Sunday, December 8, 2019

November Winners

Hello Crafty Souls...

Today we are announcing our Mixed Media Academy Winners for November...
Thank you everyone who participated in our last challenge and we received some very beautiful entries through Blog,Facebook and Instagram.
Once again a reminder - NO CARDS/TAGS/ATCS are accepted 
Here is our beautiful moodboard of last challenge


The winner for our November challenge as voted by our Design Team is Mogi Art for this project


Congratulations...!!! Please write to mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with your complete mailing address to claim your prize. Also write if you would like to be our Guest Designer.

DT Favourite is Apoorva Agarwal for this project

Congratulation !!! Please write to us at mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with your complete mailing address to claim your prize.

Featured  projects as voted by our Design Team in no particular Order







Congratulation. Please take your Featured Badge from the Badges Tab.

All winners please take your badges from the Badges page that you can find on the top tab
Do play along our September 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.

Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until December 31.
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 Priyanka will choose the winner this month and it's author will win goodies worth INR 1000 from us.
One Indian winner will win goodies worth INR 500 from our sponsor Creative Minds . 
Winner and features will be announced  on January 8th.
And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer !!

   Have a great day!


 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

2020 New Design Team

Hello Crafty Souls...
We are so happy to announce our New Design Team...
Before that we would like to thank you each and everyone who applied for our DT call. It was an extremely difficult job to pick the team out of so many fabulous applications. Thank you so much for applying and don't be disheartened if you are not selected, there is always a next time. And yes, we will wait for you...

 AND we would like to wish good luck to our two Design Team Members who stepped down 
We will miss you here at Mixed Media Academy and wish them good luck. We thank you for being with us in this journey and brightening up this space with your amazing creativity.

Now, We would like to welcome our 2020 Design Team. 

Returning Creative And Admin Members

New Creative Members


My name is Chaitali Dekhtawala. I am a self-taught Mixed-Media Artist from Buffalo, NY. Started as a hobby...today it's a passion!
I believe art is an inspiration for everyone. It fills the mind with imagination and the heart with wonder. Being born with a love for creativity as a child, I always had a desire to put my creative ideas into beautiful art. 
Eventually, I found a way to express my creativity using mixed mediums like paper, canvas, wood, fabrics, and metal trinkets with various types of paints. I fabricate different textures, adore stamping and inking, collaging and assembling to create my artworks. I love creating mixed media layouts and altering n redesigning.
Currently, I am a member of 4 Art Associations in Buffalo. I have taken part in many Art Exhibitions and Art Show in the past two years and have won awards and recognitions.
I love challenging myself; keep experimenting and learning new techniques and style with each project. I like telling a story each time through my artwork. Love sending a message across by adding quotes. I simply adore adding details to my work. 
I would love to be part of your lovely team. I think it would be a great opportunity to grow, to learn and to get inspired! And, in turn inspire others to take part in MMA challenges and know more about the team and its goals. 




My name is Ira. I'm from Ukraine, 35 years old and fascinated with scrapbooking for about three years.Scrapbooking brought me into the world of Mixed Media. At first, I liked only Paper crafts, but after several MK on Mixed Media, I got into a network of paints, stencils and stamps. I hope to inspire more people through my creativity. I am happy to join Mixed Media Academy and work along with such amazing ladies.



Hello! My name is Ksenia and I am from Russia (born in Saint-Petersbourg, now live in Moscow).
I'm a professional pianist and piano teacher. I started play piano since I was 5, music is my passion. 1,5 years ago I saw mixed media works on Internet, I decided to try to create something similar and now I can't stop! Mixed media became my second passion (after music of course:)) I like bright colors, oriental style, art nouveau, steampunk. Mixed media is the best opportunity to express yourself and I 
am so happy to inspire you all through Mixed Media Academy.



Hello ! MY name is Magdalena- Megi Crafts. I live in Poland. I started with Scrapbooking and card making and I never thought about Mixed Media. But when I started the whole fun began. Now I cannot imagine my life without it. I am so happy to be in MIxed Media Academy Team and I believe, we will have a wonderful year ahead.



Hello... My Name is Pati. I am from Poland from a town near Czech border. I love Mixed Media, Scrapbooking and I'm a POwertex trainer in Poland. I am very happy that I can create with some extremely talented ladies here at Mixed Media Academy.




Hello. I am Priya Satish from Bangalore, India. I am a classical dancer allured to the alchemy of arts. I like all Indian traditional art forms and an educator of fine art and one stroke painting. Whatever art I do, I put my heart and soul into it and you can always see positivity in all my art works. I believe, life isn't finding yourself, it is about creating yourself. I am happy to be a part of Mixed Media Academy in this journey of creativity.



My name is Roopashree and I live in India.
I am lucky enough to practice both my profession & passion to gather, A freelance Architect & a crafter by heart, who likes to explore & experiment all types of art from that's how I can say am expertise in 50+ art form & never hesitate to try any new art in town. I am so happy to be here at Mixed Media Academy with so many lovely ladies from across the globe.




I’m from Howrah, Kolkata, West-Bengal. Although I born and grew up in a small historical town name Serampore. I’ve completed my graduation and diploma in multimedia. Since childhood I was love to doing artwork make various type of handwork for decorate home. Last 6 years I’m passionate about crafting and my hobby turned into my career. I love decoupage and Mixed Media a lot. I am so happy to join Mixed Media Academy and hope to have a lovely year ahead.



 My name is Shalhev Gan and I live in Israel.
I'm scrap booking & Mixed media and art journal artist, crazy lover for art.
2years ago I was exposed to Mix Media and Art journal ,and since then I have been completely in love with this art.I'm a woman of many interests:  a mixed media artist, art journalcrapbook  designer who loves new challenges, experiments and developing new techniques and skills.
My projects are texture and art medium-based: I make paper and canvas, layouts, collages and altered art, tags, journal pages, stamps – and many more. I am honoured to join Mixed Media Academy and hope to have a great creative year ahead.


Welcome ladies to the team.
Hope to have a great year ahead.

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Do not forget to participate in our challenge this month to win amazing prizes.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

December Challenge

Hello Crafty Souls...
Welcome to the last challenge of the year 2019 at Mixed Media Academy.
December is the month of Winter, festival and joy and in most part of the world Winter has already arrived. Winter spreads it's white sheet all over... It's the time for some woolens, Christmas hopes, comfort of home, good food and warmth and the touch of a friendly hand.
Winter is fun... Winter is Awesome...
So our moodboard this month is  
"WINTER LOVE" 


Let us know how this mood board inspired you, in your own creative way. Remember NO CARDS/TAGS/ATCS
Here is what our Fabulous Design Team created 

Winter is my Favorite time of the year. I love the woolens and comfort of home. A good book and my coffee makes my winters even more cozy. I love this moodboard, with so many options to go for... I chose a blue and white winter. Show us your winter moos this month...


Christmas brings hope and joy to our lives and our moodboard this month is so simple yet interesting. I created an altered art and used our cozy family photo to make it even more cheerful. This home decor will surely bring a bling to my home this winter. Let us know what you create inspired by our mood board this month

This month we have an amazing winter Christmas moodboard! I was inspired by the light colors and the warmth of candles. So I decided to make home decor - glowing jars.
I covered the jars with transparent craquelure paste and paints. So they look as if covered with ice and hoarfrost. Also I decorated them with Christmas elements.
The result is a cozy home winter decor!
Take your inspiration from our moodboard and join us in this challenge!


My Winter love is only Christmas. Here I am presenting my mixed media Christmas Layout for Mixed Media academy challenge. I hope this project inspire you to create your own winter Love 💕


Winter is my favourite time of the year and I love this month's mood board. I decided to go with the blue christmas and altered this Santa Shoe. For decoration I used Texture paste through a stencil, some handmade foamiran flower and fussy cut elements..
Let us know what inspired you from our moodboard.

December has arrived finally! Don't you smell the scent of holidays? The warmth of the blankets, the beauty of the lights and the goodness of the hot chocolate?
All these remember you can enclose in a mini album I choose to show you today!
Hope you inspire you!

Winter wonderland is my project for this month. I'm inspired by this winter moodboard and created a cozy winter scene using lots of fussy cutting elements, flowers and fillers. I created the winter snowy background using a brick stencil and texture paste. 

Here is my take on the moodboard. I love the Christmas and winter feeling and my Layout is all red with a lot of Christmas elements. I used the picture of a cute boy dressed as Santa, added a lot of Red and white flowers. For the background I used Star stencil, Spray paints and stamps. Let us know your take on our challenge this month...



Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until December 31.
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.

