August Blog Challenge| Beach Theme: Organics

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It’s time for some end of summer projects.  For the month of August we will be making some leisurely,  beach style creations.  Think of all the elements you find at the beach.  From seashells, sand, and water to umbrellas, sunglasses, and cold drinks, try to Include some of these depictions in your craft.   Follow along if you would like to and post your creations on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.

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.

You may choose 3 items from the prompt list below.

August- Beach Theme- Organics

Use hashtag #augustfav2022

  • Sand
  • Stick
  • Shells
  • Rope (something similar like jute, twine, etc.)
  • Wood
  • Moss
  • Rocks

August Air Tag Kit

For my project I made some super easy tags using the Multimedia Crafts Digital freebie kit called, “August Air Tag Kit”.  Print out these three tags and combine them with other mixed media pieces.  To access the kit click here.

I also made a matching envelope that you can find on the Multimedia Crafts Digital Facebook page.  It is called, “August Air Envelope Kit.”

 

August Air Envelope Kit

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.

 

 

 

I included moss, a stick, and rope for my three prompts.  I garnished the envelope and tags with sewn dictionary page snippets glued to old Amazon packaging.  The tags were also glued to the same recycled brown packaging.  I used Tim Holtz Distress oxide inks to add color to the fussy cut out images.

Afloat Mini Ephemera Kit

Some of the embellishments were from the Multimedia Crafts Digital Etsy shop.  I used the kit found in the $1 Deal section called, “Afloat Mini Ephemera Kit.

I garnished the tags with some recycled fabric from an old shirt tied to the top with a jump ring attached to it.  Then i took some beach theme “spare parts” and let them dangle off the jump ring for each tag.

 

I formed clusters for pockets and added just a touch of sheen using Glossy Accents on the wine glass fussy cut and some Nuvo Drops on the sunglasses.  These tags and envelope made a cohesive unit of beach themed fun.

 

 

To see the process video of how I made this project check it out on my YouTube channel called, “Artsy Solutions.”

 

 

 

Have fun with these prompts and freebies.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!!

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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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/