Monday, 6 November 2017

Post 327: Mixed Media Layout- Enjoy the Journey

Hi friends !

I'd like to share a Mixed Media Layout- "Enjoy the Journey" This was part of my November DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be found here. I was inspired by the challenge over on the More than Words Challenge blog with the theme of "Outdoors" and "Woodgrain", so I took a wood grain pattern paper for my layout and for the outdoors I depicted journey and travelling. I have always wanted to travel to France and enjoy their beautiful green country side and that was my inspiration. I wanted it to have a vintage look so stuck to shades of brown and neutrals with a little pink. 

Synopsis of the Process: 

-Prepared the pattern paper with clear and heavy white gesso.
-Did background stamping and stenciling and heat embossed in white.
-Heat embossed the chipboards in black.
-Layered fussy cut vintage images, burlap, gauze & jute string to form the composition.
-Added color with sprays and a few details like doodling and borders with white acrylic paint.
-Darkened the edges of the page and added brown and white splatter at the end.

List of Supplies:

Bob n Betty's Cottage Blush Paper Collection
Prima's Heavy White Gesso, Clear Gesso
Finnabair Mini Stamps for background texture
Lindy's Gang Starburst Sprays- Cattail Copper Brown, Ponderosa Pine Olive, Autumn Maple Crimson & Screamin' Banshee Black Shimmer Spray
Tim Holtz Idealogy Big Chat Stickers
Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil
Icraft Stencil- Squares
Ranger's Fine Detail Black and White Embossing Powder
Tacky Glue
Jute String
Versamark Watermark Mini Pad
Ranger's Round blending tool and foams
White Acrylic Paint
Old Book Pages
Brushes and Palette Knives
Here is a photo of the layout:

Here are a few close-up photos where the details are more visible:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

1. More than Words November Main Challenge (woodgrain paper used and "journey, travel and adventure" is how I interpreted outdoors") 
2. Mixed Media Place October Challenge (I was inspired by the pinks and the books)

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


  1. Extremely gorgeous, Preeti! I love the look of those vintage sheets you've used. Really beautiful layout too.
    xx Ashwini

  2. This is fabulous! Love the layering and the composition! Well done!! All the best from MTW! )

  3. Wonderful! I love your interpretation of the challenge - it's perfect. The natural colours add to the travel feel of the page too. Thanks so much for joining us at More Than Words.

  4. You did a fabulous job with this challenge! Love it! So happy you could play along with us at More Than Words!

  5. Love your vintage layout, gorgeous texture and colours, beautiful piece of art xx

  6. This is so beautiful !! love the vintage look !! well done !! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words !! xoxo Heike

  7. wow wow!!!! I love it! Thank you for joining us at More than Wordsxx

  8. Amazing layout!
    Thank you for joining as at MMP!

  9. Really amazing! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!

  10. Beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!

  11. Beautiful as always. Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words ❤

  12. Gorgeous layout! Love the vintage style! All the best from MTW! :)