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Friday, 3 April 2020

Creative Artiste #59 April 2020

I hope everyone is keeping well. These are certainly difficult times and, hopefully, we will all stay safe and can look forward to brighter times in the not too distant future. I must admit, I'm finding it hard to remember what day of the week it is at the moment as every day seems the same.
But, I know that today is definitely the first Friday of April,
so it must be the start of  ....

.... A new challenge at
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 March. Your projects were all fabulous 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 used a 12" (30cm) circular canvas to make a project to share today.

I started by priming the base with a couple of coats of white gesso. I then added colour with Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxides and water.
I used Faded Jeans DOX to ink up Aall & Create stencil #45 Digital Bubbles and pressed it down over the base and around the edge.

I used Aall & Create's #30 Bubble Block stamp randomly all over and then knocked everything back by sponging with white gesso.
I mixed soft matt gel with Twisted Citron DOX and passed it through Aall & Create #48 Tribal Lines stencil.

The flowers were created with Aall & Create's #199 Eclectic Stems stamp on card coloured with Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade DOX. I sponged on white gesso to dull the black ink and added dots with a black Posca pen to the centres before cutting them out.

I added splashes of white and black with Posca pens and glued circle die-cuts and some black straws across the canvas before arranging the flowers.

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 April challenge.

I've entered this project in the following challenges:
https://lovetocraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/ltccb-45-april-anything-goes.html x
https://mixitupchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/miucb-36-anything-goes-fancy-fold.html x
http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2020/04/take-it-make-it-challenge-april.html x
https://art-journal-journey.blogspot.com/2020/04/geometric-shapes.html ?
https://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-183.html x


  1. Beautiful creation Andree! Hope you're all keeping well and I agree the days do seem to roll into one at the moment don't they?! Shabneez x

  2. Hi Andree this is absolutley stunning I love it. My hubby is working from home so that gives our week a bit of structure. I am struggling to craft though. Stay safe and well. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fab creation Andree. Something different to see a circular mixed media. Love your colour choices.

  4. Lovely springtime colours and the flowers are so pretty. Love the circle substrate.
    Alison x

  5. Oh my beating heart what beautiful colours some of my favourites when mixed together. From shape to fussy cut flowers this is a fabulous piece of mixed media Andree gives us all something light and lovely to look at and boy do we all need it.
    Thank you for sharing with us all, stay safe & happy crafting Tracey x

  6. Fabulous canvas Andree, love the pretty colours and layout.
    Linda xxx

  7. I love how you created the layers of paint, stencilling and stamping in this gorgeous canvas, Andree. Happy crafting! x

  8. Such a beautiful canvas! I love your design with the springtime yellow and green, and those flowers look stunning 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

  9. An original shape for this canvas, Andrée, I love the colours and the springful feel. Take care!

  10. Gorgeous colours on your canvas Andree. Lots of great detail without the added layers. Super layout.

  11. Beautiful Andree. Love the design and texture.

  12. Your canvas is really beautiful, love the delicate colours and all of the patterns in the background. This is a real eye-catcher. Thanks so much for linking to AJJ, much appreciated. Stay safe, Valerie

  13. beautiful card,the soft coulors are pretty.

    hugs jenny

  14. wonderful card, i love the colours and great background!
    Have a good time and stay safe, Elke

  15. Some very pretty flowers, great bg, and lovely canvas. Your creation is very well done!

  16. This is so pretty, the colours are gorgeous and great layout too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  17. The colors you chose are stunning together. Screams Spring. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  18. Beautiful and fresh design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  19. Gorgeous today, love the color combo


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