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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, February 1, 2019

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Bottle

Time for another Mixed Media - Altered Art challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  I decided alter a beautiful bottle I found at a thrift store. 

This is the bottle I altered.

To altered my bottle I used chalk paint and gesso on my first layers then added my pearls, gems butterflies, and findings.  I rubbed my bottle with several different colours of Inka Gold for shine. 

This is the back view of the Project

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember  to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art
SAnDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes/Steam Punk/Industrials
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude- Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes


  1. Stunning colour choice Judy, I envy that you have made such a fab makeover with this bottle..I've yet to achieve such good results..xx

  2. Great alteration Judy, very vintage looking. CarolG

  3. Love the result you got with this bottle Judy. Gorgeous colours!

  4. Gorgeous altered bottle, Judy! Brilliant use of purple, lovely!

  5. So lovely. Those colours are gorgeous! x

  6. Ooh great job with the bottle it looks real cool. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge