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Friday 6 August 2021

Creative Artiste #74 August 2021

A lot of the current Covid restrictions are due to be lifted in Wales this month. Booking is still essential for most of the local family attractions in order to keep numbers of people mixing to safe levels. As the weather is predictably rainy this weekend I'm just going to look online at activities to amuse our little princess.

Meanwhile ....

  ....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 fabulous and our winners have been announced on the blog.
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"
We have opportunities to be a Guest Designer for all our winners.

This month I have done some colouring with a difference.

This is a small canvas board. It measures 5"x 7" (13 x 18cm). I scribbled all over it with Crayola wax crayons. I then used my heat tool to melt the wax colours. I used a clean dry cloth to rub over the melted wax and went back over some areas while the board was still hot to add more colour and reheat.

I used a white Posca pen and Aall & Create stencil #87 randomly over the canvas. I added some extra details and lines with the with the white pen and a black Posca pen.

I then splashed some gold acrylic paint randomly all over the board.

I decided to fill in the larger stencilled circles and used Versamark and Aged White Frantage to do this.

The canvas reminded me of how scattered my brain has been recently so I added a suitable stamped sentiment with foam pads.

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 August challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Sunday 1 August 2021

Crafts Galore Encore August 2021

 Welcome to August and hopefully some lovely summer weather. Now the kids are off school it's more fun for them to be outside. Holidays are tricky at the moment but, fortunately, there are plenty of local activities to keep everyone amused. And for those not so nice days, there's plenty of craft supplies for everyone. Before I organise some crafty projects ....

 .... there is a new challenge starting at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with July'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 AU store voucher for our lucky winner.

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

I didn't have the right colour card for my matting layers so I created some by using the chisel end of my R85 Copic pen on white card. The pretty papers are from the First Edition Mulberry Kisses 12" (30cm) paper pad.

I wanted an image to go with my paper so I used my graphics program to print just the flowers from the Shabby Chic Roses digi set. The flowers are on the birdhouse image. I used my Copics to colour the roses. I fussy cut them out and mounted them onto white card with foam pads.

I had printed the image out twice and I coloured two more of the roses. I cut them out and added them to a stamped birthday sentiment with foam pads.

I assembled all the card pieces adding lace, gold gems and finishing with a seambinding bow I'd coloured with Picked Raspberry DOX.

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

Keep staying safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: