Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
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
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!
Sunday, 9 July 2017
Monday, 19 June 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
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!