Sunday 8 January 2017

Mixed Media Layout: Celebrate

Hi there!!

8 days into the new year and I finally decided to do some crafting. So today I created a mixed media layout with the theme of celebrating with family. I was inspired by a vintage photo of a family decorating a christmas tree and celebrating festivities so I thought that photo should be the focus of the layout. I think it is important to spend quality time with our near and dear ones and this layout showcases just that. The process took about 4 hours and I created layers of texture by adding stamping, colors and embellishments in stages. I tried out a few new supplies which I gifted myself for christmas and some which my mom shared with me since we sometimes craft together and live in the same house :) its always fun to try out new things along with using old things!! (I didn't have a black gelato so I decided to use some black and brown eyeliner pencils). I love watching youtube video tutorials and the work of Marta Lapkowska and Gabrielle Pollaco really inspired me to try out mixed media :) 

 Here are a few pictures of the supplies and process:

(Tore pieces of cardstock, distressed the edges with vintage photo distress ink then heat embossed the mudra old script stamp using versamark watermark ink, zing white embossing powder, homemade emboss buddy and heat tool)

(stamped the die cut tags with different stamps using jet black archival ink and then distressed the edges of the tags with vintage photo distress ink)

(Layered the tags with the photo on top, matted the photo with a blue glitter cardstock to add bling and make the photo stand out.)

(Created Texture with impasto paste and Artplorations retro cirlces stencil, Then used flower stencil with round blending tool+foam and peacock feathers distress inkpad to create floral designs all over. Then sprayed the layout with various colors of blue and brown inks)

(Adhered Dusty attic chipboard to the layout using Tombow multi glue)

(Adhered embellishments like flowers with tombow multi glue then created darker outlines around the tags using black and brown eyeliner pencils)

Additionally, the celebrate die cut was heat embossed with white embossing powder to give it a shine and in the end I splattered the LO with white gesso)

Here are a few pictures of the finished project:

Supplies Used:

1. Black cardstock 280 gsm
2. Artplorations stencils - retro circles and bloom boldly
3. Dusty Attic chipboards- Bubbles, deVine Frame set and Foliage #2
4. Sizzix celebration script die
5. Distress inkpad- Vintage photo and Peacock feathers
6. Ranger's heat tool
7. Ranger's archival ink- jet black
8. Tropical gelatos (blue color)
9. Kohl pencil- black 
10. Brown eyeliner pencil
11. Gauze (snippet from the inside of an envelope)
12. Blue Glitter CS (snippet)
13. White Cardstock (snippets)
14. Mont Marte Texture Paste
15. Sizzix Tim holtz Tag collection die 
16. Palette knives
17. Blue sequins
18. Seed beads (light blue and dark blue)
19. Prima art stones (big)
20. Distress Crayons- blue
21. Little birdie color splash ocean mist and mocha
22. Cosmic shimmer spray- aqua breeze
23. Prima mica powder- blue 
24. Zing white embossing powder- opaque
25. Sentiment tiles 
26. Tim Holtz chit chat stickers
27. Mudra mini stamp- old script
28. Prima stamps 
29. MFT background burlap cling stamp
30. Water spray bottle 
31. Rag
32. Glue gun 
33. Little birdie flowers 
34. Gems 
35. Vintage Photo from Scrapberry's Postcards paper pack

Thanks for your time! Would love to read your comments :)
Happy crafting! Stay blessed 

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More than Words Main Challenge- January  ( I have included the word celebrate and bling in present in the glitter cardstock, cosmic shimmer spray, gems and sequins)
2. Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge ( I have used two artplorations stencils)

3. Dusty Attic Challenge- January ( I was inspired by the blue colors of the moodboard)

4. Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge (I have created layers of tags behind the photo and layers of stamping and colors step by step as the piece progressed)


5. Pixie's Snippets Playground- Week 263+264 ( I have used many snippets of cardstock and gauze)

6. Simon Says Monday Challenge- Start Afresh ( I have used some brand new craft products for the layout which include 2 designs of chipboard, distress crayons, cosmic shimmer spray, one new stencil, tim holtz chit-chat stickers and sentiment tiles)

7. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- New Something ( I have used some brand new craft products for the layout which include 2 designs of chipboard, distress crayons, cosmic shimmer spray, one new stencil, tim holtz chit-chat stickers and sentiment tiles)

8. Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge

10. Mudra Craft Stamps: challenge #5 ( I have used the mudra mini old script stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to create the background)


  1. Wow..its looking amazing Preety...Love all the layers and the colors..Its Beautiful..

  2. WOW! Awesome mixed media piece! Great colors, and so many fun layers to check out. Great way to use up bits and pieces, and I am always a sucker for corrugated cardboard in a piece! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, and happy new year! Maura

  3. Beautiful interpretation of our challenge with so many wonderful elements. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  4. very

  5. Fabulous layout! I do love the shades of blue and there's so much to look at! Gorgeous work!


    Di xx

  6. Fabulous! Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

  7. This is absolutely beautiful!! Love the color palette and texture!!

  8. Wow, this is stunning love all of the details that you've put into this piece.

    Sue xx

  9. Super stunning page! Love the many details and the little tutorial! Thank you for joining More Than Words challenge and Dusty Attic challenge this month

  10. Beautiful layout !! I love it !! Thank you for playing at More Than Words :)

  11. Oh you've had fun playing haven't you? I love your interpretation of the challenge. Thanks for joining in at More Than Words this month.

  12. Very very much details to look at! Beautiful work! Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words this month!

  13. A beautiful take on this month's Mood Board!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Dusty Attic.

  14. Oh wow love your take on the challenge. And that teal is just beautiful- one of my favorite colours. Thanks for joining us at More than Words x

  15. This looks like a lot of fun and must have been completely absorbing.

  16. This is really gorgeous, Preety. A beautifully thoughtful layout and lovely design. The blue.....oooooo. So pretty. Thanks for playing along at HLS MM Challenge and at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge too.

  17. Wow, Preety! This is such a delicate piece of artwork which is full of layers and details. I just can’t take my eyes off it. Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. Hope to see you next month. Helen, HLSMM DT

  18. What an impressive creative process and final result! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  19. Oh wow! Lots of interesting artsy details to look at Preeti. I love the beautiful shades of blues. Your stenciling is magnificent! Glad you joined STAMPlorations January Mixed Media Challenge and see you next time.
    Hugs and smiles,
    STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  20. Wow stunning layout! Loved watching the process unfold. You put alot of work into this and it paid off it's gorgeous! All the best from MTW! :)

  21. What a stunning layout!!! Thank you for sharing the process and thank you for entering the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. xx Susanne.

  22. Beautiful project!! Thanks for sharing the process!!! Thanks a lot for playing with us at More Than Words!!

  23. Stunning LO! Love the color and textures. Thank you for joining us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month and good luck. We sure hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  24. Wow, a lot of work and love went into this project! Thanks so much for joining us at Mudra Craft Stamps!

  25. Stunning,a real labour of love, Pretty. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge. Good Luck! 😃

  26. Wow! thats a stunner! Thanks for playing along. Good luck.
    Ria Banerjee
    Mudra CT

  27. Beautiful projects!! So many pretty details, love everything about it. Thanks so much for joining the Mudra Craft Stamps Challenge. :-)

  28. Very nicely and beautifully done! Good job! Thank you so much for joining the fun at Mudra's blog. Good luck :)

  29. WOW!! Layers and layers and sooo many details find something new every time i look at it....beautiful ....
    Thankyou for joining us at HLS Mixed Media Challenge ....All the best.