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

Friday, June 15, 2018

June Mid-Month Inspiration for "Wrap it Up"!

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Welcome to our June 2018 Mid-Month Inspiration Post. Check out some more fun projects created by our designers using wrapped elements and our sponsor Eileen Hull's new Wrapped Journal. Be sure to create your own project interpreting our theme and link up to our June Challenge – we want to see your creations!


Lisa



Glenda
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Donna

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Karen

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Diana

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The random draw winner of our challenge 
will receive a Passport Book Sizzix die from our sponsor Eileen Hull! 



Be sure to head over to the main challenge post and check out the great projects people have been entering! We want to see your creation too – there's still time to join in! Right now your chances for winning are very good. Just sayin' ;-)
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

May Challenge WINNERS!

*Click here for our June Challenge!*


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It's time to reveal the winners of our May 'Rust' Challenge! Peoples' art skills certainly aren't rusty because we had many lovely entries. Thank you all so much for continuing to join our monthly challenges. (Don't forget to follow our rules in the challenge posts. You can't win otherwise.) You can view the gallery of May entries here.


WINNER!
The winner of our May Challenge is Drea with her gorgeous layout that honors her family member! 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!






And the random winner of the Emerald Creek prize package is #5, aksbarchitectCREATES! Please send an e-mail to mixedmediamonthly@gmail.com with subject line MMMC May Winner by June 15, 2018. Congrats!

Thank you all for your entries! We hope to see you join in our June Challenge.
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #49 – We're Going to "Wrap it Up!"

Welcome to our Final Mixed Media Monthly 
Challenge #49

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(Create a mixed media project with wrapping incorporated somehow into your design. *to clarify, your project does not need to be a journal. It can be anything. ;-) Think wire or fiber wrapped project elements, ribbon wrapping around, parts wrapped around an inner core, it's up to you to interpret! Let's see your work and go out in grand fashion!*)
***please remember to add this graphic to your blog post***

After a great run, it’s time to end this chapter of the Mixed Monthly Challenge. When I started this challenge four years ago in June 2014 I had no idea how popular it would become, how many people it would inspire or how many amazing artist and creative companies I would have the please of working with. I want to personally say thank you to all the awesome design team members (especially Lisa Hoel for keeping us going the last year), generous sponsors, talented guest designers and last but certainly not least the hundreds of mixed media artists who have played along with us through the years. Now it's time to move on. I wish you all well and I hope that you will play in the final Mixed Media Monthly Challenge this month as we “Wrap it Up.”

~Donna~



Our sponsor this month is Sizzix Designer and crafter extraordinaire Eileen Hull who is also our guest designer!



Here's a little bit from Eileen:


I am so excited to be part of this challenge - thanks for inviting me. I can’t wait to see what everyone created!

For my project, I created a Photo Box Wrap. I die cut the Wrapped Journal from matboard covered with metal, embossed it and then colored it with Colorique inks. I attached an embossed metal frame from the Trinket Box die. Inside the wrap, I added two cut down Notebook Pockets stacked on top of each other in the middle section, and three mini photo books in each box. I also made a small insert from black paper for notes and quotes. The box is held together with magnets and there are a few charms on the binding. I can’t help playing with it every time I walk by!

Front Cover of the Wrap Journal
The little boxes inside hold mini photo books.

The cover wraps around the inside contents!

Eileen Hull is very generously providing one of her XL Sizzix dies, the popular Passport Book die, to our random draw winner!








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

ASTRID


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DIANA

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KAREN

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LISA





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 add your project link.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mid-Month Inspiration for May

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Welcome to our May 2018 Mid-Month Inspiration Post. Check out some more fun projects created by our designers using "rusty" products and embossing powders from our sponsor, Emerald Creek. Be sure to create your own and link up to our May Challenge – we want to see your creations!


Lisa


Glenda
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Astrid
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Karen
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The random draw winner of our challenge 
will receive a prize package of unique embossing powders from Emerald Creek, our sponsor for May! 

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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! Right now your chances for winning are very good. Just sayin' ;-)
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Saturday, May 5, 2018

April Challenge WINNERS!!

*Click here for our May Challenge!*



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It's time to reveal the winners of our April Color Wheel Challenge! Thank you all so much for continuing to join our monthly challenges. (Don't forget to follow our rules in the challenge posts. You can't win otherwise.) You can view the gallery of April entries here.


WINNER!
The winner of our April Challenge is Toni Burks with her beautiful ATC set! 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!


Rusty Wall Panel with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics and Seth Apter - Emerald Creek Baked Textures - by Nikki Acton



And the random winner of the prize package is #17, Helen Gullett! Please send an e-mail to mixedmediamonthly@gmail.com with subject line MMMC April Winner by May 15, 2018. Congrats!

Thank you all for your entries! We hope to see you join in our May Challenge.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #48 – Rust!

Welcome to the Mixed Media Monthly 
Challenge #48

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(Create a mixed media project with plenty of rusty colors, 
faux rust techniques, rust type media, etc)
***please remember to add this graphic to your blog post***


Our fabulous sponsor this month is Emerald Creek and its founder, Kim Evans, is our guest designer!




Here's a little bit about Kim:


"So who are you?" may be a question on your minds. Well, I am Kim Evans, a mother of 2, to my son Isaac and my daughter Vienna. I am happily married to my husband and high school sweetheart Duncan, who is extremely supportive of this career avenue I have chosen. 

I am an entrepreneur! My first career was in sales and my second career has been in the commercial construction and home building industry. My third career will be decades of fun with all of you in the creative arts industry. And if I am lucky enough, I hope to have one more simultaneous career in molding the next generation of Creative Arts Entrepreneurs. 



I wack some mean *&%* on the golf course, spend ample time camping with my family and am dabbling at guitar playing while I am at camp. (it's about the only time I can work on it, so I am not very good, LOL). You may often find me singing or dancing and I enjoy movies and books.



I welcome all to come and meet when I am touring at shows and welcome everyone to visit me on blogs or fire me an email or social message if you have questions. 

I am a down to earth, real person just like you that loves to laugh and not be serious very often.

I am Canadian!


Kim created this lovely card for our challenge. You can find out more details about it on her blog post here.

Emerald Creek is very generously providing a prize package of their unique embossing powders to our random draw winner!









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

ASTRID

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GLENDA

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KAREN

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LISA




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 May 31st to add your project link.



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