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Friday 4 September 2020

Creative Artiste #64 September 2020

 I'm pleased to say that 'Back to School' has been a success for our little princess and she likes her new teacher and classroom. Now we can look forward to 'Back to the Office' for Granddad and I can have my house and routine back!

But, before that ....

.... 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 August. 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 made a 6"x 6" (15 x 15 cm) folder.

I cut two squares and one rectangle from mountboard and attached them together with black tape to make the folder. I then painted white gesso on all the sides. I attached some beads to elastic as a closure for the folder and added three loops of elastic to hold the signatures.

On the outsides of the folder I used texture paste and #70 Diamond Life stencil from Aall & Create in random areas. I coloured the folder using Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides with water.

I finished the outside panels with #235 All Measured Up Aall & Create stamp and added the title with a stamp from their #195 Flowers & Gears stamp set.

On the inside covers I used Aall & Create's #17 stencil with texture paste and parts of their #109 Blossomed Numbers stamp. I coloured the panels using the same previous two DOX colours and Scattered Straw DOX.

The flowers on the front and inside back cover are from the #109 Blossomed Numbers stamp and were coloured with the same DOX previously used. I cut the flowers out and stuck them down with soft matt gel.

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 and meet our new team member.
Remember to have fun crafting and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in our September challenge. 

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Crafts Galore Encore September 2020

There is excitement in our house this week as it's time to go back to school. I'm not sure if it's me or our little princess who is looking forward to this more. I have every confidence in the local school that they are taking all the correct measures to keep everyone as safe as they can. Only time will tell. Meanwhile...

 .... There is a new challenge at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with August'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 offering a $10 AUS voucher to our lucky winner.

I have made this 8"x 8" (20 x 20cm) card and I'll add a sentiment before using.

The backing paper is from the Mulberry Kisses pad from First Edition. The textured green card is from Papermania.

I chose the cute Koala Mum image from the Warm Fuzzies digi set and coloured it with Copics.

I fussy cut some leaves from the leftover paper and added six gems to finish the card.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented design team using Beccy's Place images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the September challenge.
Stay safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: