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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, December 3, 2021

Christmas Angel

Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste.

Our theme is as always 

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your projects. Please respect that we do not currently accept Instagram entries. Only correctly linked blog entries please. 

You can now enter as many new projects as you like.

This is my canvas I created for this challenge.

The image I used for this challenge is from an old Christmas card. 

For the background I added scrap of blue and white scrap designer paper from my stash to the canvas. I wanted an aged look the the project so I tea dyed my flowers and a chiffon table napkin with starts on it.  The napkin started out being white chiffon with silver stars.  I ended up using the reverse of the napkin  because the stars did not take to the tea dying but the stars on the reverse of the napkin  did take the colour so I used the reverse for my project.

Some closer looks

I added stenciled snowflakes to the canvas using a stencil from PipArt that I just love the quality of it.  I added some lace that I also tea dyed for more texture and some lace dye cuts. 

I framed the angel  image , added gems, flowers (some that I tea dyed), blue ribbon, and some old Christmas decorations.  It was a fun canvas to do for this upcoming holiday season. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. Happy Holidays, stay safe and we hope you will visit us next year. 


  1. What a beauty your canvas is, Judy! I’m looking at all your techniques so closely. It looks like the frame around the image is embossed? I love that idea! How interesting that the stars only took to the tea dye on the reverse side of the napkin. I love the vintage image for this canvas. Such great textures and interest all your embellishments created. I love the laces and the snowflakes and all of it. So pretty!

  2. Wow, such a stunning canvas! The soft blue background looks amazing with the gold stars and white snowflakes, such beautiful textures and embellishments - love it 😁. Thanks so much for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful December! Happy Holidays! Hugs Jo x

  3. That sweet angel was definitely worth saving, you've given her new life framed with flowers, ephemera and sparkly things. Wonderful wintery colour combo and a stunning canvas to display during the festive season. Another magical creation Judy, stunning work.
    Wishing you all the magic of the season Hugs Tracey x

  4. It's taken me ages to just look at and admire everything itty bitty embellishments you managed to add to this beautiful piece Judy. Love the soft blue tones and the reverse stars look amazing. Thanks for all the close up photos. Nice use of the recycled image - so sweet. Merry Christmas and a Guid New Year. Look forward to seeing more amazing creativity in the New Year.