Thursday, June 22, 2017


Hello everyone! Monica here - I am a day late with my June project. Not even sure why but I guess my day got away from me. But I hope you can forgive me when I show you the project I did this month. I did a layout and thought I would show you what I did to make it.

The theme this month was Graduation - with the twist of travel. I have to admit, this month's theme really stumped me for the longest time. I searched Pinterest to see if I could find some  quotes and when I put in the words graduation and travel I found this great quote - "Let the Adventure Begin". I thought this would be a great starting point. And then I remembered that my oldest niece was graduation from Grade 9 this year and I found some fun paper with a travel theme and I was off!

I started off by picking some great map paper for my background - I want my niece to travel the world and see everything she can as she grows up! I even found this great graduation cap that I altered with a great tassel to use on the project as well.

The next step was to use the different pieces of the paper I wanted - I cut out and inked the globe section, and tore/inked the other map section and mounted them on some basic brown card stock. I used pop dots to layer the paper so the page has dimension. I also used some burlap paper and inked it with a Paris stamp I had to create more texture and depth.

I then wanted to add even more texture to the page, so added some texture paste through a stencil on several sections of the page.

Here is a close up of some of the texture paste.

At this stage I added the picture of my niece I wanted to use for the layout. She is such a fantastic girl and takes some interesting photos! I didn't even have to work to accent the photo as she did that part for me - very creative that girl!

My next step for the project was to add one of my Julie Nutting stamps - I wanted to bring some other colour into the page and since my niece loves green I chose these colours. This stamp also reminds me of Madison - so fun and carefree!

Once coloured, I had to give her a cap and gown. I originally wanted her to wear the gown but that covered up too much of the girl so I had the gown behind her to accent her more.

The last stets were to add the girl to the page, along with the text for the quote. And then I was done - I had a finished layout! 

I hope you like my layout for this months challenge. And I hope you play along with us in the challenges! Make sure to check out the Mixed Media Mojo blog, as well as our new Facebook group - Mixed Media Mojo Challenges

Take care and have a very crafty day everyone!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Frankie Graduation Card Tutorial

June's challenge at Mixed Media Mojo is Graduation with a Travel Twist!!!  I loved this challenge as I got to use embossing folders, Distress Inks, Embossing Powder and loads of great dies! So let's get started!

I used an A7 card and embossed with Tim Holtz Embossing Folder. It has airmail emblems and airplanes on it! Great for a travel card!  Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Chipped Sapphire and Tea Die and went over the card after I had embossed the card.

Then the fun began!  I used Tim Holtz Frankenstein Die for my graduate, MFT Diploma Die, Tim Holtz postal envelope Die, Tim Holtz Mover's and Shakers Die for the Vintage Camera, Globe and Airplane and Tim Holtz Script travel words!

From there I colored in the Globe with Tim Holtz Distress Markers in Salty Ocean and Wild Honey. Then I embossed the globe and script words with clear embossing powder to make them stand out!  I had to cut out the globe twice to get the silver for the outside frame of the globe and then for the globe itself.

Here is the final card and I think it turned out great! This was a lot of fun to make!

Make sure to join us at our challenge on FB page at-

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Graduation card tutorial

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by today.
Ann here and I've got a quick tutorial for you on how I made my project for our current challenge, Graduation with the added twist of Travel.  Enjoy!

This is what my project looked like:

Step 1 : I used Gel Medium to adhere Tissue Wrap paper to the back of the panel and let it dry.

Step 2 : Simply scribble various colors of distress crayons directly on the surface.  The distress crayons blend beautifully over the Tissue Wrap paper.

Step 3 : Applied Texture Paste through stencil randomly.

Step 4 : Using Chipboard Letter to spell out words "Congrats".

Step 5 : Die cut a piece of foggy silver cardstock using the Earth Globe Shape die.

Step 6 : Stamping the image of girl by Dina Wakley, bachelor cap and diploma by MFT. Coloring with Copic markers.

Step 7 : I made a black tassels and put it on the left upper corner.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope this inspires you to join in our June Challenge.  I can't wait to see what you make to link up and as always, happy creating!

Hugs & Love


Monday, June 5, 2017

Journal Page

Hello everyone,

We're back today with a great tutorial and inspiration for the ongoing challenge.

Today we'll take you through the process of creating a journal page.

First prep the page with white gesso.

Next, use a stencil with modelling paste. We focused on the opposite corners.  

We then used another stencil with the same paste for added texture.

Next, sprinkle some magicals and shaker powders and spritz them with water. 

Then layers all your elements and stick them.

Mix a little black gesso with water and add splatter. Use a cap to add some circles on the page with the same gesso.

Here is the completed journal page. 

Hope you're inspired!
Looking forward to seeing your creations!

We now have a facebook group for these challenges, so make sure to drop by there-

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mixed Media Mojo June

Hello peeps and welcome to June!!  Before we get onto our June challenge we have an announcement to make regarding the future challenges.  Since facebook is a huge deal now and many crafty challenges and sites work off of it we created a MMM FB group where we will share our creations during the month as well as the place for you to link up your challenge creations.

Please join us at MIXED MEDIA MOJO CHALLENGES.  Please share with all your crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 29, 2017

CELEBRATE LOVE Canvas Tutorial

Hello all! I am Monica and I am back again this month with another tutorial for you on how I made my May design team project. This month I did a canvas for the theme of Celebration and the twist of wedding. So here is a basic tutorial on how I made the project.

Step one of the canvas I just added some texture using modeling paste.

Then for the next step I added colour by spraying the canvas with some of the
Prima Colour Bloom Sprays

The colours I used for the sprays were Empress Gold, Tea Stain and Ginger Coral. The colours are quite vibrant when first sprayed but I wanted more muted colours so blotted off the excess with a paper towel to get the look I wanted.

I then added some shimmer using gold Glitter Dust spay

My next addition was the dress for for the wedding dress. I just cut out the dress form using my Tim Holtz Sewing Room Sizzix Die. I used chipboard and then adhered some basic text tissue to it before I cut it out. Then I added a white sparkly dress to it - I used the same die and just cut out the dress portions of it to make the dress.

The next step was to add some more texture to the piece, so I used a brick stencil and added some of the new Finnabair Stone Effects Paste. I used the Concrete on as I wanted it to look like stone. I added it in a few places in larger sections and then cleaned off my pallet knife on the canvas in a few places (especially those with other texture already) just to add some of the concrete colour over the whole canvas and pull everything together. 

The next step was to finish off the wedding dress and I did that by using some nice white lace and the Finnabair Sculpture Medium. This medium dries clear but makes any softer or thinner material thicker and solid. I coated each piece of lace I had and then laid it down on the canvas in some wavy patterns (to make it look like the dress was blowing in the breeze) and then once the sculpture medium dried the lace stays in that shape.

I then added some other elements to the dress - some ribbon, some glitter and a flower to finish it off.

Here is a close up of the ribbon, lace and glitter. To finish off the canvas completely I added flowers and my title pieces in chipboard. I sprayed the "Celebrate" chipboard with one of my new Marabu Art Sprays (I used Gold) to give it a nice shimmer and bring out some of the colours in the other ephemera I added to the project. I finished off the project by adding some flowers and other bling.

Here is the final project.

I hope you all like my project and the tutorial. I really enjoyed this project and love that it came out pretty much exactly how I envisioned it in my head. Make sure you check out and join the challenge on the blog - you could end up being named our Diva of the month and be a guest designer. We also have prizes sometimes too - so check it out! May Challenge

And we have a new Facebook group too that you can join! Mixed Media Mojo Facebook Group

Take care and have a very crafty day everyone!