Mark Making and Texture for StencilGirl®

This month, the theme at StencilGirl® Blog is  ‘Texture it or Make Marks On It’. As mixed media artists, we love doing both of these. We find solace and creative freedom in this form of art.
Today we decided to play in our journal with minimal supplies, create marks and textures on our page, but keep our layers flat. Which means, no foam tape, no added embellishments, just luscious and vibrant layers.
Here’s a look at what we accomplished:
Here are some close-ups:

 

 

 

We’ve used the following stencils:

Self-Discovery- A mixed media layout

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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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Fantasy Call

It’s always good to take up new challenges and join new teams. It’s a way of not only showcasing your skills but also learning and growing. It’s an exchange of skills, talents, ideas and much more and that adds value to lives. We’ve been a part of the Fantasy team this past term, and have enjoyed our tenure. We wish to continue and inspire people with our creations using their fabulous knives and chipboards.

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We are Sunila & Aditi (mother & daughter, aka Dots to Lines) and we live in Bangalore, India. We have been mixed media artists and scrapbookers professionally for about 5 years. We are into paper-crafting, Mixed Media Layouts, Art Journaling, Albums making, Altered Art and Scrapbooking. Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and use of vibrant colours. We aim to spread joy. Every creation of ours, speaks a story and we enjoy sharing this with people. We keep learning and try to incorporate variety in our creations.  We keep ourselves updated and upgrade our skills timely.

We would like to re-apply and continue our term with Fantasy. We are huge fans of Fantasy Dies and chipboards. We would love to be a part of the Team, to showcase creative ways of using Fantasy Dies/Chipboards. We have a great standing and viewership as artists/crafters in the Indian Market, and we would be able to contribute to the growth of the brand, reaching a newer market like India. We have many interested crafters/artists who love using dies and chipboards in their creations, and with us showcasing the product, it would sure help the brand enter this vast art world in India. With our versatility, we’d love to showcase them across projects- journals, cards, layouts, altered projects, etc. Also, it would be a great opportunity for us to work with a team of mixed artists, share, and learn together. We’re punctual and hence timely project submission is a plus! We are into blogging and have experience being Design Team Members. We are active on social media platforms. We regularly also participate in various blog challenges. Documenting memories, especially through mixed media art and scrapbooking makes us happy.

Along with an International Artist Nuneka, Aditi has an Instagram Challenge for 2019 by the name of Nomadic Soul Diaries.  Through this, we aim to encourage people to express their creativity. We have 50 international designers and various brands associated with us for this. And the response so far has been magnificent. 
 
We have also been a part of various Blog Hops and YouTube Hops with International Artists. We have a few upcoming events as well. We enjoy video tutorials and have an active YouTube channel.
 
We are also teaching at Art Walk Alchemy, a class each, this year. Here’s a link- https://www.mysticspringstudios.com/art-walk-alchemy/.  Apart from this, we do take workshops.
Contact Names– Sunila Mahajan and Aditi Mahajan (aka Dots to Lines)
E-mail- dotstolines9@gmail.com
Here are some of our latest works. We have chosen different ones, to showcase our versatility (Cards, Tags, Layouts, Journal Page, Home Decor).
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Thank you!

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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Paradise Found

Today we have a mixed media layout made for #scrapyourheartout2019 Event. We have used Kaisercraft Misty Mountain Collection; Art Alchemy Paints- Antique Dark Velvet, Royal Blue, Ice Queen, Butterfly Spell Sparks, Midnight Sky, Crocus Fields; Lindy’s Sprays- Delphinium Turquoise, Tea Pot Purple, Grab a Guy Gold, Bayou Boogie Gold, French Lilac Violet, Tilt a Wheel Teal, Poppin’ Pink; Prima Marketing Flowers; Micro Beads; Dusty Attic Chipboards.

Here’s a look at it:

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Here’s the video link:

We’re submitting this for:

Dusty Attic May Challenge– Inspired by the colour palette

Mixed Media Place April Challenge– Inspired by the blues, purple combination and nature.

Lindy’s May Challenge– Inspired by the colours

Here are some close-up pictures:

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StencilGirl Squared-Off Swap Hop

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Hello and welcome! You have arrived at the StencilGirl® Creative Team’s Spectacular Squared-Off Swap Hop.

We have two projects we created for this hop with the collage pieces we received.

The first one is a layout. We used one of the collage pieces as our focal element and the rest to build our layers. Here is a look at it.

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Our second project is a journal page using mixed media techniques and layering the collage pieces. Here is a look at it.

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The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have a chance to win one of four $25 gift certificates for stencils from StencilGirl® Products. Comment by May 3, 2019. Winner notified by email May 6th.

 

Dots2Lines, Aditi & Sunila Mahajan *** YOU ARE HERE***

 

Natalie May 

 

Trena Brannon

 

Sandee Setliff

 

Kristin Peterson

 

Tina Walker

 

Claudia Neubacher

 

Katie Lamb

 

Jill McDowell

 

Kristin Williams

 

Debi Adams

 

Silvia Souza

 

Cheetarah Cheeda

 

Louise Nelson

Here’s a look at all the projects in this hop.

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Altered Record for StencilGirl®

Today we are on the StencilGirl Blog with a fun project.

We have created this keeping in mind the theme of Stencil Poetry and What’s Old is New Again.

Combining these, we wrote a small poem that forms the focal of our project. We have altered a Vinyl Record with mixed media techniques.

Here’s our poem:

Old. New. Renew.

Time. Passes.

Change. is. constant.

The only constant.

That. gives me solace.

And yet.

The fragments of the Old.

Stay.

Pieces of a broken record.

As though.

Playing. together.

To be. A. whole.

A. new. again.

Another form.

Another song.

Again.

Old. new. renew.

Here’s the completed record:

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Here’s the tutorial:

We are submitting this for:

Dusty Attic April Challenge– Inspired by the colour palette

Here are some close-ups:

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We have used Stencil Girl Stencils- L477, L592, L475
Lindy’s Sprays- Chateau Rose, Open Arms Amethyst, Marigold Yellow Orange, Bodacious Blush, Mission Bells Brown, Moonlit Mulberry, Bougainvillea Fuchsia
Mintay Paper- Dear Diary

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Today we inspire you all with a double page journal spread. Spring is here, and it’s time to plant smiles. Let’s get lost in this beautiful world and build tree houses.

We’ve used Lindy’s Gang Sprays- Golden Sleigh Bells, Green with Envy Green, Gossamer Gold, Freaky Franken’ Lime, Luscious Lime, Bayou Boogie Gold; 7 Dots Studio – Garden Party and Dreamscapes Collection; AB Studio paper elements; Altenew Stencils- Tree Ring and Spring Garden; Mudra Chippies; Distress Oxides- Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

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We’re submitting this for:

7 Dots Studio March Challenge– inspired by the green, brown and natural elements.

Mixed Media Place March Challenge– inspired by the colours and spring theme.

Here are some close-ups:

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wish upon a star

Here’s a journal page to inspire you all to play along @nomadicsouldiaries (Instagram) challenge. The challenge is to create a journal page, use chipboards and include your name (my name means blue and so I used that).

The products used are- Lindy’s Magicals- Pop Rock Purple and Silent Night Silver; Embossing Powders- Aurora Amethyst, Cosmic Blue Violet, Silver Moon Mistletoe, Bavarian Blue and Twilight Blue Slate; Kora Chipboards; 7 Dots Studio Stickers.

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This project is also inspired by:

More Than Words Challenge

More Than Words Challenge – Fantasy & Wings- Inspired by the general idea of fantasy, added phrases on that, chosen fairies as creatures of fantasy and for the challenge of wings.

Lindy’s March Challenge– Used the lilac and grey on the page.

Here are some close-ups:

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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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always

We’re back with a journal page share in our mini rectangle journal. We’ve used Lindy’s Magical Shakers- Guten Tag Teal, Polka Purple and Lederhosen Laurel; Fantasy Dies- 501 & 707, AB Studio Stencil and Stamps and Scrapclub Spb stamp.

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We were inspired by:

More Than Words February Main Challenge– Used the word always to go with the phrase ‘live in the moment’ and ‘remember the now’. This is a reminder for us and everyone.

Lindy’s February Colour Palette- All three colours

Here are some close-ups:

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