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Friday, 1 July 2016

Creative Artiste #16 July 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 #15 in June. Your projects were fabulous and the winner has been announced  on the blog.
We are sponsored this month by
Scrapmatts and Papertole Australia
The prize is $30-35 (Aus) worth of the latest designs from the store.
Our theme this month is everyone's favourite
"Anything Goes"

The DT were generously sent some products from the store to play with. I have made a tribute to my wonderful Father in Law who very sadly passed away last month with his family around his bedside. He was my only father for the past 30 odd years and his passing has been very difficult to cope with for the whole family. This personal tribute to him helped me deal with my grief.

The base is an 8"x 8" (20cm x 20cm) canvas that I covered in crumpled tissue paper and painted with copper coloured acrylic. I cut six narrow panels from card. I painted them in shades of brown and used a Tim Holtz stencil and Black Soot DI to make them resemble a fence. I fashioned a wall using a Tim Holtz die. The green panel was created with a Scrapmatt's stencil.

I split up the Retro Squares laser cut chipboard piece and covered the pieces in Shabby Gold Frantage.

The chipboard words are from the Scrap Words set.

I used a Docraft's stamp and edged the letters in gold embossing powder.

This is the last photograph I took of one of the most wonderful and influential men in my life.
Paul Crowe  09/06/1929 - 05/06/2016

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://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/masuline-challenge.html x
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/july-challenge-2016.html x
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/challenge-159.html x
http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/challenge-1.html x


  1. Andree what a stunning tribute to your late father in law xx

  2. What a heartfelt tribute to your father in law. I'm very sorry for your loss Andree. Shabneez xxx

  3. Aww Andree I am so sorry to read your sad news, sending crafty hugs.
    Your creations are stunning and a wonderful tribute to your Father in law.
    Hugs Julie xxxx

  4. fantastic and great make Andree beautiful made.

    Gr Karin

  5. So sorry for your loss Andree. Brilliant layout and tribute.

  6. What a stunning tribute to your father-in-law. I am so sorry for your loss Andree. Take care.
    Linda xxx

  7. Stunning canvas, I love the design and colour combo. You can tell that this has been made with great affection for a special person. I am sure he would be very proud of your wonderful tribute. Hugs Jennifer xx

  8. I am so sorry to hear but your Father in Law Beautiful Tribute hugs Sand xx

  9. Hi Andree this is a stunning page and a wonderful tribute to an amazing man. I was very sorry to hear about your loss. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  10. What a beautiful tribute, it's just lovely. So sorry for your loss. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  11. So sorry for your loss, your canvas is a fabulous tribute to your father-in-law , it is obvious how much he meant to you - take care.

  12. What a loving and wonderful way to honor this very special man in your life! Thank you for sharing this remarkable layout with the CCEE Stampers in their Mixed Media Challenge this week!

  13. Beautiful commemorative piece. So sorry for your loss. Love the texture, colour and composition of your spread. Thanks for joining us at A Inky Mess Challenge #1 - Anything Goes. Michelle - DT

  14. Fabulous technique. This is a wonderful project that is beautifully executed! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  15. I'm sorry to hear of your loss Andrée. Your project is stunning and a wonderful tribute. Cathy xxx

  16. Awww Andrée Darling what absolutely gorgeous Double page spread, of your beautiful well loved Father-in-law, well done. xxx <3 xxx

    Hugs xxx

  17. I love this truly beautiful tribute to your Dad. So sorry for your loss and I am sure he is looking down on you and sending you his eternal love. thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you in our future challenges x

  18. This is so lovely..something to treasure always...and made with so much love..
    Thank you for joining us over at Altered Eclectics this month..x

  19. Such a sweet tribute, something that really stands out is the lovely brick texture you created. Thank you for sharing at Rhedds Creative Spirit. Brittany, DT

  20. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Father-In-Law, Andree. This is such a lovely heartfelt tribute filled with love!
    Take Care
    Hugs Donna xx

  21. What a beautiful tribute to your father-in-law. So sorry for your loss.
    Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  22. What a great photo an amazing layout to show it off!
    Love all the little details!
    Dawn xx

  23. fabulous canvas love all the texture and details-a beautiful tribute to your Father-In-Law---Thank you for joining our 1st challenge at A Inky Mess and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x


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