Often imitated, never duplicated                     Mixed Media - artwork using more than one medium.

The Design Team

Donna Bowman - Creator

Hi!! I'm a middle school teacher in Irmo, SC. I teach Computer Applications and I really love to teach to Photoshop and Web Page Design.  I've recently moved into a new home that I was lucky enough to help design. Building the house meant that I was not as active in the crafty blog world as I had been for the previous three years. But, now that I'm all settled in, I'm loving my amazing new craft room and enjoying getting back into being crafty on a regular basis.

When I started my blog I was mainly making cards. And I really love to make cards. But, I really love all things crafty. In the last two years, I've taken an interest in working with different products and mediums and currently my new passion is for mixed media. I love watching mixed media tutorials and experimenting with so many fun products and techniques. You can check out my blog at www.donnascraftyplace.com

Melanie Douthit - Design Team

Hello. I’m Melanie from http://douthitgallery.blogspot.com and I’m happy to be a part of The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. I have been an artist (the kind with paint and brushes) since my teens, but I started scrapbooking in 2003 after I had my daughter. I fell in love with combining my photos with paper creations, and cardmaking. It was only natural to start combining my new love for paper with my painting, so I have been exploring the world of mixed media for the last few years. I love color, texture and the unexpected! I live in West Monroe, Louisiana with my husband, two children and my silly dachshund. I belong to two local art galleries and am active in our local arts alliance where we have art walks six times a year.

Astrid MacLean - Design Team Member

I have been stamping and paper crafting probably for about 10 years or so, but did not get seriously into it until about 2007. My paper crafting hobby has developed from those early stamping and card making days into using many different media and I would like to call myself a mixed media artist. I love journaling, altering all sorts of objects and playing about with gesso, acrylic paints, different mediums, collage and many layers. Often I use my stamps more for creating backgrounds rather than as a main vocal point. My style is Vintage/Shabby Chic and I love playing around with ribbons, flowers and lace. http://astridsartisticefforts.blogspot.com

Karen Crossen - Design Team Member

Hi! My name is Karen Crossen and I live just outside Atlanta Georgia with my husband and 3 girls!!  I absolutely love creating mixed media art and experimenting with (and buying) art supplies!! There aren't too many days that I don't have some paint or glue on my fingers or clothes. Just a couple of years ago, I would never have thought as myself as an artist or even thought I had an artistic bone in my body.  But after finding mixed media and the freedom to create what I want and how I want - I realized how much I enjoy creating!
I have been super lucky to work on the Faber-Castell Design, Memory, Craft Guest Design Team, Linnie Blooms Design team and of course, the wonderful Eclectic Paperie Team!!  I hope you enjoy my beach bird - when I saw him at the beach this summer, I just knew I had to get him down on canvas!!  

 "My name is Lisa (aka papergrace) and I've been creative for as long as I can remember. I've always been had my hands busy with knitting, crocheting, silk ribbon embroidering, or SOMETHING. But, it wasn't until I discovered paper crafts that I knew my life had changed. Mixed Media is where I feel most at home. I love getting inky and "messy". The lack of rules appeals to my rebel soul. But I can knock out a CAS card every now and again, too. Come visit me on my blog at papergrace.com. Thanks!"

My name is Lisa and I'm blessed to be married to the greatest guy in the world and have two dynamic boys. I'm a graphic designer and I've never met a craft I didn't like and scrapping is no exception. I'm inspired by my family, life and God's creation all around us. I hope I can have a small part in inspiring you!

Hi I'm Clare, I absolutely adore crafting!  Initially I enjoyed card making and rubber stamping but more recently I have been exploring mixed media.  My hobby fits into my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Hi, I'm Linsey!  I'm blessed be a stay at home wife and mommy to one very cute and spoiled beagle named Kenzie.  Every day I get to do what I love most--live in the Great Northwest and craft!  I've always had a passion for all sorts of art and after years of scrapbooking and making cards, I've found mixed media to be my most favorite creative outlet.  That's why being a part of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog design team is a dream come true for me!  I love sharing and learning new things and I hope that my creations might bring a bit of inspiration to your creative world! 

1 comment:

  1. Hello to the DT! Congrats and I can't wait to learn from all of you!


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