Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Challenge

Hello Crafty Souls!!!
Welcome to MIxed Media Academy April Challenge. Thank you everyone who participated in our last month challenge. We loved all the brilliant compositions. This month we hope you give us same love and share your creations with us. This is the month when spring season is in full bloom!
This month get inspired from the quote
 "Live life in full bloom" 
use at least 3 colours from the given palette in you project
compulsorily use flowers in your project · 


Our Design Team has come up with some amazing Inspirations...

Here is my project for April challenge. It's springtime and after so many cold days a lot of flowers will surround us. I have altered this base in the shape of ice cream and decorated it with flowers according to our colour palette. Hope this Spring bring back normalcy in our lives...


There is no place grandeur than a beautiful garden on a lovely day to leave behind the cares and worries. Soft breeze blows carrying the sweet scent of flowers through the air. Summer sunshine fills our heart with warmth and care that we lose ourselves in a day dream as we are surrounded by the bountiful blooms playing host to a kaleidoscope of butterflies.



Here is my project for April month inspired by our moodboard.
My quotes is 'Everything Blooms In It's Own Time '. Yes nature always does all in her own time.
We humans are trying to work against it and try to break the balance of nature. We have suffer the consequences.
We should take all the resources of nature as God's blessing.
I have created a mini garden on national jute and wooden embroidery hoop. All flowers are handmade by me in my little gargen with two little visitors..


This is my progect for April Challenge
I love the springtime and the scent of blossom that spring season brings to us.
There is nothing like waking up to a landscape full of blossoms and sun stroking your face.
This time I chose to create an Art Journal spread.
Hope I will inspire you with full of color and love



Hello MMA fans...
My project for April challenge in full of bloom. 


Here my project for this month challenge
Here my words
The earth laughs in flowers."
Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.”
So at this tuff time when whole world searching positive vibes
My canvas giving them a way to smile

Hello my creative friends! Margarita Shkludova is here with you!
This month we have a moodboard full of vibrant colors.
I prepared a colorful boho canvas for your inspiration. We have to fill our live with color and bright moments in spite of the difficulties that often surround us. Indeed, only bright moments of life remain in memory. Let's play with color! Join us in this challenge. And let the inspiration not leave you!
See you!


Do you feel Inspired???
Join our challenge


PRIZES

Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 

One Indian Winner, as voted by our DT Members will receive 
a Gift Voucher worth INR 500 from our Sponsor



TOP 3

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  Special 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
April Challenge

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by April 30th 11:55 pm IST.

   Have a great day!


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Sunday, March 22, 2020

March Special Guest Designer - Tali Shaul

Hello Crafty Souls

Today at Mixed Media Academy we have our January challenge winner Tali Shaul as our Special Guest Designer and she has created a beautiful Journal page for this month's challenge. You can find our challenge announcement post by clicking the challenge moodboard on the right sidebar and the linky tool under that post.

Now over to Tali Shaul...



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Hello dears,
It is a great honor for me to be a guest designer of mixed media academy blog this month.My name is Tali Shaul, I am married and a mother of three children.My main profession is a cpa and at my free time I am an artist of  Mix Media and Scrapbooking.
This is my project of march challenge to mixed media academy blog inspired by their lovely moodboard.





Now on to the Process:
First I cut circle at the size of the hoop I chose.
For the base of the work I covered it with a clear gesso , stenciling with a modeling paste and I did some stamping  around the picture.
I added shading to the background using acrylic crayons and lindy's gang sprays.
Than I designed around the picture of those two cute kids marking silence with their fingers
Added some flowers, torn pages,molds and chipboards.
In the end,I added gray and purple  splatters with the lindy's gang sprays . 
All designed with the wonderful colors of the march challenge.













Hope you like my projet. Do not forget to enter the challenge this month.


Monday, March 16, 2020

March Guest Designer - Preety Datta

Hello Crafty Souls

Today at Mixed Media Academy we have the very talented Preeti Dutt as our Guest Designer and she has created a beautiful Journal page for this month's challenge. You can find our challenge announcement post by clicking the challenge moodboard on the right sidebar and the linky tool under that post.

Now over to Preety



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Hi friends!
Thanks a lot to Priya for inviting me to be a Guest Designer this month. The gorgeous colours & theme of the March Moodboard inspired me to create a Vintage Art Journal Page titled "Silent Moment". 

Vintage Art Journal Page- Silent Moment


Process:
1. Applied heavy white gesso to the art journal page to prepare it for mixed media work.
2. Added shading to the background using distress crayons.
3. To add interest to the background, adhered tissue papers, did background stamping using archival inks and stenciling using modelling paste. 
4. Created white, grey and purple ink splatter on the background. 
5. Next, worked on the main composition. To create the paper layers, painted multiple pieces of cardstock with different shades of purple and grey inks and paints. I used Lindy's Gang sprays, CrafTangles Chalk Paints and Dina Wakley's Acrylic Paints. Created a distressed look on some of the papers and did stamping on them. Then tore these coloured papers.  
6. Collected all the elements for layering (vintage photo, laces, gauze, torn pieces of painted paper, word stickers & tissue papers. Layered everything to create a harmonious composition, then adhered it all down using a strong glue. 
7. Next, added a little bit of stencilling on the main composition using modelling paste and added some glitter paste to some of the areas for a little shine.
8. In the end, created more shading in the background using the distress crayons and added white acrylic ink splatters. 











I hope you are inspired to play along with the challenge :) 
Thanks a lot. Stay Blessed!  
Thank you Preety for this gorgeous inspiration. 

Join our challenge
PRIZES
Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 


TOP 3
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  Special 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
March Challenge
Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by March 31st 11:55 pm IST.



   Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March Challenge Creative Team Inspiration

Hello Crafty Souls...

Today at Mixed Media Academy we have some fabulous challenge inspirations from our wonderful Creative Team Members. This we challenge you to express "SILENCE" through your projects. Let us know what you feel about Silence and how soothing it can be. Is it a conflict or an answer to all your questions???
Use a BLACK & WHITE picture in your project and colours from the Palette. Create an artwork that speaks volumes without uttering a single word. 
Here is our gorgeous moodboard.



This month our Sponsor
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/


Now let's check out what our Creative Team have in store for you
Hello, creative souls! Margarita Shkludova is here with you!
This month, our challenge is dedicated to silence that can speak.
I prepared this colorful canvas for your inspiration. The canvas is silent, it cannot pronounce words. But this silence still speaks. Canvas speaks with the help of colors, elements, symbols. It is silent, but I speak to you through it. And this is an amazing opportunity for the artist!
Join us and tell your story with the help of your creativity!
See you!




hello, My inspiration for a month of march...
" When we walk in the sun our shadows are like the barges of silence. " Same way in darkness too, our shadow will not leave us...it just hide our silence !!!



Sometimes life can be really tough. At that point, you want to stay alone and search for answers. When you are silent, you can see and feel much more than when you speak...
For me, you can discover a lot of things in silence, it has all the answers. So you need to spend sometime in silence...
Here's my Layout of Self discovery in silence.




My project for March challenge. I work on a circle canvas.
A women have three different stage in her life. She is a angel to her father, as a companion to her life partner and a protector to her child..
A women overcome many obstacles to journey of her life. While it seem look like a galaxy background to show how big heart of a women like galaxy. It sometimes dark or sometimes glaring.
In our country we think a woman resemble with nature. She can give birth to a new life. These butterflies are sign of new life and nature which is a part of every women.
Hope you all like my project.



Hello, my art journal page is an expression of love to my beloved city of St. Petersburg. I love to walk there in solitude and silence. This place always fills me with new ideas and harmony.



Hello, here is my project for March.
“Some of us will never know we'd owned one's heart just like his silence had already spoken a thousand words to me, a sheer roar of his love in the silence of this night..." 


My inspirational layout for the this month challenge... very much inspired by the mood board, word silence & the colors... My take on it.. 
It is said that "Work Hard in Silence, let your success make the Noise".. 
Silence holds immense power. When we learn to still the mind, we are able to create what we want in life.. 

Silence helps us understand ourselves and tune in to our inner wisdom and creativity...



Do you feel Inspired???
Join our challenge

PRIZES
Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win 

$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 




TOP 3
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  Special 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
March Challenge
Link up your projects using our Link Tool on our Challenge announcement post by March 31st 11:55 pm IST.



   Have a great day!