PRIZES

Our Design Team will choose the winner this month and it's author will win goodies worth INR 1000.
Our Second Winner will win goodies worth INR 500 from our sponsor Creative Minds . 
Winner and features will be announced  on December 8th.
And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer !!

   Have a great day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, November 25, 2019

Guest Designer - Archana Sehgal


Hello Crafty Souls,

Today at Mixed Media Academy we have the talented Archana Sehgal as our Guest Designer. She has made super cute Fairy project for this month's challenge inspiration. 


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Hello, My name is Archana and I am super thrilled to be here on Mixed Media Academy blog to share my Guest designer post and thank you so very much MMA team for this wonderful opportunity…

This month's theme is super awesome and everyone of us like this theme that's for sure. Fairytale or fairy are a part of our growing up years and they always remain special for us. I wanted to create something special for this theme 
So, I have altered old CD using mixed media Techniques.



I also made a small step by step tutorial of the project. So let’s get started,
First to make background ready I have pasted white cardstock on CD, and then spread Immix Ground texture paste through stencil using palate knife.



Next I adhere chipboard embellishments but before adding them on to the CD I prime the chipboard using white gesso, and once it dries completely, I added them on the CD forming a composition.



Once the layer of gesso dries completely, I colored the project using green shade sprinkle mist.



To add more interest to the project I added fairy dust on to the fairy chipboard. I adhere flower soft at some places and also artificial grass, next to finish the project I added flat back pebble & one sentiment
 

Here are some more pictures of this project:


 


Hope you  have enjoyed this super simple Mixed media altered project, I do have making process video of this project so do check that out here

Thank you Archana for this gorgeous project with the tutorial. Love it totally...

Do participate in our challenge to win some awesome goodies from our generous sponsors this month and also be our next Guest Designer...
You can find this month's challenge on right side bar.

Thank You...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

November Mid month Challenge Inspiration

Hello Crafty Souls,

Today we have our mid month challenge inspirations from our   DT Members 
This month we have "ONCE UPON A TIME" challenge for you all. You can find the link our main challenge announcement post with linky tool on the top right sidebar. 
All our DT Members have created their projects inspired from their favorite fairytale. You still have some time to enter... 
Here is our Moodboard...


And here are some mid month inspirations

I love all kinds of  Fairy Tales. As a kid, I loved to read about fairies and their special powers, beautiful princess and their dresses. For this month's inspiration I created Rapunzel's castle where she was isolated. I made this out of tissue rolls and wrapped it with old clothes and crackle paste. For the upper part of the castle I used a half coconut shell and cardboard.
For the base I used a MDF plate on which I created the stony effect using craft pallets and moss.
The important part of this story is the beautiful golden hairs that Rapunzel had, so I used some Sisal fibre and colored them and then made a hair plait and hanged it from the castle window...


Who doesn't know Peter pan and Tinkerbell from Neverland. Tinkerbell's pixie dust saved the boys from so many troubles, but that wasn't all. Faith and trust on your own self is the key to success. As this quote from this Fairy Tale rightly says..." All you need is Faith, trust and a little bit of Pixie Dust"
Here is my project based on this theme...


Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until November 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.

PRIZES

Our Design Team will choose the winner this month and it's author will win goodies worth INR 1000.
Our Second Winner will win goodies worth INR 500 from our sponsor Creative Minds . 
Winner and features will be announced  on December 8th.
And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer !!

   Have a great day!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Guest Designer - Stephanie Garbett

Hello  Crafty Souls,

Today we have the Awesome Crafter Stephanie Garbett on Mixed Media Academy blog with her beautiful Guest Designer project.



Hello MMA friends, I'm so honoured to be a Guest Designer for this month. The theme for this month is one of my Favorites and I want to share my fairytale layout with you .
 My inspiration behind my layout is all about my little girl, she is besotted with childrens fairytale books as are all little girls. I decided to turn my layout into a story book as I wanted to preserve this memory of my daughters dress up fairytale photoshoot that was taken two years ago. 
The fairytale I based my layout off of is the princess and the frog, a classic and well-known fairytale that we love to read together.



For this layout I used Mintay Papers, and they perfectly fit into this theme.
I also used some chipboards and metal embellishments to decorate my page. Here are some close up shots of my project. 








Thank you Stephanie for this gorgeous project.

Do participate in our challenge to win some awesome goodies from our generous sponsors this month and also be our next Guest Designer...
You can find this month's challenge on right side bar.

Thank You...