About Me

My photo
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!

Followers

Friday, November 2, 2018

Heart Full of love


I had fun this week creating this simple wooden heart mixed media wall hanging for Creative Artiste.  For the base of  my heart I used a combinations of crackling paste, a selection of acrylic paints and a stencils. 

Our sponsor this week is Tando Creative

https://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/

The pearl frame around the heart was done with white Nuvo Crystal drops.  I just broke down and bought several colours and they  are all fun to use. 

The glitter "Love" is a Tim Holtz die cut letters.  To complete the wall hanging I added a lace white butterfly which I added some colour to. 

Closer Look



I hope you will join us this month at Creative Artiste. Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off the the page project as long as you follow the challenge rules specifications,. You must use three different medias on your project to qualify for qualify for our mixed media rules. 

Remember to pop over to Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to be inspired by our creative design team,

Thank you for stopping by. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - AnythingGoes
Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Encaustic Collage - Flowers for Pretty Lady



Time for another mixed media/altered art challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and I decided to use this month one of my favourite mediums, encaustic wax.

To create my collage I used a combination of bees wax, Panpastels, fiber paper, decitionary paper, lace, and some antique prescription paper from my collection. 

 To create my collage I added 5 layers of wax to my wooden board then layered my background papers, vintage photo and added colour with Panpastels.  The background papers included some early 1800 prescriptions that I found in a antique store on holidays one year. 

Closer Look







Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit to be inspired by the creative work of the design team. Hope you'll join us this month. 


I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - AnythingGoes
Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Altered Wine Box




This is what I started with.


For my project this month at Altered Eclectics was to make an altered  box to hold my paint brushes.  This is the old wooden wine holder I used for this project. 

After I sanded the box I painted it with gesso. I added some gears and metal pieces, the words brushes then painted the entire box with shades of copper.  I next added an antiquing solution to give the project a patina.

Closer look





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

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - AnythingGoes
Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


Happy Thanksgiving



Time for another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme of this challenge is Thanksgiving.  I had this cute digital image by The Paper Shelter that I used for my card.  I thought he was such a cute happy looking turkey. 

The card die I used was from Cheery Lynn collection is called Centre Step die. I coloured my image with my copic markers and pencil crayons.  I layered my card base with fall coloured designer papers from my large paper stash and then added brads, a banner and a wooden gear to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you will join us this month. 


Monday, October 29, 2018

Explosion of Colour


The theme this week for the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is Explosion of Colour.  I made this card for my sister's birthday this month. 

To create this card I used Brusho on glossy card stock.  I first stamped my card stock with several background stamps from my collection before I added the Brusho colours of purple and turquoise.  
To complete the card I added two laced butterflies that I also added Brusho colour to.  My final touch was adding some white pearls and lace. 

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mythical Creatures


Mythical Creatures is the theme of this week's challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and I decided to make a Halloween card with these Mythical Halloween Creatures.  The image is by The Paper Shelter is called is called Mom's Little Monster

I coloured this image with PanPastels, Copics and pencil crayons.  To compete the card I added a die cut sentiment, bats, moom, ribbon and brads.

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018

B0000!


Time for another Halloween card using a great image from LeAnn's World 101. the image for my card is from LeAnn's collection on Esty called Nathan and I made it for one of my grandsons for Halloween. 

I coloured the image with Copics, pencil crayons, panpastel, geli pen and added some Halloween rubber stamp images to complete the card. 

Come join the fun on Facebook at LeAnn's World 101  or visit our challenge blog  LeAnn's World 101

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Always Everything Goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Goes /optional Spooky
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Fall/Halloween