Friday, 1 June 2018

June Tag

This month at Creative Ariste we are being sponsored by the fabulous Decoart who are offering a prize of Decoart goodies to one lucky winner.



I decided to use a technique which the lovely Di Oliver taught us at the Ministry of Mixology retreat last year, using Decoart Premium Acrylics and an Embossing folder. 

I repeated the technique using a Carabelle studio embossing folder that I bought at the retreat. I also added gel medium and Ecoline inks. I cut strips of material and stamped them and coloured them with Ecoline pens to create the string for the tag. I also stencilled areas of colour.
I took some small ampersand clayboard pieces and stamped them using part of a Carabelle stamp. I painted with Ecoline inks and when they were dry I scratched details back to the clayboard. I also stamped the word, "Creativity", on the tag.
I actually love this piece (rare for me!) I hope you do too!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse

Friday, 4 May 2018

Monolith for May

Over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges we are offering a special guest spot on the DT to the winner of our next Challenge. We were unfortunately let down by our sponsor at the last minute but think that a guest DT spot is a far more exciting prize. Here is a monolith that I decorated with distress oxides, Ecoline inks, mediums and stamps. To finish off I made a little light switch from paper clay and an Artyco mould !
 Happy Crafting! 
 Denyse X

I would like to enter this for :-
Mix it Up #13(using the twist)

Friday, 6 April 2018

A Tag for Challenge 37

Over at Creative Artiste we have our 37th Challenge. Our sponsor is Mixed Up!



Mixed Up is a membership website, packed with step-by-step and video tutorials for the mixed media enthusiast. Learn techniques, explore products, and create sensational artwork with our international team of amazing designers. We already have 50+ tutorials available and more are added every week!



Mixed Up is giving one lucky challenger a free one year subscription to the site worth £40!

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

www.mixedupmag.com

For my project I created a tag on greyboard. I have to be honest and say that the photos do not do it justice. Over a period of days I added various mediums and textures which were coloured with ecoline inks and paints and treasure gold. I stamped out some butterflies, coloured them with Kuretake Clean Colour Brush pens, added Stampendous aged embossing powder in ivory and crackle glazed them. I stamped the sentiment on to rice paper using a "Love", that I found in my stash and added liquid glass to them all. Finally I added some rusty wire from Hannah Oxberry and an MDF ring from Samantha K
Happy Crafting! 
Denyse x


Friday, 5 January 2018

Tando Creative Planner for January!

This month at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges we are sponsored by the fabulous Tando Creative, who are offering two prizes of a 30% discount voucher for Tando Creative products on their website (the discount only applies to Tando products not to other brands).


I have been really unwell over the past month so decided to share with you this lovely planner which I started at a Ministry of Mixology workshop with Kate Crane. All of the MoM kits are available at Tando and if you would like to create your own planner you can find it HERE

So here is my journal complete with a little character I drew!

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy 2018,
Happy Creating!
Denyse x







I would like to enter this for:-
Artistic Stamper (I used Kate Crane stamps bought from Artistic Stamper!)



Friday, 1 December 2017

... And A Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome to my second post for today. At the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blogspot, we are starting our December Challenge. This month we are sponsored by the lovely Sophie at Scrappmatts, who are offering a goody bag for the winner.


I decided that I wanted to create a Christmas Plaque and used triple embossing to create the background "Tile" (which is cardboard!) and the centrepiece, which I stamped into. I also triple embossed a die cut snowflake and am thinking of making some for my Christmas tree!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and that 2018 is a happy and healthy year for you all.
Happy Crafting!
Denyse xxx


I would like to enter this for :-







Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all. Another year has flown passed and it is time to put up our Christmas Decorations and spend precious time with loved ones.
This is the first of two posts for today.
At Crafts Galore Encore we are sponsored by the fabulous, Fred She Said who are offering the winner a whopping $10 voucher for their online store!

I was very lucky to use the pair of robins image which you can find here . I decided to colour them with pencils and then mounted them with some die cut snowflakes, beads and ribbon.



Friday, 6 October 2017

Mixed Media Fun with Decoart Products!

At Creative Artiste this month we are sponsored by Decoart who are offering some fabulous Decoart goodies for the chosen winner of our challenge.
Who are offering one lucky winner this fabulous mixed media starter set!!!



I particularly love a Decoart Challenge as I am at my happiest when playing with their products!
This particular project took many forms for me!
 At first it was painted with layers of Fluid Acrylics and Crackle glaze, which were then buffed with antiquing cream and cold gilding wax.
I added texture paste and chrome ink but it was looking (as a friend said) "Too Frou Frou", for me! So I took a steel brush to it and knocked it back again(as you do!)





I then started again! With a new layer of fluid acrylic. I die cut a fishing net out of card and embossed it with Stampendous embossing powder then ripped it up for texture. I stamped over the heart with Stazon then sprayed a plaster of Paris bandage and placed it on the surface (I picked a number of these up in Lille for .6 of a euro!) When dry I painted over the textured areas and brushed in gold pigment.

I heat embossed some areas with different embossing powders and then added varnish and crackle glaze. Texture paste was added, along with Frantage pieces and also the fabulous liquid glass by Decoart. Once again I added Decoart gold gilding wax to the cracks and edges.

To finish I added an industrial bulb with a hot glue gun and then painted some paper covered wire gold using the luscious Decoart Metallic Gold paint, which I twisted around the filament.

Happy Crafting !
Denyse x


The colours below are a better representation of what it looks like!



I would like to enter this for :-




Friday, 1 September 2017

Take a box ...

This month at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge we are sponsored by Scrapp Matts & Papertole Australia

who offer a fabulous variety of mixed goodies for crafters and artists alike, to enjoy.
For my DT piece I took a balsa wood box from The Works and decided to transform it into a vintage style box. The frame surrounding the plaque is from Scrapmatts and I painted it with gold Decoart, which is really highly pigmented paint and really gives a metallic look to the fab frame from scrapmatts.
. I am going to be sharing the techniques that I used at a workshop at Beautiful Things Brentwood, Essex and am really looking forward to it. 
I love how you can make very basic items look completely aged!
Happy creating!
Denyse x