Monday, January 25, 2021

January Guest Designer ~ Dorota Kruszewska

 Hello MMA Fans...

We welcome today a very talented artist Dorota Kruszewska to our blog and she created an amazing project as our January challenge inspiration. You can participate in the challenge by clicking on the top right side bar. Please read all rules before entering the challenge.

Over to Dorota


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Hello all... I was inspired by the January moodboard colors and here's my project.











Thank you.


Saturday, January 16, 2021

January Guest Designer ~ Anamika Sarkar

 Hello Mixed Media Academy Fans...!!!

We are excited to welcome the very talented Anamika Sarkar to join us today as our Guest Designer. She  created a stunning project inspired by our January moodboard. You can check our challenge from right side bar and participate to win some amazing sponsored prizes.

Over to Anamika! 


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1. I took a MDF base and start attaching various clay moulds embellishments to enhance my focal point. 


2. I covered the entire project with black gesso. 


3. I applied crackle paste at few places and dry.


4. I played around with splashes, waxes, paints to give my project the desired look.


5. At the end, I covered parts of the project with tinted resin as I wanted the look of water around my focal point.
All throughout I had kept in mind the color scheme  and theme of the mood board for this month. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial as much as I did making it. Thank you Mixed Media Academy for inviting me over. 
Here are some more clicks of my project.





Thank you Anamika for Guest Designing with us.
Do join us for this month's challenge and link your projects through our linky tool.
Thank you.





Sunday, January 10, 2021

January DT Inspirations ~ Second Reveal

Hello Mixed Media Academy Challenge Fans...!!!

We are back again with some amazing Design Team inspirations for January Challenge. This month we want you to create a Mixed Media project around our Mood board using at least 3 colors from the circles in the Mood board.


DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATIONS 

Now over to our Design Team Inspirations

I have created an altered canvas ! I am inspired by pictures of trees and stones of mood board! These colours gives good energy to start new year with a positive thought that 
“Hope Grows Everywhere “ !

I bring you my canvas that was inspired by January moodboard..
This majestic creature, "The Elephant", has always put me in awe.. absolutely love to admire them.. Keeping it as my focal point, I have added actual stones around it to give some texture...
The one quote that elephants inspires me is..
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness"

Hope comes from heart... which makes smile or happiness on the minds.
"Thee journey of thousands miles begins with you" is hope between the the couple which helps to build beautiful journey of their life. It looks like the hot air balloon float in the sky. Or drops of their happiness spreading around them.

Yes its only hope that makes you wake up each morning and drives you to achieve that is not possible. Inspired from wonderful moodboard. 
Hoping to start new year with fresh dreams and new hope.

I named my canvas "Grow". My inspiration for the new year is how we grow together and how we're learning about the whole situation (the pandemic one). I've been inspired by the moodboard colors and their nice photos.
''Hope is a waking dream'' I am inspired by the January mood board Every year , we have new hope for our life. Its like waking dream. Never loose hope for your dreams. I portrayed lady and stones in the project . This lady is dreaming and hoping to achieve something and there are stones around her (difficulties in her journey ) so no matter how difficult your life is , just keep on walking to achieve your dreams . I used stones and 3 colours from the colour palette of the moodboard.

Nothing is more powerful then hope that so softly finds its way Into our bodies. In broken minds and dark heart and i choose to holds the idea, that there is light in every night and a spark in every human mind for hope.. It's grow anywhere!!


Do you feel inspired!

Join our challenge!!!

PRIZE

Our Design Team will choose winners and it's author will win 

$25 worth prize with from our Sponsor 


$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 


INR 1000 worth prizes from our Sponsor


TOP  Three

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Top 3 Badges 

GUEST DESIGNER

Our challenge winner, with highest number of votes as voted by our Design team, 
will be invited to be our Guest Designer.

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above. 
We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
January Challenge

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by January 31st 11:59 pm IST.

   Have a great day!


READ ALL RULES on the Top Bar
1. Follow our blog.
2. Create a Mixed Media project using at least 3 colors from the circles in the mood board .
3. Link your project below with your Name and Country as title
4. Share our challenge Mood board  in your post.
5. Add a link to our challenge on your blog post or tag us on your Social media
6.No Cards/Tags/ATCs

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, January 8, 2021

December Challenge Winners!!!

 Hello Mixed Media Academy Fans...!!!

We are back with our winners for December challenge. Thank you everyone who played along. We are so happy reviewing each and every project. They all were wonderful but some again didn't qualify as they didn't follow the rules. 

PLEASE READ RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE.

So here are our winners. 

Our DT Favorite Winner is Maria Tarabukina with this gorgeous project.


Congratulations Maria, you win $25 from our Sponsor Happy Craft. Please write to us with your name, contact number and mailing address to mmachallengeblog@gmail.com to claim the prize with "December Chellenge DT Fav winner" as Subject line. Also write if you would like to be our Guest Designer.


Our Challenge winner is Sana Hamza for this project


Congratulations Sana. Please write to us with your name, contact number and complete mailing address with "December Challenge winner" as subject line. You receive $25 prizes from our Sponsor 2Crafty Chipboards


Our Toppers which are featured as voted by our Design Team in no particular order are

Nisha


Olivia


Neha

Congratulations.... Please take your respective badges from the Top Tab "BADGES" to flaunt on your blog sidebar. Thank you for participating and do check out our new challenge for the month as well.
Thank you for visiting!!!






Friday, January 1, 2021

JANUARY 2021 CHALLENGE

 Happy New Year Everyone...
Welcome to Mixed Media Academy Challenge. We are so happy to present you the JANUARY challenge with a New Team, New Mood board and New Inspirations this New Year. As always we have our amazing sponsors to give away fabulous prizes to our winners.

Please remember to read the RULES before entering the challenge

- Create a project taking inspiration from our Mood board and use at least 3 colors from our Color palette ( you can always use black & white )

- We DO NOT accept Cards, Tags, Postcards, ATCs.

- Mention our challenge in your post, share our Mood board and a link to our challenge on your blog. 

- If you do not have a blog, participate through Social Media and share our Mood board along with your project picture Tagging us (FB Or IG)

- Link your projects in the InLinkz tool at the bottom of this post with your Name and Country Name as Title

- Follow our blog, Instagram and like our Facebook Page

Our Challenge is based on Mood Board and Colors


We want to see the elements from the mood board on your projects using at least 3 colors from the palette. You can use black and white along with these colors. The quote for January challenge is   "HOPE grows everywhere". we want to know what do you Hope for the new year to bring in or your hope for future or what does Hope mean to you.

Please read all the RULES on the top bar. Now let's check out the inspirations from our fabulous 
Design Team Members...

 DT  REVEAL  


I prepared a layout called ‘Discover’ inspired by January challenge moodboard. The quote ‘HOPE grows everywhere’ and elephants on the photo reminded me about my honeymoon on Sri Lanka. It has been the largest trip in my life, full of happiness and HOPE. I discovered not only the different country and nature but myself during that trip. I used the nature theme presented on moodboard: stones, rocks and forest. I used the paper with stones and natural stones. I also added different leaves made of paper, chipboard and material flowers. I used fully the grey with blue shades color palette using scrapbooking paper in the background.


My Art journal page "If you choose hope, everything is possible." I took inspiration from our beautiful Moodboard this month and used some of the elements. Created the background with stencil and crackle paste, stamps and papers. Also I chose to work around our Moodboard colours grey, dark grey, teal and Mauve which are just amazing. We will start this year with Hope for normalcy.


I love all the different natural textures on the MMA January moodboard- the pebbles, the wrinkles in the elephants skin, the clouds in the sky. Together with the quote, it made me think about how winter may be cold and dark but nature is always waiting, sleeping until the warmer days when new life can spring from the soil. There is always hope that tomorrow will bring new possibilities.
I used lots of elements to recreate the textures including art stones, metal embellishments, chipboard and plant leaves.


Hope!!! What a powerful word... the best medicine for all in this pandemic. Let us all hope that 2021 is a better one, while we work for the best. Because hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.


I prepared two balls for new year tree! A little paste, a little paper and flowers..



New Year - new luck and hope for something better. This is my new Art Journal for 2021. I love making my own journals. I sew covers, color the fabric if necessary, and decorate as I like.
I was inspired by the colors of the moodboard for January. I sprayed with 2 types of spray the fabric, sewed the covers, and painted with acrylic paints elements of chipboard. I used Stamperia papers and chose a great elephant tag. I used all the colors from the palette because they really combine very beautiful. 


I took the little chair, the lighthouse and the cobble Stones from the moodboard and created my canvas with these pieces in mind. Because of the lighthouse I wanted a sea theme canvas so I decorated it with more sea related items. The blue and gray colours are from the moodboard as well!
Hope that my project inspire you to make something beautiful!


Inspired by unique and amazing moodboard of this month, I have created a canvas layout to motivate you to never give up HOPE.


Hope is growing everywhere. Even in gloomy places where the sun almost never comes. There, even a drop of color is perceived as a holiday.



Do you feel inspired!
Join our challenge!!!

PRIZE

Our Design Team will choose winners and it's author will win 

$25 worth prize with from our Sponsor 


$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 


INR 1000 worth prizes from our Sponsor


TOP  Three

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Top 3 Badges 

GUEST DESIGNER

Our challenge winner, with highest number of votes as voted by our Design team, 
will be invited to be our Guest Designer.

We are very grateful to all our generous sponsors for these fabulous prizes.
To learn more about any of them, click on the SPONSORS tab above. 
We are looking forward to seeing your entries into our
January Challenge

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by January 31st 11:59 pm IST.

   Have a great day!

READ ALL RULES on the Top Bar
1. Follow our blog.
2. Create a Mixed Media project using at least 3 colors from the circles in the mood board .
3. Link your project below with your Name and Country as title
4. Share our challenge Mood board  in your post.
5. Add a link to our challenge on your blog post or tag us on your Social media
6. No Cards/Tags/ATCs

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter