01 June 2015

June already! OMG!

The first Monday of June is the 1st of June this year - apparently there are a lot of Monday's this month too! We will be following our tradition of posting every Monday for four weeks, then have a bit of a break until the first Monday in July...remember our winner's post is always the second Monday, so pop back for a visit then to see who our winner might be.......

This month, the challenge is to see who can mix it up a bit and try a little bit of mixed media -

A technique involving the use of two or more artistic media, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage, that are combined in a single composition.

For a beginner that might be embossing and/or using paint or ink to create a background or using pencils and ink right up to collage work. There are many different ways to use mixed media in our craft.

This artist is Louise O'Hara, and she uses paint, stencils, ink, paper, materials including lace, paste, and other items to create pictures. Look up her Pinterest site to have some drool time!

 This is the prize on offer for June 

The theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine? 

We all have someone we look up to and admire. Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero! Your hero may be your spouse or another family member, a national or international figure or indeed a fictional person. 
The twist is to journal about it in your blog

There are some great pieces of inspiration for you to look at so here they are:

I admire Annie Lennox so much. 

Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes

When I was a teenager in the 80's I loved her!


So, just attach your project below!
We look forward to seeing what you have created! In the meantime, I hope you have gone off to the DT's blogs and left them some blog love! 


  1. Just removed my entry as I had obviously only read the mixed media part and scrolled down to enter thereby completely missing the bit about the hero! Sorry



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