Mixed-Media Maniacs

Monthly Mixed-Media Challenge!

Congrats to joray! $25 GC Winner of May Mixed Maniacs Challenge from Studio Tangie!!!

Here is her winning project!

The next challenge will be posted by June 11, 2011

May Mixed Maniacs Monthly Challenge!!!! Deadline May 29th, 2011

Happiest of (inter)National Scrapbook Days to you! It’s Julie Ann, and I hope you are all having fun today. Here’s a challenge for you to win a $25 Gift Code to Tangie’s shoppe at Scrapbookgraphics if your name is drawn! Winner will be drawn randomly from the participants.

The Challenge:

  • Create a mixed media project of your choice by recycling or up-cycling something
  • Use fabric in some fashion….if you don’t sew,  you can use adhesive such as Fabri-tac, HeatnBond,    or WonderUnder
  • Have at least one word on your project
  • Add in at least  one found object
  • Must incorporate Studio Tangie product 

Follow These 3 Steps When Uploading Your Project:

  1. Upload your project to Scrapbookgraphics Hybrid gallery with a description of the five required items
  2. Post here on the blog on this post, a link (url) to your project in the gallery
  3. Post on the SBG messageboard in this thread, {link coming shortly}-  a link (url) to your project in the gallery

Deadline May 29th, 20ll Midnight Pacific.  Winner will be announced May 31, 2011 here on the blog.

Here is my sample piece as inspiration for you:

I upcycled a vintage cigar box that I bought at a flea market.

I made a fabric flower (machine stitching, handbeading on petals), using a pattern I bought at the craft store but there are many free patterns to be googled online.

I printed out strips of patterned paper from Tangie’s digital kits. The pre-designed papers saved me a lot of time. I used Quickity Split’N Print Vol. 6, Quickity Split’N Print Vol. 4, Quickity Split’N Print Vol. 2 By Tangie, and Quickity Split’N Print Vol. 5

I used StayzOn Ink and stamped Flourishes onto the cigar box and over the adhered printed paper.

I have the word “Treasures” in letter stickers. Also the “Open Here” pin is a found object, as is the bottle cap that I flattened with my Sizzix Big Shot and added bling to the center.

Now it’s your turn! I look forward to seeing your creations.
xoxo,
Julie Ann Shahin, Creative Team Member

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    Congratulations to Our Mixed Maniacs April Challenge $25 Studio Tangie GC Winner!

    Congratulations to Our Mixed Maniacs April Challenge 
    $25 Studio Tangie GC Winner!

    I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner as I was in bed sick all weekend long, plus migraines on top of that. Nevermind me, let’s get on to the GOOD NEWS!

    The challenge was to create a “Reliquary Doll” using a Mixed Media technique plus hybrid using Studio Tangie product. See Details here.

    The winner was determined per a random number drawn online using the website Random.org and numbers are assigned as the contestants entered their finished projects so the first entry is #1, second entry is #2, etc. here are the results…DRUMROLL PLEASE…

    Congratulations to #3 Deb DeForest!
    Here is her creative take on the challenge, above.
    She used Tangies Tealtime kit to make a business card holder. She also used a plastic soap box, cardboard, poster board glue etc. The soap box in the back can also be used to store extra cards.

    Deb, I will be in touch with you to send you your GC code! xoxo

    Next Mixed Maniacs Challenge will be posted: 
    May 7, 2011

    Mixed Maniacs Hybrid Challenge Update! $25 GC Prize

    Julie Ann here with an update for you on our Mixed Maniacs Challenge for April. Did you know that Tangie has increased the prize from $15 GC to a $25 GC to her Scrapbookgraphics Store?

    Here are some of the submissions we’ve received so far, so awesomely creative! There’s still time for you to participate too by April 25th! View the guidelines and rules here.

    Reliquary Doll Created by Mim: Show Her Some Love Here

    Reliquary Doll by Linda: Show Her Some Love Here
    Reliquary Doll by Deb: Show Her Some Love Here

    Need more ideas?

    Here are some mixed media dolls to inspire you – those that have yet to play along, although they don’t necessarily fit the requirements of our challenge, they are close and very cool!

    {New Feature} Monthly Mixed Maniacs Hybrid Challenge (*Updated with New Prize Amount)

    Welcome to a new Monthly Challenge from the Creative Team at Studio Tangie. I am the host, Julie Ann. It is the Mixed Maniacs Hybrid Challenge where you can win an awesome, generous, fantastic $15.00, no -wait, Tangie just upped it to $25.00 Gift Certificate to Studio Tangie for playing along!

    What is the challenge? It is a mixed media challenge involving hybrid design. First, you probably know hybrid is digital + physical products. Second, “Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed_media

    Each month I will give you a challenge THEME that requires you to:

    • use digital
    • use physical product
    • focus on a mixed media technique which includes collage, vintage items, paint, fabric, assemblage, etc.
    • use Studio Tangie product

    That’s it! Mixed media is a lot of fun, allowing you to think outside your box, and create awesome 3-d items. 

    April’s inspiration is from the fabulous book Mixed Mania: Recipes for Delicious Mixed-Media Creations by Debbi Crane and Cheryl Prater.

    I loved one of the “Main Courses” from the book, Debbi’s Reliquary Girls – on pages 45 to 51. These are assemblage dolls that hold “odds and ends” in the center. Debbi used the back of a 6″ canvas as her niche to hold the odds and ends for her reliquary dolls. I chose to use a small square frame instead. Here is my version of a Reliquary Girl, her name is Anaëlle

    How To
    1. First, I started with the frame and added the sticker. I used Stickles Glitter Glue on the outside of the frame to add some sparkle. (I bought the frame at the Dollar Section in Michael’s).
    2.  I cut a strip of fabric. I used a needle and thread to make a long running-stitch along one edge. I pulled it to gather and create the skirt. I attached it to the frame at the “waist”. I added a yellow trim and tied a bow as a belt.
    3. I printed the head, arms, and legs from Tangie’s AMUSEing Art Dolls Collection. I fussy-cut them out, and then backed them with black cardstock. I then glued them with my favorite adhesive, Fabri-Tac to the frame. 
    4. I added the paint palette, button, and brad as finishing touches.
    So here is Your Challenge:
    • Theme:  Create a Reliquary Figure – Male or Female? Will you honor someone? What features to highlight? Will you create a fantasy character? How will you express their story through color, texture, and symbolism?
    •  Use physical products such as fabric, wire, scrapbooking paper or embellishments
    •  Technique: There will be a center feature such as a niche or frame holding object(s). You can achieve this by using a frame like I did, or a box, or a backwards canvas, etc.
    • Use Studio Tangie product in any way that you wish. You can use her Art Dolls, or any papers or embellishments, print them out and make sure to properly credit what it is, and where it is used.  
    Upload to the Scrapbookgraphics gallery, and then link in the comment section for today’s blog post to be entered for the random drawing for the lavish gift certificate of $15.00{ $25.00 } to Studio Tangie by April 25th. Winner will be announced by April 30th.
    Any questions, please leave a comment and I will answer in the comments. xoxo

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