Friday, February 19, 2016


I am so thrilled to be posting for the first time with Creative Carte Blanche!  My dear friends,
Linda Ledbetter, Annette Green, Cheryl Grigsby, Hels Sheridan, Candy Colwell and Yvonne Blair, and I got together and discussed creating a new blog adventure which would give us and all of our readers complete creative freedom with our artwork.  How awesome is that!  The only suggestion we will give you is a prompt with a theme for the month.  We will be taking turns posting our work every Tuesday and Friday of the month.  This month's theme is Anything Goes, as long as you use a product or technique you have never tried before.

It didn't take me long to jump on this theme as I have quite the stash of paper scraps (too many for sure!) and I wanted to figure out a different way to use them.  I summoned my courage and decided that I hadn't done as much with different types of mixed media as I would have liked, so I took out a canvas, those paper scraps, stamps, gesso, paints and matte medium and here is the end result:

For more information as to how this piece was created, please go to my blog at

For more inspiration, my fellow Creative Cohorts, Candy Colwell, Annette Green and
Cheryl Grigsby, have all posted their inspirational artwork for this month.  They did some fabulous projects I'm sure you will love! Also, be sure to check out the video on our first post which features many wonderful artists sharing their advice on finding inspiration!

Now it's your turn!  Challenge yourself to create an art piece using a technique or product you have never used before.  Then upload your project here to share with everyone.  We can't wait!

Thanks so much for joining us.  I hope you will enjoy this creative adventure as much as we are!



  1. Love this! I'll see what I can make and join in. ��

  2. What a great nudge! I've just finished organizing my paper scraps, so I'm all ready to go. Love what you've done here!

  3. The colors are my favorites Susan and this just turned out beautifully. j.

  4. What a wonderful way to use up those paper scraps Susan, your canvas is beautiful and I just love the colour tones. You have made me feel ever so slightly guilty too, for all the hoarding that I do! Anne xx

  5. Wonderful collage Susan, off to see how you did it! Deb xo

  6. Heading to your blog now to check out the details of this pretty piece of art!

  7. What a gorgeous pice you've created from your scraps, Susan!

  8. Susan!!!!! I love this!!!! This is a wonderful collage...the colors are beautiful together!!! Gotta check out the deets now!!! hugs.


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