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Friday 6 October 2017

Creative Artiste #31 October 2017

Welcome to my October post for 
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.
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #30 in September. 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 being sponsored by:

Who have this wonderful prize for our winner.
A Decoart Mixed Media Starter set.

I have made a 10"x 12" (25 x 30 cm) canvas.

I started by painting the base with DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic Spa Blue to give a pale turquoise background.  Then I randomly stamped a PaperArtsy clock with Coffee Archival ink and I used a large Americana Old French Script stencil with texture paste. Finally for the base I added random patches of DecoArt Crackle Paste.

I die-cut the clock twice and glued them together before giving it a rusty appearance using DecoArt Americana Burnt Sienna acrylic, Payne's Grey and Quinacridone Gold Fluid Acrylics. And a sprinkling of sand. I fixed it in place and added some glass beads and bamboo straws.

I arranged the rest of the diagonal display with a mix of paper, resin and clay flowers. Also metal embellishments and crystal beads.

I die-cut and embossed a Sizzix Tim Holtz butterfly and used the same colours as before. Once I was happy with the display I mixed Art Stones with gel medium and filled in around the elements.

Once everything was dry I added the top layers of paint using DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide. I watered each colour down to make it more fluid which, because the paints are highly pigmented you can do without losing any colour, and used a brush to dribble the paint.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create mixed media projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. 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 hope you all have a nice weekend. 

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-14.html x
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-no-89-anything-but-square.html x
http://emeraldcitycraftschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-4.html x

Sunday 1 October 2017

Crafts Galore Encore October 2017

Today is the first of October. The nights are drawing in, the temperatures are getting chilly and the trees are a riot of warm colours. Perfect crafting weather, I just wish I had the time.  
Today I have a card to show you that I made
for the October challenge on the
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 every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"

Our sponsor this month is:

Rick St. Dennis
who is offering two digi images for the winner.

I have made an 8"x 8" card.

I started by colouring the edges of the card blank with Vintage Photo DI. I then layered a piece of card coloured with 13 @rts Ayeeda Mists in Pastel Blue, Chalk Turquoise Light and Pastel Yellow.

We were generously offered a digital image from our sponsor and I chose A Clockwork Dragon. Anyone who knows me knows that I love dragons and Steampunk so this fabulous image was an obvious choice for me. I used my Polychromos to colour the dragon then I fussy cut him out.

I used an X-cut set of dies to cut the cogs then sprayed them with 13@rts Ayeeda Mist in Pastel Yellow  and added dabs of Vintage Photo DI. I fixed them randomly to the backing before mounting the dragon using foam pads.

The sentiment was printed onto card coloured with 13@rts Ayeeda Mist in Pastel Yellow and cut out. Vintage Photo DI was added to the edges.

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.
Today I shall be at The Range in Llanelli doing a demonstration for Docrafts. I hope you find some time to craft too. Enjoy your Sunday everyone.