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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, June 3, 2016

Altered Bottle

I decided to make an altered bottle for this month's Creative Artiste's challenge using a maple syrup bottle I found in my recycling bucket.  

This month our sponsor is Foil Paper.  

It was fun making the altered bottle.  I painted my bottle first with Gesso and then with acrylic paint.  I then added some diamond stencils with modeling paste. Once the paint had dried I added a fabric applique, cheese cloth and some flowers .  I then added some Gesso to the flowers to give them some texture. The butterfly is a digital from Morgan Fitzsimons that I printed out on paper and coloured then printed it on mylar and layered them on my bottle. 

To complete the project I made a topper for the bottle and added some pearls. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Pop over to the Creative Artiste Challenge blog to see the projects the design team have created to inspire you.  Hope you will join us this month. 


  1. This is so pretty. I love all of the embellishments.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  2. Judy this is such a fabulous altered bottle...I am collecting jars and bottles before they head to the re-cycling bin, LOL..love the shabby chic feel to this project hun, hugs xxx

  3. Woo Judy you are another member that is going strength to strength, I love your projects all the time, and thank you for always putting in 100% as a team player...

    Hugs xxx

  4. OO Judy I love this! Fantastic project!
    Bev x

  5. Wow I love Altered bottles !! Awesome!
    Hugs xx