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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


  1. WOW this is stunning Andree, love the yellow and wonderful background and flourish.
    Linda xxx

  2. Oh wow Andree this is stunning I love it those flowers are gorgeous. It is a great piece of upcycling. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Andree, what a fabulous piece. Those flowers, Wow! I thought they were store bought. Soo beautiful. Very cool piece, Hugs Pam xxx

  4. it's beautifullllll Andree

    gr karin

  5. Super floral creation Andree! Shabneez x

  6. Just stunning I love the yellow flowers

  7. So bright and beautiful Andree! Full of colour and summer!

  8. This is lovely I love yellow and grey together and those flowers are just gorgeous xx

  9. Wow! That is just beautiful. Very creative. Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck in the challenge.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!!
    Hugs Donna xx

  11. Beautiful work. Vivid colours. Have a creative month. Judy

  12. Fab project Andree! I love the crackle background and the contrast with the vibrant yellow. Thank you for sharing with Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT)

  13. Love this project - I’m inspired to try out some baby wipe flowers, your’s are so beautiful.

  14. Awesome project - love it Have a lovely weekend x


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