Saturday, June 26, 2021

JUNE Guest Designer ~ Amy Voorthuis

                       Hello MMA Fans...

Today we have our April challenge winner Amy Voorthuis as Guest Designer. She created a gorgeous project for our June challenge inspiration.

Over to Amy


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Hello beautiful crafters,
My name is Amy Voorthuis I am a loving wife to Jeroen a happy mother of two {one boy & one girl} Kevin age 16 & Abbey almost 2.
I began my creative journey 17 years ago and I think for the last 2 years it became more mixed media then I've done before. Normally my passion is with making 12 by 12 layouts but for this guest designer spot I wanted to create something out of my comfort zone.

I just loved the beautiful June 2021 moodboard!
Because I am a total sucker for beachy elements like shells, starfish and those colors are just wow.

I used the backside of a canvas that I painted with white gesso, then I added some chipboard elements and some paper that I stitch on the sewing machine. But before I placed that paper piece I first applied some clear gesso & a Finnabair stencil. After that I added two different colors of mica powder & some golden Lindy's Stamp Gang spray. On the circle frame I have used two liquid acrylic paints and after drying I added a script stencil also by Finnabair.....also you see a string circle on my piece that one was treated with the color deep turquoise from the serie liquid acrylic paints.
Then everything comes together with my flowers, artstones & wishing bubbles.

I really hope you like my work and thank you so much for stopping by!

I wish you a wonderful day & have fun creating. Much Love.


Some Close ups.






Thank you Amy for your beautiful project.
Do Participate in our current challenge. You can find the link by clicking on our Mood board on top right side bar.



Thank you for visiting

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

New Design Team July-Dec 2021

Hello friends!!!

It's time to announce our new Design Team for the second half of the year. While announcing this good news, there is a mixture of joy and sadness, because we are very happy to welcome new, talented members but also we have to say goodbye to some talented ladies. Today it's a farewell time for wonderful Vidhi Jadeja who was there with us since our inception. Also we say goodbye to Shraddha Sharma, Subhalaxmi Rout, Sirisha Setia, Lori Woods and Scrap Nelli. Thank you ladies for creating such inspiring projects and sharing your talent with Mixed Media Academy! We are really happy that we have had an opportunity to work with you ! Thank you!!

And now the drumroll!
We are excited and happy to tell you,
who will inspire you as Mixed Media Academy designers here
on the blog and in our social media throughout the next year :)
 Ladies and gentlemen: here they are!!! 

Our new July - December 2021 Design Team!! 

NEW MEMBERS



My name is Aude, I am 43 years old I live in France in the Normandy countryside. I am married and I have 2 daughters of 17 years and 12 years old. I have 2 dogs and 1 cat.I love trying new techniques, I love texture pastes and spray inks. I am honored to be part of the MMA creative team.


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Hello Everyone,  
This is Archana here from Bangalore India  ,
My style of work is Mixed media, I explored different types of painting techniques and mediums, Recently I fell in love with mixed media technique, I love the idea of layering several colors, chipboards, Pattern papers, Stamps and textures into one project, I believe in the positive effects of art as it relates to physical and emotional health. Whether creating art or simply viewing it.  
I love challenges and that's what helps me keep my creative soul to stay creative and explore new techniques, I love using different types of embellishments or papers, stamps, Chipboard embellishments and the idea of incorporating them in mixed media is amazing. So happy to be a part of MMA 



Hello beautiful crafters
 I am Hemali Shah from India. I am married and have 2 beautiful daughters. I joined crafting before 4 years and my husband is a big pillar behind that. I was an Interior designer then a mother and now a crafter too...  I love to do mixed media, decoupage with mixed media, and paper crafting too. I am delighted to join MMA and thank the founders for giving me this opportunity.. I am so excited to work with such talented mixed media artists.



Hello everyone, Jaishree this side from Delhi, India. I am a mixed media artist and have been working full time as a crafter since 2017. I occasionally love paper crafting too but somehow find ways to incorporate mixed media into it as well. I love playing with clay molds and  waxes the most. Looking forward to be creating along side such talented artists in the team. So glad to be on MMA team


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Hi, I'm Mariela. On the internet you know me as "Ballots", like those little papers all thrown on the table! Do you know what I'm talking about, right?
I am married, I have 2 children, some pets and I live in the southernmost country in the world ... Argentina. 
I have been doing scrap since 2008 but mixed media only since 2014.
I work teaching mixed media classes, usually traveling to events and workshops, I have already known several countries, but this year my classes have been virtual.
I can live from this which is my passion and I am honoured to be a part of MMA team.



Hello everyone, Priyanka here. happily married and crafting out of passion from my home studio in Gurgoan, India since 4 years now... Something creative has always been a part of my life since childhood, making little sketched cards for school friends, teachers, then moving on to making flowers, paintings, etc in college has made me stand here to finally choose what I loved doing at all times with all support of my dear husband and family. I m a core paper crafter/ scrapbooker but I do love to try out my hands on mixed media sometimes. this is my first time being associated with a challenge group in mixed media...hope it to be fun.... also thanks to the Founders for trusting me and  having on board.




I am Sana Hamza from Bangalore,India.I am a HR by profession.I started my journey in to the world of Mixed Media Art and Art Journals in 2016. I fell in love with crafting, everything about it, from the techniques to the textures.I'm extremely passionate about it.It all started with Mixed Media Art and Art Journals and it has branched into altered art, book marks etc.I like to discover and learn new art,because I believe art has no boundaries for creativity. I am so thankful and honoured to receive this opportunity to be a part of the Design Team of Mixed Media Academy.i am so excited to join this awesome team and looking forward creating along with this awesome artists


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Hi I am Sneha here... I live with my husband at Hyderabad ,India. I started this colourful journey 3 years ago. I was fascinated by crafters all around the world and fell in love with the art. Now I have my own youtube channel and Instagram filled with my art work. I like art journaling, mixed media projects and altered projects and love to explore and learn something new everyday.
Super happy to be here with the amazing team...
Thanks team MMA for having me on board. 
Looking forward to creating along with bunch of awesome artists 


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Hi everyone!
My name´s Stina and I live in the north of Sweden in a house in the country with my husband, 12 year old son and pets. I work as a principal at a preschool and love to spend my time outdoors and gardening.
I have always been a crafting person but started scrapping in 2005. I’m really passionate about Mixed media. I love to mess around with mediums and inks. I’ve been on several Design Teams before but ended them in 2016 when I started a new job that I needed to focus on. But now I’m ready for a new mission and I’m so happy to be a part of MMA team! 

SPECIAL GUEST DESIGNERS

This time we have decided two Special Guest Designers with us who'll be 
creating inspirations every month. And here they are 


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My name is Mrs. VTK Rani, from Bangalore, India.
I am a science graduate with MBA In Human Resource Management. I worked in the corporate sector  before initiating my crafting career. My areas of expertise are: Mixed media art, Designer cardmaking, and advanced Scrapbooking .I was always interested in making artistic things from my childhood and have now taken craft as a full time profession. 
I have actively engaged in crafting activities and added 14+ years of valuable experience by utilizing the opportunities related to this exciting profession. My signature style of creating projects is taking ordinary common items and transforming them into visual stunners. I strongly believe that I would be a valuable member of the design team with my creativity and my  HRD corporate experience/ ability to connect with other members in the design team. I'm happy and excited to be a part of this amazing team as a Guest Designer. Hope to have a great time together.



Hello Everyone, My name is Madhurima and I live in West Bengal, India. I am a very enthusiast crafter. Crafting has been my hobby since my high school days and now it has turned into my passion. I am a Chemical Engineer pursuing PhD but simultaneously I like to craft on whenever I get the time. I love all spheres of crafting starting from scrapbooking, card making, art journaling, altered art and mini-album making etc.  So happy to be onboard as a Guest Designer at MMA.

RETURNING MEMBERS















Congratulations and Welcome to the team.
We are so happy to have you on board !!!

















Thursday, June 10, 2021

June Second DT Reveal

  Hello and welcome to 2nd DT reveal for the month of June. This month we have a beautiful Ocean theme mood board with shades of green and blue as color inspiration. All you have to do is follow our color scheme (in the circles) below the mood board and make a project to participate 

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 QUOTE & COLORS  




June months moodboard is very refreshing in this tough time .I love to 
travel and specially beach places... that blue oceans ,
 wave sounds gives me lots of relaxation! Have you ever tried cycling 
at beach , wow its a best experience! Must try some time. 
This pandemic teaches us to value those small and sweet memories of our 
life.I have created an art journal page with moodboard colours and that beautiful cycle picture with flower basket 


This is my June month inspirational project.Hope you like it.
Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell.
Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. 
Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.

"An ocean breeze, puts a mind at ease" 
This is what I currently need! A breath of fresh air, bright sun, soft sand under my feet..


Sea is my comfort place, where I find the peace and inspiration I'm looking for. Brings me the most peaceful vibes.


Hello, friends! This is my ocean inspiration!! 
Have a great and colourful summer!!


 Do you feel inspired!
Join our challenge!!!

PRIZE

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

INR 1000 worth prizes from our Sponsor


$25 worth prize with from our Sponsor 


FEATURED

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Featured 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
May Challenge

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by May 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  in the mood board .
3. Link your project below with YOUR NAME & COUNTRY NAME 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

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

May Winners...!!!

 Hello and welcome to  Mixed Media Academy...!!!

We are back with our winners for May challenge. Thank you everyone who played along. We are so happy reviewing  amazing projects. They were simply fantastic. Remember colours are very important in our challenge. So stick to the colors mentioned in the circles below the moodboard. 

PLEASE READ RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE.

So let's find out our winners 

WINNERS

Our DT Favorite Winner is  Foxy.scrap with this gorgeous project.  


Congratulations ! You win $25 worth goodies from our sponsor 


Please write to us at mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with "May DT Favourite winner" as subject and your complete mailing address to claim your prize. Also let us know if you would like to be our guest designer.

Our Challenge winner is Vaishali Doshi for this project


Congratulations...! You win INR 1000 worth prizes from our Sponsor


Please write to mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with "May Challenge winner"
in subject with complete mailing details to claim your prize.

FEATURED
Here are our featured projects which were equally gorgeous. All winners and featured artists please take your badges from top bar of the blog.








Do remember to participate in the challenge this month.
We have some amazing prizes to give away.

Thank you for visiting !!!


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June Challenge

                  Hello Everyone...

Welcome to Mixed Media Academy JUNE Challenge. We are so happy to present you the   Mood board Inspirations this month again. As always we have our amazing sponsors giving 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 MOODBOARD, QUOTE & COLORS


June is one of the hottest months and so for this month we have a very soothing moodboard with cool colours and don't we all want to turn towards beaches, seas and oceans to soothe our souls? The quote for JUNE challenge is   "LIFE IS AN OCEAN. FATHOM IT." as life and oceans are always comparable. We want to see at least 3 colors from the palette on your project. You can use black and white along with these colors. 
We want to know what do colors mean to you, how colorful you are and how you like to use colors in your projects. What colors from this palette inspired you to create what you created. 

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

“Who needs snowflakes when you have Seashells”
Seashells are beautiful and people love to collect them as memories of their romantic stroll on the beach or your family time.
I am a big time beach person 😜😜

Altered a partial 3D shell with beach theme mixed media details, with sand, shells, stones and the beautiful ocean 😊😊
Hope you all like it❤️❤️❤️

The new moodboard has a wonderful marine summer palette. For inspiration, I did something long-delayed. I decorated an old sunglasses box.


Life is the waves of the ocean 🌊 !! There is always ups and down in life just like the waves . We should be strong in every situation as life is like an ocean , fathom it !!
For the June month challenge , I made altered box with beach theme !!

Water, as much as sea or ocean, is a huge force. I love spending my free time by the water, hear the calming sea sounds and load my own batteries. I got inspired by the quote and colors from our moodboard: green and blues shades. I added some themes from moodboard photos: sea and nature elements. I used my photo from vacation in Greece more than 10 years ago! That was really crazy, student times for me.

I love the mystery of the sea. It's a force of nature that we can't tame or control, and there are still vast areas that area unexplored and unknown. The sea is the ultimate adventure.


Ocean stimulates emotions and inspires imagination by bringing joy to the soul. So does life. Like waves, life is filled with highs and lows, rough and calm too. So let's enjoy the present and just dance to the rhythm of the waves.

                                                                                  Do you feel inspired!
Join our challenge!!!

PRIZE

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

INR 1000 worth prizes from our Sponsor


$25 worth prize with from our Sponsor 


FEATURED

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Featured 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
June Challenge.

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by June 30th 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  in the mood board .
3. Link your project below with YOUR NAME & COUNTRY NAME 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