Sunday, 1 April 2018

MMW April 2018 challenge: AMMG with Twist: SPRING

Hello and Happy Easter! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful time! Thank you for taking time to stop by. 

The April 2018 challenge is starting today within our Facebook Group ***Mixed Media World*** and we are asking you to have fun and create something Spring inspired. If you don't fancy the challenge and spring is not your thing then fear not. You can still enter any mixed media creation. Well, you have to be in it to win it and we have a wonderful new sponsor! Yeeeaaah! Check it out...

(Please note: The above image is showing a $25 value
and to give you an idea of what the prize might look like,
but the actual prize received may slightly differ.)
PRIZE: $25 value + worldwide postage
from:



"Cuts2luv is the first brand of French Canadian flair (badges) founded in 2013 to fill a great void in the scrapbooking industry in Quebec, Canada. We are a small business operated from home with the interest of our clients at heart. From the beginning, we have always been in search of trends and have considerably increased our product base. We offer as many badges in French as in English, and we also have a fabulous line of metallic flair for all tastes. We even have added several chipboard titles to our catalogue and sequins mix. Our biggest joy is to see our products on your artwork, all across the world!"

How awesome is this prize?! You have to be in it to win it though so once you stopped browsing the fabulous Cuts2Love Etsy shop, head over to your craft room and produce something amazing so that you can enter the challenge for your chance to win this bundle of crafty goodness. 

BIG Thank You to Caroline, the sweet owner of Cuts2Luv, who very kindly provided the generous prize for this month's challenge! We are happy to have you on board. I hope you join the group so you can see what crafty wonders are being submitted to the April 2018 ALBUM. THANK YOU!! 

The April 2018 challenge is starting today, 1st April at 7pm UK (GMT) within the FB Group HERE. We had so many amazing entries and enjoyed interacting with our March participants last month and are very much excited about seeing your projects for April! We will be waiting for you there with our DT inspiration for the challenge! See you there! 

Hugs, 
Ingrid xxx 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

March 2018 MMWchallenge: AMMG

Hey all!

I hope you are as excited as I am to see the Mixed Media World challenge back in action! That's right! We're back and we are going with the flow... Anything Mixed Media Goes (AMMG) challenge is going live on the ***Mixed Media Group*** on Facebook so hop over to check out the fab creations my team made... I am so proud... you get the proud mamma feeling sometimes... well, that's it... right there... You can find the link to the challenge HERE.

The sponsor for this challenge is our fabulous and wonderful and the only one.... 


THAT'S CRAFTY!

Prize: whopping £20 online voucher to the store!

Head over to the Facebook Group (link above) to check out the inspirational makes and to enter for you chance to win and guest design for us next month!

Good luck to you all! Looking forward to hanging out within the group! 

Hugs 

Ingrid & the fabulous DT ladies! xxx

Sunday, 11 February 2018

GD: Ioulia Deligiannidou (julD)

Hey there! 

We have a very special guest here with us today. It is our December 2017 winner Ioulia who is kindly sharing her wonderful art with us. Read on to find out more about her and her gorgeous GD make... 


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Hi mixed media lovers!

I am Ioulia Deligiannidou (julD) from Greece. I live in Thessaloniki, it is a seaside city, the second largest city in Greece. I am so happy to a Guest Designer at Mixed Media World. It is such an honor to be here today. Thank you so much.

I loved painting and crafting from my early years, but instead of becoming an artist I became an engineer who loves to create things in her free time. So,crafting is my hobby. I love to create with whatever I can get my hands on. Mixed media fancinated me because I can compine many techniques and materials. My favourites are clay and texture in paintings.

My project today is a mixed media painting on mdf board.



I like to make fairy tales while I create my projects. I don’t know which comes first in my mind, the painting or the tale.

Once upon a time there was a little fairy. Every night she used to collect stars from the sky. She would catch them with her net. Every morning she gave them to the people. Most of them didn’t understand that the present was a star, so they threw it away. Only a few valued the gift and held it tight so that they did not lose it. They are the ones who shine!







For the background I used modelling paste with stencils, pieces of lace, tissue paper with music notes and cardboard. I painted the background with pigment powders.

The fairy, the heart and the round frame was made of ceramica powder. The stars was made of light clay. I used acrylic colours and goldpasta.

I also used threads, 3d balls, strass and a metal key to complete the composition.

I put a second mdf board behind the first one to make it look like a frame. I added texture with modelling paste and stamps.



I hope you like it.

You can find me




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I hope you enjoyed the post. Please don't forget to leave Ioulia some love below and visit her channels to see more of her gorgeous art! 

Thank you for joining us, Ioulia! You created  real masterpiece you should be proud of!

Thank you all for stopping by! See you all in our Facebook Group for the next challenge starting 1st March 2018! 

Best wishes

Ingrid xxx


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Changes to our challenges & #GIVEAWAY

Hi All!

We are back and we have some exciting changes to share with you all!

We promised to be back in February and we are back, but instead of a new challenge, we have a #GIVEAWAY! Yay!!!

Before I tell you how you can enter please spare a moment to read all about our CHANGES in how we will run our challenges so that you are fully aware of what is happening.

After much deliberation, I have decided to run our challenge solely via our Facebook Group ***Mixed Media World*** and step away from the blogging as such. There are a few reasons behind this change and after weighing all pros and cons, I have decided to give this a go. What this means for you...

• You can remain our follower here on the blog as there might be times we might come back to share something with you or invite someone special to guest design etc.
• If you are not already a member of our FB group please join HERE now so you don't miss out. By doing so, you will be able to share your mixed media art with us anytime and/or to enter our monthly challenges there! The challenges will only be run from this platform and no longer from this blog.
• You can post and share as much of your artsy exploration anytime.
• You can find like-minded friends within the group.
• You will receive regular comments on your challenge entries from the team as well as from the group members.
• This means your work will receive the attention it deserves and we will be able to interact with you more efficiently. Hopping from blog to blog leaving comments is a mahooosive job, especially when we have more entries. It simply is not viable and it bothers me that you might not be getting the attention you deserve. As much as we see your art we don’t always get to spend time to leave comments on individual blogs and I want to change this. It will be much easier to ‘like’ and comment on your posts within the group.
• You also have the massive advantage of being able to share your videos and tutorials within the group, which again, gives everyone more options and us an easy access to your channels.
• You will find plenty inspiration within the group.
• You can ask questions and for recommendations from the team and other members and be actively part of a community of likeminded crafters and artists. We are all very supportive and we can interact with you on daily basis.
• Together, we can have fun and be a part of this crazy mixed media world that we love.
• Entering our challenges will be sooo simple for you. Just add your photo to the particular month’s album that will be created at the same time as the challenge is announced. Easy!
• You will be easily notified, if you win.
• The prizes and challenges will be announced on 1st of each month so you can easily follow the challenge pattern. I will specify details within the group. 
• There are a few rules to follow so make sure you read the 'pinned post' or the 'about' section when in the group. Mainly, we can all have fun together so come and join in!

I have listed some of the reasons above already and another reason is to save everyone’s time and energy. We seem to be all over various platforms and unable to give everyone enough attention. I would like to focus and put maximum energy into one platform where we can all have fun and share ideas and support each other in our mixed media explorations. 

This blog started with ‘let’s have some fun’ in mind and want to keep it that way. For everyone. I also feel that with the boom of social media, blogging is not what it used to be. I’m not going to bore you with facts and numbers, but it is clear that nowadays people want easy access and immediate satisfaction. The good thing is, we can still have access to your blog, because you can still include a link to your blog post when posting a photo of your project within the group so whoever wants to find out more about your processes can visit and read more. Maybe you are a hidden gem somewhere within the blog world and we don’t even know!!

So come and join the fun and join the group now so you don’t miss out on winning some goodies from our lovely sponsors. Our next challenge will start on 1st March 2018 so this gives everyone enough time to join and get used to the group a bit. In the meantime, let’s spread some love and have the promised #giveaway!!

