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On Sunday August 21 our beloved colleague, Christy Riopel, passed away.  Christy was a contributing editor, designer and writer for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for the past 6 years. Beyond the magazine, Christy was a close friend who will be deeply missed.

In loving memory of Christy – each and every Saturday,  we will be celebrating her art in a regular blog feature called #RememberingChristy

Here we will share one or two of Christy’s projects to inspire, to teach and to remember this amazing artist.

This Saturday we thought it perfect to re-post this project Christy created of herself and her wonderful husband Mike. Family was everything to Christy and her love for her husband shines through in this gorgeous project.


Creating Watercolour Effects with Spectrum Aqua markers distributing by Canuck Crafts by Christy Riopel

I love this quick layout that I put together.

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I used Spectrum Aqua Markers and Watercolour Cardstock, Clearsnap SurfaceZ Ink, Magenta stamps and Stencils.


Using the Magenta stencil draw lines inside the openings of the stencil. Spray with water and lift off the stencil. This works so well because the Spectrum Aquas are a waterbased marker.


I also used the markers on the edges of my photo matte


I added these beautiful Magenta flower stamps using a permanent ink like Clearsnap SurfaceZ ink so that I can spray water over the top after I have coloured them in.


It’s amazing how a little water can turn these markers into works of art.





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  1. Marian Stewart Reply

    Thank you for doing this, it is a great idea. Now we can continue to work along with Christy. She was such a wonderful influence on us all, especially us “newbies”. She taught me how to get my hands dirty and appreciate mixed media art.

  2. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing Christy’s amazing talents with us again.

  3. Love this idea. Great for the projects we didn’t catch first time around. We will miss Christy in so many ways!

  4. This is simply wonderful. I am so glad you have created this avenue, to keep her with us in our thoughts, hearts and creations a little longer.

  5. Colleen Switzer Reply

    A beautiful tribute for an amazing artist who generously shared her talents, and techniques. Christy shall always be lovingly remembered by her friends, students, colleagues, and blog followers.
    RIP Christy ❤️

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