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Friday, 6 March 2020

Creative Artiste #58 March 2020

We've had a few sunny days this past week but some of the more usual rainy ones too. Hopefully the nicer days will get more frequent and a lovely spring is just around the corner. Until then I think I'll stay indoors and keep crafting. So ....

.... Welcome to my March 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 February. Your projects were all wonderful and our winners have been announced on the blog.

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
and we have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for our winners.

I have made an 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm) canvas using Tracy Evans #143 Time Flies and Olga Heldwein #195 Flowers and Gears stamps by Aall & Create.

This canvas is based on one of the classes I taught last month and the techniques proved very popular.
The canvas was first coloured with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and water.

I then used 2nd generation stamping randomly over the canvas and dried everything well before giving it a light coat of white gesso.

Circles were stamped with different sized bottle tops using Picked Raspberry DOX and lightly spritzed with water to diffuse them slightly.

Next, circles were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in gold. Splashes of gesso were also gold embossed. The canvas base was finished with splashes of white gesso.

The flowers were stamped onto gessoed card with Picked Raspberry DOX and lightly spritzed with water. Once dry they were overstamped with black Versafine. The sentiment was done the same way.

This technique with the flowers creates a lovely watercolour effect. Once they were dry, the flowers and sentiment were cut out and the centres glued onto the canvas. I used some watered Weathered Wood Distress Ink to create shadows around the flowers for dimension and around the edges of the canvas.

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 multi talented team.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our March challenge.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
http://welove2create.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-3-anything-goes-mixed-media.html x


  1. A stunning creation Andree - so very delicate. Shabneez x

  2. Andree, what a pretty canvas. Love the cool effects you have done. And neat idea for the watercolor flowers too,
    Hugs, Pam xx

  3. Hi Andree this is a stunning canvas I love it. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. This is absolutely amazing Andree x

  5. Gorgeous canvas Andree, love the flowers and fabulous background.
    Linda xxx

  6. I love the background with its soft tones and I notice your technique...! The cut flowers are beautiful on it.

  7. Wow, what a stunning canvas! I love the softness of the colours with the touches of gold and the flowers looks so pretty - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy March! Hugs, Jo x

  8. Simply beautiful and in such soft colours Andree. Your background looks amazing. Gorgeous stamp. Love their stamps.

  9. A beautiful mixed media canvas, Andree. Love the delicate colours! x

  10. Stunning mixed media canvas Audrey. Love your style. Have a creative week. Judy

  11. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/
    Beautifull thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  12. What beautiful work! Thank you for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge blog ~ Pam, DT

  13. A beautiful canvas Andree, love the colours


  14. PS did mean to add how nice it is to catch up with you again


  15. This is such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  16. Gorgeous mixed media display piece! Thanks so much for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge #44! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  17. What a fabulously lovely project. Sweet, elegant, and entirely beautiful. It's a glam take on spring that's as timeless as the very season itself.

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life


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