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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!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Dream Imagine Believe

This is my project for July over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  I decided to mage this wall hanging for my bedroom using this trailer heat vent cover that was being discarded. 

This is what I started with.

I painted my found trailer vent with a cream metal paint, added some stencilling and some modelling paste.  My next step was to ink the edges and other parts of the vent with a brown stain. 

One I had the frame prepped I sprayed my acrylic letters with a copper paint and added them to the frame.  Once I was satisfied with my lettering I added my flowers, gemstones, butterflies and other finding. 

Closer look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired my the creations of our talented design team.

I am entering my project in the following challenges

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes/Mixed Media
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes


  1. I am absolutely in awe of your creativity! I could have looked at that vent a thousand times and never think to make something out of it. And it turned out so lovely too! x

  2. Stunning project. What a transformation!!!

  3. An amazing transformation! Such a clever Idea for a beautiful result!

  4. Wow Judy..how amazing is this..who would have thought it is an old trailer vent..very clever and so pretty...x

  5. Wow what an awesome project! Great way to repurpose a vent! Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  6. Hi Judy,
    I love your "think about the discard pile" and then make something that is lovely. It is a lovely affirmation inspiration.

  7. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.

  8. Beautiful upcycle! It'll look gorgeous on any wall!

  9. Fab upcycling project!! Have a great weekend x

  10. A great transformation, gorgeous! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  11. amazing transformation, I have to try :) It's really beautiful piece of art

  12. How beautiful and what an amazing idea to transform a vent, thank you for joining the challenge on the We Love to Create blog.

  13. Love how you have altered the vent! So imaginative and inspiring!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x