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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Crafts Galore Encore November 2016

I hope you all survived the ghosties and ghouls of Halloween and enjoy the rest of your week. I shall be heading to the NEC later this week for a few fun days visiting the various craft shows and exhibitions. Maybe you're going too?
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 October'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 the popular
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor is
The Fantasy Art of Nikki Burnette

The team were lucky enough to receive an image each from Nikki Burnette and I made a card with mine.

I created the blue background with Brushos on watercolour paper and fixed it onto an 8"x 8" ( 20cm x 20cm) card blank. I stuck down some string netting across the base before fixing the orange panel which was also created with Brushos.

The image I chose is Mermaid Stamp - Jayna and I coloured it with my Copics. I dusted around the image with a blue Pan Pastel and cut it out with an X-cut scalloped oval die.

I die-cut the anchor from white card using a Spellbinders die. I dabbed it with Pebeo Sand Texture Paste then painted it with dark brown acrylic paint. I added some DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold and Yellow Iron Oxide, My intention was to give a rusted appearance to the anchor.

I used Sizzix Thinlets dies on card coloured with Brushos to create the plants and finished the card with some real shells.

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:


  1. Stunning Andree beautiful colours.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  2. What an amazing piece. I love it and the anchor looks real. :)

  3. A super themed make Andree. Loving all the detail. Enjoy your time at the NEC. Shabneez xxx

  4. WOW!!! This is stunning Andree, the image and card design is amazing! I love it! Have a wonderful time at the NEC.
    Linda xxx

  5. Fabulous card Andree, great image and your card design is stunning. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. Hi Andree this is a stunning card. I love everything about it. Enjoy the NEC. We did think we would be able to go this year but we are still looking after the bunnies so it isn't possible this time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Ohhh, Andree - I love your super-vibrant brusho backgrounds! The embellies are so perfect for this project - your anchor sure looks old and rusty and the sea grass is so delicate and adds great texture. Stunning! x

  8. Stunning card Andrée. I love the way you have embellished the card and your colouring is fabulous. Cathy x

  9. Love the rusty anchor Andree! Have a lovely time at the NEC, would love to go but may be a bit far from the Isle of Wight, but you never know :) x Jane

  10. Wow just stunning. I love your colors and embellishments on this. Well done!

  11. Fabulous, bright, colourful and fun Andree,

  12. Wow fabulous. I love your design, the image is wonderful and so nicely coloured. Great work. Just perfect. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  13. Utterly stunning Sis, Brian was going to bring me down to the NEC tomorrow, but really need to get my bedroom/craftroom decorated..have fun, and we will try and liaise a meeting next year, been too long, love and hugs xxx

  14. Love it gorgeous colours you have used thank you for joining into our challenge at http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

    Michelle DT


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