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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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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trust the journey; make your mark

We’re back with another mixed media style layout. We’ve used the beautiful Northern Lights paper Collection, Stamps and Stencils by 7 Dots Studio for this. We have also used Lindy’s Sprays- French Lilac Violet, Tilt-a-wheel teal, Shabby Turbine Teal, Cathedral Pines Green, Frozen Jack Frost, Steel Shimmer and Magicals- Azure Sea Asters, Sea Mint Green, Cocklebells Coral, Hibiscus Rose; Magical Shaker- Oom Pah Pah Pink.

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We were inspired by:

7 Dots Studio September Challenge– The cosy interiors, the pastel colours, the flowers and leaves.

Art Playground September Challenge– The colours and the tip to create freely.

Here are some close-ups:

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Perfect moment

Today we’re back with a mixed media style layout. On this one, we’ve kept it clean and simple. We’ve used Lindy’s Shakers- Oktoberfest Orange and Bavarian Blue, and Magical- Mango Mania on the background. We’ve used Cuts2Luv badge, doily, 49 & Market flowers, Kaisercraft collectables, fabric, and Papericious sequence for the layering along with a photo.

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We were inspired by the

Cuts2Luv September Challenge– We followed the colour combo, the sketch, our badge has texture and we used fabric as well.

Mixed Media Place September Challenge– Inspired by the colours and the flowers

Lindy’s September Challenge

Here are some close-ups:

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Birthday Layout

Sunila here from Dots to Lines, with a birthday layout for Aditi. I’ve used her favourite colours and created this layout. I’ve used Lindy’s Sprays- Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Tilt a Wheel Teal, Shaker- Bavarian Blue and Embossing Powders- Bavarian Blue, Razzleberry Plum and Twilight Blue Slate. I have used the Altenew Reflections kit along with the stamps- Vintage Flowers and Peony Boquet, inks- Green Fields, Glacier Caves and Red Cosmos. For the texture on the background, I have applied Liquitex Glass Beads texture through AB Studio Stencil ID 23. I have used Finnabair’s Waxes- Rose Gold and Vintage Old to highlight the texture. I have completed it with Art Extravagance Glitter.

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I would like to submit this for the following challenges

Altenew Sketch Challenge 11 – I have incorporated the sketch and colours.

Art Playground September Challenge– Followed the colour palette, and while working, I went with more of a free flow approach and not so much planning.

Lindy’s September Color Challenge– Following their colour palette.

Here are some close-ups:

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Everyday Treasures

Today we’re back with another mixed media style layout. Here’s a look at it:

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We have used the 7 Dots Studio Nothern Lights Collection, stamps from the Paint Chips Collection; Finnabair’s Art Alchemy Paints, Mediums, Waxes, Glitter, Melange Pebbles, Art Stones, Kaisercraft Dies, Peek-a-boo Designs dies and Cherry Lynn Doily.

 

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We were inspired by two challenges for this one:

7 Dots Studio April Challenge– We played with the colour palette and were inspired by the flowers, and walking down a path under the night sky.

Scraps n Pieces April Challenge-  A few of our favourite things- to walk under the enchanting, magical night sky and nature. We also used colours from the palette.

Love Yourself Layout for Papericious

Today we’re on the Papericious Blog with an inspiring Mixed Media Layout using the New Release Ethereal Collection and White Chippis. For more info, hop on to the Papericious Blog.

Here’s a look at the layout:

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We’re submitting this layout to two challenges:

More Than Words April Challenge- Nature & Animal– We have used Birds and Butterflies and our photo has all the ‘Nature’ in it, apart from our elements like flowers.

Words & Paintery March Challenge– Inspired by the colour palette and the Quote.