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Friday 3 August 2018

Creative Artiste #41 August 2018

Happy Friday everyone. I'm on my travels again and keeping my fingers crossed for a good outcome today. Hopefully, one way or another, we will know what the future holds. But first there is something else going on today, so ...

... Welcome to my August 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 #40 in July. 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
Samantha K Gifts

who are offering this lovely prize to our lucky winner.

This month I have decorated an 8" (20cm) embroidery hoop to make a wall hanging.

The hoop is an old wooden one I've had for years that deserved a new lease of life. I started by painting the hoop and my MDF pieces with black gesso. Once dry I used white gesso and DecoArt crackle paste to create texture.

 I cut a circle of heat resistant acetate and attached it to the back of the hoop. I built up a support layer with a strip of silky fabric, some thick netting and cheesecloth and stretched them tightly over the hoop frame. I then added the 'bubbles' to the background and foreground which  are Circle Cluster B and Circle Cluster C from Samantha K Gifts.

I fixed shells, glass beads, pearls and a seahorse to the structure with my glue gun. I added clusters of Prima Artstones and gave it all a coat of white gesso.

Next was the fun part of painting everything. I used gorgeous Prima Art Alchemy Metallique acrylic paints in Emerald Green, Crocus Fields, Mermaid Teal, Light Patina and Vintage Rose.

For the finishing touch I added little highlights of Prima's Art Alchemy Metallique waxes.

Now it's your turn to create your mixed media projects and enter the challenge 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.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Find Prima products in the UK at Artist Trading Post.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:
https://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge.html x
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com/2018/08/august-challenge.html x
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-perfect-time-to-craft-open-challenge.html Spotlight
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2018/08/ltccb-25-august-anything-goes.html Top Pick
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/08/miucb-16-anything-goes-acrylic-block.html x


  1. WOW this is stunning Andree!
    Linda xxx

  2. Andree, its gorgeous. Loved seeing the process of it coming together. Beautiful colors too
    Hugs, Pam xx

  3. Such a beautiful altered embroidery hoop, love the sea theme and gorgeous colours. Thank you for sharing the process of putting together the wall hanging.

    Sylv xx

  4. Such a beautiful soft and delicate project Andree. Love all of the stunning detail. So elegant!

  5. stunning Andree, Loving all the dimension and photos showing the process

  6. In a word - AWESOME !!!!
    Truly fabulous work of art, its fantastic!! Love it!!

  7. Gorgeous transformation for this hoop, Andrée. I love the shades between white and blue; the profusion of sea elements is beautiful!

  8. A hoop transformed to bring delight and memories of summer. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  9. Great project ! I love seashells ! Thank you so much for taking part in my 'sun, sea and sand' Challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie x

  10. This is fabulous and love the texture on this.

  11. Lovely project. Thanks for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

  12. This is gorgeous Andree! I love the colours, Jane :) xx

  13. Wow, this is an amazing projects!

  14. This is absolutely stunning, Andree! Love Love Love it!
    Hugs Donna xx

  15. Stunning creation Andree - hope you got a positive outcome. Shabneez x

  16. Oh how absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Such a gorgeous work of art! Love the colours and all the textures!
    Thank you for joining us at MIUCB!

  17. Stunning project Andrée, so beautiful. Cathy x

  18. Gorgeous project with all the shells. Thank you for joining us at the RCS challenge. - Priya Satish DT

  19. This is stunning Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  20. Stunning colours and embellishments.Thank you for joining us at the RCS challenge. - Priya Satish DT

  21. Oh this is beautiful! Just my cup of tea! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  22. This is an incredible project!!

  23. Gorgeous! All the layers really made a beautiful under the sea project. Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt

  24. Wow, this is amazing, I love it, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

  25. What a stunning design! Thanks for joining in the challenge at CVC - good luck and hope to see you again, Teresa DT x


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