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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Not Just Cards October challenge

October challenge at Not Just cards is anything goes (cards also welcome)

I went to a mixed media class at the new Mad for Markers shop at Rockdale and Sammi showed me how to make this mixed media canvas.   This is my first canvas.

Here are some of the points, didn't get them all written down.

Used water colour ink pens blue and pink,
Wet brush to merge colours then let dry
Moulding paste over stencil
stamped butterfly grunge stamp everywhere
sprayed with water
added ripped pieces of paper
cut butterfly wings out of paper
make butterfly body and head out of paper (mine is not quite right, square at the end instead of round)
Painted with pink paint
White paint around butterfly
added white and black paints.around butterfly.
Glued words onto blue card
Added pink and purple sparkle washi tape
Painted butterfly ribbon and added
Added flowers

I hope you will go over to Not Just Cards and see the lovely work by the design team and join in the challenge.

(Photo taken in the shop classroom)

I would like to add this to the following:

A Inky Mess 4 - anything goes mixed media

Artistic Inspirations 165 - anything goes

Creative Artiste 19 - anything goes mixed media

Love to Create 21 - anything mixed media

Mixed Media World challenge 19

PDE Linky Party 141 - anything goes

Vilda Stamps challenge 1 - anything goes


  1. Hi Margaret, well done to you for creating your fist canvas. Fabulous work and lovely colours. Expect this will be the first of many more to come? Hugs Jennifer xx


  2. What a wonderful creation! I haven't done much mixed media. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  3. What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our VILDA STAMPS challenge blog
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

  4. Nice project Margaret, and thanks for joining in the challenge of Vilda Stamps Challenge blog.
    Hugs Astrid (DT Vilda Stamps)

  5. Thanks for joining us!
    ~DT Janis, PDE Linky Party.

  6. What a wonderful first canvas Margaret - love it

  7. This is stunning and soooo gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at PDE Linky Party!

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs
    PDE Linky Party Design Team

  8. This is such a Beautiful project! Thank you for joining our very first Challenge over at the Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog! DT Mindy

  9. Hi - great project! I just love all the elements you have used - so much to look at. Beautiful colour combo too.
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  10. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media World this month


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