May Craft Challenge 2022| Mother’s Day Theme: Flower

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This month’s challenge is focusing on Mother’s Day with a floral vibe to it.   Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

May- Mother’s Day Theme-Flower

Use hashtag #mayfav2022

  • Fresh flowers (for bouquet or vase)
  • Dried/ pressed flowers
  • Potpourri
  • Die cut flower
  • Fabric flower
  • Hand drawn flower
  • Stamped flower
  • Fussy cut flower
  • Gems (Stickers, wooden, buttons, liquid pearls, glossy accents, nuvo drops, stickles, etc.)

May Sunrise Kit

Here is a fun FREEBIE to use in this month’s challenge.  It is called, “May Sunrise.”  There is a background page and a 2″ x 3″ card and envelope template.  The card & envelope is saved in both jpg and png format so you can upload it and cut it out using software such as Cricut Design space.

To access the kit click here.  

 

 

Mother Ephemera Sheet

Your projects would also look really well with the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook freebie called, “Mother.”  To access it click here.

I made a one signature journal/ photo album using both of the freebie kits mentioned.  I used it along with some Graphic45 papers, Prima flowers, a napkin to decoupage with, some distress oxide inks and other bits and bobs.

 

I created some pockets, tuck spots and other ephemera to compliment the journal.  To watch a video flip through of what I made for this month check it out on YouTube.

 

If you want to get a head start on future blog challenges, you can download the “Monthly Craft Challenge 2022” form to get access to the whole years worth of prompts.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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April Craft Challenge 2022| Easter Theme: Embossing

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We are kicking off the challenge for April with an Easter theme.  Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

The technique to use is embossing.  You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

April- Easter Theme – Embossing

Use hashtag #aprilfav2022

  • Embossing powder
  • Glitter
  • Glue gun/ glue
  • Glossy Accents
  • Wet media (Embossing pen, ink, paint, etc.)
  • Embossing folder/ machine
  • Paper
  • Emboss item/ flat item to rub across paper (See technique, “Embossing without a heat gun or embossing folder”) on Multimedia Crafts Digital blog on April 1, 2022)

For this month I made some ephemera to go into a journal I am working on.  I made these by using a combination of digital sheets, and from making some DIY creations using two embossing folders, die cut flowers, and other mixed media.

I included the two Multimedia Crafts freebie downloads that are available this month from the blog and Facebook page.  The blog freebie is called, “Floral Pocket 2022.”  The Facebook freebie is called, “April 2022 Easter Ephemera Sheet.”  To access it, simply visit the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page, where you will find great information on the latest paper crafting ideas, videos, photos, sales from the Multimedia Craft Etsy hybrid and digital shops and more.   Go to “PHOTOS, then ALBUMS, then FREEBIE FILES. Scroll down until you see which kit you want.  This one will be there.

To watch the process video on how I made all the journal bits check out the video below.

If you want to get a head start on future blog challenges, you can download the “Monthly Craft Challenge 2022” form to get access to the whole years worth of prompts.

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Supplies list

  • Embossing Folders  (Darice -Lanterns in Trees) (Darice – Easter Bunny)
  • Sizzix Bigkick (platform, cutting pads)
  • Die  (Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz die)
  • Scissors/ paper trimmer
  • White Gesso
  • Glossy Accents (Ranger)
  • Art glitter glue
  • Distress Oxide inks (Broken china, Vintage photo, Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron)
  • Glitter (Recollections Snow, Mint, Frost)
  • Embossing Pen (Ranger clear)
  • Embossing Powder (Tim Holtz Enamel glaze- Speckled Egg)
  • Pink acrylic paint and coffee water mix
  • Ball point ink pen
  • Cardstock (patterend and solid color papers)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

March 2022 Blog Challenge & Giveaway| Spring Theme: Decoupage

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Giveaway Journal Insert

It is now time for the fun to continue with the month of March challenge.  The craft I made for this activity is going to be part of a YouTube giveaway on my channel, “Artsy Solutions.”   It is a journal insert with many pockets, tucks, and plenty of ephemera.  It follows in the theme for this month, “Spring,” with the use of decoupaging techniques and other mixed media artistry.  Follow along as you watch the video to create your own masterpiece.

You can access this month’s prompts and those for the rest of the year by simply clicking on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you will find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your creations.

 

March Blog Freebie 2022 Ephemera Sheet

To kick start your craft I am including this free digital ephemera sheet called, “March Blog Freebie 2022 Ephemera Sheet.”  It contains two 3″ x 5″ journaling cards, two tags, words, and other ephemera.  This kit is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in jpg format.  Simply print it out onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper.  To access the kit click here.

