Sunday 5 June 2016

Challenge 12 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to our new challenge!!
 We're sticking with a nice easy theme for you so it's 
Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes.

You don't have to use our products to enter but of course we love it when you do. Our lucky winner will receive some gorgeous crafty stash from those lovely people at Premium Craft Brands!

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The DT have been cooking up some mixed media magic to inspire you but before we have a peek at their artwork it's time to announce the winner and Top 3 picks from Challenge 10! So without any further ado, the lucky winner is:

Congratulations!! Email us quoting (details in sidebar) quoting your winners code which is PPWK1001) and we'll get your goodies on their way to you asap!

and Top 3 honours this time around go to:

Beautiful makes ladies, congratulations!!
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Now let's check out the inspiration from the DT this week:
Alysha: Happy Sunday! Its that time again, so get out your Pan Pastels and join in with us and share your crafty projects. As always the theme is Anything Goes Mixed Media.
This week I'm sharing a canvas I have made with Violet and Yellow Pan Pastels.I have used a dragonfly mask and paste and colored using pastels, I have co loured the FLY element with Pans and then used glossy accents over that to make it stand out.Really looking forward to seeing your creations this week, hugs Aly xx

dt project we love to create for 5th June project 12

Terry, hey there guys, I made a Notebook for the daughter of my colleque, she is an intern in Costa Rica and now she has a little notebook where she can write her adventures in....the Front of the Notebook was made with Gesso, second layer is Light Modelling Paste.

I worked with a stencil to create the background.  The 3th layer is Crackle and after this was dry I worked on the Notebook with the White Coarse PanPastel and the Black Pearlescent Pan. What the crackle combined with PanPastel does is give the background a nice crackled look. You can see the tiny cracks they are filled up with the PanPastels.

This is the background. This was made the same way I did the front of the Notebook. With Gesso Light Modelling Paste and a stencil. Crackle on top and when that was dry I Painted Matt Gel Medium on top. So the last thing I did on the front was, place the drawing of  the girl and underneath the Costa Rica letters. They were stamped on paper and than I cut the letters out of the paper and placed them on the Notebook.
On the inside of the Notebook I stamped 2016, since it is the year 2016 when my colleques daughter is an intern and is going on a Journey to Costa Rica. 

The products that I worked with are:

Lou: I am in the process of making a project as a gift but can't say anything more as it's a surprise. However the project does require a box to keep it safe, so I created a bespoke box which will fit both my project and also to store some items my project will need.

I have decorated the box by first randomly sponging Maimeri white acrylic paint over all the outside and inside. After drying, I covered the edges with a mixture of raw umber and magenta pan pastels, stamping images from PCB postcard stamp set. A little more pan pastel and a bit more stamping with finally a dusting of soft gold pan pastel.

Please pop over to my blog to see a lot more photos explaining each step by step.


Claire C  I've used my PanPastels to stencil these roses using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and given them some sparkle using Maimery Glassy Gel medium and micro beads

Here's a close up to show the sparkle

and here are the colours I've used

Morning all, it's lovely to be here with you again this week. This week I have a page in my art journal which was created using a mix of watersoluble crayons and my beloved PanPastels

I sketched a very simple design in pencil first and then went in with PanPastels to colour all the areas. The colour went on very quickly and it didn't take long before I had a fully coloured page !!

I then went in with my watersoluble crayons and added some darker shading. Finishing off with some white acrylic and pen detailing !!


Gorgeous makes girls!! We can't wait to see your projects for this challenge. Just link them up below, 

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.
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The challenge will run until  18th June and the winner and top 3 will be announced on Sunday 3rd July.

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  1. I liked the challenge and would like to take a part of it! Best regards!

  2. Thanks for another fun challenge and wonderful DT inspirations too Karen x


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