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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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Thursday, March 14, 2019

By the Sea I long to Be

It is time for another challenge at Splashy Mix Challenges.

The winter season is nearly over and spring is just around the corner here in Canada.  Hopefully this morning is our last snow fall.  I am looking forward to the colours of spring and summer, lots of sunshine and warm days. 

Hence we have the below moodboard and feel free to be inspired by anything below and join our challenge.

Moodboard



This is my canvas that I created for this challenge.


 
I have call the canvas "Near the Sea I Long to Be".  I grew up having the pleasure of being near the ocean, playing on the beach and being able to enjoy the pleasures of warm sea breezes and the summer suns.  

For my canvas I used acrylic paints, die cuts, rubber stamps, shells, ink pens and cheese clothe for my net.  It was fun creating something from my past that was very important to me.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope you will join us in this March challenge and remember to visit our blog to be inspired by our creative design team.  We have some wonderful prizes for some lucky winners. 



Monday, March 11, 2019

It is a Green Challenge


The theme of this weeks challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is "Green". 

A friend gave me this pretty framed dragonfly and cattails die cut that I decided to use for this green challenge. The background of the card is done with alcohol inks which used several colours of green alcohol inks.  I coloured the dragonfly is with green, white and clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to give the card some texture and sparkle.

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

Friday, March 1, 2019

Art Journal Page


Time for another monthly challenge over at Creative Artiste.  The challenge is always anything mixed media goes and must contain 3 different mixed media projects. Your entry in this challenge can be anything mixed media ATC, Cards, Tags, Layouts, altered art or off-the-page project. To find all the rules for blog see our blog.

For this month I have created a art journal page using a couple of stencils, acrylic paint, pens, rubber stamps, inks and papers. 


After I primes my pages for the project I added some interesting designer paper to the pages then started to stencil my design adding colour and pattern. I also added some old seem binding tape for some more interest. 




It was fun creating my pages.  Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team.
Have a creative week. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Place - Mixed Media



Altered Paint Brush


Time for another mixed media/altered art challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

This is what I started with. a mirror base and an old paint brush.  




Then I added 

rust paint - Deco Art
Tie - spoon handle
Outer Eye - striker plate lock set and old brad
Eyes - Clock Brad
Bow - Tie Holtz die and paper
Nose - Knob from a temperature control device
Earrings - a plate for a camera adjustment and part of a clock mechanism. 


Some other view of the project. 












It was fun making my altered paint brush. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Hope you will stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team.  This is the last challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, our wonderful leader Sandra has decided after 5 years that she would like a change, she has been an inspiring artist and a good friend.  We wish her the best and I know we will see her art  in blog land.  

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Place - Mixed Media

Altered Fairy Clock


It is the first of March and time for another great mixed media/altered art challenge at Altered Eclectics. The theme as always is anything goes. 

This month  I decided to alter a clock.  

This is what I started with.





Once I gutted the small electric clock from my stash, I gathered my materials for my fairy house.  I used many die cuts from different companies, paper from Graphic 45, Lavinia fairy house digi stamp, Copics, flowers, acrylic paint, gems. wink of Stella, posca pen, and a white gel pen.  I layered my many images to create the house and gardens. 

Closer views






Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our design team.  






Monday, February 25, 2019

Layers and Layers


The theme of the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is flowers. I decided to pull out my assortment die cuts and play layering them.

The card base and one of the flowers are Sizzix dies,  the sentiment is Tim Holtz  and I have forgotten who made the others dies. 

To complete the card I added some pearls.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our design team. Hope you will join our challenge. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Altered Tea Canister

 Welcome  to our second Splashy Mix Challenge.  

If you want to express your love for someone or something, then it's time to participate in our new challenge!

This is  our Mood board.




Here is my project, an altered wooden canister that I made for my husband's Valentine 's chocolates. 



This is what my box looked like before I altered it.



I sanded my box then removed the handle and painted the box with gesso. 



I then stamped the box with an French love poem. 



To complete my project I stenciled my box with hanging hearts and stars and  coloured it using acrylic paint, glitter glue and ink sprays, added my gems, several hearts, an Eiffel Tower to two sides. To the top of the canister I added a flower and a glass knob.

Remember our challenge rules.


- Your work must be new, not previously published anywhere
- You can create any mixed media project corresponding to the mood board and the colors presented in the mood board are also accepted.
- You can enter up to 3 entries.
- The post should contain a banner, a link to our challenge and the name of the blog.
- Last date to submit your works 25th February until 23:55 !


Prizes

INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

$30 USD value prize from CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS


NATIONAL CHALLENGE WINNER
(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 1000 Value prize from Die Cuts and More




3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

One DT favourite will receive Goodie bag from Letzcraft Store and will be our Guest Designer the following month 




1 Random Winner
(chosen by Random.org)

One Random winner from Indian Participants will get a goodie bag from Creative Minds




Remember my favorite quote by Maya Angelou "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Hope you will join in the fun here at Splashy Mix Challenges
Have a creative week. 




I am entering my project in the following challenges. 

Craft Rocket Challenges - Valentine 
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes