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

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #13 - A Year of Choices (And Some Changes)

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #13
"A Year of Choices"
(And Some Changes)
You have so many options: Spray Inks and Mists, Around the House, Stencils and Paste, Photo Inspiration, Ribbon Twin and Fiber, Stamps, Tic Tac Toe, New to You, Think Pink, Birds of a Feather, April Showers, and finally... May Flowers! 

This month we are celebrating our 1 Year Birthday. We started this blog last June. Rachel and I were looking for a place where crafters who enjoyed mixed media could  find inspiration for and share their mixed media creations. Whether you've been with us since the beginning or just found us recently, we want to thank everyone who participates in our challenge. We are continually blown away by the amazing creations we get to enjoy each month. Our little blog has been more popular and successful than we could have ever imagined. 

Over the past year we have strived to provide you with inspirational projects created by mixed media artists at all levels of experience. Our design team members have spent hours commenting on our players blogs. We have worked hard to feature some of the best mixed media artists as guest designers and we have tried our best to find amazing sponsors who offer fun, crafty, mixed media prizes. 

Since we started, a multitude of "Mixed Media" Challenges have formed. In an effort to maintain the integrity of our challenge and remain relevant, we are changing a few of our Player Requirements. Please note the changes below when you are preparing your June Challenge post. 

1. You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post. 
2. You must comment on at least 3 design team members blogs to be eligible for prizes and recognitions.
3. You may combine with up to 4 more challenges

I can't wait to see what you all create this month. Thanks for making this such an awesome challenge!

We're SO excited to announce our awesome June sponsor and prize! Maya Road is offering two prizes for our TWO random winners this month!!! Maya Road also generously sent our Design Team Members some awesome products that they each used in their projects this month. 

Each of our TWO random winners will receive one of these prizes!!! 

Meet Our June Guest Designers

Julia Stainton

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

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes

* Mention in your post which theme(s) you used in your June "Year of Choices" Project.
* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct postnot your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges. 
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

You have until June 30, 11:59pm EST to enter! Remember... TWO random lucky winners will receive a Maya Road Prize Package!!


  1. Congratulations on your first anniversary! Great going and lovely inspirations from the Guest designers and Dt's this month. Noted the changes in the rules too.

  2. Gorgeous artwork by the team!
    Congrats on the first anniversary!

    It would be easier you would give us the possibility of a "grab it button" to use your challenge graphic if it's mandatory requirement to take the graphic!
    you can take it easily HERE

  3. Many happy returns to your lovely blog. I have really had fun playing over the last year and your DT are awesome. I have noted your new rules but it's such a shame you are limiting your challenges to only 5. I have such limited crafting time and I LOVE entering challenges that I have fun combining them. Some challenges do limit 10 which I feel is fair but most are unlimited and it allows us to share all our creativity. I really do wish you the very best in your next year and I really will try to enter when I can but sadly I rarely enter less than 10 challenge as I spend a long time planning my pieces around the themes, it's part of the fun and challenge for me. However I fully understand your reason for changing. Huge crafty hugs xx

  4. Brilliant team inspiration, really impressive work all round. I've entered and commented as per rules and hope tovisit all the blogs over the month. congratulations on your first anniversary.x

  5. Happy Anniversary!! I have really enjoyed playing along as often as possible, but it's a shame you have lowered your limit to four other challenges. I put so much work into my big projects and usually only get to do one or two a month, so I like to combine as many challenges as I can. I do wish you the best of luck with the continued success of your bog though. Take care. hugs :)

  6. Happy 1st Birthday! Great inspiration from all the team and the guest designers. Entered and commented as per the rules.

  7. Happy anniversary and feel very honoured to have GD'd for you!!
    Georgie xx

  8. Happy first birthday to you all, sadly I like some others wont be entering either, I like to do around 6-10 challenges per make and craft around the challenges I like. So to limit them like this wont work for me, Good Luck with the future x

  9. Happy Birthday and many thanks for this wonderful inspirations!!

  10. Happy Anniversary! I love your themes through out the year. I enjoy all the wonderful inspirations each month. Enjoy your month long celebration.

  11. Hi! I'm a little confused as to the theme. We can choose one from any of the previous themes in the last year? I THINK I understood it right, but I'm not sure. LOL

    As for combining, do you mean we can use our entry as entries in four other challenges from other sites? If that's the case I am totally cool with it because sometimes I feel like seeing the same entries everywhere means less and less of a chance for the newbies to win. Lolol. Five challenges for one entry seems like a fair number.

    Congrats on your anniversary btw!!!

  12. Congratulations team for completing fabulous one year, love to see your inspirational projects!
    I am always happy to join in challenges here !

  13. Happy Anniversary! I love this challenge blog, and the great inspiration from the Design Team! I will be happy to comply with the new rules, but I am sad about the 5 only rule. Because I love this challenge blog so much, I will be sure to find a way to enter as often as I can.

  14. Happy Anniversary! I love this challenge blog, and the great inspiration from the Design Team! I will be happy to comply with the new rules, but I am sad about the 5 only rule. Because I love this challenge blog so much, I will be sure to find a way to enter as often as I can.

  15. Yes, what is the theme? It's not said. I am guessing along the lines of the previous entry - but is it that?

  16. What a great journey through most of the DT blogs, wonderful inspiration...loved them all and so glad I found this blog...xx

  17. Fabulous inspirations, as always ladies, and another great challenge too! Thanks for letting us know about the rule update in advance too and I will be back again, hopefully, soon! Karen x

  18. Congratulations! Happy 1 year!
    I made my comments to my favorite 4 DT. :)

  19. Congrats on your anniversary! Thanks for the inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  20. Great challenge and great artwork. Happy anniversary!

  21. Thanks for all of the inspiration! Although I haven't participated much, I do enjoy the blog and all of the tips and techniques that the DT have shown.
    Happy Anniversary!

  22. I can't believe it's been a year! Thanks for all the great challenges. I think I was able to enter almost all of them. Here's to the next year! =)

  23. Congratulations on your first year's anniversary! I was inspired by challenges #1, #2, #6, #12 and possibly #7, as I worked on my page for this month's entry. Thanks for hosting this fun monthly art venue.

  24. am loving the entries here, I'm so glad I've found this site

  25. Congrats on your one year anniversary, great inspiration from all the team, I will be joining in again.

  26. Congratulations on your anniversary! Beautiful DT work. So inspiring:)

  27. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on your 1st year of un and fabulous challenges, along with providing tons of inspiration. Cheers to many more!

  28. Congrats on your first anniversary. Gorgeous projects from the DT. My first time joining the fun. Hugz

  29. congratulations on a fabulous year !! great inspiration from the design team !! noted the change in rules

  30. Great that you have established such a great challenge site within the year - looking forward to many more inspirational months - a bit late with mine this month - been on hols !!!

    Off to look at the DT work now

  31. Congrats on your first year! This is my first time joining in but I look forward to seeing all the beautiful inspiration to come.

  32. Additionally, the blog post highlights the importance of making choices and embracing change in one's artistic journey. It serves as a reminder that growth often comes from stepping out of one's comfort zone and embracing new techniques or mediums.Best web hosting provider


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