 

 

Also, make sure you check out the matching kit called, “New Beginnings,” on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.  There in the Photo Albums section you will find this kit and a lot more FREE downloads.  Simply like, share, and comment if you will.  These kits would look wonderful with your decoupaging images and other materials you choose to use with your prompts.

 

You must use at least three (3) items from the list.  You can combine those 3 items with anything else to add in your creations.

Share them on your favorite social media platforms all month long using the hashtag provided for this month.  You can make multiple projects from this same prompt.

March- Spring theme -Decoupage

Use hashtag #marchfav2022

  • Napkins
  • Glue
  • Old book
  • Sheet music
  • Pattern Scrapbook paper
  • Paint
  • Gems (embellishments)

For this month’s challenge I made a decoupaged journal insert.  I took a floral napkin, some old book pages, pattern paper, and  sheet music to make a collage.  I then stitched on some of the bits and pieces to the master board.  Next I cut out four mats to use as an accordion writing spot for the insert and continued on with the construction.

I also printed out and added components of the “March Blog Freebie 2022 Ephemera Sheet,” as well as the “New Beginnings” Freebie from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

 

I hope that these prompts are fun and inspiring enough to convince you to create something with it.

Show us what you make by visiting the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page and use the hashtag, “#marchfav2022”.

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GIVEAWAY RULES

Giveaway is open Worldwide to both the USA and Abroad.Starts March 1, 2022 through March 10, 2022 @ 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.   Drawing will be held on March 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time.

Watch the “March 2022 Blog Craft Challenge & Giveaway: Spring Theme_ Decoupage #marchfav2022″ video on the “Artsy Solutions” YouTube Channel.

  • Must be a subscriber
  • Like the video
  • Leave a comment on what you like about this journal insert

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To claim please email me your address at multimediacraftsdigital@gmail.com You have one week to respond. After a week with no communication I will draw again and it will go to the next applicant.

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Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!!

 

 

 

February Craft Challenge 2022_Love Theme: Using Fabrics

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Time for some more crafting fun.  You can access this month’s prompts and those for the rest of the year by simply clicking on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you will find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your projects.

This February has a love theme and the requirements are for you to use fabric.  You must choose between 3 items from the following list:

  • Cheesecloth
  • Silk
  • Jean
  • Leather (real or faux)
  • Lace
  • Doily

You may use other materials to complete your project, including digital printables, paints, papers, and any other media you like. Create something using these prompts as often as you like in the month of February.  When sharing your art remember to use hashtag #febfav2022.

I am merging the craft challenge of this month with a blog train freebie I created in collaboration with other Pixel Scrapper artists.

PSBlogTrain_Feb2022  

This kit includes graphics for both digital and hybrid creations.  There are 9 different designs in both 12″ x 12″ and 8.5″ x 11″ printable format.  There are 8 elements along with a printable ephemera sheet of them on it.  To access the kit click here.

You can include this digital kit in your monthly challenge or simply use it in another project.  The choice is yours.  The freebie is the Multimedia Crafts Digital blog’s way of saying thank you for visiting and being part of this fun crafting community.  To see fellow collaborators of the Pixel Scrapper blog train click here.  To see what I created for this month’s blog challenge keep on reading.

Below are illustrations of what I made using the February 2022 blog train freebie kit.  The first group of photos are of a vellum romance folio insert with coffee and watercolor dyed papers.

They were made for the #janfav2022 prompt.  Watch the YouTube process video of how they were made.  Those papers were turned into digital kits on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop.

The kits are called, “Spring Painted Pages Kit” and “At the Office“.  The last picture is a digital scrapbook layout I made using the elements and 12″ x 12” papers from the blog train kit.

To watch the YouTube process video on how the vellum romance folio was made click below.

February Craft Challenge 2022_Love Theme: Fabrics: Vellum Folio #febfav2022

This was a very fun project.  I challenge you all to make something too.  Help inspire us all.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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Share your work on these and other social media outlets using the provided monthly hashtags.

 

Multimedia Crafts Digital

https://www.facebook.com/multimediacraftsdigi

@sondibor1

https://www.instagram.com/sondibor1/

Artsy Solutions

https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtsySolutions

Multimedia Crafts Digital -Blog

https://multimediacraftsdigi.com/

 

 

 

 

 

January Favorite Craft Challenge 2022_Winter Theme: Using Inks

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Are you ready to get started on the 2022 Craft Favorite Challenge?  You can access the whole years worth of prompts on the “2022 Monthly Craft Challenge” page where you can find a printable copy of the Challenge monthly prompts and hashtags to use for each of your projects.

For January, the prompt is for you to make something with a winter theme using at least three of the following types of ink:

*Ink Spray

*Distress inks

*Paint

*Alcohol ink

*Printer refill ink

*Ink pen (ballpoint, magic marker, sharpie, highlighter, etc..)

January Craft Challenge 2022 Sheet

You can use these with other components in your project including this monthly freebie called, “January Craft Challenge 2022” if you would like.   To access it click here.

 

 

 

 

Share your project (s) using the hashtag #janfav2022.  You may make and share multiple projects for each month.  I always navigate towards a Victorian Era style in my crafts.

For my January winter themed project I used all the inks except for the printer refill.  I included ink spray, distress ink, paint, alcohol marker, and a ballpoint pen.  The supplies are shown in the photos below to demonstrate how I used them in my craft.

This trifold pocket folio is a double sided storage piece that can be added to travelers notebooks, scrapbooks and more.  I love to create junk journals and fill them up with various papers, fabrics, envelopes, tags, pockets, and all sorts of hidden goodies inside.  Since I love everything with a vintage, shabby chic vibe, I added some decoupage images to the background along with some fussy cut and die cut shapes, and stitched along the edges of the folio as well as on some of the other tags and other nostalgic elements to complete the look I was seeking.

To create the folio, I took an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper and dyed it using some watercolor paint.  I came back through and put some drops of gold minc paint to the page.

 

Once it was dry, I folded the paper on the 11″ side at about 4″ to create pockets.  Next I folded the paper on the 8.5″ side at about 5.5″ on both ends to form a trifold in it.  I made sure that the edges were burnished.

I then took some white cardstock and measured out six pieces to mat both sides of the folio flaps.  I cut them out, distressed them using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress ink, and glued them on as background pieces.  Then I took them to the sewing machine and stitched around the edges, making sure that the folded flap on the 11″ side was flush with the paper while getting sewn.  That’s how the pockets were formed.

I used various brands of embellishments to garnish the folio including the freebie sheet from Multimedia Crafts Digital called, “January Craft Challenge 2022”.  I printed and cut out all of the elements in it.

With the snowflake I took a ballpoint pen and highlighted parts of the image with it, and then I added some Glossy Accents by Ranger on bits of it to give it a shiny finish.

I glued the tag and journal card to a piece of coffee dyed paper and stitched around the edge of both.  I took a scrap of fabric and added it to the journal card along with a fussy cut out image of a winter scene.

I took a decorative napkin with a bird and decoupaged it to a piece of white cardstock. Then I matted it to one of the folio flaps.

Next, I took another piece of scrap white cardstock and some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and shaded in the blue to make a snowy hill background.  After distressing the paper I cut out hills and glued them together.  I then added the piece of die cut houses from the “Momenta” die and added them to the front of the hills.  I took that unit and created a tuck spot on the center flap of the folio.

The rest of the it was garnished with sewn notebook pieces, stamped script, words and other elements from the “January Craft Challenge 2022” freebie sheet that was distressed with “Walnut Stain Distress ink” and “Firefly Alcohol markers.

I finally took a piece of torn checkerboard fabric and stitched one side of it on to form the closure.

This was a very fun project.  I challenge you all to make something too.  Help inspire us all.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

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Share your work on these and other social media outlets using the provided monthly hashtags.

 

Multimedia Crafts Digital

https://www.facebook.com/multimediacraftsdigi

@sondibor1

https://www.instagram.com/sondibor1/

Artsy Solutions

https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtsySolutions

Multimedia Crafts Digital -Blog

https://multimediacraftsdigi.com/

 

New Year Monthly Craft Challenge For 2022

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I hope that everyone has had a great Christmas Holiday and are prepared for more exciting projects in the upcoming year.  I want to inspire and encourage creativity.  I challenge you to make a favorite craft that you have either already made or have seen someone else make.  You can get your inspiration from any type of platform including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook groups, blogs, and more.  Create something once a month.   It can be anything from mixed media, junk journals, scrapbooks, tags, cards, gift bags, home decor or whatever tickles your fancy.  Post your creations on social media platforms to provide even more inspiration for others.  We all love seeing them.  Let’s share in the fun!

New Year Envelope Freebie

Here is a freebie you can use in them if you like.  This is an envelope I created to use in a junk journal, scrapbook, or for anything you like.  It is printable on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

To access this file, simply click here.

This envelope freebie would work well with the new digital on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop called, “Guys Days Kit“.

Guys Days Kit

 

 

Feel free to post your creations on my Facebook page, “Multimedia Crafts Digital.”

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

November 2021 Blog Train Freebie

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Get ready to accent photos of your family, friends, and festivities of the fall season.  Take pictures of your turkey,  assuming you are able to acquire one during these times of supply shortages.  Capture memories of your trips to the mountains, or beautiful foliage mirages from various landscapes.

Wherever you get your images from you can use the freebie kit, “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train.”  It is part of a collaboration of other artists from Pixel Scrapper.

Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train kit

It comes with 12 different 12″ x 12″ papers and 10 elements.  It also includes a printable ephemera sheet of the 10 elements, along with extra words and a tag.  All the papers and the printable ephemera sheet are saved in jpg format while the elements are saved in png format.  The host of graphics are all high quality 300 dpi.  To access the kit click here.

To access more freebie kits from the fellow collaborators of the Pixelscrapper blog train click here.

You have many possibilities when using the “Evening Owl November 2021 Blog Train” kit.  You can make digital editions of photos using Photoshop or some other editing software.  However you are not limited to just virtual illustrations.  You can also print and craft with the same graphics.

In the photo at the beginning of this blog, I added some elements from the freebie kit and developed a fallish, Thanksgiving layout.  But, I was also able to create some hybrid crafts as well using the same kit.    In the slide show below I used a combination of the freebie digitals as well as the “Warm Harvest” digital kit found on the “Multimedia Crafts Digi” etsy shop.  I coupled the images with downloaded papers, and stitched on fabrics and scrap pieces from my stash.

The main background papers are from the blog train freebie.  Although they came in size 12″ x 12″ I copied and pasted them into an 8.5″ x 11″ file using Photoshop and then printed them out along with the ephemera sheet from the kit.

 

To learn more about how to use Photoshop check out my YouTube channel, “Sonya Stover” and go to the “Digital Scrapbook paper” Playlist.  There you will find varying ideas on how to use that app to construct digital graphics and more.  You will also find some fun crafting videos that may inspire you to make your own version of art.

You can also find me on other social media platforms.  Simply click on my linktree link and access my other ideas and bargains.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

 

 

October 2021 Blog Train Freebie

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Ready for fall digital scrapping?  Here is a FREE download filled with 12 different designs of 12″ x 12″ papers.  It is part of the October 2021 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train.  Also included with this autumn theme pack are 11 elements in png format.  You can also print them out onto three sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

 

Download “The Fall” kit by clicking here.  You can also access free kits from fellow collaborators of the blog train.  Visit that blog and immerse yourself into a digital heaven.

 

   Here is an example layout using the kit.

Be sure to always check the terms of use when using any digital download.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Ocean Themed Projects: Interactive Card Ideas

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Still hanging on to the warm summery weather before fall sets in?  You can make some fun and exciting projects with an ocean, beachy them to it.

Ocean Slider Card Template

You can start out by using this freebie kit called, “Ocean Slider Card Template”.  It is very versatile.  You can make interactive activities using it.  Make greeting cards, shaker cards, journal and scrapbook cover embellishments and much more.

The templates are all high quality 300 dpi and comes with both a jpg file which has a white background and a png file, that has a transparent background.  The png file makes it easy for you to upload the template into die cutting software, such as Cricut Design Space so that you can use your machine to die cut the images.  It is very easy to assemble.

To access the kit click here.  Watch the assembly video below to build your slider card.

Supplies You will need:

  • Box cutter / trim knife
  • Ruler or straight edge tool
  • Glue
  • Brad (Optional)

Disclaimer:

Since sharp instruments are used in the assembly process, this project is for adults.  If children participate a permitting adult must be present.

You can add colors, paints, glitter, glossy accents, and all manner of mixed media to decorate your slider card.  Before assembling your template, distress or color your background, water, and whale pieces in the hue you want them. Finally you can assemble it.  The completed project is really cute with added embellishments such as those shown below.

I hope that this little project share is helpful.  Thanks for visiting.  Happy Crafting!

 

 

 

Paper Owl Template

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Owl Template

Get ready for your fall diy projects early.  Like owls?  Here is a FREE owl template that is great for many projects.  Simply download it, print it, and cut the shapes out.  Next trace the cut shapes on your favorite papers.  Cut those out and glue them together to form your owl.  This freebie is high quality 300 dpi and is saved in jpg format.  To access this kit click here.

 

Dollar Tree Owls

This template is really great for back-to-school crafts for kids and adults.  I created it by tracing around an owl that I bought from the Dollar Tree.   I then found some bottles with two different circular shapes to trace around to form eyes.  I made a beak and a hat for the owls as well.  To watch the process click the video below.

I hope you enjoy this quick tip.   Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!