The term Mixed Media covers a lot of things so how can anyone get it wrong. This is a fun place so if you are new and looking to have a play by having a go here is a bit of help. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, etc, that are combined in a single composition.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge "Yellow" Winners/Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional Yellow" Challenge and also say a big big thank you to everyone who entered last months challenge and for supporting us and hope we see you again.

Winners are
No 25 = Einat

No 1 = pearshapedchris


No 16 = Rasz




Winner's if you would like to choose 3 sets of digi papers from HERE and let us no the names of the digi papers then i will send them to you as soon as...
Send an email to me  Lozzy at     ninspapercrafting@gmail.com


Now we have the the Top 5 which was picked by our lovely Hazel and all your creations were all stunning.

 Hazel's 
TOP 5 ARE

No 9 = Helen Liu


No 11 = Carole J



No 17 = Jana K.



No 18 = Beatriz (B- arte)



No 27 = Sew Paper Paint





Spotlighted Badge goes to
No 45 = Elaine

Spotlighted Badge


Congratulations to you all Ladies and don't forget to grab your badges

Take care
Hugs Lozzy, Hazel & the Design Team xx

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Friday, 5 May 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Pink

Hi everyone and hope you all well.
Thank you for your support and to everyone who entered our last Challenge and i shall be back on the 10th to announce the Winners, Top 5 and we have Digi Papers for our Winners.

Grab our Badge

 Now our 15th Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Pink.

We would love to see your mixed media work, project life spreads, digital layouts, scrap-booking, pocket letters, up-cycled projects etc. Even though we are a mixed media challenge we dont want to leave anyone out so you can also enter with your traditional paper/card/image layouts plus free to enter as many times as you like with a new creation. Enter any other challenges and most of all have fun.
Dont forget our sister challenge blog as its always "Anything Goes" at A Bit More Time To Craft

Would like to thank the Design Team for their stunning crafty creations that they have made for this challenge and hope they have given you some inspiration to join in with us as we can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.
We also have more inspiration for you from Hema and Hina who have join as our Guest Designers for this months Challenge. Thank you ladies for being our Guest Designers and for your stunning inspiration for this challenge.

 Hema GDT
Hello Dearies...
Today I share a reverse canvas with you all - PINK totally.  I'm totally honored to showcase this project for More Mixed Media Challenge blog as Guest DT and would like to thank you guys for this honor. 
I have used the reverse side of canvas.  I have used White Gesso - Prima, Dustty Attic Bubbles Stencil, Dustty Attic Chippie - Jewel and flourish chippie from local stores, Viva Gold, Baby Pink - Papericious new release spray,  hand made and mulberry flowers, handmade felt flowers, different sizes beads and pearls.
I worked down on the canvas with clear gesso and stenciled with Dustty Attic Bubble stencil and white gesso and heat set it, used spray and worked down, applied gesso to chippies and highlighted with Viva Gold, Embellished with flowers, beads and pearls.

The focal pic I choose is my dear crafty friend's niece.  She's totally a princess with Blue eyes....and pretty one.  I just adore this little angel and complete loved working on her pics for my projects.  


Hina GDT
Hi there.. 
Happy to share this layout project which I guest designed as an inspiration for this challenge.
Pink is often associated with girlie things and so I picked a vintage photo of a sweet little girl for this layout.
The paper I have used is from one of soft pastels collection from the works stores. I gessoed first and then used spray from Lindy's gang to color my background. I used some die cuts from Kaisercraft wildflower collectibles and some other mulberry flowers from my stash. To finish off I added some sentiments from Tim Holtz idea-ology.
Loved the final outcome!!



Coloured 6"x6" canvas with pink and green Ecoline brush pens and sprayed with water.
Stamped ballet shoes stamp
Used three stencils with moulding paste.
Aurora Wings digi stamp La Sylphide coloured with markers
Typed sentiment and pasted onto pink card  and added on top
Added pink and silver glitter washi tape
Added butterfly ribbon and flowers


I gave this mdf  Live ornament a coat of gesso to seal it,then applied 3 coats of Fuschia Pink acrylic paint, I didn't realise what a tricky colour it was to photograph, with the wrong lighting the pink looked red!
I randomly stamped some script over the letters using black Stazon Ink.
Once dry I sprayed with a sealer and then added the flowers,wire coils and gems.

For my creation i used an old piece of cardboard for the base (Cardboard Art). The image is called Pandora from Vera Lane Studios which i coloured with Spectrum Nior pens. Added scraps of papers, gesso, crayons, stencils, flower stamp cut out and coloured, buttons and ribbon

I made an A3 mixed media piece. The background was gessoed,
painted with light grey and some madder red, and textured with a brayer.
The Banksy stencil is a freebie from Stencilry.org. The tulips
are from a paper napkin, applied with matte medium. The dots were also added
with a stencil, as was the text.


