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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, April 26, 2015

Let The Good Times Roll - Mardi Gra

This is one of my projects this week for Not Just Cards. I used this Mardi Gra mask from Faery Ink for my journal page. I think this image is beautiful and just right for a journal page. 

I printed my image and then masked it to protect it from my background technique.  I used a brayer and rolled several thin coats of different colours of chalk paint on my background then stamped my music stamp with Stazon Ink.

I coloured my mask with coordination colours of Copics and used a gold gelli pen for the beads.   I added die cut feathers and a sentiment.  To complete the page I inked the feathers and page with Lilac Distress Ink.   Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics  - Anything Goes (Altered Art/Mix Media only)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (no cards)
SLS Lines Challenge - Anything Goes
Art-Journal-Journey - Favorite Poems and Quotes (Altered Art/Mix Media only)
Scribble and Scrap -  #43 Always:  Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (Mixed Media Altered Art / Mixed Media ONLY)


  1. Another lovely piece, thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

  2. Lovely piece you created with such a nice color scheme and design.
    Greetings from AJJ!

  3. Fantastic page again! Great that you linked another fab piece to our AJJ Challenge !
    Happy artsy week!

  4. Lovely page, love the mask. Thank you for joining in with us at Scribble & Scrap Challenge and good luck. Chris DT

  5. here from AJJ-that is a gorgeous piece-love the mask -and the French sentiment!

  6. Very pretty! Love the soft colors!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

  7. I love this - great image! Thanks for joining our challenge at SLS Lines!

  8. I adore this...its simply stunning.

    Fiona DT

  9. I really like this page Judy,delicate pastels and the images are lovely...
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  10. Another stunning creation. Thank you for joining us at TTPH this time and I hope we see you for our new challenge "Spring Colours".
    Dawn DT xxx