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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes at We Love 2 Create

Good morning, it's looking like a lovely sunny day so I think I may leave my craft room for a few hours to enjoy a long walk in the park with Barney my black lab. Before we go on our adventure, I'd like to share a project made for our new 'Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes' challenge over at We Love 2 Create. As always those lovely folks at Premium Craft Brands have a fab prize for our lucky winner and Top 3 honours will be up for grabs too.

I've used all sorts of bits and bobs from my stash, including a gorgeous resin frame from Craft Box, adding lace, die cuts, metal embellies etc to my canvas. Everything got a generous coat of gesso and once that was dry I applied another coat but this time dusted over PanPastels while the gesso was wet, using a brush to mix the pans and blend the colours. Once that was dry I added a little gold PanPastel and highlighted some areas with gilding flakes. The image is a stamp by Indigo Blu, stamped on tissue using a mix of Versafine smokey grey ink and flitter glu. I gilded the image and applied with matte medium,, adding a little colour with Graph'it markers.

To finish off I've added some splashes of Pebeo fantasy paint in gold.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics: Anything goes
Craft Your Passion: anything goes]
Indigo Blu: Spring is in the air
Rhedd's Creative Spirit: Anything goes

If you've got a minute pop over to the challenge blog, as always my teamies have lots of inspiration for you. Thanks so much for visiting today
Hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous! I love how you utilized the frame within your composition! hugs, de

  2. Love the textures on this canvas, I want to touch it! I wonder how you applied the pastel on still wet gesso without contaminating the Pan pastel...

  3. This is.....just romantically spectacular! From the layout to the soft colours and the gold...I don't know how you did it but it is beautiful! I have read this 3 times and still it is not getting through my thick skull.

  4. This is really lovely. Such fab colours! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  5. Wonderful mixed media project m. Love the blend of colors you used.
    Lisa (DT)

  6. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at IndigoBlu challenge :-)

  7. This is a lovely dreamy piece! I love that IndigoBlu stamp and used it on my challenge too! Thanks for joining us at the IndigoBlu Challenge! Maxine xxx

  8. Very feminine card, loving these textures. Thanks for popping into the LTSCB!
    Irena DT

  9. Love the vintage design of this piece...what a lovely entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  10. beautiful work Claire - gorgeous use of colour and texture - brilliant! Thanks for joining the Indigo Blu challenge this month and good Luck! Hugs rachel x

  11. Popping back in to say: Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x


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