Sunday, 12 February 2017

MMW#22: Anything Mixed Media Goes!

Hello and welcome! 

We have a new challenge of the year for you here today and I' pretty sure you will find something to inspire you. Before I proceed to show you what we all created, I have the pleasure of announcing the winner and our FAB 3 of our Winter Wonderland challenge... 

The winner who is now entitled to a voucher purchased by myself either from That's Crafty or a shop of your choice is... 

Your artwork is amazing! Please contact me to confirm if you wish to guest design for us next month and to claim your voucher - ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail. co. uk (please adjust the email address, thanks)

...and our wonderful 3 runner ups are.... 

I also want to say that I personally would have picked plenty more. I noticed that a certain person also entered, but that was when she wasn't on our team yet :) I would have picked her creation for sure and so here's Ola's gorgeous make as well: 

Congratulations all! Please feel free to download your badge from the side bar and proudly display it on your blog! Thank you to all of you for sharing your creations with us. I hope you can join us again this month. 

This month is nice and simple... you can create any mixed media project you fancy! Here's some inspiration for you... 

For the anything goes challenge, I decided to do an art journal page on canvas board. I chose to go for a more intuitive style than anything with purpose and structure. It is actually quite freeing and really recommend it, especially if you have never tried it before! It really is like letting your emotions out in paint - haha!!
I used lots of Finnabar's Art Alchemy Paints and Gesso, also, of course, one of her beautiful Vintage Mechanical Hearts! 

I decided to create an ATC set. I didn't have any specific plan, but I knew I fancied playing with watercolours, stamps and paste. I was very relaxing indeed! 

I got this face idea when i heard about online magazine "Mixed Up magazine". January theme was all about faces. And i love old books.

This time I created a thick gothic spellbook. I´ve aged the paper sheets and binded them myself. I´ve made the cover of cardstock and textile, adding texture through stencil and colouring it all with ink sprays, waxes and alcohol inks. Gothic-style wooden chipboard, metal chains and embellishments, microbeads add the final touches. And voila - a book any witch would die for is ready! :)

I made this mixed media layout for our February challenge. I really love brown and turquoise color combination with a little vintage touch thanks to the papers that I choose. I tried to highlight the photo with the flower stamps and I tried to broke the oldish style with them. The base of the page is crackling paste and the bronze colour was made with mica powder that gives shiny and bright effect.

Well, what do you think? I think these are absolutely fabulous! This month is Lena's last month with us and she will be very missed! I love her amazing altered books! Thank you for all your hard work last year, Lena, you're a star! xxx 

The sponsor of this challenge is That's Crafty! and you could win £20 voucher to their online shop. 

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope to see your linked up creations below! 

Big crafty hugs, 

Ingrid & the Design Team xxx 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Welcome to out New DT members & New Sponsor


Thank you for stopping by today! I have a very exciting post for you!

I certainly am very excited to share some news with you today. Not only that we have a new sponsor for our monthly challenges, but I also have a real pleasure of announcing the new DT team!!!

Firstly, I would like to welcome the sweet and fabulous new sponsor... Wild Orchid Crafts!

Wild Orchid Crafts specialise in selling Mulberry Paper Flowers and many other embellishments for card making, scrapbooking and craft projects. We started selling our mulberry paper roses back in 2005. Since then we've added a large selection of different flowers and colour choices. 

All of our mulberry paper flowers are made using natural, renewable resources. The flowers are all handmade by experienced crafts people using high quality materials and great care is taken to ensure that they are made to the highest standard and beauty. You can see all of our flowers and embellishments on our website

A big welcome to Wild Orchid Crafts and thank you for your support! I personally love shopping with you and will continue to do so! If you crafters out there are not familiar with the shop, please hit the image or the link above and have a browse! I'm sure you will find something that will catch your eye!

I also have a great pleasure of announcing our new DT members. Before I do though, I'd like to say a big thank you to Janka and Lena for all their hard work for the past year. They are now ready to move on and live their lives so please feel free to show them some love in the comments below. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Janka & Lena! Lots of love xxx 

Now, I'd like to thank you to all that responded to the DT Call. You are all amazing, but I had to pick a few that I feel will bring something special in their own way to the challenge blog. So please welcome our few new Design Team members... 








A huge welcome to all of you pretty ladies! I am so excited to have you joining us! 

Don't worry, dear friends, I will take time and ensure that we introduce each and one of these ladies properly and in a special post with links and all so you can find out more about them. In the meantime, I hope you are ready to play along with our first challenge of 2017. It start this Sunday so stay tuned! 

All the best, 

Ingrid xxx