Friday, January 1, 2021


 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...


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!!!


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 


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


  1. Beautiful inspirations everone... And an amazing moodboard

  2. Gorgeous ones.. moodboard inspire a lot of hope.

  3. Very Inspiring moodboard... Lovely projects of everyone❤