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!
Time for another great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. The theme of the challenge is pearls and/or gems. I used a pretty fairy rubber stamp from a Canadian company called Enchanted Hallow Rubber stamps. The stamp is called Crystal. I used copics for the colouring then added a Wink of Stella along with the pearls to give the card some glitter.
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I coloured the cute bird image with my Copics, added a couple of sentiments from my stash. I added Diamond glaze on my rain drops and puddle. The beads were made from papers and fibers from in my stash.
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My idea for this art journal page was some papers I had made using CitraSolv and National Geographic pages. I love the way the CitraSolv alters the images and makes these unusual pages. I thought these pages I made were ideal for my art journal page. You can find more information about CitraSolv on my Pinterest site here.
My image was coloured with Copics, pencil crayon and white gelly roll pen.
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Time for another challenge at Crafty CardMakers. The theme of the challenge is Things that Fly.
I used a die and stamp from a recent set called Dragonfly Dreams by Stampin Up. I used Brusho on Yupo paper for the background of the card and Brusho on watercolour paper for the dragonfly. I also added Wink of Stella to my dragonfly and some gems to my lacy die cut.
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Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month. Your project must be mixed media and your project maybe a card, tag, ATC, altered art ... as long as it fits the challenge specifications.
We have a wonderful sponsor this month, DecoArt. DecoArt has a wide variety of Mixed Media products. I have used a few in my project.
I decided to make a canvas using a picture of my hubby and I on vacation a few years ago. We were in Mexico listening to music and having a good time. Love the Mexican bright colours.
I used a lot of product on my canvas including the following
Variety of older rubber stamps
Tim Holtz tissue paper
Acrylic Gesso (DecoArt)
Acrylic Paint (DecoArt)
Texture Sand Paste (DecoArt)
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I has fun making the card, layering designer papers, colouring image with Copics, Wink of Stella, adding butterfly, gems and a sentiment.
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Time for another altered art challenge at Altered Eclectics. This month I decided to alter a mannequin. It was a fun project.
This is what I started with
I was out shopping at my favourite thrift store one day and noticed that the children's store near by was quickly closing up and moving away. I popped over to the shop and saw they were selling off the mannequins for $5.00 each. My hubby was shaking his head when I came out of the store with 2 of them. He should have not been surprised, after 30 years together nothing should surprise him. My only regret was I could of purchased their display of feet and arm mannequins.
I removed the cloth cover and painted the body in Gesso and then started to add my findings and lace. Once I had my findings and lace attached to my project I painted them with Gesso and then started to add my paints and ink sprays.
Eclectic Ellapu is having another great challenge this month and the theme of the challenge is is vintage/shabby chic.
I have made these two little baby dress for a friend whose going to be a grandmother of twin girls. I try to make the dresses similar but not the same. I found some small flowered paper for the dresses and I inked the edges and used a white gell pen to add some little details.
I used vintage lace that I found at the local thrift store, old buttons, old seam binding and pearls to decorate the dress cards.
Back of dresses
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