Monday, 10 April 2017

Post 140: Layout- Spread Your Wings

Hi friends :)

Thanks for visiting my blog, I truly appreciate it.
I'd like to share a mixed media layout titled "spread your wings" with you.
The color scheme is dark brown, light blue and white with hints of green. 

Synopsis of the process:

The birds, flowers and leaves were stamped onto snippets of Bielo Cardstock (which is thick and smooth and condusive to water coloring) with archival ink and then colored with zig markers, an aqua brush and metallic paint for one of the flowers. The images were then fussy cut. The base of the layout is a DCWV white colored pattern paper with subtle designs on it, this was prepped by adhering it to a cardboard of 12 by 12 inches. Then gesso was applied in certain areas and stencilling and stamping was done to create a background. Color was added using sprays and zig markers. The wonky stitched rectangle die cuts were colored with vintage photo distress ink and then stenciling was done on them. The tag die cut was colored with water colors and distress inks and then the title "Spread Your Wings" was stamped. The secondary title "Fly High: Sky is the Limit" was also stamped using archival ink. The chipboards and mdf cut out were colored with brown camlin brush pen. Then the fussy cut images, die cuts, gauze, chipboards, mdf cutout and twine were all arranged and adhered using Tombow mono multi glue. In the end, few blue and brown splashes were created with the sprays and the edges of the layout were distressed and darkened with distress ink. 

List of Supplies:

1. DCWV Snack Stack

2. DCWV Latte Cardstock Stack
3. Artplorations Tribal Weave Stencil
4. TCW art is stencil
5. Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- Vintage photo and peacock feathers
6. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
7. Camlin Brush Pens
8. Aqua Brush
9. Lil Birdie Color Splash Sprays- Mocha
10. Homemade spray with Prima Finnabair Mica Powder- Blue
11. Ranger's round blending tool and foams
12. Cutplorations crazy running double stitch rectangle dies
13. Cutplorations Trendy spring blooms die
14. Sizzix Tim Holtz Tags Collection dies
15. Designs by Ryn stamps- Redtailed Comet Hummingbird, African Daisy, Gerbera, Ornate Leaf and Circle cluster set
16. Mudra Stamps- Humming Birds
17. Carte Postale wood mounted stamp
18. Jute Twine
19. Snippets of Bielo cardstock and gauze
20. MDF Butterfly flourish
21. Tombow mono multi glue
22. Dusty Attic Chipboard DA1292 Foliage #2 
23. Dusty Attic Mini Birds #3 DA0727
24. Camlin White Gesso and Ranger clear gesso
25. Artzone metallic paint- Paradise bay (blue)
26. Ranger's Archival Jet Black Ink

Here are a few pictures of the layout:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

DCWV April Stackaholic Challenge (followed the sketch and used DCWV papers)

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Rubber Dance April Colour Challenge (there is background stamping and the images have also been stamped and fussy cut, the 3 colors have been used here)
Designs By Ryn April Challenge 

Dusty Attic April Challenge  (I was inspired by the browns and white colors in the mood board and 2 DA chipboards have also been used) 
April Challenge 2017

Stamplorations April Mixed Media Challenge (2 stencils have been used here)

Stamplorations Things with Wings Linky Party (there are birds and a butterfly)

Stamplorations Theme and Sketch April Challenge (I've chosen the theme of wings- birds and butterfly)

Cutplorations April Challenge (I was inspired by the green, blue and brown colors) 

Mixed Media & Art March Challenge (I was inspired by the brown, white and blue colors in the moodboard) 

HLS MM April Challenge (2 sprays have been used here)

HLS April Watercolor Challenge (The images have been water colored and the background was also water colored with zigs and sprays)

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


  1. Oh, wow - this is truly gorgeous, Preeti! So many beautiful details, nicely balanced and colour coordinated. Thank you for joining our April colour challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  2. This is gorgeous, Preeti.
    I love the layers of great texture, and the soft muted colors. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. WOW!!!! Gorgeous work! I LOVE it. It's really wonderful. Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance! xx Susanne.

  4. Wow, gorgeous LO. So many pretty details and layers. Love that the design sweeps through the middle of the page. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  5. This is stunning,Preeti. Love how you picked out some of the colours and the two birds from our inspiration photo. Thanks so much for playing along at CUTplorations. Good Luck!😃

  6. I love all the pretty!Thanks for sharing at Happy Little happy you joined us!

  7. Very beautiful project! I love all your details! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!

  8. Gorgeous project Preeti!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Dusty Attic

  9. Hi Preeti, I loved reading your process ... it really sounded like you had so much fun making this page! And it shows!!!
    I love that you keep finding another element that you didn't see the first time.
    Thank you for joining us at Rubber Dance this fortnight.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  10. Look at you going on with the challenges! This project is awesome~

  11. This is such a great collage. Hugs, Autumn

  12. Such a cool mixed media project - made with love! There is so much to look at! You should frame this! Thanks for playing along with us at CUTplorations!

  13. Beautiful project! Great colors and texture!!

  14. So much went into this piece it's nice to be able to see the details! Thanks for including such great pics! Great take on the colour theme and use of space.

  15. Fabulous layout!Thanks for playing along with us at the HLS Water color Challenge.

  16. It's gorgeous, you have put so much detail in it! Thank you for joining Dusty Attic challenge this month.

  17. Wow wow wow lovely Thanks for your participation at Mixed Media Place Challenge!

  18. The colours work really well together in your fab interpretation of the layout.
    Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Anything goes with dies and STAMPlorations. :)

  19. A fantastic layout and a super design. The depth created by the all the fabulous fussy cutting and layering is wonderful. The textures and colours are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in with our April challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  20. Amazing! very beautiful! Thanks for the work from the blog "Mixed media & art" Russia

  21. This is so wonderful! I love the birds...thanks for joining us at MM&A!

  22. Awesome layout!Thanks for playing along with us at the HLS Water Color Challenge.

  23. Fabulous! Thank you for playing with us at dusty attic challenge xx

  24. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us this month for the Dusty Attic Challenge!

  25. Wonderful mixed media project! I loved the details and texture! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at STAMPlorations Sketch and Theme Challenge ! :)
    Suchi - DT xx

  26. Wow so much work and detail! Thank you for sharing your work at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

  27. This is gorgeous Preeti. Thank you for joining us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge this month. Carol DT x

  28. Preeti, your multi-layer and multi-technique layout is stunning. Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge. Wish you best luck in your entry. Helen, HLSMM DT

  29. What a wonderful project! Thank you for entering this month's Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPLorations!