Sunday, 8 July 2018

GD: Pooja Sharma

Hi everyone! 

I hope you are all well! We’re halfway through the year and are enjoying the sunshine this month in the UK. We have a challenge up and running within our Facebook Group - SUMMER VIBES. We’d love to see your summery or summer inspired projects this month. There’s plenty of inspiration within the challenge photo album from myself and the DT ladies and today we have a very special guest adding to it! 

Pooja is our previous winner and has created a gorgeous project. Without any further ado, here you are... 



Hello, everyone, this is Pooja from India, I am so excited to be here as a guest designer. A little about me, I am a fashion designer but craft is my only passion.  I love experimenting with products and techniques and mixed media is my forte! Other than that I love altering things and making clay murals here are my social media link if you are interested to see my more creations...


Here is my inspiration for this month I love to create nature-inspired projects that's why mostly I choose green, brown, blue in short forest kind of palette and composition, here I have created a mixed media art journal today...






Wow! Thank you very much for creating this wonderful art journal spread. It's totally amazeballs! The texture is so amazing I wish I could touch it! 

Thank you for stopping by today, lovely crafty peeps! If you fancy some more mixed media goodness or wish to join the challenge then don't hesitate and hop over to our FB Group ***Mixed Media World***. See you around! 

Big hugs, 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 1 July 2018

July 2018: Summer Vibes

Hi everyone! 

It's 1st July and it means that our new challenge is up and running over at the Facebook Group: ***Mixed Media World*** and we are hoping to see summery and summer inspired projects. Do feel free to visit, join if you haven't already and add your project to the relevant Album. 

I wrote a detailed post on how to enter our challenge on Facebook which you can find HERE

The sponsor for this month's challenge is the one and only fabulous... 

THAT'S CRAFTY!

Prize: £20 online voucher

We have some awesome inspiration for our SUMMER VIBES challenge in the July 2018 challenge album so hop over to check it out. I'm positive it will get your creative juices flowing. 

Hope to see you around! 

Hugs, 

Ingrid xxx 

Friday, 1 June 2018

June 2018: AMMG + Guide HOW TO ENTER on Facebook

Hey there lovely peeps!  

I hope you are all having a wonderful time! Thank you for taking time to stop by to check out our new challenge announcement! 

The June 2018 challenge is starting today within our Facebook Group ***Mixed Media World*** (gosh, how time flies!) and we are asking you to have fun and create any mixed media creation as our challenge for this month is Anything Mixed Media Goes (AMMG). Well, you have to be in it to win it and we have a wonderful sponsor...

THE OLD DESIGN SHOP

Prize:
3 FREE images of winner's choice from the Etsy shop
These are fabulous for collages and perfect for any mixed media!

I hope you can come and join the fun. Joining the group is easy... find us on Facebook (link in the first paragraph) and click the join button and I will take it from there. Please read our group rules in the FILES section before you start posting. Thank you! 

I realise that not everyone is so techy and might not know how to enter the challenges or you're not a regular on the 'book of faces' :) And that's fine! I thought I'd give everyone a helping hand and created a little guide on how to enter the challenges via Facebook from your phone as well as from any computer. Please see the below... 

To enter from your phone (I use iPhone, but it should be the same from any phone): 

Step 1: 
This is where you can post your daily mixed media art and explorations, ask for an advice or just say hi to everyone! This is our daily playground. Links to blogs and Youtube post are also allowed so that we can learn from one another. 
Step 2: 
You will be heading to all photos that anyone ever posted as well as our Challenge Albums and Boards. Feel free to explore... 

Step 3 & 4: 
Once you are in ALBUMS you can select the relevant challenge BOARD and click on ADD PHOTOS and add a photo of your project with a link to your blog or a video or say a little bit about your project and the idea behind it. The DT and other members can then comment. 

To enter from your computer: 

Step 1: 
This is what you will see when you join our Facebook Group. This is where you can post your daily mixed media art and explorations, ask for an advice or just say hi to everyone! This is our daily playground. Links to blogs and Youtube post are also allowed so that we can learn from one another.  

Step 2:
Focus on the left bar and head over to Photos...

Step 3: 
This is what you will see when you click on ALBUMS tab... You will see all photos everyone posted included BOARDS for our challenges... 

