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Friday, 7 April 2017

Creative Artiste #25 April 2017

Hello everyone, happy Friday! I hope you all have a nice weekend planned. I'm off to Coventry for the Ministry of Mixology weekend. I'm really looking forward to all the craftiness! But first, today's order of business ....

Welcome to my April challenge post for
Creative Artiste.
We are a challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations we'd love to see you enter the challenge.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #24 in March. Your projects were fabulous and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are being sponsored by
who have this wonderful prize for our winner.

I have decorated a jewellery box using some DecoArt products for my project this month.

This was a plain white box and I gave it a couple of coats of gesso to start with. I mixed DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic in 'Burnt Sienna' with some local sand and covered the whole box.

Once dry I used two shades of DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in turquoise to cover most of the textured layer, then dabbed on patches of Crafter's Acrylic in 'Early Spring Green' and 'Cool Blue'. I finished by adding patches of DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold.

For the central panel I started by gluing on shells, glass beads, pearls, Art Stones and painted die-cuts.

The marbled effect was created with DecoArt Triple Thick Glaze and some Pebeo Fantasy paints.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful mixed media projects created by our talented team.  Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.
Have a lovely weekend everyone, whatever you have planned.
I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-7-anything-creativemixed.html x


  1. This is a fantastic mixed media project Andree, I love the colour and the sea side theme. just brilliant.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  2. looks fabulous Andree and great colours
    gr karin

  3. Hi Andree, Your box is amazing. I so love hearing how you put it all together. The sand effect is soo cool on the sides. Have a fabulous and fun weekend, Hugs Pam xxx

  4. Andree, this is a stunningly beautiful box. I love all the gorgeous seaside elements.

  5. Hi Andree this is stunning I love it. Enjoy your weekend it sounds wonderful. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. You do make the most exquisite projects Andree. Stunning colour palette and design.

  7. WOW this is amazing Andree! LOVE the texture and gorgeous colours. Loving the top of the box too. Enjoy your weekend.
    Linda xxx

  8. A wonderful creation Andree - love all the exquisite detail. Enjoy your craft weekend and I look forward to seeing photos! Shabneez x

  9. A fabulous box Andree, love the seaside theme and such gorgeous colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

  10. A great transformation of this box! I love the summer colours and the layers: wonderful!Have a nice week-end!

  11. Beautiful box. Love your colours and design. Have a creative week. Judy

  12. Trulely awesome and loving the bluey/green colour. Love it....Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  13. I love this..I love anything that has anything to do with the sea..such a fabulous makeover..
    Thank you for entering this months challenge at More Mixed Media...

  14. Wow, just fabulous Andree, I just love your colors and the wonderful embellishments

  15. Hope you have had a great weekend. Your project is wonderful. The textures and colours are stunning. Cathy x

  16. stunning altered box and love the distressed look

  17. Wow Andree you are outstanding every month I always adore what you create, and The textures you create, with the stunning colours... Thank you for all what you do behind the scene of this blog and it wouldn't be so successful if it wasn't for you and our DT Ladies...
    Rhonda xxx

  18. Gorgeous box Andree! I love the colour and all the texture, Jane :) xx

  19. Love it
    I love rust and all the texture xx

  20. This is beautiful. The turquoise colour really doe make you think of the sparkling sea on some long forgotten island in the sun. The shells and sandy texture are a great addition. Hugs Mrs A.

  21. What a great project xx Jan

  22. This is so clever and creative Andree! Happy Easter. Judy x

  23. Lovely textures and colors.Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa.

  24. Andree this is beautifully designed.
    This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  25. Your altered box is great! I love this color of green and your awesome elements. Hugs, Autumn

  26. What an amazing creation!!! Your box is beautiful, Andree!!!
    Thank you so much for be with us at Altered Eclectics!!!
    Arlette DT xxx

  27. What a colourful makeover.Thank you for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.


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