Monday, 12 December 2016

MMW#21: Winter Wonderland

Hello  everyone! 

Apologies for the late post! 

There is so much to talk about so I'm going to keep it short and sweet. 

Thank you for participating in our challenges throughout the year. Every month we are met with an amazing selection of mixed media art. Some of you are just starting out with mixed media and exploring the techniques. I always like to see your progressions and your creative processes. I hope you will stay with us and join more challenges in 2017. Which brings me onto a new subject. 

The challenges in 2017 will be run a little bit differently. You will have more flexibility, more creative freedom and bring more fun in for all of us in the process. I will tell you all about it in January. That's something to look forward to. We will also have a DT call at the beginning of the year as there are a few changes to the DT team as well. We will be looking to welcome a few members! That's definitely something to look forward to!

So we've covered the things of the future and it's time to cover the things of the past. I'd like to announce a winner of the Assemblage/Altered Art challenge.

The winner is.. 
Wow! You totally smashed this! 

And our Fab 3... 


Oh my! I think all DT members said the same and that is that it was soooo hard to pick just 4 out of the amazing selection of entries. You all totally rocked this challenge!!! Thank you! 

As always, please email me to ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail . (you will need to adjust the email address. I write it like this so I don't auto spam nonsense to my inbox. People are Crafty nowadays :))

Please let me know if you would like to guest designs sn to claim your voucher to Things To Alter shop. Congratulations to all!!! 

We also ran a challenge which was all about Mail Art... a whole 5 people entered :) I guess Mail Art is not your thing LOL!!! Well, I think it is fair to say that all five entries were absolutely fabulous and so here are our Fab 5... 

... and we think the winner definitely is... 


Congratulations to all! Please could the winner email me, as per the above and to claim your That's Crafty! voucher. Thank you all! 

We're starting a new challenge today and it's all about creating 'Winter Wonderland'. Whether it means bringing a bit of Christmas magic and some frosty weather into your creation. We'd love to see it. Let us know what Winter means to you. We can't wait to see how you will interpret the theme and look forward to bringing this year to the end with enjoying some festivities. Here's some amazing inspiration from the design team to get you going... 

I will be sponsoring this last challenge and whoever the winner I will personally provide he winner with a £15 voucher to That's Crafty! store or a store of your choice! So you can pick where you shop, especially if from overseas. 

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the design team for bringing so much creative mixed media goodness and inspiration. You are a wonderful and very talented bunch! X

Thank you all! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the very best to the New Year from all of us at MMW to all our friends around the world! 

Ingrid and the DT xxx 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

MMW#20: Mail Art

Hi everyone!

I hope you are well! Thank you for stopping by today and many thanks for sharing your art with us. We're here to announce the start of our new challenge. This time we want you to join us creating Mail Art. 

You will see from the DT inspiration that we all interpreted the theme a little bit differently and that's good! Wouldn't be boring if all worked the same way? In general, you might be familiar with Mail Art, but if you don't know what it is when you decorate an envelope or packaging to send to your family or friend. You can doodle, draw, colour-in, glue on embellishments etc... and as we are a mixed media challenge blog we would like to see mixed media looking projects. 

So here are our makes for the challenge. I hope you like what you see and will feel inspired to try to create your own Mail Art...


Georgie has taken the fun approach and had fun doodling...


I decided to play with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and to create some fun textures on a brown cardboard A4 envelope. The flower is a napkin tissue adhered to a gessoed background. 


Milujem art-journaling! Možnosť prenášať emócie na papier je v mojom živote dôležitá. Pri tvorení na novembrovú tému som sa preto nechala viesť predovšetkým myšlienkami a pocitmi. Takto to dopadlo:

I love art journaling and it is important for me to express my feelings on a paper. I let myself being carried away when creating for the November theme and this is what the result is:


Ahandbag with file folders for somebody who love to travel. File folders for passport, photos, sketches etc. I made also a tiny mini album 3 x 4 cm for notes and origami credit card holder.
That's all you need and you have everything in same place. Enjoy your flight!


I've created an art journal layout where I tried to embrace the feminine look of the Eiffel tower with masculine colours, shapes and stamps. It was an additional challenge I set up for myself and had fun completing it.


I am a real fan of Pringles chips, this way I have many empty cans in my scraproom, because I really like decorating them. This was a perfect choice for the base of my mail art project. It reminds me of the old post boxes and vintage time capsules. You can hide any secret messages inside the can. I would be very happy if someone suprise me with a love letter in this kind of packaging. Would you? :)
For the first step I covered the can with 3 layers of white gesso, what followed some violet mist, crackling paste and stencil patters made with modelling paste. After that I started to decorate with different kind of papers that are connected to mailing and post. For the final step I used mica flakes as an embellishment and purple stamps in different pattern.

We all look forward to seeing your makes! I will be back to announce the winner of our last challenge soon so stay tuned. Also, just so you know a new challenge will always go live at 8pm on a 2nd Sunday or a month. 2pm was just a bit too early when you all want to spend time with the family or have a siesta after your Sunday roast :) 

I do hope that you can join this challenge and give yourself a chance to win £20 voucher from our sponsor That's Crafty! 


Good luck to you all! 

Big hugs 

Ingrid xxx