Self-Discovery- A mixed media layout

Hello,

Today we’re guest designing for More Than Words Challenge Blog. Here’s a look at their challenge for this month:

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I (Aditi) was inspired by the word inspiration and based my layout on that. ‘Discover’ to me spoke of my own discovery and hence I decided to scrap myself in this Layout. The layout is a collection of many moments from my time in Spain. The background is created using watercolour inks and lindy’s magical shakers. I’ve incorporated a technique I discovered during my time at the Art School. I’ve used Scrapbox Chipboard and dies for the embellishments (that I’d bought during my travels and went hiding in my stash). These to me speak of directions. I’ve used lace, doodling pens and a resin frame as well from my old stash as a part of the creative challenge. The colours used are also symbolic to this journey.

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I’ve also written a poem on this:

Sometimes, you ought to isolate,

in order to find yourself.

In solitude, I found

my laughter, my joy, my peace.

And then I

discovered me!

Life has its ways,

and if you surrender

healing is magical.

Sometimes, you ought to move,

in different directions

to find the light within.

It’s circular and spiral,

not linear, this journey

called life.

And freedom lies in

flowing like a stream

and swaying with the wind.

And when that happened,

my heart opened up,

sunshine warmed-up my soul,

and love gushed in every cell.

With a new passion and gratitude

my entire being blossomed.

Here are a few close-ups:

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Memories Documented

Today we’re sharing a mixed media layout we’ve created for Fantasy using their amazing Dies. We have a pictorial on their blog. Apart from that, we’ve used Bo Bunny Paper and Lindy’s Sprays- Time Travel Teal, Green With Envy Green, Tweedle Dee Denim, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Bachelor Button Blue; Embossing Powder- Guten Tag Teal.

Here’s the layout:

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We are submitting this for:

More Than Words May Challenge– We’ve used multiple photos and documented about the weekend – which is typically monkeying around :)!

Here are some more pictures:

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Fantasy or Reality

Today we have a layout to share with you’ll. It’s an inspiration for the Nomadic Soul Diaries February Challenge. We also have a tutorial for this one.

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We’re also submitting this for:

More Than Words Challenge – Fantasy & Wings- We’ve been inspired by the general idea of fantasy and reality, added a quote on that, chosen dragonfly as our creature of fantasy and for the challenge of wings.

Here’s the tutorial and some close-ups:

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dare to fly

We all have wings, it’s just that we need to dare to fly. In life, it’s always easy to succumb to excuses and pass on the blame, because anything and everything takes courage and belief. The belief in your own self and self-love comes first on this journey.

Here’s a mixed media canvas using Fantasy Dies- 642, 553,627 and 705; and Stamperia Mediums, Mould, Ceramic Powder.

The good news is we are teaching this. Yes if you are interested in learning this mixed media canvas and attending our workshop, e-mail us or message us on Instagram @addi.mahajan.

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We’re adding this to

The Fantasy January Gallery

Here are some close-ups:

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Nomadic Soul Diaries

Nuneka and I (Aditi) have started a new Instagram Challenge- Nomadic Soul Diaries.

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This is a platform for people to share their creativity. We have out of the box Challenges every month, and it sure will challenge you. Our challenges run from 15th of the month to 13th of the next.

We have a team of 50 designers from all over the world. Yes, you heard us right- 50!!

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2nd quarter

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Do follow us and participate to win prizes. Here’s a look at our sponsors.

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Whispers in the breeze

Red is not an easy colour to use, but with some mood board challenges this month, it has been exciting to use it in multiple creations in different ways.

Here’s a mixed media layout using 7 Dots Studio Nothern Lights Collection. We’ve used Lindy’s Sprays Rizzo Rowdy Red, Guten Tag Teal and embossing powder Rizzo Rowdy Red.

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This creation was inspired by:

7 Dots Studio November Challenge– Inspired by the red and teal, and the photo.

 Lindy’s November Challenge

Mood board from Art and Soul Challenge

Here are some close ups:

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Nature & Leisure

We are back with a mixed media style layout. We have used StenciGirl Stencil- L 522 Fallen Leaves, Finnabair’s Art Alchemy Metallique and Opal Magic Paints, 49 & market Flowers, hand-done crochet lace, Cuts2Luv Badge, assorted dies and chipboard.

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We were inspired by:

Cuts2Luv October Challenge– The colour combo, the badge with leaves, lace as an embellishment.

More Than Words October Challenge– Added splatter to our Lo and interpreted leisure as connecting with nature/a walk in the garden, woods.

Here are some close-ups:

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