Saturday, February 01, 2014

Mix it up with "Mixed Media" February Challenge by Mandy Zimmerman

Hello my crafty friends!
It's Mandy here hosting this month's fun challenge for February - "Mixed Media"

Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.
Create a "mixed media" page, canvas, card, etc. using more than one medium.  
Example: paints, mists, textured paste, gesso, chalks, inks, rubs, embossing powder, and more!
Here is my example for this month's challenge:  An 8"x10" canvas.  I used inks, modeling paste, rubs, mists....
I also added/altered beautiful chipboard pieces (keys, Hope) and Sticky Bling from Molossi. The beautiful flowers are from "Manor House."  I added ink to them to coordinate with the background work.....

Here I show a different angle of the full project:

Here is a close up of the textured, inked, misted, heat embossed details:
I used the "Hope" chipboard piece from Molossi on this canvas and altered it by adding gesso and gold rub to it.

I added many flowers from "Manor House" and altered some by using inks to match the colors in the canvas....

I used the drywall tape as a stencil using modeling paste. I added the tape to the canvas by painting, misting and inking.

The Sticky Bling is from Molossi. I wanted to give an illusion of extending my hair down the canvas by adding them.

Please have fun with this challenge!  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! 
Check out the awesome prizes below! 
1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize:
7 Dots Studio 6x6 Paper Pads

3rd Prize:
1 Lawn Fawn Clear Stamp Set
Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are made from thick (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival scrapbooking paper. We also offer high quality cardstock stickers.

We're a small company from Southern California that specializes in crafting products that are fun and lively. We began in March 2010 with the release of four stamp sets and are now proud to showcase our entire collection of over 95 sets in our little corner of the web. In 2012, we introduced paper, stickers and twine, and as of 2013 we are happy to feature new dies for some of our most popular stamp sets! At Lawn Fawn, we love crafting products that are truly one of a kind. All of our stamps and paper feature original designs that have been created just for you; even our fonts have been customized! Our products have been seen in the pages of Paper Crafts, CARDS, Take Ten, and Creating Keepsakes magazines with many more publications to come. Here at Lawn Fawn you will find crafting products that are cute, whimsical, and even a bit quirky, but one thing they all have in common is the ability to inspire creativity in everyone. Our products can’t wait to jump start your next craft project!

Visit us anytime to browse our latest products or simply find inspiration! And don't forget to check out our Flickr and Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter and read our blog. We love to feature our customers and give away free stuff!

A special thanks to Molossi for sponsoring our design team this month! Molossi is a permanent sponsor for 2014, so there will be more chances to win Molossi prize packages in the coming months.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.
Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES
Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


  1. Love, LOVE, LOOOOOVE what you've done here...I'll most certainly be giving this one a looks like FUN:):)

  2. Great challenge and lovely projects! I will try to join you :)

  3. Stunning canvas Mandy! Really love beautiful and gorgeous! Very cool challenge! ;-)

  4. Wonderful, unique canvas & creations Mandy! I am def going to join in this fun challenge!

  5. Fantastic challenge theme, and a wonderful inspirational canvas - wow!
    Alison x

  6. I just linked ... I had forgotten a few days ago!

  7. Wow Mandy!! Great challenge and your canvas is just stunning! So many texture! Thank you!


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