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Friday 3 May 2019

Creative Artiste #49 May 2019

...Welcome to my May 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 #48 in April. Your projects were all fabulous and our winners have been announced on the blog.

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

I have a small canvas to show today.

This is a 5"x 7" (13cm x 17cm) canvas board. I started by using Distress Oxides (Lucky Clover and Broken China) with water to colour the canvas for the background to my scene.

I used Woodland Nature stamp set from Samantha K and stamped the large toadstools onto the canvas with black Versafine. I then painted the stamped image with black acrylic to create a solid shadow. The toadstools were also stamped onto watercolour paper and painted with watercolours. I fixed these toadstools to the canvas, slightly offset, with a thick layer of matt medium.

All the other images were stamped onto the canvas with Versafine and coloured with watercolours and Posca pens. To finish, I added Anita's 3D Clear Gloss to the bee wings and dew drops.

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 May challenge.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Crafts Galore Encore May 2019

Well, that was a mixed bag of weather for April. We had everything from a mini heatwave to a near gale. Of course there were plenty of April showers thrown in too. Hopefully May's weather will be kinder where ever you are in the world ...

.... Welcome to my post for May's challenge at
Thank you to everyone who joined in with April'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:

A Day for Daisies
who are offering an $8 gift card to our lucky winner.

I have made an 8"x 8" (20cm x 20cm) birthday card to show you ...

I started by matting and layering a card blank with dark brown and pale yellow card. The pretty paper is from Stamperia. I attached coloured seam binding before fixing it to the base.

The DT were allowed to choose an image from our sponsor and I picked Braid In My Hair. I printed the image out and coloured it with my Copics. I then mounted it on brown card.

I added a Fantasy die-cut, as a simple embellishment, which I'd coloured with my Copics.

I finished the card with a yellow seam binding triple bow and a sentiment die-cut.

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

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2019/04/morgans-artworld-open-challenge-05-1st.html x
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/05/ltccb-34-may-anything-goes.html x
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/05/a-prefect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html x