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

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!


  1. Fabulous creations ladies, love them all and have made a few calls and followings....hope my colours are ok for the inspiration photo.xxc

  2. de très belles créations ! merci pour l'inspiration

  3. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  4. Loved having a play and getting messy with my pigment powders and sprays. The inspiration photo inspired me to enter your challenge, thanks very much for the great DT inspiration x

  5. I had a lot of fun making a tag for the challenge here and for Tim Holtz. I hope to get made earlier next month lol! Thanks for all the awesome inspiration and for a fun challenge too Karen x


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