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Friday 7 April 2023

Creative Artiste #92 April 2023

 Wedding #1 was a great success and our beautiful baby daughter is now a married woman! Our little princess was the lovely Flower Girl and led the way for her auntie down the aisle proudly and perfectly. It was a lovely day and we all had a wonderful time. Now we have to prepare for Wedding #2.  

But, before that....

 ....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.

Finnabair released an online collage class through Everything Art way back in 2017. It was called Imagine. Although I bought the class, I never got around to doing it. Recently I found it on my computer and read through the class instructions. I was inspired to follow parts of the class to create this canvas. I won't tell all the class secrets though, and I have changed some of the processes.

I printed the free image from The Graphics Fairy and glued it to the canvas. I then created a textured background with lace. Some of the elements I used are resin flowers I made. Others are die cut flowers and leaves that I layered up. I also used leftover greyboard pieces from old Tando sets.

I protected the image with clear gesso and arranged all the other pieces around the face. The idea I had was that she was peeking out from the flowers. Once stuck down, I covered all the 3D elements with a coat of white gesso.

To colour the canvas I mixed Violet Brusho with some water in a spray bottle and sprayed it all over. After drying, I used white gesso to lighten the right side of the canvas. I dry brushed all the elements with white gesso to highlight some of the pieces and give a pretty frosted effect.

The canvas is dedicated to our little princess and I've called it "Flower Girl".

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 
April challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Saturday 1 April 2023

Crafts Galore Encore April 2023

 Happy April! Hopefully Spring is here to stay for a good while. 

The first of our two weddings was this week. Now we have school holidays, a visit from family and Easter to look forward to before the second wedding. A very busy an exciting month ahead!

But before we enjoy any of that ....

.... 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:

and the prize is a $6 voucher for their store.

I have made an 8"x 8" (20 x 20cm) card.

The base layer is a mint green textured card I've had for ages and I layered it with the daisy paper from The Gift of Giving 12"x 12" (30 x 30 cm) paper pad by Craft Consortium.

The design team were offered the Signs of Spring digi set which has lots of images in different formats. I printed off two crocuses and a patch of grass and made a little scene. I printed the crocuses three times so I could layer the flowers with foam pads.
 I coloured it all with my Copics and mounted it onto some yellow textured card.

I printed the sentiment and added another crocus. 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 Kate Hadfield Designs images.
Grab some inspiration while you're there and enter your "Anything Goes" creations in this month's challenge.

I have entered this card in the following challenges: