"Mix It Up with Melange" Challenge ~ GATEWAY

Welcome...everyone is invited to join in the challenge. You do not have to be on the team or an Etsy seller to create a piece of art with the week's theme and show it on this blog.

Thanks to Stacey Merrill the prompt for this week's challenge is GATEWAY. Create a piece of mixed media art using these words as inspiration. When you are finished follow these simple rules:

1) Post your finished piece on your blog, website, Flickr page, Etsy or elsewhere INCLUDING a link back to the Melange Team blog.

2) Comment to this blog post INCLUDING the link to where we can find your beautiful piece.

3) Please link to a static page

(What’s a static page? An example of a static link is http://www.melange.com/ticket/2009/04/22/mix-it-up-challenge/, whereas an example of a link to the main website is http://www.melange.com)

4) Come back often to check out all the terrific work that will be submitted. :)

Thanks for joining in the fun !

(Here is a great tutorial on CREATING HOT LINKS)

Pat May is our featured artist with her wonderful interpretation of GATEWAY. Thanks so much !

Image © Pat May


  1. Well, I have to admit this is not a new creation, but this piece always makes me feel like I'm peeking through an arbor or a gate, I really like that effect.

    Here's my Gateway entry

  2. Sweet, Pat! Printing directly onto the ledger sheet? Wow, scary. LOL

  3. Not too bad scary, I used some repositional fixative to tac it to regular copy paper and ran it through the printer. That kept it from tearing.

  4. Oh ya, and another little trick, I printed the poem on the copy paper first, then I could see just enough through the ledger paper to line it up so it printed between the ledger lines, slick huh?! :)