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

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.


  1. I am so sad to hear that this is the 'wrap up' challenge, but what a way to finish on!! The DT have created some amazing journals with Eileen's fabulous new wrap die! All the very best to Donna and the team! x

  2. When is the die going to be available?

    1. Hello, they should be hitting the stores this month and I heard they will be on the sizzix website the beginning of July.

  3. Well, this is very sad news indeed, but I have enjoyed the last four years of amazing inspiration from the Design Team and wonderful challenges. I wish you all the very best!

    Wonderful journals to inspire us here today from Eileen and the rest of the DT! I am so going to need to get this wrap journal die! Hugs!

    1. thanks Sara, and thank you for being a loyal participant! =)

  4. I’m really sorry to hear this is your last challenge. I only found your blog a couple of months ago, but I loved it to pieces ever since. All the best to the fabulous Team!!!

  5. I'm back to leave some love for Eileen...what a gorgeous metallic album with the sweetest photo! And this is one amazing and generous prize you are offering and have given the DT!

  6. Sorry to here this is the final challenge but you are ending on a high with a great prize and lots of inspiring projects. The way Eileen used it is so clever, love all the boxes and visible tabs, thanks for the inspiration to all. x Amanda

  7. So sad to hear you are on your final challenge "(
    Yes it has been a great run and such wonderful design team members with inspiring art to share!
    Best wishes to everyone in future endeavors!
    Jackie xo

  8. Great DT projects! Tried to comment on Diana’s blog, but failed. Love the metallic look on her album. So cool!

  9. Hoping to follow the DTs on their future journeys, I am sad that this challenge will be ending but wish everyone continued success and days full of creativity!

  10. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !


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