Saturday, 25 November 2017

Brush Magazine

The unbelievable has happened ....
I am so thrilled (and humbled) to have my artwork included in Issue #2 of Brush Magazine, a print & digital magazine that is filled with gorgeous art and inspiring articles about the creative process.  If you're interested in learning more, check it out here:

Saturday, 18 November 2017

"Pieces of Life" Art Journal

I made this journal using old 8.5 x 11 scrapbook paper & assorted scraps & ephemera. There are little pockets where journalling can easily be added. I had the entire day to myself which allowed me not only to start on this but complete it too!

Paper collage

I was inspired to "cut & paste" after viewing Get Messy's introductory free lesson to their newest class collaboration with Joanna Clough called "Pieces".

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Here's a sneak peak of the second layout I made for Wild Whisper ... you can see how this came together on their blog:

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Honolulu Travel Journal

I took a few supplies with me when we went to Hawaii so I could scrap our memories into a travel journal and I have to say, I really enjoyed "creating on the go"!

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!!