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2017-02-27

Farewell

This is sad moment, when a few sweet ladies from our team step down. February 2017 was the last month of designing for Mixed Media Place for sweet: Tanya Palamarchuk, Eirini Tsaima, Cristin Stevenson, Sylwia Gryczuk and Marta Piekarczyk.

Before we will say final goodbye, we would like to show some of their stunning projects:

Eirini











Cristin











Marta












Sylwia Gryczuk













Tanya Palamarchuk








Andrew (MMP Store Owner) and Finn:
Every time, when it is time to say goodbye to such talented, dedicated and friendly Team Members our hearts are heavy. It is really a bitter-sweet moment: to be able to invite new people to join our mixed-media family we have to let other, so very valued people go. We can only say how deeply honoured and proud we are to be able to work with such talented artists and spread the love for arts and crafts. 
Tanya, Eirini, Cristin, Sylwia and Marta - without your help, enthusiasm and inspiration this place would be empty and sad and our job simply impossible to do. Thank you so much for your hard work, great atmosphere in the Team and beautiful projects. We will miss you very much - but we also hope not to loose touch with you all! 

We'd like also thank you our great helper, supporter and dear friend of ours - DT Coordinator Tusia, who is able to keep this part of our life organised, on time and simply perfect... you are a rare gem and we are blessed to have you on our side!

Sending huge hugs and the very best wishes
Andrew and Finn

2017-02-26

Winner of January challenge

Hello folks :)
As the end of the month approaches, we publish information about the winner and features from our last month challenge. The moodboard was interpreted by you in so many fabulous ways!! Thank you!! This is also the very first month, when the winner of our challenge will receive not only the coupon to our store, but also will be invited as a Guest Designer :)




The winner of our January 2017 challenge is Nadya Drozdova:



Congratulations to Nadya! Be sure to visit her blog to watch detailed photos! Nadya - please, contact us at: store(at)mixedmediaplace.com to claim your prize. Also please write an e-mail to me - dt@mixedmediaplace.com because we would like to invite you to be our Guest Designer :)

We would like to feature a few more gorgeous projects by:
















Ola (Ikemo) again:









Thank you for your beautiful projects and please do not miss our current challenge xxx
Tusia Lech




2017-02-23

Life is beautiful by Tanya Palamarchuk


Hello everyone! Tanya here.

7 Dots Studio paper is my favorite paper! You can spray it or just cut interesting motive!

Today I want to show my last LO for the Mixed Media Place. It is very difficult to say goodbye, but this year was really fantastic! I am very thankful to all DT members, Anna and Tusia! It was my dream team but I have to keep moving!

And my LO about love! Please don't forget to love!

 Life is beautiful, enjoy it!


And believe in magic.



Mixed Media Place supplies:

2017-02-20

February challenge


Winter is connected to white colour (at least in Northern Hemisphere) - so our February moodboard. Who doesn't love warm fireplace in the middle of the winter or hot tea in a beautiful mug. We all look for cozy place, where we could feel safe and comforted. 

Feel free to be inspired by theme, shape, pattern, color, quote or anything you will find above, and join our challenge :)



Inspiration from our Design Team:



My project for this month challenge is a kind of make-over. I have had a frame with family photos in my living room, but recently I have decided, that it needs an upgrade, because the photos are not up-to-date. So I printed new photos and start working on a frame.




The base is a wooden tray from 7gypsies, that I have bought some time ago. It is quite large, so I have had plenty of room for using all yummy Finnabair embellishments and media.



Papers, that are at the background, comes from Homegrown collection (7 Dots Studio) but I have covered them with so many media, that they are hard to be recognized :D There are layers of 3D Matte Gel with many Glass Beads, MicroBeads, Mica Flakes, Glass Glitter, Mechanicals and even resin elements. You will find the list of supplies at the bottom of this post.




I have some white flowers, so I coloured them using Prima Watercolors. Most of elements are covered with Silver ArtAlchemy Acrylic Paints with Gold Wax put on top of everything.




It took a while, before this frame was ready (all the layers had to dry), but the effort was worth the time - the frame decorates my wall in living room again :) This time with current photos of my sweet kids :)

Mixed Media Place supplies:





Hi Lovelies!

Well… who wouldn’t love this moodboard? Isn’t it gorgeous! I felt very inspired by the pops of red against white and the natural wintery feel it has, so the heavily influenced my mixed media piece.



I found for something like this it can be scary when applying dark colours underneath, I seriously had a moment!! You feel like the piece is a goner. Destined for the bin... But always remember… there isn’t much that gesso can’t cover!! 



Something else that also helps to provide a great wintery feel is Snowflake Paste, but also Platinum Crackle. I love both for projects like these and couldn’t be without either.
Anyway…  Instead of going into hug amounts of detail, I have video to share of my creative process, but for now here are some close ups.









Here is video tutorial:





Mixed Media Place supplies:





Hello!

For my last project on the Mixed Media Place Creative Team, I wanted to use inspiration from the moodboard to create a farewell piece! I am sad to go, but ever so excited to be inspired by the new team!



I created a keepsake box! I received this little box in the mail with a bracelet I had ordered, I kind of liked it, but knew I could alter it a bit to make it exactly what I wanted. Perfect for a challenge!


Mixed Media Place supplies:






I created a canvas with a photo of my parents. Here they got married not so long ago.







Mixed Media Place supplies:






This minimalistic and clean moodboard inspired me to create a white and bright layout with red and pink details, like on my photo.



I loved the feathers in the moodboard, so i decided to use some and the wood details reminded me of Writer's Block paper collection from 7 Dots Studio, which i also used.



Some metallic elements are in use again and Finnabair Prima stamps matching  the berrys on the moodboard.




Mixed Media Place supplies:








I decided to interpret the challenge in a form of an art journal. Here is my creation. 



Remember to take a look at the bottom of my part of this post - I have a video tutorial for you.






I love playing with the Ecolines and their beautiful pencils now. At first I used tape for texture. I am having fun with the stencils of Finnabair and Art Extravangance Pastes. 





Later I used the 7 Dots Studio papers and their tag as a background for my photo. Some stamping to add details and again texture.



Mixed Media Place supplies:




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Join our new challenge! We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until March 19th. 
Simply add a link to your work using the inlinkz tool below. 
Our Design Team will choose their favorite piece and its author will win a discount coupon to be used in our Mixed Media Place Store
Winner and features will be announced by the end of March.

And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer for April!!

Have a great day!