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Sunday 23 October 2016

Canvas Birthday Card

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. Mine is passing by in a blur of busyness but I wanted to take time out to show you a birthday card I made recently.
This card is based on the canvas I made for the current Creative Artiste challenge. It's A5 in size, so a good deal smaller but the main elements are there.

I started by painting a panel of mixed media card in lilac acrylic. I scruffed the edges and added Shabby White Frantage and Pebeo gold gilding wax. The next layer was created with a couple of acrylic paints in pinks. I then used lilac coloured texture paste through a Tim Holtz flourish stencil and splattered with gold Frantage. Again the edges were scruffed before I mounted both layers on to a card blank.

I used a frame stamp and the Believe verse stamp from Bee Crafty to create the sentiment panel. I cut around it, scruffed it and added Frantage. I used metal charms from Craft Box to create the flower above the sentiment. I painted them white, added a painted purple half bead and Frantaged.

I painted and Frantaged a wooden frame. The heart locket is an X-cut die that I gold embossed. I die cut two butterflies from card and dabbed them with gold gilding wax. I added a brass key.

To finish I dabbed white acrylic onto the second butterfly with the gold gilding wax.
I'm pleased to say that the card arrived safely at it's destination so I can now show it.
The original canvas can be found here. It now lives with one of my daughters.
I hope you all have a lovely week. I'd better get back to work.

Friday 7 October 2016

Creative Artiste #19 October 2016

Yay! It's Friday and the weekend is starting early for me as it's my youngest grandson's first birthday. There will be plenty of fun, family, presents and party food all weekend. I hope you all have something nice to look forward to too.
The first Friday of the month means it's the start of a new challenge at Creative Artiste  We have some fabulous new DT members to announce today and would love you to visit the blog and show your support for them.
Creative Artiste is 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 #18 in September. Your projects were wonderful and the winner has been announced on the blog.

Our theme is this month is
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
and we are sponsored by

The Dusty Attic

I have a 12" x 10" (30.5 cm x 25.5 cm) canvas to show today.

I started by colouring the background in horizontal strokes of two shades of pink acrylic. I then used a Stamposaurus stencil with homemade lilac coloured texture paste. While the paste was still wet I added gold Frantage and heated.

I used a frame stamp and the Believe verse stamp from Bee Crafty to create the sentiment panel. I cut around it and added Frantage. I used two metal charms from Craft Box to create the flower above the sentiment. I painted them white, added a painted purple half bead and Frantaged.

I made the frame using a Katy Sue silicon mould. Once dry I painted it lilac and edged with gold gilding wax. The heart locket is an X-cut die and gold embossing powder. The chipboard branches were painted white and sprinkled with Frantage.

I sprayed the three roses with violet Artiste Spritzing Ink then added gold gilding wax. I finished the canvas with the DREAM key from Craft Box.

Now please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to meet the new DT members and see the wonderful projects created by the talented team. Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:

Saturday 1 October 2016

Crafts Galore Encore October 2016

Can you believe it's the first of October already? The nights are starting to draw in and the weather has turned chilly here which makes perfect conditions for crafting.
 The first of the month means it's the start of a new challenge on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
Thank you to everyone who joined in with September's challenge. The winners are on the challenge blog's '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 our sponsor is the fabulous KennyK Stamps
who are offering a prize of three digis from their store.

I was lucky enough to receive an image from KennyK Stamps and have made a tent fold card to showcase it.

Seeing as it's Halloween at the end of the month I dug out my precious Graphic 45 Rare Oddities papers. I used both black and purple pearlescent card for my matting layers and die cuts.

My image is called Devilish Donna but I think she looks quite sweet. I used my Copics to colour her and then cut her out. She is mounted onto the card with foam pads.

I used a clock die from Marianne and a birdcage from Spellbinders. The birds were made from a Heartfelt Creations die which I trimmed into a raven-like shape. I hand cut the bats.

I tucked a length of lilac lace beneath the layers and added two gem filled bottles.

The finishing touches are a black lace bow and some large gems.
Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog to see the wonderful projects and cards created by the rest of the talented team and to enter your Anything Goes creations.
I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/challenge-179-halloween.html x
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/october-challenge-halloween_1.html x
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/1st-october-2016-classic-design-team.html x
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-68-anything-goes.html x
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-101-anything-goes-option.html x
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/325-halloween.html Top Three
http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/ching-chou-kuik-digital-stamps.html x
http://copicmarkerspain.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/october-challenge-halloween.html x