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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!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Anything Goes Challenge but must include Recycling

It is a Anything Goes Challenge this week at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-invent. 

This is my project

This is what I started with

           Wooden lid from a box, silver Duck tape, and plain and textured
cardboard paper.

Shower hooks and napkin rings 

Another view of the project. 

I covered my box with the silver Duck Tape and lined the inside of the project with the textured cardboard that I got from a friend.  It's original use was the wrapping off of her stained glass that she purchased it.  I dried brushed the textured  paper with silver acrylic paint.  I really liked the effect.  The metal rose and the hanger at the top of the box is a napkin ring that I took a part. 

I used a few of CS Designs images from their Steampunk digital stamp collection. I used Solitaire Heavy metal , Metal phrases,  and a sentiment from the  Artistic Sentiment collection called Somewhere Between Chance & Mystery. The two metal pieces holding the words are part of a set of shower rings that I purchased at a thrift store. 

I added a few more recycle findings from my stash to complete the project.  I used more than 10 recycled articles in this project. I had lots of fun putting this project together.

I hope you will join us this week at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-invent

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics : Must be Mix Media, Altered, Upcycled or  Recycled
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes 
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art


  1. What an interestîng use of the items! Great project :)
    Thanks for joining us this time at Scribble & Scrap Challenge
    Rachel, DT xx

  2. How very creative! Looks great!

    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

  3. Love the look of that Duct tape and that background piece is wonderful! Love this shadow box! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. ~Nanette, DT~

  4. What a project...it's just fabulous!
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  5. Beautiful recycled project. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.