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Friday 1 November 2019

Creative Artiste #55 November 2019

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for my  Crafts Galore Encore post.

....Welcome to my November 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 the challenge in October. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This altered box is based on a Finnabair project. Anna calls it a "Galaxy Box". It features on her blog and in a Facebook Live video. A wonderful friend sent me a Graphic 45 ATC Book Box as a present and I couldn't wait to alter it following Anna's inspiration.

I started by giving the box a coat of black gesso, inside and out. Next, I used a bubble stencil with texture paste over the top and sides.

Once that was dry I fixed some Steampunk embellishments, random jewels and Artstones on the top and painted everything with black gesso.

Then I got out my Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique paints and sprayed them with plenty of water to move the paint around. I coloured the sides too. I added touches of Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Waxes and splashes of white paint.

I created an insert for the box too. The background was done the same way as the outside and I used a couple of Olga Heldwein's Aall & Create stamps to go with the "Galaxy" theme. Some white splashes on the inside box flaps finished it off nicely.

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 November challenge.

 Have a fun weekend with whatever you've got planned. I'm hopefully going to relax.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/ltccb-40-november-anything-goes.html winner
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/miucb-31-anything-goes-watercoloring.html x
https://bleedingartchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/10/october-challenge-anything-goes.html x

Crafts Galore Encore November 2019

It's been a busy few weeks for me with demos, visiting relatives, school holidays and travelling to see family. I have managed to find some time to do some crafting and have two blog posts today to prove it. Here is the first one ....

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

We are having a DT call this month! Come and join our lovely team! All the info is on the Crafts Galore Encore Blog.

Our theme every month is the popular
"Anything Goes"
and our sponsor this month is:

Beccy's Place
who is offering a generous $10 AU gift voucher for her store.

I have made a cute New Home card to show today.
I could have made the sentiment "Congratulations! You're Expecting!" but I don't know anyone who is so I chose to make it a New Home card as the bird looks so cosy.

This is a simple design on a 6"x 6" card base with a matted layer created with Salty Ocean DI to which I attached the image topper.

Beccy very generously offered the DT images to work with and I chose this adorable little bird. She is called Lady in Waiting from the Feathered Nest set. I printed the image and sentiment together and coloured the nesting bird with my Copics. I lightly coloured the background with watercolours.

I painted some card with watercolours and die cut some simple flowers and leaves to match the image. I added coloured Artstones to the centres.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the fabulous projects and cards created by our talented team using Beccy's Place images. Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the November challenge.
Don't forget the DT call!
And, check out my Creative Artiste post above.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/ltccb-40-november-anything-goes.html x
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/miucb-31-anything-goes-watercoloring.html x
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/11/classic-dt-open-challenge-november.html x
http://craftyanimals.blogspot.com/2019/11/challenge-32.html x
http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2019/11/november-challenge-sponsored-by-paper.html x