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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!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Altered Mannequin

Time for another altered art challenge at Altered Eclectics.  This month I decided to alter a mannequin. It was a fun project. 

This is what I started with

I was out shopping at my favourite thrift store one day and noticed that the children's store near by was quickly closing up and moving away.  I popped over to the shop and saw they were selling off the mannequins for $5.00 each.  My hubby was shaking his head when I came out of the store with 2 of them.  He should have not been surprised, after 30 years together nothing should surprise him.  My only regret was I could of purchased their display of feet and arm mannequins.

I removed the cloth cover and painted the body in Gesso and then started to add my findings and lace.  Once I had my findings and lace attached to my project I painted them with Gesso and then started to add my paints and ink sprays. 

Here is a closer look.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of our design team.  

 I am entering this project in the following challenges\;

SanDee & amelia's Steampunk/Industrial - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed media
The Mixed Media Monthly - Superpowers (always planning what to do next)
Creative Embellishments - Inspired by the colours
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


  1. Wow, Judy! I wish the owner of that shop could see this. What a fabulous job you did. It makes me laugh to think of your husband just staring at you and shaking his head.

  2. This is just fabulous! I can't believe the wonderful detail and glorious colors! Great Job!
    Chana, DT, Altered Eclectics!

  3. Fabulous work hun. loving all the details and totally awesome end product xx

  4. qu' elle magnifique travail !!! c'est superbe à bientôt Nate

  5. Ah-maz-ing Creativity! Thanks for being inspired and joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  6. Your project is just stunning, I admired it several times while it was over on the Dt page at Altered Eclectics.
    I love the way you have altered it..and the colours are fabulous.

  7. What a fabulous project, love the details and the colors. THanks for joining our Creative Embellishments challenge.

  8. Wow! So creative! Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Embellishments!

  9. Awesome altered project! Fabulous textures, very well thought out and executed! Love that it's so intricate yet balanced! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments April Challenge!

  10. Just popped in with my DT hat on... I do love this piece of art hun 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

  11. What a fabulous find, love what yu did with it! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Embellishments.

  12. this is so creative...love it. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :) and nice to see another Okanagan girl :)

  13. Beautiful textures and lovely colors. Great alteration.Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa.

  14. What an amazing makeover - I love the contrasting colours and fantastic embellishing.
    Alison x

  15. This is amazing! I love the contrast of the hard textures at the top with the soft lace at the bottom! You can design an outfit for me any time! Wow!

  16. Stunning project Judy, love it!! Also what a bargain, wish I could find things like that, Jane :) xx

  17. wow.. what a great project.. Thank you for sharing with us ladies over at Creative Embellishments..

  18. This is different. Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month