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!


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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' ;-)

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.

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.

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.”


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...


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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 add your project link.