Rachel Jefferies Mixed Media Challenge - May 2020

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  1. ArmyGrl

    ArmyGrl Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Rachel Jefferies May Designer Challenge!

    First, to all the Moms, Grandmothers and Aunties, Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is a celebration of the most important job out there…motherhood! And, let us not forget the maternal bonds we have with one another and within our communities. Thank you for being the nurturing, giving souls that you are!

    Second, congratulations to the April $10 Challenge winner: @flowersgal
    And, to the $6 winner: @CharlotteM

    Congratulations!

    May's Challenge: Inspired by Textile Arts
    This month’s Mixed Media challenge is an inspiration challenge! Take in the inspiration board below. Observe the colors, patterns and textures. How can you work an element from the textile art into your own creation? Perhaps you are inspired by the quote on the dress, “To be alive is power.” Perhaps you can use thread to form a fence in your layout? Maybe you would like to use a cut-out on your layout, then apply thread in an interesting pattern over it? Or, maybe you would like to use thread on your photo to outline or color in a flower, tree or stream? The thread can be used to simulate rain too (or sunshine and sun rays). Maybe you are inspired by the patterns of thread and stitching and would like to have some on your layout. Maybe it’s not thread at all that inspires you but lace or denim? Maybe you are inspired by the colors in a particular photo, or a shape or pattern (that red X stands outs)? You could make a grid then place some objects in it. Perhaps you are intrigued by the ethereal figures from the photo in the upper right corner? I could go on and on…there are so many ways to be inspired by textile arts!
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    The challenge requirements:

    • Create a layout inspired by textile arts provided in the inspiration board. In this thread you MUST describe how you were inspired and what you created due to that inspiration.
    • Your layout must use 100% Rachel Jefferies Designs currently available in the TLP store (collaborations, including Rachel’s Mixed Media Monthly and Add-Ons count). A few elements from Rachel’s retired products are permissible but should account for less than 10% of your layout.
    • Upload your layout to Rachel Jefferies Designs Gallery at TLP.
    • For your challenge entry to be counted, you MUST reply to this tread with your finished layout. Please link your thread layout to your gallery. Entries are due no later than 31 May 2020.
    • NO double-dipping with other challenges. This must be a new layout created for this challenge.
    • New Release Bonus Entry! If you use one of Rachel’s products released in May 2020 (a new release, M3, BYOC and even SOSN released in May 2020 count) you will get a bonus entry for a chance to win the $6 coupon (should you not be the $10 winner). Please let me know if you are eligible for the $6 entry by stating “New Release Bonus Entry” when you post in the forum.
    • Eligible entries will be chosen at random and announced in June. Good luck and may inspiration find you!
    • Questions? Please respond to this forum and tag me @ArmyGrl
    You are not required to use the following products, but here are some of Rachel's items that may help your creative endeavors:

    Stitched Mixed Media Stacks 1
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    Pocket Art: Stash Builders 2
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    Messy Machine Stitches 4 (Rachel has four different sets!)
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    And here is inspiration from the Captivating Sistas!

    From @ajm Inspired by: the photo, the colours, the flowers & leaves and all the paint splatters.
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    From @mcurtt Marilyn painted down the curtain with lace and added extra valance curtains.
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    And one from me, I was inspired by the cutout and threads and wanted to simulate that look.

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    Happy creating!
     
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  2. CharlotteM

    CharlotteM Well-Known Member

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    ah, thank you so much♥ and congrats on @flowersgal !
    ....and I would be happy if you could send me the coupon .... I have already found something that I would like to buy ...........

    love the new challenge!
     
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  3. ArmyGrl

    ArmyGrl Well-Known Member

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    Hi! Congratulations on the win! I reached out to Ms. Rachel. The coupon will come directly from her.
     
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  4. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    I can't see the inspiration board unfortunately Lisa. @ArmyGrl
     
  5. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Congrats to both @CharlotteM and @flowersgal !!!!! :fairydance

    Lisa had me thinking on this one. I finally opted to go with curtains. DH likes to take "abstract" pics and this was one of them. It was out of focus and I never used it for anything... But it worked well for this challenge. :-)

    Here is my layout (again) linked to the gallery & credits.
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    marijke Well-Known Member

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  7. ArmyGrl

    ArmyGrl Well-Known Member

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    Hi Angela, can you check now? I re-uploaded the inspiration board.
     
  8. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    can see it now, thanks
     
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  9. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    this is exactly what I needed for this morning...
    some textile art therapy!
    nest is the string, just a great time!
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  10. ArmyGrl

    ArmyGrl Well-Known Member

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    I truly adore your take on the challenge....you got textiles IN your photo.

    Sometimes I think about deleting those "crappy" photos. But, you never know how they might come in handy. You've made a lovely work of art, Marilyn.
     
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  11. dotcomkari

    dotcomkari The Deaf Superstar

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    I was inspired by the outdoor stream photo...

    I went for the "outdoory texture..." wood... leaves crunching.. branches.....

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    ArmyGrl Well-Known Member

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  13. yellowpeep

    yellowpeep Spaaaarrrrrkkkleeeee

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    Love all of these creations!
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  14. ArmyGrl

    ArmyGrl Well-Known Member

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    Good morning Frog Lips! Kiss!!!
     
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  15. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    @ArmyGrl - you have made my day. I was so excited to see my name as the April winner. Thanks to Rachel and I will be watching for the coupon. Now to think about this month's challenge.
     
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    bestcee Lorelei and Rory are my neighbors

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    DigiGrace Make mine a purple passion

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    I kissed the frog!
     
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    kelley Gets excited over little green things.

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  19. Rachel Jefferies

    Rachel Jefferies Designer

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    I was inspired by the stitched flowers/foliage, fabric/paper layers and the cut out
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    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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