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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, November 15, 2020

Time to Take Flight

Time for another great challenge over at Bleeding Artwe're not only all mixed media all of the time but anything goes all of the time! 

This month I thought I would alter small boot.

This is my unaltered boot which I purchases at a thrift store.

I first painted my boot with black gesso then added a Stamperia soft molded called Sea World which I painted with Pentart - Patina Effects. I added my wings which I recycled off of a small child's flying horse.  I also painted the wings with Patina Effect. 

My next step was to add my collection of gear, clocks and brads. Some of my findings were die cuts, metal findings and wooden gears. To add texture and aging to the gears etc I used embossing powders(Stampendous Shabby Blue and Chuncky Metallic) and Pentart's Rust Effect Paints.

Some other views

To highlight parts of the boot I used with Pentart's greenish silver metalic paint, and gold wax along with white gesso. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Have a creative week and keep safe. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes - Opt black
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 
We Love to Create - Mixed Media
Country View Challenges - Anything but a Card


  1. Amazing, love all your mixed media art so creative

  2. Excellent mixed media piece ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  3. Fantastic project! That boot has undergone a complete steampunk transformation, so freaking awesome, Judy!! So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  4. Wow an amazing transformation. Thanks for joining in with my anything but a card challenge over at country view xx

  5. Fabulous ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

  6. Congratulations! You were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of November 15 - 21, 2020! Thanks so much for your awesome submission to our challenge! Please stop by our blog to grab your badge!

    The 613 Avenue Create Design Team

  7. Congratulations! You were selected as a "Cute Critter" winner for the month of November 2020 at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks so much for your wonderful response to our Optional Twist! Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!

    The 613 Design Team

  8. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges. Wonderful upcycling to flying boots like Mercury. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Susan