Splitting my blog in two

Dear friends. Colin has created a new blog specifically dedicated to spinal cord injury, disability topics, and related things; and has therefore moved all my posts about him, the accident, and his continued recovery on the new blog. His new endeavor includes online computer coding training (specifically including JAVA) for anyone, but specifically other disabled … [Read more…]

Homemade recipe book mini-album

I attended another course with the talented Denise Van Deventer (who is on many design teams and whose blog is here) to show us how to make a mini-album. The album itself is fairly easy to make, but as always, the trick is in the detail. I always struggle to finish my projects like this … [Read more…]

For the Guys – Altenew Educator Certification Programme continues…

My next installment in my search for certification in the Altenew Educator Certification Program is the course “For the Guys“. Although I had planned the card and drawn a sketch, I really struggled with this card and its execution. I wanted to make a galaxy background and tried 5 different times with my distress inks. … [Read more…]

Easy Ink Blending Techniques

My next class towards certification for level 1 in the Altenew Educator Programme is Easy Ink Blending Techniques. The classes show different techniques on how to use ink to create different types of backgrounds using inking techniques such as embossing resists, faux water-colouring, and blending among others. When I first started blending with my inks, … [Read more…]

Colin uses a mouse for the first time since the accident

Today, while we were sitting together at our computers, Colin simply asked if there was a spare mouse lying around. We found one. He wanted to try using the mouse instead of the trackball he has been using. In what I can only call a remarkable feat – he simply went ahead and managed to … [Read more…]

Steampunk Mixed Media Card

I went to a class today with Marie from The Purple magnolia for a mixed media class and had such fun. We used all sorts of metal findings, some embossing powder, and some deliciously coloured waxes. I am in love with the new waxes <3. After a layer of gesso, we laid all the textured … [Read more…]

The first page of my journal

I have had a beautiful mixed media journal for a few years now, but have been too chicken to use it in case I “ruin” it. Well, last night Colin encouraged me to start using it both as a way to collect and keep my projects in one place, but to journal thoughts and project … [Read more…]