Sunday, 30 October 2016

Guest Designer: Magdalena Kusy aka eMKa

Hi everyone!

We have a special guest here today with something totally spooktacular!!!! The guest designer for today is...
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My name is Magda on internet eMKa. I live in Poland. My projects are created in a small corner of my bedroom ;)

I'm a part of DT in a two Polish producers scrapbook papers (AltairArt - http://www .altairart .pl/) and chipboards (SnipArt - http://sni part.pl/ ) and one of a crafty shop called Skarbnica Pomys (http://ska rbnicapomy slow.pl/).

My project s can be found on my blogon my Facebook, or My YouTube channel




Today I prepared for you an altered fish can, which will be my decoration for Halloween. In this project I used: SnipArt chipboards (Polish producer) and
old wire pulled out from some old engine. Also, I used: black gesso, whiet gesso, gel medium, metallic and glitter paints, mists, mica flaces,
microspheres in various size and colors and inka gold.







I hope that you like this project and that one day I will be able to return as Guest Designer :)

Greetings from Poland 

eMKa :)


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Thank you very much, eMKa, for the fabulous Halloween project! It is totally awesome! I do hope we will see you again soon! You are one talented lady! 

I hope you are all feeling inspired. There is still plenty of time to join in with our current challenge, Assemblage/Altered Art! One more Guest Designer to join us this week so more to look forward to! Stay tuned ;) 

All the best! Have a great spookylicious time this Halloween! 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Guest Designer: HEATHER THOMPSON

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well and having fun. I have a special guest here today, Heather Thompson, our last winner. She created the most amazing layout and I personally couldn't wait to see what inspiration she'd bring along for our new challenge: Assemblage/Altered Art. Be prepared to be amazed! Here it goes...

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My name is Heather Thompson, I live in rural Wisconsin on my own little piece of heaven with my husband and two fun kids, Olivia-8, and Maksim-6. I am a registered nurse by night and a avid crafter and gardener by day. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since my daughter was born in 2008, but have been creating seriously since 2014. I love having the freedom to create based on my mood and environment, so with that being said I can't say I have a particular style that screams “This is Me.”. I love all styles and genres and love to much my creative mind.


Frame: I used an 5 x 7 inch canvas frame and used the back side of it. After applying a layer of gesso as a primer I decoupaged some tissue paper randomly on the canvas and around the sides. I then used a stencil and molding paste to add more dimension to the piece. I even added texture to the center knowing I would eventually be covering a majority of it up. I used a combination of Alcohol Inks and Lindy's Sprays to give the right color combo I was looking for.


Relic: I found the relics that would work and fit with still giving some area to see the background. I then Applied a thick layer of texture Paste Graphite (Finnabair) to the lower portion of the Imperial Egg, after drying, a layer of white gesso on both top and bottom portions. I again used the alcohol in to give it the vibrant red colour. The top valleys of the egg where filled with glitter glass and then filled over with some liquid glass. ( Side Bar: I should have used some Ice Resin for a clearer dried end result, but 1. didn't want to mix it up for such a small amount, and 2. I am impatient and didn't want to wait 24 hours for dry time.) After both pieces were dry I then used a hogs hair brush and dry brushed a fine layer of black gesso over the whole piece.


After adhering the imperial egg to the base, From past experiences, there is a right way and a wrong way to put the base and relic together. Patiences is a virtue here. I used some "Loctite" Super Glue Gel Control to apply the diamond chain around the base. It gives enough time to work with the piece.
Then was just adding the finishing touches and embellishments. The red and black reminded me of a deck of cards and the Imperial Egg itself reminded me of Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts. So hence the composition was born.
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Wow! What a fabulous make! You certainly excelled in this challenge and brought a wonderful inspiration to us all! Thank you very much, Heather! It's been wonderful to meet you and get to know you more. 

So I hope you are all feeling even more inspired to join the fun! Good luck and we'll be back soon with more creative goodness! 

All the best, 

Ingrid xxx

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Winner announcement MMW#18

Hi there 

Apologies for the late winner announcement. Each time I think my life could just be normal for a while something else take a weird turn. 

The team and I had to pick a few favourites and oh my, it was not easy. ALL of your submitted projects were absolutely magical! I love them all! But we had to choose and I think we all agree that the winner has done a fab job (as always)... 

Winner: # 25 Kerstin F 

Kerstin, you have a wonderful imagination and are one uber-talented soul. We all loved this make! Please email to let me know and to claim your prize - ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail. co. uk (please adjust the email address before sending your message, thank you). 


We also have our Fab 3: 



bubo-mechanical-owl-2

Please feel free to grab your winning badges! Display them proudly, they are so deserved!

Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I hope you can enter our current challenge: Assemblage.Altered Art.

Good luck and stay creative! All the best,

Ingrid xxx


Sunday, 9 October 2016

MMW#19: Assemblage/Altered Art

Hi everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge! Whoohoo! We had some amazing entries last month and I'd like to thank you for participating. We will announce the winners on Wednesday next week so don't forget to come back to check out the results! 

We're here with inspiration for our new challenge - Assemblage/Altered Art. The reason we are broadening the theme is because we are aware that assemblage is not everyone's cup of tea and we wouldn't want you to feel left out. The whole purpose of these challenges is to have fun. 

Here are a few samples from the Design Team to get you going... 


Ingrid
I decided to assemble and alter a couple of canvases. I had a great time creating this textured background adding a few rusty pieces. 


Janka
I don't like throwing away fish cans. They are a great source of inspiration. I love putting old photos into them and turning them into a work of art. Like this, for example: /
Nikdy nevyhadzujem obaly z konzervovaných rýb. Sú pre mňa veľkým zdrojom inšpirácie, rada do nich umiestňujem staré fotografie a ozdoby a snažím sa povýšiť odpad na umenie. Napríklad aj takto:





Lena
There is something fascinating in rusty scrap. I was born next to the iron factory maybe that the reason.So let me introduce you to my friend, Steampunk Lady

Metal bed springs

Hat made of newspaper



Maria
I love creating mosaics but it is quite a messy hobby to do at home, so I basically practice it once a year :))) Last year I made this nautical picture frame for my son using broken glass pieces and various beads.


I hope you're feeling inspired. This challenge will run until 10th November 2016 so you have a plenty of time to create something and join the fun! Cant wait to see your makes! I hope you will be able to come up with something special and enter again this month. You could win a £15 voucher from our new sponsor Things to Alter!

Have a great time creating! Hugs, 

Ingrid & the DT xxx 

Monday, 3 October 2016

Welcome to our new sponsor: Things To Alter

Hi everyone!

I have a pleasure to introduce a new sponsor of our challenges! I'd like to welcome Jac and her company Things To Alter into our Mixed Media World!


Jac has been running the company for about 6 years now and she has become an expert on MDF lazer cutting. You can purchase her fabulous MDF pieces directly from the Things To Alter website (click on the image above) and then share your makes with Jac via her Facebook page. Check out the Pinterest page as well. You will find plenty of inspiration there too! 

I personally had a pleasure of working with sewing themed pieces for a feature in the Craft Stamper magazine. I got to alter the box and created a little Textile Art in a shadow box. That was great fun! All of the MDF pieces we made out of a sturdy and good quality material and to a very high standard which means they are perfect for any mixed media projects. 

Here are a few pictures of the project from me... 






... and some from the magazine feature... 




The Craft Stamper magazine issue is packed with mixed media inspiration. It's out now so get your copy. In case you would like to make your own sewing shadow box, the magazine is also running a giveaway... 


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you had a great time here. More inspiration coming your way soon so stay tuned and stay creative! 

All the best 

Ingrid xxx


Sunday, 2 October 2016

Guest Designer: Maayan Leizer


Hello there!

I hope you're well. 

I am here to welcome and introduce a Guest Designer today. This talented lady is called.. 


My name is Maayan, I'm soon to be 33, married, vegan and have two cats.
I own a local online crafts store called Mr. Kitty Crafts and also have an Etsy store where I offer my creations for sale.
I started my way in scrapbooking about 3 years ago, fell in love with mixed media and most of my creations are in shabby chic, vintage or steampunk style.
I love winter, cats, aged and old items and am so happy to have found such pleasure in paper crafts.

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My artwork: 9.5*7.5 inches canvas.
Purple is one of my favorite colors, it can be mysterious, royal, enchanted, interesting and calming. 
That's why I chose to create my enchanted forest in purple and turquoise. The unicorn along with the text suggest that even when the journey seems unknown, frightening, dark, almost impossible - you should take it, because you may discover yourself or at least find something new and exciting. I feel I'm going through one of those journeys in the past year.







Products used:
White and black Gesso
Lindy's mists
Chipboard die cuts and clay figures
Paper flowers 
Blue fern stamps
Finnabair art stones and art alchemy paint (silver)
Lace appliques

Thank you :)
Maayan.

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Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful Fantasy artwork with us, Maayan! It's a stunner and will inspire others to join our Fantasy/Magical challenge for sure! 

The challenge is due to end on 6th October so don't hesitate and join the fun! 

Thank you for stopping by today! We'll be back soon! 

All the best, 
Ingrid xxx