About Me

My photo
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, February 5, 2016

Mixed Media Chalk Board

This is my project for this month's challenge at Creative Artiste.  I made a chalk board for keeping track of my craft supplies shopping.

This is what I started with, a old wooden calendar holder I found at a thrift store.  I added some cardboard corners to allow me to add more findings. 

Most of my findings came from garage sales, thrift store and the dollar store.  I added all of my findings to the project with heavy matter gell then painted them all with grey gesso. After the Gesso had dried I used ink sprays to add colour and Tin Pewter acrylic paint to highlight the findings and give the project shine.   

Closer look

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day.  Remember to stop by Creative Artiste's challenge blog to see all the beautiful art work created by the design team to inspire you. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Simply Papercraft -  Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes


  1. Your chalk board is gorgeous Judy. I love the pretty metallic colours and the wonderful flowers and dragonfly xx

  2. Your chalk board is gorgeous Judy. I love the pretty metallic colours and the wonderful flowers and dragonfly xx

  3. Wow Judy this is gorgeous. Love the amazing colours and those elements you added. What a stunning result you got from your great find.

  4. I love seeing your before and after projects. You are so good with mixed media.

  5. Wow Judy, I love the colours you have used, and the look you have achieved all with re-purposing thing... I love it...

    Rhonda xxx

  6. This looks fab - a perfect creation with recycled and 'cheap' items. You should sell them! Thanks for joining in at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  7. I really like what you did with your Op Shop find. It looks great and is practical too! We Appreciate you joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.