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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, July 1, 2017

Altered Village

It is the 1st of July and time for another altered/mixed media challenge at Altered Eclectics. 

This week I decided to alter some houses.  I cut a couple of blocks from my hubby's wood scraps.  I had a problem cutting out the windows and doors so my hubby ended up finishing them for me.

I painted the blocks with Gesso then decoupaged the houses with some designer papers by Studio Calico.  I used several different patterns from the pack and then added a wash of colour over the paper, using a different colour on each house. I added different roofs to each house, burlap, game pieces and metal belt findings. Next I added some finding and numbers to the homes to make them unique. The add ons include numbers, fence, crown, key, stamps, gears, and a bird. 

Here are some closer looks

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope you will join us this month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring creations of our talented design team. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Monthly - Altered Embellishments
SanDee 7 amelie's SteamPunk Challenges - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes


  1. Firstly - oh to a have a man in your life that supports you and helps in the way he does. Loving your block houses they look great - love love love xxx

  2. Very creative, Judy. These are beautiful.

  3. What a super fun 'neighborhood' you have created with your darling houses! Thank you for sharing them with us at Mixed Media World.

  4. Love your beautiful houses, Judy!
    And how lovely of your husband to help with the wood work!
    Happy summer and thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  5. It's wonderful to have a crafty man about...they are so supportive.
    Your combined effort is fabulous...love the houses. Thank you for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

  6. Another great project of yours.

  7. These are awesome Judy...I love altered houses and your are stunning..I love them all.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  8. Merci pour ce joli projet présenté pour SANDEE & AMELIE'S
    bonnes vacances .
    DT Nate http://nate.over-blog.org

  9. Fabulous houses such a creative village! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly! If you want to be in with a chance to win, please add our challenge graphic to your post...