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, 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

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Delay

Hi everyone and hope you all ok.

A post to say sorry for the delay in announcing our winners/Top 5 from our Blue Challenge. Will be back on the 14th to let you no.

Sorry again and take care
Hugs Lozzy & Design Team xx

Sunday, 5 February 2017

More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Red

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 12th Challenge for you is going to be "Anything Goes" + optional Red.

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 will have more inspiration for you for our March Challenge)

For my creation i started of with a 8" x 8" canvas.  Added Dylusion paints for main back ground colours. Textured paste and stencils. Mix of stamps. Sizzix flower dies. Brads. Sizzix diamond die. Vera Lane Studios image coloured with Spectrum Nior pens. Black marker pen. Ribbons

Margaret
I have painted journal page with Red acrylic paint.  Painted stencil with moulding paste.  Added sentiment that someone posted on facebook.  Added glitter around sentiment.   Added picture drawn by my 2nd granddaughter.
Added red flower washi tape, butterfly stickers, red punched flowers and rhinestones . Added glitter washi tape along bottom edge.


 Hazel
I painted the plain wooden hanging with acrylic paint, leaving one or two areas without full cover to give a distressed look, using an alcohol pen to ink the 'nooks and crannies'. I stamped randomly with an Anita hearts and script design that I've had for years, inked with memento tuxedo black. I coloured the white ribbon with a darker red alcohol pen, using this to fill in some of the hearts. Flowers are Craftime and the spacers are Prima.



Take care
Hugs Design Team xx


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Inspirational Post by Suzi

 By Suzi
My project this month is an altered notebook.  I've used Faber Castell Gelatos in Pistachio, Blueberry and Metallic Blueberry for my background, after blending these together with a dampened cloth I added a layer of Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel, This works wonderfully as a sealant and a glue, so I added some to the back of my centerpiece before layering that on top of the notebook whilst the gel was still wet, I added more gel over the centerpiece to seal it, then left it all to dry overnight.
My centerpiece is a page from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Premium Marker Pad - Butterflies, which I was lucky enough to receive as a freebie when i purchased my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens. 

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Hope you pop over and check out Suzi blog as you will find more details on her make there