Thursday, January 29, 2015

Almost time for a NEW challenge

Can you believe January is over?? I can't time is flying by way too fast!!!  If you didn't get your creation linked up yet do so this week our new challenge will go live on Sunday!!!

Here is a little sneak peek at what I am working today for February's challenge:

Happy Creating!!!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mixed Media Tag and another Guest!

Niki (Pawsitively Creative) up on the blog today with an exciting reveal of another guest  designer and also a mixed media tag I made. Sit back, grab a cuppa, and enjoy!

With the new year brings new beginnings and new art supplies! "Santa" was very good to me and I wanted to partake in new art techniques. This tag involves a technique that is new to me-using stamped tissue paper. The tissue paper adds instant texture and is easy to do! I have a full tutorial on my blog LINK if you would like to know more. :)

Now for the bonus exciting part! We wanted to share another guest designers art piece. This wonderful piece was made by Keeley, you can see her blog HERE. She was our November winner but was overrun during the holidays and only recently able to start crafting again (can we get a whoot whoot!). Her NEW is New Traditions and she used this months twist: 15. The 15 is near the small pink button in the lower left hand corner. Awesome right?!

Want to share your creative take on this months theme of NEW with a twist of using 15? Click on the link HERE and show us your amazing art!

Carpe Diem!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas New January 2015


Happy Wednesday!

Kim here today and as promised I have the full reveal for the mixed media canvas I made to celebrate the New Year! Our theme this month is New with the added twist of 15! We can't wait to see what you create, so don't forget to come back and share with us!

I made this project and part of what is new besides celebrating the New Year is the size. While it is only 11 inches by 14 inches, it is much bigger than I usually work with. It was a bit intimidating but fun too!

I wanted to create a kind of reminder board for myself. Sometimes when I suffer a lack of mojo, I need a quick memory jog of things I wanted to try.

I covered a piece of board from a box of crackers with some book pages, then painted over the pages with Distress Paint to lighten up the text a bit. Once dry I stamped an assortment of words. The diecut gears are embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Tea Dye and a sprinkle of Verdigris.

I covered the background with various Distress Paints and Dylusions Ink Sprays. The is some stamping. Also I used some stencils with texture paste. I really like how the spray ink soaks into the embossing paste.

The mesh is a piece of drywall mesh webbing tape. The clock graphic is a free image I found at Create with TLC. The word and letter stamps are Hero Arts.

Happy New Year! I hope you liked this project and if you have any question, just ask!

Have a super day and go create! Remember you can link up with us until the end of January, see ya soon!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year 2015!!!  

I hope everyone had a super fantastic holiday season!  Who is ready for a great 2015?  What are your goals and plans?  I hope you will make creating part of those plans and join us here at Mixed Media Mojo!

First let's start with December's Mojo Diva winner!

This month's Mojo Diva and next Guest Designer is ANN from Ann's Cardmaking Garden!  Ann congrats, we look forward to you joining us!!  Ann will be joining us in February!

Check out Ann's fabulous Mixed Media piece:

Next up we have a new challenge ready to go for you as well as an awesome guest joining us this month:

Meet Becca - Our January Guest Designer!

Here is a little something about Becca and what she created for this month's challenge:

"For the "15" inspiration, I went looking for a photo of myself when I was 15. I couldn't find the one I was thinking of, but while I was digging, I came across my school yearbook from 15 years ago in 2000. It wasn't hardcover, and was made of neon papers that had gotten damaged in a flood. The colors all faded and ran together and created this wicked cool tie-dye effect. Reading through the pages and signatures was definitely a trip down memory lane. My favorite little note was "You're definitely cooky".  And for the NEW: It's the first time I ever cracked open the STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves set. Brand spankin' new!"

Let's check out what the Design team came up with for this challenge.  For more details on each project please visit our DT members at their blogs!



So are you ready to take on this month's Challenge?  Come play along with us for your chance to be our Guest Designer in February!

All the best for a fabulous 2015!!