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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 2, 2021

Love Making Backgrounds with Citra Solv

July is here and time for another great Challenge over at Creative Artiste
Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects.

This is my project for the month of July.  

I used Citra Solv on National Geographic papers to create my background for my project.  I torn several piece from different prints to create a pleasing background for my project.  I coated my project and glued my paper down with Gloss

My next set was to add some stamped details to the paper using Rangers Archival ink in black to tie the different papers together. The stamp I used was Indigo Blu Bubbles Background. 

Closer look

The Steampunk man is a rubber stamp by Prima, part of the Bloom collection by Jamie Dougherty.  The man is called Quentin. I used Quentin's face but I added my own background of gears, clock and steampunk accessories in wood or foam cut with a die cutting machine. I also used a wire to run from his monocle and small copper coloured gears on his tie. .

The gears etc were either painted with Pentart paints or embossed with  Deep Impressions Chunky embossing enamels by Stampendous.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to Creative Artiste to be inspired by the creativity of the design team.  Hope you will join us this month. Hope you will join us this month.  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 am entering my project in the following challenges

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes


  1. A fabulously strong male project Judy. The cogs and Quentin look amazing against the collage background and I love the rusted monocle and wire xx

  2. Wow, such a stunning project! The layered background with all the gears and cogs looks so amazing and provides the perfect backdrop Quentin - fabulous 😁. Happy July! Hugs, Jo x

  3. Citrasol makes such cool images, and I love how your used them on your page. What a great face too! It really captures your attention. Thanks for having me as a guest designer this month. Hugs-Erika

  4. Oh my how dapper is Quentin, what a superb image he must be to colour, I love that rusted monocle. Fabulous background, he stands out proud against your background. Fabulous creation Judy.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  5. Wonderful background and Quentin is so smart in front of it!

  6. Quentin makes quite an impression. Handsome and rugged looking. Your background of gears and cogs are fabulously rusted. Those papers really come together greatly with the bubble stamping. He does give us the impression that he is exceptionally amazing.

    1. Thank you Annie. I will have to check out your blog.

  7. Fabulous background pieces Judy. Quentin looks stunning. Love using the embossing enamels. Always somehting different comes out of those little tubs. Great steampunk features. Fabulous male project.

  8. Thank you Ina. Had fun making it.

  9. Great background, Judy!
    Thank you for sharing your awesome project with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges and thank you for playing along with us so truly!

    Claudia xxx