Thursday, January 16, 2020

January Guest Designer - Pooja Sharma

Hello Crafty Souls,

Today at Mixed Media Academy we have the talented Pooja Sharma as our Guest Designer. She has made this awesome project for this month's challenge inspiration. 



Hello everyone, I am Pooja Sharma. I am a mixed media artists, I am feeling glad and excited to be here as a guest designer for  mixed media academy. Thank you for inviting me here. As you all know this in the first month of this new year and everyone must be feeling fresh, positive,full of energy like me.


Every new year we all try to make some rules for ourselves and my rule will be  to no more highlight my weakness in front of everyone. It will never help you to grow. One should always avoid to underestimate oneself and always try to think positive. I wish this year will be bring more positivity for me and for all of you.

This month mood board theme and colours are so perfect and inspiring for me to start my first project of this new year. I have created a layout inspired with sun colors.


For the base I have used orange and black tone paper. I  have pasted half black papers over the orange one,and applied all over clear gesso. Then I did some stenciling work with orange tone chalk paints for the background and some stenciling work with  modelling paste too. When I was satisfied with the background I started my composition with lots of flowers,die cuts,chipboards and other things. I have used some Lindy's colors according to theme to give some colors to my project. 



I used cheese cloth piece which I have pasted over the pic as that it is representing the things which we leave out from our inside
  I always  try to Express my inner thought through my projects.



I hope you all find my project inspiring. Looking forward to see your awesome creation. 
Thank you so much. 

Thank you Pooja for this lovely project with the tutorial. It is really cool!

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...

Saturday, January 11, 2020

January Challenge Creative TeamT Inspirations

Hello Crafty Souls,

Today we have some more exciting Inspirations for you from our Creative Team. We have a fabulous challenge NEW BEGINNING for the month with a lovely COLOUR Palette. You can find the challenge board on the right side bar of this post and you can enter via our linky tool, Facebook as well as Instagram.
Here is our moodboard - "New Beginning & Bright Colors" - and use any three colors from our color palette. ( Remember no Cards/Tags/ ATCs /Postcards)


Let us know and what inspires you from the moodboard.


Now on to our DT Inspirations

What a fabulous challenge to start the new year! Sharing my mixed media layout on a reverse canvas as my first DT project for Mixed Media Academy. I was inspired by the bright n radiant color palette and the lovely quote, "Trust the Magic of New Beginnings!"

Truly, it's perfect to begin the new year....a new journey....a new challenge...a new hope!
When it's time for a change, you can feel it in your bones, and there's nothing like that feeling - the feeling of chasing something new! Excited, anxious, happy...maybe even a little scared ...but these feeling drive us towards something new!
Similarly in my artwork, the girl on the unicycle portrays the feeling of chasing something new... of beginning a new journey...with a hope to explore the magic of the unknown!




A new beginning ... what do these words mean to you?

New Year? New job? New hobby?
For me, this is a period of summing up, and building plans for the future.
In the world of scrapbooking this year has been very bright and eventful for me.
I met many people around the world, I was lucky enough to become part of several magical design teams ... I didn’t get into some, unfortunately.
and I managed to make some conclusions
black is not always black, evil can be good, and white is not always white. And, oddly enough, good is not always good.
everyone chooses which mask to wear - black or white ... and maybe you should not wear masks at all, but be yourself? Funny man in different socks.
and most importantly, the universe doesn't let defective desires happen
Hello New Year and a new beginning of a colorful life.




Some of us make a new year’s resolutions, some of us are frustrated that last year resolutions went wrong. However we all have a fresh start because New Year is a New Beginning! I’m happy to start my year journey with such a great team. My first inspiration is also a wish for you. I hope we will all have a colourful year with some unexpected twists, as bright as one Alicia of Wonderland side of my New Year Cat. I wish we will have plenty of time for creativity and self development.I hope that this cat will remind me and you about all dreams and hopes and I want you to grab some strength from him to fulfill them all.


I wish in this new year , I will always listen to my heart and choose a correct beautiful route to live my wonderful moments of 2020 !!! Whether it will be tuff to reach there but the result would be this scenic then its totally worth it


 A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Every moment is a fresh beginning
likewise Every day is a blessing & consider it a new beginning.
Be like the flower that blooms & spread positivity with its bright colors & pleasant fragrance.



 I congratulate you on the beginning of the new year! And our challenge is also dedicated to a new beginning. It is wonderful when we find something new around us. It gives us inspiration.

From our mood board I took bright colors for my project.
May this year be bright for you! Join our challenge. Bye-Bye!



For me Everyday is a new beginning and I start my each day with a bright smile and positivity.You are the only one who can decide what your life should be and if you start living each day on your own terms, everything falls in place, everything turns out to be positive and great. I love the bright colour palette for the month but I chose to use Yellow and gray in my project to show the lights of morning sun erasing all darkness slowly with a hint of Pink.


Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until January 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 and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 
Little Birdie Crafts


Our Second Winner will win goodies worth INR 500 from our sponsor
No photo description available.

Three Feature projects will win Badges to flaunt.
Winner and features will be announced  on February 8th.
And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer !!

   Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

December Winners

Hello Crafty Souls...

Today we are announcing our Mixed Media Academy Winners for December...
Thank you everyone who participated in our last challenge and we received some wonderful entries through Blog,Facebook and Instagram.
Once again a reminder - NO CARDS/TAGS/ATCS are accepted 
We had to disqualify some lovely projects as they didn't follow the rules.
Here is our beautiful moodboard of last challenge


The winner for our December challenge as voted by our Design Team is Magical World of Art & Craft 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 Natasha Solvet 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


No photo description available.





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 January 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.

PRIZE

Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win goodies worth $ 25 from our sponsor this month 

DT Favourite will win goodies worth INR 500 from us . 
All winners and Feature will get Badges to Flaunt on their blog and Social Media.
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!



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

January Challenge

Happy New Year Crafty Souls...!

We are back again - A great time to start - new year - new beginning - new artistic challenges - new artistic journey - new creative Team - new Sponsors with a lot of amazing prizes to win
Are you in?

In January we are all going to talk about New Beginning -  A new Beginning can be a goal in your life, something new happening around, new year, a new job,a new day, a new morning, a newborn think about the possibilities you are going to discover, unfold and get inspired with!
Are there any special memories of last year that you think can bring on some new opportunities, a new book you've just bought, a bunch of people you met at the craft fair or in your workshop...  Are there any places which are mesmerising for you and you'd like to explore? The possibilities are endless - we are all surrounded by stories or are able to create new ones, using our imagination or simply playing with words... Let your creativity wing it's way!


Here is our moodboard - "New Beginning & Bright Colors" - and use any three colors from our color palette. ( Remember no Cards/Tags/ ATCs /Postcards)

Let us know and what inspires you from the moodboard.


Our Design Team created some beautiful projects to inspire you all...






My work is a picture on canvas. I made it using Powertex media. It has many color transitions, as well as cracks created with 3 D Easy Flex paste. It gives the effect of the morning or evening sky or may be creating the illusion of a galaxy or a colourful constellation... you can observe through your own thoughts 
I was inspired by the colors of marginal, turquoise and dirty purple from our january moodboard and this project marks my new beginning at Mixed Media Academy... 



2019 was a very ordinary year. I have a small child, so there was no time and circumstances for madness and news. However, in 2019 my passion for handicrafts developed a lot, new DT, won in challenges, my complacency, new friends or my daughter's willingness to join my passion. All this meant that I decided to create an Art journal page. The flower symbolizes my passion, petals are successes, while small, growing leaves are desires and goals. In addition, the cloud with the inscription training obscures the sun, because I think that we should always train.



I was inspired by the freshness of the colours Pink, Teal and the yellow from our january palette. It reminded me of the spring colours. I created this beautiful spring Wall Decor and the quote which I have used is one of my favourite quotes.



I was inspired by the freshness of the colours Yellow, Teal and the pink from the colour palette.
I love the intense colors of the challenge it always reminds me of joy, happiness and laughter.
Just like a fresh start to a new feeling, and inner excitement towards something different and new. Here is my project depicting the freshness in new beginning and our january moodboard



I made a layout inspired by Yellow, Pink, and Teal green colors from the palette and the theme New beginning. I used the picture of the birth of a butterfly to start his new life. A new beginning brings in a lot of happiness, possibilities and positiveness in our lives. So it's a great time of the year to start afresh...
Hope you all like my project



This challenge is a great beginning in fact I used "AND THE ADVENTURE BEGIN" in my project and the bright colors from the pallet because I wish a great year, full of colors and good stuff ahead to all of you! This challenge has great colors and a great message, I am sure you will have a start with us in a great way!!!!



A new beginning for me is a hope for the best, for new impressions and possibilities. It's a flame that illuminates our lives.  So I decided to create this candlestick, which combines antiquity and brightness. Hope you like it!



For me every day is a new beginning.Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be. I see life with a positive perspective and try to live in the present moment rather than carrying the burden of the past or tension of future. Life is so very beautiful and we all need to live it fully. Here is my Art journal spread with the New sun of the new year with a promise of a wonderful day ahead...



Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until January 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 and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 
Little Birdie Crafts

Our Second Winner will win goodies worth INR 500 from us.
Three Feature projects will win Badges to flaunt.
Winner and features will be announced  on February 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

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

December Guest Designer - Janja Fingušt

Hello Crafty Souls,

Today at Mixed Media Academy we have the talented Janja Fingušt as our Guest Designer. She has made this awesome project for this month's challenge inspiration. 




Hello, I am Janja and this is the magical time of the year.
Today am I on Mixed Media Academy as guest designer for December challenge. They have beautiful moodboard for this month. With warm lights, winter blue and Christmas red colours.

https://mixedmediaacademy.blogspot.com/2019/12/december-challenge.html

For this project I decided to recycle light bulb and make an Christmas tree decoration. I  coloured my bulb with white gesso. Made some texture with gauze and 3D powder. Colored it again with gesso and added some color with Lindy's spray and Finnabair waxes. I fussy cut some images from the beautiful paper Mintay by Karola collection Home for Christmas.
I love making foamiran flowers and using them on my project.







Hope you guys like my work share and wish you all good luck who joins this month's challenge at MMA. 

Thank you Janja 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...