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Friday, 3 March 2017

Creative Artiste #24 March 2017

Welcome everyone to my March challenge post for
Creative Artiste.
We are a 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 Challenge #23 in February. Your projects were fabulous and our winner has been announced on the blog. 

Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month we are sponsored by our own DT member Judy who has arranged a prize of dies and stamps.

I have incorporated some stamps and a die in my project.

I started with a compass stencil and texture paste on an 8"x 8" (20 x 20 cm) base. I used watered down acrylic paints and some sprays to colour the background. Once dry I randomly stamped some travel themed stamps and then gave it all a white gesso wash.

I stamped and heat embossed the hot air balloon from Sheena Douglass onto watercolour card. I dripped on some spray colours and cut it out.

I created the rust effect border with acrylic paints and sand texture paste. The Harlequin die-cut is from Tim Holtz and was coloured with paints and inks. I layered on a piece of cheesecloth and dry brushed it with paint before fixing the hot air balloon in place with foam pads.

The embellishments are mostly from Craft Box. I painted some with acrylics and added beads to the wire bauble.

For the finishing touch I heat embossed the chipboard word with copper and gold powder.

This is a month long challenge so you have time to create projects and enter up to three times. A full list of the rules is on the challenge blog. For more inspiration please visit the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the wonderful mixed media projects created by our talented team.  Remember to have fun and enter your "Anything Mixed Media Goes" creations in the challenge.

I've entered this project into the following challenges:


  1. Fab project Andree! Love all the textures you've created. Shabneez x

  2. Wow stunning project hugs S xx

  3. Hi Andree this is a stunning project there is just so much detail to draw the eye. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Hi Andree, I love this project, the detailing is wonderful. Fabulous colous. Hugs Jennifeer xx

  5. WOW this is amazing Andree! I love steampunk as you know and this is fantastic. I love it.
    Linda xxx

  6. Always a delight to visit Andree. Stunning projects, full of light, colour and detail. Love it!

  7. Your detailing is second to none. I love all your embellishments. Colours are perfect together. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Great work, love the colors and the textures

  9. Stunning project. Love the design and colours. Judy

  10. Loves everything about this xx

  11. It's a real "invitation au voyage"! I love the choice of colours and the composition.

  12. Stunning project Andree. You always make me want to try some mixed media projects, you always produce such fabulous things. Cathy x

  13. Beautiful! Love all the different layers, techniques and mixed media elements.

  14. Love this Andrea the colours are fabulous xx Jan

  15. Stunning creation Andree I love the vibrant colours.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  16. I love this Andree! The colours are stunning and I have a soft spot for those stamps and dies too!! Jane xx

  17. This is lovely and so gorgeously awesome sauce! What a bright and rusty design you have created. The stencils, the colors, the textures create a stunning array of yummyness. Wowzers and brilliant. ~Niki

  18. Wow, that's a fantastic piece - gorgeous! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  19. I loove teal and textures and you get full marks or having both my favorites!Thanks for sharing this with us Rhedd'a Creative Spirit this month,Good Luck.Rupa


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