Monday, April 9, 2012

First Project DONE

I have officially started my 21 Secrets workshop!  I am starting with one of my fave artists out there, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and her "Wonderful Watercolors" workshop!  I only have ever used pan watercolours before and in Julie instructions she explains liquid water colours and showed how they are used ... I headed out to Deserres this past weekend and decided to give it a go!  I LOVE IT!  What a different feel than watercolour crayons!

Anyways, here is the pic of what I made (it started as a practice page and my niece loved it so much that I turned it into a mini piece for her!)

the crystal laquer has not quite dried yet so there is a cloudy look to the letters.  Once it dries it'll be entirely clear!  So I sketched out some flowers (my fave thing to draw) and went at them with a wack of different bright colours.  I used some of the techniques that were explained .. I wicked the watercolours together, toned them in, blended .. etc!  Once dried, took some charcoal and fingers smudged the edges.  I then took my calig pen nibs and ink and drew some tiny dots to accent the flowers.  I hand wrote her name and went over it with black ink, outlining in white!  Cut it out and glossed over!  I also took a black watercolour crayon around the edges!

Very happy with how it turned out!  Have a couple of more things I want to make before I move on to another workshop!

TFL! :)


Thursday, March 29, 2012


Going to be a creative weekend indeed!  Saturday I am cropping at The Scrapbox's Bust A Move crop.  Sunday .. my eagerly anticipated 21 Secrets Workshop starts!

If you don't know about the 21 Secrets workshop ... check it out here!

My next post should consist of some yummy's that have been created! :)


Friday, March 9, 2012


This past week my Aunt Roxanne shared via scanning some pics of my family when we were really young!  I found myself looking at these just swallowed in happy memories and it was a reminder that I had a very good childhood.

For the first real time I see Alexa face in my young one!  I've always thought that she was a strong STRONG resemblance to her father and Angelina was more like me!

Anyways just wanted to share here as I think they are precious!

This is my brother Michael and I!  I think I think I was 10 and he was 2 here!

This is Mike and I with my dad's parents, my Grandma and Grandpa LaPlante.  This is how I remember them .... they have since passed on!

My mama and my dad with Mike and I in our backyard at a different house!  I remember playing on that deck, and playing with my brother in the hand built sandbox off to the side.

I NEVER trick or treated with my friends growing up.  I always wanted to go out with my brother and my dad!  I was a french maid and my brother a frog!

I am in this picture but what I really wanted to show off was the HOTTIE in the yellow bathing suit and white shorts!  THAT IS MY MAMA!  She is seriously HOT HERE!  I think she is hot all the time, but here .. WOWSA!  LOL

Thanks for looking! :)


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Giving this another GO!

I miss blogging!  So I dusted my blog off and gave it a new look .. whacha think???

I have been creating .. busy art journalling and zentangling more than any thing!  I really need to concentrate on scrapping some new pages though .. it feels like it has been forever!  I'll have to snap some pics of my art journal soon .. it's quite ... er ... funky!  LOL

Anyways .. BLAH BLAH BLAH!  Nothing to say right now ... will blog much more in the future though! :)