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Friday 6 July 2018

Creative Artiste #40 July 2018

Well, never a dull moment for us. On top of all the family strife we now have a pet problem that needs sorting, so, I'm on my travels again. I'm hoping for a swift veterinary solution and wonderful weekend in the British sunshine visiting with lovely family and friends. Crafting will be resumed later next week.
In the meantime ...

... Welcome to my July post for

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 #39 in June. 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 sponsored by the fabulous
Tando Creative
who are offering a prize of a 30% discount on Tando products in their online store.

I have decorated a Tando greyboard tag.

I started by gluing the diamond cut outs from a Diamond Grid to the tag then I
gessoed all the greyboard pieces including the butterflies. I then added washes of Prussian Blue Hue and Green Gold Media Fluid Acrylics from DecoArt until I was happy.

I edged the tag with a wash of Quinacridone Gold Media Fluid Acrylic and added some splashes to the tag and diamonds.

The butterflies are from a Tando Butterfly Grab Bag and the cogs, washers and bolts are from Tando's Andy Skinner Industrial Elements pack. I added the cogs etc to the large butterfly before painting them all with washes of DecoArt's Media Fluid Acrylics in Cobalt Teal Hue, Green Gold and Quin Gold .

This challenge runs until the 29th 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 and crafty planned for your weekend. Enjoy!

Sunday 1 July 2018

Crafts Galore Encore July 2018

Summer has definitely arrived in Britain with lots of glorious sunshine. I have even managed to enjoy some of it in between my almost weekly travels across two countries trying to deal with family issues. At least I've found time for a bit of crafting, so ....

Welcome to my July post for
Thank you to everyone who joined in with June'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:
Beccy's Place

I've made a 6"x 6" card.

I started by matting and layering a Papermania wood effect paper onto Kraft card and fixing to a card blank.

The Design Team was generously offered a choice of images from Beccy's Place and I chose this Old Mailbox digi image and coloured it with my Copics. I then trimmed and mounted it on Kraft card.

I deconstructed a Papermania envelope in a wood effect pattern and fixed to Kraft card with a stamped sentiment from Dovecraft. I finished with some thin cord and the envelope fastener.

 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://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/07/ltccb-24-july-anything-goes.html x
http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2018/07/july-challenge-photo-inspiration.html x