Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Guest Designer - Maria Vachkova

Hello Crafty Souls....

Today at Mixed Media Academy we have our June challenge winner Maria Vachkova as the Guest Designer. 


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 Hello Lovely People
I am so happy that I won the June challenge and today I'm Guest Designing at Mixed Media Academy. I loved the theme this month and wanted to create something colorful and vibrant for the wedding theme.
I made an Altered Art Mixed Media project with a lot of flowers and embellishments. I also have a step by step video tutorial for the same.
Here are the pictures followed by the video...








Here is the link to the video



Hope you like my project,...

Thank you Maria for this gorgeous project with the tutorial...

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...


Thursday, October 10, 2019

September Winners

Hello Crafty Souls...

Today we are announcing our Mixed Media Academy Winners for August...
Thank you everyone who participated in our last challenge and we received some very beautiful entries through Blog,Facebook and Instagram.
Once again a reminder - NO CARDS/TAGS/ATCS are accepted 
This month the challenge was hosted by our DT Monika and she suggested this beautiful moodboard 


The winner for our September challenge is Janja for this project. 


Janja please write to us at mmachallengeblog@gmail.com with your complete mailing address to claim your prize. Also mention if you would like to be our Guest Designer.

DT Favorite is Semonti for this project


Semonti please write to us with your complete mailing address to claim your prize.

And our Top Three in no Particular order are 







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 October 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.

DT Priyanka will choose the winner this month and it's author will win goodies worth 15 EURO from our Sponsor Mitform Castings
One Indian winner will win goodies worth INR 500 from our sponsor Creative Minds . 
Winner and features will be announced  on October 8th.
And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer !!

   Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October Challenge

Hello Crafty Souls,

Welcome to September Challenge at Mixed Media Academy
We have a beautiful moodboard this month which is proposed by our DT Member Sonika Aggarwal.

Wedding is a ceremony where two people become one. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes.
Tell us what inspires you from our Moodboard and create some unique wedding related projects
Let us know what inspired you from our moodboard. 

Make sure to adhere to the theme of the challenge


Please Read All Rules before entering 

Let's See what our team created 

I received amazing goodies from "Mitform Castings", Our Wonderful Sponsor this month and we have a wedding theme 
I made a Lamp, u can see those gorgeous Mitform Casting elements in my project along with a cute button that says Wedding. A purple wedding for me with handmade foamiran flowers. 


I was very happy when I saw topic of this challenge. Believe or not, I got married three years ago and still I don't have many works with my wedding photos (only two I think). I choose a photo of my wedding bouquet and ours wedding rings (my husband did those rings, really!). I used some papers, chipboard and a lots of sprays.



What's more beautiful than love? This moodboard is perfect for expressing all your love, for your partner, for life, for your dog or for your children!!!! We await your interpretation!!!!!



 I have created a beautiful album for a lovely couple to cherish all the wonderful memories of their wedding ! It's Life long memorable moment for anyone. So, I suppose an album is a perfect gift . I am inspired by a theme of wedding this month, Hope you guys like it.

An Indian Wedding invite is not considered complete without Lord Ganesha - God of auspicious beginnings, in any form. Here is an enlarged version of an Indian (Hindu) wedding invite cover. It showcases Ganesha Shlokaa - a sanskrit verse which asks for the Lord Ganesha's blessings for the sacred union if two souls in pious matrimony. The highlighted verse is itself taken from an original wedding invite of a family friend.




Wedding theme always causes a romantic mood! It is so beautiful when two hearts beat together and the scent of love is in the air!
I made this lovely delicate canvas for your inspiration.
I used a variety of paints from Finnabair Prima and ScrapEgo for the project. Molds from Prima too. I added shabby ribbons, cutting dies and a chipboard to make the composition fluffy and layered.
Join us in this challenge, filled with the mood of romance and love!



In India, weddings are vibrant, colorful and loud. I used the photo of a wedding ritual and tried to incorporate mandalas, vibrant colors and flowers in my project.



Wedding is most beautiful thing in the world so, it should be memorable. I created this Mixed Media Layout with picture of my wedding... I hope this project inspire you to create your wedding memories..


