The term Mixed Media covers a lot of things so how can anyone get it wrong. This is a fun place so if you are new and looking to have a play by having a go here is a bit of help. A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, etc, that are combined in a single composition.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Inspirational Post by Pavitra

Inspirational Post by Pavitra

I created a simple art journal page. For this i first painted the background with various shades of distress paints, than stamped sunflower , leaves and ferns with black archival ink. Stamped the flower image again on watercolor paper and colored with watercolors.
Fussy cut the flower image and pasted on the background page with multi matte medium.Spatter diluted white acrylic color and created the boarder with black acrylic paint.


for our current Anything Goes optional Yellow Challenge please scroll down

Take care x

Monday, 10 April 2017

More Mixed Media Green Challenge Winners & Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional Green" Challenge and also say a big big thank you to everyone who entered last months challenge and for supporting us and hope we see you again.

Winners are


Winner's if you would like to choose 3 sets of digi papers from HERE and let us no the names of the digi papers then i will send them to you as soon as...
Send an email to me  Lozzy at     ninspapercrafting@gmail.com

Now we have the the DT's Top 5 which we all struggled with as very hard to pick just 5 as all your creations were all stunning.
TOP 5 ARE

40 = Lou Sims

41 = Ann Chuang


32 = Hema - DT


21 = Pooja sharma


No 33 = Niki





Spotlighted Badge goes to

39 = Jana K.

Spotlighted Badge

Congratulations to you all Ladies and don't forget to grab your badges


GUEST DESIGNERS
Also from our last challenge we ask if you would like to be our Guest Designer for our next months May's Pink Challenge. We had 3 lovely crafters ask so we would like to offer you all to be our Guest Designer's so if you all would like to could you also contact me Lozzy at  ninspapercrafting@gmail.com ... can you add MMM GDT in the subject line please


Take care
Hugs Lozzy & the Design Team xx

Scroll down a bit if looking for our "Anything Goes" with optional Yellow Challenge plus its Anything Goes at A Bit More Time To Craft

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Yellow

Hi everyone and hope you all well.
Thank you for your support and to everyone who entered our last Challenge and i shall be back on the 10th to announce the Winners, Top 5 and we have Digi Papers for our Winners.

Grab our Badge

 Now our 14th Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Yellow.

We would love to see your mixed media work, project life spreads, digital layouts, scrap-booking, pocket letters, up-cycled projects etc. Even though we are a mixed media challenge we dont want to leave anyone out so you can also enter with your traditional paper/card/image layouts plus free to enter as many times as you like with a new creation. Enter any other challenges and most of all have fun.
Dont forget our sister challenge blog as its always "Anything Goes" at A Bit More Time To Craft

Would like to thank the Design Team for their stunning crafty creations that they have made for this challenge and hope they have given you some inspiration to join in with us as we can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.

Coloured A4 canvas with black, yellow and blue Ecoline brush pens and sprayed with water.  Stamped music stamp
Used two stencils with moulding paste and yellow paint.
The Stamping Boutique digi stamp Max coloured with markers and sponged with yellow distress ink.
Stamped music stamp onto yellow card and put behind sentiment from Gingers House blog
Added music washi tape and silver and gold glitter washi tape

I have made two tags both at the same time using a positive and negative image from Dylusions Stencils -Jay.
Both tags were painted using Dylusions paints-Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine and Squeezed Orange.
I used the same paints with other Dylusions stencils in the background and then used the black paint to make the stencil silhouettes images. I masked through the silhouettes stencil with a circle stencil to add more layers. Finished with doodling borders and doodling around the flowers.


iv used Dylusion paints for the background along with stencils and stamps. The Tulip flower is one of Paper Artsy stamps with i stamped, coloured and then cut out.
Sentiment says
May your day be filled with yesterday's memories, today's joys and tomorrows dreams.



Sandie
A chunky Atc
I covered the front & back with floral backing paper and light green backing paper for the top,bottom and sides.
I then distressed the edges using Fossilised Amber and for some shimmer I sprayed the whole piece with Docrafts Goldtone Spray.
The word stamp is by Paperartsy and the Gibson girl face is by Artistic Stamper. The girl was stamped separately, coloured, cut and added to the chunky Atc.
I added a scrap of lace to and some flowers and a bird to the bottom corner.
I then added the feet and the top knob that I had painted yellow..the top also has 2 brass opposing  corners, you can see more on my blog.



I made a simple journal spread with a painted and collaged background, adding some pieces of dried grass harvested last year. 'Lifetime' is a die-cut, the sentiment has been written by hand. I painted over some of the images with diluted gesso to make them fade into the background, perhaps inspired by sunrise on a misty day.