Step 4: 
Once in ALBUMS you will see all BOARDS. Click on the relevant challenge BOARD and click on ADD PHOTO on top and this will allow you enter a pic of your project for the challenge. Super-simple process and it allows everyone to see your entry and comment. We select our winner and our FAB3 from the challenge board. You can also post in the feed if you like, but all entries have to be in the challenge BOARD to be in it to win it! 

Now you know how to enter and see how easy it is to enter and how fun it is to join I hope you will give it a go! We allow links to blogs and videos on Youtube too so feel free to add it in the description section of the photo you are adding so that we can visit and inspire one another. Let's have some fun! 

Thanks again for stopping by! Stay healthy, happy and creative! 

Hugs, 

Ingrid x

Sunday, 27 May 2018

GD: Elena Gadeva-Stoyanova

Hey everyone! Happy Bank Holiday weekend to our UK friends! 

I hope you are all having fun wherever in the world you are. I appreciate you taking a moment to stop by our little blog. Well, we have a special guest with us today and your time will not be wasted, because Elena (Made for an Angel)prepared not one but TWO gorgeous projects for her GD gig. How amazing! Check it all out...

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"I’m really happy to be a guest designer at MMW. Art’s been part of my life for as long as I can remember. First I fell in love with pencil drawings and then got a bit bolder with colours and started experimenting with mixed media. And it became my true passion-on cards, on canvas, mixing up different techniques and colours and materials. Mixed media really allows me to evolve and unleash my imagination."

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May 2018 challenge: AMMG with Moodboard

Hey all! 

Welcome back to our Mixed Media World challenges! 

We have a fantastic news to share and a brand new challenge starting over at the ***Mixed Media World*** facebook group. Haven't you joined in yet? Come and join so you can be in it to win it. What, you ask? Read on... 

7 Dots Studios have agreed to join us and sponsor May 2018's challenge and a couple more during 2018!! We are excited to have them on board. In case you don't know much about 7 Dots Studios here's a little bit about the company... 




"7 Dots Studio was born from dreams and for dreams. We are a European scrapbooking company. Quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are created by very talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. But what you can always be sure are high quality and thickness of our papers, which make them work perfectly with all kinds of media. Among our products you will find scrapbooking papers, die-cut elements, collage sheets, 6x6 paper pads, stickers, tags, stamps, stencils and chipboard. We are amazingly happy and feel very blessed to see that so many crafters and artists love our designs and use our products! Please visit our blog to see awesome inspiration from our design team and our facebook profile or join 7 Dots Studio FB group to share your projects."


May 2018 challenge prize: 20 EURO voucher to their online store 
(postage applies, to be covered by the winner)

This month's moodboard: 



We hope you can join us within the group. Just add an image of your project to the ALBUM May 2018 challenge in PHOTOS here and you will be counted in. You will find some awesome DT inspiration there as well. And oh my, it is gorgeous! You can create anything mixed media or take some inspiration from the mood board! Have fun creating and good luck! 

All the best, 

Ingrid xxx 

Monday, 23 April 2018

GD April 2018: Martina Stoycheva (incl. video tutorial)



Hello there! 

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! 

We have a special guest with us today sharing her gorgeous project. Martina is a winner of our two of our challenges now and she continues to rock the mixed media world. We are in love with her work and cannot wait to show you what she created for us as a guest designer. 


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Hello, mixed media lovers!
My name is Martina Stoycheva and I`m from Bulgaria. I live in a small city on Black sea coast named Burgas. I am a happily married wife and a mom of a 3 years old daughter. My journey with mixed media started a year ago and since then I`m totally in love with it!

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Martina created a set of gorgeous texture ATCs and we cannot stop ooohing and aaaahing over them. check them out for yourself...





Aren't they amazing? I mean, who would not want to receive one of these beauties! But the treat is not over just yet. Martina prepared a YouTube tutorial for you all so hop over to check it out and once there, don't forget to subscribe ;) 




Thank you, Martina! You are a star! x

Thank you for stopping by today! Our challenge in our Facebook Group will run until 30th April so please feel free to join the fun and enter your image into the 'April 2018 ALBUM' in the group. You could win a $25 value prize + international shipping from Cuts2Luv

Good luck and all the best! 

Ingrid x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

MMW April 2018 challenge: AMMG with Twist: SPRING

Hello and Happy Easter! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful time! Thank you for taking time to stop by. 

