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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, January 6, 2017

Altered Mixed Media Clipboard

This is our first challenge of 2017 at Creative Artiste.  Remember your project when entering this challenge must be mixed media. 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. Hope you will join us this month. 

This month our sponsor is a company called "Things to Alter".   

Things to Alter

Things to Alter has a great selection of good quality products for all of our mixed media projects. 

I have used a collage frame from Altered Things that I altered using Shabby Green embossing enamel from Stampendous.  The pictures of the solider are of my dad heading off to World War 2. I believe he was 18 in these pictures, too young to be going to war.   He was in the French Canadian Army Tank Core stationed in France.  I used the collage frame to accent some small bottle cap stickers from a book called Paris Passport. 

I also in my collage I used several stencils, stamps and metal words to convey the theme of my project. 

Here are some closer views.

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative month.  Remember to pop by our challenge blog to see the beautiful creations of our talented design team.

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Creative Embelishments - Be insired
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes


  1. What a great project, Judy. Your dad looks so handsome. Love the way the cap was worn.

  2. A powerful project with a lot of memory to treasure... Wonderful!

  3. Wow Judy this is such an awesome project it has pull on my heart strings....

    hugs xxx

  4. Oh I love altered clipboards, one of my favorite projects to alter. Great job and thanks for joining in on the fun with the Creative Embellishments team.

  5. What a wonderful clip board! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Embellishments!

  6. Wow..how I love this piece Judy, how wonderful that you have used photos of your dad too...
    A stunning entry for our challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month..Thank you xx

  7. Awesome! I have always wanted to alter a clipboard. Thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with us at Creative Inspiration.
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

  8. A really lovely project Judy, what a great way to show the pictures of your dad! Thank you for entering the challenge at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  9. hi Judy! I live in the Shuswap area...so not far from you :) this is wonderful and what precious photos to have! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

  10. a great project! thank you for joining us at CE.

  11. So cool, that you are able to use your dad's picture, great homage to him.

  12. This is beautiful and so very touching, I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

  13. What a brilliant way to use a clipboard to show off treasured photos of your dad. A brilliant project :) Love, Denyse x

  14. The clipboard is such a great idea and fits with the photos beautifully. A lovely memory board. CarolG

  15. Unique and creative! thanks for joining in at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  16. Wonderful altered clipboard! Love the base collage work and visual textures! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments January Challenge!