Often imitated, never duplicated                     Mixed Media - artwork using more than one medium.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You Still Have Time to Play in our November STAMPS Challenge

We would like to thank all our players for your support of our 6th Challenge. Our gallery is filled with beautiful and inspiring mixed media creations that incorporate STAMPS.

We just wanted to remind you that you have until midnight EST on Sunday, November 30 to play in our November STAMPS Challenge. That's 5 Days away!!

Our random winner will receive a $50 gift card from Unity Stamps. Our design team will pick a winner and several honorable mentions who will be able to proudly display our graphic on their blogs. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 5.

Our new challenge will start on Monday, December 1 and run through December 31.  Be sure to check back then to find out what our new theme is, who our new sponsor and guest designer are. It's going to be a FUN month!!

Also, did you know that we are on social media?? Here are all the places you can follow us for mixed media inspiration, techniques and challenge reminders. And, be sure to follow our blog!!

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mixedmediamc
Twitter - https://twitter.com/mixedmediamc
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbaaS2uV_xR-MR98X0N1upA
Instagram - mixedmediamc

We look forward to seeing your amazing creations incorporating ribbons, twine and/or fiber and having you join us for our sixth challenge starting November 1!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Welcome Baby!!!

Click here for our November STAMPS Challenge.

Today, we want to say Congratulations to our FAB Design Team Member Lalo Ik on the birth of her 5th child one month ago today on October 22, 2014. Isn't he a cutie?

In honor of this sweet occasion, we decided to make some Baby themed mixed media projects to welcome Lalo's latest creation into the world and send her our very best wishes.  Help us in congratulating Lalo by leaving a comment on this post for her.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

October Winners!

Click here for our November Challenge Post

It's time to announce the winners from our October Ribbons, Twine & Fibers challenge! It wasn't easy to pick from all our awesome entries. The entries in our October Gallery were fabulous! Please take some time to peruse our October Gallery for tons of mixed media inspiration.

Now, onto the winners of our October Challenge.  

The winner of our October Challenge is #46 Asia King with her totally spooky Halloween Altered Lantern with a bonus tutorial 
Please grab your winners badge.

Our Honorable Mentions (in no particular order). Please pick up our badge for your blog. 

Our Random Winner and winner of the May Arts Ribbon prize is 
Jess M. Congrats Jen! 
Please send your address to mixedmediamonthly@gmail.com 
and we'll get your prize to you soon.

A HUGE thanks to everyone who supported us and played in our October Challenge. We hope you will join us again for our November STAMPS Challenge!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #6 - Stamps

Welcome back to The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #6  - STAMPS!

We are thrilled to have UNITY STAMP COMPANY as our fantastic sponsor this month! They are offering up a $50 gift certificate to a random lucky entrant! Woohoo!


Hi my name is Angie Blom and I am a stamp illustrator for Unity Stamp Company, and I am also on their Design Team. I have been creating stamps for Unity for three years. I call myself lucky to be working along side some great designers.  I am a young 50 year old, married for 27+ years with two growing children 19 and 8, I am blessed that they keep me young at heart.  I am also working with the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine touring with their Crop and Create events, where I get a chance to teach with Unity Stamps. But if you do attend the events I am usually front and center taking your registration and helping out where needed. You can find my blog at Angie Blom Design Two

Angie made a stunning canvas for our challenge! She used brand new Suzi Blu Unity stamps to create this 6x6 piece. Visit her blog for a detailed look at how she created it!


Hi! I’m Melanie and I’m the host for this month’s challenge. I use stamps so much in my mixed media that I don't even think about it. If you haven’t tried it yet, dig through your stash and think of unique ways to incorporate various stamps into your projects.

For this project I started with my surface, which is some lumbar cut into a 5.5” square. I primed it first then painted the sides.

I pulled papers, paper scraps, and various embellishments from my stash and put them together to see what colors worked and what type of image I wanted to create. I loved the cardstock sticker houses, so I decided to go with a “home” theme. I assembled the papers and created a scene.

I remembered a fun tree stamp that was in my stash (from Unity Stamp Co). I pulled a paper with some fall-ish colors and stamped the image using Staz-On black ink. I always use Staz-On because it’s water proof. I want my project to withstand even accidental moisture. 

After I stamped the patterned paper, I stamped the image onto the project itself.

Then I cut the circles from the patterned paper and adhered them onto the tree.

I repeated this process and made another tree. I used some botanical flourish stamps to create a border around the entire project, and added some random stamping on the project itself to create texture. 

There are so many creative ways to use stamps in mixed media. I can’t wait to be inspired by your creations this month!

Now more inspiration from our Design Team...

All of our designers used fabulous Unity stamps in their projects! Please visit each designer's blog post to see details on how the project was created... also make sure to leave them some love while you're there!

We don't have many rules, but ask that you do follow the ones we have! 
* Mention in your post how you used Stamps in your project
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog
*You can combine with as many other challenges as you want.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

You have until November 30th at 11:59pm EST to enter! Remember... a random lucky winner will get a $50 Unity gift certificate!