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

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!


  1. The design team work is brilliant - great challenge this month

  2. Hello ladies, I am follower for a long time, but I think this is my first time playing with you...thanks for the beautiful DT samples...best wishes!

  3. Thanks for another fun challenge. Fabulous DT inspiration!

  4. Some amazing pieces from the DT!! Sorry I have entered all mine in one go :) xx

  5. Great Challenge, loving the inspiration.

  6. Gorgeous makes by the DT as always, such talent!! Thanks for another wonderful challenge! Happy New Year to all! See you again soon, hugs :)

  7. Welcome Karen! Great burlap canvas for your first time! Great art pieces from the entire Design Team! Fun Challenge--I'm in!

  8. Such a fun challenge and great projects from the DT's :)

  9. Beautiful creations by DT!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    I'm your newest follower!

  10. I love all the creative inspirational pieces by the DT. I got a set of Gelatos last month, so this was a marvelous opportunity to play with them. Blessings!

  11. Thanks for the send-off! I miss you guys! But I just looked at the entries this month, and there are some really amazing ones! Good luck picking your favorite :)

  12. Just found your challenges! Glad to be joining in!

  13. Thanks for a the "new" challenge! Welcome to Karen..she's a wonderful talent and best wishes to Lynn on her creative journey!

  14. Thanks for yet another AWESOME and inspiring challenge ladies! You are all so very creative and I'm thrilled to see Karen joining your team--she is wonderful and so talented--she'll fit right it!! :)
    And all my best to Lyn too! Hugs!


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