Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #31 {Change}

Welcome to our first and last challenge for 2017 here on The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog. After 2 1/2 years, it's time to say goodbye. Many mixed media challenge blogs have sprouted since MMCC started mid-2014 and it makes me glad to see so many crafters incorporate mixed media in their cards. On behalf of the MMCC design team, I'd like to thank you all for playing in our monthly challenges.

Our final challenge theme is quite apropos: CHANGE. The optional element is waterWe hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card showing how you interpret the theme with or without the optional element. 

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by January 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.


Ink, stencils, multiple embossing pastes, vellum, foil paper.

Distress Ink, Versamark, Embossing, Brushos and Color Burst

Ken Oliver Colorburst Watercolor Crystals, Distress Paint, Distress Inks, Pen, InkaGold, crystals, metal embellishments, buttons.

Distress Inks, water, acrylic paint, stencils, Stabilo All pencil, glass bead texture gel, die-cut sentiment

Masking, watercoloring, embossing paste with stencils


December Challenge Winner and Highlights

Hey there, mixed media card artists! It's time to announce the winner and highlights for the DEcember GOLD challenge.

Here's the winning mixed media card as chosen by the design team:

Congratulations, Lys! Please grab your winner badge below to display proudly on your blog.

And now here are the highlights.

Shirley says, "Kirsi's card fitted the theme perfectly!  Gold was definitely the 'star' and she made great use of different media and textures."

Maria F. says, "Lys' tree is a wonderful example of mixed media and a work of art in and of itself."

Becca says, "I loved the techniques showcased in Carolyn's card! The shimmery sky was so pretty, and the flaked deer was SUPER cool! Totally deserves two thumbs way up!"

Sanna says, "Ruth´s card is so much fun. Love the geometrical background with the little sprackly trees!! Such a different take on a Xmas card, yet ever so clever and pretty!!!"

Mixed Media Card - Joy, Love, Peace Tree
Jenny says, "I just love Helen's paper tree and the mix of colours all pulled together with the stamping."

Congratulations, ladies! Grab your badge below to display proudly on your blog.

Get your artsy supplies together and check back at 6 a.m. Pacific (an hour from now) for the January Challenge!

Be artsy. Be messy. Be creative! :o)