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Friday 5 August 2022

Creative Artiste #85 August 2022

I'm being kept very busy amusing the kids during the school holidays. We've had some lovely days out and have a fun filled weekend planned. The kids have been enjoying playdates with their friends and soon it will be my turn for some playdates with my wonderful friend.

But, before then ....

 ....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 a collection of empty coffee jars and finally decided to do something with one of them. I've turned it into a vase.

After removing the labels and cleaning the jar I stuck some twine fishnet to the front with soft matt gel.

I then wrapped string around the neck and glued in place. I painted the entire jar with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint.stippling it on the netting to give extra texture.

I painted some resin flowers I'd made with acrylic paints and attached them to the jar with home made texture paste as it's a thick, sticky product with great depth.

I added some resin hearts that I'd painted with green Gansai Tambi watercolour to resemble leaves.
And now I have a new vase!

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 
August challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Monday 1 August 2022

Crafts Galore Encore August 2022

Finally it's August! I've been looking forward to this month for ages. The highlight of this year will be seeing my wonderful American friend who is coming to the UK for a visit. We didn't think this unexpected event would ever happen and I'm beyond excited for a wonderful few days of face to face chatting and fun.

Meanwhile .....

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

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 $10 store voucher for our lucky winner.

I have made an 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm) birthday card using some pretty papers and an image from our sponsor.

The papers I've used are from the Scrap Boys Dream Garden paper pad. I matted all the papers onto white card coloured with a matching Copic pen. I wrapped a seam binding ribbon coloured with Picked Raspberry DI around the layers before fixing the image.

I chose the lovely Peony in a Jar image and coloured it with my Copics. I also printed the flower head by itself.

I printed the Happy Birthday sentiment on the computer. I coloured the peony and rotated it as an embellishment.
I finished the card with a double bow from the coloured seam binding ribbon.

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 this month's challenge.

Enjoy August everyone! I know I shall.