Monday, April 22, 2019

April Challenge Inspiration - DT Vidhi Jadeja

Hello Crafty Souls,

Today we have our DT Vidhi Jadeja on the blog, who suggested this month's challenge and also will be choosing the winner for the month and sponsoring the main prize as well ...
She created this very interesting moodboard and today she is here with a tutorial to inspire you all with her amazing creativity...
This is our moodboard 



“Creativity is not the idea , it’s never the idea but it’s always what you do with it “ so just think and create 

Now over to Vidhi

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Hello friends, 

Vidhi here with you today.
I'm so happy to inspire you all with a tutorial inspired my moodboard. We have received some beautiful entries so far and expecting a lot more..
There is still a few days left to enter our challenge. Do enter to win a lot of prizes...
So, here is my project and I'm inspired by the left side pictures of the moodboard.



I made an  altered frame from an old wooden clock. The Light bulb is my focal point and I just loved it how it turned out...
Let begin with the procedure of how I created it...

Step 1: I removed all parts and dial of the watch first, just kept a wooden frame. After that, I did one whole on the frame to hang a bulb through a rope. I created a rough texture on the frame with stone effect paste and glued some cheesecloth on it.





Step 2: I applied black gesso to the entire frame as a base to prime the surface. Now its time to add elements on the frame. Placed some MDF chipboards, Prima moulds from clay here and there. When I am satisfied with the placement glued all the elements on the frame.



Step 3: After that again I gave a coat of black gesso on all the elements. Now it's ready to colour the frame. Used Finnabair's rust pastes to give a vintage and rustic look. I started with dark shades to the lighter shades to highlight the elements.




Step 4: When I loved the outcome of rust pastes on the elements I stopped and used the beautiful Vintage Gold shade of  Wax from Finnabair to highlight my elements. They gave a perfect shine to the mix media projects.





Step 5: Last step is to colour the bulb. I used the yellow shade from the mood board and colour it with spray. When it's ready, I tied the knot with string in it and hanged it through the whole from the frame. It's ready !!!












See what I want to tell you ... It's all about the IDEA...so start thinking and creating it. You will have fun in the end. Hope you guys like it...

Thank you.
                         Thank you Vidhi for such an interesting tutorial and inspiration.
Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until April 30.
Simply add a link to your work using the inlinkz tool at the end of this post. 
You can also enter our challenge on Facebook by posting the project photo in the comments of the challenge announcement post on our Facebook page.
On instagram tag us and add our challenge graphic on your post to participate.

DT Vidhi will choose the winner this month and it's author will win goodies worth INR1000.
The second winner will win goodies worth INR 500 . 
Winner and features will be announced  on May 8th.

And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer !!

                                                    Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

April Guest Designer AdriJana

Hello Crafty Souls...

Today we have the very talented and versatile artist on our blog as our Guest Designer for the month. And she is none other than Adrijana Knez Perger
She is here to inspire us all with her beautiful project. Do visit her blog and leave some love.
Over to Jana...


Hello dear crafty souls and Mixed Media Academy fans!

My name is Adrijana (Jana) aka Paper Beauty AK. I’m 45 years old and I live with my family in a small European country – Slovenia. I’m married to a graphic designer and we have three beautiful children. We love nature ... mountains, sea, forest and animals. And I love gardening.
I've dabbled in a variety of crafts, and my true passion has always been card making: book cards & exploding boxes ... until recently (2 years ago) when I discovered the world of mixed media! Now I just can't stop myself from making a mess!

Thank you so much to the Mixed Media Academy team and dear Vidhi for inviting me to spend the day with them. I’m thrilled and honoured to be here with such a talented group of artists. 
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My Project


About project:

I was very happy when I saw the Moodboard - it’s amazing and interesting , because you can use so many unusual ideas for designing the project. You can recycle some old stuff and put them in a new look. I was thinking how to use a ligh bulb? I recycled one bulb some time ago, so I got the idea of two bulbs. I really love 3D projects and I decided to create an hourglass. I cut out six circles from the cardboard as a ligt bulbs stand and used two bamboo sticks. I glued all together with a hut gun and colored with a black gesso. When it was dried, I added a mix with a whit gesso, texture paste and art stones.  In the end, I used different sprays, acrylic paints and wax paste. I hope I could inspire you in some way and you’ll like my altered hourglass. Have a nice day!

Some Close ups














Thank you Jana for this beautiful inspiration.
Wish you all the best.

Do not forget to enter our challenge this month and win exciting goodies...





Monday, April 8, 2019

March Challenge Winner

Good Morning Crafty Souls...!!!
We are so excited today to announce the winners of our March challenge. There were so many fabulous entries and it was indeed a wonderful month having you all cheering us...
We had Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge last month 


The winner for our January Challenge is Jaishree Bansal with this project


Congratulations Jaishree Bansal !!! Please write an email to me at mmmchallengeblog@gmail.com to claim your prize with your mailing address also we would like to invite you to be our Guest Designer.

DT Favourite is Hemali Shah with this project



Congratulations Hemali Shah ... Please write to info@rainbowcraftykari.in with Mixed Media Academy Challenge winner in the subject to claim your prize.




We have some beautiful entries to feature this month...

They are...







All winners please take your badges from the Badges page that you can find on the top tab
Do play along our March Challenge and don't forget to follow our blog to be eligible to win a prize. You can find our current challenge on right side bar.

Thank you for visiting,

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Monday, April 1, 2019

April Challenge

Hello Crafty Souls...!!!

Thank you for your participation in our last month's Challenge. We are so happy to receive so many wonderful entries. We'll announce the winner on 8th April so don't forget to visit us.
Now moving on to our April Challenge, We have our DT Vidhi Jadeja who suggested the mood board and she'll be choosing this month's winner as well. 


April Moodboard


“Creativity is not the idea , it’s never the idea but it’s always what you do with it “ so just think and create 

Now moving on to our Design Team, And they interpreted this moodboard in their projects using the elements and colors 




















Do visit our Designer's blogs and you can do so by clicking their images on the side bar.

Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until April 30.
Simply add a link to your work using the inlinkz tool at the end of this post. 
You can also enter our challenge on Facebook by posting the project photo in the comments of the challenge announcement post on our Facebook page.
On instagram tag us and add our challenge graphic on your post to participate.

DT Vidhi will choose the winner this month and it's author will win goodies worth INR1000.
The second winner will win goodies worth INR 500
Winner and features will be announced  on May 8th.

And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer !!

                                                    Have a great day!


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