Bonkers Scrapbooking Layout


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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More Than Words May Challenge


Nomadic Soul Diaries May


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

MTW April

Lindy’s April Challenge


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®


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.

Soul-Mending Project Version 1.1

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-

Self-Discovery- A mixed media layout


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


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.


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:


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:


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:


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.


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:


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.


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:


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.


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:


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.


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: