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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!


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Altered Bottle - 613 Avenue Create

 I am so excited that I have been invited to participate at 613 Avenue Create

The challenge for February is Anything Goes W/Optional Twist: "Heart and Soles" - use hearts or shoes in your design.

This is my project I made for my first challenge, an altered bottle.

This is the bottle I used for my project but part way through altering the bottle I decided not to use the original top I had for the bottle.

After adding gesso to  the bottle I stenciled an image using stencil paste on. The stencil was one from my stash by Seth Apter.  I painted the bottle with copper penny metallic acrylic paint. 

I added gears, a metal flower and other findings which I painted with an  assortment of metal paints from Pentart and highlighted with gold Pentart Glamour paint. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week Remember to pop by our challenge board to be inspired by our talented design team the head to you craft room and start creating and join us this month. 

I am entering this altered bottle in the following challenges:

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Steampunk - Industrial
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Fab mixed media piece ! Welcome to the team.

  2. Wonderful mixed media project Judy, love the colours and details, fabulous and welcome to the team.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Judy, it is so exciting to have you join our team! I am in love with your altered bottle. I think changing the top was a fabulous decision. The top you chose is a stunner and adds so much character to the project.

    I also love the steampunk theme. Very nicely crafted and a wonderful inspiration project for the ATG players!
    Chana Malkah

  4. Wow - this is stunning - I love the colours and that gorgeous flower.

  5. Blown away! Who wouldn't adore this?
    Jackie, teamie @ 613 xxxxxx

  6. I love mixed media and this is gorgeous, love the flower in the front.

  7. Love your altered bottle, Judy! The stencilling is absolutely divine and the colour scheme is as well! Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x