The April 2018 challenge is starting today within our Facebook Group ***Mixed Media World*** and we are asking you to have fun and create something Spring inspired. If you don't fancy the challenge and spring is not your thing then fear not. You can still enter any mixed media creation. Well, you have to be in it to win it and we have a wonderful new sponsor! Yeeeaaah! Check it out...

(Please note: The above image is showing a $25 value
and to give you an idea of what the prize might look like,
but the actual prize received may slightly differ.)
PRIZE: $25 value + worldwide postage
from:



"Cuts2luv is the first brand of French Canadian flair (badges) founded in 2013 to fill a great void in the scrapbooking industry in Quebec, Canada. We are a small business operated from home with the interest of our clients at heart. From the beginning, we have always been in search of trends and have considerably increased our product base. We offer as many badges in French as in English, and we also have a fabulous line of metallic flair for all tastes. We even have added several chipboard titles to our catalogue and sequins mix. Our biggest joy is to see our products on your artwork, all across the world!"

How awesome is this prize?! You have to be in it to win it though so once you stopped browsing the fabulous Cuts2Love Etsy shop, head over to your craft room and produce something amazing so that you can enter the challenge for your chance to win this bundle of crafty goodness. 

BIG Thank You to Caroline, the sweet owner of Cuts2Luv, who very kindly provided the generous prize for this month's challenge! We are happy to have you on board. I hope you join the group so you can see what crafty wonders are being submitted to the April 2018 ALBUM. THANK YOU!! 

The April 2018 challenge is starting today, 1st April at 7pm UK (GMT) within the FB Group HERE. We had so many amazing entries and enjoyed interacting with our March participants last month and are very much excited about seeing your projects for April! We will be waiting for you there with our DT inspiration for the challenge! See you there! 

Hugs, 
Ingrid xxx 

Thursday, 1 March 2018

March 2018 MMWchallenge: AMMG

Hey all!

I hope you are as excited as I am to see the Mixed Media World challenge back in action! That's right! We're back and we are going with the flow... Anything Mixed Media Goes (AMMG) challenge is going live on the ***Mixed Media Group*** on Facebook so hop over to check out the fab creations my team made... I am so proud... you get the proud mamma feeling sometimes... well, that's it... right there... You can find the link to the challenge HERE.

The sponsor for this challenge is our fabulous and wonderful and the only one.... 


THAT'S CRAFTY!

Prize: whopping £20 online voucher to the store!

Head over to the Facebook Group (link above) to check out the inspirational makes and to enter for you chance to win and guest design for us next month!

Good luck to you all! Looking forward to hanging out within the group! 

Hugs 

Ingrid & the fabulous DT ladies! xxx

Sunday, 11 February 2018

GD: Ioulia Deligiannidou (julD)

Hey there! 

We have a very special guest here with us today. It is our December 2017 winner Ioulia who is kindly sharing her wonderful art with us. Read on to find out more about her and her gorgeous GD make... 


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Hi mixed media lovers!

I am Ioulia Deligiannidou (julD) from Greece. I live in Thessaloniki, it is a seaside city, the second largest city in Greece. I am so happy to a Guest Designer at Mixed Media World. It is such an honor to be here today. Thank you so much.

I loved painting and crafting from my early years, but instead of becoming an artist I became an engineer who loves to create things in her free time. So,crafting is my hobby. I love to create with whatever I can get my hands on. Mixed media fancinated me because I can compine many techniques and materials. My favourites are clay and texture in paintings.

My project today is a mixed media painting on mdf board.



I like to make fairy tales while I create my projects. I don’t know which comes first in my mind, the painting or the tale.

Once upon a time there was a little fairy. Every night she used to collect stars from the sky. She would catch them with her net. Every morning she gave them to the people. Most of them didn’t understand that the present was a star, so they threw it away. Only a few valued the gift and held it tight so that they did not lose it. They are the ones who shine!







For the background I used modelling paste with stencils, pieces of lace, tissue paper with music notes and cardboard. I painted the background with pigment powders.

The fairy, the heart and the round frame was made of ceramica powder. The stars was made of light clay. I used acrylic colours and goldpasta.

I also used threads, 3d balls, strass and a metal key to complete the composition.

I put a second mdf board behind the first one to make it look like a frame. I added texture with modelling paste and stamps.



I hope you like it.

You can find me




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I hope you enjoyed the post. Please don't forget to leave Ioulia some love below and visit her channels to see more of her gorgeous art! 

Thank you for joining us, Ioulia! You created  real masterpiece you should be proud of!

Thank you all for stopping by! See you all in our Facebook Group for the next challenge starting 1st March 2018! 

Best wishes

Ingrid xxx


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Changes to our challenges & #GIVEAWAY

Hi All!

We are back and we have some exciting changes to share with you all!

We promised to be back in February and we are back, but instead of a new challenge, we have a #GIVEAWAY! Yay!!!

Before I tell you how you can enter please spare a moment to read all about our CHANGES in how we will run our challenges so that you are fully aware of what is happening.

After much deliberation, I have decided to run our challenge solely via our Facebook Group ***Mixed Media World*** and step away from the blogging as such. There are a few reasons behind this change and after weighing all pros and cons, I have decided to give this a go. What this means for you...

• You can remain our follower here on the blog as there might be times we might come back to share something with you or invite someone special to guest design etc.
• If you are not already a member of our FB group please join HERE now so you don't miss out. By doing so, you will be able to share your mixed media art with us anytime and/or to enter our monthly challenges there! The challenges will only be run from this platform and no longer from this blog.
• You can post and share as much of your artsy exploration anytime.
• You can find like-minded friends within the group.
• You will receive regular comments on your challenge entries from the team as well as from the group members.
• This means your work will receive the attention it deserves and we will be able to interact with you more efficiently. Hopping from blog to blog leaving comments is a mahooosive job, especially when we have more entries. It simply is not viable and it bothers me that you might not be getting the attention you deserve. As much as we see your art we don’t always get to spend time to leave comments on individual blogs and I want to change this. It will be much easier to ‘like’ and comment on your posts within the group.
• You also have the massive advantage of being able to share your videos and tutorials within the group, which again, gives everyone more options and us an easy access to your channels.
• You will find plenty inspiration within the group.
• You can ask questions and for recommendations from the team and other members and be actively part of a community of likeminded crafters and artists. We are all very supportive and we can interact with you on daily basis.
• Together, we can have fun and be a part of this crazy mixed media world that we love.
• Entering our challenges will be sooo simple for you. Just add your photo to the particular month’s album that will be created at the same time as the challenge is announced. Easy!
• You will be easily notified, if you win.
• The prizes and challenges will be announced on 1st of each month so you can easily follow the challenge pattern. I will specify details within the group. 
• There are a few rules to follow so make sure you read the 'pinned post' or the 'about' section when in the group. Mainly, we can all have fun together so come and join in!

I have listed some of the reasons above already and another reason is to save everyone’s time and energy. We seem to be all over various platforms and unable to give everyone enough attention. I would like to focus and put maximum energy into one platform where we can all have fun and share ideas and support each other in our mixed media explorations. 

This blog started with ‘let’s have some fun’ in mind and want to keep it that way. For everyone. I also feel that with the boom of social media, blogging is not what it used to be. I’m not going to bore you with facts and numbers, but it is clear that nowadays people want easy access and immediate satisfaction. The good thing is, we can still have access to your blog, because you can still include a link to your blog post when posting a photo of your project within the group so whoever wants to find out more about your processes can visit and read more. Maybe you are a hidden gem somewhere within the blog world and we don’t even know!!

So come and join the fun and join the group now so you don’t miss out on winning some goodies from our lovely sponsors. Our next challenge will start on 1st March 2018 so this gives everyone enough time to join and get used to the group a bit. In the meantime, let’s spread some love and have the promised #giveaway!!

The giveaway prize: 

£20 online voucher to That’s Crafty! Shop 

THAT'S CRAFTY!
(This giveaway is not sponsored, the voucher will be purchased for the winner by me (Ingrid))

How to enter: 

• leave a comment below and let me know you’re in it to win it! 
• Join the FB Group and comment with a hashtag #giveaway and #mixedmediaworld 

And that’s it! Really easy so good luck to you all! I shall look forward to hearing from you! The giveaway will run until 28th February, 12pm GMT (London, UK time). I will announce the winner after this date within the FB group. Make sure you're in it to win it!

Big hugs,

Ingrid xxx