The giveaway prize: 

£20 online voucher to That’s Crafty! Shop 

THAT'S CRAFTY!
(This giveaway is not sponsored, the voucher will be purchased for the winner by me (Ingrid))

How to enter: 

• leave a comment below and let me know you’re in it to win it! 
• Join the FB Group and comment with a hashtag #giveaway and #mixedmediaworld 

And that’s it! Really easy so good luck to you all! I shall look forward to hearing from you! The giveaway will run until 28th February, 12pm GMT (London, UK time). I will announce the winner after this date within the FB group. Make sure you're in it to win it!

Big hugs,

Ingrid xxx

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Spreading Festive Cheer & Winner #30 & #31 announcement

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy holidays.... happy everything! 

I'm here to spread some festive cheer and wish you a wonderful time, wherever you are, whatever you are doing right now. I know that my European family and friends are in full speed celebrating and reminding themselves of the birth of Jesus and some simply enjoying the festivities or celebrating in their own way. I live in the UK and so we are all excited about celebrating and sharing some love and appreciation tomorrow. I personally believe that diversity is the most beautiful thing. We are all different and have our own ways. The world would either be a very boring place or a very peaceful place, if we were all the same. I shall stand with the first option. We all enjoy the this festive time in our own way, but in a way in  presence of togetherness. I love the fact that we all stand united at this time and that there is HOPE. Hope for better. Wishing each other the best, forgetting any feuds and disagreements, whilst feeling and spreading the spirit of Christmas. Expressing love for one another and submerging ourselves in splurging on each other and the nearest and dearest. There are some not so fortunate in this world and we all need to remember and chip in to help them, no matter how small the token. In my opinion, true love is not the most expensive present, it can be a kind word in a time of need or just being there for another. And be kind... always... and spread the kindness as if there was no tomorrow! That is all! x

Today, I'd like to thank all of the lovely and talented crafters all around the world who joined us and played along with our challenges. It has been the most wonderful to see your creations. We try to spark creativity in you through our challenges and our talented team brings heaps of inspiration and for that I love them and am thankful for them. However, it is you who also inspire us to create more fun challenges and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You lot are very gifted and I hope that you keep it going and keep sharing your wonderful work with us. 

I also have the pleasure of announcing our two sets of winners and our FAB3s...

#30 challenge winner is...


#30 FAB3s... 




#31 challenge winner... 


#31 FAB3s... 

A big shout out to Elli, because she entered 3x and all of her creations are amazing! Wow! 




CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Your projects are absolutely stunning! Please grab the relevant badges from our side bar. Totally deserved! 

Please could the winners email me - ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail .co. uk (please adjust the email to a correct format when sending your email) and claim your prize and confirm if you wish to guest design. Thank you! 

And this brings me to the end of the post. I will be back to announce our #giveaway and our #DTcall very soon so stay tuned! 
In the meantime, have a wonderful time and stay creative! Hugs, 

Ingrid xxx 


Sunday, 12 November 2017

MMW#31: AMMG with Twist (Moodboard) + Winner of MMW#29

Hello!

I can't believe we're half way through November already! We just got Halloween out of the way and Christmas stuff went up in the hops literally the next day! No pressure then! LOL! Well, we have a lot to talk about today so grab a cuppa and let's get to it...

Firstly, thank you to all who entered our challenges last month and throughout 2017. Your makes are always so beautiful and I hope that you will continue to join the fun and share your artistic explorations with us. Check the bottom of this post for the winner of MMW#29!

As you know, all good things come to an end and this year has been rather challenging. It was the fabulous DT ladies who made a fantastic effort and worked hard on all their inspirational project for you all. I would like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart! THANK YOU! We will however be saying goodbye to two of them. Leslie is going to join us for the last time this month and Torsa is saying her goodbyes today! Please could you spare a moment and leave them a comment below or visit their lovely blogs. I'm sure they would love to hear from you.

We always take a couple of months off and, once again, there won't be any challenges in December and January. I will come back during this time to introduce new sponsors, celebrate 1000 members on our MMW FB Group so will have a #GIVEAWAY for sure, we will have announce a DT Call and more so stay tuned! We will be back with a brand new challenge and a revamped blog on 1st February 2018!

Let's get to what we have for you this month...

Prize: 3 images from Etsy

THE OLD DESIGN SHOP


Challenge Theme for this month.... 
Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist (Moodboard) 


And now, let's ooooh and aaaah over the beautiful creations the DT Ladies bring you thins month....

