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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, 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


  1. A fabulous creation, I love how all the details work together and the sentiment is perfect. Love, Denyse x

  2. This is a fabulous and original project Judy. You've created a wonderful sense of depth with the different forms of text xx

  3. A great project with a warm sentiment. Beautiful.

  4. This is really fantastic Judy, I just love the shape and image you used. Gorgeous background work too! Hugs, Autumn PS. Happy National Scrapbook Day!

  5. Awesome little house
    Love the quote xxx

  6. Super work, love the texture and print. CarolG

  7. This is so fab Judy! love the colours and texture. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  8. popping back in to say: Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  9. I love this so much..just right up my street as I adore mini houses.Love the vintage theme, the image is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month...x

  10. The vintage vibe is wonderful on your upcycled house. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

  11. A beautiful make and the quote just compliments it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

  12. Wow Judy this is fabulous. Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at Rhedd's creative Spirit x

  13. Gorgeous Judy! I love the colours and the sentiment, Jane :) xx