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Friday 5 January 2018

Creative Artiste #34 January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to my first post of 2018 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 #33 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 being sponsored by:

Tando Creative
who are offering two prizes of a 30% discount on Tando products in their online store.

I have used these products available from Tando Creative to create a tag.

I started by giving  the greyboard tag a base coat of black gesso and then two of white gesso, drying in between coats. I sanded back patches of the white gesso when dry. Next I stamped over the tag using black Archival ink and one of Andy Skinner's stamps from his Toxic set.

Then I painted the tag with washes of  DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber and wiped back areas with a damp cloth.
Lastly I added Burnt Sienna acrylic paint around the edges.

The butterflies are from The Butterfly Grab Bag. I gave them a coat of dark blue acrylic then I applied a layer of  DecoArt Media Crackle Paste with a palette knife and left to dry. I finished them with washes of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Teal and Green Gold.

I did the Diamond Grid the same way as the butterflies but with a turquoise acrylic base coat and only a Green Gold wash. To finish the tag I used a heavy matt gel to attach all the pieces and added a fabric flower.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create your 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 crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:

Monday 1 January 2018

Crafts Galore Encore January 2018

Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful festive season.
Welcome to my first post of 2018 for 
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 every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"

Our sponsor this month is:
Sparkle N Sprinkle

I have made this card for my 'ready-made box'.
This is a versatile card that could serve many purposes including Birthday, Get Well and Anniversary. I will add a sentiment and appropriate embellishments when needed.

The base is a 6"x 6" card blank. I layered a double sided paper from First Edition's Mulberry Kisses paper pad and added a strip of the reverse side. I then added a paper doily.

The cute birds are the Chickadees digi image from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I coloured the image with Copics and a black fine liner pen. I then framed it with green card.
A simple but pretty card.

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 have entered this project in the following challenges: