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Friday, 7 December 2018

Creative Artiste #45 December 2018

The tree has been beautifully decorated and the fairies have added chocolates as a reward.  The rest of the festive preparations are coming along nicely but the month is speeding by too quickly for the adults and not quickly enough for a certain excited little lady. In the meantime ....

.... Welcome to my December 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.
We also have an added bonus this month as ....

We are holding a
***Design Team call***
We are looking for a few new members to start in February 2019 who:

-Can commit to one mixed media project a month for a minimum term of 12 months.
-Have their own current blog.
-Will comment on a regular basis throughout the month on challenge entries.

If you are interested please email us using the Contact Us form at the top of the left sidebar with your blog and contact details. 
The DT call will remain open until January 15th 2019.

Now, today's business ....
A big Thank You to everyone who entered Challenge #44 in November. 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
Paperbabe Stamps
where the lovely owner Kim is offering a £15 voucher to use in her online store for the winner and 10% discount code for the Top Three.

Inspired by Kim's fabulous creations I have made something completely different to my usual style this month ...

This is a 12"x 10" (30cm x 26cm) canvas board. It started life with an acrylic pour in greens and yellow. It then lived in a box for over a year until I thought it would make a perfect background for this project.

I used the Female Profile Head and Torso templates and the Female Profile Wavy hair templates from Paperbabe Stamps to create the lady. I made a few adjustments but she's mostly the shape of the templates.
I painted her in with acrylic paints using lighter and drier brush strokes for the hair to let the original background show through in places.

I masked the lady off and added some stencilling with white and yellow acrylic paints through Stencil #27 by Kassa Hayselden from AALL and Create. I then stamped the stars in brown Archival ink.

Lastly, I doodled some flowers with Posca pens and darkened the edges with Distress Ink.
I love how the textures from the original acrylic pour show through and I'm delighted that I finally found a use for this canvas board. This lady is now off to pastures new as a unique and personalised Christmas present.

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can 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.
Don't forget the DT call at Creative Artiste!
Enjoy your weekend everyone.


  1. This is absolutely fabulous Andree. Love the background the colours and the image x

  2. Hi Andree, shes absolutely beautiful. Always love to here how you created your piece. Hugs, Pam xxx

  3. Stunning project, depth and detail Andree.

  4. This is stunning Andree, love the image! I hope that you manage to get all your Christmas preparations done in time for your granddaughter.
    Linda xxx

  5. Oh wow Andree this is a stunning project. It is just so beautiful. The background works so well with the image. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. What a stunning creation Andree - I love everything about it! I'd love to see the look on your granddaughter's face - such excitement! Shabneez x

  7. What a beautiful gift indeed, I love the background and the soft colours for this lovely character.

  8. What a wonderful special gift, a stunning canvas Andree.

    Sylv xx

  9. Lovely project. So interesting to read about how you put it together,

  10. A lovely dreamy project - the colours in her hair are amazing.
    Alison x

  11. Beautiful project Andree. Love the colours and details. Happy Holidays and I look forward to creating with the team in 2019. Judy

  12. Andree el fondo es una maravilla, texturas y colorido.
    Felicidades por ello. Besos y feliz semana!!!

  13. OMGosh this is stunning Andree! Such a beautiful result you achieved with her hair. Super background.


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