Sunday 22 January 2017

Challenge 2 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Good morning crafters and welcome to a brand new challenge!! We had some awesome entries for our last challenge so a big thank you to everyone who entered, the winner and Top 3 from challenge 1 will be announced on 5th February once the DT have cast their votes and that won't be an easy task!!

Our new challenge is, of course .....
Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes

so you can let your creativity run wild! You don't have to use our products to enter but we love it when you do! Our lucky winner (chosen by will receive some fabulous crafty stash from the lovely people at Premium Craft Brands but you've got to be in it to win it!

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We're sad to say that the lovely Tracy Scott is leaving us and moving on to some exciting new crafty adventures so we'd like to say a huge thank you to Tracy and I'm sure you'll join us in wishing her all the very best. Thank you Tracy :-)

So let's see what our DT girls have been busy with this week, as always they've been creating some beautiful artwork to inspire you .....

Alysha - Hi there and for my second installment this month I have canvas with Polkadoodles image Icky Ink on a lush Violet and Dark Pink Pan background. hugs Aly xx

Lou: It's been a while since I played along with my teamies but this year I am more determined to join in as I have missed my messy, altering, card making, stampbord, pan pastel fun! I have upcycled a rather grim looking plastic frame bought from a £ shop ...

I have added layers of gesso and then pan pastels, sealing everything with Maimeri matt gel. The floral elements were stamped on to different mediums, coloured with pan pastels and then added to the frame.

Products used:

Claire C Hi I love to colour with my PanPastels and I've made a card using an old favourite stamp from Prima. Because PanPastels can be removed with a pencil eraser you don't have to worry about being to precise and they work beautifully with markers and pencils too so once I'd coloured the image I added some fine details with my pencils. The background was made using pearlescent Pans and stencilling with Maimeri Light Modelling Paste, once that was dry I highlighted it with Pewter PanPastel and splattered some black ink here and there.

Here's another view of the focal image

Terry; I had some fun making these Flowerlabels, The background was colored with Metallic Pans, on top of that I used a stencil with Modelling Paste and let it dry.....when it was dry I stamped a butterfly and colored it with the Light Gold Metallic Pan and some crackle and to top it off I played with Gel Medium. The second Flowerlabel was the made the same way. You can put it into a pot for decorations.

The products that I worked with are:


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 4th February and the winner and top 3 will be announced 
on Sunday 12th February 2017!!

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  1. Great inspiration by the DT.. Happy to take part...
    Ramya - Kriyative Kaleidoscope

  2. Guys, I had no idea you had a blog here! So exciting! Look forward to more challenges and fun throughout the year. Also had no idea you sold pan pastels so I'll be on my way to find some ASAP.

  3. Thank you for the fun challenge, wonderful DT inspirations too x

  4. Sorry, but I seem to have entered twice. The initial link didn't show up.

  5. thank you for the fun challenge .


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