Hello everybody!
I made a mini canvas. On its creation I was inspired by textures on the banner, chipboards Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Prize Paska and magical powders Lindy's.











Oh how I love this month's mood board! Its inspiration images are among my favorites: old paper, handwriting and rust! Instead of creating my usual urban decay themed canvas (the brick image was so tempting), I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do a Christmas piece, albeit a rustic one.

Using DecoArt's Media mediums (Crackle Paste, Modelling Paste, Sand Texture Paste, Matte Medium and Ultra Matte Varnish), I began to apply layers upon layers, alternating with pages, pattern pieces, stamping, stencilling, pen writing and doodling. I applied muted tones of color using Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.


I decided to build my assemblage on a piece of cardboard that I treated with more DecoArt products.  I love how it has a look of old, weather tree bark.  When my background layers were finished and dried, it was time for a play with my found object stash.


Using an X-acto knife, I remove the negatives from a 35mm film strip and painted it with matte brown acrylic. Background and assemblage colors were next:  yellow-golds, sage, dark blue and purple that I sprayed, brush painted, dripped and splattered.


I finished my canvas with some die cut pieces, cheesecloth, excelsior and art stones.

I hoped you've enjoyed this First Light of Winter!  If you would like to see my product list and additional details, please stop by my blog at Art For Dinner.

Thank you,

Leslie

Maria
Our November moodboard contains several interesting textures. I was particularly inspired by the pictures of handwritten text and the brick wall, and created this neo-vintag layout. The photo is of my father dressed as a Hanseatic merchant :)








I prepared a mixed media project in vintage style. I used all my small tag leftovers for the background and then I started to decorate with wonderful chipboard fairies. The result is a romantic vintage canvas.







Whooohoo! I bet you are itching to run to your craft room right now after seeing all this! What an amazing selection of mixed media goodness! 

We shall look forward to seeing your entries and your very own creations. The twist is, as always, optional, but it would be great to see how you will interpret it. Good luck to you all! 

And if you need another doze of mixed media, here's the winning project of MMW#29... 



...and our FAB 3s... 





CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Your projects are absolutely stunning! Please grab the relevant badges from our side bar. Totally deserved! 

Please could the winner email me - ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail .co. uk (please adjust the email to a correct format when sending your email) and claim your prize and confirm if you wish to guest design. Thank you! 

That is all from me and the DT Ladies! Have a great time creating! Bye for now! 

Ingrid and the DT Ladies xxx 



Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Guest Designer: Martina Stoycheva

Hello everyone!

I have a special guest here today! Martina won one of our challenges and is here with us today to share her gorgeous work and to inspire you further for our current challenge. Our current challenge is all about creating mixed media goodness with an optional twist of adding glass or something that resembles glass. Martina used some acetate on her project and it looks great! 

Enjoy Martina's post and don't forget to leave her a comment to let her know your thoughts... 


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Hello mixed media lovers!
My name is Martina Stoycheva and I`m from Bulgaria. I live in small city on Black sea coast named Burgas. I am a happily married wife and a mom to a 3 years old daughter. 

My journey with mixed media started almost a year ago and since then I`m totally in love with it! The inspiration for my layout came as I was looking for challenges. I love to be challenged and this one grab my eye. Kraft, black and gold is soooo cool combination! It goes great with my black and white photo. 



First I ripped the paper for interest. Added a coat of clear gesso to prepare the page and then added texture with stencil and black gesso mixed with texture powder. Then came the fun part. I started putting pieces of paper, chipboard, twine, acetate stars and all kind of different things until they find their places.





I always like to add some pieces from old jewellery or old clock. I think that every piece of art looks different with some metal element in it. 




I want to thank Ingrid and the design team for the opportunity to be a guest designer.

Wishing you all endless inspiration!

Martina



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WOW! What an amazing layout! Thank you for creating this beauty and sharing it with us, Martina! We hope to see more of your beautiful mixed media art via our challenges and all the best for the future! 

Thank you all for stopping by today! don't forget to check out the current challenge and join the fun! 

Have a great day! 

Ingrid xxx