Friday, 2 June 2017

Creative Artiste June Challenge #27 DT Post

So I have some exciting news that I have been sitting on and I am finally able to share it with you today- yippee!! I am now a proud member of the design team over at Creative Artiste! I am SO thrilled to have been invited to join the incredibly talented ladies on the team and hope that I can do this fab challenge blog justice with my projects and inspire you to join in with your own mixed media projects. 

So, without further ado, here is my debut piece for the June challenge #27.

This month the challenge is kindly sponsored by Judy McKay, who is offering this great prize of stamps and dies, which is also the theme for the challenge this time. 

I have used stamps and dies from the new Alchemy collection by Sheena Douglass. I fell in love with them the moment that I saw them and just had to treat myself. My 11yr old daughter loves Harry Potter and wants her bedroom decorated in a magical style, so I have created a canvas for her wall. 

I used texture paste and a dragon and stars stencils on my prepared canvas to add some dimension, and then sponged a variety of dark and metallic paints over the top of the whole thing until I had a good coverage. Then I highlighted the pasted areas with gilding polish. The different elements were die cut and stamped, and coloured with dylusions inks ,aqua tint inks, distress oxides and distress pens- so a right mix! Some acetate added a real glass touch to the magnifying glass, and I clear embossed over the bottles to create the same effect on them. 

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my work and I have inspired you to join in the challenge. 


Thanks for popping by



  1. Welcome to the team Lynda, it's great to have you on board.
    Your project is fabulous. The pretty, vibrant colours look wonderful against the dark background and the dragon's head is fantastic xx

  2. Fabulous canvas Lynda and I am so pleased that you have joined us at Creative Artiste :) love, Denyse x

  3. In the Harry Potter mood indeed! I love all the details you created. A lovely gift for your daughter!

  4. Lovely make and congratulations on joining the DT!

  5. I really like the canvas for your daughter Lynda! Something's Brewing indeed! Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  6. Absolutely fabulous and great work. Looks amazing.
    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]

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

    Maritza DT for

  8. Very cute card love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  9. Love this! It is really magical capturing the theme perfectly. Thank you for joining in at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  10. a truly magical canvas! and congrats and welcome-seems like we're both newbies as this is my first time visiting the challenge:)

  11. fabulous project and brilliant composition and colours. She will love it I am sure.Thank you for joining in with this month’s challenge over at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit and hope to see you in our future challenges

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  12. Awesome project and welcome to the team it's a fabulous team to be on xxx

  13. Magical! She will love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  14. Brilliant canvas..I bet your daughter loves it..
    A fabulous entry for our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..Thank you so much for joining us...x

  15. Back again..this time for Altered Eclectics...
    A super canvas, love the theme too..I can just imagine your daughters delight when she saw you had created it especially for her..
    Thank you for joining in with the challenge this month.

  16. Beautiful canvas and its sure to light up your daughter's room! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa

  17. Lovely!

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

    Ania DT for