Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Welcome to Virag Reti, our new DT member!

Hi! I'm back!

Missed me?;) hehe... I had the pleasure to announce our challenge winner, our giveaway winner and now to make it even more fun, I have the pleasure to introduce and welcome a wonderfully talented lady, Virag Reti!

Welcome, Virag! We are super-excited about you joining the team!


Name: Virág Réti




From: Budapest, Hungary


Achivements:
I am a member of the following design teams: Berry71Bleu, Studio75, Canvas Corp Brands,

Sugallatok (Hungarian). I was a guest designer for different big brands. 


Favourite colours: brown in every possible ways...


Favourite media: gel medium, mists, modelling paste


My absolute 'must have' when creating: my non-stick craft mat is the best tool ever and some water in spray bottle


About: Virág means flower in Hungarian. I work as a chief of marketing on weekdays, but my passion is scrapbooking. This is not just a craft activity for me, it is my real holiday and time for relaxation. My scraproom is a calm island in this busy world. I started scrapbooking 5 years ago, but last year when I met with mixed media scrapbooking techniques in an American YouTube video I felt that I found my line, the technique what I was looking for. I am a coffee lover. I love singing loudly, but my voice is horrible. And I know, I am a bit crazy, because normal is boring for me. :)


What inspires me: A paper, a technique, a beautiful embellishment, a good photo can inspire me easily. I really like to recycle products in my creations, sometimes a dirty tissue, a little piece of fabric, an old piece of lace, a dress tag, etc. It happes that I redesign my layouts and reuse some parts of it on another page. I am not shy and hesitant when I made mistakes on my layouts, because everything can be fixed with a little creativity. One of my strength is that I can improvise during my creative process, I do not need to organise a long preparation process for creating the tutorial videos, I do not need to plan everything in advance.


My style: My style is vintage and grunge, sometimes a little romantic, but I cannot define exactly. I can reform day by day. I am able to prepare layouts in different styles, it depends on my mood, the embellishments and the papers I use.


YouTube Channel and my tutorial videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHREfe2nsbzH23T3TVTnRqg


Links to my Current Online Galleries:


What kind of projects I do?
  • scrapbook layouts
  • art journaling
  • altered art
  • tags/cards/ATC
  • mixed media
Some of my work: 






And here's my inspiration for the new challenge:

I really love steampunk style so I decided that I mix it with fantasy. I found a gorgeous photo of a steampunk fairy. Normally I don't like using mood photos on my layouts, I prefer my photos, my memories, but I fell in love with this one. I used different kind of products and techniques. When I started the layout I wanted to keep it in brown tones, but during the process it formed into green and gold shades. I have never known what would happen during the creative process. I have never had plans what to do and this helps me to be spontaneous.









Wow! I mean, wow! This is what I'm talking about! Thank you, Virag, for this wonderful inspirational piece! It is amazing! 

To top it all off, Virag prepared a video for us all! I know! We're being spoilt! Check it out... 



Thank you for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed our posts! Please feel free to leave some love below. As always, stay creative and see you soon!

Hugs,

Ingrid xxx


MMW#17 Winner Announcement + #GIVEAWAY Winner Announcement

Hi everyone! 

Here's what you've been waiting for... 

The winner of our Sea/Nautical challenge (MMW#17) is: 

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Heather, your project took my breath away! You have a wonderful attention to detail and a great taste. The colour combination and the colour blending is so beautiful. I am in love with this and would like to invite you to show off more of your talent and guest design for us net month. Would you accept? Please email to let me know and to claim your prize - ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail. co. uk (please adjust the email address before sending your message, thank you). 

We have our Fab 3 as well! Oh, you don't make it easy for us at all... but majority voted for the following: 

This is totally awesome! I couldn't stop looking at the wonderful textures you achieved... gorgeous! Moc krasne! Dekujeme a tesime se na dalsi! Gratulujeme! xx

It caught my eye straight away! Love the contrast and all elements added! Wonderful work, can't wait to see more! 

Oh, we are in love with the waves and the sand that you captured on the layout. Fantastic work! I really loved your post, so sweet. Thank you very much for sharing it all with us.  

Please feel free to grab your winning badges! Display them proudly, they are so deserved! 

I'd like to thank to every single one of you for joining in, all of your work is always so inspiring. There is a new challenge 'Fantasy/Magical' up and running for you so join the fun HERE, you could win some crafty goodness from our sponsor! 

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Another exciting announcement you've been waiting for... we now have 430 followers and friends all around the mixed media world. As a little thank you, I have organised a #giveaway and have now randomly chosen the winner from all 60 comments. The winning number is 




Congratulations! Please email me with you address so I can post the goodies, send the voucher and let me know of you would like to accept the invitation to guest design! Thank you! x

That's it for now, but I will be back later on today with more inspiration for the current challenge! That's right, you are being spoilt rotten today! Please pop back at 2pm to check out my next special post. 
Hugs, 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

MMW#18: Magical/Fantasy

Hi everyone! 

Ingrid here with a new challenge for you! Excited? Great! 

