Tuesday 5 January 2016

More Mixed Media challenge: blue

I feel really privileged to be on the design team for More Mixed Media challenges, although I feel very inadequate for the task.

Well its finally here the start of this new challenge blog and our very 1st challenge for you is any shades of "Blue".

We would like to see some where on your project a shade of Blue for this challenge so it could be the main focal colour or just a hint of the colour some where on your creation.

We would love to see your mixed media work, project life spreads, digital layouts, scrap-booking, pocket letters, up-cycled projects etc. Even though we are a mixed media challenge we dont want to leave anyone out so you can enter with your traditional paper/card layouts so long as we can see the colour for each challenge.

This is my canvas for More Mixed Media challenge: blue, using Spectrum Noir Aqua tints inks and various stencils and stamps, as well as some Pebeo silver gilding wax and white opal liquid pearls. Stencils are Creative Expressions Birch Trees and Sheena Douglass Deer. Snowflake stamps are Inkadinkado

I was really out of my comfort zone doing this (and it shows in the result), but I'm still very glad to have this opportunity. I will try hard to produce something better for next months' More Mixed Media challenge.

This is also for:

Stamplorations mixed media January challenge:

We love 2 create 27: anything creative/mixed media goes
Scrappymoms terrific Tuesday: new year, new you - to try and get to grips with canvas mixed media creations
Card and scrap 109: stamps
Tuesday throwdown: winter wonderland
Art journal journey January: winter wonderland
Kort o mania 144: anything goes
Sweet stamps January: anything goes
One crazy stamper January: anything goes
The artistic stamper January: anything goes
Pile it on 98: anything Christmas/winter
Artistic inspirations 147: anything goes/twist of winter blues
Bastel-traum 36: winter
Oddball art:Christmas or winter
Craftin desert divas: let it snow
Creative artiste 10: mixed media with anything goes
The pencil cases 9: J = January colours
Paper sweeties 39
Animal friends 34: snow
Melonheadz friends: snow/snowflakes
Anything but cute mixed media challenges 9: ring out the old, bring in the nbew (the stencils were new and never used before)
Order of the opus gluei 218: stretch yourselves
Everybody art 350: anything goes
The house that stamps built WIW December: anything goes
613 avenue 157: anything goes
Glitter n sparkle 169: anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 25: anything goes
That craft place: anything goes
Where the HeART is 5: anything goes
Craft your passion 293: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 93: anything goes
Scrappers delights 51: anything goes
Beccy's place January: anything goes
Not just cards 28: anything goes
Deep ocean 119: anything goes
Creative inspirations 341: anything goes
Inspiration destination 66: anything goes
PDE linky party 104: anything goes
Just keep on creating February: anything goes


  1. Hazel, this is amazing, I am always so in awe of the talent of crafters that can do mixed media - your canvas is truly beautiful. thank you so much for sharing this with us this time at Creative Inspirations.

  2. Lovely canvas, Hazel! Blue is one of my favs, especially in my mixed media work! Nice job! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Hazel - you did a fab job! I love it!

  4. Wow, Hazel ... this is beautiful! Very mixed media looking. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  5. This is beautiful Hazel! I am not sure what you mean by doing better because this is striking!

  6. Wow what an incredible project! The depth of colour is amazing. A truly magical scene! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Pencil Case! Jane (DT) xxx

  7. Fab project, Great idea and amazing colors. Thank you for playing with Glitter N Sparkle. DT Kasha

  8. Stunning Hazel..its snap for me and what Birgit has said...Hugs Lozzy xx

  9. Wow Hazel! This is a stunning creation. There is so much involved. It is fabulous!

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

  10. This is a wonderful work of art, Hazel! Thanks for sharing it with us for One Crazy Stamper's January challenge!

  11. Congrats on joining a new DT, Hazel. I don't know how you keep up with everything!! You may think the outcome of this wasn't that good, but I think it came out fabulous!! Mixed Media really intimidates me, but I think you nailed it. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  12. This is STUNNING, Hazel! I think you are selling yourself short--you ARE up to the task! Beautiful work! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sweeties! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  13. wow... what for a great coloring... Hazel goes Mixed Media :) a wonderful project. Thanks for joining up to bastel-traum... Hugs Ute

  14. wow this really caught my eye from the thumbnail! its just sumptuous xx love it
    Your blog was a real treat to visit today :D
    We hope to see you next time at
    Sandie (That Craft Place Designer, proud DT)

  15. This is amazing. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
    Janis, Owner & DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  16. Absolutely amazing mixed media piece! Such a delight to see!

