Friday, 21 July 2017

Post 232: Mixed Media Layout: Beautiful

Hi Friends :)

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled "beautiful" today. The sketch and colors of my layout are influenced by the Dusty Attic Moodboard for July. I loved those colors :) 


I found this really beautiful and powerful image of a dancer with fire coming out from her. So decided to make a layout around it.  

I altered the Dusty Attic Chipboards by embossing them, to add color, dimension and shine :) the feathers were attached to the dancer's photo to depict flying, she almost looks like a modern angel to me! The paradise bird chipboard was embossed in multiple colors to add interest. I added thread at some places for texture. At the bottom of the photo, I've added strings of thread and beads, I think it almost looks like a dream catcher :) 

I thought about what secondary sentiments to add and then decided to add words associated with true beauty; #authentic, #amazing by stamping and genuine, artful, soulful and creative with stickers.

I've done stenciling with distress inks and background stamping. Layers of colors were added using acrylic paints and zig markers. In the end, I created some splatter of gesso and ink. 

Here are a few close-up photos of the layout:

Here is a full photo of the layout:

List of Supplies:

Mudra Craft Stamps Mini Stamp- Washi Tape
Stamplorations Stamp- Winged Things (Bee's Knees)
Stamplorations Stamp- Bold Sentiments Hashtag Authentic 
Stamplorations Stamp- Art Marks (Sherry Russ Designs)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 
Aqua Brush
Ranger's Embossing Powders: Black, Tiger Lily and Sky Blue
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad 
Ranger's Heat Tool 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Gems and beads
Prima's Heavy White Gesso 
Palette Knives 
Ranger's Distress Mini Inkpads- spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin, black soot
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Manganese Blue 
Prima's Crochet Doily Die 
Black and White cardstock 270 gsm 

I am playing along with the following challenges:
Dusty Attic July 2017 Challenge (I was inspired by the colors and sketch)
Mixed Media Place July Challenge (I was inspired by the quote and the word beautiful)
Mixed Media & Art July Challenge  (I was inspired by the word wings)
Rubber Dance July Theme Challenge (I've added thread)
HLS July MM Challenge (texture added via threads, chipboard, acrylics)
SSS Monday Challenge- Get in shape (used 3d embellishments)
SSS Wednesday Challenge- We're seeing stars (stamped stars)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your precious comments :)
Stay Blessed. 


  1. Fabulous layout with lovely details! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers and good luck :)!
    Aditi Mahajan- DT

  2. wow!!! I love the details! Thank you for playing with us at Dusty Attic Challenge!

  3. this is fantastic! I absolute love all the layers and details!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We all hope to see you again next week!
    X Zoey

  4. This is really lovely, fabulous composition. Thank you so much for joining in with us again at Rubber Dance and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

  5. So beautiful and a fabulous take on this month's challenge!! Thanks for sharing with us at The Dusty Attic.

  6. What a stunning layout. I love all that bright color and texture!! So fabulous!

  7. hello! this is amazing, luv the mix of colors, textures, and design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  8. This is really gorgeous, love the art journal spread so much. The colors are stunning and the background has so much depth with all the layers. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  9. Stunning! Wonderful layout. Thank you for playing along at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog this time.
    Good luck
    DT Lynda x

  10. What a stunning layour!!! It's so wonderful. Thank you for joining us in the Rubber Dance Challenge. xx Susanne

  11. Fabulous layout, love all your creative detail
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  12. this looks great, love the background and very creative cheers Judy

  13. Beautiful indeed! Love the details. Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!

  14. Amazing creation thanks for playing with Scrapki this month xxxx

  15. Beautiful concept equally wonderful execution!!
    Thank you for playing with us @Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge... All the best!!
    DT Seemaa

  16. This is really gorgeous! Thanks for playing with MMA!

  17. Very beautiful creation! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge and Dusty Attic

  18. This is stunning, thank you for joining us at MMP x