Asia- Lemon Creation
Hi Guys,
I am back today with another DT project for More Mixed Media Challenge blog:) This time I made two cards, let's call them twins as they are very similar:)
Here is the list of products I used:
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed and Moved Lawn and a small addition of Bundled Sage and Spiced Marmalade. I used splashes of water to add to them more interest. Eggs chipboards are from Artemio- they were coloured the same way and after drying I used my own stencil to make them pop a little bit more, then added some color with Distress Inks again:) There is some sisal in the background and die-cut by Tim Holtz.  Lastly I added some embellishments- flowers, leaves, beads, etc. Sentiment was printed out  on the green calque paper and the card was covered with  splashes of yellow ink. Happy Easter everyone!


Found this table outside on the curb being thrown out. Well another person's trash always becomes my treasure! Wiped it down, sanded it and painted it using beautiful vintage yellow mustard seed milk paint. Once it dried, I took various Tim Holtz distress paints and a red rubber circle stamp from Hero Arts to create polka dots. I thought I was done at this point as it looked really cute. But the artist in me wanted to keep going. So I did! Took out my Faber-Castell Pitt Artists brush pens in white and black and started to doodle. Yes Doodle!! I made arrows, hearts, polka dots, dashes and stitches and just had fun. I used the table top as a yellow canvas and went to town like I was creating an art journal page. I took a very fine tip multi-liner to go around the outside of my black circles to create a "messy string" look. I I thought I was done after all the doodling but Nope! I knew I needed something else so I went with a few words that truly do speak to me and mean something in my colorful world. So I found a few areas on the table to coordinate some words with some of the circles. I alternated the letters with certain circles to give it a whimsical quirky look. The words I chose are, "INSPIRE", "CREATE", and "DREAM". 
This table will go into my craft studio and will definitely serve a purpose. 
I absolutely LOVE how this table turned out! 






I created two backgrounds using my gelli plate with two different Clarity stencils, large shapes and small dots, using both the positive and the negative 'prints' from the gelli plate, using a couple of different acrylic paints. I randomly stamped the Dawn Billy flower stamp using mustard seed distress ink. The Easter stamp was inked with versamark and heat embossed with gold detail powder. I used a piece of card that had been brayered to get the yellow paint off, die cutting the cross with a Spellbinder's die and backing with a piece of matt gold card. Flowers added from Hobbycraft.


Take care
Hugs Design Team xx

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge Red Winners & Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional Red" Challenge and also say a big big thank you to everyone who entered last months challenge and for supporting us and hope we see you again.

Winners are
39. Sunshinepen


7. Mimi's ♡



Winner's if you would like to choose 3 sets of digi papers from HERE and let us no the names of the digi papers then i will send them to you as soon as...
Send an email to me  Lozzy at     ninspapercrafting@gmail.com


Now we have the the DT's Top 5 which we all struggled with as very hard to pick just 5 as all your creations were all stunning.
TOP 5 ARE

Congratulations to you all Ladies and don't forget to grab your badges

Take care
Hugs Lozzy & the Design Team xx

Scroll down a bit if looking for our "Anything Goes" with optional Green Challenge plus its Anything Goes at A Bit More Time To Craft

Sunday, 5 March 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" + optional Green

Hi everyone and hope you all well.
Thank you for your support and to everyone who entered our last Challenge and i shall be back on the 10th to announce the Winners, Top 5 and we have Digi Papers for our Winners.

Grab our Badge

 Now our 13th Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Green.

We would love to see your mixed media work, project life spreads, digital layouts, scrap-booking, pocket letters, up-cycled projects etc. Even though we are a mixed media challenge we dont want to leave anyone out so you can also enter with your traditional paper/card/image layouts plus free to enter as many times as you like with a new creation. Enter any other challenges and most of all have fun.
Dont forget our sister challenge blog as its always "Anything Goes" at A Bit More Time To Craft

Would like to thank the Design Team for their stunning crafty creations that they have made for this challenge and hope they have given you some inspiration to join in with us as we can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge.
Its also a BIG WELCOME to our new design team members.

Using chalk inks, stencils and stamps for the background of my tag. Paper Artsy flower stamp stamped onto card, coloured then cut out. Finished off with gilding wax round the edge and added ribbon.


       Welcome new design team member Sandie
Tag base created with grunge stamp by Indigoblu and distressed using Forest Moss ink

Topper created using stripped back corrugated card spritzed with Dylusion Chopped Pesto ink spray.

Main stamp by Paperartsy, tag stamp by Carabelle Studio and Dream stamp by Darkroom Door.


Painted journal page with blue and green Ecoline Brush Pens.  Sprayed with water.  Added stencils down both sides but the left one moved and made a mess so I have covered it up.  Added stencil across the bottom and stencil hearts.
Added green glitter washi tape.
Wrote sentiment from the bible onto green card and sponged edges with green distress inks and layered on top.  Painted clouds, added flowers and punched hearts.  Added bear sticker.



Welcome new design team member Valerie
A pair of tags, with backgrounds painted with Vivadecor olive paint, stenciled with embossing paste which was embossed with Frantage EP. The figures were cut with home-made stencils from recycled cardstock. Paper napkins and paper scraps were used to collage the BG, and some gold leaf was added. I finished them off with a home made paper bead and some glass beads.



Welcome new design team member Jo 
I altered a wooden tissue box that I had purchased for $2 at a consignment shop. I first started off with painting the entire box with white gesso. The top of the box is a golden green and was created using a few shades of green gelatos and some gold gelatos. The paper that I used was from my stash, it had dark hunter green all through it, especially the swirls and florals so thought it would be perfect. I cut out pieces of the paper and adhered to the box completely on all sides and a few pieces to the top on each side. To the sides of the box, I added some Tim Holtz white picket fence distress paint and rub and buff gold leaf. I added some paper borders from the same paper collection to the top and added some netting for texture. Added flowers, pearl strands and metal pieces and to finish off, added a few little dots of green pearl pens and some lace. 




Welcome new design team member Catherine
A journal page using Dylusion Paints-Fresh Lime, Dirty Martini and Cut Grass. Silhouette stencil and lots of other Dylusion stencils using the same paint colours in the background. Large circles in Black Dylusions and Bottle green archival ink for stamped leaves. Lots of painted layers. Doodling with White signo gel pen to finish.



Welcome new design team member Asia - Lemon Creation
 A minimalistic Art Journal page
I started with gesso and  just few pieces of masking tape, torn more-less randomly. To create more background I added torn pieces of  Digi Papers from Lozzy. I spritzed water all over my textured part and then I added some color-  I used Lindy's Stamp Gang products: Magicals- Panderosa Pines Olive & Cattail Copper Brown and sprays Starburst- Frosty Forest Green, Freeky FrankenLime & Frolic in the Forest Black (for black splatters).  I added some light stamping and embellishments:  washi tape, Alphabet stickers from Tim Holtz, black thread, metal buttons, lace (colored with Magicals), strands of black fiber and some jute fabric torn to pieces. The paper outlines were made with  Gelly Roll black pen.


Welcome new design team member Pavitra
I started with black gesso on the canvas and for texture stencil with prima sand paste mixed with art anthropology paint. For creating the background splattered various paint of art alchemy. Cover the chipboard cutouts with paint and embossing powder , colored the gauge with distress ink . Did the placement as shown and finish of with handmade flower , glitter and micro beads.


I covered the front of a plain beige coloured scrapbook (the finish was a bit like canvas so I took a chance to see if gesso/paint would 'take'). I added white gesso, slightly watered down and then brushed with a mix of three different acrylic paints, using a fourth one to stencil through the woodland flower stencil, adding white opal liquid pearls and dabbing around the bottom with the stencil brush. The 'remember' and the corner stamps are from a Teresa Collins set inked with memento cottage ivy (more prominent irl than in the photo).


If you would like to join in with our Design Team as our Guest Designer for our May's Challenge which is Pink add GDT after you name when you link up.

Take care
Hugs Design Team xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

New Design Team Members

Hi everyone and hope you all ok.

1st we would like to thank everyone who applied to join us and so sorry if you didnt make the team. Everyone's work is amazing and we would of loved to take you all on but it's just not possible to do so....Thank you all again.

Now for and to introduce are new design team members. We started of having a small design team but now we have grown and hope you will look forward to seeing our new members and not for getting our lovely old members inspiration for our challenges. 

 Asia 
Jo 

Valerie 

Sandie 


Pavitra


Hugs Design Team xx



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

More Mixed Media Blue Winners/Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional Blue" Challenge and also say a big big thank you to everyone who entered last months challenge and for supporting us and hope we see you again.

Winners are

50. Angie J


Winner's if you would like to choose 3 sets of digi papers from HERE and let us no the names of the digi papers then i will send them to you as soon as...
Send an email to me  Lozzy at     ninspapercrafting@gmail.com


Now we have the the DT's Top 5 which we all struggled with as very hard to pick just 5 as all your creations were all stunning.
TOP 5 ARE

Congratulations to you all Ladies and don't forget to grab your badges

Take care
Hugs Lozzy & the Design Team xx

Scroll down a bit if looking for our current "Anything Goes" optional Red Challenge plus its Anything Goes at A Bit More Time To Craft