I altered and decorated a tin that had previously had chocolates in. I used stream and wild plum alcohol inks with dabs of BP7 pink alcohol spectrum noir pen, mixed with alcohol blending solution, dabbing randomly everywhere. For the lid of the tin I just used the pink alcohol with the blending solution. I stamped Stampington antique buttons with memento tuxedo black and decorated with ribbons, felt buttons and crocheted flowers.




Hi everyone! Happy to be back with my May project set of pink tags:)
To do the faces I used Sculpey  Flexible Push Mold (Art Doll Faces) and some modeling paste. After drying I painted them with gold and cooper InkaGold paints.  I gessoed the tags and did some stenciling with texture paste by Pebeo (although now the stenciling is not really visible:) I put few layers of masking tape , some gauze  and pieces of builder's tape on one side of the tag. Afterwards I added randomly some coarse grain texture paste and Mini Art Stones and Art Stones from Finnabair ( to stick them together I used Medium Gel by Pebeo). Now the colouring part- I used 3 Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang: Hibiscus Rose, Plumeria Pink and a touch of Autumn Maple Crimson. As embellishments I used  some sisal, silver metal wire, glass cabochons, 3D stars and a big white styrofoam balls. I placed the faces in  a beer and champagne caps and on the cameo which I made earlier with modeling paste  (all were covered  beforehand with gesso). I stamped 2 butterflies (Visible Image - Own Kind of Beautiful) on the calque paper, cut them in a half and glued onto the tags. Splashes of black were created with black acrylic paint from Pebeo and the words comes from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology stickers. I added few small touches of gold (on the wings of butterflies, caps and on the edges of tags), added dark pink ribbon and my happy tags are done:)


For my project I decided to go ahead and make a couple of tags. I haven't made any tags in awhile and my time this week was limited. I took some distress inks (picked raspberry, tattered rose, & wild honey) to create my background. Took my Dina Wakley scribble sticks and edged the tags with black. The tag in the background is a bit different from the other. I took some magenta pink, blackberry and turquoise scribble sticks and created some polka dots to the background, then I created loopy borders in magenta pink on the tag closest in front. Both tags were stamped using a Heidi Swapp's Music Notes stamp in black archival ink.  This stamp is a 6x6 and is gorgeous! 
Image result for Heidi swapp Love Story stamp
I also colored in the circle frame medallion around the face in magenta pink and the face in white. I also highlighted the music notes in white to make them stand out more. This was done on both tags. For the background tag, I had added a guitar that I had already cut from a long time ago. I just added some magenta pink to the inside scrolls and also added in some glossy accents. To the top, I added some pink ribbons and added a pink bow to the guitar. For the tag in the front, I added some gold and rose pink glitter flakes and some pink fringe yarn to the top. I also added a cute pink bow using some pink floss string. Added glossy accents to the medallion on this tag as well and added a Tim Holtz ideaology plate to the bottom of the tag that says, "Reality has limits, imagination is boundless". Well that completes my tags! Hope you like!


Take care
Hugs Design Team xx

Friday, 14 April 2017

Inspirational Post by Pavitra

Inspirational Post by Pavitra

I created a simple art journal page. For this i first painted the background with various shades of distress paints, than stamped sunflower , leaves and ferns with black archival ink. Stamped the flower image again on watercolor paper and colored with watercolors.
Fussy cut the flower image and pasted on the background page with multi matte medium.Spatter diluted white acrylic color and created the boarder with black acrylic paint.


for our current Anything Goes optional Yellow Challenge please scroll down

Take care x

Monday, 10 April 2017

More Mixed Media Green Challenge Winners & Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional Green" Challenge and also say a big big thank you to everyone who entered last months challenge and for supporting us and hope we see you again.

Winners are


Winner's if you would like to choose 3 sets of digi papers from HERE and let us no the names of the digi papers then i will send them to you as soon as...
Send an email to me  Lozzy at     ninspapercrafting@gmail.com

Now we have the the DT's Top 5 which we all struggled with as very hard to pick just 5 as all your creations were all stunning.
TOP 5 ARE

40 = Lou Sims

41 = Ann Chuang


32 = Hema - DT


21 = Pooja sharma


No 33 = Niki





Spotlighted Badge goes to

39 = Jana K.

Spotlighted Badge

Congratulations to you all Ladies and don't forget to grab your badges


GUEST DESIGNERS
Also from our last challenge we ask if you would like to be our Guest Designer for our next months May's Pink Challenge. We had 3 lovely crafters ask so we would like to offer you all to be our Guest Designer's so if you all would like to could you also contact me Lozzy at  ninspapercrafting@gmail.com ... can you add MMM GDT in the subject line please


Take care
Hugs Lozzy & the Design Team xx

Scroll down a bit if looking for our "Anything Goes" with optional Yellow Challenge plus its Anything Goes at A Bit More Time To Craft

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Yellow

Hi everyone and hope you all well.
Thank you for your support and to everyone who entered our last Challenge and i shall be back on the 10th to announce the Winners, Top 5 and we have Digi Papers for our Winners.

Grab our Badge

 Now our 14th Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Yellow.

We would love to see your mixed media work, project life spreads, digital layouts, scrap-booking, pocket letters, up-cycled projects etc. Even though we are a mixed media challenge we dont want to leave anyone out so you can also enter with your traditional paper/card/image layouts plus free to enter as many times as you like with a new creation. Enter any other challenges and most of all have fun.
Dont forget our sister challenge blog as its always "Anything Goes" at A Bit More Time To Craft

Would like to thank the Design Team for their stunning crafty creations that they have made for this challenge and hope they have given you some inspiration to join in with us as we can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.

Coloured A4 canvas with black, yellow and blue Ecoline brush pens and sprayed with water.  Stamped music stamp
Used two stencils with moulding paste and yellow paint.
The Stamping Boutique digi stamp Max coloured with markers and sponged with yellow distress ink.
Stamped music stamp onto yellow card and put behind sentiment from Gingers House blog
Added music washi tape and silver and gold glitter washi tape

I have made two tags both at the same time using a positive and negative image from Dylusions Stencils -Jay.
Both tags were painted using Dylusions paints-Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine and Squeezed Orange.
I used the same paints with other Dylusions stencils in the background and then used the black paint to make the stencil silhouettes images. I masked through the silhouettes stencil with a circle stencil to add more layers. Finished with doodling borders and doodling around the flowers.


iv used Dylusion paints for the background along with stencils and stamps. The Tulip flower is one of Paper Artsy stamps with i stamped, coloured and then cut out.
Sentiment says
May your day be filled with yesterday's memories, today's joys and tomorrows dreams.



Sandie
A chunky Atc
I covered the front & back with floral backing paper and light green backing paper for the top,bottom and sides.
I then distressed the edges using Fossilised Amber and for some shimmer I sprayed the whole piece with Docrafts Goldtone Spray.
The word stamp is by Paperartsy and the Gibson girl face is by Artistic Stamper. The girl was stamped separately, coloured, cut and added to the chunky Atc.
I added a scrap of lace to and some flowers and a bird to the bottom corner.
I then added the feet and the top knob that I had painted yellow..the top also has 2 brass opposing  corners, you can see more on my blog.



I made a simple journal spread with a painted and collaged background, adding some pieces of dried grass harvested last year. 'Lifetime' is a die-cut, the sentiment has been written by hand. I painted over some of the images with diluted gesso to make them fade into the background, perhaps inspired by sunrise on a misty day.


Asia- Lemon Creation
Hi Guys,
I am back today with another DT project for More Mixed Media Challenge blog:) This time I made two cards, let's call them twins as they are very similar:)
Here is the list of products I used:
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed and Moved Lawn and a small addition of Bundled Sage and Spiced Marmalade. I used splashes of water to add to them more interest. Eggs chipboards are from Artemio- they were coloured the same way and after drying I used my own stencil to make them pop a little bit more, then added some color with Distress Inks again:) There is some sisal in the background and die-cut by Tim Holtz.  Lastly I added some embellishments- flowers, leaves, beads, etc. Sentiment was printed out  on the green calque paper and the card was covered with  splashes of yellow ink. Happy Easter everyone!


Found this table outside on the curb being thrown out. Well another person's trash always becomes my treasure! Wiped it down, sanded it and painted it using beautiful vintage yellow mustard seed milk paint. Once it dried, I took various Tim Holtz distress paints and a red rubber circle stamp from Hero Arts to create polka dots. I thought I was done at this point as it looked really cute. But the artist in me wanted to keep going. So I did! Took out my Faber-Castell Pitt Artists brush pens in white and black and started to doodle. Yes Doodle!! I made arrows, hearts, polka dots, dashes and stitches and just had fun. I used the table top as a yellow canvas and went to town like I was creating an art journal page. I took a very fine tip multi-liner to go around the outside of my black circles to create a "messy string" look. I I thought I was done after all the doodling but Nope! I knew I needed something else so I went with a few words that truly do speak to me and mean something in my colorful world. So I found a few areas on the table to coordinate some words with some of the circles. I alternated the letters with certain circles to give it a whimsical quirky look. The words I chose are, "INSPIRE", "CREATE", and "DREAM". 
This table will go into my craft studio and will definitely serve a purpose. 
I absolutely LOVE how this table turned out! 






I created two backgrounds using my gelli plate with two different Clarity stencils, large shapes and small dots, using both the positive and the negative 'prints' from the gelli plate, using a couple of different acrylic paints. I randomly stamped the Dawn Billy flower stamp using mustard seed distress ink. The Easter stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail powder. I used a piece of card that had been brayered to get the yellow paint off, die cutting the cross with a Spellbinder's die and backing with a piece of matt gold card. Flowers added from Hobbycraft.


Take care
Hugs Design Team xx

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