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Friday, 2 August 2019

Creative Artiste #52 August 2019

Two weeks of the summer holidays gone already and we are surviving. Yay! We still have a mini break, family coming to visit and a birthday for our special little girl to look forward to. Now all I need is to find some crafty time for myself. Meanwhile ...

...Welcome to my August 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 #51 in July. 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 cm) canvas to show today.

I started by applying texture paste through a stencil by Marta from Maremi Small Art around the edges of the canvas. Once dry I covered it with a layer of black gesso.

I added splatters with a gold and a white Posca pens.

I then applied Pebeo Empire Gold gilding wax to the raised texture paste and the edges of the canvas.

I brayered acrylic paints onto watercolour card and die cut circles which I then stamped using a PaperArtsy Eclectica stamp set by Tracy Scott.

I again used my gold and white Posca pens to add details to the circles before mounting them all up on the canvas using foam pads for dimension.

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our 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 August challenge.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-8-anything-goes-mixed-media.html x
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/ltccb-37-august-anything-goes.html x
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/08/miucb-28-anything-goes-triple-time.html x


  1. Hi Andree this is a stunning canvas I love it. You have some lovely plans for the rest of the summer lined up. Have a wonderful time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. A fabulous canvas. The colours really pop against the background xx

  3. Andree, Another very creative piece. I love the background and those circles. Beautiful colors
    Hugs, Pam xxx

  4. Andree this is a beautiful canvas, I love the contrasts of the heavy look of the background with the fun coloured & stamped circles.
    Jane 🌴

  5. This is fabulous canvas Andree, love the layers and textures. Wonderful design.
    Linda xxx

  6. Gorgeous! I have never thought of using a Posca pen for splatters before. Great idea!

  7. I love this design (I love circles!) and the repetitive pattern on the black background. Gorgeous canvas!

  8. Love it. The details are stunning. Have a creative month . Judy

  9. Love the textured background Andree and the work that has gone in to all those colourful circles is amazing.

  10. Your make is lovely, I'm a huge fan of the black gesso background too, thanks so much for sharing your work with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  11. Love the idea of the circles. They really stand out against the black of the canvas. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Loving this project gorgeous colors, beautiful texture, great background, just perfect

  13. This is fabulous, it must have taken you ages to die cut all of those circles but it looks amazing! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  14. Always love the layers and textures you use in your crafting.

  15. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-8-anything-goes-mixed-media.html
    Thank you for sharing your project it looks fabulous lovely colors too, thank you for joining into the fun over at the We Love To Create Challenge Blog Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  16. Wonderful project - Thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Country View Crafts.

  17. I just love all those colourful bubbles - such pretty colours too. However long it took, it was definitely worth it.
    Alison x

  18. All these beautiful clours really cheered me up. What a fab project

  19. Loving the lively colours and patterns on the circles! So pretty and summery!

  20. This is a stunning piece, so much time and work has been given to this project but the finished piece is magnificent. I especially love all the highlighted texture.. Stunning. Thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey

  21. All those amazing circles! Love your canvas!
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges! Evelyn xx


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