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Friday, 2 November 2018

Creative Artiste #44 November 2018

Chilly temperatures and the clocks going back means Autumn is here and it kick starts with fireworks this weekend in the UK as we celebrate the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. We are looking forward to a local organised firework display and hoping that all animals and people stay safe. 

Now, welcome to my November 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 #43 in October. 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

I have made another tag, and yes, I've used blue again ...

The base is a 7"x 4" (18cm x 10cm) greyboard tag from Tando Creative. I started by giving the tag and some random greyboard shapes from my stash a coat of white gesso.

I used Distress Oxides, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China, with water to colour everything by dipping and drying until I was happy with the results.

I then used an ephemera stamp and  Carabelle's "Un regard sur mon histoire" stamp over the tag and the shapes. Once dry  I fixed them onto the tag with gel medium for dimension.

I took one of the butterflies from Tando's Butterfly Grab Bag and gave it a thick coat of white gesso. While it was still wet I dipped it into the leftovers of Oxide ink from colouring the tag. I wound some of Hannah Oxberry's super rusty wire available from Tando and fixed it to the tag with the butterfly on top.

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 and stay safe if fireworks are involved.

I've entered this tag into the following challenges:
http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.com/November challenge
http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.com/2018/11/novembers-challenge.html x
http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-challenge-anything-goes.html x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Crafts Galore Encore November 2018

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween celebrations as much as our little fairy did. She went to bed tired, happy and with her teeth thoroughly cleaned!

Welcome to my November post for
Thank you to everyone who joined in with October'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"

and our sponsor this month is:
Beccy's Place
and the prize is one free set of images from the store.

November is the month of remembrance and thanks and the beautiful poppy is the most common symbol. I have made an 8"x 5.5" (20cm x 14cm) tent card.

I wanted this card to be about the poppies and sentiment so, to keep it simple, I matted and layered red and black cardstock for the background.

I used Beccy's wonderful free image called Anzac Poppies and printed it out a couple of times. I coloured the images with Copics and trimmed one to fit the card.

I added the stamped sentiment and cut out the other two poppies and some leaves. I mounted them in the corner on foam pads.

Now 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 November challenge.

I have entered this project in the following challenges: