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Friday 4 May 2018

Creative Artiste #38 May 2018

Yay! It's Friday and it's a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK. I have a buy weekend with family coming to visit.
But business first, so;
Welcome to my May 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 #37 in April. 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 were let down by our sponsor at the last minute so, we have arranged a GDT spot for May's winner.

I have made a tag using some popular mixed media techniques.

I cut the tag and the smaller pieces from greyboard and gave them a coat of gesso. Once dry I used a wax stick to create a resist so I could make the tag and layers look like weathered wood. I then painted all the pieces with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Paynes Grey, Quinacridone Gold and Prussian Blue Hue. I finished with a top coat of Titan Buff and a light wash of Quin Gold.

I used various stamps over the tag and layers and then applied texture paste through a tattered harlequin stencil on the tag only. I made washes of Prussian Blue and Quin Gold Media Fluid acrylics to colour the texture paste once dry.

I used an old butterfly stamp on watercolour card and coloured it with the left over washes before fussy cutting it out. I layered everything up with Prima Soft Matt Gel.

This challenge runs until the 27th of May 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 hope you have something fun planned for your weekend.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-challenge.html Top Three
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-challenge.html x
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-extra.html Winner

Tuesday 1 May 2018

Crafts Galore Encore May 2018

Welcome to my post for the month of May for
Thank you to everyone who joined in with April'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:
Fred She Said
who are offering a $10 voucher to our winner.

I made an 8"x 8" birthday card for a family member.

I matted and layered another beautiful paper from the First Edition Wild Flower paper pad with purple pearlescent card. I made a panel for the image with the purple card to create a border with the paper.

I chose the Marigolds & Morpho uncoloured set to work with. The images come in Jpeg and PNG format which enabled me to create this design in my graphics programme  plus print extra butterflies in different sizes. I used Copics to colour the flowers and butterflies to match the paper. The butterflies have been decoupaged to create depth.

I finished the card with a sentiment banner and a single purple pearl.

Please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can meet the fabulous new design team members and see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team. Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the May challenge.

I have entered this project in the following challenges:
https://abitmoretimetocraftextra.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-extra.html x
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/challenge-80.html x
http://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/challenge-47.html x
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-2018-flowers.html x
https://alwayshappybirthday.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/may-challenge-birthday-anything-goes.html x