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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!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Master Boards

The Crack'd Mirror Challenge Blog has an interesting challenge this month. The challenge is to create a master board and use it to create your project. A masterboard is a large background piece designed to be cut up and used in smaller projects, such as journals, postcards, cards, ATC's etc. It can be created with any combination of collage, paint, inks, sprays, rubber stamps, stencils.

Until I read the blog I did not know what a Master board was although I have been making them for several years.  I usually once a month of more make myself some background papers with paint, stencils, bubble wrap, inks, modelling paint and stamps. Lately I have also been using a Gelli Plate to get some interesting results.

Here are some example of one of my master boards. 

This is a card I made for the master board. 

This is a tag I used part of the same master board to make the background. 

I never through out my scraps of my master board.  There is usually some interesting patterns on they and they make interesting flowers and butterflies. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Crack'd Mirror - Master Board
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Anything But a Card
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes


  1. Wow Judy these creations are so beautiful superb work.
    lorraine x

  2. Hi Judy and thanks for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd. Love your Masterboards and the way you've used them. Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Beautiful projects! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge! :)

  4. Such a pretty card, beautiful colours and design. Thank you so much for playing this time at Party Time Tuesdays, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Andree (DT)

  5. Great masterboard! Thanks for playing with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  6. Great masterboard! Thanks for playing with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

  7. Wow! This is beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along with us for ATG challenge at TTCRD DT
    Enjoyscrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door. Hugs Joyce

  8. Lovely work! Thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  9. Beautiful tag, I love the bright colors and added texture of the embellishments. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.