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Friday 2 July 2021

Creative Artiste #73 July 2021

Welcome to July. It should be summer, right? Warm, sunny weather? But not here. We have a week of rain and low temperatures to look forward to. So, before I dig out the coats, umbrellas and wellingtons .....

 ....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 have recycled a pet food box to create a little storage crate.

I started by creating the wood effect with Distress Oxides Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap on watercolour card. I used a score board to create the grooves and a Tim Holtz mini stencil for the wood grain effect.

I then glued the pieces to the box base with Prima Heavy Body Gel. I defined the grooves with  black Posca pen and darkened the edges with Black Soot DI.

Next, I mixed up some texture paste using DecoArt Festive Green acrylic paint and pushed it through another of the mini stencils in TH Set 10

The flowers were created by colouring watercolour card with Distress Oxides Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry and die cutting. I then stamped on the petals with an old Woodware text stamp, formed the flowers and crumpled them using some water.

I created the butterflies by colouring watercolour card with Brushos Aquamarine and Sea Foam. I then die-cut the butterflies, added the stamped text and heat embossed them with a stencilled pattern and Aged White Frantage.

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 July challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Thursday 1 July 2021

Crafts Galore Encore July 2021

Welcome to July where we are hoping for more settled, and nicer, weather. 

While Mother Nature makes up her mind about the seasons ....

 .... there is a new challenge starting at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with June'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 $12 store voucher for the lucky winner.

I have made an 8"x 8" (20 x 20cm) birthday card.

I made the base with brown Papermania card and papers from the Papermania Sweet Treats 12" paper pad.

This fun image is called "I Bake Because". It comes with and without a funny sentiment as part of the design. I added my own Happy Birthday sentiment before printing. The image has been coloured with Copics and matted onto brown card.

I fussy cut out some of the delicious looking treats from another of the Sweet Treat papers and embossed them with clear powder to make them glossy and less fragile.

For the final embellishments I cut out an apron shape from textured card and added ribbons. And I made a mini rolling pin with a piece of wooden skewer and some paper clay.

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

Keep staying safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: