1 Apr 2015

Reflections

Your beliefs become your thoughts, 
Your thoughts become your words, 
Your words become your actions, 
Your actions become your habits, 
Your habits become your values, 
Your values become your destiny.” 
                          - Mahatma Gandhi

words that inspired my interpretation of this months blog train theme - "reflections". it's about realizing the power of our thoughts & how our "outsides" are merely a reflection of our "insides". so, we might as well think positive, right?!

the process of creating this kit included not only a little soul searching, but also exploring different graphic styles and design techniques. it was a pretty rewarding learning experience! 

i would say the result of this stylistic exercise is a mix of art journaling & collage. an attempt to fuse the clean, geometric minimalism of a collage with some powerful, bold mess of the art journals.


i made a set of six 3x4' filler and journal cards that can quickly add a bit of that artsy flavour to your pocket style albums, but will also blend well with the rest of the kit, in case you feel like creating your own art journal pages


variety is something i'm pretty proud regarding this kit- so many motifs and textures to combine, in  different and exciting ways! hope you find some bits and pieces here that inpire you to make something new. and if you do, i'd totaly love to check it out, so drop me a line!



and here you'll find the full bt list, with more fabulous goodies!

a page i made using MandysLovableDesigns & my part, just to give you a better idea of the kit:



any thoughts you'd like to share?

27 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Paddy! Great design!

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    1. thanks for checking me out & i'm glad you like it!

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  2. Love love love your part! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. i'm about to mix it with yours, so than should be exciting!

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  3. So super fabulous! The collage card, triangle and neuron papers, art journal collage thingie with the lady with the bar over her eyes, and the doodle stars are particular favorites, and the whole thing just works so well together. A perfect meshing of clean and arsty!

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    1. yay, so my experiment has succeeded, then! enjoy :)

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  4. Gorgeous, as always, Paddy - thank you! I really love your style (it fits perfectly with mine so I might be a wee bit biased!).

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    1. that's awesome, Sarah! can't wait to see your works ;)

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  5. Wow! This is so beautiful. I especially love the quote paper, but yellow stripes are kinda my thing. Haha. <3

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    1. makes me happy to hear that, have fun!

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  6. Thanks for your delightful kits!! I really appreciate your wonderful designs, and your generosity in sharing your hard work with us, your many fans! I really like the clean fresh designs that you created this month - wow! Happy Easter! from Pamela in Canada

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    1. awww...thanks for your support, really means a lot!

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  7. as always, you interpretation on the theme is beautifully unique and hits just the right note for me
    love the journal cards and elements

    thanks
    Anon

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  8. Great kit! I especially love the papers - so pretty. Thank you! Val

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    1. you're more than welcome, enjoy!

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  9. Hi Paddy, Love your stuff as always :-)

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  10. Beautiful journal cards!! Fantastic word art!!! Gorgeous papers!!! Love the artsy part!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!

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    1. wow, hey, i'm just glad someone else is this excited about it! enjoy ;)

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  11. Love these papers!! Excellent kit, thank you so much!!

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  12. All so beautiful -- thank you for sharing your creation!

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  13. thanks so much, paddy. you are becoming one of the legends in PS!!

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  14. oh, my, my, my, maia...you sure know how to make a girl feel special :) thanks for following my work & the encouragement!

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  15. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  16. Thank you..love your quirky take on designing it is so refreshing and individual. Tricia

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  17. Thanks a lot for your generousity, lovely kit <3

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