Sunday, 8 October 2017

MMW#30: AMMG with a Twist (Use or Imitate Glass)

Hi everyone and welcome back to our challenge blog!

We're back with a brand new challenge! I have so much to share with you today, but before I do, I'd like to say a big hi to all our followers and friends! I hope you are all well and enjoying yourself wherever you are. A big thank you to all who entered the last challenge. As always, you knocked our socks off and we will have a super-hard time to pick our winners and favourites. That is something to look forward to. 

This months' challenge comes with a Twist. Create Anything Mixed Media and for those who really enjoy a challenge... add something made of GLASS or IMITATES GLASS. 


I recently purchased the new gorgeous Boho scrapbooking collection by Cocoa Vanilla and couldn't resist playing with it. I made an entire album and used all sorts of substrates including acetate (***hint hint***), plenty of glossy and glittery stuff as well as the gorgeous papers and die cuts from the collection. I had such a bad light here today I will re-take the photos and will post on my blog tomorrow so come back to check it all out HERE. I also took a video so I will share the tutorial with you soon! Stay tuned! But for now, here is the main image... 



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I was having one of those days where my 'creativity' was mad at my 'imagination' and my 'imagination' was not talking to anybody. If only I had an Idea Box to go to...
So I decided to make one, complete with the universal sign of a bright idea - the light bulb! And with it I had my project for this month's challenge, 'Use or Imitate Glass'.
The base of my project began as a faux marble and wood block made from resin that I had purchased to alter. I could hardly wait to cover up it's manufactured ugliness with some black gesso and brown acrylic paint! Next I added a light coat of crackle paste and set the block aside to dry while I worked on the embellishments for the box. 
My embellishments were an assortment of purchased elements and my own makes. The purchased clock face, mason jar lid, letters, mini padlock and key were treated with texture paste and 'rusted' with acrylic paint. From a sheet of chipboard, I cut, textured and painted the brackets, arrow and caution sign. 
Back to my box, I chipped away some of the crackle pieces before adding a stencilled number and paint. I then attached my prepared embellishments to the top of the block and on the four sides to complete my Idea Box. 






I hope you get an idea or two from my little Idea Box. If you'd like to see additional photos and a product list, please visit my blog at http://www.artfordinner.gallery/blog. Let me know if you visit me there.
Thank you,
Leslie

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Because our new Challenge is 'Use or Imitate Glass' I put a glass lamp on a throne of my triptych. I also covered the three images with clear embossing powder, giving them a glass look.





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It is all about glass this month! I decided to decorate a beautiful old broken window which I got some time ago from a garage sale. It wasn't even on sale but was put aside to be thrown away later. Never happened :) I turned the window into a tribute to one of the most interesting figures in Russian 
history - Peter the Great. The dream of Russia's czar, Peter the Great, was to establish for Russia a “window to Europe” in the form of an outlet to the sea. This is how St. Petersburg was built. 

So I decided that my beautiful window deserved its Peter the Great. I decorated it with patterned paper, alcoholic ink, seashell and real corals. The navy meant a lot to Peter! Besides the glass in the window, I also used glass bead texture paste and real blue broken glass pieces as topping. Glass balls, glass-like plastic beads, epoxy cabochon and transparent liquid drops complete the project.








My latest canvas is made by me and my 10 years old step daughter. This is a cooperative creation. :)
This month is all about glass so I used glass microspheres, microbeads, and small glass pieces to decorate the background. I also add some seashell that look like thin glass chips.






I'm sure you'll agree that the team rocked this challenge inspiration again! We can't wait to see what you will create!

Enter by linking your projects below for your chance to win a Guest Design spot and a £15 voucher from our sponsor... 

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Good luck and stay creative! 

Ingrid and the fabulous DT Ladies xxx 


Friday, 29 September 2017

Winner announcement MMW#28

Hey crafty people! 

Apologies for the delay in announcing the winner of our last challenge. I've been battling with our broadband provider and my phone is my best friend right now, but can't do it all! :) 

I am here thought and am bearing some good news! After some deliberation, the Design Team ladies voted for their favourites. The winner of our MMW#28 challenge is.... 




We also have our FAB 3... 




The team also mentioned another two creations that really stood out and as a little treat here they are... a couple of honourable mentions... 




Wowzer! What a great selection, right?! Huge congratulations to you all! Please feel free to download the relevant badge from our blog and proudly display it on yours... or wherever you fancy :) 

Please could the winner contact me to claim the prize and to confirm if interested in a Guest Design gig. Please adjust the following email and let me know - ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co. uk 

Thank you all who entered! Don't forget, there is a challenge running for a few more days. You can enter HERE

Have a great day! 

Ingrid xxx 




Saturday, 16 September 2017

Guest Designer: Heidi Jakobs

Hi everyone! 

I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend! We have a very special guest here with us today, Heidi Jakobs, the winner of our previous challenge. She prepared a wonderful post and a gorgeous journal spread for you all so here it goes... enjoy! 

