Mix it up Monday - My Oasis and Indoorsy
When I first compared the older "Indoorsy" collection with the new "My Oasis" I did wonder how well they would work together... but I trusted in Traci's understanding of the feel of the collections she creates and looked through my files to work out what I wanted to print.
As "My Oasis" is the current collection I have all of the Traveller's Notebook papers and Die Cuts already printed and cut so I just needed to go through the "Indoorsy" files.
I LOVE the grungy/ distressed/mixed media look to alot of "Indoorsy" so opted to print a selection of my favourite papers ... and the die cut 'sticker' sheets.
I don't own a die cutting machine so I fussycut my stickers out. I joke about the hand cramp I get after a while but I LOVE to do it and it also means I get a really good look at all of the products as I snip.
There were a few sentiments on the word bits that were perfect for a story I wanted to tell about catching Covid for a second time recently and so I started with those and went from there.
I decided to mix up the papers from both collections. My background paper is from "My Oasis" (I added ink splatters and messy stamping to it), the paper layers are all "Indoorsy" (apart from that layer of golden sunshines - that is a scrap left from a previous "My Oasis" collection".
The embellishment clusters are mainly from "Indoorsy" except from the caged flower doodle (and matching flower doodles) - those are from "My Oasis". I usually don't mix floral styles but these worked really, really well!
I added my journalling to the underside of that large tag on the right hand page as I had a lot to say and called it good there.
Once again, Traci was 100% right - these two collections mix beautifully - give it a go and mix them up!