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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


  1. Wow, a stunning canvas Andrée- what a wonderful gift. I'd love to try making something like this and you've definitely inspired me to give it a go. Cathy x

  2. Beautiful Gift Andree bet she loved it Hugs S xx

  3. Its so beautiful.I love hearing how you put it all together. No one realizes all the work that goes into it unless they read your blog. Very cool

  4. what a great canvas project. I love the textures and the flowers on it Andree

  5. Wonderful canvas Andree, love the design and fabulous colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. Hi Andree this is stunning it is just so beautiful there are so many gorgeous details. The recipient must have loved it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. WOW Andree this is stunning! I am sure she loved it too such a wonderful gift to receive. Love the colour and texture.
    Linda xxx

  8. Stunning Andree. Love your eye for detail and colour. A Beautiful delicate creation.

  9. A gorgeous canvas with soft tones and a wonderful layering. I love the shabby feel.

  10. A lovely floral canvas,very delicate colours, great work. Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge over at Country View x
    Jane DT

  11. Beautiful creation Andree as always. Beautiful design and stunning colours. Judy

  12. Sweetheart you never cease to amaze me with the stunning work you come up with each challenge...

    hugs xxx

  13. Wow. This is a stunning piece of art. Xx

  14. Lovely mixed media piece Andree. Love all the textures you've created. Shabneez x

  15. Stunning layout, love it. Loving the colors and style.
    Hugs Rose

  16. So pretty ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  17. Wow. This looks stunning. Love the colours and all the textures. Hugs Mrs A.

  18. Such a lovely project. I love all the layering, the colours and of course the gorgeous flowers

  19. This is absolutely stunning. I just adore the colours. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  20. This is a really beautiful canvas Andree, I love the colours you have used they give such a soft delicate look and make the canvas look like it's summer kissed by winter :) Denyse x

  21. So pretty, a lesson in how to make gears girly. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

  22. A really gorgeous and romantic looking project Andree! Love it, Jane :) xx

  23. Such cool pleasing colors and I love the textures too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.


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