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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

July 2017 - Mid Month Inspiration!

Welcome back for some mid-month inspiration for our 
July 2017 - Altered Embellishments Challenge.


https://mixedmediamc.blogspot.com/2017/07/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-38.html


We have a bunch of fabulous projects to share with you this time. Our Design Team has been very busy! Remember, you have until July 31st at 11:55 p.m. EST to enter your own project to the gallery!


Our Guest Designer this month is Lynne Forsythe, designer of the fabulous chippies that UmWowStudio sent to the team to use for their projects.

Lynne

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And now for a look at our Design Team's projects:

Diana

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Glenda

 

Linsey

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Clare

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Lisa H.

https://creativejuicefreshsqueezed.blogspot.com/2017/07/mermaid-house.html

 

Our random winner will receive a $30 gift certificate + free shipping to the UmWowStudio's  online store! Many thanks to them for being our sponsor this month.



Be sure to head over to the main challenge post and check out all the great projects people have been entering! We want to see your creation too – there's still time to join in!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The WINNERS! June 2017 Challenge – A Year of Choices

*Click here for our July "Altered Embellishments" Challenge!*

It's time to reveal the winners of our JUNE "A Year of Choices" Challenge! It was very difficult to choose this month because there were so many fabulous entries. Thank you all SO MUCH for continuing to join our monthly challenges. You can view the gallery of June entries here.


https://mixedmediamc.blogspot.com/2017/06/mixed-media-monthly-challenge-37-year.html


WINNER!
The winner of our June "A year of Choices" challenge is Margut with her lovely rustic card! Please grab your winner's badge below and display it proudly on your blog!


Now it's time for our Honorable Mentions
Please grab your Honorable Mention badge below!










https://www.donnadowney.com/


And the winner of the $50 Gift Card to Donna's store is #6, Courtney! Please send an e-mail to mixedmediamonthly@gmail.com with subject line MMMC June Winner by July 15, 2017. Congrats!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38 - Altered Embellishments

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #38
"Altered Embellishments"

 
(See what you can do with stuff from your stash to make them fresh and new! Just alter any of your embellishments and let us know how you did it.)
***please remember to add this graphic to your blog post***



We have some new DT members to introduce to you!

Let's give a big welcome to Glenda Schoepp-Drake and Diana Hetherington! They were delayed in getting their chipboard from our sponsor so we will see their projects in our mid-month post. But, we can get to know them a bit now, and I encourage you to go check out their blogs and wonderful art.



Hello, Glenda Schoepp-Drake here from boozybear.blogspot.ca. I named my blog after my son; boozybear was his nickname up 'til he was 3 and started to tell people his name was Boozy. That's when my husband and I decided we needed to use his real name Alex. I am a wife and mother of one 10 year old boy and 2 crazy dogs and we live in Cold Lake, Alberta Canada. I have a couple of art degrees but currently work as an admin assistant – there isn't a high demand for artists in Cold Lake lol. I started scrapbooking when I had my son and quickly fell in love with the combination of paper, chipboard, metal and all those fabulous mixed media products. My style revolves around all the boys in my life – grunge, distress, industrial, and steampunk – no flowers for this girl and blue, I love blue, all shades of blue. I look forward to working with Mixed Media Monthly and am very excited – this is my first design team!


Hello everyone!! My name is Diana and I have been creating within the crafting world since 1996, starting out working and teaching in the scrapbooking world at a local store and then slowly switched over into the mixed media world. I now have my own art studio in my home where I spend as much free time as possible creating for design teams, prepping and teaching classes or just plain creating for fun. I am a very inky girl so make lots of messes. When it comes to creating I like all the colours of all the rainbows… the ones we see when we look into the sky and the ones we see when we look within. The brights, the lights, the greys and the darks… my favourite pieces are those that speak to me… the ones that are created from the heart and with heart. I am the kind of girl that is thankful to have a glass… half full always!  I create because I feel and I feel because I create whether that is in my art journal, on a canvas, a tag, or a 3D project. When I am not creating in my studio or working my ‘real’ job, you can find me out literaly running the streets and trails of my beautiful city.



Our July Sponsor is UmWowStudio!!

UmWowStudio is an innovative on trend chipboard, flair & stencil manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV. Partnering with other companies & now amazing designers our line is always expanding. Our chipboard is extra thick with a beautiful rich kraft finish ready for any medium. Our stencils come in a convenient 4x6 size & our flair is flat backed for easy application to any art. 


http://umwowstudio.com/

Our lucky random winner will get a
$30 gift certificate + free shipping

to UmWowStudio's online store!!!



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

 ASTRID
https://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com/2017/07/use-your-wings-for-mixed-media-monthly.html



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 (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) 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! 



Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 2017 – Mid Month Inspiration

Welcome back for some mid-month inspiration for our 
June 2017 - A Year of Choices Challenge.





Our designer Donna made another project showcasing her stamping know-how!
You have until June 30th at 11:55 p.m. EST to enter your project to the gallery!


Donna






Our random winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Donna Downey's online store! Thank you Donna for being our sponsor this month.


Monday, June 5, 2017

The Winners! May Challenge - Put A Stamp On It

*Click here for our June "A Year of Choices" Challenge!*

It's time to reveal the winners of our MAY "Put a Stamp On It" Challenge! As always, it's a treat to see all the entries. Thank you all SO MUCH for continuing to join our monthly challenges. You can view the gallery of May entries here.




WINNER!
The winner of our May "Put a Stamp On It" challenge is Deborah Smith with her uniquely altered lampshade! Please grab your winner's badge below and display it proudly on your blog!


Now it's time for our Honorable Mentions
Please grab your Honorable Mention badge below!





https://scrapyardthe.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/teal5-1.jpg




https://topflightstamps.com/
And the winner of the $25 Gift Card to Topflight Stamps is #29, Christine Dring! Please send an e-mail to mixedmediamonthly@gmail.com with subject line MMMC May Winner by June 15, 2017. Congrats!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37 – A Year of Choices

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #37
"A Year of Choices"

 
(pick a past challenge theme from #26 - #36 and be sure to tell us which one you picked!!)
***please remember to add this graphic to your blog post***



It's our 3rd Birthday and we're celebrating 
by asking you to delve into our past challenge themes 
and put a new spin on one for your June entry!


Sadly, we are saying good-bye to two of our DT members, Lynne Forsythe and Melanie Douthit. Ladies, we will miss your lovely art and inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talents with us! In July, we will be welcoming two new members to our team so stay tuned and meet them next month.


Our June Sponsor is Donna Downey!!

Donna Downey is a New Jersey native now living and working out of her studio in Huntersville, NC. As a painter, bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force, she is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected elements into meaningful pieces of self-expression. Donna is generously offering a $50 gift certificate for her online store as this month's prize. Join in for a chance to win!





Our lucky random winner will get a $50 gift certificate
to Donna's online store!!!



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

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LINSEY
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 MELANIE
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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 (linking a project completed before the start date of our challenge) 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 June 30th to enter! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 2017 Mid-Month Inspiration

Welcome back for some mid-month inspiration for our 
May 2017 - Put a Stamp On It Challenge.



Our designers made another project showcasing her stamping prowness!
You have until May 30th at 11:55 p.m. EST to enter your project to the gallery!


Lynne



Clare


 

Melanie 

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Our random winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the new online stamp store Topflight Stamps. They carry awesome stamps from all over the world.