Sunday, 31 May 2015

Welcome to Artist Trading Post!

Hello and welcome! 

Thank you for visiting! I have a really exciting news to share with you today... 

I'd like to announce our new sponsor and welcome them to our Mixed Media World, the fabulous...  


.Welcome on board and BIG thank you for agreeing to sponsor our challenges! We look forward to working with you! You totally rock! 

The shop is filled with amazing products that anyone can hardly resist and the scale and variety of the stock is exceptional! I hear they have some new stock added in May so hope over to see what new goodies can be added to your stash! 

I'd also like to remind you all that our current challenge Vintage is going to run for another 10 days so plenty of time for you to join! 

Best wishes, 

Ingrid xxx

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Guest Designer: Kavitha (MMW#1 winner)

Hi there! 

I have a pleasure of welcoming the winner of our first challenge Kavitha as our Guest Designer! 


I am so pleased and excited that Kavitha agreed to join us here today! I would like to ask that you visit this lovely lady's blog, because there are many treasures waiting to be discovered! Such a talent! Kavitha agreed to make something for our current challenge 'Vintage' to inspire you even more and what a gorgeous make it is. This is gonna knock your socks off! See for yourself... 




Hello everyone,my name is Kavitha and I am from Chennai, India.
I am a computer science graduate, but took crafting as a profession right after my college. I did some short term courses n diploma in fine arts .
I used to do painting n murals,but after entered the blogging world three years back I got introduced to paper crafts and I am really hooked up since then.
My recent obsession in mixed media. I have stopped painting after I ventured into paper crafts n mixed media gave me opportunity to use it again.
I love the freedom it gives to my creativity n I just love using different mediums n creating different textures,the results are always magical n unexpected:).




For my project today, I created the background using several layers of Distress paints, stains, lots of stenciling n stamping etc. I used some vintage girl images as focal point and used lots of my favorite Prima and metal embellishments.This is the first time I tried vintage style in mixed media, I hope you liked my project, I thank Ingrid for this wonderful opportunity and I thoroughly enjoyed making this project. 

Thanks and regards,

Kavitha






Wow! How fantastic is this! So many gorgeous elements and the colour combination is in my opinion absolutely wonderful! It works so well! 

Thank you very much for joining us here today, Kavitha! It's been a pleasure dealing with you! Keep in touch ;) 

And for you, crafty mixed media enthusiasts, there is a running challenge which you can still enter so craft away and do link up! There is still plenty of time! 

Big hugs! 

Ingrid xxx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

MMW#3: VINTAGE


Hello everyone! 

Welcome to Mixed Media World! 
Thank you for joining our last challenge 'Use Bright Colours' and for an amazing response. Before I go ahead and announce the next challenge for this month I have the pleasure of announcing the Winner and the Fab 3 of this challenge! Fanfares please... !

Winner: 


CONGRATULATIONS, Please email me to claim your prize and to let me know if you would like to join the team next month as our Guest Designer. Please email to ingridscraftscorner @ hotmail. co.uk

Thank you for playing with us! 

We have also chosen our FAB 3! There were so many fantastic entries it was hard to pick but eventually we made our decision and choose our top three in no particular order...





CONGRATULATIONS to you all! Please feel free to take the relevant badges and proudly display them on your lovely blogs! Thanks again for playing with us! I hope you can join us again with the next challenge!

Please note - I have set up a Pinterest Board called 'Designers' Favourites' where I have pinned the entries considered as Winners and FAB 3 and a few I thought particularly highly of and simply HAD TO PIN! Hop over to see if your make is one of them!

Now its time to reveal the theme for our next challenge! Our lovely Debs would like to see 'VINTAGE' makes. This means anything old and shabby looking, rusty, crackled and weathered is more than welcomed, retro, French shabby chic, anything found in the past... let your imagination flow! 

Whatever your style, whatever your choice of media as long as you follow our RULES (only a few) and submit a vintage make you're in! I hope you have a serious messy fun with it! 

There will be a prize in a form of a £15 voucher from our fabulous Sponsor: 


The team have created wonderful projects, all very special in their own way. Different styles, various media used... it's a feast for eyes... check them out..












on a break




Wow! What an amazing inspiration! Now it's your turn. Don't forget to check the rules of our challenge before linking your creation via the Linky tool below. We can't wait to see your makes! 

Have a great time creating! 

Hugs,

Ingrid, Debs 

&

MMW DT 

xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Star Designer #2: MARJIE KEMPER

Hello! 

Calling all mixed media and art journaling enthusiasts! Super-exciting contents right here right now! :) 

Before I proceed to introduce our wonderful Star Designer I'd like to welcome our new followers. Thank you for joining us here! I hope you will enjoy the ride! 

We have had so many wonderful entries for our Bright Colours challenge! Oh, it will be a tough one to choose our Winner and our Fab 3! The challenge will be up for a few more days so have a good craft up and link up your masterpiece HERE


Last month it was the super-talented Seth Apter who kindly agreed to join us. Your response was amazing and I sensed a lot of excitement. It really was heart warming to read your comments. Some of you appreciated the introduction of a well-known artist, some already were familiar with Seth's work. I am certainly enjoying the collaboration and there is more to come so stay tuned! 

Today, I have a pleasure of introducing the oh-so talented ...


  

Marjie once kindly featured my 'Dragonfly' artwork on her blog for her Tuesday's Texture series. As you know I love creating texture so I am a big fan of the series. I'm always amazed by the makes featured. There truly is so much talent out there and thanks to Marjie and to my delight I'm yet to discover many more texture loving people. I would like to invite you to explore Marjie's blog. There is so much treasure to be discovered! 
You will notice that this lovely lady is a Certified Ranger Educator and a Designer Member of the Craft & Hobby Association which speaks for itself. There are a number of publications proudly featuring Marjie's work too!
I know how much effort goes into filling a blog with a good quality contents and when I visit Marjie's website I cannot help the feeling that Marjie is one generous, hardworking and sharing individual that does a wonderful job bringing the crafting community together and providing endless inspiration for us all. I think it is time to give Marjie the gratitude she deserves not only for her teaching, her fantastic tutorials, her colourful artworks and talent demonstrated in each and one of them, but also for all her efforts to get many like-minded people together through all her hard work and passion. 

Thank you for being so wonderful, Marjie, and thank you for sharing with us here today! 

This months theme is 'Bright Colours' and Marjie has kindly made her creation to coincide with our theme! This should definitely get your creative juices flowing and stimulate your senses! 




It’s a pleasure to be invited as your guest designer this month. I live in New York with my husband of 20 years and our two teenage boys. When I heard the theme of ‘bright colors’ I turned straight to my Ranger distress inks and got started on a spread in my art journal. I love building up color with multiple layers, and I teach classes on this topic online as well as nationwide in the US. I hope you’ll take a moment to visit my site and say hello. You can also find me on all the social media platforms. I’m looking forward to seeing all the creations on this theme!

Thank you for your visit! I do hope you enjoyed your stay! :) There's more to come so join and re-visit soon! 

All the best, 

Ingrid xxx