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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!


Friday, May 20, 2016

Monochromatic Challenge at SLS Lines

I created this monochromatic canvas this week for the SLS Lines Challenge blog for their May Challenge.  I fell in love with this image of a little girl reading and decided to make an altered canvas. The image is called young book reader in library

 SLS Lines

To make my canvas I covered my board with dictionary paper, used acrylic paint to colour the back ground brown and then used a Donna Downy stencil to create the words in the background using molding paste and PanPastels to colour the paste a brown tone.  The image was coloured with Copics all in shades of brown and I used distress inks to colour my sentiment.  It was a fun project.

Thank you for stopping by,  Check our SLS Challenge blog  to see what the design team has created some projects to inspire you.  

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
The Dark Attic Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. You made a wonderful canvas! Looks like you really walk in to the library.

    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craftroom door! Hope to see you back at the next challenge! Aly DT

  2. I agree with Aly, it really conveys that feeling which is lovely and very arty too, CarolG