"Mix It Up with Melange" Challenge ~ ILLUMINATING

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 ILLUMINATING. Create a piece of mixed media art using this prompt 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)

Erin Leigh Butson is our featured artist with her wonderful interpretation of ILLUMINATING. Thanks so much !

Image © Erin Leigh Butson


  1. As a newbie, I don't know if this is legal, but can I submit a piece that I've recently completed for the "illuminating" challenge? Or do I need to make a new piece?

    Here it is: http://www.artbyerinleigh.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for welcoming, encouraging, inspiring Team.I am so happyto be a part of this group. Can't waitto seewhat the new year has for each one of us.
    Erin Leigh

  2. Absolutely you can Erin. Here is Erin's hot lin


  3. This isn't new but seems to fit the Illuminating theme so well I decided to use it.

  4. Here is mine. No disclaimer, this is who I am.....

  5. What beautiful and touching artwork from each of you! I also completed a piece based on the word, Illuminating, and those of you who know me best will see that it is also who I am. Not nearly as moving or poetic as yours, but it's me, all the same. :-)
    Jessie's blog

  6. Hey, Bren, you're not the last one - I am! :o)

    Here's my entry for Illuminating: