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

Friday, July 15, 2016

Mid-Month Inspiration + New Designer!

Welcome back! Today is a special mid-month inspiration post because we're welcoming another new Design Team Member to The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


Please help us welcome the talented Linsey Rickett to the team!

Hi, I'm Linsey!  I'm blessed be a stay at home wife and mommy to one very cute and spoiled beagle named Kenzie.  Every day I get to do what I love most--live in the Great Northwest and craft!  I've always had a passion for all sorts of art and after years of scrapbooking and making cards, I've found mixed media to be my most favorite creative outlet.  That's why being a part of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog design team is a dream come true for me!  I love sharing and learning new things and I hope that my creations might bring a bit of inspiration to your creative world! 


Here is Linsey's beautiful first project created for our Reach For The Stars challenge!

You still have time to enter a project into our July challenge! CLICK HERE for the original challenge post!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June "2nd Anniversary" Challenge Winners

It's time to reveal the winners of our June "2nd Anniversary" Challenge! The entries this month were so gorgeous and creative. Thank you all SO MUCH for continuing to join our monthly challenges. You can view the gallery of June entries here.

The winner of our June challenge is Suzz with her beautiful "Dare to Dream" tag. Suzz, please grab your winners badge below and display it proudly on your blog!


Now time for our Honorable Mentions. 
Please grab your Honorable Mention badge below!

And the winner of the $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie Boutique is KarenB! Please send an e-mail to mixedmediamonthly@gmail.com with subject line MMMC Winner by July 20. Congrats!

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 www.sethapter.com

~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!