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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Believe in the magic of winter

Today we’re here to share a mixed media round canvas! It’s filled with textures and layers! Let’s believe in the magic of winter:)!

We’ve used Dusty Attic Chipboard, Fabrika Decoru mediums and paints for this canvas.

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We were inspired by:

More Than Words December Challenge– Used stamping in the background and the word ‘Believe’.

Dusty Attic December Challenge– Inspired by the colours and elements from the board.

Here are some close-ups:

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my Lifeline

Today I have a mixed media style layout to share with you all! I had a great time creating this one. Cuts2Luv Nov1

I was inspired by

More Than Words November Challenge – I have used stars in various forms on my layout, used the word ‘future’ as well as dedicated the layout to my grandson who means future. To a future generation, who is the star of all our eyes.

Cuts2Luv November Challenge– I have used the colour combination, sketch, picture of 2 people and the watercolour technique.

Here are 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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Sunshine in my soul

Today we’re here with a journal spread, spreading sunshine.

We’ve used Lindy’s Magicals- Bayou Boogie Gold, Hibiscus Rose, Peony Scarlet Red, Shakers- Yodelling Yellow, Oktoberfest Orange for our background. We’ve used AB Studio Stamps as well. We’ve used a photograph, a badge from Cuts 2 Luv, flowers from Prima Marketing and 49 Market for the focal.

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We’d like to participate in the following challenges:

More Than Words September – We’ve used yellow in our background, as well as flowers. The word Sunshine is incorporated in the quote, photo, and the meaning of the page.

Mixed Media Place August Challenge– Inspired by the colours, the flowers, the cycle and incorporated it all on the page.

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good friends don’t let you do stupid things alone!

Today we’re on the ScrapsnPieces Blog with a guest post. We are so thrilled with this opportunity and are excited to show our project!

We’ve created a Round Canvas for the current mood-board challenge.

The colours, of course, intrigued us, and the quote. It took us back to some great memories. We decided to capture it all on a canvas that can adorn a wall in our room.

Here’s a look at our creation:

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We were inspired by the following challenges:

More Than Words May Challenge- Memories & Frame– We’ve used a Chipboard Frame and Memories are all about happy memories with friends.

Lindy’s May Challenge- We’ve used Sprays- Magnolia Magenta GoldHibiscus RoseFrench Lilac VioletCalifornia Poppy Gold; Magical Shaker- Guten Tag Teal; Embossing Powders- Yodeling Yellow, Guten Tag Teal, Aurora Amethyst and Hibiscus Rose Orange 

 

 

 

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.

Love Actually

Today we’re on the Papericious Blog to inspire you with a mixed media layout using the new release Love Actually Paper pack and Mini Shakers.

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We were inspired by two challenges for this:

More Than Words February Challenge- Forever and Heart– We used both in our layout- Forever on the badge as well as a tile and a mini shaker heart as a focal.

Cuts2 Luv February Challenge- We’ve used a heart on our badge, the technique of splatter and a few colours from the colour combo.