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Friday, 2 February 2018

Creative Artiste #35 February 2018

Welcome to February's 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 #34 in January. Your projects were all 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 are offering this fabulous prize for our winner.

I have upcycled a box that my little dog's food comes in. It's sturdy and big enough to use for my ready made card collection.

I started by cutting the box to the shape I wanted and adding a central divider. I then covered the box with a First Edition Rose Garden paper that looks like newsprint and painted some random patches in DecoArt's Americana Desert Turquoise, Bahama Blue and Baby Pink acrylic paints.

I then gave it all a light coat of white gesso and once dry I added a band of lace around the box and arranged some bits from my craft stash on the front. I added some Prima Artstones and painted the lace and embellishments with the same paints as before.

Lastly I dry brushed white gesso over the lace and decorations which gives it a lovely shabby chic effect.

This challenge runs until the last Sunday of the month 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:


  1. Wow Fabulous box Andree, love the decoration and colour. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Gorgeous use of colours and textures on your upcyled project Andree. Shabneez x

  3. Hi Andree this is absolutely stunning I love it. There is so much detail. You would never guess it started out as a box for dog food. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Andree, I love it. Such beautiful soft colors. I love the lace and shabby chic look too Hugs, Pam xxx

  5. This is stunning Andree, love the textures and gorgeous colour.
    Linda xxx

  6. Fabulous Andrea. I love the colour palette used and your fabulous detail.

  7. Wow this is fabulous Andree great work x

  8. This is a fabulous upcycle - beautiful and practical x

  9. Wow!!! This so fabulous creation. I really wanna try this to decor my new craft room.

    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

  10. Great transformation of this box for a gorgeous result!

  11. Such a stunning project Andrée, beautiful. Cathy x

  12. Beautiful Andree. Love the colour and details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

  13. This is absolutely fabulous! Loving the colours and deatails!
    Hugs Donna xx

  14. This is stunning and love the textures

  15. An amazing transformation from dog food box to a beautiful storage box. Love the pretty colours and embellishments.

    Sylv xx

  16. Oh Andree this is amazing- I love all the texture and the colours. xx

  17. Your up-cycling is terrific and so is the colour palette you chose Andree. Thanks for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  18. I like the colours and such a brilliant way of recycling an otherwise obsolete box once emptied of its contents. A fab makeover. hugs Mrs A.

  19. Beautiful feminine colours nd the decor is so pretty too..a lovely entry for our challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...


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