Monday, June 1, 2020

June Challenge

Hello Crafty Souls!!!
Welcome to another Crafty edition of Mixed Media Academy Challenge.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated last month. We are so happy to receive such amazing projects from our participants. We'll announce our winner on 8 June, so keep looking this space. This month also we have our generous sponsors giving away fabulous prizes. So come and join us...
Summer has arrived in most part of the world and this is a very challenging situation for all of us. So why not enjoy and make the most out if this time. So this summer let's "Dance like noone's watching"! Make a project inspired by the moodboard picture. You may use elements/quotes related to any kind of dance form around the world. Red, Black, grey colours should dominate your project
Do stick to the moodboard and use at least 3 colours from the moodboard.
And Remember NO CARDS/TAGS/ATCs/ POSTCARDS


Over to our Creative Team for some Inspirations

Hello, creative souls! Margarita Shkludova is here!
Take a look at this bright, emotional and passion-filled moodboard this month!
I have prepared a bright canvas for your inspiration. I used paints, molds, ribbons and other embellishments to convey the mood of this moodboard.
This month's theme is dance. Do you like to dance? Personally, I'm not a great professional in this! ))) But if I'm alone at home, I have a great mood and incendiary music plays, I can dance, of course! Surrender to the rhythm of the dance while no one is watching me ...
Join our challenge! Pass on your passion for dance in your project!



For me DANCE is making the music visible. I couldn't express myself better than when I dance without a care. I forget about the entire world when I dance, I have the luxury of being myself at that time. I can dance anywhere, any day, anytime and on any music. I love all the dance forms from all over the world but Indian Classical dance forms have a special place in my heart. There is nothing more graceful than an Indian Classical Dancer making the raagaas and taalas visible through their lovely vermillion coloured feet and with most melodious sounds of "Ghunghroos" - the musical anklet without which an Indian dancer is incomplete. So this month's moodboard's red, white and black colour palette reminded me of it and gave me an opportunity to show you what DANCE means to me via art.



Inspired by the mood board & color pallet being a very visually striking combination, they can also convey a sense of power. my inspirational project for this month,

Dance like no one's watching, do not try to dance better than anyone else. only try to dance better than yourself, be who you are.
Dance because there’s no greater feeling in the world than moving a piece of music and letting the rest of the world disappear...
Dance is a form of expression ..




Here's my take on the June moodboard.
Was inspired by the stunning colors from our moodboard; Red, Black n Silverish Grey and the Dance theme.
Dance to your own rhythm! It's all about being authentic in how and who you are; not comparing or comprising to others.
And when you dance to your own rhythm, life taps its toes to your beat!



Hello Friends... I have altered a glass jar for my inspiration this month. I used Red, black and grey in my project and used a lot of moulds here. Dance is a form of Art as well and in my project I used a picture of a Dancing lady.




I can't dance, but I love looking at those who do it professionally. There is something magical about their art. Dancers are stars, stars are near the moon, hence my choice of base.


The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you 


The June palette on our blog turned out to be really hot.

In each country, these colors carry deep symbolism. But, as a rule, red is the color of life.
Color companion - black, my most favorite. There is work for psychologists))
Our motto for the month is to dance like no one sees.
You can take it literally, of course.
But for me, this phrase carries a much deeper meaning, to be honest.
Speaking globally, to draw analogies, our whole life is a dance.
And while we are young, everything seems to us that there will be a second chance, the time has not come, there will still be an opportunity to achieve the desired ...
But time flies, and now you imperceptibly see missed opportunities, running away luck, which you can’t even catch by the tail ...
Therefore, our slogan of the month is something more - a desire to live a full, eventful life.
Enjoy it, no matter how old you are!




Do you feel Inspired???
Join our challenge


PRIZES

Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 

One Indian Winner, as voted by our DT Members will receive 
Gifts worth INR 1000 from our Sponsor



TOP 3

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Top 3 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 11:55 pm IST.

   Have a great day!

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

Friday, May 22, 2020

Guest Designer ~ Phyllis Fernandez

Hello Crafty Souls

Today we have our March Challenge winner Phyllis Fernandez as Guest Designer.
She has created a beautiful Canvas Inspired by the Mood board this month. You can participate in our challenge through the linky tool below. Also through Facebook and Instagram. Please read our rules before entering. Now over to Phyllis

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Hi Crafty Friends,  I want to thank Mixed Media Academy for inviting me to be their Guest Design Team for May 2020 Challenge!
Have you seen the Moodboard?  It's so Gorgeous and sweet I had to create something that would showcase my adorable niece Jolee,  the picture was perfect for this color scheme! I created a canvas to inspire you all..


  
I began with a stencil texture paste,  acrylic paint and glitter paste,  magical shaker and created my background.  I did some stamping with grey ink and also stamped with embossing powder to add more texture to my background.  
With the brick chipboard pieces I added white crackle texture paste then spray painted them with 2 different colors amd with the Baby chipboard piece I painted it with some acrylic paint and lastly I heat embossed the filmstrip chipboard with Lindy's embossing powders.  
I gathered embellishments from my stash that would match the mood board and started my layers.  Once I had it all lined out I then added microbeads,  sequins and beads for a pop of interest. Here are some more close ups...





I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful for this challenge,  it's so much fun and such a beautiful moodboard!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Creating!!!


Do you feel Inspired???
Join our challenge

PRIZES

Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 

One Indian Winner, as voted by our DT Members will receive 
a Gift Voucher worth INR 1000 from our Sponsor


TOP 3

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Top 3 Badges 

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
May Challenge

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by May 31st 11:55 pm IST.


   Have a great day!

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

Friday, May 15, 2020

May Special Guest Designer ~ Riddhi Jani

Hello Crafty Souls...
Welcome to Mixed Media Academy Challenge blog. Today we have the very talented Riddhi Jani as our Special Guest Designer today. 
She has created an awesome page for this month's challenge inspiration. We have a very beautiful moodboard for this month and two fabulous prizes to giveaway. You can participate by entering via the linky tool below this post.
Now over to Riddhi

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Hello everyone,

Myself Riddhi Jani, from India. I’m into art since my childhood, professionally I’m involved in my art n craft small business for more than 5 years. I am always inspired by quotes, thoughts, nature and colours which is visible in all my art work. 

Here in today’s project I’m inspired by the colours of the mood board, I used shade of blue, pink, yellow from the board along with a pastel green shade to give it a contrast look.
CS size is 12”12 inches and I used watercolours as well as chalk paints for making the background. I also used various stamps to add more detailing. Added few flowers and chipboards to enhance the overall look of the layout.

Here you can find more inspiration..






Thank you Priya and whole MMA team for inviting me over. I'm very happy to create an inspiration for such a beautiful moodboard.

Thank you Riddhi for such a fabulous inspiration 
Do you feel Inspired???
Join our challenge


PRIZES

Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 

One Indian Winner, as voted by our DT Members will receive 
Gifts worth INR 1000 from our Sponsor



TOP 3

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Top 3 Badges 

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
April Challenge

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by May 31st 11:55 pm IST.

   Have a great day!

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

Sunday, May 10, 2020

May Second DT Inspiration



Hello Crafty Souls
Today we present to you some amazing DT inspirations from Our Wonderful 
Creative Team 
This month's Challenge is to make something around the Theme "Hey Baby" and you have to use at least three colours from our Moodboard. Remember we do not accept CARDS/TAGS/ATCs /POSTCARDS

Here is our lovely moodboard


Let's check out What our Creative Team has come up with to inspire you all


Children are the flowers of our lives.
This month we have a great challenge and a very delicate color palette.
This time, my project is about a cute bunny, with a pocket in which you can insert a few pictures and review them.
It can be placed in a children's room, on a bedside table, or in any accessible place - where it can please the eye and revive the memory with cute moments.


My Project for May
This month's moodboard is so adorable with pretty colors. I have created a canvas layout.
Truly, children are a bundle of joy.... a precious little miracle!
If we all could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything....
So look at the world with the child's eye...it is very beautiful!


My girl my life according to me having a baby means going through a series of heartwarming milestones, such as seeing the baby take his first step, say his first word, or smile at someone for the first time. However, the most incredible moment is when the baby actually learns to recognize his parents. I love you my sweet cute girl mumma always with you

My girl my life
 according to me having a baby means going through a series of heartwarming milestones, such as seeing the baby take his first step, say his first word, or smile at someone for the first time. However, the most incredible moment is when the baby actually learns to recognize his parents. I love you my sweet cute girl mumma always with you


The mood board & the color pallet was so lovely & attractive, I choose my base design to be a tiny feet of baby as a base & blended all the colors in it...
“The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts". It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.”




When a child is born no matter boy or a girl a lot of happiness comes to our life. As I've got a boy I made a lot of blue projects but I love pink therefore this time is a frame for a little special one.



Join our New Challenge this month
Our Design Team will choose the winner and it's author will win 
$25 worth prize from our Sponsor 

One Indian Winner, as voted by our DT Members will receive 
Gifts worth INR 1000 from our Sponsor



TOP 3

Our Design Team will select Top 3 Projects and they will receive Top 3 Badges 

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
May Challenge

Link up your projects using our Link Tool below by May 31st 11:55 pm IST.

   Have a great day!





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