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Christy Riopel

Here is a blog post from April 2012 that Christy created – in her words. She sure loved art journaling – and we sure loved what she created.

I was recently asked, “Why should a scrapbooker take time to art journal?”

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The answer is simple. An art journal is a place to make mistakes, experiment with mediums, looks, and just play. Very often I take ideas I have developed in my art journal and turn them into Scrapbook pages. I took the above page and turned it into this layout.

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Materials Used: Fancy Pants paper and Rub Ons, Bazzill cardstock, ChromaColour Paint, Marvy Pen, 3L Adhesives

How I did it….

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To create this fun frame I first placed a scrap of paper in the middle of where I wanted my frame.

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Next I took paint and sponged it along the edges sporadically.

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When done sponging I lifted it and replaced it in a slightly different place. I did this with several different paint colours. When I was done I had a great frame to center my photo in.

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I even copied the technique I used for the letters in my journal in my scrapbook page. I simply drew the letters I wanted on the patterned paper and cut them out with a small border around the line. I added extra lines to make it more interesting.

I added Rub Ons and drawn lines to may page to finish it off.

Next time you feel a need to be creative …don’t be afraid to play a little bit!!


We miss you Christy – everyday.

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary.

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CLICK HERE to donate.

Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive.

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  1. Love all these memories that you are posting so that Christy can continue to inspire our creativity ❤️

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