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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, March 3, 2017

Altered Heart

Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  The theme is anything goes and we have a great prize for one lucky winner. Remember your project must be Mixed Media and use at least 3 different mediums in your project.

I decided to alter a heart for my project and add angel wings that originally were birch bark Christmas ornaments. 

This is what I started with

To make my canvas I collages music pages to my canvas and added colour to the canvas. Next I added a stencil compass which I coloured the molding paste with PanPastels  and highlighted parts with a white Sharpie. I added music sheet paper also to the heart and then added a layer of blue acrylic paper.  The angel wings were painted light blue acrylic paint then covered with cheese cloth and glitter added to give the wings sparkle.  

To complete the project I added a couple of sentiments, cord with a gold thread, and a breathe tag. This was a fun project.  Hope you will join us at Creative Artiste this month.  Pop over to our challenge board to see the inspiring creations of our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Mixed Media World - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes Altered
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything goes Steampunk/Industrial
Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Creative Embellishments -  Be inspired (wings)


  1. Another great creation, Judy. I love how you altered it.

  2. Beautiful creation ! thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenge.

  3. A great transformation, Judy! I love it!

  4. Love your creativity here! thanks for being inspired by Creative Embellishments!

  5. I am a sucker for the heart with wings... great project. Way to upcycle!

  6. Great creative project! Thank you for playing with Мixed Media World!

  7. fly fly little heart...nice work.
    Thanks for playing with us on SASPC
    Alexa DT

  8. This is beautiful Judy! Love the heart with the wings, especially with the extra texture, Jane :) xx

  9. Beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Embellishments!

  10. I love, this heart's idea!!! Awsome creation!

  11. Beautiful creation, love it!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics!!!
    Arlette DT

  12. very creative and fun! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

  13. That is such a fun canvas and so creative. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Embellishments.

  14. Lovely project and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  15. such a fabulous project. Thank for joining us at Creative Embellishments.