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Friday, 4 November 2016

Creative Artiste #20 November 2016

Hopefully this post finds you all getting ready for a lovely weekend. And all being well, I am at the craft show at the NEC in the UK having a fabulous time with friends and family.
The first Friday of the month means it's the start of a 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 #19 in October. 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

Details of the prize are on the challenge blog.

I have done another 12" x 10" (30.5 cm x 25.5 cm) canvas for this month's DT project.

I started with texture paste and a Stamposaurus stencil. When that was dry I painted the canvas in blue and purple acrylic paint, darkening the colours towards the edges, and added splashes of white paint. Once everything was dry I stamped Believe in the corner with a stamp from Bee Crafty.

While shopping one day I spotted a bag of unusual looking potpourri. I thought some of the seeds looked like butterflies. (Probably just my bad eyesight). I sprayed some of the seeds and painted others before arranging on the canvas. 

I added clear half pearls and blue beads in between the 'butterflies'. I made gold wire antenna for the big butterflies and gave them a gold pearl each.

To finish I added Pebeo gold gilding wax to the butterflies.

Please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful mixed media projects created by our 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:


  1. Wow, Andree! How incredibly beautiful! I love that the butterfly wings are the same shapes for the fluttering leaves. Your masterpiece is pure magic with gorgeous colors, golden highlights, and dimension! hugs, de

  2. Hi Andree, WOW what a stunning canvas, the design if fabulous and I just love the colours. It takes a crafty eye to see potpourri as butterflies and yes you have the eye. Have a great time at the NEC unfortunately I will not be going this year. Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. WOW Andree this is stunning! I love the background texture you created and fabulous colours. The butterflies look gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  4. Hi Andree this is a stunning canvas I love the colours and all the details. I bet you are having a wonderful time at the NEC. You must show us what goodies you have bought. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. A beautiful canvas, Andree! Lots of gorgeous texture and gilding. x

  6. Utterly gorgeous Sis, looks so dreamy, hope you got plenty of stash at the NEC...love and hugs xxx

  7. I just love the movement you have created in this canvas, there is something gloriously uplifting about the sweep of the leaves. I look at this and it makes me happy :) Love, Denyse x

  8. Oh Andrée this is just so beautiful. The colours and textures are wonderful. Hope you have enjoyed the NEC, I must go one year. Cathy x

  9. Those butterflies are just amazing. What a fabulous piece of art

  10. Wow, this is a really stunning piece! Just gorgeous. I hope you enjoy the NEC, I'm off a meal with family as today is my birthday. Creative Blessings Tracy x

  11. Another Wow from me. This really is beautiful Andree.

  12. A wonderful creation Andree - love those butterflies! Hope you had fun at the NEC. Shabneez xxx

  13. oh my days ! im in love this is totally stunning x

  14. It's a beautiful canvas, with this movement of the butterflies, and what a great idea to use these seeds!

  15. Andree What a stunning Canvas, I can't imagine that these stunning little butterflies are made from the gorgeous coloured potpourri, but the hint of gold pebeo gilding wax sets them off beautifully... Big Hugs xxx

  16. Stunning piece Andree. I love the colours and all those beautiful details. Judy

  17. You made a beautiful canvas. Can I ask what the transparent dots are?

    1. Hi Janet, The dots are clear acrylic art gems. I got them from from Craft Box. Thank you x

  18. stunning project, do like all the textured affects

  19. Wow..beautiful and what clever use of that Potpourri. I appreciate your creativity here. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

  20. Wow, this project is just stunning. Great work

  21. Stunning background and the butterflies look like jewells. fabulous hun - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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  22. I am pleased I am not the only one that has picked out bits from Pot-Pourri...Loving your canvas and the butterflies are stunning...
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics...x

  23. This is so super pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  24. Your layout is beautiful. I love the design and details.

    Thank for your always encouraging me


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