Friday, October 24, 2014

There is still time to play

Hey there Mixed Media fans!  There is still lots of time left to play with our October Mixed Media Challenge! 

Come show us your Halloween / Fall themed Mixed Media Creations!  One person will be selected as our Mixed Media Mojo Diva for October!

If you haven't seen our other posts throughout October be sure to scroll back and check out all the great projects our Design Team worked on this month!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Fabric Stamped Panel~Wednesday October 22

Hello! Happy Wednesday!

So happy you have dropped by today. Kim here from TangledBlueRose.
The time is flying by! Can you believe how fast October has gone by? Not fast enough for the kiddos though!

You still have about 9 days to join our Challenge this month. Have lots of fun with this theme, Fall or Halloween with the twist use fabric.

Today I'd like to share with you a canvas I made. I wanted to make something to hang up in the window. So I thought I would play with fabric and stamping.

This was a piece of crinoline fabric I had. I cut a piece and started stamping. The black images I used Jet Black Archival ink. The fencing at the bottom and bottom border are stamped with Distress Ink, Vintage Photo. I painted the sky using a water brush and Distress Ink. I added the orange touches using Distress Paint.  I love the natural edge the fabric has!

The bats, ghost, and witch stamps are Unity. The sentiment is Inkadinkado. The fence and border is Hampton Arts. The crow is Recollections.

I really love how the texture of the fabric comes through. Have fun stamping and try new surfaces, it is amazing what you might discover along the way!

Don't forget, come link up your art with us and see if you will be the next Mojo Diva!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DIY Fabric 3D Pumpkin

Hello y'all! Niki here (aka Pawsitively Creative) on the blog today. I wanted to share a how to on making my fabric 3D(ish) pumpkin. This is an easy way to add dimension to your project. Grap a Pumpkin Spice Latte and enjoy!

I started out by drawing a pumpkin shape that I could use as a template. I used the very back cardboard piece from a set of cardstock papers I bought awhile ago. I traced the template and cut out my pumpkin. 

Then I grabbed my gingham type fabric and glued down the bottom edge, and part of the sides using Tombow Multi liquid glue. Make sure to glue the fabric to the back of the pumpkin. 

Now this is the fun, sticky and messy part. Grab some cotton balls and start filling your pumpkin. I had glue stuck to my fingers so this was a bit messy but fun. As you add your cotton balls glue the edges of the fabric as needed. 

When you have your pumpkin stuffed to your specifications you can close the very top and add some string to represent the ridges in your pumpkin. I used hemp that I colored black. Then my baby girl, Raj (German shepherd) helped me pick out a stick from our backyard that was used as the stem of the pumpkin. 

Pick a spot on your project and glue your pumpkin down (I used E6000). Add your stem and now you have a fabric 3D pumpkin! Easy right?
Happy Halloween!

Remember to have fun and enter our October Halloween/Fall use Fabric challenge HERE at Mixed Media Mojo!

Happy crafting and Carpe Diem!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mixed Media Halloween Card

I am getting my money's worth out of the fat quarter I bought to use on my original Halloween jar - the Candy Jar.  Here is another card I made with a touch of that fabric on it.

If you want to find out a few details on the card, you can pop over my my blog for more information

I actually have another card made using this fabric.  It is pretty cute also.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

From Pickle Jar to Candy Jar – the Journey

I was a lowly pickle jar but I aspired to be something greater.  I knew in the creative hands of Barb I would emerge from my dullness to be a fun candy jar that everyone wants to dip their hands into for a tasty treat.

Grab some candy and join Barb on the journey taking me from dull and boring to fun and spectacular. 

Clean your jar and remove all the glue residue from the label.  Usually a good soak will take care of this but if needed, Goo Gone works to get off the last little bits of adhesive.  Just make sure you wash me well after using this stuff.

The first step was to add designs with embossing paste.  Barb scribbled gelatos on her mat and mixed in the embossing paste until she got the perfect color.  She used a Hero Arts stencil to add the design. 

Barb then resumed a long lost relationship with Webbing Spray from Krylon.  She had forgotten how much fun this product was. The black webbing was a perfect accent for a Halloween project.  (on a side note – Barb said the white webbing was great on winter projects).  Just make sure you do your spraying in a box so as not to make a mess.  

Well I had to cover my belly.  You can’t have your belly hanging out – even for Halloween it is not pretty.  Barb grabbed some great Halloween paper and some black fabric. 

Did you notice my belly band has four layers.  She tore a strip of fabric for a layer.  Another strip of fabric was tied in the cutest little bow.  She glued it on my middle and I am almost ready to go but every candy jar needs a cute lid to finish off their costume.  She cut paper for the top and a strip of paper to put around the edge.  Gel medium works great for this.

Don’t tell Barb but she really needs to work on her photo taking skills.  I keep telling her but does she remember.  No.  Must be old age sneaking in on her.

She got out her trusty spray can of black webbing and decorated my top.  I am getting better by the minute.  Barb dug through her ample supplies (OMG ample is not the word to describe her enormous stash).  She found these great eye ball stickers, a sentiment and a pumpkin and the embellishment journey began.  She used all those eyeball stickers – I have eyeballs where candy jars shouldn’t have eye balls.  See – I am now beautiful.

Be brave, grab an old jar you were going to recyle and go to town.  Make that jar into something fun.

Thanks for stopping by.  I do hope you learned something from Barb.  I will keep on her to keep improving her craft so stop by and visit us again.  Happy snacking.

Monday, October 6, 2014

World Card Making Day Winner!

Horray!  Thanks to those who participated this weekend for World Card Making Day!  I was so excited to see the creations they were all awesome!

I want to announce our randomly selected winner:

Congrats Gail!  Contact me at riann1973 at yahoo dot com

If you didn't get a chance to play along for WCMD I invite you to join us with our October challenge.

Swing on by to our OCTOBER CHALLENGE POST to link up your creation!

Can't wait to see what you create!


Saturday, October 4, 2014


Hello and welcome back for a very special day!  It's World Card Making Day!  This day all began with Paper Crafts Magazine, here is an excerpt from their site:

"World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on."

What I have found is that many who are into mixed media for years never made cards before.  And more recently all of those (myself included) are card makers turned mixed media folks! I love it!  

Let's celebrate this super fun holiday today and make some cards Mixed Media Style!  

Your challenge is to use our current October challenge - Theme: Halloween/Fall with a twist of Fabric but make a card!  You can make a card of any size or shape it just has to be a card!  

I am offering a stampy prize package to one random player for this contest in honor of this fun holiday! Please link up your creation below by Sunday Oct 5 Midnight EST to be entered to win.  AND if you want a chance to also be our Mixed Media Mojo Diva for the month of October also link your creation over on the monthly challenge post as well!

Here are some Mixed Media Style cards from our DT to give your mojo a kick start!  

I hope you will play along with us! Be sure to swing on by the DT members and leave them some love!

Till later!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy October!

Hey there and Happy October!  Thanks to all who played along with our September challenge.   All of the mixed media creations were fabulous!!

Before we move on to October I want to announce our Mixed Media Mojo Diva for September:

CRAFTY CREATIONS with this awesome box:

I'd like to give honorable mentions to the following as well:




Our October challenge is Halloween / Fall theme with a twist to use Fabric on your creation! 

Let's check out what the fabulous design team came up with:

I hope you will play along with us this month!  You can make anything you want using our theme / twist!  Maybe you will be our next Mixed Media Mojo Diva!  Just link up below.

Did you know that this Saturday Oct 4 is WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!  YES it is!  SO I invite you to come back here for a very special post to celebrate! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Can't wait to see what you come up with this month!