  17. Well I don't know why you feel in adequate Hazel, this is a fab canvas. I love all of the blue tones. Good to have you stop by at Creative Artiste Challenge this month .
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  18. I have to disagree with you Hazel, I think your canvas is absolutely stunning and there is no evidence that you are "out of your comfort zone". I love all the blues, black and white you have added to your project. I also love the way you created a dark, night time forest scene in the background... it looks so mysterious, but so serene as well. I love this project and think you should be very proud. Well done!

  19. Beautiful card. It's awesome that you started out the new year trying something new. Thank's for joining us in the Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge.

  20. This is just a lovely project using mixed media! I just love playing with inks and paints and have to remember to do it more! Thanks so much for joining us at PDE Linky Party! Hugs, DT Karla

  21. Gorgeous mixed media project. Loving the snowflakes. Thank you for joining the Craftin Desert Divas Let It Snow Linky Party Lisa DT

  22. What a stunning mixed media canvas! I love all the blue with the darker touches! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

  23. this is absolutely gorgeous! thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  24. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  25. Beautiful mixed media canvas, Hazel! I think you did a great job! There is no right or wrong and good for you going out of your comfort zone! Thanks for sharing it at Paper Sweeties' January Challenge! Happy New Year!

  26. Congratulations on your canvas...I love all the layers of stamping and colour. Well done! You certainly did s-t-r-e-t-c-h yourself. Thanks for joining in at Opus Gluei this week (your link isn't active but I found you!)

  27. Wonderful card and awesome color!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria

  28. This is amazing! The background is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  29. These colours you have used are stunning Hazel, I love your creation... Thanks for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Blog... Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Rhonda Alman xx

  30. Beautiful make Hazel, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create for our 'Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes' challenge
    Claire xx

  31. A beautiful canvas Hazel. The vibrant blues are wonderful and the stamps look wonderful.
    Thank you for joining in with the January challenge "Anything Goes/Use Chipboard" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog and good luck x

  32. Lovely mixed media project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Sweeties!

  33. Stunning!! Love this canvas.. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #25.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw *wink* :D


  34. hello Hazel! Always a pleasure to see your name in the comments at Opus Gluei! I look forward to seeing many beautiful projects with you and this no exception! It's a little unnerving but exciting to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone. you've done it so well with this, I'm loving the color, and texture - a superb canvas! Thanks for coming back, I hope you never stop visiting and creating with us!

  35. Beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

  36. Gorgeous work! Love those snowflakes!
    Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  37. I think you should be very proud of yourself Hazel! Your canvas is beautiful, I love the subtle feathers in the background and the blues are fabulous!

    Thank you for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

  38. This is stunning Hazel so good to have you share it with us at Art Journal Journey

    Love Chrissie xx

  39. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!

  40. Lovely piece thanks for sharing with us and joining in the fun at The Artistic Stamper - Debs DT

  41. A beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Susi

  42. Stunning Card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Melonheadz Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.

  43. Beautiful work! I love your snowflakes and those wonderful blue tones!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

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  45. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

  46. This is beautiful Hazel! I love the colours and your blanket of snow! Chrisx

  47. I love the layers in your piece. Gives me the chills it feels so wintery!

  48. It's great that you have stepped out of your comfort zone, but you have done it like you have been doing it for years! Your layered blue colors are just fantastic to look at, and you've created such an illusion of depth on your background. the snowflake focal image looks so frosty with the use of the foliage stamp in the back. Lovely mixed media piece! Well done; don't sell yourself short!

    Thank you for entering this into our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  49. Wow Hazel, you would never know that you stepped out of your comfort zone for this, it looks pretty freaking awesome to me! I just love how you layered all the feathers and snowflakes through the center, and the blue and black create such a wonderful contrast! This is truly an amazing piece! I do hope you will dabble with mixed media products again soon, it seems you are a natural!!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Bring in the New' challenge, you put your new stencils to great use! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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  51. Comfort zone or not, you need to stay in it. This is STUNNING! OMGosh, it's such a lush, peaceful scene! It looks like you tore away a piece of sky and revealed sparkly jewels behind it. Thanks so much for joining us in the January Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!

  52. This is amazing, all the different shades of blue look fantastic and I love the overall mixed media look, really well done. hanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes February link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx


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