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Friday 5 April 2019

Creative Artiste #48 April 2019

 April has certainly arrived full of showers! Last week was lovely with springtime warmth and sunshine here in the UK, but we now have chilly, wet winter weather. Things can only get better, right? ...

...Welcome to my April 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 #47 in March. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

I have a tag to show today.

The tag is a piece of hand cut greyboard. I started by gessoing the tag and then Brayering in yellow and then blue acrylic paint over the tag. Whilst still wet I placed a STAMPlorations "Shutter" stencil over the tag and wiped back the paint through the stencil.

The next step was to use some AALL & Create stamps on the tag in black ink. I added some details in white Posca pen.

 I stamped the AALL & Create stars on watercolour card and cut them out. They were then coloured with watercolour pencils and mounted on the tag. The finishing touch was to add some white paint splatters and darken the tag edges with black 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 our April challenge.

I'm off travelling again this weekend. This time it's to a craft show in London where I hope to find some lovely new supplies. Have a good weekend yourselves.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:

Monday 1 April 2019

Crafts Galore Encore April 2019

I'm currently on my travels again, and will be for the next week, sorting out family issues. But, at least, I've been able to enjoy the lovely spring weather we've been having here across the UK. I hope the weather wherever you are has been equally nice ...

.... Welcome to my April post for
Thank you to everyone who joined in with March'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:

Star Stampz
who are offering three digi images to our lucky winner.

I have made a card with an April showers theme to show you.

The card is made from a 6"x 6" (15 x 15 cm) card blank. I matted and layered two squares of textured card to match the image colours.

We were given a choice of images from Star Stampz and I chose Spring Rain to work with. I added the sentiment before printing the image out and colouring with my Copics.

I finished the card with pretty little yellow bows and some blue and yellow flowers.

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

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html x
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/03/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-04-1st.html x
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-214.html x
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/04/ltccb-33-april-anything-goes.html x