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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!


Sunday, September 3, 2023

A Place to Start - September 2023 - All that Glitters

 Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start.  The theme this month is "All that Glitters". 

This is my project for the challenge, an altered eye glass case.

This is what I started with.

To create my project I painted my eye glass case with white gesso then sprayed the box with Kilz (primer/sealer) to seal the gesso. I dribbled a few different colours of alcohol inks over the box to create the colour effect I wanted.  I also used a small amount of white acrylic paint on the box in some areas.  When the ink was dried I sprayed the box with acrylic paint to give it some more shine.

 I added some sparkly gems and a butterfly. I used Nuvo sliver glitter to give the butterfly some sparkle. I glued the butterfly partly on to the top section on the opening so you could use the butterfly as a clasp.

Open box

back and side of box

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


  1. A super original box, the effect you've created with the alcohol inks is gorgeous. Hugs, María.