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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!


Friday, January 5, 2018

Altered Bottle

Hi everyone it is now 2018 and this is Creative Artiste first anything goes challenge of the year. Your project must be 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.

Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative.  I have used several of the products they sell in their store on my altered bottle. 

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This is the bottle before I altered it.

I used many product to create my altered bottle including found jewelry and other thrift store finds,lace, heavy gell medium, Deco Arts paints,  glossy medium, Kroma crackle, white and black gesso, paints, ink sprays in several colours and Deco Art Metallic Luster. Many of the products I used on my bottle are products sold by Tando Creative.

Reverse side of the altered bottle. 

Side view of the altered bottle. 

Thank you for stopping by and remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the projects of our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges

Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art
Mix It Up - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes/Mixed Media


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Judy. The rich colourway looks very elegant. It's an amazing transformation xx

  2. Awesome creation! every detail is so well arranged and the colours are brilliant!

  3. This is absolutely perfect! Gorgeous details and the colours are rich and luscious! I love it! Love, Denyse x

  4. I love the precious look of your beautiful altered bottle, Judy! Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  5. This bottle is gorgeous Judy! I love the rich blue with the gold, very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) xx

  6. Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

  7. Lovely mixed media project!Very beautifully altered!Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner this week!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)

  8. The original bottle was so unique but now it is stunning. Love all of the elements you combined and the color is so vibrant.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  9. Gorgeous bottle and love the colour and all the gorgeous detail. Happy creating, Angela xXx

  10. An absolutely gorgeous alteration..the colour is so rich,I love it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..x

  11. Judy you always wow me with what you make, and here's another one! CarolG