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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!


  1. Hi Andree this is a stunning tag I just love it. I am so sorry that there is so much going on for you at the moment. My thoughts are with you. I hope the vet can come up with a speedy solution. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Andree, what a beautiful tag. I love reading how you create them. Prayers for a solution to the fur babies problem, Hugs Pam xxx

  3. So stunning Andrée, all the elements work so beautifully together. I hope all is sorted soon. Cathy x

  4. fantastic and great tag Andree
    gr karin

  5. Such a great tag and detail Andree. Love the colour palette used. Hope all is soon resolved for you!

  6. This is fabulous Andree, love the colours and wonderful butterfly. Hope you get the veterinary issue resolved and have a fabulous time with family and friends.
    Linda xxx

  7. Wonderful creation as ever Andree. Hope you get things sorted on all fronts so you get some peace. Shabneez x

  8. Lovely project. Beautiful colouring. Have a creative week Judy

  9. Beautiful tag, I love the technical butterfly and the colours! My wishes for better times.


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