Friday, June 15, 2012

Zeus & Zoe Monthly Vintage Image Challenge: Mixed Media


I am posting this from the sleepy town of Potsdam NY. We are considered "Upstate" which means I live in the middle of nowhere yet upstate from New York City!

Anyhow, I love my little town and when Marivic (proud owner of the Zeus & Zoe) asked me to post our first ever challenge, I thought I'd like to share this vintage image with you.

It appears to be a graphic from an Art Studio located long ago here in Potsdam, NY.

I thought it would help me set up a challenge that would be fun.

Our challenge for June 15th:  Create a project that includes Mixed Media. You can drag out your mists, glitter, paint, fabric, markers, inks and anything else to create something amazing. Please gather inspiration from this image when you are creating your project. You don't have to USE the image, but certainly can if that tickles your artistic spirit.

The Zeus & Zoe kits are designed to have many vintage elements and lovely new papers to inspire you. You don't have to use a kit from Zeus & Zoe to play along. Although it might help you to be inspired!

Here is a page/photo flip book I created to go along with this challenge.

List of items used from the Zeus & Zoe Kit I had to work with:

Pink Paislee Mistable Parisian Paper 
Vintage Doily 
Vintage Daris White Iris Glitter
Silver Key
Pink Letters
Assorted Flowers and Lace
Green Shimmer Stick Pin

Here is another photo so you can see what it looks like when I slide the little flip book out of the clear holder. That shimmery heart shaped doily came in my kit and I used the vintage glitter to make it shimmer.

This is also a good shot of that lovely knitted flower below.

That flower was designed by Irini who makes Get Creative Embellishments and she has graciously offered us two of her flower packages to offer as a prize!

For the second prize winner, you can win these brass and metal skeleton keys from Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.

Our plan with our monthly challenges is to support other artists by promoting their hand make embellishments, so you are interested, please let us know!

And, a quick word about rules:

1.You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page 
project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the 
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

3.You may submit as many entries as you want

and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are
 playing along at Zeus & Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our blog. 

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST 
on the 15th day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the
sidebar ONLY, not by e mail and not by linking up in the 
comments section please.

Information about our Challenges:-

1.  Zeus & Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, 
anywhere in the world.
2.  Our Design Team do their best to comment 
on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF 
your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem 
you can always enable comment moderation.
3,  Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen.  One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for
the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is
chosen by random draw.
4.  Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact Marivic. 
5.  Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing 
will be forfeited.
6.  The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in 
the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog.
7.  Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!

So, are you in to play along!? Sure hope so! 


sandi said...

Fabulous challenge Mitra! Love what you've done with your Zeus and Zoe kit!

Bellaidea said...

I would love to play, just hope we still have time till 15th of July?:)I have some sepia photos waiting long time for this challenge!

Beth said...

I would love to play but I don't have a blog.

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Great Challenge Mitra!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Fantastic challenge Mitra - well done!! Great take on it too and what a perfect idea to support other artists like dear Irini at the same time!! Love it!!!

Lizzy Hill said...
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Lizzy Hill said...

Hoping, crossing the fingers I get to do this...that 'poster' vintage image is inspiringly YUM, as is Mitra's gorgeous, gorgeous example:):):)

Channa said...

Such a cool challenge Mitra, job well done! And the price is great, love that the opportunity is given to artists to share their handmade stuff!!

jeanie g said...

Love the ethos behind this challenge Mitra, just up my street. Hope to playing along really soon.