Sunday 31 January 2016

Challenge 3 Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafters and welcome to our brand new challenge!! We'll be announcing the winners from Challenge 2 next week so don't forget to pop back. As usual our theme for the next two weeks is

  Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

You don't have to use our products to enter (but of course we love it when you do) and we've got some lovely crafty stash for our lucky winner thanks to our generous sponsors Premium Craft Brands

Premium Art Brands

The challenge will run for two weeks so you've plenty of time to play along.

As usual our talented DT have been working some mixed media magic to inspire you so let's have a look what they've been up to this week

Claire C I've altered an MDF heart for this weeks project, using lots of my favourite products from Premium Craft Brands. I've used Panpastels on Clearly for Art film to create wings for my butterfly, love love love this effect :-)

I stamped my butterfly wings on Clearly for Art film with versamark and applied Magenta Extra Dark PanPastel with a Sofft tool. I cut them out and stuck them to a Stampbord domino that I'd coloured with the same PanPastel. I adore the Extra Dark pans, they look a bit dull in the pots  but once you start using them they are lush, some really gorgeous rich colours!

Lou: I decided to create a canvas using mediums, stencils and off course pan pastels. I thoroughly enjoyed my messy time as I had no plan and just went with the flow ...

I created my background in different layers using Maimeri paste and adding colour using pan pastels. Shadows were created using black medium pan pastel. I added even more layers to my canvas (not shown in photo below) but the different stages can be seenon my blog.

I even used my pan pastels to water colour my stamped images, I love the rich colour depth you can achieve even though you have water coloured the images.

Even more photos, with step by steps can be found on my blog.

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We don't really do loads of rules here but we do have a couple so please take note:

1. No back links
2. Only 2 entries to make it fair for everyone
3. The main prize can only be posted to a UK address - if the prize is not claimed within 14 days it will be offered to someone on the Top 3 from the same week.
4. You MUST be a follower of this blog to enter

The challenge will run until  13th February  and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday  21st Feb!

We'll be back next week though with lots more inspiration and we'll be announcing the winner and Top 3 from our last challenge too so don't forget to pop back

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  1. Thanks for another fun challenge and both of these projects are amazing! Karen x

  2. Beautiful projects! I hope I can join in again this time!

  3. Great inspiration as always - looking forward to hopping round for a closer look.
    Alison x

  4. Wonderful inspirational projects! Thanks for the great challenge!

  5. Claire and Lou, your mixed media projects are stunning. Claire, your heart is so rich in beautiful colours and I love the bee. Lou, I love the background texture. Thanks for showing some of your process.

  6. Thanks for a fun challenge, love the two fab projects !!

    hugs to all

    Diane xx

  7. Wonderful projects! Thanks for the fun challenge!


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