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.

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 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


  1. Amazing projects by my new DT sisters!!! I am super excited that today was my first post with the team! Lozzy thank you so much for bringing me aboard! I look forward to working with all of you gals and getting to know everyone better!
    ♥Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  2. wonderful projects... thank you for letting the new artists grow and learn with the new challenges..

  3. Beautiful examples from everybody! Hugs, Valerie

  4. beautiful inspirations from all... linked my entry

  5. Gorgeous creations team, loving all creations here.

  6. Great inspirations by DT members..

  7. Hermoso reto!, me encantaron las inspiraciones!.. abrazos desde Argentina!

  8. beautiful...creations.....!!

  9. Thanks for the invite to enter
    love this mixed media blog great for inspiration :) Following on bloglovin :)

  10. Hi, awesome creation everyone. I would like to be considered for guest designer. I just forgot to enter GDT after my entry