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Friday 3 May 2024

Creative Artiste #104 May 2024

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.

I have created an ever lasting Springtime bouquet on an 8" (20cm) canvas this month. It was a birthday present for a lovely family member.

I started the canvas by covering it with black gesso. Once dry, I added a layer of DecoArt Weathered Wood followed by a coat of DecoArt Dark Chocolate Acrylic paint topped with some DA Burnt Sienna acrylic paint.  This gave me a nice wood effect background to work on.

I made an assortment of resin flowers from the collection of moulds I have. The butterflies are from Prima's Mecha Moth mould

I painted the flowers and butterflies with Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolours. I blended the pink and blue to create the gorgeous purple.

I die cut some leaves from card and layered them up with Soft Matt Gel so I had two rigid leaves. I painted them with the Gansai Tambi watercolours too.

I started building the bouquet by fixing the two leaves to the canvas with Heavy Body Gel and building up the flower and butterfly arrangement from there with more gel.

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 
May challenge. 

I have entered this project in the following challenges:


  1. Andree, its soo beautiful. I love the bright colored flowers and pretty butterfly. Awesome wood background to set it off. Enjoy your weekend, hugs xxx

  2. beautiful and colorful Andree...gr karin

  3. What a pretty gift this will be a beauty in design and so cheery in colour... it's like Summer has arrived early.
    Wishing you a happy, crafty May Hugs Tracey x

  4. What a gorgeous everlasting gift Andree. I love how you've created that background. I've yet to play with resins.

  5. Love the spring bouquet design. Beautiful colourful colours. Perfect gift. hugs Judy

  6. Such a lovely work of art. Your background is fabulous and it perfect for a gorgeous bouquet of mixed media flowers. Thank you for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge this month!!!

  7. What a gorgeous bouquet of flowers & butterflies Andree! Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft Challenge
    Deborah DT

  8. Wow, this is a gorgeous 3-D piece. I love how you've created the faux wooden background. I would never have guessed that was canvas. Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll join us again soon.
    Donna xx
    Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
    Inspiration Station Challenge
    Paper Funday Challenges

  9. Well executed 3D wall-decor composition. Striking color combination. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Beautiful Blossoms.

  10. Wow! a beautiful canvas and wonderful striking colours. What a special gift that is. have a good rest of your weekend - Michelle x

  11. Wow, your flowers are stunning, fab card, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

  12. Wow, what a beautiful flower bouquet canvas! The colourful flowers look amazing against the background that you created 😊. Apologies for my lateness, we only returned from holiday over the weekend. Happy wishes and have a wonderful May! Hugs, Jo x


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