Thursday, October 27, 2011

Twisted Sketches Layout #125

Today is the day Twisted Sketches reveals layout #125.  The twist was black.  I created a layout of my oldest son Brandon.  He was married three years ago and in this photo he was waiting in a room at the back of the church for the ceremony to begin.  I was so proud of him.  I don't have many photos of Brandon and I so this one is special to me.  Here is the layout I created:

I used black vintage buttons from Jenni Bowlin and flowers and crystals from Prima and the paper is from Bo Bunny's Timeless Collection.

It would be great if you followed along and created a layout with the sketch here.   Anam Stubbington designs the sketches and she does such a great job.

Have a great day!


Monday, October 24, 2011


I love color.  It sets a mood and art wouldn't be art without color.

I like to challenge myself with color.  I took this color pallette:

and made this:

I am normally a scrapbooker, but I am trying to explore new things so I am learning Mixed Media.

These colors are quite bright together, but I think I was able to pull off this challenge.

Sometimes it's good to get out of my comfort zone.

Hope you have a wonderful day and I have inspired you to be creative with color!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Northern Lights She Art Girl

Lately, I am very inspired by the colors of the sky.  As I worked on this girl, it made me remember living in Northern Alberta and seeing the beautiful Northern Lights often.  I wanted to try to create a girl with the Northern Lights.

She was a lot of fun to do.  I wanted to add a bit more texture by adding a lacy belt and some sparkle.

So much fun!  I can't wait to start the She Art Workshop 2 in November!  But for now, I will explore the mixed media world, which is quite new to me.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another She Art Girl

For the past few months I have been scrapbooking, but sometimes get in a rut so I try something different.   A few months ago I signed up for Christy Tomlinson's She Art Workshop.  It is a mixed media class that she teaches online.  I was hooked after making my first girl.  Today I thought I would create another girl.  
This is my fifth girl and I think she turned out well.   I have now signed up for her She Art Workshop 2 online class which starts in November.

These girls are so much fun!!!  I like adding a tiny bit of dimension by adding some pearls for a necklace and a little resin rose in her hair.

I like the fact that I can use patterned paper, stamps, paint, and rubons from my scrapbooking stash.  If you haven't tried these, you will surprise yourself.  You can find Christy's She Art Workshop here.

The colour palette for this girl was inspired by a sunrise that I woke up to one morning this week.  It was like the sky was on fire and I had to grab my camera and capture this:

This photo was straight out of the camera with no tweaking.  I do believe in making every day count and trying to take time to see the beauty in everyday things.

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Colour Suite Challenge

I am working on an art journal at the moment and it's so much fun to get words out onto paper and get inky and messy with paint and other mediums.

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine has a monthly challenge.  It's The Colour Suite Challenge.  They give a palette of colours and it challenges me to get creative with the colours.  I thought I would try it as I love all the colors.  It almost looks like halloween colours.  My page reads Be Bold...Live Out Loud.  

You can find the link here:  Why don't you play along?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Twisted Sketches Layout #123

I love being on the Twisted Sketches Design Team.  It is so cool to see how everyone comes up with a unique creation!  It keeps my creativity flowing too.  I loved this sketch as the twist was envelopes.  I made my own envelope from black and white polka dot paper.  Since we just celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada last weekend, I thought this layout was appropriate.  It is a layout on my youngest son who will be twelve years old this month.  My other children are 26 and 24 and he is the one that is going to keep me young.  Why don't you join the Twisted Sisters on Twisted Sketches and create your own unique layout?  You can find the sketch at

Have fun!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Loving My Pan Pastels

 Last week I went to an art supply store and bought some Pan Pastels and are they ever a lot of fun!  Christy Tomlinson teaches an art journaling class and suggests these little pans of goodness.  They are awesome!  Pan Pastels can be used both wet or dry and they are wonderful.  Here is a little tutorial I found on how to use them with card makers and scrapbookers in mind.  I can't wait to collect them in every color because I can see using these often.


Scrap Time - Ep. 536 - Pan Pastels from Mark Giles on Vimeo.