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Friday, 6 May 2016

Creative Artiste #14 May 2016

I shan't complain about Mother Nature today as we finally have some beautiful weather. I hope it's as nice and sunny where you are.
The first Friday of the month means it's the start of the 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.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #13 in April. Your projects were wonderful. The winner has been announced  on the blog.

We are sponsored this month by
Maja Design
who are generously offering a pack of their beautiful papers for our prize winner.
The theme this month is
"Anything Goes"
as long as it's mixed media.

I chose to alter a box for the mail and keys that I picked up at a local store. A photo of the original is at the end of this post.

I started by removing the fixings and the covering the whole box with several layers of white gesso and then acrylic paint, sanding down in between the coats.

I used a Sue Wilson die to decorate the top of the box. I coloured the flowers and leaves with Distress Inks and then sealed with Modge Podge and used that to stick them down after cutting to fit. I added half pearls to the flowers.

I made the front panel with pink card and Pion papers. The die cut flowers are from a Memory Box die and the roses are from Wild Orchid. I printed the HOME letters on the computer and cut them out before coloring with Bundled Sage Distress Ink. The bow is seam binding coloured with Bundled sage DI and the metal corners were coloured with Pesto Adirondack Alcohol ink. I added some pearl strings and single pearls and finished by dotting around the whole panel with an iridescent pearl paint.

      The box went
from this -------------------> to this.

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" mixed media creations in the challenge.
I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/challenge-303-we-want-to-see-three-or.html x
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/challenge-340-anything-but-card.html x


  1. Wow, these are fabulous Andree! I just love the upcycle project idea, I think I need to do one for myself. Love all the flowers, so pretty! Hope all is well with you. hugs :)

  2. Good morning Andree these are absolutely beautiful and the design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  3. So very beautiful Andree lovely work

  4. it looks elegant and beautiful done Andree
    Gr Karin

  5. I love the fresh feel of this fabulous project. The colours are sublime.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  6. Wow Andree This is so different from the original I adore it Hugs Sandra xx

  7. Such a beautiful project Andree!

  8. WOW the transformation is amazing! Love the shabby chic feel to this! Awesome!
    Linda xxxx

  9. Beautiful Andrew love the colour combo and it is so useful
    hugs Janet xxx

  10. Hi Andree I love what you have done to this to make is so beautiful it would look lovely in any home. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. A wonderfully decorated creation.

  12. Wonderful project, love the light colours and gorgeous embellishments.

    Sylv xx

  13. Wow Andree, looks fabulous, love the bold colour.

    Erin xx

  14. Beautiful altered box Andree. Stunning project. Judy

  15. Great transformation Andree - it looks great! Shabneez xxx

  16. Beautiful Sis, just trying out my new iPad with commenting, love and hugs xxxx

  17. Wow, what a transformation. The pink and green are so pretty. Cathy x

  18. Great project! Such lovely little flowers. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  19. Absolutely awesome project Andree, I love the colours, I adore the way you have decorated and distressed your seam binding and your flowers... I love the whole project...

    Hugs Rhonda xxx

  20. So pretty and delicate. Love it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  21. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

  22. So pretty, such a delicate colour palette and design...
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  23. Your design choices were so great. I love french shabby chic looking art, its absolutely beautiful!

  24. Popping back in to say: Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  25. Very pretty and useful too. Thanks for joining in at the Altered Eclectic challenge Janet DT


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