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Friday, 5 October 2018

Creative Artiste #43 October 2018

After spending the month of September doing card demos I managed to find some time for messy crafting, yay! So...

... 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 #42 in September. 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 lovely
Scrapmatts & Papertole Australia

Today I have a tag to show you. I've broken out of my blue phase as you can see.

The base is a 7"x 4" (18cm x 10cm) greyboard tag from Tando Creative. I gave it a coat of gesso to start with, then a wash of DecoArt Americana Light Buttermilk acrylic paint. I added some splodges (technical term) of DecoArt Americana Dark Chocolate acrylic paint and watered them down and mopped them up to create a mottled effect. I dabbed Dark Chocolate around the tag edges.

I made up some texture paste with DecoArt Americana Baby Pink acrylic paint and passed it through Scrapmatts Plus Sign stencil randomly over the tag. I then used Carabelle's "Un regard sur mon histoire" stamp over the tag and added some cheesecloth scraps. I splashed some paint over the tag to finish the base.

I started building up layers by taking some pieces of Scrapmatts Chipboard Sticks and covering them with DecoArt Americana Bahama Blue acrylic paint. I added DecoArt Crackle Paste and once dry dabbed the Dark Chocolate paint and water over the crackle. I added them to the tag.

I had an old bag of various Kaiserkraft ephemera and picked out some of the bits to use. I scruffed the edges, stamped onto them and and dabbed the watered acrylics on them. I splashed some of the watered paint over them and mounted them onto the tag with gel medium.

I took two of the words from Scrapmatts Assorted Words set and dabbed them with the Dark Chocolate acrylic paint and heat dried them. I repeated the process until I was happy with the textured look. After fixing the words in place I finished the tag with some Prima Artstones, paint and gel medium.

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 tag into the following challenges:


  1. Hi Andree this is a stunning tag. I hope you are well. Thank you for your kind comments about our son-in-law. He is doing well. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A lovely tag full of energy and movement, and pretty colours too.
    Alison x

  3. Andree, Your tag is beautiful. I so love reading how you put it all together. Hugs, Pam xxx

  4. This is gorgeous Andree, love the textures on this tag.
    Linda xxxx

  5. Fabulous tag, great colours and I love the textures created as you built up the tag.

    Sylv xx

  6. Loving your technical terms Andree. Wonderful creation! Shabneez x

  7. Stunning layers, colour and detail!

  8. A lovely tag with bright colours and many details to discover.

  9. Oh my goodness - this is BEAUTIFUL! I simply adore all the texture you've managed to create here, as well as your sublime colour choice!
    Thanks for playing along with us at MIUCB!

  10. So pretty I love the background and the colours and of course that little bit of rust xxx

  11. This is a beautiful tag. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  12. What a fabulous tag, en the colors are beautiful
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at polkadoodles challange

  13. Wow you have added so much to this tag giving depth. Lots of bits and bobs made for a fabulous colourful tag. I bet you had a load of fun with this one.


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