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Friday 2 April 2021

Creative Artiste #70 April 2021

 Last month was an awful one for our little family when it became even smaller and we had to deal with a tragic loss that no parent should have to face. I was reluctant to make a project for this month but then the idea of this canvas came to me. It represents a soul being set free and I've called it Phoenix Rising

Welcome to a new challenge at

Creative Artiste is a monthly 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 last month. 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 was inspired to create this bright little canvas.

The canvas measures 9 and 1/2" x 7" (24 x 19 cm) and I started by wrapping wool, string and thick thread around it.

I added some Artstones and then gave it a coat of thick white gesso.

The colours are from DecoArt Misters. I removed the spray top and used a brush to add the colours to the canvas, making sure each colour was dry before adding the next. The colours are Red, Orange and Primary Yellow.

I added splatters of red, yellow, white and black from the DecoArt Misters. The winged embellishment represents a Phoenix rising up through the flames. Just like a soul flying free.

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 April challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Thursday 1 April 2021

Crafts Galore Encore April 2021

The return to school has been a big success (and relief) in our house. But it was short lived as it's now the Easter holidays. Two weeks off but, at least, there is no homeschooling. We just have to find enough fun things to keep the little princess amused.

 Meanwhile ....

.... there is a new challenge at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with March'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:


I have made a 6"x 6" (15 x 15 cm) card and will add a sentiment when I decide to use it.

I matted and layered dark blue and red card on the base. Then I created a panel by lightly shading white card with Broken China DI and randomly using a stamp with letters and numbers.

I coloured the Owl was Reading image with Copics and matted it onto blue card.

I used off-cuts of the coloured card on the background before adding the image. I finished the card with three buttons from my stash.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team using Babycakes images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in the April challenge.

Keep staying safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: