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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, July 15, 2019

At the Beach


The theme of the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is "Here Comes Summer".  I can not think of summer without thinking about going to the beach.

The stamp I used to create this card as a TryFolds card called Beach by Art Impression although I did not create a tryfold card. .  The image was coloured with Copics, pencil crayon and a Posca pen.  I also used real shells, sand  and a texture stamp by JRL Designs.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.   Check out the works of our talented design team here.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Into the Forest I Go

Time for another challenge at Splashy Mix Challenges

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Here is my project for this month's challenge.



I am avid hiker and live in a very beautiful mountainous area of British  Columbia.  I live with the forest at my door steps.  I can be found everyday hiking the hills with my dog, Lacey. 

These walks in nature make me who I am. It gives me time to reflect about my day, plan my upcoming projects and be inspired by nature.

I used inks, paint, a texture stamp and Pan Pastels to create my canvas.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to Splashy Mix Challenges to view the inspiring projects of out talented design team. 


Friday, July 5, 2019

Altered Heart Bottle


Time for another challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  My project this month is an altered mixed media bottle.  large XOX pin, metal butterfly and crackle paint. 


This is what I started with


To create my bottle I painted the outside of the bottle with white gesso then started to add my findings to the bottle.  Some of my findings were dollar store gems, flea market jewelry, lace,  napkin ring, and drawer knob. I used acrylic paint, crackle paint and Rust Effect by Pentart. 

Back


Closer Look




This was a fun project. Hope you have enjoyed it.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the projects of our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
An Inky Mess - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics- Anything Goes 
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty - Creations - Anything Goes

Monday, July 1, 2019

I love Your style



Time for another great challenge at Crafty CardMakers this month.  The theme of the challenge is dies or punches.

For this card I used a frame die from Yvonne's Creations along with a digital image by Fairy Ink.  The image was coloured with Copics and pencil crayons. 

Other products I used on the card are Nuvo Crystal Drops, Wink of Stella, Diamond Glaze and a sentiment stamp.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the projects of our design team. 


Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes

Altered Hidden Compartment Book


Time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics this month.  The theme as always is anything goes but must be altered art. My project today is an altered compartment book.   I found this compartment book at a garage sale.  It was made of cardboard and in pretty rough shape.  I first used gesso to  coated the box before painting the box. I covered the box with  two different pieces of Stamperia rice paper.

back  and side of book  



I added a cord to the back of the book and used some small beads (for sand), crackle paste and distress ink for texture  and shells (real and vellum) and couple of  sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Everyone - Art - Challenge - Beach Feeling 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
An Inky Mess - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Monday, June 17, 2019

Let's Play


Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week. The challenge theme is  anything but a card and I decided to do a colourful scrapbook page of my youngest grandson Cooper.  

I used several dies, stamps, washi tape and scraps left over from other projects.  I love this picture of him and all of his play friends. 


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.



Friday, June 7, 2019

Altered Art Journal with Rice Paper


Time for another challenge at Creative Artiste this month. The theme is anything goes as long as it is Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.



I decided to make an mixed media/altered art journal book. 

This is what I started with an small watercolor art journal


Background 


I  painted my cover of my art journal with gesso and then added strips of colour for my background.  I chose the colours so that they would peak through my black and white Stamperia  butterfly rice paper.   Once the paint dried I decoupaged the rice paper to the art journal.  I added stenciled flowers and gold leafed the edges on the book.  To complete the design I created a paper flower and attached it to the elastic that went around the art journal.  I added splashes of paint and green mini beads 

Back of the art journal



Closer look 







Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our by our talented design team.