Easter Bliss

Friday 3 June 2016

Creative Artiste #15 June 2016

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. So, as long as you like to use various mediums on your creations 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 #14 in May. Your projects were fabulous and the winner has been announced  on the blog.

We are sponsored this month by Foilplay
who will supply a prize pack for the winner if they are in the UK. Otherwise the winner will receive a prize from Rhonda.
Our theme this month is everyone's favourite
"Anything Goes"

I decided to be practical this month and make a mixed media card as I need a few for upcoming birthdays. I started by using Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks to colour a square of white card. I then used a stencil from Creative Expressions and Chipped Sapphire DI to create a pattern. After adding some dots of white Frantage I matted this layer onto a piece of blue card and layered them onto an 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm) card blank.

I created the central panel by using DIs Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio on white card and matting that onto blue card - as with all the panels. Next was the spotted panel which was created with Turquoise and Ultra Marine Brushos and a homemade stencil which I heat embossed with white powder. The flourish is from a Sizzix die to which I added some white gel pen.

The seahorse is a Katzelkraft stamp. I stamped it with Versamark and embossed with white powder onto another piece of card coloured with DIs.

Finally, I threaded some pearl beads onto green wire to create the embellishments and mounted them behind the sentiment,
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 card into the following challenges:

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Crafts Galore Encore June 2016

Summertime at last on this side of the world and we have finally had some lovely weather (mixed in with the rain). I'm sorry if I haven't been visiting your blogs regularly but family health problems and new interests are the reasons. I hope you'll all forgive me.
But, the first of the month means it's time for a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog. Thank you to everyone who joined in with the May challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog 'winner's page'. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. A full list of rules are on the challenge blog.
Our theme this month is everyone's favourite:
"Anything Goes"
and we are sponsored this month by the fabulous KennyK Stamps
who are offering a prize of three digis of the winner's choice.

I made an 8"x 6" (20 x 15 cm) tent fold card and matted and layered with cream card, brown textured card and a paper from Prima.  I scruffed the edges and coloured the paper with Tea Dye DI then I used stamps from Papermania, Kanban and Clarity to add details for a travel theme. The postcard is a stamp from Papermania and the text is from LaBlanche.

I chose the gorgeous Biker Girl digi image from KennyK Stamps and coloured her with Copics in shades to match the paper. She, and her bike, are mounted on foam pads.

The Eiffel Tower was cut twice with a die from Sizzix, once in brown and again in black. Then I mounted them to create a 3D effect. I added some cross hatching with gold embossing powder.

The tickets were cut out using a Kanban stamp and then stamped with Kaiserkraft text stamps.
Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the fabulous Anything Goes projects my talented team mates have created for your inspiration. We look forward to seeing your entries for this month's challenge.