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Friday, 6 April 2018

Creative Artiste #37 April 2018

I hope you all have a lovely crafty weekend planned. I shall be heading to Coventry for the Texture and Color retreat organised by Art Workshops and featuring Kassa Hayselden and Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair). I'm anticipating much fun and messy fingers. Hopefully I'll learn some new tricks too.

In the meantime, welcome to my April 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 #36 in March. Your projects were all wonderful and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are being sponsored by:
Mixed Up
who are offering one year's free subscription worth £40 to our winner.
See the Creative Artist blog for a special offer on subscription.

I have upcycled a little box.

I started by eating the delicious cheese that came in the box! Once empty, I gave the box top and base a couple of coats of white gesso. I then used texture paste through a honeycomb stencil on both the top and base of the box.

Next, I added some Artstones, gems and cheesecloth to the box top with a soft gel medium along with some paper roses, moss and metal embellishments.
Once that was all dry I gave everything a thick coat of white gesso.

Then I watered down a pink, an orange and a yellow acrylic paint and kept applying them with brushes. I added more water as necessary and dried in between coats, until I was happy with the blends and coverage.

Finally I dry brushed with white gesso to highlight some areas.

This challenge runs until the 29th of April 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'm now off for my much needed break from reality for a few days and wish you all a happy, crafty weekend.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/april-challenge.html x


  1. Andree, Wow this box is stunning. Love the beautiful flowers and pretty colors you used. Hugs, Pam xxx

  2. Hi Andree this is stunning I love the colours you have used are so soft and gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend. I will miss seeing you at Ally Pally. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fabulous Andree, love the colours and wonderful textures.
    Linda xxx

  4. Love what you have done with this little box - its fabulous - great project!

  5. What an amazing box project, love the colors and embellishments

  6. Stunning project Andree. So detailed.

  7. A gorgeous recycled box, now you composed this flowered scene on it. Beautiful textures and details.

  8. ... and have a wonderful crafting week-end!

  9. Beautiful altered box, love the textures,different embellishments and pretty colours. Enjoy your weekend.

    Sylv xx

  10. I love the look of your decorated box. Lovely choice of colours.

  11. This is just beautiful xx Jan

  12. This is so pretty I love these colours together gorgeous xxx

  13. Wonderful project Andree - you deserve some time off now! Shabneez x

  14. Stunning altered box. Beautifully designed. Have a creative week. Judy

  15. This is beautiful...
    Thank you for joining us this month at Altered Eclectics.....

  16. This is so pretty, love the colour choice as well. Have fun on your retreat.

  17. Fabulous transformation hun - Thank you for joining in with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you in future challenges
    DT - Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    Mother Hen - Eclectic Ellapu
    Mother Hen - Altered Eclectic
    Personal Blog - Handcrafted by Ellapu

  18. Such a pretty box and you got to eat the contents too. Beautiful work and lovely colours, thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.

  19. From Packaging to a ovely keepsake. Thank you for joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  20. Such incredibly beautiful colours! Love this! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x


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