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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!


Friday, September 6, 2019

Listen to the Music


Time for another great mixed media/altered art challenge at Creative Artiste this month. The theme of the challenge as always is anything goes.  

I found this violin at a flea market and decided to make a project using it for this challenge. 

Some of the things I used in the project.

I used the reversed of the wooden canvas and added gesso to the canvas along with gesso to the ceramic titles. My next step was to add paintis several different colours to age the project. I added a sheet of music to the canvas that I had stained with Tim Holtz Distressed inks. 

My next step was to add crackle paint to the canvas and on the tiles etc.  Once I had affixed the tiles and violin to the canvas I added my sentiment, music notes and gears.

Some closer views

This was a fun project. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team.  Hope you will join in this months challenge.  My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

I am entering this project in the following challenges

Mixed Up Challenge Blog - Anything goes 3D
We Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
More Mixed Media Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Academy- Mixed media
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything goes
Get Creative Challenges - Anything goes
Vintage Journey - Box It Up


  1. Great mixed media, Judy. Love the colors and creativity of this project. [Bunny]

  2. Simply brilliantly put together Judy. So much attention to detail and all perfectly placed. Stunning colours and effects with the mediums you used here.

  3. I love the way you altered all these elements. A gorgeous composition in the end!

  4. An absolutely gorgeous canvas Judy. Wonderful colours and the violin and tiles look amazing xx

  5. I love this little reverse canvas... always happy to listen to music (though in my head it's a cello rather than a violin!), and the colours and distressed textures are perfect.
    Alison x

    1. I should also have said thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.

  6. Great project - great flea market find! x

  7. I love how you dressed up that violin - beautiful colors and design inside your reverse canvas box! thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey! xx

  8. Wonderful musical creation. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative this month for our Anything Goes Challenge.

  9. What a wonderful piece! Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from Irmelin

  10. Wow, what a stunning make! I love how all the texture and patina that you created, all the elements look amazing together - so beautiful 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs, Jo x

  11. So gorgeous project..
    Thank you for sharing this awesome creation with us at Mixed Media academy.
    Hope to see you again soon.

    Monika (UrooCreations)
    DT - Mixed Media Academy