Spring is here in Ottawa

By on 4-23-2016 in Life Book 2016, Mixed Media

I have this big beautiful apple tree with the pinkest blossoms beside our little rental house. It is glorious this year, so full of flowers you can hardly see anything else. I wish it could last longer as it takes my breath away.

apple blossoms
apple blossoms
apple blossoms

we can’t forget the little apple tree next door that has the prettiest white blossoms.

apple blossoms

Life Book 2016, April lessons

By on 4-23-2016 in Life Book 2016, Mixed Media

There are only 3 lessons for April, one week was a wonderful interview with Roben Marie Smith. April was a wonderful month of new techniques and depth.

Ripple effect, honoring your story

Ripple effect was created with Tamara Laporte … honouring our story in life and how it effects others as we go along.

Your Life

Your life with Roxanne Coble was an interesting exercise. I do not work with many dark colours so found a compramise with a dark burgundy because I wanted to embrace the lesson and learn. In the end it was a very interesting lesson in design.

Reframing your story

Reframing your story with Effy Wild was a delight to do although once again I decided on a colour other than black … I chose a metalic blue. I love how the colours shine in this piece.

Earth burns while man fiddles … Alberta fires

By on 4-23-2016 in Life Book 2016, Mixed Media

The fires in Alberta as well as British Columbia and Saskatchewan are the first time Canada has had to face the fact of global warming where it’s been to such a drastic extreme. Climatic heat is driving the fires along with wind and no rain. It is the rain that will finally put these fires out. The number of selfless people fighting these fires with no sleep and beyond exhaustion is numbing. How long can they keep it up ? Will the oil sands finally ignite? The animal MAN has created this scenario, ignoring all warnings. This piece puts everything I feel into one page. Mother Nature looking out at us with disbelief as she burns … on Mother’s day.

Earth burns while man fiddles

One year anniversary at the Just Art site, page 2

By on 4-23-2016 in Life Book 2016, Mixed Media

More challenges for April, this birthday month was very busy. The African Queen was created for the letter Q in the A to Z challenge. I love the colour blast of this page.

African Queen

You know those photos of family when they decide to do something silly …. this is one of those times and I told this fellow “you know that’s going to be scrapped don’t you?” … It was a fun page to do, glad my boys can still want to play.

Easter Brat

Young woman and pretty lady were created for the stamp challenge. I combined two challenges again with young woman, using a kit supplied by Gabbi Designs.

Young Woman

Pretty lady is an aunt when she was young. The image is a portrait of her.

Pretty Lady

One year birthday at the Just Art site

By on 4-23-2016 in Life Book 2016, Mixed Media

Happy birthday Just Art! It’s been a whole year since this site was created. Time flies when you are having fun. I created Photoshop brushes and some elements for my mixed media paper dolls challenge. What fun this challenge was, members created a parade of delightful dolls for this challenge. These two are mine.

Mixed Media doll example

Mixed Media example

More birthday fun with the this or that challenge. I chose a vintage photo of myself and my sister’s two dogs as the main feature. I don’t usually work in such bright colours so this was a big challenge for me.

This or that

This page was created for the Astrology challenge.

Aquarius

A birthday card using Red Dog Designs kit for the challenge

Birthday Card

Sound of the Rain was done for the vignette challenge. I decided to do it a bit differently and added the word rain to this photo taken when the rain came teaming and streaming in on our driveway and we could hardly see out the window.

Sound of the Rain

N is for nautilus, one more page for the A to Z challenge

N-nautilus

Sunset on the Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

Mahone Bay

Our 3D word challenge this month was the word celebrate. I put two challenges together to create this page

celebrate

Dragon tales … my little bubble blowing dragon, Arty, is growing and wanted another adventure. After a rain shower he gathered all around him, including a new little girl dragon called Strawberry. A friend he was introduced to at Christmas. Arty is relating the Tigger story to them and they are enraptured. This page was created for April’s progressive scrap.

Dragon Tales