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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, April 3, 2020

Music Man

Creative Artiste has a new Anything Goes Mixed Media challenge this month. Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects. 

This music man box is my project that I made to inspire you this month.

My Inspiration 

I have this pretty musical pitcher on my kitchen that I just love.

This is what I  started with

I found this miniature banjo in a thrift store.

I coloured my wooden reverse canvas red and added some textures to the back ground. I took the back off of the banjo so it would fit in my project box.

Other Views

I changed the colour of the banjo to black and red and added some metal musical symbols. Next I added some guitar die cuts, lettering, panaio die cuts. 

Thank you for stopping by,  I hope you will join us this month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by or creative design team. 

I am entering this canvas in the following challenges

Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Bit more time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafters  Castle - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Anything Goes 
Creative fingers - Anything Goes


  1. A fabulous project Judy and a perfect match for your beautiful jug. Your dramatic colourway and musical elements look wonderful xx

  2. Really bold and dynamic and so interesting to see the vase which inspired you at the start.
    Alison x

  3. That pitcher would sure inspire anyone what a fabulous piece and your mixed media frame shares so many similarities, fabulous colour scheme & that sweet little banjo what a lucky find that was. Edging with gold really adds an extra touch of opulence.
    Take care & stay creative Tracey x

  4. Wow, what a beautiful project! I can see how you were inspired by your beautiful pitcher 😉. The colours and images that you used are so eye catching - I love it! Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

  5. Your inspiration led you to a stunning project. I love the colours you chose and the touch of gold is perfect.

  6. What a find with that banjo Judy. Really love this project with the bold red and black. Love the musical pitcher too.

  7. Beautiful design and fabulous project. Interesting use of materials. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

    DRU DT

  8. What a great project - how perfect or a musician or anyone who loves music! I really like the colors that inspired you. Thanks for joining the current anything goes challenge at the Crafter's Cafe. Dorothy S, dt member

  9. What a fabulous piece of mixed media art! So many wonderful details. Thanks so much for linking up to the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you.

  10. wow what a stunning piece!!!! the colors and the details are awesome!!! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Tantalaya “craftwithte”
    Crafter's Castle