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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!


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Top Secret Canvas

I am excited to announce that I have a new design team position at Splashy Mix Media Challenge Blog.   I am excited to belong to such an inspiring group of artists. 

.... and we have some wonderful prizes


(as voted by our DT)


(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

My project this month is an Altered Mixed Media Canvas. 

Here is my project.

Here are some of the products I used to create my canvas.

Step 1

I painted my canvas with gesso, then used a stencil of clogs and wheels to create the background.   Once I was satisfied with they background I added my background colors using Paynes Grey and white acrylic paint, distressed inks and script rubber stamp.

Step 2

My next step was to  collage an assortment of old medical prescription forms that I found in a antique store years ago in Arizona several years ago along with other antique papers in my collection.. The photo that I used in my project is from Tim Holtz's Found Relatives Collection. I added Distress Inks and an ink spray to give an antique look to my photo and papers. 

Step 3

To complete the project I added an interesting collection of clogs and gears, tag and other finds. 

I hope you enjoy my project and are inspired to join in this current month,  Anything Goes Challenge. 

I am entering my project int following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Mixed Media Anything Goes
All Sorts - Make it Masculine
A Vintage Journey - Put Your Stamp on it


  1. Lovely to see you joining in our 'Make it Masculine' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks.

    B x

  2. A super canvas with a great background and super embellishments. Thank you for joining our 'Make it Masculine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  3. This is a great canvas! Your palette is perfect for this "vintage" creation. I particularly like the "patina" effect on your tags and embellishments. We were so pleased to have found this delightful creation in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  4. Beautiful canvas, great details!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity over at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

  5. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.

  6. Beautifully crafted! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

  7. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-1-anything-goes-at-love-2.html
    Beautifull project thank you for sharing with the DT of We Love To Create Hugs Terry