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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, February 1, 2017

Dress to Thrill

It is February and finally time to get back creating for Altered Eclectics.  This is my first creation for 2017 for the group.  I had fun updating my glass bottles.  I am not sure what these bottles were used for .  I found them at a flea market a few years ago. 

This is what I started with.

To alter my bottles I painted them with chalk paint, added painted chains to the ankles, and then added the gems, flowers and lace. To complete the shoes I added a "inspire" tattoo on one shoe and a "dress to thrill" on the other shoe using rubber stamps from my stash.  

Here are some closer looks.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope to join us this at Altered Eclectics. Remember to pop by the our challenge blog to see the very creative projects our talented design team have created to inspire you.

I am entering my altered bottles i the following challenges

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Sweet Inspiration Challenge

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Forgotten stash (glass shoes)
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting with a Heart - Anything Goes


  1. Wow, you always amaze me with your ideas

  2. Thank you Cindy. I had fun altering the bottles.

  3. Gosh. These are absolutely stunning. What a find those bottles were. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Hi Judy. I must declare, I am so mad about these shoes. They are so cool, funky and such clever idea. Just love them.

  5. What a great find at the flea market. Love how you have transformed these in to something so fabulous...x

  6. This is intriguing! Very stylish and fashion. An eyecatcher for sure :D

  7. What fabulous way to alter this rather interesting bottles. Nice job!
    Chana, Altered Eclectics DT

  8. This is just so so amazing! I wish I could find something like this too! You did great with them. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhed's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa

  9. hihi very nice. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  10. I agree with you unsure as to what these bottles contained lol. You have certainly enhanced them beautifully hun. Brilliant job done xx

  11. Stunning project. You would never believe they were bottles before you messed with them! CarolG.

  12. With my DT hat on - you know how much I love these - beautiful hun Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  13. Wow what a creative project, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  14. Wow, that is a creative altering project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Monthly. =)

  15. Honestly I think you have turned these (weird) bottles into treasure by altering them so brilliantly!
    Thank you for sharing this genius make with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  16. WOW! I would never have thought these were bottles! Very cool alteration! Thanks for sharing it with us at SASPC! hugs, Maura

  17. These look so real... Not as bottles, as shoes, I mean! :) Awesome job! Thank you for joining the steampunk challenge at SanDee&amelie's!