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Friday 1 March 2019

Creative Artiste #47 March 2019

This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down for my Crafts Galore Encore challenge post.

Welcome to my March challenge 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 #46 in February. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

I have another circular project to show today.

This one started out as a wooden cheese container at Christmas. The top and bottom were given a good couple of coats of white gesso and some harlequin stencilling with texture paste.

Next were the paint layers. First, dark brown acrylic, followed by mid-turquoise. I then added Prima Artstones and painted a layer of light teal acrylic. Each paint layer was wiped back with a damp cloth before it had fully dried. I finished the paints by dry brushing with a pale gold acrylic.

I created the flowers by die-cutting four layers of each petal from plain white card, gelling them together and shaping. The petals were painted with the light teal and dry brushed with gold before assembling and having Artstone centres added.

The butterflies are metal embellishments that have been given the same treatment. I added extra gold paint on the Artstones because it looks so pretty.

The finishing touch was to stamp some text randomly around the sides of the box in brown Archival ink.

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.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
Turquoise is my favourite colour - I love it!

Crafts Galore Encore March 2019

.... Welcome to my March post for
Thank you to everyone who joined in with February's challenge. The winners have been announced on the challenge blog. This is a month long challenge and you can enter up to three times. There is a full list of rules on the challenge blog.

Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"

and our sponsor this month is:

who are offering a $12 gift code for their online store.

I have made a sweet tag to show you.

The tag measures 6.5"x 4" (16.5cm x 10cm) and is a piece of handcut greyboard. I started by gessoing it in white and adding ripped pieces of old book pages.

I then used texture paste through a Dyan Reavely stencil and while still wet I sprinkled on Papermania Pink embossing powder and heat set. This creates a fluffy, enamelled looking textured detail. Next I coloured the tag with watered acrylics in light green and yellow, and finally, randomly stamped the Dyan Reavely flowers.

The cute image is Fancy Sunbonnet Flowers. She was printed on to watercolour card and coloured with Copics before being cut out and fixed to the tag with gel medium.

I finished the tag with black ink around the edges and some pretty yellow ribbon - thank you Pam.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team using Bugaboo images. Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the March challenge.

I have entered this card in the following challenges: