Sunday, 8 January 2017

January Mixed Media Challenge

... and sprinkling a little fairy dust ...

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Welcome to January 2017 and the start of a new Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. As you know Anything Mixed Media Goes as long as it is not a card and you use at least one stencil.

My DT contribution for January is ... an Art Journey page ....

I wanted to do a piece of work on canvas trying out a few things, and given that this week the Inspiration Girls were showcasing Shirley's stamps from The Bee's Knees Range, which are still available at a 10% discount apart from World Birthday Cakes at 20% discount until Monday 9th January, I thought I might go for some sprinkling of magic.

I made a little slide show video to take you through my process ...

Well the Art Journey page is based on the idea of an art journal, but I had to give it my own spin. Check back tomorrow for my Mixed Media Tutorial to find out more.

I am entering my little canvas at:
Craft Stamper Make It Take It - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #32 - Put A Stencil On It 

I hope you feel inspired to dig into your crafty resourcefulness and create something to enjoy  .... why not link it up with the Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme for the Mixed Media Challenge is always Anything Mixed Media Goes except cards which means projects such as tags, ATCs, canvases, layouts, art journal pages etc,are perfect for entering, and you must have used at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The challenge will close at the end of the month. You can find the full challenge details plus more Mixed Media inspiration here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

Ooops, almost forgot to mention the prizes: one winner as chosen by the Mixed Media DT will receive a $10 gift certificate and two Top Picks will receive a $5 gift certificate each, all of course redeemable at the STAMPlorations Shop ... but that's not all ... if there are 25 or more entries one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive two standard sized stencils of their choice.

That's it from me for today. I shall be back soon with another project to share.

Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount*** on their stamps, stencils and dies:

ARTplorations Stencils: Bubble DanceDelicate Links
preview-web-stencil-073-BubbleDance preview-web-stencil-084-DelicateLinks

STAMPlorations Stamps: Faerie DoorBirds Of ParadiseFolk FlowersWinged Things
preview-FaerieDoor preview-BirdsofParadise preview-TBS-FolkFlowers preview-TheBeesKnees-WingedThings

CUTplorations Dies: Magical Word Die
*** The personal discount coupon STAMPGIRLMONIKA works on already reduced items too, but can not be combined with any other coupon codes.


  1. Gorgeous piece of work, love the colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Aww, I love how you've combined all those lovely stamps to create this little scene! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper :)

  3. This is such a darling little scene! Totally LOVE it!

  4. What an adorable scene .... I love the bright colours. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  5. Lovely! Beautiful colors and use of stamps and stencils! Love it! Thank you so much for playing with us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

  6. Love all the WHIMSY of your page! Thank you for joining along with The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.


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