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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!


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Altered Jar - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

 I am excited today to announce that I have been accepted on the design team of Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Rhedd's is an altered art challenge blog, only altered art/mixed media projects.  No paper crafts accepted. I love the mixed media world. I love the hunt for material for my projects. You never know where you are going to find something to inspire you. 

This is my first project. 

This is the jar I started with.

Some of the products I used for my altered jar are Cascade Home Deco chalk paint, Studio Series Blue Metallic Marker, and Violet Inka Gold.  The findings that I added were metal belt pieces, ribbon, cord with a metal chain attached, metal dream tag, a plastic curtain rod finial, gems, and a silver coaster. All of my findings came from either a thrift store, my stash or a garage sale. 

Here are some more views of the altered jar.

Side View

Top Views

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. Remember to check out the inspiring projects of our wonderful design team over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Remember my favourite quote by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mixed Media Art
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
DLART- Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafter- Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Mixed Media


  1. Welcome aboard Judy...so nice to have you join our team.
    Your altered jar is gorgeous, love the colour and embellishing...x

  2. A great transformation of this simple jar... I love the colour and the depth. Happy to be on board with you, Judy!

  3. WOW!!!! this is so pretty love the color and the designs on the sides and the lid embellishment.. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. The way you blended your colours makes your altered jar glow Judy! Great to have you on the team.

  5. Fab altered jar love the colours you chose Have a lovely day xx

  6. WOW, gorgeous creation Judy! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  7. Gorgeous jar Judy! I love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  8. Congratulations on your Design Team position! Your Altered Jar is gorgeous! Love the rich colors! Thanks for sharing with us at DL.ART Challenges!