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Galina Stepanova - May Guest Designer

Our May moodboard inspires many scrapbookers to create flowery projects. So did Galina Stepanova - our May Guest Designer. Please take a look at her colorful project - true feast for the eyes!

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My name is Galina Stepanova, I live in Russia, in a small town. I have scrapbooked for more than 4.5 years and it seems I will not stop :). The main inspiration for me is always my daughter, and also beautiful papers and all kind of paints :). I create different objects and in different styles, but my favourite two are mixed media and shabby.

Thank you very much for the invitation, I'm very happy to show my work on your wonderful blog! It's just a dream! :))

I was inspired by a beautiful bright moodboard palette and flowers. And the result is canvas with flower fairy :).

Products I have used available in Mixed Media Place:

If we are talking about paints,  I used mostly Magical from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

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Galina was inspired by our current challenge Moodboard, you can see below. If you would like to play with our challenge - here is the link :) The winner will be our next month Guest Designer.


The keeper of the earth by Juliya

Hello dears! It's Juliya here. I would like to share with you my fairy layout.
I really like to do such work. There was an idea to make "the keeper of the earth". The photo was found on pinterest, to her came a sheet from the collection of Fortune Teller. And the fairy tale began ...
My stories always begin with the Gesso Clear. I put it only where I'm going to play with the texture and sprays. Then there is a layer with a stencil and paste. I select them depending on the photos and ideas. Here I have a Modeling Paste and two stencils. Light and fine painted on the right side to maintain airiness. Heavy and large on the right, he is the basis.

Dark colors, rusty elements, plant elements ... all this supports my idea and photography.

Mixed Media Place supplies:


Embrace The Journey by Denisa Gryczova

It´s been ages since I´ve done an album. So here I am today with my latest one. A bit different than usual. Not much mixed media because I wanted the awesome  paper pattern to be visible. Actually, there´s no gesso on it. Just a little of Art Alchemy Acrylics.

For the base I used gorgeous Domestic Goddess Collection by 7 Dots Studio. I made a simple album sized 12,5 cm x 12,5 cm with pockets (inside double pages aren´t glued on the top). 

When working on the cover I started off with a random circle drawn with a palette knife. When the acrylic was dry I added a purple spray here and there. Next I applied another Art Alchemy Acrylics. Then I started to embellish the page.

I went for an unusual fabric and wire cluster. I did some random stamping on it and sprayed it with sprays. The metal elements were painted with acrylics. I also used a twig, a vintage pic, washi bits, some pearls and a chain to add some interest.

As the final touch I did some acrylic splashes and glued on the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mixed Media Place supplies:


May challenge

May and June are months filled with sunny weather, strawberries, going outside, staring at the stars... We are tend to wear pastel or bright colours and usually we laugh more usually. Our moodboard reflects all of these :)

Feel free to be inspired by theme, shape, pattern, color, quote or anything you will find above, and join our challenge :)

Inspiration from our Design Team:

Hi lovelies,

I was inspired by so many elements of this mood board, it was so hard to choose what to follow but...

… that cake especially looks very appealing and inspired me to do a rounded cake shape box and for the sentiment too!! :)

I used Scrapiniec pieces and art stones for the base, and covered everything in white gesso once it was set. Then once the gesso was dry I used some pink Lindy’s and Art Alchemy paint. Before the gesso dried however, I sprinkled some embossing powder and heat dried.

I then added a Prima flower, and some more Scrapiniec pieces to build up further layers. Sprinkled some glitter and sequins, along with some clear melange.

I finished up with the sentiment and a final sequin and melange piece to ground the sentiment to the box.

Happy creating

Mixed Media Place supplies:

Hello everyone! I made a bright children's page. On the photo, it is me and my older brother.

The base is resist canvas, painted with sprays and turned on the wrong side. In my opinion, the background turned out to be softer and more gentle. 

Next, I created a background for my composition with the help of sprays, pastes, stamps and foil. The composition turned out to be very voluminous!

Mixed Media Place

Our moodboard inspired me to think about the love of the mixed media.
This phrase - " a little progress each day adds up to big results "  very well suited to our creativity! Is't it? And scrapbooking and mixmedia erase our age boundaries. Here we are forever young!

In my work I mixed Texture Paste White Crackle and metal embellishments. Added beads, micro beads, feathers.

Base - old frame. I applied Heavy Body Gel to the acrylic sheet.Using a new Autumn Leaves stencil from Celebr8.
 When the gel dried, I added a little bit alcohol ink to show the texture.
Then I attached the sheet to the frame with a wire

At the end of the work added gears. Dyed my heart with Mica Powder and Art Alchemy Paints.
Tinted with Art Alchemy Waxes.

Mixed Media Place supplies:

Hello dears!
Ola here. This amazing mood-board inspired me to create a spring themed card.

The background for my card I decided to create from scratch with no scrapbook papers. When the base was ready I started from stamping. To create a texture I mixed Stone Effect paste Pumice with Patina Effect Paste Mint-Green and applied it through Rose Bouquet stencil by  Celebr8.

Next I added a first layer of embellishments and colored them with several colors of Art Alchemy Metallique and Sparks paints. Then I added some shading with mists and completed my card flowers, crystals  and quotes from 7 Dots Studio stickers.

And I prepared a video tutorial with my voice instructions. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Mixed Media Place supplies:

I decided to interpret the challenge in a shape of card. Here is my creation. Remember to scroll down, because there is a video tutorial waiting for you.

Today I really enjoyed myself with red colour. I used the wonderful papers from Finnabair Sunset Sunrise line and kraft card as a base.

Then I took a few chipboard pieces and celebr8 resin embellishments that I adore. I have also used the Mini Art Stones and Art Stones from Finnabair.

I love adding flowers for my happiness.

I added also mica powders for colors without forgetting about the beautiful wax from Finnabair to add shine. And to say that my creation without droplets would not be mine.

I like to challenge myself.

Here is my video, that I have created for you:

Mixed Media Place supplies:

Join our new challenge! We love to see your beautiful creations!
You have time to play with us until June 19th. 
Simply add a link to your work using the inlinkz tool below. 
Our Design Team will choose their favorite piece and its author will win a discount coupon to be used in our Mixed Media Place Store
Winner and features will be announced by the end of June.

And our winner will be also invited to be our Guest Designer for July!!

Have a great day!