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Friday, 7 September 2018

Creative Artiste #42 September 2018

Thank you for all the lovely comments on our new family situation. We've all had a good week with back to work and a new school to cope with. It's eighteen years since I had to take a child to her first day of school but it all went very well. We are going out for a celebration meal later today. In the meantime ....

... Welcome to my September 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 #41 in August. 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

Today I have an 8" (20cm) canvas to show you. You can see I'm obviously still in my blue phase.

I started by spraying the canvas with a couple of different shades of blue - Pastel Blue and Pastel Cobalt - from 13arts.

I used texture paste through the 13arts stencil Bubbles, designed by Marta Lapkowska, and once dry I carefully repositioned the stencil and added Versamark. I then sprinkled on Clear Sparkle Embossing Glitter from Wow! and carefully heated it. It gives a fabulously glittery finish.

I die cut the circles from thick greyboard and layered some of them up for different thicknesses. I then painted them with dark blue acrylic paint.
I gave them all a coating of DecoArt crackle paste and left them to dry.

I again used my 13arts blue sprays but this time applied them with a brush and water to areas of the circles.

Once dry, I applied Versamark and Clear Gloss Embossing Powder all over the circles and gently heated and repeated until I had a thick glossy shine to my circles.

I fixed the circles to the canvas with Soft Matt Gel, superimposing several of them. I've called this canvas 'Bubble Blues'.

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.

I've entered this canvas into the following challenges:


  1. Hi Andree, Happy to hear everything is going well for the first week back to work & school. Such a beautiful piece. I loved reading how you made this. The crackle is amazing. Hugs, Pam xx

  2. Such a fabulous and detailed Andree.

  3. Love those crackled bubbles - the whole piece has a feeling of being lighter than air - lovely!
    Alison x

  4. This is gorgeous Andree, have a wonderful weekend.
    Linda xxx

  5. Beautiful colours and textures on your Bubble Blues canvas, love it!

    Sylv xx

  6. Love the textural bubbles you've created Andree. Hope you enjoy your celebratory meal! Shabneez x

  7. I love where your "blue phase" is taking you, Andree. This is stunning! What delightful texture and dimension. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Good Luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. I love your fab creation. I also liked reading about how you created it. You are so tallented to pull it all together so beautifully.

  9. Glad to hear that things are going well, and I can appreciate your blue phase - I have one when I am making Christmas cards- cant escape it and hubby hates it!!
    Beautiful canvas!!

  10. Your project is stunning Andrée. Just caught up on your news, I am glad things are working out. Cathy x

  11. I love your blue phase, Andrée, and more, your bubbles! They are so light, though their crackle texture. Wonderful!

    1. and... thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month!

  12. Fabulous canvas love the textured bubbles.Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  13. Gorgeous I love the soft blues and the crackle finish and I love circles xx

  14. Very pretty project Audrey. Love the colour scheme and the use of the texture bubbles. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

  15. Gorgeous project Andree! I love the colours and the crackle, Jane :) x

  16. Your cracked bubbles look stunning.
    Thank you for joining our fun in Crafting With An Attitude.
    BożenA DT CWAA

  17. The crackle effect is perfect on the bubbles. Great work. Thank you for joining the RCS challenge. - Priya Satish DT

  18. So pretty. Loving the colour and the texture. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  19. Beautiful Andree. Love the design and textures. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Judy DT


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