5th of each month is the start date for our challenges.
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.

Monday, 10 July 2017

More Mixed Media Purple 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 Purple" 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 15 = Lia



No 35 = Jana K.

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 Top 5 who were picked by our lovely Design Team Member Sandie.

TOP 5 ARE

No 12 = Beatriz



No 14 = Ann Chuang



No 20 = Tone K.



No 29 = Graciellie Design



No 35 = Jana K.



Spotlighted Badge goes to

Mixed Media Summer Garden Wedding Album Cover Enjoy 004

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

Take care
Hugs Lozzy & the Design Team xx

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

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Pastel

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

 The Challenge this month for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Pastel.

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.

using chalk ink pads, embossing powder, stencils, stamps, water colour oil pastels, dylusion sentiments, black and white markers, paperbabe stencils for woman


For this white gift bag I covered front and back in pretty paper, added a strip of lace to one side, then created a panel by using a scrap of white card, some die cuts and a torn strip of paper from the same set. I used pale green gilding wax on the white frame and added an image taken from the paper set. I added the panel to the bag and trimmed with flowers, pearly leaves and a lace bow on the handle.



Painted both journal pages with gesso and then with pink paint.

Painted stencil on each page with moulding paste.
Added paper lace to left page.
Stamped around edges of both pages.
Stamped flowers and hearts on both pages.
Stamped extraordinary, beautiful and special on right side
(stamping doesn't show up in the scan)
Added picture drawn by my second grand daughter onto left page.
Printed sentiment, cut out and layered onto left page.
(copied sentiment from Grandma Bonnie's card)
Added flowers
Added flowers and photo of my grand daughter.

Added bookmark from Digistamps4Joy MP453 Powerful Women bookmark set which I coloured with markers.
Added butterfly lace across bottom of both pages.


I used a 10" manila tag which I painted with pastel pinks and a touch of turquoise.I collaged the right half with paper napkin pieces in pastel 
colours, and used iron paste (Pentart) through a stencil for the right half 
to give a good contrast, as I find that pastel alone can sometimes look a bit 
insipid I 'joined the 2 halves with some TH tissue tape,
and added a die cut sentiment and some flowers from my stash. 
I sewed the tag onto a dark grey background.



I prepared 3 ATC cards, all with feathers. But every feather and every background are different. So you'll find here chipboard feather and die-cuts feathers from Spellbinders. They were all covered with gesso and  watercolors. With, of course, few splashes of white acrylic paint here and there:) The backgrounds were also done with watercolors, the edges were distressed with scissors and  I added another bottom layer of evenly applied watercolor paint. I wrapped pieces of threads around and in-between the two layers and added some microbeads from Martha Stewart. Words come from Chitchat Stickers by Tim Holtz and there is light background stamping with Creative Embellishments stamp and Archival Ink. For the final touch I used real feathers which I placed underneath the fake ones simply to give more softness to the cards.


Take care
Hugs
Design Team xx



Saturday, 10 June 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge "Pink" Winner/Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional "Pink" 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 41 = Einat


No 19 = Linda Simpson



No 38 = Kate\'s Scrap Yard
TeaL7.1


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 our Top 5 which was picked by our lovely DT member Margaret who also said to Please put a note that it was very hard to pick just 5 from all the wonderful entries.
Margaret's
TOP 5 ARE

No 2 = Kym


No 9 = Pooja sharma



No 34 = Marie- Christine (France)



No 36 = Grandma Bonnie



No 39 = Ann Chuang




Spotlighted Badge goes to
No 10 = Ramya

Spotlighted Badge

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

Take care
Hugs Lozzy & the Design Team xx

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

Monday, 5 June 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes optional Purple

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 for this Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Purple.

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.

