Sunday, 8 March 2015

There's a New Challenge Blog on the Block!!

Hi Everyone
I'm back today with my 2nd post of the day to let you all know my final piece of exciting news and it is to tell you all that there is a new
 Mixed Media Challenge Blog 
on the block!!

You can find all the details HERE 
We will be a monthly challenge blog so we are giving you loads of time to make your inked,painted,stencilled,sewn,drawn and anything else you can think of to put together because that's what Mixed Media is all about, having fun combining all those lovely products that we all own. We are all the team from Speedcraft Challenge blog who decided to go in a different direction so I hope you like the direction we have chosen.
So to launch the challenge off we are having a Mixed Media World
"Anything Goes" month.
My "anything goes" piece is an 8" x 8" canvas board.

You name it and it's on there
Sizzix slide mounts die, Alterations dies ornate frame & word play, 
Ballerina cut out on my Silhouette Cameo
Tim Holtz Ironworks stencil
Sheet music pages
Tim Holtz remnant rubs
Handmade paper clay flowers using Martha Stewart paper clay & moulds,
film strip ribbon, half an old zip,a bottle top, Crafty Individuals miniatures, glossy accents and probably bits I've missed.

 All were painted using Paperartsy Fresco finish paints and one of my current "go to" products Rusty Paper paint by Viva Decor and Pebeo renaissance gold gilding wax, there is even a touch of machine stitching in there.

Myself and the team have had a ball making our blog debut pieces so we'd love it if you popped over and joined in with our very first challenge. Click HERE to be whisked away to "Mixed Media World".
We are sponsored on this challenge by "Glitzcraft" and one lucky winner will receive £20 to spend in their store. Please check out our blog for the details.
Thanks for visiting and look forward to seeing your mixed media make if you decide to join in with us.
Amanda X


  1. Ooooh loving the rusty tones and hues of your canvas Amanda, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your first post as DT member of our new blog MMW. Looking forward to seeing your creations every month and all in between :-) xxx

  2. Great new challenge blog and a great designer's piece for starters, Amanda! Wow - love your canvas!

    Claudia xx

  3. Gorgeous creation!
    Groetjes Karin

  4. stunning work!!!!

  5. Wow,yes this one is very indepth and therefore ultra yummy! Beautiful creation my lovely friend AND a perfect example of the wonderful world of mixed media ;)
    Big media hugs
    Donna xxx

  6. Such a nice collage, impressive Amanda!

  7. Fabulous Amanda ! I love Mixed Media too. Might have time to play !
    Corrie x

  8. Love this Amanda the colour scheme is wonderful and a fav of mine right now. Xx

  9. The colours and textures on this artwork are out of this world. Wonderful work as always, Amanda. Thank you so much for your time and effort put into it. Hugs xxx

  10. congrats on your dt post and what a gorgeous piece to start with, love all those layers of gorgeous detail x

  11. Wow !!! Amanda I absolutely love your canvas. There are so many colors and elements that just keep my eyes looking all around to see other surprises I can find on it. The textures are stunning - and its beautiful.

    With hugs and smiles

  12. Wow - what an amazing canvas - the rusty tones are fabulous, and I love all the fab bits and bobs you've included. The musical dancer is lovely! Sounds like a great new challenge - I love the mutation!
    Alison xx

  13. This is gorgeous! So much texture and things to look at. Loving the rusty look. x

  14. What a gorgeous canvas Amanda, so many beautiful layers and textures and using the musical paper for your lovely ballerina was the perfect touch!


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