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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, November 6, 2020

I Dreamt I was in Paris and it was all about the Dress

 Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month. We only have a few rules to play. Your project must be 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. 

This is my project for this month, an altered dress form.

This is the dress form I started with that I found at a thrift store. 

To start my project I tea dyed an assortment of ribbons and lace from my stash and the medical bandage wrap I used for the top of the dress.

The other products I used were acrylic paints, letters, Dimensional Pearls, glues, buttons, tea bags and assortment of finding. 

More views of the dress.


I added a wooden tag which I added my theme and a metal tag of the Eifel Tower.  

The purse was made from a tea bag.

Back of the Dress

Top Back

The shoes

The shoes were part of the hooks from a shower curtain that I also found at the thrift store. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our very creative design team.  Hope you will join us this month. 

I am enteering this project in the following challenges

More Mixed Media Challenges - Anything Goes - Optional Black


  1. A gorgeous dress Judy. Wonderful fabrics and fabulous details. I love the teabag purse and the cute little shoes xx

  2. Wow, what a stunning make! I love the Paris elements that you added and the dress detail that you created with the bodice and lace is amazing - so beautiful 😀. Such great finds at the Thrift shop too! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy November! Hugs, Jo x

  3. I've come to sit and enjoy a cuppa and just stare at this sweetest little dress i've seen in a long time. It's like an expensive and out of reach outfit you admire through a designer shop window what a quant creations this is. I'd love to own one my size please hee hee! So elegant with it's extra embellishments that little dress form was waiting just for you to discover it. Stunning *Haute Couture*..
    Happy creative November.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  4. No matter you can't go to Paris, Paris is coming to you! What an elegant and vintage dress you made, I love the details!

  5. Another out of this world creative piece here Judy. Love all the laces you used here and that amazing tea bag purse. You certainly need to sit down with a big cuppa to let all the goodies used sink in.

  6. Stunning and what details on this wow you have created an amazing project

  7. Hi Judy, yet another amazing project. CarolG

  8. Wow Judy, this dress is just awesome.A great find from the thrift store.
    Thank you so much for joining us at More Mixed Media x