Tuesday with our Team by Christy Riopel

Why should a scrapbooker take time to art journal? by Christy Riopel



I was recently asked this question and 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.


Supplies: Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper and rub-ons, Bazzill cardstock, ChromaColour Paint, Marvy Pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


How I did it….

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


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


3. 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.


4. 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.

5. 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!!


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18 responses to “Tuesday with our Team by Christy Riopel”

  1. Lucinda Davidson says:

    I love this!Thank’s for sharing!

  2. What a great article and tutorial! I love to art journal. I must go and try this right now. Thank you!

  3. Denise says:

    I love the frame idea! So cool. Gotta try it soon!Never tried art journalling but I’ve been toying (in my head) about some “pictureless” scrapbooking so maybe I just needed to put a name to it so I could get started. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Bellaidea says:

    Well, why not?:)
    I like to mix things too!
    After soft romantic page you can expect some black paint on my layout!

  5. Corlann says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love that page – both in the Art Journal and the layout!

  6. jennifer cassista says:

    cool….. it’s a great idea. I was reading your “how I did it” and I could hear you saying it. I was in your beeswax class on Fri….. I am the one who got you to autograph my CS.

  7. Sharon says:

    Great stuff!!!

  8. lorraine says:

    Awesome…love all these inspiring ideas!

  9. Dorina D says:

    Oh Wow! What a great idea. Now I know how to play and to use what I’ve learned. Thanks for sharing your tips on the art journal.

  10. Cyndi Stephenson says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks a bunch for the chance to win it.

  11. Christy R says:

    Thanks so much for you comments everyone!

  12. You know, I have sponged the edges of paper and looked at the colours left on the coversheet under it and thought ‘How pretty!’ but never thought to do it for a LO! That is why you are the designer and I am a follower! Thanks for inspiration! :)

  13. Lee-Anne says:

    Love your pages Christy!

  14. Fun! Colour! Play! That’s all YOU, Christy! Awesome tutorial :)

  15. Deb Patrick says:

    What a wonderful giveaway.. so many fantastic sponsors

  16. Deb Patrick says:

    OOps.. my cut and paste.. meant to say love the color and the lettering is wonderful.. full of inspiration

  17. CorinaT says:

    I was inspired by your layout and had to complete one right away….check it out here: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=158420879775003501#editor/target=post;postID=3806840886784299023

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