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

Friday, September 25, 2015

You still have time to play in our September "Inspiration Photo Challenge"

We would like to thank all our players for your support of our 15th Challenge. Our gallery is filled with beautiful and inspiring mixed media creations inspired by our Inspiration Photo

We just wanted to remind you that you have until midnight EST on September 30th to enter the current challenge! 

Our random winner will recieve an awesome 1 month subscription to the new Brave Girl University by one of their amazing instrutors and owner of Unity Stamp Company Angela Magnuson. Thanks Angela!! 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 Monday, October 5!

Our new challenge will start on Thursday, October 1 and run through October 31. Be sure to check back then to find out what our new theme is (and we think you are going to have fun with this one) and who our new sponsor and guest designer are. We have some amazing prizes and guest designers lined up through the end of the year. You are going to LOVE them!!!

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 "Inspiration Photo" creations and having you join us for our October challenge starting Thursday, October 1!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

August "Get Texty" Challenge Winners

It's time to reveal the winners of our August "Get Texty" Challenge! We were so inspired by all our amazing entries! Thank you so much for joining us, we sincerely appreciate your continued support for our challenge. Check out all of the August entries in our gallery here.

The winner of our August challenge is Froebelsternchen!! She has made a beautiful art journal. Please grab your winners badge below!

Now, our Honorable Mentions for our August "Get Texty" Challenge. Please grab your winners badge below!

And the winner of the $25 store credit to the awesome crafty retailer Ellen Hutson is Amanda from Ink-A-Pink. Congratulations!!
 Amanda please send Donna your e-mail address at mixedmediamonthly@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #16 - "Photo Inspiration"

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #16
"Photo Inspiration"!

For the month of September, we ask that you create something inspired by our Inspiration Photo - the colors, shapes, textures, etc...

NOTE: We would like to thank Christy Buchanan from The Painted Picket for allowing us to use this photo of her amazingly artsy "She Studio" in Winnsboro, South Carolina. I took tons of pictures there and found it so very inspiring. To find out more about Christy and her artwork check out her Web Page All Things Painted


Before we get started with more information on our September Challenge, we have a couple of announcements to make. 

Our designer Debbie Burns is unable to finish her term on our design team due to personal reasons. We wish Debbie all the best and are so glad she was able to join us here and provide so much inspiration while she was with us. 

Help us welcome our new Design Team Member, our August Guest Designer, Lisa Adametz from Papergrace.com  We LOVE Lisa's fun and eclectic mixed media style and we are thrilled that she has agreed to join our design team. Be sure to check out her blog and welcome her to the MMMC!!

We are SO excited to announce our awesome September sponsor - 

"Brave Girl University is a one stop gathering place for learning, growing, and becoming, through hundreds of classes taught by dedicated teachers who offer soulful ways to make life better, happier, and more authentic for every woman. From painting to gardening to meditation to relationships and much more... access it ALL for just $24.95 a month."

PRIZE: Angela Magnuson, owner and creator of Unity Stamp Co and contributor to Brave Girls' Club, is giving away ONE MONTH FREE to our random winner! Thank you, Angela for being so generous and kind!

Our September Guest Designer is Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. We are very excited to have Julie join us this month!

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is an artist, author, teacher, blogger, TV personality, and product designer.  She hosts Scrapbook Soup TV on PBS and often appears on HSN (Home Shopping Network) with the ScanNCut.  Julie designs stencils for The Crafter's Workshop and rubber stamps for Impression Obsession.  She is the author of the book Carve Stamp Play.  You can visit Julie at www.balzerdesigns.com and follow her on instagram at instagram.com/balzerdesigns.

Here is Julie's art journal page for our September Photo Challenge:

Be sure to visit Julie's blog post for details on this project!

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


Make sure you visit each designer's blog and leave some comment love for them... we LOVE hearing from you all!

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries without our Challenge Graphic or Link Back to us will be deleted.

* 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 September 30, 11:59pm EST to enter!