Sunday, 8 March 2015

Mixed Media World - Anything Goes

Hello everyone,

Well this is really exciting! The former Speed Craft Challenge has now morphed into a new,rather fab,mixed media challenge!

Now you can take as long as you like to create something just as long as it qualifies as mixed media. We have put our definition of the term on the new blog for you along with the rules....don't worry,there isn't too many of them.

So pop along to Mixed Media World to see what the new blog looks like and what my wonderful teamies have created for you.

This challenge is supposed by:

who are generously giving the winner a whopping £20 voucher to spend in their online shop! Not only that but the winner also gets added to our gallery AND gets to be a guest DT for the next challenge.......WOW!!!

For our first challenge we are having a nice,easy theme of: Anything Goes.

A massive thank you to our lovely leader, Ingrid, who has put so much hard work into our new challenge blog and we also have a new DT member too!

Okay,so after all that,here is my creation for the new challenge. This painting has been done on another piece of my recycled wood from the chest of drawers.....told you there was more to come!

This was all hand drawn and then painted with mostly Liquitex Basics and a little dash of Luminarte Silks. The wood was of course coated with Gesso first and the background is Faber Castel Gelatos. The finishing touches were some new Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers and some liquid pearls which I'd forgotten I have in my stash!

We really hope you'll love the new challenge as much as we all do and will come along and have a play!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Mixed Media Monthly,Birds of a Feather

Country view Challenges,Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create,Anything Goes

Simon Says Weds,Special Lady/Girly

Crafts 4 Eternity,Anything but a Card

Hope you like it

Donna x


  1. Huge Congrats Donna on your first wonderful post for our new Challenge blog Mixed Media World. Am so excited to see your painting on wood, a fantastic piece of inspiration :-) xxx

  2. Exciting news Donna, must pop over later and take a peek! I adore these wooden panels you are altering - I hope you have them up on your wall. This is just great, I want to create a story about a princess or something. Wonderful creativity. Nikki xxx

  3. Wow Donna, I would never have thought to keep old drawers for recycling. Beautiful results. Must take a look at your new challenge. Sounds exciting.
    Julie xx

  4. Fabulous make Donna what better launch piece than one of your beautifully drawn and painted works of art. She is stunning.
    Full of admiration of your talent!!
    Amanda x

  5. Exciting news Donna... and what a gorgeous work on this wooden panel... and a new fantastic header too...

    You are on a roll Donna! GREAT!

  6. Absolutely fantastic Donna, and great news re the new blog! Sounds as if it is going to be a lot of fun! And of course thanks for adding this to our challenge at Countryview too!

  7. Oh Inky! Thank you for being so brilliant all the way. I love your make! I can't quite believe how beautiful she is on that wood. You are so talented, my friend. It's a real honour to have you by my side. Biggest hugs ever,
    Ingrid xx

  8. Donna what a beautiful girl and on wood too. I live her. Xx

  9. Truly fabulous! love the striking colors and GREAT use of Mixed Media! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Special Lady/Girly” Challenge!

  10. Fabulous, bright mixed media project. Great recycling use of the wood too, lol.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and we hope to see you again soon.

  11. Love the new blog Donna, very crisp and clean! Wonderful mixed media project, love the white highlighting, just gorgeous! hugs :)

  12. Beautiful!! You have such a wonderful style, Donna, love this, and the hair is utterly gorgeous! Succes with the MM challengeblog! Love MM too, so maybe I will play some day.

  13. Great header on your blog, Donna. It took me totally by surprise, but a wonderful surprise. Great art from your reclaimed wood. She, too, is beautiful!

  14. OMG her hair!!!! You create art and this is gallery -worthy. I am in awe. Fab use of techniques of techniques and materials. I am a fan:)

  15. Pretty wood painting. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  16. Wow Donna your painting is absolutely stunning and on a piece of recycled piece of wood. You are so incredibly creative and I am learning so much from you (and thank you). What first wowed me was your banner - AMAZING!!

    The colors are fantastic and love all the white swirls and bling on her hair. The face and those eyes - FANTASTIC!! You really ROCKED for it for our first challenge as Mixed Media World.

    Hugs and lots of smiles

    Your banner wowed me as well - AMAZING!! Everything is GORGEOUS!!

  17. ooops - forgot to mention - it would be great if you came over to CS Designs and entered your gorgeous project in our challenge. Just some food for thought.

    The challenge blog is called Re-Cycle, Re-Re-Purpose and Re-Invent.

    Here's the link:


  18. This is just gorgeous Donna,thanks for sharing with us at Country View

    Love your new header.

  19. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with our anything but a card challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  20. This is really wonderful Donna, it kind of has an Indian feel to it and is full of your lovely quirkynes. Good luck with your new venture and enjoy your weekend xx

  21. Love the mutation from speedy into mixed media, and I really hope I'll have time to come and play along soon. Your first piece here is fabulous - love the bold colours and your beautiful drawing - amazing!
    Alison xx

  22. Wow... This is such a cool piece of art Donna.... Love her hair, sweet face and all the amazing details... Fab colours... Just Love it!! X

  23. Very artsy! Love the colors and textures in the hair. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  24. Really hope to join in with one of your new it gives more time! Sounds great, wish it well... I adore this girl but particularly her amazing hair...stunning on it's own! Hugs Ruth x

  25. This is absolutely gorgeous and stunning!!! I love your drawing, fabulous on this piece of wood!!! A real piece of art, it was really a lovely visit and discovery tonight for me. :D Hugs to you, and thanks again for the support and lovely words regarding my participation to the first challenge, hope I will be able to join many others in the future :) xxx

  26. shes just beautiful! love the white detailing in her hair. she really comes to life :) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  27. this is so fun and funky! Love it. thanks for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!


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