Heart and Soul. A Mixed Media Layout.

Hi Everyone, Saadia here
I want to share with you a mixed media layout today. I was inspired by the current mood board of 'More than Words Challenge' Blog and word 'Nature '.  Recently I lost someone very dear and very close to me and its very difficult to forget the loss. But when I watch my kitty play and do all kinds of funny things, I feel happy. I think Nature's beauty has a way of healing us.
I hope you like this layout.

Lets start :
    • I used a 12x 12 inches canvas panel for the layout. Glued book papers to it. Then, I applied diluted Mixed Media 2 in 1 Paste to it. (Picture 1) Picture 1
    • Next, I mixed Little Birdie Texture Sand with Mixed Media 2 in 1 white paste to get a grainy texture. This texture sand is so beautiful!! It's perfect for creating additional layers of texture. We can mix it with Mixed Media Paste, paints and other things.  (Picture 2) Picture 2
  • I applied that mixture of texture sand and mixed media paste through a stencil. It's better to use a big stencil for it. This grainy mixture is a bit difficult to apply through a fine detailed stencil. (Picture 3)
  • Picture 3
  • While the canvas was drying; I covered the chipboard shapes with black gesso.
  • Thereafter, I applied Alcohol Splash spray in Frosted Pool and Color Splash spray in Charcoal and Ocean Mist. I diluted the colors with a bit of water spray.  (Picture 4)

  • Thereafter, I took some wire and made a frame from it , covered it with diluted white Mixed Media Paste and positioned the frame with my picture. (Picture 5) 
  • Picture 5
  • After that, I arranged the flowers and other embellishments around the frame. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I glued all of them with Little birdie Soft Gel Medium-Matte. Gel medium gives time to move the embellishments if one wants to modify the arrangement. 
  • Then, I applied Little Birdie Crystal Drops and Mixed Media Stones in some areas. The Crystal Drops and stones are great for filling gaps in the composition. 
  • Next, I highlighted some areas with Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint in Silver Oak color and added few splatters of Charcoal Color splash spray.
  • Finally, I added few finishing touches and a sentiment .

  • I hope you like this layout.   Thank you for visiting the blog today.  Take care stay inspired and craft along!!
Saadia Nawaz.
You will find full list of products used Here

This layout was inspired by More Than Words Challenge blog's mood board


  1. Hi Saadia, Oh my what an amazing layout, love your step by step and detailed process on creating such an amazing background. You are missing 1 key element to qualify for the More than Words challenge, and that is the explanation of what the word NATURE inspired you to make this layout. There is time, please update your blog post accordingly. Thanks so much for your participation, I hope you'll get the chance to update your blog before the end of the month, it's one amazing project.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm very happy that you like my project. I've updated it.

  2. Your layout is stunning and adorable! Thanks for the step by step. I've tried to find your reference to nature in your post but am a bit lost. It would be a shame to miss out as your project is beautiful. Maybe a sentence or two on where nature is on your layout? All the best from MTW! :)

    1. Thank you so much for liking it. I have updated it.

  3. What a gorgeous page... and a gorgeous kitty! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

    1. Thank you so much. I am glad that you like it .

  4. What an amazing page! I loved it! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words!

    1. Thank you so much, Mary. I'm glad that you like it.

  5. Beautiful layout! It`s good that you found comfort somewhere... Thank you very much for joining us at MTW.

  6. Gorgeous Thank you so much for sharing your process and joining us at More than Words this month xxx

  7. woww!!! heart stroke for you creation!!! ♥ Thank you so much for playing along with More Than Words


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