Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Wild Whisper Guest Designer

So honoured to have been given the opportunity to be a guest designer for Wild Whisper Designs this month!

You can see the rest of the layout on Wild Whisper's blog:

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Canada Day layout

I know it's officially fall but celebrating Canada's 150th birthday really feels like yesterday. I incorporated a commemorative Canada 150 stamp (that had been affixed to the envelope of a card my granddaughter mailed to me, received on the day I was creating this layout) as an embellishment. I love it when those serendipitous moments occur, don't you?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Gel medium transfer using a vintage photo

I used a photo of my husband's maternal grandmother in this gel medium transfer (she's the woman on the right). After transferring the photo image onto a prepared acrylic background, I added the vintage sign, and did some outlining of the figures and background with a white gel pen, added the quote and called it done! It was a fun way to use vintage black & white photos and something I'll want to try again!

Get Messy's "Transference" workshop

I absolutely loved learning all about gel image transfer technique, via the "Transference" workshop and most happy with this image transfer and layout that I created in this altered book:

Get Messy's Season of Fairy Tales

When Get Messy's new season was announced I'll confess the topic was going to be a bit of a stretch for me, but I played along, and here's the results:

Our butterfly girl

After spending a week with my family at a cottage on a lake in Ontario this summer, I printed off a bunch of photos and created a pocket page layouts (not shown here) and this 12x12 layout:

ICAD catch-up

It's been some time since I last posted, and now it's September! I always marvel at how quickly the summer comes and goes! Here's a bit of a catch up of the index cards I completed since I last posted:

Sunday, 9 July 2017

ICAD June 28 - July 4, 2017

Catching up ... I fell behind with the Canada Day celebrations over the long weekend, but I know I'll catch up sooner or later!!

Monday, 19 June 2017

ICAD for Father's Day

I scanned in some old family photos of my husband with our children when they were young, resizing them & printed them out to created a collage of sorts in honour of Father's Day and the great father my husband has been to our children.

ICADs June 12 - June 18, 2017

Last week we hit the road and did a bit of camping, but that did not mean I was any less committed to the ICAD challenge so I packed up some index cards, watercolours and pencil crayons. We stopped at thrift stores along the way, and I picked up a gardening book and an old Simplicity sewing pattern, and visitor information brochures & maps, which are featured in some of the ICADs below).

Saturday, 10 June 2017


I am really enjoying working on these index cards. The 4x6 size makes it feel so "do-able" and really, anything goes. It's been fun experimenting with different styles and art supplies.

Season of Colour - Orchids - Gloriously Beautiful

Get Messy's Season of Colour has just started hurray! Vanessa's tutorial had me thinking about how I would express the colours of how I am feeling in that moment and this is the result! Orchids ... they are indeed, gloriously beautiful. Whenever I see orchids it brings back fond memories of our visit to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island in 2015 where they had a whole section of the garden devoted to orchids. If I could only use 1 word to describe that garden, it would be this: heavenly!