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Friday 2 October 2020

Creative Artiste #65 October 2020

Yay, it's Friday! But a typical Welsh weekend of rain and strong winds is forecast so we will be staying in. Lots of playing games, watching films and indoor fun for us. Maybe even some crafty messiness to look forward to.

Meanwhile ....

.... 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 September. 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 created a box lid and decorated it.

I started by making a 6"x 6" (15 x 15 cm) box lid from watercolour card and cutting a square of card to fit on it. 

I used texture paste through stencil #13 from Aall & Create on the piece of card and the sides of the box lid. I darkened the top edge of the lid with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

I arranged some paper straws, resin flowers, a resin frame and some glass beads on the piece of card. I used Distress Inks and Oxides to colour them. All the colours have been added using splatters and splashes by mixing the inks with water and using a brush. I splashed the sides too.

I finished the colours with some splashes of blue Posca pens and added a white flower from my stash. I then fixed the card to the box lid. Now I just have to make the box base and fill it.

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 October challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Thursday 1 October 2020

Crafts Galore Encore October 2020

 October already! Not that I'm complaining. The sooner this year is over, the better. We no sooner get used to one routine when it's all change for different rules. It's a bit like being on a merry-go-round that constantly changes direction. I'm so dizzy now and can't wait for it to stop.

But, in the meantime ....

.... There is a new challenge at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with September'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 one digi stamp set to our lucky winner.

I have made a 6"x 6" (15 x 15cm) card using an image, a paper and a sentiment from our sponsor.

I started by matting and layering two pieces of Papermania textured card in shades of orange. The patterned paper is from the Sunny Sunflower Digital Stamp and Paper Kit that I used.

I took the single sunflower from the set and used a graphics programme to print five copies in varying sizes, flipping a couple of the images. I fussy cut them all out and arranged them in a circle on the card.

The Sunny Sunflower set comes with two hand drawn flower images in both black and white and colour. There are also six papers. I used the pre-coloured sunflower image as I love the way it has been beautifully coloured by Bev, the owner. 

The digi set also includes three sentiments and I chose this happy one for my card. I finished the card with some gold gems.

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 Artsystamper images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the October challenge.

Stay safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: