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.

Wednesday 24 February 2016

More Mixed Media "Red" Challenge

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..Lozzy here

Have for you today mixed media on a 6 x 8 MDF board for my inspirational post for our "Red" Challenge.

Have used Gesso, ripped up bits of pattern papers, dylusion paints and stencil, stamps from stash, red dylusion paint mixed with textured paste for the hearts using Dutch Doobadoo stencil, stickles, posca white pen, top from a bottle, Prima pastels to colour image Love from Sugar

Take care
xx Lozzy xx

plus still time to enter our "Anything Goes" over at A Bit More Time To Craft  Challenge toooooo

Saturday 20 February 2016

Inspirational Post by Alysha

Hi girls, Alysha here

This is my DT reminder for February theme RED

I took an MDF heart and painted it with red paint, then decoupaged on some music papers and used a butterfly stamp and a crackle stamp to create the crackle on the outside of the heart and the little stamped butterflies.
The circles I created using a mask and some home made texture paste (PVA glue and baby powder)
I finally added the flower and butterfly embellishments

hugs Aly xxx

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Inspirational Post by Lozzy

Hi everyone and hope you all ok
Its Lozzy here
Have for you today my inspirational post for our February's "Red" Challenge.
Its a canvas that i made for hubby for his Valentine's present using lots of bits and bobs from the garage..he wont miss them 
Dylusion Paints that i made into sprays
Black, brown and white Dylusion Paints
Have used papers from A Bit More Time To Craft Mixed Metal
Red Gelatos 
The Crafters Workshop Love stencil
Viva Decor cog stamp
Crackle paint
Texture paste
Zentangles heart stamps
Top from a spray bottle
Denim fabric
Paper Artsey stamp 
Dutch Doobadoo stencil
Black soot ink pad
Hubby's nuts and bolts etc from garage
Take care
xx Lozzy xx

Friday 5 February 2016

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Red"

Hi everyone and hope you all well..

Thank you for your support and to everyone who entered January's Challenge, i reckon we had a great number of entry's for our very 1st challenge plus they were all amazing. Will be back on the 8th to announce the winners and the DT's Top 3. (going to be hard to pick just 3)
 Now our 2nd challenge for you is any shades of "Red"
We would like to see some where on your project a shade of Red for this challenge so it could be the main focal colour or just a splash its up to you.

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 enter with your traditional paper/card layouts so long as we can see the colour for each challenge. Feel free to enter as many times as you like with a new creation. Enter any other challenges. Please link your post for that creation (not your whole blog) and most of all have fun.

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.

First i would like to introduce and welcome Alysha to the Design Team. Alysha has joined our inspirational team so you will be seeing her creation on the 20th February. Here is a sneak peep as to what she has created

Using Red Gelatos, Dylusion Paints that iv made into spays, Stencils, Die cut heart and love you, Texture Paste, Jute Mesh, PaperArtsy Stamps. 
Also made a card to go with the Canvas

I have used distress ink pad, stencil, distress paints, card stock embossed with Cuttlebug daisies, lace ribbon, butterfly stamp, Lacy Sunshine digi stamp Polly Flower Pot Pretty, punched flowers, rhinestones, rhinestone flowers, butterfly embellishment and bird embellishment.
Free sentiment from Ginger's House blog printed onto Lozzy's paper.

coming soon

Canvas - I have used Gesso , Stencils , Modelling Paste , Chipboard , Distress inks , Shimmer paints ,
Mica Powders- Glimmer mists

A Pocket Letter
Distress ink, clear modelling paste mixed with acrylic paint, papers,
die cuts and enamel dots (home made).

Art Journal page
I've used Lozzy's one of Distress Background in orange and brown colour. On that I have done texture stencilling and spritzed red ink. For more details pls visit my blog - Neon Diary

 Mad Hatter Heart.
The base of this is a card heart, which I covered in handmade Gesso, painted with red acrylic paint then layered up with torn paper scraps and stamping in black and copper.. A fortune telling card from a pack I found was used to stamp the Mad Hatter (Indigoblu Alice II stamp set).

A die cut frame for ART wording and a cute key affixed with a red heart brad finished the project.

Crafting Vicky
you can see the making of this in the video here
A little journalling out of the box using some brushos for the background.  Then added some acrylic paints with stencils.  I also used some Fabercastel pens for the edge and a white uniball pen. 


An altered box lid - the original box was red with white spots as you can see at the side. I covered the lid with white gesso and then used mod podge to adhere a piece of the top later of a paper napkin with hearts. I used a Balzer's Design roses stencil with imagination crafts silver sparkle medium, then used a piece of sequin waste dabbing through the holes with red Colorbox ink. Ribbon, hearts etc were then added.

Hope you join in as we love to see your crafty creations plus have digi papers up for grabs from HERE for 3 randomly chosen winner's plus the DT's Top 3. Dont forget our other Challenge Blog A Bit More Time To Craft as we always "Anything Goes"
Take care
Hugs Lozzy & the Design Team xx