Rachel Jefferies - February Mixed Media Challenge!

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  1. DivaMom96

    DivaMom96 Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2017
    Hey everyone! I'm so excited to host this month's mixed media challenge for Rachel Jefferies!

    Who can resist the lure of a pocket!? When I was a paper scrapbooker, I loved creating pages with pockets in which I could put tickets and other memorabilia of the event I was scrapping. I made mini books with pockets in which I could place things so that I would remember events. It’s no wonder that full pocket page layouts are still popular!

    So, for our February challenge, we are going to play around with pockets. And, since this is a mixed-media/artsy challenge, we’re going to add some mixed media flare!

    Your challenge is to create a page which includes a pocket – just one pocket. You must stuff that pocket full of goodies – papers, flowers, leaves, ephemera, photos, lace, ribbon, etc., and one of those items must be a heart! You must have a minimum of 10 items in your pocket. Please list your items in the forum thread when you post it.

    I also want to see at least 3 layers behind the pocket – think paper, gesso, paint, stamps … anything you could splash onto the page before adhering the pocket. Please list your items in the forum thread when you post it.

    Totally lost? Here’s a Pinterest Board for your inspiration.

    Our fabulous Rachel made an absolutely GORGEOUS multi-layer pocket for us to use. You do not have to use this pocket, but it’s here if you want it. Download here or by clicking the image below.


    The rules are as follows:

    1. Create a layout using one, and only one, pocket on your page.
    2. You must have at least 3 layers behind the pocket – think paper, gesso, paint, stamps, etc. Please list your items in the challenge thread when you post.
    3. You must stuff the pocket with a minimum of 10 different items (ephemera, photos, flowers, leaves, papers, etc.), one of which must be a heart. Please list your items in the challenge thread when you post.
    4. Decorate the front of the pocket. No requirements here, just have fun.
    5. Photos are optional. Full page pocket pages are not allowed for this challenge.
    6. Title, journaling, etc., is up to you.

    The Creative Team had a blast making examples for you. Here are few layouts to inspire you!

    First, from Rachel!
    rjefferies-FEB22-youaremyperson (1).jpg
    My pocket contains: 2 different pre-made mixed media stacks, 1 label, 2 different paper piece strips, 1 star element, 1 flower sequins, 1 star confetti, 1 plastic button and 1 painted canvas heart
    Behind my pocket: collage from photo ready paper, paper strip, stitching, messy scribbles, stamps and date stamp.

    Behind there is 1 green pain, 1 brown paint, 1 crayon circle, teared paper and a stamp. In the pocket there is 5 foliage’s/grass, 1 confetti, 1 color chart, 1 ticket, 1 tag, 1 paper stripe and 1 heart.

    in my pocket i have heart, butterfly, rainbow, string, ribbon, sequin scatter, star sequins, color swatch, paper foliage, 3 balloon strings.
    behind my pocket i have 1 foliage, paint, stamps, wordart, paper piece, markings, golden sequins scatter.

    Marilyn (a/k/a mcurtt)
    Behind the pocket: fish, vertical paint at base of pocket, background paper, conch stamp, splatter.
    In the pocket: 2 photos, 1 sea plant, 1 paper snips, 1 flower (with button), 2 different fish, 1 tag, 3 ephemera pieces, 1 messy thread.

    And my own example:
    My pocket contains: 1 card, 1 tag, 1 stitched heart, 3 pieces of dried foliage, 4 paper pieces, 1 paper heart, 1 ribbon, 1 flower, 1 mixed media stack.
    Behind my pocket: stamps, paints, gesso, stitches

    Additional Challenge Requirements:
    * Your layout must be comprised of 100% Rachel Jefferies products; 90% must be currently available in her store. You may use up to 10% of retired products.
    * You may use items from Mixed Media Monthly collections of which Rachel was a part.
    * Upload your layout to the Rachel Jefferies Designs Gallery at TLP and list the products used in your credits.
    * For your challenge entry to be counted, you MUST upload your finished layout to this thread. Please link your thread to your gallery image as it helps us leave love on your layout (and, validate your project).
    * No double-dipping…your layout must be used for this challenge only, no others. You must create a new layout for this challenge.
    * This challenge will remain open through the end of 28th February, 2022.

