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,

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)

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!)