I made this canvas in a class at Mad For Markers
Added pieces of blue and black spotted tissue and papers to canvas
Painted over with pink paint.
Painted over stencil with pink and purple paints.
Stamped butterflies.
Add dots with white paint and bubble wrap.
Stamped edges with purple paint.
Painted over butterfly stencil with black paint and then added white pen and purple pen.
Drew more butterflies with white pen and purple pen.
Coloured digi stamp from Mad for Markers and Paper Pieced clothes
and pasted on top.
Drew flowers in the right hand bottom corner with white pen.
Cut out sentiment and pasted on top.
Added paper butterfly and paper flowers.


Lozzy
Pebble found in garden that i painted with black gesso then added cheesecloth, punched butterflies, flowers and sentiment

This is a journal page with a background more with Caran d'arche Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels, softly blended with a baby wipe.I used various distress inks in blues and purples with a stencil with dots and another with flowers, also stamped one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'sparklers' and the Judy-kins face stamp. The words were generated on computer, printed and coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens.

I Made an A4 mixed media piece, which will be the cover for a new journal I am starting. The paper was gessoed. and the central image is a paper napkin. I stenciled the birds, numbers and alphas with black Archival, and the dots with blue distress ink. The sentiment is from Dylusions. I used cardstock in blue and purple, and sewed round it twice to make it stable enough for the cover.


I decided to drag this fab album from the depths of my craft stash for this weeks challenge.
I had a lovely paper pad of papers ranging from deep purple to almost lilac shades and used these to cover the pages.
Next I stamped and the die cut the flowers. I shaped the flowers and distressed the edges with ink before adhering them to the album.
To finish I cut and tied white and purple ribbon to the book rings and added a few pale green pearl gems to the pages.

Hi everyone,
So happy to be back on More Mixed Media Challenge blog:)
Today  I prepared a page in my art journal which did not take too much thinking. The background was  made with gesso and a mix of violet and purple acrylic paints from Pebeo. And, of course, few splashes of black here and there:) For my  two focal points I finally used coloring pages which I’ve done years ago. I used ordinary glitter pens to color the flowers and the glitter is still visible (although not so much on the pictures). Today I just cut separate flowers and  glued them the way I wanted to to the two pages. Beforehand though I added few black rub-ons in the shape of arabesques. At the end I added few glass beads here and there, the word “Believe”, the edges of the journal distressed with Black Sooth Distress ink.


This is a page I have done in my Dina Wakley mixed media journal. I started of with a brayered background which was quite busy so I decided to add some paint and bring it all together. I have used Dina Wakley's Magenta,  Blackberry and Turquoise paints This has given a more focal point to the background and helped blend everything in. I gessoed through a circle stencil for some texture and added one of the new Tim Holtz paper dolls cut outs. I love how these vintage images work so well with lots of colour. A simple word"Together" sums the page up for me.


For my project, I decided to create an art journal page. I am very new to art journaling with only 3 pages under my belt. But this is my very first art journal page where I literally took a pencil to sketch out my drawing. I hand drew this entire page and then once it was completely finished by sketch, I took some paints and started to paint it all. I used various paints and white gesso. The vase was the hardest part to do because I wanted it to look like a clear glass vase with water in it. So I took white gesso and very light gray and blue paints to create the water and clear glass look. I added a bit of brown to also reflect the table inside the clear glass vase. I think that I was able to achieve the look pretty well, considering this was my first time trying to work on something like this. So the page is supposed to show the florals on a nice wooden table up against a wall. I also took some Dina Wakely scribble sticks to do the florals along with some paints for accents. I also took my Prisma colored pencils to do some shading on the leaves. The title was done using my copic multi-liner and my FB artist Pitt brush in black. I also took my white gel pen for hightlights on the florals and the letters in the title. It is not perfect, but it completely screams hand made and that is what I love about it. I am so happy with my very first completed sketched/painted drawing.


i altered a old ring box and converted it into tiny treasure box.I first layered the clay pieces on the box with hot glue than gave it few coats of black gesso. Next i applied art alchemy wax - amethyst on the entire box and than highlighted the textures with art alchemy wax- old silver.


Take care
Hugs Design Team xx


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

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