Join our new challenge! 
We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until October 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

 GLOBAL WINNER
The winner this month will win goodies worth 15 Euro from our Wonderful Sponsor
 As Voted by the Design Team

MitForm Castings



INDIAN WINNER
 will win goodies worth INR 500 from our sponsor 
as Voted by the Design Team
Creative Minds


TOP 3


 Top 3 will Receive Top 3 Badge from Us 

as Voted by the Design Team

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
October Challenge
Link up your projects using our LinkyTool below by October 31 at 11:55 pm IST.


   Have a great day!






You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Guest Designer - Unnati Prabhu

                                                                  Hello Crafty Souls...
Welcome to another exciting edition of Mixed Media Academy Challenge.
Today we have our August challenge winner on our blog  Unnati Prabhu with her Guest Designer post.





Hello everyone,
I am so happy to be the winner of August  challenge and excited for designing  at MMA this month.
I absolutely love this theme ,so i am really happy when i saw the mood board.Here is what I made...



Here are the steps for making the project with a few pictures...

1. I have used 6"x 6" canvas for this project. First I have used artistic gesso to prime my canvas.


2. Once the gesso is dried, I have used little birdie fiber texture paste to give wave effect on the top and bottom part of the canvas. 


3. When the texture paste dried completely, I pasted the wooden frame with little birdie heavy gesso.
4. I have used ocean mist and green colored alcohol splash to give ocean effect. Applied darker color at the edges of the wooden frame just to give deapth to the project.


4. Embalished the frame with some pearls , anchors, chips and dolphin as I want. Applied ocean mist alcohol splash through brush over the embalishments and also applied orange colored splash color for few embalishments.



5. Once the colors are dried completely addedd the sentiments which goes well with the theme.




I hope you like my project,do join us and play along.

Thank you Unnati for this gorgeous project with the tutorial...

Do participate in our challenge to win some awesome goodies and also be our next Guest Designer...
You can find this month's challenge on right side bar.

Thank You...









Saturday, September 21, 2019

September Challenge Inspiration - DT Monika Shukla

Hello Crafty Souls,

This month our moodboard was suggested by our DT Monika Shukla and she will be choosing the winner for the month as well ...
She created this beautiful moodboard "Seas The Day" and today she is here with a tutorial to inspire you all with her amazing creativity...
This is our moodboard 

Over to Monika now....

Hello lovelies!! 

Here I am Monika Shukla with my DT inspiration for this month challenge at our Mixed Media Academy blog.  This month theme is “Seas The Day” proposed by me, which is filled with wonderful colours. For me the sea never seems to lose its special touch. The soft sand and rolling waves instantly make us forget about all of our worries and give us immense pleasure. It’s no surprise summer is everyone’s favorite time of the year. I love picking sea shells at the beach; these things are full of beauty. I absolutely love using sea shells while creating sea theme art pieces. 

So here I am going to share two altered pieces using mixed media techniques.

Step by step process:
·         First choose a simple cardboard box and cover it with white gesso and add some textures using different type stencils and let it dry.
·         Spray some water and add lovely shades of Lindy’s magical shakers (Guten Tag Teal, Cowabunga Copper, Bratwurst Brown). Then dry it with heat gun.
·         After drying do some random stamping, add some modeling paste to create more textures on the background. Dry it again.

·         Now use different type of sea shells along with clay elements and cheese cloth. Add mini and mega art stones randomly using Prima 3D gloss gel.
·         Use Finnabair acrylic paints – Opal Magic Blue, Vintage Rose and White Pearl to colour the composition. Again dry it completely.
·         Add some more sea shells and art stones using Prima 3D Gloss gel and Dry it.
·         Add Tim Holtz paper dolls to finish both pieces.
  

Here are some more closeups of the project:




I hope you will love both mixed media pieces and feel inspire to create something to join our gorgeous challenge. We are eagerly waiting to see your wonderful creations.
You have time to play with us until September 30.

You can also enter to 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.
Thank you so much for visiting our blog. Stay tuned my friends, for many more amazing challenges and wonderful prizes.

Lots of love

Monika