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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!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Altered Recipe Box

This is my project for August challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  I altered a wooden recipe box this month. 

This is what I started with. 

I sanded the box and then coated it with a layer of gesso. I used a brick stencil, lace on the edge of the lid and around the bottom of the box. I coloured the box with a few different colours of acrylic paint and sprays.  I also used a script rubber stamp  to add more interest to the background.  

Our sponsor this month is 
Samantha K
Gifts and Crafts

I used the following findings:

Large flower - metal napkin ring
Metal butterfly
Ceramic roses on top - shower hook decoration
Dollar Store Gems
Feet - wooden circles
Leaves - old necklace

Here are some closer looks at the project

Altered Napkin Ring Flower


Thank you for stopping by.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the projects of our talented design team.  Hope you will join us this month.  Have a creative week. 

I am entering my altered recipe box in the following challenges
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Steampunk
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Place- Anything Goes
Mixed Media Up Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes


  1. Loving how you have given this box a makeover Judy..Great colour choice and the textures and stamping are gorgeous.
    The flowers finish it beautifully..xx

  2. So pretty! Great texture and gorgeous colours! x

  3. Beautiful! Great transformation and rich colours.

  4. Beautiful recipe box, Judy. I love the colors and I always love seeing the before and then the after. [Bunny]

  5. From Useful to WOW! What a makeover for the box Judy. The colours are superb.

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

  7. beautiful box.
    thanks for showing us on SASPC.
    Hugs Alexa DT

  8. What a fabulous creation! Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future.
    Ann Mix It Up Challenge DT

  9. so amazing project!
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Mixed Media Place!

  10. Beautiful altering! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!