    Two lucky artists will be randomly drawn to win an $8 coupon to Rachel Jefferies shop. :clappy

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 4, 2022
  2. Pachimac

    Pachimac Give me all the cliché Christmas movies

    Apr 12, 2016
    OOOOO this looks fun!! just downloaded the pocket and I will play in the morning!
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  3. Cath_

    Cath_ In my polka dot dress and apron

    Dec 12, 2014
  4. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

    Dec 15, 2017
    OMGosh - I LOVE me some pockets - any kind of pockets. I'll be back with a page.
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  5. Dady

    Dady Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2017
    Thank you fr this challenge ❤️


    Behind my pocket: collage, paints, messythread, stamps, stitches, background paper

    In my pocket: 3 flowers, 1 branch, 1 butterfly, 2 leaves, 2 foliages, 1 tag, 1 paper piece, 1 heart
  6. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

    Jan 2, 2015
    Here's my layout again, with a link back to the gallery & credits. Notice that my new and improved layout contains the heart that I missed as one of the requirements for the challenge. Oops! [>] :yup

  7. AmandaJ

    AmandaJ Adagio, or Allegro? I can't decide.

    Dec 24, 2015
    Everything is Rachel Jefferies. This was fun!

    Items below pocket:
    1. paper
    2. stamp
    3. sequins
    4. heart paint
    5. splatter paint
    6. paper piece
    7. paper scatter

    Items in pocket:
    1. Green Branch
    2. Eucalyptus Brance
    3. Berry Branch
    4. Butterfly
    5. Ticket
    6. Paper Arch
    7. Paper Flower
    8. Black flower
    9. Heart sticker
    10. Picture
  8. Rachel Jefferies

    Rachel Jefferies Designer

    Jun 12, 2011
    I loved this challenge Deborrah thank you!

    Here is my page linked to the gallery with all of the credits
  9. Janisn

    Janisn Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Love filling pockets thanks for the challenge
    I filled pocket with 2 hearts, 2 photos, 2 stems, a flower, a butterfly, a tag, raffia, paper bows. Behind the pocket, paint splatter, paper and paint/stamp collage
  10. dotcomkari

    dotcomkari The Deaf Superstar

    May 24, 2012
    Ohhh I can't wait to play with this...
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  11. Pachimac

    Pachimac Give me all the cliché Christmas movies

    Apr 12, 2016
    Here's mine!

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  12. ajm

    ajm Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Thank you for the fun challenge!
    In my pocket: empehera (2x), tag, thread, paper, heart (2x), ribbon, foliage, flower and staple
    Behind: paper piece (2x), label and messy thread

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  13. Annsofie

    Annsofie Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Here is my page for credits! Great challenge and I love the pocket!
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  14. *sylvia*

    *sylvia* Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2018
    thank you for the challenge

    behind: stamp.journal card.stars // inside: heart.flower.leave.button.paper.ribbon.tag.punchinell.paperpiece.arrow.tab

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  15. marijke

    marijke Pollywog

    Jul 2, 2010
    Thank you for the challenge

    in my pocket
    flowers (8)
    birthday card
    threads (2)
    stitched mediastacks
    leaf (1)

    behind the pocket
    mark making
    paper pieces

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  16. scribler

    scribler Blanket? Check! Slippers? Check! Sweater? Che

    Dec 5, 2012
    Love all the pockets!! Definitely making something for this challenge.
  17. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

    Dec 15, 2017
    This was fun! Thanks for the challenge.

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  18. Pachimac

    Pachimac Give me all the cliché Christmas movies

    Apr 12, 2016
    Oh my gosh - we used a few of the same elements - but then originally I had that banner and that bird on the pocket too but then I decided to put my Mom's picture on it.


  19. Jess Claire Creates

    Jess Claire Creates Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2021

    Background elements:
    1. Captivating basics background
    Stamps: 2. stripes, 3. splatters, 4. flower, 5. text

    Pocket contents:
    1. Button cluster 2. Stem & leaves 3. Admit one tag 4. Style tag 5. Blue leaf 6. Blue stem & leaf 7. Ribbon 8. Lace 9. Peach flower one 10. Peach flower two 11. White gem flower 12. Black & white paper circle 13. Black & white paper heart 14. Peach heart

    Decoration on the pocket: 10 ticket and star Brad (I liked the pocket itself and wanted most of it still showing).

    Collections Used: Look Deep Into Nature Vol 1 Mixed Media
    I’m somewhere in between
    Trust the Journey Thrive Mixed Media
    Captivating Basics
    Happy Happy Happy collage bits and bobs
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  20. EHStudios

    EHStudios I am more clever than I think

    Oct 29, 2010
    Looking now it seems I forgot my heart! So if I remember I'll reload this, but I'm not playing for prizes anywho, just fun! I need to get better at clusters so bad!!

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