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Friday 7 August 2020

Creative Artiste #63 August 2020

We heard it was going to be nice weather this week so decided to have a few days away visiting family. Although its been warm, I'm not sure where the sun has gone. But, while I wait ....
.... there's 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 July. 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 a home decor project to show this month.

This is an 8"x 8" (20cm x 20cm) wooden box frame. I started by disassembling it and discarding the glass.

I cut a sheet of watercolour card to fit and gave it a coat of pale yellow acrylic paint. I did some random, second generation text stamping and sprinkled on some spots of Lindy's Magicals with water.

I painted a couple of wooden hearts with gesso then used texture paste through a text stencil. Once dry, I gave them a coat of pale pink acrylic. I added some lace flowers to the base card and fixed the hearts on top.

I started the main arrangement with some pieces of bark and wooden skewers. I then added some fabric flowers, leaves and Prima Artstones around the arrangement.
I put everything back together and now have a lovely piece of home decor.

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 fabulous mixed media projects created by our multi talented team.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our August challenge. 

Yay! The sun has come out to play!

I've entered this project in the following challenges:

Saturday 1 August 2020

Crafts Galore Encore August 2020

Still uncertain times for everyone but we are learning to balance staying safe and grabbing good times when we can.
The upside to spending more time at home is that there is more time to craft. But one thing I didn't want to have to waste my time on is the new Blogger dashboard. Why do they hide the buttons you need to use most? And why do I now have to click twice as many of them to do the simplest things? A steep learning curve I didn't need. 

But I managed it, so, ....

.... There is a new challenge at
Thank you to everyone who joined in with July'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 a prize of 3 digi stamps from their store.

I have made an 8"x 8" (20 x 20cm) card and will add a sentiment when I decide who it's for.

I started by outlining the card base with an orange Copic then I created a background with Turquoise and White Brushos.

We were given a choice of images from Fabrika Fantasy and I chose the Beautiful Seahorse image. I coloured it with Copics and cut it out with a circle die. I cut a second, slightly larger, circle which I edged in orange for a mat.

I used an orange Brusho on watercolour card and punched out some circles to represent bubbles around the image. Lastly, I splattered on some white with a Posca Pen.

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 Fabrika Fantasy images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the August challenge.
Stay safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/2020/08/morgans-artworld-challenge-8.html x