Monday, 7 September 2015

Where the heArt is Challenge Blog–NEW!!!!


Hi Everyone

This is such an exciting day!!  Today is the launch of a brand NEW Challenge Blog called Where the HeArt is and I am extremely lucky to be part of their Mixed Media Design Team. 

It is a mixed Media challenge and runs on the 7th of each month.  We have a different sponsor each month where you can win prizes and each month is a different theme – how much fun is that!

Check it out for yourselves - Where the Heart is Challenge




You can make any crafting project you like with whatever medium you like, so whether you make cards or Mixed Media all your crafts are welcome here.

Challenge 1

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Our fabulous sponsor this month is

Chubby Mermaid

offering 1 digi image




Here is my piece using a beautiful digi image from Chubby Mermaid called ‘Bliss’.  I hope you like it.




I have created this on a 60cm x 20cm canvas.  I used a selection of stencils with some Grunge Paste and a mix of embellishments.  Once dry I painted everything with a coat of white gesso before getting to the fun bit of colouring!  I took a selection of Blue and Green spray inks from Oak House Studio’s Colour chemistry range and spritz over the background and embellishments.  I printed the image and before painting it Imagination Crafts Starlight Paints I coated it with Clear Gesso.  This gave me a nice smooth surface to work on and protected the paper.  To finish it off I used some gilding wax and a little more Starlight Paint.

Don’t forget to pop over the blog and enter our challenge.  We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

I hope you have been inspired.



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  1. Wow!! This is very beautiful!! Love the color you have used.. Beautiful textures!! Glad to be working with you :)
    Moxie Craftie

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Berina. It's going to be fun!! Bring it xx

  2. So stunning Debbie..gorgeous.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Well, that was tricky..on the blog you are called Mandy..but signed off here as I'm just called you Debbie..still a gorgeous make..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    1. Hi confuses a lot of It's a long story but Debbie is my business partner it's just she was the first listed.....thanks for your lovely comment. xx