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17 May, 2022

Special Guest Spotlight on CYRILLE TEIXEIRA

 This month, we are very pleased to introduce you to Cyrille Teixeira, one of our fabulous Guest Designers for this month!  Cyrille was one of our October winners, just click the link to see his winning entry.

We invite you to get to know Cyrille a little better through his interview below.  Please also visit his social links which are listed in his Artist Bio.

Artist Bio 

My name is Cyrille, aka Papascrap @ Lescartesduchat on the Internet.  I'm a 42 year old man and I live in a small French village, on the edge of the Black Forest, with my husband, our 8-year-old son and our two cats.  My interest in Scrapbooking, but especially for cardmaking, began in 2011 shortly after the start of the adoption process while waiting for the magic phone call!

I still can't find the right qualifier for my style... I like Mixed Média (sometimes to excess) and Vintage/Steampunk but also clean things.  I have a few small OCDs: the kraft, the layers, the staples and the baker's twine!  I like the layering and the build up/accumulation, that's why I like Mix Media Style so much.  I like to join in challenges as it stimulates my creativity, that's why I participate in several blog cardmaking or art journal challenges per month.

Q & A with Cyrille

How long have you been creating art?
I have been creating art and scrapbooking since 2011 as we started the adoption  process.

What is your favourite type of art to make?  
I like cardmaking and art journaling.

Are you inspired by a particular artist or artists, if so who? 
I especially admire the work of Dina Wakley and Drew Steinbrecher for example.

What is your favourite colour palette to use? 
My favorite color is turquoise.

Why do you enter art challenges?  
I think art challenges, with their constraints, stimulates my imagination and creativity.

Cyrille's Interpretation of our May Mini Challenge

I choose to make a tag with the optimistic quote "Happiness comes in waves".
I illustrate this with "camaïeu"(monochrome shades) of blue (with turquoise). The tag below the quote is scrap of cyanotype (a technique I like to incorporate into my creations). I used gauze to recall the foam of the waves. Sequins and dots brings brightness like happiness.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag with us Cyrille!  We hope that Cyrille's amazing, mixed media work inspires you to enter the Mini Challenge this month.

Here's a reminder of our current Mini Challenge:

16 May, 2022

May 2022 Mini Challenge - WAVE

 Hi Mini Challenge lovers and welcome to this month's Mini Challenge where we are asking you to use the word WAVE on your mini projects.   

PLEASE NOTE:  We have relocated our mini challenge to our new Art Cafe Facebook Group where you can now enter your project in the relevant album.   Please make sure to add your project to the album so that we don't miss it when it comes to picking our winners!  Also please remember to add your country to your entry!










How to enter

The Mini Challenge runs in our Facebook group from today until the end of the month.

Enter your 
cards, tags, ATCs and postcards ONLY!

You MUST include the challenge word on your project! 

*ATCs. or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art,
about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or 64 x 89 mm.

Please remember to add your country to your entry!

You have two weeks - until the last day of the month - to enter, so be quick!

Please read the rules before entering.

As previously mentioned in the Art Café Facebook Group, we have suspended all prizes until further notice due to the current world situation but hope that you will continue to be inspired by our challenges.

All prizes are suspended until further notice.

Special Guest Designer

One participant, handpicked by our Admin team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designer.

You have two weeks to enter below

We hope that you feel inspired by our challenge word and our DT inspiration this month and look forward to seeing your Mini Challenge projects!

Entry for the Mini Challenge is NOW held in our Facebook group!

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