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Friday, 1 January 2016

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #10

This is my second post for today so it's another opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year!! I hope you all have a fabulous year full of fortune, good health and wonderful surprises. 
Not only is it New Year's Day but, as it's the first Friday of the month, it's also the start of a new challenge at Creative Artiste We are a challenge blog for everyone who likes to mix their media. As long as you use more than one medium on your creation we'd love to see you enter the challenge. 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. Thank you to everyone who entered Challenge #9 for December. The winner has been announced  on the blog.
This month's themes are
"Anything Goes" or "Use Chipboard"

We are being sponsored by the brilliant Dusty Attic this month.

I made this wall hanging using a chipboard base.  I first gave it a layer of white gesso then a coat of a teal coloured acrylic. Next was a layer of a turquoise acrylic. I let each layer dry in between coats. When the turquoise paint was dry I lightly sanded it all to show patches of the teal underneath.

I then added a coat of crackle paste and brushed over with white acrylic paint. The next step was stamping the leaves with a Heartfelt Creations stamp and, lastly, a coat of PVA to seal it all. The bows were made by colouring seam binding with DIs and sprinkling with Frantage. The house was already cut out at the top and the brass button is from an old bracelet.

The sentiment was printed onto card that I had coloured with Pan Pastels and stamped with the leaves. I then matted it on to Kraft card. The ceramic bird is from my stash.

I painted some watercolour card with acrylics and, once dry, cut the flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I Frantaged the edges and the beads for the center. The metal leaves were Frantaged too.  The joke in my house is that if you stand still too long you'll get the Frantage treatment!
Now please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful projects created by my talented team mates. Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Goes" or "Chipboard" mixed media creations in the challenge.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://petalluchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/anything-goes.html x
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/25-days-to-christmas.html ?
http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/challenge-26-anything-creativemixed.html x
http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/anything-goes-challenge.html Winner
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/january-2016-challenge.html x


  1. Hi Andree, I adore your wall hanging, I love the colours the texture and the quote is lovely... I love the way you have distressed the leaves and flowers as well... I love the way depth that you put in to your projects Thanks for going that extra step...
    Love and Hugs xxx

  2. WOW this is stunning and I love the sentiment.
    Crafty Hugs
    Linda xxx

  3. Wow Andree awesome Happy New year Hugs Sandra xx

  4. Hello Andree, Absolutely stunning, such beautiful colours, love the flowers. Happy New Year to you.


  5. Hi Andree this is stunning I just love it. Happy New Year. Hugs Jackie

  6. This is so pretty and love the sentiment on it! Loving the colors so much! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! Nanette, DT

  7. This is just amazing Andree, so very pretty and full of beautiful details. Wishing you a very Happy New Year xx

  8. What a great color combo and lovely saying for this. Happy 2016 to you!

  9. Such a gorgeous home decor piece, Andree. It's beautiful with the crackle finish and the lovely color choice. Your ribbon and flower look so lovely together! hugs, de

  10. Such a beauty Andree. Love the detail and this stunning sentiment. Happy New Year Greetings to you!

  11. Very pretty, beautiful colors :)

  12. Happy New Year Andree!
    I love this shabby chic creation! It's just perfect!
    Dawn xx

  13. Gorgeous wall hanging and love the colours and shabby chic elements

  14. Love your color choices!! Happy New Year and Thanks for sharing with us Rhedd's Creative Spirit!!

  15. I do like the little house cut out at the top and the sentiment is perfect for the finished piece. Hugs Mrs A.

  16. Wow this is gorgeous, love the colour combo!!
    Hugs Donna xxx
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