Friday, July 1, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #26 - Reach for the Stars

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #26
"Reach for the Stars"
(just create a project with some stars)

***please remember to add this graphic to your blog post***

Our July Guest Designer and Sponsor is the amazing mixed media artist
Seth Apter

I am a mixed media artist, instructor, author and designer from New York City. My artwork has been exhibited in multiple exhibitions and can be found in numerous books and national magazines. I am the voice behind The Pulse, a series of international, collaborative projects that are the basis for my books "The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed" and "The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams From Over 40 Amazing Artists", both released by North Light Books. I am the artist behind two workshop DVDs: Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques and Easy Mixed Media Techniques for the Art Journal. I am an instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC and my live workshops have been held throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and the UK. I have a mixed media line with Spellbinders Paper Arts, a stencil line with StencilGirl Products and a stamp line with Impression Obsession. I am a member of CHA and a columnist for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. You can learn more about me and visit my online store at my website at

~Seth is giving our lucky random winner his awesome Faded Fragments Stamp Set!!~ 

Seth made this gorgeous project for our July "Reach for the Stars" Challenge

We also have an exciting announcement to make. We are welcoming our newest Design Team Member Clare Messenger! 

Hi I'm Clare, I absolutely adore crafting!  Initially I enjoyed card making and rubber stamping but more recently I have been exploring mixed media.  My hobby fits into my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Clare made this beautiful project for our July Challenge. 


 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 not following our rules 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 11:55 pm EST on July 31st to enter!


  1. cool challenge and love the DT pieces. Welcome Seth!

  2. Welcome to Seth! Great to see your work here! And Design Team, you have outdone yourselves again with such fantastic starry inspiration!

  3. Welcome to Seth and also to new DT member Clare! I love all the wonderful starry creations by the team! Very inspiring!

  4. Welcome Seth! And conrats Clare! Gorgeous work from the DT.. thanks to all! Looking forward to playing this month and seeing some stars!

  5. Thanks for the welcome everybody. So happy to be able to be a part of the site this month!

  6. Seth Apter's stencils and this challenge prompt took me to a star of my own.

  7. Wonderful project, Seth! And congrats to Clare and such awesome dt makes!

  8. I updated my blog to include the badge..sorry for the oversight.

  9. Thank you for the warm welcome guys x x x


Thanks for visiting the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!