Wow, what an great first month of the #showusyourMEdia challenge. You all produced stellar, moving, personal art. Art that matters. Thank you so much for creating and especially for sharing. If you’re new to the challenge, check the bottom of this post for a recap on rules, etc.
Congratulations to our first month’s Challenge winners! Both winners will be receiving a set of Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks!
Facebook Winner: Kezzy Art
Instagram Winner: @amirainoz
Here is our next challenge. It runs from July 20 to August 16, 2017.
If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself. ~Jane Travis
Create a piece of art about the things you say to yourself. Are you positive? Negative? Both?
This challenge inspired me. As I have gotten older, I have found that I am kinder to myself. I still have my insecurities, my sadness. But my self-talk tends to be motivational. If I don’t give myself a pep talk, who will? I made several pages because once I got started, I couldn’t stop.
Here’s a little journaling tip. I always have a big drawer full of “art bits.” These are warm ups, pieces of art I don’t like or that just didn’t work, etc. When I sit down to journal and feel stumped for an idea, I dig through my “art bits” drawer and pull out pieces that appeal to me. I cut or tear them up and repurpose them for new pages. I used this process for all of the pages that I made for this challenge. The birds on the Media Board came from a box that I created in a class that I taught. I tore the box apart and used the panels as the focal point for the pages. The tag can from the “art bits” box, too. The woman that I cut in half was a pretty ugly drawing that I did five years ago. It’s out of proportion…I draw better now….but it looked kind of cool cut in half. The orange circles were from a painting that was downright ugly. When I cut the circles out, they were perfect for the page.
The backgrounds on the bird pages are almost entirely Scribble Stick, with the exception of the Cheddar color on the page with the Blackberry and Cheddar background, and the Turquoise paint I put through the Almost Ikat stencil on the face page.
Are you ready? I can’t wait to see your art.
Check out below to see my personal take on this challenge!
Dina Wakley Media Journal
Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Scribbly Birds in Flight
Dina Wakley Media Board
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint in Cheddar, Black, and Turquoise
Dina Wakley Media Tape, White
Dina Wakley Media Comb, Squares
Fudeball Black Pen
Dina Wakley Media stencils, Almost Ikat
Tim Holtz Idea-logy Big Chat stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plain Tissue Wrap
Challenge Rules Recap
I want to put the “me” back in mixed media. All art is personal, whether it be a card or an art journal page or a painting. Join me as we begin a series of monthly challenges and prompts that will fuel your creative spirit and help you delve into the ME of MEdia.
We will announce monthly challenges on the Ranger blog on the third Thursday of each month.
Use at least one Dina Wakley Media product in your project. If your product is not obvious (like paint), please list the colors you used.
You can make anything you like—a card, an art journal page, a tag, a canvas, anything!
Interpret each challenge any way you like. You can be literal or you can use it as a springboard and see where it takes you. Let the challenge inspire you and stretch you.
Try to journal on your piece. Write your thoughts about each prompt. You can write a little or you can write a lot, but do your best to incorporate your thoughts and feelings into the piece.
When you complete a challenge, please share it on your blog and social media (Instagram/Facebook) with the tags #showusyourMEdia and #rangerink.
We will do two random drawings each month for a prize. We will search the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on Instagram for one winner, and then on Facebook for the second winner. To be clear, you must use the hashtag #showusyourMEdia on either Instagram or Facebook in order to show up in the search and to be eligible to win. You have until the third Wednesday of each month to complete the previous month’s challenge.
We will announce the previous month’s winner AND the new challenge on the third Thursday of each month.
Guest Designer Nika Rouss shares with us how she decorated her weekly spread in her Creative Dyary using Dylusions products!
Find Nika’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Creative Dyary Inspiration by Nika Rouss
Guest Designer Richele Christensen shares with us how she made this lovely floral thank you card using Tim Holtz Distress® products!
Find Richele’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Flower Garden Card by Richele Christensen
Guest Designer Tracy Scott shares how she transformed her Dylusions Black Creative Journal page into this bright and fun art journal page!
Find Tracy’s tutorial in our Projects Library: ‘Survivor’ Art Journal Page by Tracy Scott
Guest Designer Audrey Pettit shares with us how she made this crazy cat birthday card using Tim Holtz Distress® products!
Find Audrey’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Crazy Cats Celebrate Card by Audrey Pettit
Guest Designer Carisa Zglobicki shares with us how she is celebrating the Fourth of July with her patriotic Dina Wakley inspired journal spread!
Find Carisa’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Land That I Love by Carisa Zglobicki
Our Signature Designer Tim Holtz shares this great Faded Fragments tutorial featuring the Distress® Oxides.
Find Tim’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Faded Fragments by Tim Holtz
Guest Designer Cheiron Brandon shares how she created this patriotic journal spread in celebration of the upcoming holiday!
Find Cheiron’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Lady Liberty Journal Spread by Cheiron Brandon
Inspire your creative side with more new releases from Ranger! This launch includes exciting new product from Tim Holtz Distress®.
TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS® OXIDES
Introducing 12 news colors of Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide Ink Pads, a water-reactive dye & ink pigment fusion that creates an oxidized effect when sprayed with water. Use with stamps, stencils and direct to surface. Blend using Ink Blending Tools and Foam. All oxide colors are available in 3” x 3” ink pads and coordinating .5 oz re-inkers.
AVAILABLE IN 24 COLORS OF INK PADS AND COORDINATING RE-INKERS
Download a copy of the press release here: Tim Holtz Distress® Oxides.
Guest Designer Miranda van den Bosch dives into season with this bright Dylusions inspired Summer Flowers journal spread!
Find Miranda’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Summer Flowers by Miranda van den Bosch