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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, July 5, 2019

Altered Heart Bottle

Time for another challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  My project this month is an altered mixed media bottle.  large XOX pin, metal butterfly and crackle paint. 

This is what I started with

To create my bottle I painted the outside of the bottle with white gesso then started to add my findings to the bottle.  Some of my findings were dollar store gems, flea market jewelry, lace,  napkin ring, and drawer knob. I used acrylic paint, crackle paint and Rust Effect by Pentart. 


Closer Look

This was a fun project. Hope you have enjoyed it.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the projects of our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
An Inky Mess - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics- Anything Goes 
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty - Creations - Anything Goes


  1. I always look forward to seeing your creation each month Judy as each is always breathtaking and this one surely is. I love the rusty patina look with all your bits and bobs looking splendid together.

  2. Fabulous makeover - love it!

  3. Amazing project, love this! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Zowie.
    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  4. Beautiful creation, I adore the colour!

  5. A gorgeous alteration for this heart bottle! I love the rusty patina: perfect on the blue.