Friday, 6 October 2017

Post 292: Mixed Media Layout- Beauty in Simplicity

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout- Beauty in Simplicity. This was made for my October DT post at Peek-a-boo Designs, all the details are here. I was inspired by a few challenges and created this layout around those themes :) 

I wanted to depict the beauty in simple things and the delicate image of a girl smelling the scent of pretty flowers really spoke to me, so I decided to create a Mixed Media Layout around it.


- Prepared the white cardstock base (12 by 12 inches) by applying white gesso
- Added strips of the pretty new washi tape-Blue Blossom onto the background to create a pattern and then applied a wash of white gesso over it so that I could do watercoloring over the top in some areas
- Stamped on the pretty flowers from the Floral Fantasy Stamp in the background using black archival ink (since it is a permanent ink that that doesn’t run when dry- I knew I wanted to do watercoloring later)
- Used the Dimensional stencil and added some background stenciling with black archival ink
- Stamped flowers from the gorgeous new Pretty Roses Stamp set & colored them in with watercolors, then fussy cut the images
- Die cut leaves in black & white using the Dual Leaf die & die cut the lattice using the Graceful Lattice Die
- Did watercoloring in the background (with a blue, yellow & green) and also colored some gauze
- Adhered the photo to some blue pattern paper and stuck the frame from the Scalloped Rectangle die on the photo to make the image pop
- To assemble the layout, I created layers using the fussy cut images, die cuts, pretty & delicate lace, flowers, gauze & a metal embellishment (which was colored with inka gold)
- In the end, added a few sticker sentiments, a few gems for some sparkle and created a little blue & white splatter


PABD stamps- Pretty Roses, Floral Fantasy
PABD dies- Scalloped Rectangle, Graceful Lattice, Dual Leaf
PABD Stencil- Dimensional
Prima's Heavy White Gesso
Blue Blossom Washi tape
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black 
Zig Clean Color Real brush markers
Tim Holtz Small Chat Stickers 

Here is a photo of the layout:

Here are a few close-up photos:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More than Words October Main Challenge- "Delicate" depicted by the flowers & photo and for fabric used lace & gauze fabric for layering.
2. Mixed Media & Art September Challenge- was inspired by the blues & aqua colors in the moodboard

Thanks for your time :)
Stay Blessed!


  1. Wow Preety !! Nice take on our challenge !! Thanks for playing with us at More Than Words Challenge along with us !!

  2. Another stunner Preety. Love your work. Thank you for joining us at More than Words xxx

  3. Beautiful LO, fantastic clear composition. Thank you for joining at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo challenge :)

  4. This is super beautiful!! So happy you could play along with us at More Than Words!

  5. beautiful! Thank you for joining us at MMA this month!

  6. So lovey color combo!
    Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media & Art!
    Hugs Katja

  7. Gorgeous page and embellishments !! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW !! Have a nice day. xoxo Heike

  8. Wow, it's beautiful, thank you for joining us on the Scrapki-wyzwaniowo challenge;)

  9. Wow another beautiful piece of work! Well done! All the best from MTW! :)

  10. it's amazing! thank You for joinig us on Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo :)