Monday, October 25, 2021

October Guest Designer - Jayashree Anand

Hello MMA fans,

Today we have our challenge winner Jayashree Anand as guest designer and she has created a beautiful spooky project to inspire you all for the current challenge. To participate in the challenge  hop over to challenge announcement post and read all rules before participating. 

Now over to Jayashree 


Hello everyone,  my name is Jayashree and i.I'm so happy to be guest designing with Mixed Media Academy today. I created a spooky mixed media trinket box inspired by the moodboard and theme. 


The base is mdf and I created textures through stencil and texture paste. Also I used a mould for my focal element. I used so.e buttons as they are the compulsory element. As purple and green are the main colors of the moodboard i used them on my box. I have a video tutorial  for this box also. Do check that out at the end of the post and leave your valuable inputs.








You can use this box as a trinket box or gift someone you love. Hope you like my project. Happy Crafting  and stay safe.

Thank you so much Jayashree for a wonderful tutorial and project.  Do participate in the current challenge  and win prizes. Challenge announcement post can be found on right side bar of the blog.

Thank you for visiting. 

 


Friday, October 15, 2021

October Special Guest Designer ~ Madhurima Dutta

 Hello MMA Fans...
Our Special Guest Designer Madhurima Dutta is on our blog today with a beautifully designed project for August Challenge Inspiration. She will be creating for us for next three months as our special guest designer. This month we have a Dark and grungy mood board with a lovely theme. Do check out our challenge announcement post by clicking on the right side top tab. You can find our full rules and prize details with link to enter the challenge.

Here's our lovely Mood Board

Our Challenge is based on THEME & COMPULOSRY ELEMENT  

MOOD BOARD THEME : HOCUS POCUS

COMPULSORY ELEMENT : BUTTONS


Please read all rules for participation on the challenge announcement post and 
at the end of this post.

Over to Madhurima



Hello hello Mixed media fans...
this is Madhurima here and I am so excited to share with you all my first guest designer project with you all.This month's moodboard is so interesting and have shades of green and purple intertwined with the theme of Halloween (of course since it's October 👻👻👻). 


Seeing the moodboard what instantly came to my mind was of a witch making magic potions on her cauldron and using those to make her candied apples poisonous but unfortunately I didn't have any witch image or something related to it (since I am not a Halloween person),so I decided to go for a spooky little village faraway in the clouds where the witches live and they carry out their witchcraft there.

Here I have used a cloud shaped MDF base  and added some gothic script stencil to the base with texture paste. Then I coloured everything including my embellishments with black gesso and build up my composition with the houses somewhere in the middle and a small poisonous garden below the houses.


 This gives more layers and dimension to the project. After I was happy with the composition, I coloured the project with metallic sprays that had green and purple mica in them. The green was for the lower part of the project depicting the garden and rhe purple, violet and teal were for the buildings and the sky. I have also added the buttons (which is the compulsory element for this month) as tiny details to the houses and the flowers. Ihave used waxes and metallic paint to add light around the moon and also on a single side of the entire composition to make the illusion of moonlight falling on the village.

Here are some close up of the project.





I hope you guys have enjoyed seeing my creation and have got inspired to make something related to the moodboard on your own. Hope to see you all soon, until then goodbye and happy Halloween 🎃🎃🎃.

Thank you Madhurima for this wonderful project. We absolutely love your project.
Do participate in our challenge this month.

Please remember to read the RULES before entering the challenge

- Create a NEW project 

- Use the COMPLULSORY ELEMNET  and take inspiration from the Mood board theme

- 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 In Linkz tool at the bottom of this post with your Name and Country Name as Title

- Follow our blog, Instagram and like our Facebook Page

Thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

OCTOBER 2ND DT REVEAL!!

 Hello and Welcome to October challenge with us at Mixed Media Academy.

Please read all rules mentioned below before you enter our challenge As always we have our amazing sponsors giving away fabulous prizes to our winners.

Our Challenge is based on THEME & COMPULOSRY ELEMENT 

MOOD BOARD THEME : HOCUS POCUS

COMPULSORY ELEMENT : BUTTONS


This month's theme is "Witchcraft and Hocus Pocus". Compulsory element for this is "Buttons" You may interpret and incorporate the key element in any way in your project. There is no particular colour scheme, however, it will be wonderful to try to be close to the colours in mood board.

Please remember to read the RULES before entering the challenge

- Create a NEW project 

- Use the COMPLULSORY ELEMNET  and take inspiration from the Mood board theme

- 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 In Linkz tool at the bottom of this post with your Name and Country Name as Title

- Follow our blog, Instagram and like our Facebook Page

Now let's move on to check what our Design Team has created 

  DESIGN  TEAM  INSPIRATIONS    

For me, the topic was a challenge in the true sense of the word. Halloween is not a traditional holiday for Bulgarians and although it has been widely celebrated in recent years, for me it has remained foreign. Challenges are a good thing because sometimes they take me out of my comfort zone. My interpretation of the subject is a panel of skulls and flowers. From the colors on the mood board, I chose purple, black, and white.


Pumpkin spice and everything nice!
With the beautiful fall and halloween upon us, this mixed media piece of art makes for a perfect home decoration. A grungy pumpkin with all the shades of violet and orange, is sure to be a show stopper for the season. I have used tons of buttons to my layering of elements to create this spooky fall inspired pumpkin. Hope y'all like it


This months theme is not just spooky but quiet a fun too experimenting your art/craft skills to try out making something out of your regular style.
Here’s is my inspiration creating this little box of horror with everything haunting, creating layers of haunted house, with many mixed media elements around, along with our compulsory element including buttons here
Hope u enjoy this inspiration and try participating in the challenge soon.
I will take your leave here for the day….do let me know what do you think of this composition and do not miss to participate in the challenge.
Much Love


Come October.. it’s Halloween fever everywhere. Trick or treat.. give me something good to eat. By the moon we gather around the pumpkin light, to celebrate this time of the year. Disguise yourself and let’s party long into the night.


'HOKUS POKUS' - magic, Halloween time is coming! I used green and purple shades from our mood board and BUTTONS to make the background on this mdf base. I also used modeling paste and sand paste, a little bit of silver wax and white splashes.


I have made decorative piece for this month theme. I name it as 'haunting'.
The moodboard pictures and colors inspired me to create this. I used spilling glass vessel look with resin for the witch potion look.
I used crackle medium for old spooky look. I used texture paste and stencil to make the spider web look.. used chipboard, clay to complete the piece.


For this month's Hocus-Pocus theme, I took inspiration from the mood board and created a spooky drawer box. I added lot of layers and elements related to Halloween and the moon in the background. The beautiful textures adds depth to my project. Hope you like my project.


Do you feel inspired!
Join our challenge!!!

 PRIZES 

This month we are giving away three Prizes to our Winners and we'll select one entry to be our Guest Designer for us. And we'll also select three Featured projects from the entries.

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



 GUEST DESIGNER 

Our Design team will select the author among the entries and the author, 
will be invited to be our Guest Designer.

 FEATURED 

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive FEATURED Badges.
All our Winners will Get Winner Badges as well to flaunt on Social Media.


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
 Challenge this month

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by 31st October 11:59 pm IST.

READ ALL RULES on the Top Bar
1. Follow our blog.
2. Create a NEW Mixed Media project.
3. Use the COMPULSORY ELEMENT and THEME of  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

Friday, October 8, 2021

September Winners!!!

  Hello and welcome to Mixed Media Academy challenge. Today we are presenting winners from September challenge. We had a lot of beautiful entries and we loved reviewing them all. We loved each and every project and appreciate your hard work.

So without further delay let's check out our winners...

Our First winner is Marina Simon for this project 

Congratulations Valarie. Please write to us at mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with your complete mailing address and contact number to claim your prize. Also let us know if you want to be our next guest Designer.

You win $25 prize from our Sponsor


Our next winner is Ewa Mac for this project.


Congratulations! Please write to us at mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with complete mailing address and contact number to claim your prize.

You win $25 prize from our sponsor


Our next winner is for her gorgeous project is Nadia DCosta


Congratulations! Please write to us at mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with your complete mailing address and contact info to claim your prize.
You win INR 1000 worth prize from our sponsor



All winners please take your badge from the top Badge tab of the blog.


