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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, April 20, 2016

Six Months to Halloween

We have a new monthly challenge at SLS Lines this month and we are celebrating 6 month to Halloween.  Check out our challenge blog for our inspirational Halloween projects. 

I have made an altered spell book for this challenge using a hollow book from the dollar store.  For the cover of the book I used an image called Voodoo King  and added some die cut bats. Vodoo King and can be found in SLS Lines' Esty store here. I added some Halloween paper from my stash that I altered with distress inks  I coloured the image with Copics, charcoal pencil and added some diamond glaze for an accent.  The sentiment I created on my computer. 

For the spine of the book I used some heavy gesso for the texture, painted with a couple of colours of Acrylic paints and added some black letters from my stash for the word Spells. 

For the inside of my book I added another SLS Lines image called Halloween Monsters and can be found here.  The image was coloured with Copics and Distress Inks. I lined the box with Halloween paper then added some Halloween bones, skeletons, and bottle from my stash.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Hope you will join us this month at SLS Lines. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Mix Media Monthy Challenge - Add Dimension
Rhedd's Creative Spirit- Anything Goes, Mixed Media, Altered Art
SanDee and Amelie's - Steam Punk Challenge
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


  1. Wickedly good, Judy. What creativity. You are the master of mixed media.

  2. Gruesomely weird, awfuld and awesome. You have amazing ideas. I agree with Bunny. CarolG

  3. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! If you are mad enough to ask me, I am mad enough to come.
    By the way - thanks to you, I just order this delightful fella!!
    Sandy xx

  4. Oh! I should have told you this -- I LOVE your book!!
    sandy xx

  5. Wow - a great book and the cover is awesome! Especially love the background on it!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  6. A creepy wonderful book with a famous design inside and at the cover. I like it very much.

  7. ok this is just way too cool. what an awesome idea and fun project! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


  8. Fantastic, creazy, freaky book! :D
    Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

  9. Love your spell book, Judy, is amazing!!! Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month!!! :)
    Arlette DT xx

  10. Ooo, spooky! Love this, it's perfect for Halloween. Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.