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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!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Flower Profusion

The theme of the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week is Flower Profusion.  I made this easel card for a friend that has been feeling under the weather.  I hope that it cheers her up. 

The image I used is from Bugaboo Digital stamps.  I coloured the image with copics, gell pen and glitter. To complete my card I added a die cut dragon and a sentiment. 

I hope you will join us the challenge.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the the inspiring creations of our design team. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Altered Puzzle Piece - Embossing

This week at Come and Get Challenges it is an embossing (wet or dry) challenge.  I decided to make  an alter puzzle piece. Our sponsor is Knitty Kitty Digis and I used their image called  At The Bottom of the Garden - Knitty Kitty Digis No. 3.

Along with their fabulous image I added embossed boots, bag of soil and butterfly.  I also add some flowers , sentiments, and bird to complete the card.  Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you will join us in this embossing challenge.  

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Challenge

Time for a mother's Day challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.   I have used an image for my box of flowers by Pickled Potpourri called  Dahlia.  

I coloured my image with Copics, pencil crayons and a glitter pen.   To complete my card I added some washi tape and a Mother's day sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Just Add a Sentiment Challenge.

The theme of this weeks challenge at Crafting Cardmakers is "Just Add a Sentiment".  For my card I used a large floating butterfly die for my card which I cut out in white.  My background was made in a fun technique called Shattered Glass.  To complete the card I used a Happy Birthday sentiment die and painted the butterflies with A Wink of Stella.  

I love the Shattered Glass technique and spent the afternoon making a few background for more project.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring projects from our talented design team.

Hope you will join us this week,  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Challenge

It is a Happy Birthday challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges.  I made this birthday card for a niece using a digital stamp by one of our great sponsors, Ppinky Doll Art.  The image is called Baby Chick.  I just love this cute bird.

Hope you will join us this week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

A House is Made of ....

May is here and another challenge at Creative Artiste is here.  The theme is Mixed Media Anything Goes.  

The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, including books and boxes, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) and tags, art journalling and book making as long as you use more then 2 different media's.
The “mixed media” used includes paints, papers and broad range of all descriptions, glues, buttons, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal bits, fibres, things from nature, inks, pencils, crayons, markers, pastels and polymer clays, to name a few. 

Our sponsor this month is the Girls at Lindy's. Lindy's Gang is a great company for mixed media supplies.  If you have not been to their online it should be a must place to check out their supplies.

I found a plaque at the thrift store of a house and decided the shape was just perfect for my project.  I sanded  the house and then added my design. To create  project I used a combination of stencils, paints, pages of an old book, Tim Holtz's found relatives, a sentiment, keys, crown, house number, and a crescent moon. 

closer look at the sentiment

To personalized my project I by adding the crown, crescent and and house number since this is my own house address. 

Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our talented design team. 

Have a great week creating and thanks for stopping by. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics- Altered/Mix Media
We Love to Create - Mixed Media - Anything Goes
Mixed  Media World - Anything Goes

Monday, May 1, 2017

Encaustic Transfer and Citrasolv Collage

It is the 1st  of May and time for another great altered art challenge at Altered Eclectics. This challenge is always an Anything Goes Challenge.  The only rules are that your project must be either altered art or mixed media and not a card or ATC.  

I love this challenge blog because every month I can try something different and it challenges your creativity.

This month I tried two different techniques I have been wanting to do.  I had never done an Encaustic wax image transfer or used paper I created using Citrasolv on National Geographic paper.  I had learnt the encaustic transfer technique in a class by Donna Downy.  The heron image was a free image from Graphic Fairy.  

I added about 5 layers of Encaustic Medium to my board before I started my painting. Using Citrasolv on National Geographic paper gives some great patterns and I thought would be interesting as my mountain in my scene.  I carved my mountains and trees and used a burnt umber oil stick to fill in the lines and edge the picture.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the  wonderful creative projects of our talented design team. 

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
We Love to Create - Mixed Media - Anything Goes
Mixed  Media World - Anything Goes
613  Avenue Create - Anything Goes