Sunday, 12 November 2017

MMW#31: AMMG with Twist (Moodboard) + Winner of MMW#29


I can't believe we're half way through November already! We just got Halloween out of the way and Christmas stuff went up in the hops literally the next day! No pressure then! LOL! Well, we have a lot to talk about today so grab a cuppa and let's get to it...

Firstly, thank you to all who entered our challenges last month and throughout 2017. Your makes are always so beautiful and I hope that you will continue to join the fun and share your artistic explorations with us. Check the bottom of this post for the winner of MMW#29!

As you know, all good things come to an end and this year has been rather challenging. It was the fabulous DT ladies who made a fantastic effort and worked hard on all their inspirational project for you all. I would like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart! THANK YOU! We will however be saying goodbye to two of them. Leslie is going to join us for the last time this month and Torsa is saying her goodbyes today! Please could you spare a moment and leave them a comment below or visit their lovely blogs. I'm sure they would love to hear from you.

We always take a couple of months off and, once again, there won't be any challenges in December and January. I will come back during this time to introduce new sponsors, celebrate 1000 members on our MMW FB Group so will have a #GIVEAWAY for sure, we will have announce a DT Call and more so stay tuned! We will be back with a brand new challenge and a revamped blog on 1st February 2018!

Let's get to what we have for you this month...

Prize: 3 images from Etsy


Challenge Theme for this month.... 
Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist (Moodboard) 

And now, let's ooooh and aaaah over the beautiful creations the DT Ladies bring you thins month....

Hello everybody!
I made a mini canvas. On its creation I was inspired by textures on the banner, chipboards Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Prize Paska and magical powders Lindy's.

Oh how I love this month's mood board! Its inspiration images are among my favorites: old paper, handwriting and rust! Instead of creating my usual urban decay themed canvas (the brick image was so tempting), I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do a Christmas piece, albeit a rustic one.

Using DecoArt's Media mediums (Crackle Paste, Modelling Paste, Sand Texture Paste, Matte Medium and Ultra Matte Varnish), I began to apply layers upon layers, alternating with pages, pattern pieces, stamping, stencilling, pen writing and doodling. I applied muted tones of color using Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

I decided to build my assemblage on a piece of cardboard that I treated with more DecoArt products.  I love how it has a look of old, weather tree bark.  When my background layers were finished and dried, it was time for a play with my found object stash.

Using an X-acto knife, I remove the negatives from a 35mm film strip and painted it with matte brown acrylic. Background and assemblage colors were next:  yellow-golds, sage, dark blue and purple that I sprayed, brush painted, dripped and splattered.

I finished my canvas with some die cut pieces, cheesecloth, excelsior and art stones.

I hoped you've enjoyed this First Light of Winter!  If you would like to see my product list and additional details, please stop by my blog at Art For Dinner.

Thank you,


Our November moodboard contains several interesting textures. I was particularly inspired by the pictures of handwritten text and the brick wall, and created this neo-vintag layout. The photo is of my father dressed as a Hanseatic merchant :)

I prepared a mixed media project in vintage style. I used all my small tag leftovers for the background and then I started to decorate with wonderful chipboard fairies. The result is a romantic vintage canvas.

Whooohoo! I bet you are itching to run to your craft room right now after seeing all this! What an amazing selection of mixed media goodness! 

We shall look forward to seeing your entries and your very own creations. The twist is, as always, optional, but it would be great to see how you will interpret it. Good luck to you all! 

And if you need another doze of mixed media, here's the winning project of MMW#29... 

...and our FAB 3s... 

CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Your projects are absolutely stunning! Please grab the relevant badges from our side bar. Totally deserved! 

Please could the winner email me - ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail .co. uk (please adjust the email to a correct format when sending your email) and claim your prize and confirm if you wish to guest design. Thank you! 

That is all from me and the DT Ladies! Have a great time creating! Bye for now! 

Ingrid and the DT Ladies xxx 


  1. Thank you very much for your choice! I'm so happy that you liked my work! Thank you and congratulations to the girls!

  2. thank u so much and congrats to the winner <3

  3. Holy guacamole! This is some good stuff, Design Team!

  4. PS Congratulations to the winners!


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