Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #37

Welcome to our new monthly challenge


Creative Artiste's #37th Challenge.


Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful projects with us for Challenge #36 last month. 
We were thrilled with all the wonderful entries. It made choosing a winner and Top Three very difficult.
The winner's post is below this one. Have a look to see if you were successful.




Our fabulous sponsor this month is:

Mixed Up

who are offering 
a year's free subscription worth £40
to our lucky winner.

And Creative Artiste followers who sign up to Mixed Up during April 2018 can get their first month for just £2 – use coupon code CreatewithMixedUp
(coupon valid for Rolling and Quarterly options only)





Our theme this month is, as always,
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

This month I recycled a little gift bag.

I have used Blue Fern papers along with some gorgeous glittery embossing powder.


Here is a close up of the adorable rabbit and you can see also how lovely this embossing powder is.


If you haven't played along with us before, why not give it a try.  Its a great way of upcycle items that you may normally throw out and gives you an endless supply of gifts.

Can't wait to see what you create.

Until next time!!!


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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Creative Artiste Challenge #36

Hi & Welcome


I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  It's wet here in Queensland, not that I'm complaining,  I'm loving this cooler change, perfect for craft.  

Today I'm sharing with you 

Creative Artiste's #36th Challenge.


Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful projects with us for Challenge #35 last month. 
We were thrilled with all the wonderful entries. It made choosing a winner and Top Three very difficult.



Our lovely sponsor this month is:
Hannah Oxberry
who is offering 
A Mixed Media Bundle
to our lucky winner.

Hannah is also generously offering 
a 15% discount in her store until 31/03/18
for all our lovely followers. Use the code 
CreativeArtiste15
at the checkout.



Our theme this month is, as always,
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"




I created for this months challenge a gift pocket to hold a gift voucher.

The background paper is super old, I have stitched this to a cardstock the pocket which has been made from cardstock and decorative punched at the opening end.

Edges were inked, I die cut and stamped the butterfly embellishment and have applied some embossing powder to bling it up.

Other mixed media products used, are glossy pearls and long with kindy glits.  Always hard to show how sparkly it all looks.

Products used:

Hambly - transparency
Sizzix - Butterfly die cut, 
Prima - Stamp & pin
Memory box - metal die
Making Memories - glitter stickers
Matha Stewart - decorative punch
Ek Success - decorative punch
Kindy Glits, adhesive gems, pearls, Vellum cut butterfly


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed joining our challenges.



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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Scrapmatts Design Team Share

Good morning and welcome to my Scrapmatt's Design Team projects.

Well its been an absolute awesome storm season again here in QLD.  It seems we just get the internet back up and running and BOOM we have either lost it or its intermittent.  Then we have the dreaded call to Telstra, no one likes that, and after going through the usual stupid questions they finally agree its not working!!!!   Anyway we've all been through it so I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about.  Needless to say its been a struggle getting my blog posts up.

First up I'm sharing a layout I have created using a collection of papers I've had in my stash to do with the Beach.  As well as the lovely Scrapmatts chippies.  I even pulled out my typewriter that I picked up for $10 and did some journalling, I sometimes get a little lazy with that side of my scrapbooking.



 
I have tucked some gorgeous hand dyed lace under the torn paper to give it a more 3D look, as well I've cut out these tiny little paper fish and raised them up with foam tape.



The close up pics also show you the inking and glitter that I have applied to my chipboard elements.



My 2nd project is a 3D Card I have made using the new Spellbinders Dome 3D card Set.
I must say I'm loving this die and its versatile enough to use on your scrapbooking pages as a frame.


I have stamped on one of the circles that get cut out when you use this die and this was adhered to the back with some 3D foam.  The Scrapmatts chipboard used here was from the new Wildflower 02 collection that was newly released.


  
On this close up you can see just how intricate this die is.  I have also cut and raised the flowers and butterfly and embellished them with shave ice.


Product Use:

Prima - Paper, stickers & SIIC
49 & Market - paper & flowers
Scrapmatts - Twigs, Nautical, Shells 02, Wildflower
Tim Holtz shaved ice, oxide ink
Bazzill cardstock
Spellbinders 3D Grand Dome Set
Songbird paper collection
Stamps 
hand dyed lace
shell brads

Thanks for stopping by.




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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Welcome to Creative Artiste Challenge #35


 Hello & Welcome to February's



Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful projects withth us for Challenge #34 last month. 

We were thrilled with all the wonderful entries. It made choosing a winner and Top Three very difficult.
If you would like to see the winners projects,
 pop on over to the blog



Our lovely sponsor this month is:


DecoArt



Our theme this month is, as always,
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"



This month I decided to work with a canvas, I use the term loosely.  I can't remember the company who manufactured these but its basically a card board canvas. 

 The word Beyoutiful is gold foil printed along with a resist pattern.  However when I misted it with some Prima colour Blooms it didn't really expose the You part like it should. To make it standout I have used white puffy paint. The rest of the background was created using some Stamperia rice paper & crackle paste, Scrapmatts doily stencil, as well as some stamping and some prills.  

Embellishments used:  

Prima & Kaiser Craft blooms
MME - chippboards
Memory Box - butterfly die
Ranger - dimensional pearls

Thanks for dropping by and we would love for you to stop by the blog and check out all the other Design Teams amazing altered projects.

Bye for now!







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Sunday, January 21, 2018

New Year, New Creations with Scrapmatts

Welcome 

Wow, can you believe we are already nearing the end of the first month of the New Year!  
I don't know whether its just speeding up as we get older and we are just trying to pack more into life, or are we slowing down and just not achieving as much. 

Anyway on that note, I was able to grab some time to get creative.  After clearing away all the Christmas decorations,  I came across quite a few items of packaging that I thought it would be such a shame just to chuck in the bin.  With that in mind I've created a keepsake cylinder, which once housed my daughters new boom box.  I thought it would be nice to to get some of the treasured baby keepsakes out storage and pop them into something a little nicer as well as easier to find.


I've used some sweet Scrapmatts chippies, see if you can spot them.  



I have coated the chipboard with Nuvo Embellishment mouse in Mother of Pearl, as well as Prima's Memory Hardware Powder, Marquise Blue and inked the edges with some green ink.

I also created a Christmas page documenting our Christmas Day traditions.  Although I think this year we were a little on the lazy side due to the heat.


Love these adorable little Christmas Baubles, I have blinged them up with some gold powder.  I have also used the Scrapmatts Doily template with Stamperia's crackle paste.


I have to say the Scrapmatts chippies in white are my fave, they are perfect for colouring when you are wanting them to tie into you page.




Thanks for stopping by, if you would like to grab these Scrapmatts products, you can buy directly from their online webstore.  

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Until next time!




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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge #34

Happy New Year Everyone

Welcome to my first Design Team post for 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas as well New Year celebrations.


Our lovely sponsor this month is:


Tando Creative
who are offering a massive 30% discount to two winners!



Our theme this month is, as always,
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"


I altered a biscuit tin which I will use in the craft room to house my paint brushes.



I lightly sanded the tin before applying some thick gesso.  Once this dried I used a Scrapmatts mandala template with texture paste as well as randomly applying some Stamperia crackle paste.

Once dried I sprayed with a couple of different Prima Blooms.

I've added lots of texture using different items such as flowers, sequins, lace, bling and stamping.





Thanks for stopping by, I  hope you have enjoyed check out my project and I hope you have time to join us.

Until next time, bye for now.




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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

Welcome to Creative Artiste Challenge #33

Happy Friday to all my crafty friends, followers and visitors. Thanks for stopping by during this busy month.


    For those that joined us last month, thank you for sharing your wonderful projects with us for Challenge #32. We were thrilled with the wonderful quality of your entries and it made choosing a winner and Top Three very difficult.
Congratulations to those winners.

Our lovely sponsor this month is:


                   
     Scrapmatts and Papertole Australia




Our theme this month is, as always,
"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

I created this month a mixed media canvas.

I have used some cork board paper this side of the canvas, I have also created a pocket using the chicken wire so that I can pop my unopened mail into it.

The big Monogram word Family, has little reminder written into each letter, ie don't forget to buy milk etc 

Hope you've enjoyed looking at my project and I look forward to seeing your lovely creations.


Bye for now Fi!


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