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A journaling box introducing our readers to our weekly blog featured - #rememberingChristy - a weekly tribute to our beloved friend Christy Riopel who passed away suddenly leaving our hearts empty forever.Christy Riopel was problably most famous for her incredibly stunning art journals. Her ability to take a few white pieces of paper and turn them into a stunning work of art was truly a gift that amazed me.

Journal Jump Offs

A few years back Christy started a regular feature in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine called Journal Jump Off’s. In every other issue Christy taught an art journaling technique and then applied that technique to a scrapbook page or a card. Here is an example from the Spring 2016 issue of Creative ScrapbookerMagazine.

Art journal page designed by Christy Riopel featuring mixed media techniques with stencils, nuance powders and flower like images.
Art Journal designed by Christy Riopel

In this issue Christy taught us the basic techniques for using stencils and Magenta Nuance powders while art journaling. The results are stunning. Christy always said her art journals were a place to play, to experiment with products and techniques and then apply what she discovered on your scrapbook layouts or cards. Even though Christy hated making cards – giggle giggle.

Scrapbook card designed by Christy Riopel featuring art journaling techniques with stencils and nuance powders
With Love Card designed by Christy Riopel

The Spring  2016 issue was one of those times that Christy also designed a card using the same techniques she used to create the above art journaling page. I always gave her a hard time about creating cards as her creations were gorgeous and didn’t reflect her dislike for making cards at all! LOL! Christy really could create anything.

SUPPLIES:Magenta patterned paper, Nuance powders, stencils and stamps, charcoal pencil, Ranger gesso, Pico embellisher, Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid glue.

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!
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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Thank you


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