We have a busy year ahead and would like to start with putting a team of talented mixed media enthusiasts and artist together before we well and truly get cracking with our 2017 challenges.
We had a different theme each month and had plenty of entries to choose from. The entries are always fantastic and we have such a hard time picking our winner and our FAB 3! Even if we don't get to comment on your entries please know that they are not missed and your art is checked out. I don't insist that my team spends their time commenting on each entry. I encourage it. I think it is lovely to receive a comment, but we are all very busy and not always get to leave comments on a number of entries. So I try not to be too hard on the team, but can promise we will try our best to be in touch! I'd like to thank you for sharing your art with us last year and look forward to seeing more this year!
CHANGES for 2017
We are making a few changes to the way our challenges are ran. In a good way! We would like to encourage the freedom of expression as this is everything our challenge blog stands for. We would like you to stop worrying about this theme or that theme and if you can do it or not. That's it! NO MORE THEMES! :)
As off 2017, you can create anything you like for our monthly challenge. Some months, there might be, say, 'Anything Goes with a twist'. A twist could be a mood board or similar to make it more fun. Some twists will be optional so pay attention. However, what we ask is that you come and show us what you created when you were in a mood for some crafty adventure, come and show us your latest alteration or a canvas, a mixed media card or a tag. It doesn't matter! There is nothing worse than not wanting to enter a challenge, because you don't 'feel you can go with the theme' or 'don't have this or that product'.
The same goes for our team... there are no limits to what the team will create. I'm pretty sure the team can create some serious magic when doing what they love without any limitations. I personally cannot wait and am super-excited to see what this year brings in terms of the shared art!
What do you think? Do you like the idea? Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts or to say hi! It's always lovely to hear from you!
As the title suggest there are more than the above changes to our blog. There will be changes to the team as well. Our dear Lane had decided to move on and live the life she dreams of. I would like to thank Lane from the bottom of my heart, for being by my side for this long and for being a lovely friend. It's been a heck of a journey!
Also, Janka has decided to move on as life is getting busy and all. We have seen some amazing inspirational art here from Janka and she will be missed!!
And of course, to start afresh, we would like to invite some new talent to our team! I wonder who would be interested to join the fun! What we are looking for in a design team member...
- talent and knack for mixed media art & craft (no matter how long you've been blogging or how many followers you have. Don't worry! If you have what it takes then apply!)
- enthusiasm to create for and represent the MMW challenges
- someone who regularly shares their art via their blog and social media
- if you share your work via YouTube it is a very welcomed bonus, but not a condition
- someone who is willing to create 2 projects a month (1x challenge, 1x tutorial)
- someone with a friendly and happy soul
- someone who has enough time to visit participant's blogs to check out entries and ideally comment
- someone who will be committed for at least 6 months
I think the above are the most important factors. If you feel this is something you would like to take on, please email me with MMW DT CALL in subject line with 3 of your favourite mixed media works and a little bit about yourself to:
ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co. uk (please adjust the email address to its correct format when sending your email. I write it in this way so that I don't get spammed. Thank you!)
I shall look forward to hearing from you in the comments below about your thoughts on the changes for 2017 and also your emails with your DT applications!
All the best and stay creative!