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My name is Heidi and I live in the Netherlands. In my spare time I love to read, to hike and especially to make cards and mixed media projects, for which I love to use coloured images.
Already as a child I loved colouring, back then I only had coloured pencils. When I discovered card making, a few years ago (and mixed media more recently), it was an opportunity for me to share my colourings (with all kinds of mediums) with others, to send them as a card.
Through my blog and as a design team member for different companies I now can share my projects and my love for card making and mixed media with the online community.

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Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I have the honour to be guest designing on the Mixed Media World Blog and I have my very first Art Journal Page to show you all: I love watching Vicky Papaioannou’s video’s (http://www.clips-n-cuts.com/) and I wanted to try something like that to see if I like working in an art journal. So, I got myself a journal (every reason to buy new craft supplies is a good one, right ?) (my journal is the following size: 13 x 21 cm Art Plus Moleskine Sketchbook) and then I had to find some inspiration.

So, a while ago my friend Meghan Shea sent me a beautiful card and in the envelope she also included some stamped images and fun papers. One of the images is this beautiful stamped flower duo (digital Power Poppy stamp called “Easy Breezy Coneflowers”), it’s quite large, so I thought it would fit nicely on my page. And on the other page I wanted to write a quote about friendship (I searched the internet until I found one that I liked).


Since this is my first art journal page I didn’t really knew where to start so I did what I mostly do, when making cards, and that’s colouring the main image and working from that. I coloured the flowers with my Copic Sketch markers and then fussy cut the image out, leaving a tiny white border. For my Copic colours I used: Y000, Y11, Y08, Y26, E42, E44, E89, G40, YG17 and G94.

Next I applied one coat of gesso to my journal page. While that was drying I went through my acrylic paints and looked for colours that complimented the flower: I found a “Light Oxide Red” colour from Talens and a “Beige” colour from DecoArt that I combined on this page. I applied the paints with a brush until I was happy. Then I free hand wrote the quote out on the right hand page, with a graphite pencil, in a calligraphy style that I learned myself as a kid. When I was happy I went over the quote with an Amsterdam Acrylic Marker in the colour “Oxide Black” (it’s like a pen filled with acrylic paint, not all the colours they carry are opaque, but the black one is).

To create a bit more interest to the page I stamped on the page with a background stamp from Studio Light (number STAMPSL180) and “Jet Black” StazOn ink, then filling up parts of this stamped image with a gold Edding Gel Roller pen and smudging that with my fingers. I also brought in some accents on the quote with a white Uni-Ball Signo pen and then finally adhered the flowers to the left hand page with Amsterdam “Extra Heavy Gel Medium in the Gloss finish” from my stash.


And that finishes this art journal page! I had a blast working on this project and since I joined The Crafter's Workshop design team in August so this will surely not be the last page I create.

Heidi

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What a fabulous post! Thank you, Heidi, for joining us today and sharing your creativity here on our challenge blog. I feel very inspired and I trust our dear friends all around the world feel the same way. 

Have a lovely weekend and stay creative! 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

MMW#29: Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hi there! 

Welcome back to our challenge blog! Thank you for stopping by! A big shout out to all our followers. If you are not a follower then hit the 'Follow' button so that you don't miss a thing! 

We're back with a new challenge and this month we're keeping it nice and easy for your creative peeps out there. You can create ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA this month! Once done, come back and link up your fabulousity down bellow for your change to win a super-duper prize... 

£20 online voucher from... 

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I know you are very excited to see what the talented teamies made so without a further ado... 

Hi all!
 I really like that this time, the flight of my imagination did not restrict any kind of condition.
Probably the approach of autumn, dictated the colour scheme of my work. I really wanted my notebook was bright as autumn leaves. The notebook is made from zero. Its size A6.




My project for this month challenge is an ATC set. I have used Brusho crystals for the background and a lot of mediums.
 

 



Leslie
This month I have a little journal I made for my daughter who is engaged to be married.  I found an old water-damaged book at a thrift store and removed the cover.  I used a variety of products and techniques on the pages inside the little book, including ink, acrylic paint, stencils, stamping and light modeling paste. Using a Zutter Bind-It-All machine, I put the journal and its prepared pages together.  The final  touch was the addition of a chain with charms clipped to the top of the spiral binding.





Maria
This time I decided to go grunge and made some ATC with steampunk elements...




Torsa
Hi friends,
This month our theme is Anything Goes in Mixed Media !! I have created a layout on a Wood !!





I always wanted to prepare an interior design accessory with scrapbooking techniques. The time has come now. I couldn't find a breadbox that fits to the style of our house so I decided to prepare my own design. I would like to show you the result.





As always, you totally smashed it, Ladies! Thank you for all of your hard work on these projects. They are amazing! 

So I hope you're feeling inspired and decide to give it a go yourself. Have fun and we'll be back to announce the winners of our last challenge soon! Stay tuned! 

All the best, 

Ingrid and the amazing DT Ladies! xxx