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Friday 6 January 2017

Creative Artiste #22 January 2017

Welcome to my first challenge post of 2017 for
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 #21 in December. Your projects were fabulous and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
" Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are sponsored by
Things To Alter

This canvas was made as a gift for someone special who inspires other crafters every day. (Except Sundays when her shop is closed).

This is an 8" x 8" (20 x 20 cm) canvas. I started with a honeycomb stencil and some texture paste. I added two strips of lace and painted the whole canvas with a mix of turquoise acrylic and white Gesso. I then dry brushed acrylics in turquoise, blue and brown.

I made some decorative pieces with clay and moulds. I painted them once dry. I found silver charms, a frame and buttons to add to the canvas.

I cheated with the flowers and used ready made ones but I did lightly brush them with acrylics.

I die cut lots of cogs with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Gadget Gears die. I glued several layers of the cogs together for dimension. Once dry I added sand texture paste and painted them. I added touches of Pebeo silver gilding wax when they were dry.

Lastly I stamped the word Inspire with a stamp from Bee Crafty onto card I'd painted. I then cut it out, distressed the edges and added touches of brown paint.
This canvas was made with a wonderfully inspirational lady in mind and I hope it's inspired you too. If you've never tried mixed media maybe 2017 is the time for you to give it a try?
For more inspiration 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:
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/januarys-challenge.html x
http://thatscraftychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/anything-goes-2016-challenge.html x
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-35.html winner

Sunday 1 January 2017

Crafts Galore Encore January 2017

Happy New Year everyone!
May 2017 bring you peace, good health and happiness. And lots of crafty fun!
I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive season but now it's back to work. And that starts with the first challenge of the year on the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
Thank you to everyone who joined in with December'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
Sparkle N Sprinkle
who will offer a prize of a choice of three digis to the lucky winner.

I chose a summer image to work with this time as a nice antidote to the winter weather here in the UK.

I made a 6" x 6" (15 x 15 cm) card with an extra front fold. The seascape paper is from an old Kraftyhands CD.

The car image is part of a digi set titled VW Bug that includes the surfboards. There is a green coloured version of the car as well as the black and white. I chose to colour my car in red.

The surfboards also come in a coloured version or in black and white. I used the black and whites and coloured them in similar colours to the pre-coloured ones.

I finished the card with a computer printed banner on a wooden stick.
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.
Happy New Year everyone!
I've entered this card into the following challenges:
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/challege-48-and-winners-of-challenges.html x
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/challenge-49.html x
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-35.html x