Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #11
For the month of April, we ask that you create something having to do with rain. This could be umbrellas, rain boots, clouds, rainbows, etc.... use your imagination and get creative! Be sure to tell us how you incorporated something "rainy" into your project!
We are SO excited to announce our amazing April sponsor and prize! The generous people at DecoArt are offering fantastic DecoArt product prize packs to THREE lucky winners! We would like to thank the generous people at DecoArt who so graciously provided all the members of our design team with loads of fun DecoArt Mixed Media products to use on the projects they created for this month's April Showers Challenge.
Here is a little more about DecoArt Media Products:
"Anyone can create beautiful mixed media art. DecoArt's Media program includes products formulated to work seamlessly together to create amazing mixed media art.
Included in the line are fluid acrylics, antiquing creams, misters, gessoes, mediums, crackles, varnishes, and textures. Made in the USA."
Each of our 3 Random winners will receive a prize package similar to this one filled with DecoArt Media Products!!!
Meet Our April Guest Designer - Zuzu - A member of the DecoArt International Design Team
"I am a trained therapist who's hobbies are crafting, hill walking and playing musical instruments (see how i missed out addicted to the XBox despite me spending more time on that than anything lol) My dad was an oil paint artist in his spare time and for as far back as I can remember, I have always been creative too; making items for my Doll's house and taking up tapestry at the age of 10. I started card making about 11 years ago and soon got tired of it and slowly advanced through various papercrafts towards altered art and mixed media. My preferred style is "vintage, distressed, shabby, grunge". I love texture and I love rust, but I do like to break away from it now and again and do clean bright colourful things."
We adore Zuzu's "April Showers" project she created for our challenge using the awesome DecoArt Media products. We are so excited to let you know that Zuzu actually created 2 projects for our challenge, they are very different from each other. Check back on April 15th to see Zuzus' second take on our "April Showers" Challenge. Thank you, Zuzu, for joining us! And, I also want to thank Andy Skinner for helping us out so much with this challenge and introducing us to the amazing Zuzu!!
And now for some inspiration from our Design Team...
Donna used lots of DecoArt products on her project including: Media Fluid Acrylic Paints, Media Misters, Crackle Paste, Gesso, Americana Writer, Matte Medium, Craft Twinklers, Americana Birds Stencil (from Michaels)
Rachel used these DecoArt Materials on her canvas: Matte Medium, Media Fluid Acrylic Paints, Media Misters, Liquid Glass and Crackle Medium
Lynn used these DecoArt products on her project: Matte Medium, Crackle Paste, Gesso, Carbon Black and Burnt Umber Fluid Acrylic Paints
Melanie used these DecoArt Products: Fluid Acrylic paint, Crackle Paste, Gesso (White) and Interference Paint.
Karen used DecoArt Media Misters, Media Fluid Acrylics, Gel Medium, Gesso, Media Interference Paint, and Antiquing Cream on her project
Astrid used almost entirely all DecoArt Media Paints and
Mediums on her project.
Mediums on her project.
Debbie used DecoArt Crackle Paste, Media Fluid Acrylic Paints and
Media Antiquing Creams on her project
Make sure you visit each designer's blog for step by step tutorials on how they created their beautiful projects! Be sure to leave some comment love for them... we LOVE hearing from you all!
We don't have many rules, but ask that you do follow the ones we have. *Mention in your post how your project was inspired by "April Showers".* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
** Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board**
* 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 April 30, 11:59pm EST to enter! Remember... TWO random lucky winners will receive a DecoArt Product Prize Package!!