Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for August

I always have a blast working on mixed media pieces for the Mixed Media Challenge Blog. This month's challenge is to use text in your project. I LOVE using text in my projects.





 If you are new to the challenge - please join in! Go to the homepage for the place to post the link of your project.

Here's my project.

"Swamp Tours" is 28" x 30" on stretched canvas. I used papers, burlap, gold leafing, seed beads, cardstock tag, fabric alphabets, cardstock stickers and paint. The surface was sealed with a layer of resin.



Here's a closeup of the alphabet before I poured the resin.

We can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge. Here are the rules:

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes


* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs. 
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct postnot 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

  1. remarkable piece - love all the detail in it thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  2. Amazing crocodile! Love how you pieced him into your art!

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  3. Whew! This had to have taken forever! That patchwork pieced crocodile is fantastic!

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  4. Very cool, love the texture and the text.

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  5. Wow on the patchwork crocodile. It really added an extra layer of dimension to the canvas. The title is perfect. Nicely done.

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  6. Oh, oh, oh, ohhhhhh - I'm in love with this Melanie. And he is a BIG one too!! Love that this is done on canvas. How I would love to see him in person.... WOW. What a fabulous mixed media project. The colors - ahhhhhhhhhhhh - so wonderful. And the textures.... well - honestly there is just nothing that I don't LOVE LOVE LOVE. I am smiling BIG. Just showed it to hubby and he is now smiling big too. DELIGHTFULLY INCREDIBLE art. And sincerely inspiring too. j.

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  7. Wow Melanie a stunning piece of art

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  8. Really cool project! Leaving for Edisto Beach soon and this makes me soooo excited!!! Happy summer!

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  9. This is SO AMAZING!!!! Ackkk!!!
    Love this!!!! I am not sure if you are interested in Christmas cards... I have a card up on a challenge that I am really trying to have Mixed Media artist play along with!!!!
    http://musechristmasvisions.blogspot.ca/2015/08/muse-christmasvisions-14.html

    Love your work!
    -Kimberly Wiener

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  10. Amazing, really very creative and fabulous!!

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  11. Wow fabulous...love the crocodile.xxx

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  12. Now that is fabulous!! My son and his friends were just out there in LA visiting and he had the best time. Living in Missouri, he had no idea what really fresh seafood tasted like..LOL. He said he nearly sweat to death but had the time of his life. Your amazing canvas says it all. Love your style of art!!
    Lisa x

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  13. Fun canvas! Love the crocodile collage!

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  14. wow, wow, wow... what an amazing croc. Love the way it is pieced together.

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  15. a stunning piece ! fantastic ,love it

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  16. Melanie, this is such a great project. I love how you combined so many different techniques. Great result

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  17. Wooow, what an amazing patchwork crocodile! I love your fantastic make with all those vibrant colours! Awesome piece of art!
    Branka x

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  18. I love this because its so unexpected! That what makes it even more striking and its very clever and inspirational Cxx

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  19. I love all the different papers and textures!

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  20. Your alligator is gorgeous, very cleverly created. The whole canvas is adorable

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  21. What an amazing croco/alligator! The patchwork effect looks great - I'd have loved to see a close-up or a bit larger photo to see more of the details, though! Even your fabric alpha suits the theme perfectly, with a surface a bit like reptile skin. Way cool!

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  22. I just love your patchwork crocodile - he's simply beautiful!
    Alison x

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  23. Nice crocodile collage. Looks so beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Such a unique piece of art . Love that you've chosen a crocodile and not only is he fab but you've created a perfect setting for him . Wonderful x

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  25. Hi Melanie, Your work is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!;)

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  26. Wow! Now that is some beautiful collage work!

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