We have three featured projects which were selected by our
 Design Team and are as beautiful as the winning projects...

They are in no particular order 

Edyta Hulka


Miriam Ivars


Vaishali Doshi


Congratulations! 

Hope to see you again for this month's challenge as well. We invite everyone to participate and spread the love for mixed media. Our this month's challenge is live and open till the last day of the month.

Thanks for visiting.




Friday, October 1, 2021

OCTOBER CHALLENGE!

 Hello and Welcome to October challenge with us at Mixed Media Academy.

Please read all rules mentioned below before you enter our challenge As always we have our amazing sponsors giving away fabulous prizes to our winners.

Our Challenge is based on THEME & COMPULOSRY ELEMENT 

MOOD BOARD THEME : HOCUS POCUS

COMPULSORY ELEMENT : BUTTONS


This month's theme is "Witchcraft and Hocus Pocus". Compulsory element for this is "Buttons" You may interpret and incorporate the key element in any way in your project. There is no particular colour scheme, however, it will be wonderful to try to be close to the colours in mood board.

Please remember to read the RULES before entering the challenge

- Create a NEW project 

- Use the COMPLULSORY ELEMNET  and take inspiration from the Mood board theme

- 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 In Linkz tool at the bottom of this post with your Name and Country Name as Title

- Follow our blog, Instagram and like our Facebook Page

Now let's move on to check what our Design Team has created 

  DESIGN  TEAM  INSPIRATIONS   

Time to get scared in our challenge of the month! I placed the buttons - our mandatory element of the month - as the background of my work, many moldings and the Halloween colors purple, apple green and many glitters of Hocus Pocus!



Hello friends, here is my October creation, the moodboard is just sublime, I was mainly inspired by the superb Mexican make-up "El dia de los Muerto" (the day of the dead), for several years they conquered France. I used a colorful flower visual, romantic patterns, skeleton style.


I love working on MDF bases and this time I have alerted mdf chopping board.. I got inspired by this month's moodboard elements and colors. This is not at all my theme but yes I picked up the colors to create my project.  I love the look of layered buttons here, Hope you all like it...
I love working on MDF bases and this time I have alerted mdf chopping board.. I got inspired by this month's mood board elements and colors😊 This is not at all my theme but yes I picked up the colors to create my project😄 I love the look of layered buttons here, Hope you all like it...


I have altered this very very bright pumpkin
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.”


Hello everyone! I am back with my new project for this month.
I think this is the most popular themes of all and I absolutely loved making it. It's all about Halloween this month and I made an art journal page using distress oxides for background. I created a spooky night scene. Used the compulsory element button in my sentiment. Below are some closeup pictures. Hope you got inspired with my page and will participate in MMA challenge.
Thank you!


This months mood board inspired me to make a spooky mixed media house in the colors purple, green and black. The house is made of chipboards and I have used paint, crackle medium, chalk and stencils to get the look. The green color on the buttons really popped out and made a great effect, just like in the mood board. Now 

I want to see your take on the mood board, will it be spooky like mine?

This month's mood board was actually challenging for me.
"It's a full moon tonight. That's when all the weirdos are out."
By Jessica booth and Mia Mercado.
Hocus pocus is the best Halloween movie out there. I have tried to create the spooky town for this month's challenge and I am loving the end result.
Now create good amount of hocus pocus and get ready for spooking 

Do you feel inspired!
Join our challenge!!!

 PRIZES 

This month we are giving away three Prizes to our Winners and we'll select one entry to be our Guest Designer for us. And we'll also select three Featured projects from the entries.

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



 GUEST DESIGNER 

Our Design team will select the author among the entries and the author, 
will be invited to be our Guest Designer.

 FEATURED 

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive FEATURED Badges.
All our Winners will Get Winner Badges as well to flaunt on Social Media.


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
 Challenge this month

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by 31st October 11:59 pm IST.

READ ALL RULES on the Top Bar
1. Follow our blog.
2. Create a NEW Mixed Media project.
3. Use the COMPULSORY ELEMENT and THEME of  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