Mixed Media Moon Chime

Today I’ve created a Mixed Media home decor piece inspired by two challenges. I was invited by Mixed Media Academy to guest design for their August Challenge. The challenge is to create something inspired by the colour palette and a Zodiac Sign.

I combined this with the Nomadic Soul Diaries August Challenge.

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Here’s my project: Inspired by MMA- The colour palette works for me very well because these are my go-to colours. I’ve used a crescent moon idea and created my interpretation of the universe. I believe my purpose is to heal, inspire and spread light. The Virgo Symbol is of a maiden carrying s shaft of wheat. In my interpretation, I’ve used it as a fairy carrying this light to illuminate the world. I’ve also depicted the universe from the Moon’s perspective, which means space seems white and the moon and stars have the colour:)! This to me is a metaphorical representation of how others perspective and point of view is so important for me. The phrases I’ve used are lines from a poem that I’ve written and talked about this idea. 

NSD- I’ve created a home decor hanging, used crystals and as for mosaic I’ve interpreted it as assorted patterns that make a whole and used a stencil and mandala to represent it.

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Here’s a tutorial:

 

Some close-ups:

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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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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

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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scenic voyage

Today we’ve created a Vellum Shaker Tag in a mixed media style. We’ve used Papericious Vellum, Sequins and Shaker Beads, along with Fantasy Dies- 660,700,553,509 and Lindy’s Colours- Luscious Lime, Drop Dead Gorgeous Green, Crow’s Nest Copper, Incandescent Copper; Lindy’s Shakers- Cowabunga Copper, Cathedral Pines Green.

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We’re submitting this for:

Lindy’s January Challenge

Fantasy Gallery January

This Tag was created based on an Inspiration Piece sent by Alicia, for the Oh So Inspired Collaboration. Here’s a link. There is a call for collaborators, so do check the details.

Here are some close-ups:

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Steampunk Tag- Nomadic Soul Diaries

Have you checked the new Instagram Challenge- Nomadic Soul Diaries? If not head over https://www.instagram.com/nomadicsouldiaries/ and follow us.

It’s a challenge completely on Instagram. Our January Challenge is live. Here’s a look at the challenge and an inspiration- a steampunk tag.

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Here’s the Video Tutorial-

https://youtu.be/NjblHyOk85s 

We look forward to your participation!

Submitting this creation to

Mixed Media Place Challenge- Inspired by the colours, feathers.

Fantasy Gallery January

Here are some close-ups-

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Crafts Dreamy Challenge

Today, we have the second monthly challenge on the Crafts Dreamy Blog.

As we welcome the New Year, the Mood Board is inspired by journalling all the new memories we are about to create. Also, think of letters; old and new, vintage photographs, memoirs etc

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The theme is anything goes; you can make a card, tag, ATC, scrapbook layout, pocket letter, mixed media or collage piece etc the possibilities are endless! The challenge is open to everyone in the UK and internationally.
The winner of the challenge will have the chance to be featured as our Guest Designer here at Crafts Dreamy and everyone who enters the challenge will go into the draw to win a Fifteen-pound gift voucher (provided by myself) to spend at Crafteezee The Design Team will also choose a further three favourite designs. Please click on the link below for more details on how to enter; the Design Team and I look forward to you sharing your creations with us!
Rules are simple, create a project, the theme is anything goes, enter by clicking on the link HERE include a link back to this challenge in your blog post. You can combine our challenge with up to 5 challenges (including this one) If you are entering through Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, you’ll need to include #craftsdreamychallenge

Create your story

Every time we find an odd-sized canvas, we tend to buy it. This time, it’s this long panel like canvas.

We’ve used Fabrika Decoru Glitter Paste, Metallic Paints and Glass Drops. Are layers are all dies- from Fantasy, along with some clay makes, Cuts 2 Luv Badge, AB Studio Stencil and art pebbles.

Here’s a look at the canvas:

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Fantasy Dies Used- FD 565, FD 612, FD 691, FD 574, FD 707

We were inspired by :

Fantasy Task # 47 Crystal Frost– We used transparent art pebbles on the canvas, frosted powder, glitter, glass drops.

Fantasy Gallery January

Cuts2Luv January Challenge– we used the colour palette, and technique of layering.

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Mixed Media Place Mood Board. The blue shades, snow, and sparkle.

Here are some close-ups

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