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Friday 2 June 2023

Creative Artiste #94 June 2023

  ....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 fabulous 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.

This is a 12" x 9" (30 x 23cm) canvas board.

I think everyone knows I love turquoise and teal, but here I've used darker greens than I normally work with to create this canvas. I love the rich results with the gold highlights.

I started by using texture paste through stencil #45 from Aall & Create randomly all over the canvas. I then painted it all with black gesso.

To add some extra dimension to the elements I arranged some black straws on the canvas, cutting them to fit and fixing in place with soft matt gel.

I made the cogs and clock from resin using Prima moulds. I used Mecha MothClock Faces, and Machine Parts. I arranged the resin elements I'd made across the canvas and glued them with Heavy Body Gel.

I filled in some of the spaces with Prima Artstones and Mini Artstones mixed with Soft Matt Gel. I then covered everything with black gesso.

I dabbed Prima Art Alchemy acrylic metallic paints Mermaid Teal and Emerald Green over the elements and canvas and used water to spread and blend the paints.

I applied Prima Metallic Emerald Wax, Prima Opal Magic Turquoise Satin Wax and Pebeo Empire Gold Gilding wax with stiff brushes to the elements and across areas of the canvas.
To finish, I darkened some areas of the arrangement with watered black gesso and buffed the wax highlights.

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 
June challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

Thursday 1 June 2023

Crafts Galore Encore June 2023

 It's the 1st of June and it feels like summer has finally arrived. The children have been off school this week and we have been making the most of the gorgeous weather with day trips and garden play. Another nice weekend is on the horizon with a few treats planned.

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 3 single digi stamps for our lucky winner.

I have made two 6" (15cm) cards using the same cute digi set.

The cards are both from the same Digi Deal set called Bob The Dog in a Boat. This Digi Deal set comes with a black and white and a pre-coloured image. Plus six papers, a sentiment and cutting files.

This is, what I call, a Z-fold card. The base is a 6" (15cm) card blank. It's a great fold to use multiple papers without crowding the card. All the matting layers are from a mottled pale blue card I've had for years.

I printed and cut three of the papers to fit the card panels. I used the lower part of one of the papers for the Z-band and created the Happy Birthday sentiment on the computer.

I have used the pre-coloured image and matted it onto a scalloped base. I printed the blue sentiment and matted that too before fixing it onto the image.
I die-cut an anchor and the swim ring as embellishments to finish the card.

For the second card I printed the PNG outline image onto one of the papers and coloured it with my Copics. I printed another of the papers for the backing layer. All the matting layers are a red Papermania card.

I used my Copics to colour the Bob the Dog in a Boat image in similar colours to the pre-coloured version. I created and printed the Happy Birthday sentiment on the computer and cut it into a banner.

I layered the blue and the black versions of the sentiment and added them to the corner of the image before printing. I die-cut another swim ring and coloured that to match the image to finish the card.

Now please visit the  Crafts Galore Encore challenge blog where you can see the wonderful projects and cards created by our talented team using Polkadoodles images.