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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, June 12, 2012

Bella and the Butterfly

Craft Your Passion Challenges has a anything goes challenge this week. I made this card for the challenge using a elements stamp by Lazar Studio Werx called Bella and a mesh background stamp by Stamping Up.

To colour the image I layered many layers of distress ink and then used the spritz and flick technique from the Tim Holtz’s Chemistry 101 online class to give the card some interest. I like the way the water plays with the inks on the paper.

My ribbon was not quite the right colour so I used some of my inks to dye it to coordinate with my card.

I am also entering this card in the Crafty Ann’s Challenge Blog # 67- It’s a Girl Thing.

Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Love this card Judy, Love the colours and how you used the mesh background stamp. The butterfly really draws out the lighter colour on the card. Regards Meg

  2. Fabulous so nice is your card.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  3. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  4. This is stunning Judy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  5. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx