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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!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Stain Resist Technique

Technique Junkies' had a card swap this month where you got to chose a technique from one of their magazines or Cds .  I chose the stained resist technique to make the background of this card.  I embossed my background image by Stamp Barn with white embossing powder and then used distress stains to colour the background.  

I am not sure who made the rubber stamp lady, it is from my stash of unmounted rubber stamps.  The sentiment and the little tages are a punch and stamp from Stampin Up.  I coloured my image with Copic markers, added a ribbon, and heart to complete the card.Thanks for looking.  Have a creative week.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft - Pastels
Speedy and Friends - Emboss with white
Card Crafter's Circle - Die Cuts and/or Dry Embossing


  1. Wow- this is a gorgeous card! I love the colors and love the colors you used!

  2. Beautiful technique you've used and the colours are so incredible! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  3. What a wonderful card & technique! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  4. Lovely background. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  5. Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this time, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy available if you would like to pop by and enter :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/new-candy.html