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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, May 15, 2020

When Pigs Fly

This is my project for the Anything goes Challenge at Bleeding Art for May. I decided to use this old party hat from my stash along with a Flying pig I also has in my stash.

I painted the hat with grey gesso.  It took quite a few layers since the hat was a very absorbent felt type material. 

With a mold I added texture.

I cut up this belt and painted it with gesso and acrylic paint.

I found this flying pig at a thrift store which I painted.   

I painted the hat shades of brown and gold and then added a gear from an old mixer  I then also added  a butterfly, belt pieces for earrings and necklace, gears, words, eye lids and pennies.


side view

I had fun creating my piece and I hope you enjoy it.  Pop over to our challenge blog, Bleeding Art to be inspired by our talented design team. Hope you will join us this month, show us your creative side. 

Thank you for stopping by.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenges - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Steampuck Industrial Anything Goes


  1. Oh my, this hat creation is just absolutely brilliant. You did such an amazing job with this project. I love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  2. Judy, this hat is do darn creative and cool! Love it! Love also how you staged it on the head form with coordinated jewellery. Brilliant! :)

  3. Oh WOW, such a fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  4. Totally awesome & how you have showcased it is so cool!
    Jane xx

  5. I love this Antique altered creation Judy , you are amazing :)