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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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®

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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

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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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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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Natalie May 

 

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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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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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Whispers in the breeze

Red is not an easy colour to use, but with some mood board challenges this month, it has been exciting to use it in multiple creations in different ways.

Here’s a mixed media layout using 7 Dots Studio Nothern Lights Collection. We’ve used Lindy’s Sprays Rizzo Rowdy Red, Guten Tag Teal and embossing powder Rizzo Rowdy Red.

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This creation was inspired by:

7 Dots Studio November Challenge– Inspired by the red and teal, and the photo.

 Lindy’s November Challenge

Mood board from Art and Soul Challenge

Here are some close ups:

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