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Friday 4 February 2022

Creative Artiste #79 February 2022

 ....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 in December 2021. Your projects were all fabulous and our winners have now 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 notebook holder for my crafty ideas this year.

The holder is made from thick greyboard. I cut the two panels and spine and stuck them together with black tape. I then painted it all with black gesso.

I used my Gelli plate with a brayer and some bright acrylic paints to colour a stack of plain copy paper. Once dried, I stamped the papers with flowers and cut them all out. This is a technique I learned at a Birgit Koopsen workshop in 2018.

I stuck the flowers to the covers with soft matt gel, overlapping where necessary to fill in the spaces. I decorated the inside front cover too.

I painted a piece of greyboard with black gesso to use as a holder for the notebook. I fixed it to the inside of the back cover with foam pads so I could slide the reporter's style notebook in place.

I added doodles down the spine and in any gaps between flowers with Posca pens. I also added white dots to the flowers as highlights.
Now I just need to come up with some ideas to put in the notebook....

Now it's your turn to have fun and create your mixed media projects. You can enter our challenge as many times as you like. 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 
February challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Crafts Galore Encore February 2022

Welcome to February! It's still cold and windy here. I'm hoping Spring will be early this year.  But, at least it's a short month to get through, and there is a week off school to look forward to so I can recharge my batteries.

Meanwhile ....

 .... there is a new challenge at the

Thank you to everyone who joined in with last month'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 prize of 3 single digis to our lucky winner.

I have made a Valentine card to show you. 

The card is 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm). The first layer is black card and has been layered with red card.

I then wrapped a black lace trim around the card and added a thin strip of red card.

I used the image Anime For Someone Special and coloured her in with Copics. I cut her out and mounted her on black card. I used foam pads to fix her to the card.

The image comes with a couple of sentiments and I chose this one to print out. I coloured the hearts in red and added it to black card before attaching it.
I finished the card with little die cut hearts and some 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 Stamper's Delights images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in this month's challenge.

Keep staying safe!

I have entered this card in the following challenges: