Bonkers Scrapbooking Layout

Hello,

Yesterday we had a great YouTube live stream hop celebrating The International Scrapbooking Day.

I was inspired to document this memory with my friend Nuneka and create a funny layout. I chose to work with Nomadic Soul Diaries May colour palette and was inspired by the quote. We truly are a rainbow in each other’s cloud. I decided to recreate the ‘Tea Party” from Alice in Wonderland. I was also inspired by the More Than Words May Challenge. I’ve used a pattern paper with stripes and the photos are quote depict the ‘funny’ element of the challenge.

Here’s a look at the layout

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Here’s the link to the edited live stream video. You cal also watch the livestream on the channel if that interests you. There is a hop until May 16th, so check the description box for the links and enter to win some amazing prizes.

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Challenges:

More Than Words May Challenge

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Nomadic Soul Diaries May

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Scrapbooking- Travel Notebook

Scrapbooking and memory keeping is always fun. Today I share my process of scrapping a page in my Traveler’s Notebook. We have a hop, celebrating the National Scrapbooking Day. Below is the link to my video.

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Here’s the process video. All the products used are listed in the description box of the video.

Here are a few close-ups”

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Oh, Wildflower- Mixed Media Layout

Today I’m sharing a mixed media style layout with you’ll. I was inspired by two challenges for this project.

The Main Challenge at More Than Words. The word inspiration is ‘Everyday’ and the creative inspiration is ‘bugs and birds’.  I picked out the activity that I cherish doing everyday- pausing, reflecting, meditating. It helps me travel within and reach this paradise and connect with nature in ways unimaginable. It also helps me grow each day as a soul. It’s as though my reflection speaks to me. I’ve added butterflies and a bird in this journey to paradise.

I was inspired by the Lindy’s Colour challenge for April– Teal, Pink and Purple.

Here’s a look at the layout

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I’ve written a poem to talk about this experience-

Oh, wildflower!

Pause and reflect,
Look deep within
And lose yourself
Among the clouds.
Run wild, run free,
Through the trees and
The poppy fields.
Take a nap and dream,
Float with the breeze,
Hop in the stream,
Step on the stones
And soak in the wilderness.
Oh, Wildflower!
You’ll bloom right here,
Where you’re planted,
For the weeds are wishes
And under the stars
You light the way.
Breathe it all in
Oh, wild child!
So when it is harvest time,
You’ll shine brightly
And sing your little song.
And when we cross paths,
We’ll speak in breezy whispers
And dance in the rain.
For these are our
Everyday treasures
And this paradise
Is the perfect storm
To blossom and shine.

Here’s a link to the video tutorial:

Here are a few close-ups:

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Submitting it to:

More Than Words April Challenge

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Lindy’s April Challenge

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Supplies used:

  • 7 Dots Studio- Verano Azul Collection
  • Lindy’s Spray- Poppin’ Pink Lindy’s Magicals- Shabby Turbine Teal, C’est La Vie Cerise, Raspberry Lemonade, Urban Amethyst.
  • Lindy’s Magical Shakers- Polka Purple, Time Travel Teal
  • Lindy’s Embossing Powder- Magic Moon Pearls, Black Forest Black
  • Fantasy Dies-FD- 660,779, 810
  • Vellum- Teal and White
  • Altenew Stamps- Hibiscus Rose, Hibiscus Bouquet
  • StencilGirl Stencil- S 638
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Finnabair- Clear Gesso, Mardi Gras Glitter
  • Glue
  • Foam Tape
  • Wood Bark
  • Chipboard Frame

Soul-Mending Mixed Media Layout for StencilGirl®

Hello,

Today we’re sharing our project inspired by the Stencil Poetry theme on StencilGirl ® Blog. Poetry and art for us always go hand in hand. Many times, we either create an art project and then write about it or vice versa.
We’ve created a mixed media layout and we were inspired by Aditi’s poem ‘Soul-Mending’ from her recent book ‘On The Other Side’. For the project, a newer version of the poem was written and then we created this layout. We’ll share the two poems below as well:)!
Here’s a look at the layout:

Check the post on StencilGirl® Blog for the process.

Here’s the poem and how we were inspired by it.

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Fixing broken pieces of your soul,

is not like joining pieces of a puzzle.

The same pieces that once fit together,

may no longer do so.

Sometimes you need to hurt,

to take it all in.

And, some pieces need to be discarded,

when sifting through them.

Once you’re done hurting,

pick them up piece by piece

and mend your soul.

Sew them and stitch them back again.

The threads you use will remind you,

of how you patched it all together.

It won’t be the same,

The scars will be there,

But you’ll been one again.

We were inspired by the idea of the soul being fragments (our different patterned hexagons) and puzzle pieces. When you mend them, they do leave gaps, and necessarily don’t fit back together. We used thread to stitch them together, with varying patterns as it’s never the same. The Deer spirit reminds us to be gentle and kind with ourselves through this process. The flowers remind us about the idea of blooming and then drying, falling, yet the seeds blossom into a flower again. The colour palette we used- Teal, Greens, Mustard(Gold) all speaks to us of soul renewal, of spring, of fixing. 

Here are a few close-ups:

 

 

 

 

Supply List-

Fill it with circles- StencilGirl- Layout

Hello,

Hope you’ve had a fantastic start to 2020. Today we’re on the StencilGirl® blog sharing a mixed media layout using our StencilGirl Stencils. This month, we’re inspired by the theme- Fill it with circles.
Here’s a look at our layout

 

 

 

Lindy’s Sprays used:
  • Rudolph’s Nose Red
  • Marigold Yellow orange
  • Poinciana Red Flame
  • Hag’s Wart Orange
  • Yellow Roses of Texas

 

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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