creating – it’s very inspiring!
5 fun facts:
1. Waterparks are my favorite place in the world – they’re so much fun!
2. I don’t really like shopping – I prefer buying things online.
3. I have never been good at any type of sport.
4. When I was 13 I used to make websites for people.
5. I love singing and actually posted a few videos online in the past.
Here is the lovely layout Claudia made for her spotlight:
LOVE YOU by Claudia van Rooijen
I don’t own a Silhouette but sometimes I try to replicate a similar look on my layouts. For this one I took a leaf ephemera pieces, selected some patterned papers, and traced and cut it manually. This took me quite awhile but I love the end result. Embellishing is everything to me, I love playing around with the positioning of things until it looks good in my opinion.
HAPPY by Claudia van Rooijen
This is a photo that is very dear to my heart so I wanted to create a very soft and simple layout. I have this one up for display in my room.
SWEET LIFE by Claudia van Rooijen
This is a recent layout where I used this lovely hexagon paper and embellished some of those hexagons for interest. I love doing lots of layering behind my photo so I can tuck little bits and pieces in between.
HAPPY HEART by Claudia van Rooijen
For this one I wanted to use up a lot of branding strips so I used my crafting knife to cut out some hearts in the background and then placed the branding strips underneath.
WINTER SNOW by Claudia van Rooijen
I cut out a lot of stars and put some random letters on some of them to make them look a bit more interesting. I mounted some patterned paper behind the wood veneer letters – I love the texture of wood veneer pieces.
Thank you for stopping by today – I hope you have enjoyed seeing Claudia’s lovely creations and will stop by her blog and YouTube and more to see lots of her beautiful projects!