“Find Joy in the Ordinary” by Aleksandra Mihelič

"Find Joy in the Ordinary" by Aleksandra Mihelič

Hello dear 49 and Market friends. I hope your first September days are as lovely as possible. With the start of September here in Slovenia, school started after two months long summer vacations. My three kiddos went back to 5th, 3rd and 2nd grade of 9 year long elementary school. It’s been a busy and quite stressful week as we are all trying to get used of all the morning and daily routines and obligations that come with it. But as always there is some excitement in the air as they are stepping on a new journey, opening some new doors in their lives. I tried to encourage them and offer them some advices as mothers usually do and of the most important ones was to embrace the journey and to rejoice over the small things that happen to them on this journey. So this was also my inspiration for today’s post.

"Find Joy in the Ordinary" by Aleksandra Mihelič
“Find Joy in the Ordinary” by Aleksandra Mihelič

I’ve prepared this beautiful layout with the gorgeous Serendipitous Mini Collection. It is quite a strong vintage collection with lots of deep green and purple colors. But if you use the right elements together, it can also become a really soft and gentle, shabby composition and that is what I was trying to do here.

"Find Joy in the Ordinary" by Aleksandra Mihelič

I used the background from the paper called “After The Rain”. I added some white crackle texture paste through my stencil with a crackle pattern. I then added a photo of a door, which I got from an online free stock photo platform. I created a composition around my photo using lots of laser cuts embellishments from the collection, 49 and Market flowers, and also some lovely Dusty Attic chipboards and some resin and metal embellishments. At the end, I added some art stones and mini art stones and some splatters with diluted white acrylic color for the finishing touch. I love the outcome and I hope you’ll like it too and it inspires you to create something beautiful on your own today.

"Find Joy in the Ordinary" by Aleksandra Mihelič

Products I Used:

Serendipitous - 12x12 Collection Pack
Serendipitous – 12×12 Collection Pack

AB-88701 Memory Captured Archival Chipboard
Memory Captured Archival Chipboard

AB-86738 6x6 Archival Board - Timeless (White)
6×6 Archival Board – Timeless
Vintage Shades - Ecru Blossoms
Vintage Shades – Ecru Blossoms
GS-86295 Garden Seeds Bluebell
Garden Seeds Bluebell

Thank you for taking time to stop by. I wish you some beautiful days ahead and see you soon with some more inspiration with fabulous 49 and Market.

Enjoy your day!

Check out Aleksandra’s blog for more of her work!