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Friday 7 October 2022

Creative Artiste #87 October 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 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 upcycled an old chocolate box this month.

I started with a couple of coats of thick white gesso all over the top box piece as it was originally a dark green. I then used texture paste through a text stencil randomly over the top and sides of the top piece.
I painted the base sides with DecoArt Quinacridone Violet fluid acrylic and set it aside.

I used a frame, some flowers, a couple of butterflies and various sized beads that I'd made from resin to decorate the box lid. I stuck everything in place with more texture paste.
When it was all dry I used DecoArt fluid acrylics Primary Magenta and  Quinacridone Violet with lots of water to add colour to the elements and box lid.

Once everything was dry I then had some fun by sprinkling and heat embossing Aged Gold and Chunky Gold Frantage all over the top and sides.

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 
October challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Saturday 1 October 2022

Crafts Galore Encore October 2022

Chilly temperatures, nights drawing in and leaves falling from trees can mean only one thing - Christmas is coming! I normally don't start my Christmas cards until November, but, this year I've already made my first card of the season! Now that I've started, I may as well get some more done.

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 two of their fabulous digi stamps to our lucky winner.

I couldn't resist an image of this cute little dog to make a cheeky Christmas card.

I made an A5 card blank and coloured the edges with a Copic pen. The pretty papers are from The Paper Boutique - A Christmas Visitor 12"x 12" card making set. All the mats are Copic coloured plain white card.

The adorable dog image is called Christmas Pooch. It's actually just the one dog but I copied and flipped the image to create the two cute dogs sharing a kiss. I coloured the dogs with my Copics.

I cut out two of the flowers from the Christmas paper set and decorated them by heat embossing some Shabby Blue Frantage.

The sentiment is also from the Christmas papers. I finished the card with some gold 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.