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Friday 6 September 2019

Creative Artiste #53 September 2019

I survived the six week challenge! Yay!! Six weeks is a long time to occupy a small person but we coped and I even found some time to be creative. So ....

....Welcome to my September 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 #52 in August. 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 present I made for my daughter's birthday to show today. She loves miniatures and it looks lovely on her dresser.

The kits for the bookcase and books are from Tando Creative. The bookcase measures roughly 8"x 8" (20cm x 20cm).

I started by assembling the bookcase and painting it with a few DecoArt brown acrylic paints. Once dry, I used Black Soot Distress Ink through a Tim Holtz stencil to create the wood pattern. I used Pebeo's gilding wax to finish the edges.

Some of the books have a bendable spine and the smaller ones need to be glued together. Once the books were put together I painted them all with varying shades of DecoArt's brown acrylics and glued papers from my stash onto them.

I used small, random stamps on the book covers, smudged Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and added touches of gold Pebeo gilding wax.
The book pages were all papers I stamped with text stamps and cut to size. I glued the pages in place and inked the edges.

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 September challenge.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/miucb-29-anything-goes-3-d-project.html Winner
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2019/09/challenge-9-anything-goes-mixed-media.html x
http://moremixedmediachallenge.blogspot.com/2019/09/more-mixed-media-challenge-anything.html Top 5
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/ltscb-125-anything-goes.html x

Sunday 1 September 2019

Crafts Galore Encore September 2019

Only two more days to go until the schools start back here. We are all looking forward to that. It's been a busy summer with plenty of activities, day trips, family visitors, a short holiday and a little girl's 6th birthday! We are all ready for a return to routine, but, first ....

.... There's a new challenge at
Thank you to everyone who joined in with August'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:

Fabrika Fantasy
who are offering our lucky winner 3 digi images.

As postage costs for dimensional cards can be expensive I've been practicing keeping my cards simple. With a craft room full of embellishments, that does not come naturally, but, I have managed to make a 6"x 6" (15cm x 15cm) CAS card to show you today.

I started by using Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink with a sponge to colour the front of a card blank. I used Black Soot Distress Ink to shadow the edges.

I chose Fabrika Fantasy's cute Little Witch image to work with and coloured her with my Copics. I die cut the image, edged it with Shaded Lilac DI and glued it to the card.

The sentiment was computer generated, cut out and coloured with Spiced Marmalade DOX. I used foam pads to fix it to the topper. The card was finished with little purple pearls.

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

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html DT Fav
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com/2019/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-99.html x
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/2019/09/ysbp-september-2019-challenge.html Top Three
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/ltccb-38-september-anything-goes.html x
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/09/ltscb-125-anything-goes.html x