Dina Wakley #ShowUsYourMEdia : December 2017

December 21st, 2017

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Congratulations to our Challenge winners for the month of November! Both winners will be receiving a Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks!

Facebook Winner: Sue Kemnitz

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Instagram Winner: @textfolkart

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Howdy, friends! I know December is a busy month, but you have until January 17th to participate in this challenge. I love this one, it’s a great push for the new year.

#ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

Create a piece of art about being unstoppable. What are your personal speed bumps that slow you down? How do you triumph over them?

Here’s my page. I did a collage on a burlap page in the Media Journal. I love the texture and dimension! I adhere most items with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher so I don’t have to mess with glue on fabric.

Supplies used:

  • Dina Wakley Media Journal
  • Dina Wakley Media Stamps: Oops, Oh Well, Scribbly Wings
  • Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
  • Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Night, Ruby, Lemon, Sky, Sterling, Magenta, Black
  • Idea-ology by Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps, Block Lower and Tiny Attacher
  • I love digging through my collage papers box to pull out random bits and make collages. This page started with many random pieces. I started layering them and then put the stamped images on top of all of the layers. My tip for creating collages: make sure you have a strong overlap. If you don’t overlap strongly, your collage will feel disconnected and the elements will seem unrelated to each other.
     
    I colored the stamped images from Oops, Oh Well and Scribbly Wings with Scribble Sticks and a bit of acrylic paint, and then I speckled them with Sterling.
     
    I am hard on myself in most areas of my life, EXCEPT for art. In art, I give myself a break. I let myself fail. I let myself make ugly art. I truly don’t care if what I do isn’t good. That makes me unstoppable because I am not holding myself back.

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    #ShowUsYourMEdia | www.rangerink.com

    I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the challenge. Please share your art. We love it!

    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.

    Challenge Rules

  • 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.


  • Note this challenge does not take the place of the monthly challenges we have in the Dina Wakley Media Tribe Facebook group. If you’re not a member of the tribe, please join us! Artists in the group post lots of cool art and inspiration.

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    Merry Little Christmas Card by Bobbi Smith

    December 20th, 2017

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    Guest Designer Bobbi Smith shares with us how she crafted this Merry Little Christmas card using Tim Holtz Distress® products!

    Find Bobbi’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Merry Little Christmas Card by Bobbi Smith

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    Christmas Bauble by Jenny Marples

    December 18th, 2017

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    Guest Designer Jenny Marples shares with us how she created this Christmas bauble card to send some holiday greetings!

    Find Jenny’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Christmas Bauble by Jenny Marples

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    DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen

    December 14th, 2017

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    Guest Designer Richele Christensen shares with us how she used DIY Tim Holtz Distress® Oxide ombre ink pads to create these adorable Christmas cards!

    Find Richele’s tutorial in our Projects Library: DIY Christmas Cards by Richele Christensen

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    Perfect Pearls Christmas Card by Kelli Cool

    December 11th, 2017

    Guest Designer Kelli Cool is back to show us how to create this cozy holiday card with Perfect Pearls.

    Find Kelli’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Perfect Pearls Christmas Card by Kelli Cool

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    Christmas Patchwork Etcetera Tag by Nicole Wright

    December 7th, 2017

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    Guest Designer Nicole Wright shares with us how she used Tim Holtz Distress® products to create this festive Christmas patchwork tag!

    Find Nicole’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Christmas Patchwork Etcetera Tag by Nicole Wright

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    Snowy Cabin Kraft Christmas Cards by Anita Houston

    December 4th, 2017

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    Guest Designer Anita Houston starts the season with making Christmas cards using her favorite Ranger products!

    Find Anita’s tutorial in our Projects Library: Snowy Cabin Kraft Christmas Cards by Anita Houston

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