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

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32 - Put a Stencil on It

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32
"Put a Stencil On It"
(create a project using a stencil)
***please remember to add this graphic to your blog post***

Our January Sponsor & Guest Designer is Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl Products!!
 Mary Beth Shaw is author of Flavor for Mixed Media and Stencil Girl, is a columnist for Somerset Studios Magazine and a Golden Artist Educator. She is the founder of StencilGirl Products, LLC. Having hand-cut her own stencils for years, Mary Beth Shaw dipped her toe into the stencil design business in 2010 after her students asked if they could purchase some of her designs. She had a half dozen stencils cut to sell and voila! Before she knew it, StencilGirl Products was born. Today StencilGirl Products sells more than 900 stencils designed by a team of talented artists. StencilGirl Products cuts stencils the old fashion way, one at a time right here in the USA. StencilGirl is a family-owned business that includes Mary Beth, her husband John, and son-in-law, Frank.
~Mary Beth is offering the lucky random winner a $25 gift certificate to the StencilGirl Store.~ 

Check out these gorgeous creations made by 
Mary Beth using her StencilGirl Stencils.

And now for a big announcement. We would like to welcome Lynne Forsythe to our Design Team. Lynne is an amazing Mixed Media Artist and we are thrilled to have her join us. Please be sure to welcome Lynne. 

Lynne Forsythe is from a small town in Northern New Hampshire and has been creating since she was a child.  Lynne discovered paper crafting about 10 years ago.....and has have never looked back! She loves trying new things, then sharing them with anyone who will listen. Lynne likes to remind people that it’s good to step outside of one’s creative box.” She is known for her love of color, and will color anything she can get her hands on. If she was to classify her style, it would be Distress meets Shabby and ALWAYS has flowers!  

Lynne has been published in several magazines and currently designs for Canvas Corp Brands, UmWowStudio and Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession. Lynne has also created numerous video tutorials and has taught extensively across the United States. 

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 (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 January 31st to enter!


  1. The projects are all so beautiful!

  2. Wow! What gorgeous and inspiring artwork!! Looking forward to visiting each designer's blog and a fun month of putting a stencil on it!!

  3. StencilGirl simply ROCKS! But then I am partial being that I am on their team :) Congrats Lynn for joining up with the MMM challenge!

    1. Agree!!! :) :) :) Love this monthly challenge idea! It's my first time here! I might give it a go, especially with such wonderful inspiration! :)

  4. this is a great challenge! tons of inspiration.

  5. This is wonderful! LOVE Stencilgirl and Mary BEth!!

  6. Great challenge!! Loved the inspirations !!

  7. Oh yes, stencil girl products has some amazing stencils!! Definitely joining this challenge :) Love all the inspiration posts of the DT! (FIY, no clickable link to Melanie's work at the moment, just thought I'd let you know!)

  8. Wonderful works of creativity!!!

  9. What gorgeous projects, and welcome to Lynne. I'm looking forward to hopping round for a closer look.
    Alison x

  10. Great challenge and loving the DT samples x

  11. stunning projects with so much colour and texture, would love to visit Melanie's site but the link doesn't work

  12. Love Mary Beth and Stencil Girl Products!! And this was so much fun making something with them! Lots of fun projects to look at and get inspired by. Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely work by the design team.

  14. I would have entered more projects if I could enter more than 4 other challenges.

  15. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.



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