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.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge "Pink" Winner/Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional "Pink" 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
No 41 = Einat


No 19 = Linda Simpson



No 38 = Kate\'s Scrap Yard
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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 our Top 5 which was picked by our lovely DT member Margaret who also said to Please put a note that it was very hard to pick just 5 from all the wonderful entries.
Margaret's
TOP 5 ARE

No 2 = Kym


No 9 = Pooja sharma



No 34 = Marie- Christine (France)



No 36 = Grandma Bonnie



No 39 = Ann Chuang




Spotlighted Badge goes to
No 10 = Ramya

Spotlighted Badge

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 Purple Challenge plus its Anything Goes at A Bit More Time To Craft.

Monday, 5 June 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes optional Purple

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 for this Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Purple.

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.

I made this canvas in a class at Mad For Markers
Added pieces of blue and black spotted tissue and papers to canvas
Painted over with pink paint.
Painted over stencil with pink and purple paints.
Stamped butterflies.
Add dots with white paint and bubble wrap.
Stamped edges with purple paint.
Painted over butterfly stencil with black paint and then added white pen and purple pen.
Drew more butterflies with white pen and purple pen.
Coloured digi stamp from Mad for Markers and Paper Pieced clothes
and pasted on top.
Drew flowers in the right hand bottom corner with white pen.
Cut out sentiment and pasted on top.
Added paper butterfly and paper flowers.


Lozzy
Pebble found in garden that i painted with black gesso then added cheesecloth, punched butterflies, flowers and sentiment

This is a journal page with a background more with Caran d'arche Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels, softly blended with a baby wipe.I used various distress inks in blues and purples with a stencil with dots and another with flowers, also stamped one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'sparklers' and the Judy-kins face stamp. The words were generated on computer, printed and coloured with spectrum noir alcohol pens.

I Made an A4 mixed media piece, which will be the cover for a new journal I am starting. The paper was gessoed. and the central image is a paper napkin. I stenciled the birds, numbers and alphas with black Archival, and the dots with blue distress ink. The sentiment is from Dylusions. I used cardstock in blue and purple, and sewed round it twice to make it stable enough for the cover.


I decided to drag this fab album from the depths of my craft stash for this weeks challenge.
I had a lovely paper pad of papers ranging from deep purple to almost lilac shades and used these to cover the pages.
Next I stamped and the die cut the flowers. I shaped the flowers and distressed the edges with ink before adhering them to the album.
To finish I cut and tied white and purple ribbon to the book rings and added a few pale green pearl gems to the pages.

Hi everyone,
So happy to be back on More Mixed Media Challenge blog:)
Today  I prepared a page in my art journal which did not take too much thinking. The background was  made with gesso and a mix of violet and purple acrylic paints from Pebeo. And, of course, few splashes of black here and there:) For my  two focal points I finally used coloring pages which I’ve done years ago. I used ordinary glitter pens to color the flowers and the glitter is still visible (although not so much on the pictures). Today I just cut separate flowers and  glued them the way I wanted to to the two pages. Beforehand though I added few black rub-ons in the shape of arabesques. At the end I added few glass beads here and there, the word “Believe”, the edges of the journal distressed with Black Sooth Distress ink.


This is a page I have done in my Dina Wakley mixed media journal. I started of with a brayered background which was quite busy so I decided to add some paint and bring it all together. I have used Dina Wakley's Magenta,  Blackberry and Turquoise paints This has given a more focal point to the background and helped blend everything in. I gessoed through a circle stencil for some texture and added one of the new Tim Holtz paper dolls cut outs. I love how these vintage images work so well with lots of colour. A simple word"Together" sums the page up for me.


