Thursday, 13 August 2020

Just Relax - Mixed Media Layout

 Hello guys

I am sharing my new mixed media layout today which is inspired by blog challenge moodboards and I am also putting up my layout at these challenges.The design and choice of words with picture is inspired the Sketch mentioned at More Than Words Challenge for August 2020 and the color scheme and theme is inspired by the moodboard at Lindy's Color Challenge.

I have used a picture of my nephew and myself....this is atleast 10 years old. Though I wanted to add another image of us building sandcastles and chilling on the Juhu Beach(Located in Mumbai, India).....he is a teenager now and wasnt comfortable with me adding his picture playing in I zerored in on another picture where only our hands are seen and decided to use only that...but once the post is public..I am going to add the picture I earlier decided to use and give the layout to him. He is my baby...I love him.

The Lindy's moodboard inspired me to do a beachy layout and I wanted to try to use the sketch at MTW challenge because I have never done a sketch challenge before...It was super fun and took considerably less time to build the layout. 

There is a square pattern in the layout that repeats itself 3 times...I decided to replicate it using 3 small stars which symbolise starfish. Also there is circle pattern that repeats itself, also 3 times and I added melange stones at those 3 spots to represent this pattern. I think I have tried my best to replicate the pattern and also combined it with elements and pattern from the Lindy's moodboard like inclusion of stars, chickenwire, sand and 3 colors.

I started with my pattern paper from ItsyBitsy and created my own background with stencil, mediums and pastes. Then I added my colours and splatters in various places. I used a lot of dimension to build arrangement...I feel it adds depth and defination to any project. I did add sand on my image as well as on the background in various places....adds so much to the project. Once My arrangement was done, I added finishing touches and more splatters. I was tempted to add stamping but I refrained from it...just to see if I can try to make a layout with no stamps....I guess I can.

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  1. Perfect use of the sketch! Thanks for playing along with MTW!

  2. Woww woww woww!!!! ♥ Totally gorgeous creation!! ♥
    Thank you so much for playing along with More Than Words

  3. Wow! Stunning! I absolutely adore this color palette and all the texture. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words Challenges!

  4. Oh gosh - this is sensational! I absolutely love your colour scheme and the fact that you used your own photo - which is a really awesome pic! A fave! As always, it's great to see you at MTW :)

  5. Such a a wonderful take on our challenge. Thank you so much for joining us at MTW xoxo Heike

  6. Fabulous!!!! So beautiful, thanks for joining us at MTW! xoxo Cecilia

  7. wow! it looks so cool. Can't stop watching at all these amazing details :)
    Thanks for joining MTW challenge!