Monday, October 17, 2016


I really love this challenge this month.  We had to used different shades of our favorite color.  So, I have this photo of my mother and decided to use it.  It is a black and white photo but I used watercolor to change her dress to a pale lavender.  

October 2016 Main Challenge

Our Main Challenge is based on a word inspiration and a creative challenge.
The challenge is open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages only.
Word Inspiration - CHANGE
Creative Challenge - OMBRE
Use the word CHANGE as inspiration for your project.  You can choose to add the word somewhere on your project or simply be inspired to create from it.  Please explain in your blog post how the word inspired you, if not already obvious.
For our creative challenge, we want to see an OMBRE or shaded effect on your project.  Ombre is the gradual blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.  Take a look at our DT work for some very shady ideas!
Here is my layout for this challenge!
I love purple which I used a purple cardstock and then paper which has various colors of purple.  However, I then used modeling paste and stencil and when it was very dry I used a purple watercolor.  After it dried I added purple Gelato.    I also painted the leaves and circle frame purple.  
The quote says: "One day spent with someone you love can Change everything!"  
This photo is my Mother.  She passed away July 4, 2015.  I had never seen this photo of her before but her Mother showed it to me which I made a copy of it.  Yes, her Mother is 104 years old and she is so excited when I use photos of my Mom.  She is very missed.

Please see the close-ups!

Please join along with this challenge.  I find it very exciting and I get to really use my imagination.

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day.

Hugs – Ginger


  1. Aww...this is really lovely. I adore that sweet photo. Thank you for joining us at More Than Words this month.

  2. awwiee…such a gorgeous layout…I loved every bit of this layout. I am in awe of its beauty and its message…and I second you "one day spent with someone you love can change everything" Love it….TFS…Thank you for playing along at More than Words this month…xx

  3. Such a beautiful interpretation of our ombre challenge. Gorgeous layout. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  4. I love the quote, love the picture, love the colour! Love everything about your page! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  5. Oh I adore the way you handcoloured the photo! Wow! And such a wonderful story about your grandmother too. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words.

  6. Beautiful! Thank you for playing with us at morethanwords challenge.

  7. Amazing !! Pure magic ! Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words !!

  8. Your layout is BEAUTIFUL...
    Thanks for joining in over @ More Than Words! :)

  9. This is priceless! You've really hit this challenge on the head! All the best from MTW! :)