For my project, I decided to create an art journal page. I am very new to art journaling with only 3 pages under my belt. But this is my very first art journal page where I literally took a pencil to sketch out my drawing. I hand drew this entire page and then once it was completely finished by sketch, I took some paints and started to paint it all. I used various paints and white gesso. The vase was the hardest part to do because I wanted it to look like a clear glass vase with water in it. So I took white gesso and very light gray and blue paints to create the water and clear glass look. I added a bit of brown to also reflect the table inside the clear glass vase. I think that I was able to achieve the look pretty well, considering this was my first time trying to work on something like this. So the page is supposed to show the florals on a nice wooden table up against a wall. I also took some Dina Wakely scribble sticks to do the florals along with some paints for accents. I also took my Prisma colored pencils to do some shading on the leaves. The title was done using my copic multi-liner and my FB artist Pitt brush in black. I also took my white gel pen for hightlights on the florals and the letters in the title. It is not perfect, but it completely screams hand made and that is what I love about it. I am so happy with my very first completed sketched/painted drawing.


i altered a old ring box and converted it into tiny treasure box.I first layered the clay pieces on the box with hot glue than gave it few coats of black gesso. Next i applied art alchemy wax - amethyst on the entire box and than highlighted the textures with art alchemy wax- old silver.


Take care
Hugs Design Team xx


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge "Yellow" Winners/Top 5

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Today its time to reveal the Winners and Top 5 from "Anything Goes/optional Yellow" 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
No 25 = Einat

No 1 = pearshapedchris


No 16 = Rasz




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 Top 5 which was picked by our lovely Hazel and all your creations were all stunning.

 Hazel's 
TOP 5 ARE

No 9 = Helen Liu


No 11 = Carole J



No 17 = Jana K.



No 18 = Beatriz (B- arte)



No 27 = Sew Paper Paint





Spotlighted Badge goes to
No 45 = Elaine

Spotlighted Badge


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

Take care
Hugs Lozzy, Hazel & the Design Team xx

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

Friday, 5 May 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Pink

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 15th Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Pink.

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.
We also have more inspiration for you from Hema and Hina who have join as our Guest Designers for this months Challenge. Thank you ladies for being our Guest Designers and for your stunning inspiration for this challenge.

 Hema GDT
Hello Dearies...
Today I share a reverse canvas with you all - PINK totally.  I'm totally honored to showcase this project for More Mixed Media Challenge blog as Guest DT and would like to thank you guys for this honor. 
I have used the reverse side of canvas.  I have used White Gesso - Prima, Dustty Attic Bubbles Stencil, Dustty Attic Chippie - Jewel and flourish chippie from local stores, Viva Gold, Baby Pink - Papericious new release spray,  hand made and mulberry flowers, handmade felt flowers, different sizes beads and pearls.
I worked down on the canvas with clear gesso and stenciled with Dustty Attic Bubble stencil and white gesso and heat set it, used spray and worked down, applied gesso to chippies and highlighted with Viva Gold, Embellished with flowers, beads and pearls.

The focal pic I choose is my dear crafty friend's niece.  She's totally a princess with Blue eyes....and pretty one.  I just adore this little angel and complete loved working on her pics for my projects.  


Hina GDT
Hi there.. 
Happy to share this layout project which I guest designed as an inspiration for this challenge.
Pink is often associated with girlie things and so I picked a vintage photo of a sweet little girl for this layout.
The paper I have used is from one of soft pastels collection from the works stores. I gessoed first and then used spray from Lindy's gang to color my background. I used some die cuts from Kaisercraft wildflower collectibles and some other mulberry flowers from my stash. To finish off I added some sentiments from Tim Holtz idea-ology.
Loved the final outcome!!



Coloured 6"x6" canvas with pink and green Ecoline brush pens and sprayed with water.
Stamped ballet shoes stamp
Used three stencils with moulding paste.
Aurora Wings digi stamp La Sylphide coloured with markers
Typed sentiment and pasted onto pink card  and added on top
Added pink and silver glitter washi tape
Added butterfly ribbon and flowers


I gave this mdf  Live ornament a coat of gesso to seal it,then applied 3 coats of Fuschia Pink acrylic paint, I didn't realise what a tricky colour it was to photograph, with the wrong lighting the pink looked red!
I randomly stamped some script over the letters using black Stazon Ink.
Once dry I sprayed with a sealer and then added the flowers,wire coils and gems.

For my creation i used an old piece of cardboard for the base (Cardboard Art). The image is called Pandora from Vera Lane Studios which i coloured with Spectrum Nior pens. Added scraps of papers, gesso, crayons, stencils, flower stamp cut out and coloured, buttons and ribbon

I made an A3 mixed media piece. The background was gessoed,
painted with light grey and some madder red, and textured with a brayer.
The Banksy stencil is a freebie from Stencilry.org. The tulips
are from a paper napkin, applied with matte medium. The dots were also added
with a stencil, as was the text.


I altered and decorated a tin that had previously had chocolates in. I used stream and wild plum alcohol inks with dabs of BP7 pink alcohol spectrum noir pen, mixed with alcohol blending solution, dabbing randomly everywhere. For the lid of the tin I just used the pink alcohol with the blending solution. I stamped Stampington antique buttons with memento tuxedo black and decorated with ribbons, felt buttons and crocheted flowers.




Hi everyone! Happy to be back with my May project set of pink tags:)
To do the faces I used Sculpey  Flexible Push Mold (Art Doll Faces) and some modeling paste. After drying I painted them with gold and cooper InkaGold paints.  I gessoed the tags and did some stenciling with texture paste by Pebeo (although now the stenciling is not really visible:) I put few layers of masking tape , some gauze  and pieces of builder's tape on one side of the tag. Afterwards I added randomly some coarse grain texture paste and Mini Art Stones and Art Stones from Finnabair ( to stick them together I used Medium Gel by Pebeo). Now the colouring part- I used 3 Magicals from Lindy's Stamp Gang: Hibiscus Rose, Plumeria Pink and a touch of Autumn Maple Crimson. As embellishments I used  some sisal, silver metal wire, glass cabochons, 3D stars and a big white styrofoam balls. I placed the faces in  a beer and champagne caps and on the cameo which I made earlier with modeling paste  (all were covered  beforehand with gesso). I stamped 2 butterflies (Visible Image - Own Kind of Beautiful) on the calque paper, cut them in a half and glued onto the tags. Splashes of black were created with black acrylic paint from Pebeo and the words comes from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology stickers. I added few small touches of gold (on the wings of butterflies, caps and on the edges of tags), added dark pink ribbon and my happy tags are done:)


For my project I decided to go ahead and make a couple of tags. I haven't made any tags in awhile and my time this week was limited. I took some distress inks (picked raspberry, tattered rose, & wild honey) to create my background. Took my Dina Wakley scribble sticks and edged the tags with black. The tag in the background is a bit different from the other. I took some magenta pink, blackberry and turquoise scribble sticks and created some polka dots to the background, then I created loopy borders in magenta pink on the tag closest in front. Both tags were stamped using a Heidi Swapp's Music Notes stamp in black archival ink.  This stamp is a 6x6 and is gorgeous! 
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I also colored in the circle frame medallion around the face in magenta pink and the face in white. I also highlighted the music notes in white to make them stand out more. This was done on both tags. For the background tag, I had added a guitar that I had already cut from a long time ago. I just added some magenta pink to the inside scrolls and also added in some glossy accents. To the top, I added some pink ribbons and added a pink bow to the guitar. For the tag in the front, I added some gold and rose pink glitter flakes and some pink fringe yarn to the top. I also added a cute pink bow using some pink floss string. Added glossy accents to the medallion on this tag as well and added a Tim Holtz ideaology plate to the bottom of the tag that says, "Reality has limits, imagination is boundless". Well that completes my tags! Hope you like!


Take care
Hugs Design Team xx

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.


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Take care x