It is with great pleasure I am here today, as I am introducing the newest member to the Anything But Cute design team. I have been following Anne's work for some time now and not only have I been lucky enough to get to know her amazing work, but I have been even luckier to get to know what a wonderful woman she is! Please hang around and learn a little bit more about this spectacular artist and see some of her outstanding mixed media creations! I am so honoured and thrilled to welcome...
Hello Everyone! My name is Anne Redfern (or Redanne as I am known in Blogland). Since emigrating from Canada 40 years ago I have lived in the beautiful County of Cheshire in England.
I have always loved crafting, in any form, be it sewing, knitting or papercrafting. I also share my DH's passion for model railways (we are planning to build one from scratch). About 6 years ago I took early retirement after a long and rewarding career in Human Resources. Since the family had long flown the nest, I was tempted, after seeing a demo in a Craft shop, to buy a Big Shot and a couple of dies and the rest, as they say, is history! My latest love is mixed media and although I have only fairly recently dipped my toes into this amazing form of art, I really am completely hooked!
Anne has picked out a few of her favourite mixed media projects to share with us today. Her creativity just blows me away and her ability to creature texture is absolutely incredible! Every project is unique and truly a work of art!
This is my most favourite project ever, ever! I just love building 3D projects and this one is constructed from two Artist Trading Blocks. I love how a few paints and mediums can create a true rusty and aged appearance on plain white card - it just fascinates me....
This little binder album was created using a faux wood technique, taught to me by my exceptionally talented friend Jenny (Buttons). Rust features quite heavily too both inside and out, something I think I have a slight obsession with!
This 5" x 5" canvas was an absolute joy to make, I just love using pastes to create lots of texture. I adore creating underwater scenes, they feature heavily in my work and this is one of my favourites.
I am truly inspired by the work of Andy Skinner and this Valentine block was made using his faux letterpress technique and lots of DecoArt products. It is perhaps a more 'pretty' result than Andy's style but I am happy with that. The flower is handmade, another passion of mine but one that has not been used much lately.
I absolutely adore Halloween and this was a project I did in an on-line class with Richele Christensen over a number of weeks. It is chock full of wonderful techniques that I still use today. This project really gave me the confidence to delve more into the wonderful world of mixed media.
Well, I think you will agree that Anne is a mixed media genius and I am just so excited to see what she comes up with for our challenges! She is going to be a wonderful source of knowledge and inspiration!!
Please come and visit us again on Thursday, November 5th when we start our next challenge, and don't forget to hit that Follow button while you're here!
Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!