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Friday 7 February 2020

Creative Artiste #57 February 2020

Welcome to my first challenge post of 2020 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 last December. Your projects were all fabulous and our winners have been announced on the blog.

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

I've been having fun making a canvas in one of my favourite colour combos.

I started by gessoing the 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm) canvas and adding a layer of DecoArt Crackle Paste over random areas.

When that was dry, I used DecoArt Prussian Blue Hue Fluid Acrylic and lots of water to colour the background.

I stamped the clock with Tracy Evans stamp #143 by Aall & Create in black Versafine. I overstamped it in Versamark and heat embossed in gold, removing some of the powder first to give a distressed look.

I built up the composition using a die-cut and some lace scraps. I then added Prima Artstones around the canvas. Those were coloured with Prussian Blue Fluid Acrylic.

I sprinkled some gold Frantage over the Artstones and canvas and added a few glass pebbles to finish.

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 and meet our newest DT member.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our February challenge.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-2-anything-goes-mixed-media.html Top 3
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/02/miucb-34-anything-goes-stenciling.html x

Saturday 1 February 2020

Crafts Galore Encore February 2020

Brrr! January was a long, cold month. Perfect for staying indoors and crafting. Hopefully February's weather will be better. At least there are Valentine's Day and a half term break to look forward to.
But before those ....

.... There's a new challenge at  
Thank you to everyone who joined in with January'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:
who are generously offering a $12 store voucher to our winner.

I have made a simple 6"x 6" (15 x 15 cm) card.

The base layers are white card coloured with Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks.

The card front is a square image from Bugaboo called Thank You Tulip Block. I printed it on plain white card and coloured it using watercolour pencils.

The bow is made from seam binding coloured with Wilted Violet DOX. I finished the card with three purple pearls.

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

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-perfect-time-to-craft-challenge-for.html x
https://avenue613.blogspot.com/2020/02/challenge-230-anything-goes-woptional.html Top Rocker
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com/2020/02/c-125.html x