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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 1, 2022

Creative Artiste - April Mixed Media Challenge - Our Rainbow Man

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 currently accept Instagram entries.  

The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many forms of arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage, altered objects, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) tags and art journaling  as long as you use different mediums.

The “mixed media” used includes paint, paper, pastes, sprays, powders, textural elements, clay, resins, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal, inks, pencils, markers and pastels to name just a few.

This is my project for this month.

My daughter-in-law sent me this picture of my youngest grandson, Cooper taken in Mexico. I loved the smile on his face and the light in this eyes. 

Cooper just loves colour and is a bit of a showman as you can see.

Products I used to make this project are:

Ink sprays
Stencil by The Crafter's Worker Shop TCW321
Ink Intense Pencils
Acrylic Paint
Rubber Stamps from my stash
Super Met-al Marker - White
Molding Paste
Wooden Stars
Star Cutting Dies
Large Brad

Closer Views

Thank you for stopping and have a creative month.  Hope you will join our challenge,

Remember to pop over to Creative Artiste to be inspired by our design team.  

I am entering this project in the following Challenges

The Creative Crafter - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Art Journal Journey - Based on a  Favourite song or movie
song Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain
Classic Desigh Challenge - Anything Goes
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Wow, what a spectacular page! I love the gorgeous rainbow colours and design with that fabulous photo of your grandson; from your words and the photo it look like you captured his personality so beautifully - perfect 😀. Happy April! Hugs Jo x

    1. Thank you for the lovely comments Jo. Have a creative month.

  2. A wonderful project Judy. It's just bursting with joyful colours - and your obviously energetic gorgeous grandson! xx

    1. Thank you Andree, he is very energetic and colourful little boy. Hard to keep up to him. Have a creative month. Judy

  3. A joyful layout which seems very faithful to your adorable grandson, Judy!

  4. Thank you for the lovely comments Lys. This was a joy to make. Judy

  5. Wow! A fantastic layout Judy, so beautiful and colourful. Thanks for linking to my theme at Art journal Journey.

  6. This is a really fun page Judy. I love your bright happy colors. Your rainbow man is pretty cute too. Thanks so much for joining Alison's challenge at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

  7. Wow Judy what a fabulously colourful layout you made here. So many elements to look at and what a super cool grandson. Suits your layout perfectly. Love the close ups. Happy Easter.

  8. A fantastic happy page with such bright colours, thank you for linking to Allison's theme over at Art Journal Journey.

  9. Cooper is one handsome young man and the colors and creativity in your creation radiate love from him to him ~ and we get to see the beauty of both ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. What a beautiful page! I love the gorgeous background and title, and especially like the wonderful photo of your grandson!!

  11. What a charming scrapbook page. I was first taken by the "Fiesta" font and the sombreros. Your background is great and your grandson is charming. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Alison's theme.

  12. Judy this is so full of life with it's bold zesty tie dye colours a real celebration in colour. The smile on Cooper's face would raise a smile to everyone, a real delight. The white pop from the stencil brings every inch of this together. An extra lovely piece you have shared.
    Wishing you a Happy, healthy & creative April & a very Happy Easter to you and the family Hugs Tracey xx