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Friday 1 June 2018

Creative Artiste #39 June 2018

Welcome to my June post for
This is my second blog post for today. To see my DT card for Cards Galore Encore please scroll down.
Creative Artiste is 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 #38 in May. 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 sponsored by the fabulous

who are offering another brilliant prize.

I have made a wall plaque from an old cardboard box lid.

I started by giving it a coat of DecoArt Media Black Gesso. Once dry I painted it with a coat of DecoArt Media White Tinting Base and when that was dry I sanded back areas and the edges to reveal some of the black layer.

I stamped all over with Andy Skinner's crackle stamp from his Toxic set in black Archival then gave a wash with DecoArt Prussian Blue Hue. Lastly, I dry brushed with white gesso to give a lighter and patchy effect similar to a faded old piece of wood.

The flowers were die-cut from wet wipes coloured with DecoArt's Hansa Yellow Light and Diarylide Yellow Media Fluid Acrylics. They were then blasted quickly with my heat gun to shape them.
Seam binding ribbon was coloured with the two yellows and Green Gold Media Fluid Acrylic before being tied in a bow.

The stone effect flourishes were created with white DAS clay and Prima's IOD Large Flourish Moulds. Once dry I gave them a wash of DecoArt's Media Fluid Acrylic in Payne's Grey. I love how it shows all the little cracks in the clay and makes them look like old stonework.

This challenge runs until the 1st of July 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'm hoping for a quiet one at home for a change.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-8-anything-creativemixed.html x

Crafts Galore Encore June 2018

Welcome to my June post for
Thank you to everyone who joined in with May'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 
who are offering a $15 voucher for their store.

I have made an 8"x 8" card to show you using some hot Summer colours.

I started by colouring two pieces of watercolour card and a strip of seam binding using Distress Oxides and water in Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Squeezed Lemonade.

Once dried I printed the dresses from the Dress Up set a few times each and cut them out. I removed some of the details to leave just the dresses.
I used Posca pens to add some extra colour to the dresses.

The sentiment is one of two that are included in the Dress Up set and was printed at the same time as the dresses.

I wrapped the seam binding around the card and matted it onto black cardstock before fixing onto a card blank. I arranged the dresses and stuck them to the card with foam pads.
To finish I added a thin black bow to a seam binding bow and fixed them to the card.

Please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can 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://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-58.html x
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-279-wedding-or-party.html x
https://crafty-girls-creations.blogspot.com/2018/06/challenge-48.html x
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/06/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-69.html x
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/ltccb-23-june-anything-goes.html x