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Friday 4 June 2021

Creative Artiste #72 June 2021

After the lovely weather for the holiday weekend we've been left with a mixed bag of sunshine and showers this week but we are busy finding fun things to do and enjoying spending some much needed family time together. Today we are out reconnecting with missed friends.

But, before I go I wanted to say....

 ....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 made a triptych of canvases for a lovely friend for her birthday. 
Each canvas measures 5"x 7" (13 x 18 cm).
The three canvases were all created the same way and each layer was dried before moving on to the next step. I started by giving the canvases a coat of white gesso. Then I added some colour using Distress Oxide Broken China with water.

I pushed Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade through the Aall & Create stencil #21 in random areas.
Then I used the Aall & Create stencil #45 Digital Bubbles by dipping the stencil in watered Cracked Pistachio DOX and applying it to the canvases.

For the next step I used the 3rd generation technique with Chipped Sapphire DI and the Aall & Create stamp #310 Bubble Block. I finished the backgrounds by using a white Posca pen to add some splats.

The flower is from Aall & Create stamp #109 Blossomed Numbers. I stamped it twice onto watercolour card coloured with DOX Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw. I cut the flowers out and highlighted certain areas with a white Posca pen

I then chopped the images unevenly in two and triple embossed them with clear powder. I attached them to the canvases with Prima Heavy Body Gel.
I finished the canvases by painting the sides with watered Broken China DOX.

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 June challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Crafts Galore Encore June 2021

 It's been a lovely weekend here and the sun has been out to play. It's a school holiday this week and we're looking forward to being able to see our eldest grandson who we haven't seen for nine months. Hopefully the sun is a good sign that summer has arrived but I hope I haven't spoken too soon. 

While we wait to find out....

 .... there is a new challenge at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with May'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 gift voucher for the lucky winner.

I've made two 5"x 7" (13 x 18 cm) cards.

I started by making the background with Distress Oxides and water on watercolour card. I used Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.

I then cut mats from a dark purple card. As the watercolour card wasn't quite tall enough for the card bases, I trimmed the central mats to be shorter and placed the off cuts with a gap to extend the background.

I used my Copics to colour two images of the fabulous Scribbled Floral digi 1. I couldn't decide which colourway I preferred which is why I made two cards. The image is also available in a pre-coloured set.

I finished the cards with a stamped sentiment and decided the cards didn't need any embellishments.

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

Keep staying safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: