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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, December 2, 2016

What's Your Number?

I made this altered filing box (shoe box size) for the upcoming anything goes challenge at Creative Artiste.  Scrapmatts is our sponsor this month.  Scrapmatts has a wide variety of paper craft supplies including stencils, inks, chipboard and paper tole accessories. I used several of their products in my project. 
I made this box to hold my collection of wooden and metal numbers.

I painted my box with gesso then stenciled my box with a couple of different number stencils and modelling paste.  I also added some rubber stamp numbers.  I then painted the box with turquoise and yellow ochre acrylic paint and highlighted the numbers with a wash of burnt umber paint. 

I coloured a wooden ball in the same colours of the box to use on the lid, added some old bone coloured dominoes for the feet and a few wooded numbers for the top of the box. 

Here is a closer look. 

Side of the box

Top of box

Some of my numbers in side the box

This was a fun project.  Thank you for stopping by and remember to pop over to the Creative Artiste Challenge blog to see the beautiful creations of the design team. Hope you will join us this month. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges - Steampunk/Industrial 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered/Mix Media Art
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mixed Media
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Mixed Media


  1. A wonderfully decorated box Judy and a great idea. The colours and textures look fabulous xx

  2. WOW Judy - I always come away from your blog feeling inspired and I thank you for that. Beautiful and practical too. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  3. I love how you have used all the left over bits from you Scrapmatts pack, and the way you have used the stencils...

    Hugs xxx

  4. I love the colours and texture you have created on this box. You can never have enough storage boxes. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month.
    Lorraine DT

  5. Two of my favourite colours! I love how they blend, and the textures add a great dimension. Precious box!

  6. Absolutely brilliant idea and I love the colours you have used, such a gorgeous container ... it's worth collecting numbers for! Love, Denyse x

  7. Cute creation. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    DT Crafting With Friends

  8. The colours on your box are delightful. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this December.

  9. This is so so cool! What a great altered project with such amazing color! Love the knob too! Hugs, Autumn

  10. Beautiful! Love the colours. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  11. Love this beautiful color combination, cool idea! Many thanks for joining us at SanDee&Amelies Steampunk Challenge! Merry XMAS!

  12. Fine idea for shoe box! Thanks for joining us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge! Happy New Year!