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Old 04-05-2018, 09:09 PM   #1
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Challenge: MIX271 Inspiration
Keyword: MIX271

I want to share a scenario that I am thinking you might understand. I finally get some alone time in my busy life. Time I can sit and create. When I get my supplies out, I experience a crafter's block. I WANT to create, but what? Can you relate?

Not only does it happen when I think of what I'm going to create, if you talk to some of the hostesses of the Splitcoast Challenges, I am sure that they will also say that sometimes they hit a block when it comes to finding new ways to challenge.

The other day when I saw that my turn for hostessing was coming up, I came up with an idea to share with you one of the ways I find inspiration.

There are lots of places that we can get inspiration, listening to a song, reading a poem, playing along with the SCS challenges.... and one of my favorite ways- PINTEREST. Now the drawback with PINTEREST, is I go looking for inspiration and sometimes get sucked into it and before I know it my crafting time is done.

So here is my challenge. Call it more of a game if you would like to.
Time limit for inspiration is 10 mins.

In the search box on PINTEREST, type in
"MIXED MEDIA", (a craft medium of your choice), (2 colors) and then (an improper noun).

so for example you could type "MIXED MEDIA, ALCOHOL INKS, BLUE, GREEN DRAGONFLIES"
Use something that you see to inspire your project.

When I typed in the above words, I found THIS PROJECT. I was inspired by the colors and the flower. You can see my card in the first thumbnail that was inspired by this.

I had my good friend Pam play along with me this week. She typed in "MIXED MEDIA, BRUSHOS, PURPLE, YELLOW, FLOWERS" This is THE PROJECT that inspired her. Hers are the next 2 attached thumbnails. I really liked the project she picked for inspiration so I played along and my second card is the final thumbnail.

This week as part of my challenge there are BONUS POINTS. Yes you heard me right Bonus points if you use a stamp that you haven't used for a long time. You get double Bonus points if you haven't used it for at a year.

I hope that you will play along and be inspired.

Here is the GALLERY for this challenge.
Make sure you use Keyword MIX271 so your project will show up in the gallery. Also reminder that for it to be mixed media you need to have 2 or more different crafting mediums on your project.
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Old 04-05-2018, 09:15 PM   #2
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I hope that everyone can play along. If you have any questions about this challenge. Feel free to ask. I will be checking in on the challenge several times today.
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No Pinterest here. I'll try the same thing in Google images.
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Well, mixed media + gesso + blue + yellow + flowers brought up the below image amongst others...and it reminded me of Lydia's gilded relief tutorial. There's a lot of drying time in that, and I have to cook this afternoon to bring dinner to my aunt. So while I got started before work, I may not get finished up till tomorrow.

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Sabrina, that is gorgeous! I love Pinterest for multimedia or mixed media ideas, so this challenge really appeals to me today. Thanks, MariLyn! I’m off to search!
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Sabrina, I am sorry. I didn't think that there might be some who can't use Pinterest. I am so glad that you were creative. Google images is a great way to find the inspiration, as you have shown. I love the inspiration piece you have chosen. I can't wait to see what you create.
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Kandie, I am so excited that you are going to play along. I look forward to seeing your creation.
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MariLynn, I love your idea!!!! I don't think I will get time to play along today but I sure do love your idea of inspiration!!!! You are so clever!!! I have the dreaded exercises to accomplish and card to photograph before I head out with my girl to a college preview weekend but I will play along if I can tomorrow afternoon once we are home! Hugs and thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!!
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Angela, I hope you have a fun time with your daughter looking at colleges. I hope you have a safe trip. I hope that you find the time to get to play along.
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Marilyn I love this challenge and go often on pinterest to find inspiration!!

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that "for you" stamp is one of my favorite stamps ever. great challenge!
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More like this, please! What fun!

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Oh what a fun way to find inspiration on Pinterest MariLynn! I'll be using that again for sure!! here's my butterfly card : MIX271 Pinterest Butterfly Birthday by artystamper - at Splitcoaststampers
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Great challenge! I've never tried doing a multi-word search on Pinterest before so great to see how well it works. Here's my card:

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Thanks for the challenge instructions MariLynn!! You did a great job. Mystery... by Luv Flowers - at Splitcoaststampers
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No resemblance to my inspiration photo but I promise it was my jumping off point. Thanks for a fun challenge, MariLynn.

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What a fabulous challenge.
I used keywords pens, green, red and wedding and was inspired by this image :

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/ATjJ...O5duWvFeJVGb8/
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Inspiration challenge mixability by Battyshazzy - at Splitcoaststampers
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