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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, November 4, 2022

Creative Artiste - November's Mixed Media Challenge

 Time for another great mixed media 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. Only correctly linked blog entries please.

For this months challenge I decided it would be fun to make a Junk Art Journal. 

This is the cover for my journal. 

I used an image from Kenny K for my cover to my book along with two die cut clocks and die cuts from an old die cut by Tim Holtz for Sizzix called alterations.
.  The paper pack that inspired my project was my friend at PipArt  and her companies line of paper  called ShokART Sisters Collection. A lot the papers I used for the project were from their collection along with papers from my stash.

This is how I put together the art journal together.  I got the directions from a you tube video by Nina Ribena called Use your scraps 2022 . She also has a number of other videos on Art Journal ideas.

This is how I constructed the box.  

The inside of the journal was lined with some wrapping paper that I added some gesso to tone down the colour.

This is the inside cover of my book and I used  a steampunk bird from the paper pack, added a wooden crown and a large gears die cut along with other little details.

This is the last page of the book and the inside cover.  I used a wood steampunk mannequin that I dressed in the birthday paper and used an antique paint technique on the clogs and gears. I also added a necklace and a metal belt to the dress.

The beads I create for the back of the book.   I used some wooden beads, gears and clots that I created an antique finish on. 

A couple of pages I created for the journal.  I have lots of pages to fill over the next little while. Lots of creative real estate in my journal.  

I added some ATC's I made using an antique finish and metal computer parts. 

I created this page using a napkin, wooden frog, stencil, die cut and butterflies.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope you will join us this month.
Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team


  1. What a fabulous junk journal! I love the cover that you created, it's so beautiful and wow, your ATCs look amazing 😊. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy November! Hugs Jo x

  2. What a stunning journal Judy! I love Kenny K images hugs Sue x

  3. A gorgeous junk journal Judy, the papers and colours are so pretty. Fabulous Steampunk details, Kenny K image and paint techniques. Your ATCs look amazing xx

  4. Great inspiration in this journal. And I love your ATCs!

  5. Fabulous work here Judy. Love the colourful cover with that sassy Lady. Lots of lovely bits and bods inside. Always enjoy checking out your creativeness. Thanks.