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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!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Antique painting

My card tonight is a collage using many different techniques to give an old world feel. The photo was taken in the Louvre in Paris on holidays. I coated it with a gel medium and placed it face down on my card stock. After about 24 hours I peeled off the back of the photo to reveal the painting. I like the antique effect it gives the image where parts of the photo were missing. The other elements I used in the collage are:
• butterfly napkin
• Hero Arts stamp “Italian Poem”
• sewing pattern
• grunge board flourish rubbed with copper metallic paint
To further age the card I used sandpaper on parts and added a sepia colour wash.


  1. Very artsy Judy! This one deserves a frame of its own!

  2. Wonderfully Done Judy!! Yes I agree it need to be mounted and framed!


  3. That is so beautiful!! What a neat idea. Do you have to use a special card stock?