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Friday 5 August 2016

Creative Artiste #17 August 2016

Firstly, Thank You for all the messages of sympathy on the sad passing of my Father in Law and the tribute canvas I made for him last month. Your comments were a great source of comfort.

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 #16 in July. Your projects were fabulous and the winner has been announced on the blog.

We are sponsored this month by

And the theme is
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
The DT were generously sent some stencils from the store to play with. This is what I made with mine. It was going to be a wall hanging but I found a wooden block to fix it to so it can stand on the mantelpiece.

I started by creating an ombre effect on mixed media card with Distress Inks. The colours I used (from top to bottom) are Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door.

I wanted the Shutters stencil to look like a brick wall so I inked through it with Festive Berries DI. I dripped spots of water over the card to create the illusion of raindrops. When that was dry I inked through the Happy Flowers stencil with DI Black Soot. I masked off the bottom of the stencil to fit it above the Shutters stencil.

I stamped the Life & Rain verse from Bee Crafty with black Archival ink. The card was then matted onto yellow card and black card before I fixed it to the wooden block.
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 Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://welove2create.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-16-anything-creativemixed.html x
http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/august-challenge-hot-summer-days.html x
http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/zest-zing-challenge.html x
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/august-challenge.html x
http://desiref.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no2.html x

Monday 1 August 2016

Crafts Galore Encore August 2016

Summer is rushing by and it's now August. We have had some lovely weather here in the UK in between the rain. I'm hoping for more sunshine this month.
As it's the first of the month there is a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
Thank you to everyone who joined in with the July 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
"Use a Digi or Stamp"
We are being sponsored this month by the fabulous Sherri Baldy who is offering the three digis that the team have used for the winner. Sherri's images can be purchased from Sherri's Etsy Store or the My Besties Shop

I have made an 8"x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) card that will make a perfect birthday card for a little girl I know.

I have used a white linen card for the matting layers. The three papers were all freebies from a magazine. I used roses from Wild Orchid and made a bow with seam binding.

I chose this adorable image to work with. She is called Besties of Faith Girl Img 875. I have coloured her with Copics in colours to match the pretty papers.
Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to meet the wonderful new DT members and see the fabulous projects the whole team have created with Sherri's images for your inspiration.
I've added my card to the My-Besties Designs Facebook group page and
I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/august-challenge.html x
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/15th-august-2016-world-wide-open-design.html x
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-97-anything-goes-option-summer.html x
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-38.html x
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/1st-august-2016-classic-design-team.html DT Favourite