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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


  1. Hi Andree, such a beautiful tag. Love the colors and the beautiful butterfly. Have a fun weekend, Hugs, Pam xxx

  2. Gorgeous tag Andree, love the layers, textures and beautiful colours.
    Linda xxx

  3. Like Linda, love the colours and layers x

  4. Hi Andree this is a stunning tag I just love all the details you have added. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Love those colours and stamped layers, a gorgeous tag.

    Sylv xx

  6. Blue again, but perfectly associated with this warm yellow, lovely work on distress oxides, and the layers are gorgeous.

    1. ... and thanks for playing along with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month!

  7. Lovely colours and design. Beautiful Judy

  8. This is so beautiful Andree - those colours are stunning together

  9. Awesome tag love all the layers and colours x

  10. Wonderful colour palette and design Andree!

  11. Oh I absolutely love this!! I adore your colour choice and all the beautiful texture you've created!
    Thank you for playing along with us at MIUCB!

  12. Wonderful tag! thanks for joining MIUCB
    stamping sue

  13. Stunning colour combination Andree. The boys have been learning all about the gunpowder plot this week so I've been hearing all about it. Shabneez x

  14. Love the details on your tag Andree. Thank you for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  15. Love the design, colours and textures. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  16. A gorgeous tag which is my kind of thing. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  17. Beautiful display and a wonderful colour combination perfect for your layered tag. Superb composition, Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey.

  18. Love all the layers and elements you added to this tag Andree. Super colours, stamping and of course that butterfly smooched in leftover ink is just perfect.


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