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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!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Inspiring Image - Party Time Tuesday

Party Time Tuesday's challenge was to create a card using a very pretty underwater scene as the inspirations. I immediately thought of a technique I read about in the June/July 2011 Technique Junkies magazine called Copic Sections. I think a better name for the technique would be faux mosaics.

I used a digi image for the shells from Digitial Doddles. It was the first time I had every used more than one digi on a card. I had to learn how to spin the images and try to place them randomly on the card face. I do need more practice in this area.

I used “Art Glitter”, a designer white glue from Art Institute Glitter Inc. to create the faux grout lines. I used various colours of Copics to colour the mosaic pieces and an EK punch to give the paper ribbon some style. I like trying different techniques and being able to apply them to challenges.

I am going to be away from my blog for a few days, we are off on a camping trip but I will be back posting early next week.

Have fun creating everyone.


  1. Oh my this is fabulous, what a unique technique for a wonderful card! I love the mosaic effect.Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with us at Party Time Tuesday!

  2. What a fabulous technique and card. I really love the pretty colours you have used to create this sweet seaside themed card. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.

    Danie - PTT Design Team.

  3. what a very creative technique you have used! and such soft pretty colors, too!
    thanks for joining our photo inspiration challenge at Party Time Tuesday! :)