Mixed Media Challenge #32

Welcome to Mixed Media Challenge #32! The very first mixed media challenge of 2017. Can you believe it? 2017. It HAS to be better than 2016.  And we’re starting it off right with this amazing challenge from the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog.

The challenge this month is to create a project using a stencil!  (The above graphic MUST be used in your own blog post.)

The January Sponsor for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 is Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl Products.  Mary Beth is offering the lucky random winner a $25 gift certificate to the StencilGirl Store. How awesome is that?

The Mixed Media Challenge Blog is also welcoming a brand new Design Team Member  — LYNNE FORSYTHE !! She is an amazing mixed media artist who currently designs for CanvasCorp Brands, UmWow Studios, and Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession. We are so lucky to have her as part of the team. Welcome, Lynne!

Okay, so here is what I created with my stencils for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 – Put a Stencil On It.

It’s a 6″ x 6″ piece of watercolor paper mounted on canvas. There’s quite a bit of subtle layering going on that can’t be seen unless you were to examine it in person — and I like that. The nuances, the surprises, the small things you can’t see on a computer screen. These things make me happy.

I imagine you might wonder why I chose such a deep brown on the edges when the center is to vibrant? I thought the interior needed grounding. Like a pulse that oftentimes gets out of control. The brown serves as a ground to that vibrancy. The batik look and feel of this particular stencil works well with a mix of bright, fluid colors.

I hope you’ll join us for the first challenge of this New Year and challenge #32…WOW!

Here are some simple guidelines to follow: 

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

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24 Responses to 'Mixed Media Challenge #32'

  1. GORGEOUS!!! Love the colours and the use of the stencils! So very pretty!

  2. marycnasser says:

    What a beautiful piece! Love the way you combined your colors!

  3. KarenB says:

    I love how the vibrant colours pop from the centre, and I agree that the brown grounds the design beautifully. It’s stunning.

  4. Tinker Hamilton says:

    I love the vibrant colours but more importantly I absolutely love the quote.

  5. Cheetarah says:

    that is pretty and bright!

  6. Love that batik-look! I rarely use creamy backgrounds like that. You’ve inspired me!

  7. Beautiful Lisa, love your vibrant colour palette and the brown edges really focus the eye perfectly! Deb xo

  8. Love this piece with the bright colours against the neutral background. It really does look batik.

  9. Lisa, your card is beautiful and love those vibrant colors. Great inspiration for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Thank You!

  10. Jinx Engstrom says:

    I love the colors and design but most of all the quote, is it your original quote? Can I use it?

  11. Wow, the colours are amazing! ☺

  12. Michaela says:

    Love your colorfull project :)

  13. Adore this – just love the wonderful colour and perfect composition x

  14. Torsa saha says:

    Wow !! It’s beautiful!!

  15. butterfly says:

    The bright rainbow colours are so cheerful – lovely to see when the day is as grim, grey and wet as it is here!
    Alison x

  16. NORS says:

    So vibrant colours, love it!

  17. Nora says:

    Such vibrant colours, love it!

  18. Love the rainbow colored stencil, and that sentiment rocks!!

  19. Courtney says:

    Love it! The vibrant colors and design are beautiful. I like the brown as a grounding color for the background. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. love the colours they really pop :)

  21. Love the colour pop Lisa…beautifully done!

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