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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!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Encaustic Collage - Flowers for Pretty Lady

Time for another mixed media/altered art challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and I decided to use this month one of my favourite mediums, encaustic wax.

To create my collage I used a combination of bees wax, Panpastels, fiber paper, decitionary paper, lace, and some antique prescription paper from my collection. 

 To create my collage I added 5 layers of wax to my wooden board then layered my background papers, vintage photo and added colour with Panpastels.  The background papers included some early 1800 prescriptions that I found in a antique store on holidays one year. 

Closer Look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit to be inspired by the creative work of the design team. Hope you'll join us this month. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - AnythingGoes
Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Judy I really like your piece. The woman looks so full of hope and joy.

  2. A beautiful project Judy..lovingly created. I so love the effect of the background, muted textures and colours, it makes the image "pop"...and isn't she just gorgeous with her cheeky grin...x

  3. This is gorgeous! You've managed to create such a lovely vintage feel!
    Thank you for joining us at MIUCB!

  4. I love the unique texture of layers caught in the wax. A gorgeous background for this beautiful lady.

  5. Well, hello beautiful! I love doing encaustic! Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up!

  6. Wow Judy, this is fantastic. I love all your components and the overall effect is dishy! CarolG

  7. A fab collage, it makes me want to make one too. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  8. So Pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Craft Challenge. Hugs Agnieszka chanya13