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Friday 7 June 2019

Creative Artiste #50 June 2019

How has your week been? I'm being kept very busy here. My prep is all done for my Trimcraft demos but I still have some birthday cards to make and some mixed media classes to organise. I'm hoping to find some extra crafty time for me in between commitments and family life. But duty first ...

...Welcome to my June 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 #49 in May. 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 12"x 9" (30 x 23 cms)  canvas to show today. I wanted to create a vintage looking canvas and decided to only use Distress Oxides for colour. The colours I chose are Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick and Broken China.

I mixed texture paste with Vintage Photo and passed it through a stencil over the background. I mixed the pink and blue DOX colours with white gesso and applied thinly to the canvas with a palette knife then used a wet wipe to add Antique Linen to the uncoloured areas.

I started to assemble the arrangement with three wooden sticks and an old CD. The CD was coloured with gesso mixed with the pink and blue DOX. I coloured die-cuts and circles with gesso mixed with DOX and some by just dipping in watered DOX.

The ephemera is from an old Kaiserkraft collection and the flowers are my handmade paper ones coloured with the DOX. I tucked scraps of cheesecloth in random areas.

The die-cuts are using dies from Fantasy and Marianne and added to the arrangement with either gel medium or foam pads to create the levels of dimension.

I finished the project by adding Prima Artstones around the base and in the flower centres. Also a few glass beads.
I was really pleased to be able to use the Distress Oxides in different ways to colour this project. I love the soft colours they produce.

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 June challenge.
I'm demoing at The Range in Llanelli tomorrow (Saturday 8th) from 10am til 4pm. Please join me if you're in the area, and have a great weekend if you're not!

I've entered this project in the following challenges:

Saturday 1 June 2019

Crafts Galore Encore June 2019

May was a lovely month with  two long weekends, a half term holiday and some really nice weather. I used the month to relax, spend precious time with the family and have fun crafting. I hope you managed to do the same. June is going to be very busy with demos every weekend and lots of birthdays to celebrate. But first I'm starting with ...

.... A new challenge at
Thank you to everyone who joined in with May'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:
Vera Lane Studio
who are offering a prize of  two digi sets.

I have made a fun fold out card to show you today.

I started by sticking two 6"x 6" (15 x 15 cm) card blanks together. I used Distress Oxides Broken China and Lucky Clover to cover the first three panels of the card and Vintage Photo on the final one.

The die-cuts are from an old X-cut set and the sentiments are computer generated.

The cute animal images are all from Vera Lane's Farm Animals Set 2. The set comes complete with animal noise words too. I used a graphics programme to group the individual animals and my Copics to colour them in before fixing them with foam pads to the card base.

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

I have entered this card in the following challenges: