Friday, 7 October 2016

Exciting News!!!

I am so excited to share some news with you today. I answered the DT call at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and have been accepted on to their very talented DT!!!!



I am particularly pleased as I am finding myself drawn more and more towards mixed media and joining this DT allows me to explore this style further.
The challenges are always mixed media and Anything Goes. This month the sponsor is The Dusty Attic

For my first DT piece I decided to create a sketchbook for my lovely, artistic, daughter Bethany. It needed to be pocket sized so I started with two pieces of chipboard which I covered with canvas paper. I then used PaperArtsy paints with my fingers to create a background. 
The circles (ELB 29 from the new PaperArtsy stamps by Lin Brown ) were stamped on, using Archival ink in Cobalt and Sepia. I then added some darker paint to the corners and cut photo corners out of brown card, on my Cameo. 
I used a Prima heart sticker which I rubbed gold foil on to, and using random dots of glue I added gold flakes to the covers.

I then cut a name plate from waste card and used Deco Art Fluid media paint in Quin Gold and Paynes grey to give it an aged metal look. I used an old typewriter font to create the label and stuck them on.


For the inside covers I used kraft card. I stamped with the same stamp set adding the beautiful leaf skeleton and then used some punchinella as a stencil to sponge fresco paint and tinting base through. I finished with some black splodges.
Before sticking the inside covers down (on top of the ends of the concertina paper) I coloured some white ribbon with my copic markers, so I could get a good match and stuck it on to the end plates.


This is how it looks assembled and open!

30 comments:

Andree said...

Welcome to the team Denyse and thank you for making this fabulous project. It's such a brilliant idea and you've created wonderful patterns and textures with the stamps, stencils and paints. Bethany will enjoy filling it with her beautiful designs xx

Avril Watson said...

Welcome to the team Denyse, your project is amazing, and I am sure Bethany will love it. I am much the same as you, since joining Creative Artiste, I am loving the Mixed Media, more than the paper-crafting, hugs xxxx

Wheelie Crafty said...

A huge welcome to the team Denyse, I am positive you will fit in perfectly, so thank you for trying out for our Team... I adore your project you have created and I am sure Bethany will love willing it up with her favourite things...

Hugs Rhonda xxx

Lys Scrap said...

It's a great project made with love for sure. No doubt your daughter loves it. I'm happy to create along with you in the team, Denyse.

NanaConnie said...

Beautifully done, Denyse! Love the leaves on the inside. I'm delighted that you chose to play along in our "Autumn Leaves" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Hope to see you playing again soon.
NanaConnie DT

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Lorraine DT

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on your new DT post and what a fabulous decorated art book-Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x
we would love to see you enter this at http://ainkymess.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/challenge-4.html

Annette Stapylton said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing project you have put so much work into. Its just super gorgeous. Well done nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]


Donna Ellis said...

Wishing you all the best on your new DT venture, Denyse! Fabulous project! Hugs, de

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful book. I know your daughter will treasure it. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

Pirjo said...

You have created a really pretty project! Fantastic leaves inside the book! Many thanks for sharing with us at QKR Stamping, Pirjo Dt

Basslady said...

love the stylish look of your creations!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Pat said...

Lots of work here. Looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Make My Monday.

Jeannie said...

Hi Denyse! What a gorgeous creation and I just know your daughter will treasure it forever. I just love all of the beautiful and perfect touches you've added to it. Thanks so much for joining my Fall Festival of Colors Challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Karin said...

I love the shimmer of the gold you added to the stamped design! Thanks so much for playing at DRS Designs!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is a wonderful project
thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Dies challenge
Barb Housner (DT)

Sandra Wright said...

What a fab project...and a great entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

Aunty Sue said...

fabulous creation thanks for sharing at crafty Catz this week

Rupa S said...

Great project, loved that faux metal label on the cover. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa.

Cindy said...

Fabulous project. Love the gold. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

Sammy said...

What a fab book. I'm sure she'll treasure it and make gorgeous art of her own inside. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

butterfly said...

A lovely album - great inspiration for your new team.
Alison x

Inkyfingers said...

Congratulations on your new DT position and what a lovely project to start off with! Your daughter is going to treasure this. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Sandra Wright said...

Love the cover on your book..such a lovely entry for our challenge this month over at Altered Eclectics...x

Samantha Brooks said...

First off big congratulations on your new Design Team. I just love your Sketch book, thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes Challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld.
Hugz Sammi, - DT AngelicBadGirl

Carla Brooke said...

Lovely book!
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Carla DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

Helen said...

Great project - thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge and good luck!

Helen x
(DT)

Seemaa said...

Very pretty Sketchbook!!! I am sure your daughter will love creating beautiful pieces. Thanx for joining us at Happy Little Stampers -mixed media challenge
Hugs
Seemaa

Chana Harris said...

Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Hugz,
Chana, Owner

Eithne said...

Oh wow. Fab notebook! I'm sure your daughter loves it. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Craft for the Craic.
Eithne