Our new challenge is all about Magic and Fantasy so if you like stories, unicorns and other mythical creatures and mystery this challenge is for you! We have a lot of inspiration for you as well as a prize for the winner of this challenge. the challenge will be sponsored by: 

GLITZCRAFT


and you will receive a £15 voucher to their online store and a chance to be our guest designer the following month. Sounds good? Here's some wonderful inspiration from my teamies: 



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I´ve created a fantasy canvas of myself as Rapunzel or Fiona (from Shrek :), a princess locked in a tower and waiting for my Prince Charming to save me :)))




How awesome are these?! I love what my teamies created. I must admit, I was all loving the theme until I sat down and was holding my head in my hands for a while thinking what on earth was I going to create?! Me and fairies? Nah! But you know what! It is called a challenge and all of our challenges are designed and picked with you in mind. They are fairly open to imagination and the themes are always broadened for you to find your niche. They are also called challenges for a reason, It is to challenge your own ability and make you to explore more and more so that you can learn and practice more. They are also designed to be fun! I really hope that you will have a fun with this one and go wild and dig deep into your imagination. We can't wait to see your makes. There will be a linky below so you can add your creations. 

I have some news for you!!! Yulianna decided to move onto other adventures. Our team therefore needed a boost and I have been keeping my hawk eye on one particular lady and her work always amazes me. Her name is Virág Réti and she is our newest member of Mixed Media World team! Whooohooo! I'm very happy indeed! I will prepare a special post for her so keep an eye out. You can find out more about her wonderful work soon! In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment for her below. 

There's another change to how we are going to announce winners as off today and to make it more special we will dedicate a separate post to this. We always post a new challenge on Sundays, once a month, and we will then announce the winner on Wednesday, so three days later. So don't forget to come back this coming Wednesday to see who whose creation we liked the most. 

Thank you for joining us today and stay creative!

Hugs 

Ingrid xxx 






GD: Irina Rakovets

Hi everyone! 

Ingrid here today, introducing our second Guest Designer, Irina Rakovets. You can check my first post about how Irina got to join us today HERE. I am so glad she participated and agreed to share her amazing art with us. Irina is a very talented lady and her passion for mixed media shines through every one of her creations. Here's a little bit about her and from her... 



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I am a happy mother of two adult children and a grandmother to two mischievous grandsons. I live near St. Petersburg, Russia.

I have been scrapbooking for about four years and I share my work via blog - Скрап-ХоббиМания, where I’m known by the nickname of IrinaR \ Irina Rakovets. Same as my Facebook page.

My Instagram - ВКонтакте



I cannot say that I stick to one style – I very much like Vintage, Shabby and Steampunk and I love paint so often my work cannot do without the mixed media. Here is a collage that fully reflects what I love to do. 

I created a canvas for the MMW August challenge- the Sea. I did an imitation of old boards using binding cardboard and acrylic paints. Imitation porthole - chipboard circles, cardboard, texture paste through a stencil, acrylic paint. I added stones and pieces of glass polished by the sea waves, seashells, secured with a texture paste with glass beads, coloured granules. The Octopus (my grandson’s old toy), was primed and painted with acrylic paints. It blends nicely into in this panel, in my opinion.





More can be viewed on my blog Скрап-ХоббиМания. 

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Thank you to Irina for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed our post today. We'll be back soon with more creative goodness so stay tuned! 

If you have somehow missed it... I've organised a £50 worth of giveway here on our blog and via our Facebook. You can find the link HERE! Only few hours to go!


Thank you for stopping by. Take care and stay creative! 

Hugs 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 21 August 2016

#GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone!

Ingrid here to share a great news! Not so long ago I promised to run a giveaway when we reached 400 followers and it's here!!! 

Firstly, I'd like to thank every single one of you for joining us here and for sharing your talent with us via our challenges. You have been fabulous! We run our challenges to make it fun for you all and hope to continue to inspire. So big THANK YOU for joining our MIXED MEDIA WORLD!

About our GIVEAWAY: 


Our giveaway is not sponsored. I am giving out some of my favourite art supplies. I have exactly the same art supplies as pictured above and love them! The winner will receive the following:

* all of the supplies pictured *
* will be invited to Guest Design *
* will also receive a £10 voucher to That's Crafty! online store! * 

All of the above comes to about £50 worth of crafty goodness! So, what do you need to do to win? 

* FOLLOW us here on MMW blog & COMMENT below *
* LIKE our MMW Facebook page - I will post and pin this post to top on our page - IMPORTANT: when there, comment below our Facebook post with:  #GIVEAWAY #WIN - click HERE *

It would great if you could join our FB Group HERE. This is totally optional, but totally fun, because you can share your own mixed media work there with us and make friends with other mixed media enthusiasts. 
Our giveaway is open worldwide and will run until 10th September 2016, 8pm GMT (London, UK) so good luck to you all! 

Hugs, 

Ingrid xxx

Sunday, 14 August 2016

MMW#17: Summer/Sea/Nautical


Hi folks!

We're here today with a new challenge for you! As always we're just blown away by the fabulous entries you submit, and we just love to keep on challenging you...

We recently asked you via our Facebook group what kind of challenges you would like to see and sea themes were very popular, so continuing is a similar fashion to last month, the theme this time is:

Summer/Sea/Nautical

So be inspired by the season and show us you mixed media masterpieces. To get you going, here are some wonderful pieces from the DT, and I think you'll agree they're pretty spectacular: 



















So want to give it go? Just link up here and the winner will be in for a fabulous prize...

3 images from the Old Vintage Shop on Etsy

As always it is just about having fun, so beginner and experienced alike, anyone can join in and have a go. We can't wait to see what you make!!

Hugs
Georgie
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