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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!

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Friday, November 5, 2021

Creative Artiste Challenge - You Can't Overdose on Music

 

Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste.  Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your projects. Please respect that we do not accept Instagram entries. Only correctly linked blog entries please. 

Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

This is my project for this month.


I love mixed media, altered art, flea markets and garage sales. I had this violin in my stash and decided to make an altered mixed media music canvas.

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My violin was found at a local thrift store.   I added several different pieces to the violin including wooden butterfly, metal gear and clogs, metal flowers, dollar store gems, die cut notes.


The sentiment idea (you can't overdose on Music) came from Pinterest and inspired my canvas.



I used a reversed wooden canvas for the base and used some old music sheets for the background.  The background was stained with a brown paper stain. 


I added many finding from my stash to the background, including gears, musical symbols, gems, metal flowers etc to the background.  I painted most of them with gesso then paints and metallic waxes. The inside edge and outer edge of the canvas was lined with burlap tape.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges


We Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
We Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge 0n Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/328408181421813/
More Mixed Media Challenges - Anything Goes with optional black


20 comments:

  1. A stunning project Judy. Gorgeous colours, charming details and wonderful violin focal point xx

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  2. Fabulous mixed media project,love the altered violin and all the embellishments
    Carol x

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  3. Love this idea. Wish I’d thought of it before getting rid of a violin. Was it a full sized violin? I have a dulcimer I need to do something with.

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    1. I love music themed projects. I found the violin at a thrift store. It was fun to make.

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  4. This is an absolutely amazing project!! WOW!!

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  5. Thank you Christi. Love make the project.

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  6. What an amazing piece of art am blown away by it. x

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  7. Judy this is outstanding, you find the best treasure at the thrift store. So many amazing additions to take in, the reversed canvas makes an ideal frame to display your altered Violin in all it's glory. Amazing work, you have an incredible flair for mixed media. Inspirational..!!
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you Tracy. Love your ideas too. YOu inspire me.

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  8. Wow, what an amazing project! I love your design and colour choices with that beautiful violin and box - stunning ๐Ÿ˜€. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy November! Hugs Jo x

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    1. Thank you Jo. I enjoy the groups, you are all amazing artists.

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  9. So we were on the same wavelength, Judy this month! You altered this violin beautifully, all details are delightful.

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    1. Thank you Lys. I love your group. Amazing art work from everyone. Have a creative week.

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  10. You always blow me away each month with your creativeness Judy. This is just amazing. Such detail and colours are stunning. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Ina. You amaze me also. Your work is always amazing and inspiring. Have a creative week. Judy

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  11. This music canvas is so great! I love all the music related bits and gears and other bits added right onto the violin. And the background is wonderful. The sentiment is perfect. The one thing that no one ever gets tired of is music.

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