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Friday 3 September 2021

Creative Artiste #75 September 2021

Well the summer was fun packed and we managed a little holiday and lots of lovely days out. We also celebrated a little princess's birthday and a big princess's engagement! Like I said, fun packed. But it was back to school for the little princess yesterday and back to routine for me. Fortunately it's the weekend tomorrow so we can readjust to the changes slowly. 

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 wonderful 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.

I have made a canvas this month to show you. The canvas measures 12"x 9" (31 x 23cm). 

I started by stamping with the text stamp Vintage Note from Stampendous then I added some texture paste through stencil #17 by AALL and Create. Next I played with some DOX Reinkers and water. I used Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon. I kept blotting the colours with a cloth until I was happy with the blends.

Once dry I added strips of lace from my stash and three flowers using the Inkylicious Oriental Poppy stamp on watercolour card. I used the Spiced Marmalade Reinker with water to colour them. These were all fixed to the canvas with Matte Gel.

I finished the canvas with an old Bee Crafty word stamp Faith and darkened the edges with black ink.

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 September challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Crafts Galore Encore September 2021

That was a busy and fun summer. The time just flew by and the weather was kind to us too, including for the little princess's birthday. The trampoline was apparently the best birthday present ever and has kept our little girl amused all summer. All good things come to an end though and tomorrow is back to school.

But before then .... 

 .... there is a new challenge starting today at

Thank you to everyone who joined in with August'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 two digi stamps from their store to our lucky winner.

I have made a 7"x 7" (18 x 18cm) card to show you.

I did my usual thing with a Copic pen to create the pink backing for the card base. There is a layer of pearlescent card behind the pretty paper from an old LOTV pad which I cut in different widths to fit across the card.

I chose to use this lovely image called For You and coloured it with my Copics. I trimmed it and mounted it on card coloured with a matching Copic.

I added a stamped sentiment and finished the card with some some pink gems.

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

Keep staying safe everyone!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: