Often imitated, never duplicated                     Mixed Media - artwork using more than one medium.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Design Team Call & You Still Have Time to Play!!!

Today is the last day to enter our Design Team Call. If you love Mixed Media and being a team player, then this might be the place for you. Just click this link and fill out our easy form before midnight EST tonight!!! 

And don't forget you still have time to play in our January "New" Challenge 

We would like to thank all our players for your support of our 8th Challenge. Our gallery is filled with beautiful and inspiring mixed media creations that follow our "New To You" themes. 

We just wanted to remind you that you have until midnight EST on Saturday, January 31 to play in our January "New" Challenge. That's 6 Days away!!

Our random winner will receive a $25 gift card from Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Our design team will pick a winner and several honorable mentions who will be able to proudly display our graphic on their blogs. Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 5.

Our new challenge will start on Sunday, February 1 and run through February 28.  Be sure to check back then to find out what our new theme is, who our new sponsor and guest designer are.

Also, did you know that we are on social media?? Here are all the places you can follow us for mixed media inspiration, techniques and challenge reminders. And, be sure to follow our blog!!

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mixedmediamc
Twitter - https://twitter.com/mixedmediamc
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbaaS2uV_xR-MR98X0N1upA
Instagram - mixedmediamc

We look forward to seeing your amazing "New To You" creations and having you join us for our ninth challenge starting February 1!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

MMMC Design Team Call

We have an exciting announcement to make! Make sure you keep reading to get all the details on this great opportunity!

Unfortunately our designer Lalo is unable to stay on the team. We have loved having Lalo on the team and found her projects so inspiring. We will miss her and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. 

Since we have an opening in our design team, we are having our first Design Team Call!! It's super easy to apply. Just click on the link below and fill out the form. Please read the list of responsibilities carefully before submitting your application. 

MMMC Design Team Responsibilities
1. Create (at least) one mixed media project a month 
2. Comment on all (or designated) players' blogs every month
3. Must have a blog
4. Must be on Facebook for participation in our private Facebook DT Group 
5. Be able to fully commit to our team through June 2015

Here is the link to the form. 

The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 25. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

December Winners!

It's time to reveal our winners of our December TicTacToe challenge! We had such an amazing round up of stamped projects last month, it was really hard for us to pick these winners! Thank you as always for joining in our challenge. Check out all of the December entries in our gallery here.

The winner of our November challenge is #22 - Nikki with her stunning holiday ATC Decoration! Nikki, please grab you winners badge below!

Here are our December Honorable Mentions (in no particular order). Pick up your badge below!

Our random winner of the $25 Inspiration Emporium gift certificate is Nancy Carroll! Please email mixedmediamc(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your fabulous prize!

Thank you to everyone who joined in our challenge! We look forward to seeing all of your gorgeous projects in our January "Something New for the New Year" Challenge!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #8 - Something New for the New Year

Welcome to The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #8 
 "Something New for the New Year"!

We ask that you create something that is somehow "new to you." You could try a new technique, use a new product, or create a new type of project that you have never made before. Just be sure to tell us in your description how your project is "New to You"

We are thrilled to have Butterfly Reflections Ink as our awesome sponsor this month! They are offering a $25 gift certificate to our lucky random winner.

Butterfly Reflections Ink

Here is a little more about this new online craft products store from the owner Vanessa Middleton. 

"My goal is to provide you with current products at competitive prices, prompt shipping and excellent customer service. Orders will ship within 2-3 business days and in most instances, you will have your fun new goodies within a week. Keeping current products in stock is one of my major goals Thank you very much for shopping with me. I know you have plenty of options and I truly appreciate it!"  Vanessa Middleton

Butterfly Reflections Ink has lots of items for mixed media projects like the entire line of Dina Wakely Media Paints, Gesso, and Gel Medium. Also, be sure to check out the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to see some amazing projects made from products sold in the store. 
Before we get started with this month's Design Team projects we have a couple of announcements to make. 

First, we would like to say goodbye to our designer Lynn Adams. She will not be staying on for the next term. We will miss Lynn and her truly inspiring creations made in her unique mixed media style. We wish Lynn all the best in her future endeavors!

For our second announcement, we are welcoming a new designer to our team, Karen Crossen. Karen is an amazingly talented mixed media artist and we think you will be inspired by her fun and beautiful creations.  Be sure to leave a comment welcoming Karen so she feels right at home here! 

And now, for some inspiration from our Design Team...

Donna used her new Pan Pastels on the background and
it's the first time she used her Karen Burniston Tree Die.

Rachel tried a technique of stamping on tissue paper then "melting" it onto a textured canvas.

 Lynn tried a new technique, using Inka Gold on the metal star.

Melanie tried a new technique for her, decoupaging patterned paper onto glass.

Karen used burlap canvases for the first time.
She even made them herself by glueing the burlap onto a regular canvas!!
Please visit each designer's blog post to see details on how the project was created... also be sure to leave them some love while you're there! They all LOVE hearing from you.

We don't have many rules, but ask that you do follow the ones we have! 
* Mention in your post how your project reflected something "new". 
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog
* You can combine with as many other challenges as you want.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

You have until January 31st at 11:59pm EST to enter! Remember... a random lucky winner will get a $25 gift certificate from Butterfly Reflections!