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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!


Monday, February 22, 2016

For a Special Woman

Crafty Cardmakers this week is having a challenge with the theme of "for a special woman".
our sponsor this week is:

I made this mixed media canvas of a special woman in my life, my grandmother. The picture was taken in 1916 in Ontario when she was 16 years old.  That is her behind the wheel of the car. 

I wrapped my canvas with a some pretty lace I found at a thrift store and painted it  with gray gesso. I used a combination of blue glass beads, and  chunky silver deep impression embossing enamel along the side of the canvas and down the centre. I used alcohol inks on my die cut gears and added the date, lock and key to finish the project.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Please stop by our challenge blog to see the cards and projects that the design team have created to inspire you. 

I am entering this canvas in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media
Rhedd's Creative Spirit- Mixed Media
613 Avenue Create  Anything goes 
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a die

Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  -  anything goes with something colored 
Scrappers Delights  Always Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes


  1. Absolutely beautiful, Judy. You do the best mixed media projects. I love the hearts with the gears.

  2. Wow... what a wonderful photo.... and now you have a great keepsake to showcase it... Wonderful job. I love the addition of the lace... Thank you for creating with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit

  3. great card thank you for joining us at the Scrappers Delight challenge
    Jane DT xx

  4. What a stunning piece of art here. Such special memories for future generations to look at.

  5. This is so lovely! Such an elegant keepsake. Fabulous. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  6. Wow so beautiful, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
    {613 DT Member}
    Alex x

  7. Fabulous! Love all those little details

  8. Sweet card. Thanks for joining us at BSC
    DT Brown Sugar Challenge

  9. What a beautiful creation, perfect for that amazing photo. A beautiful keepsake!
    Thanks so much for playing along again in my Let's Color Linky Party!

  10. great card thank you for joining us at the Scrappers Delight challenge
    Jane DT xx

  11. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. What a fabulous canvas and such a special photo!


  13. A brilliant gift idea, I'm sure your Grandmother loved it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

  14. A stunning canvas. I love the colours you have used, which compliment the photograph perfectly and your lace and embellishments are beautiful details. Sally.x.