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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 7, 2019

Altered Art Journal with Rice Paper

Time for another challenge at Creative Artiste this month. The theme is anything goes as long as it is Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

I decided to make an mixed media/altered art journal book. 

This is what I started with an small watercolor art journal


I  painted my cover of my art journal with gesso and then added strips of colour for my background.  I chose the colours so that they would peak through my black and white Stamperia  butterfly rice paper.   Once the paint dried I decoupaged the rice paper to the art journal.  I added stenciled flowers and gold leafed the edges on the book.  To complete the design I created a paper flower and attached it to the elastic that went around the art journal.  I added splashes of paint and green mini beads 

Back of the art journal

Closer look 

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


  1. Such a beautiful journal cover! The colour pallette looks amazing together and I love the rice paper that you added - perfect 😁. Thanks so much for having me as a Guest Design Team member this month! Wishing you a Happy weekend! Jo x

  2. Delicate designs and interesting textures in your project, Judy!

  3. Your journal cover looks fabulous Judy. The colours you've used really pop against the pretty rice paper xx

  4. Your cover is fabulous love the colours and the little flowers are cute xxx

  5. Love love love what you have done here Judy. Lovely bold bright colours with lots of texture.

  6. Great design - the colors under the rice paper are brilliant!

  7. I love this! Your color scheme is amazing! Butterflies are always my favorite.