Moon Over Niagara

We decided to take a quick trip to Niagara Falls for lunch one Sunday. It was a lovely day to be there – clear skies, crisp air, and every change of the light was beautiful. One of the special things about living close to the Falls is getting to see them at different times of day and different times of the year. Seeing them in the middle of summer with huge crowds moving around, all the sounds and colours, is exciting. Seeing them on a day when there are only a few people out, you get the chance to be still and notice the sound of the water and how the mist changes. On this day, we sat just before the brink of the falls and watched as the sky changed colour and the moon came up. It was easy to appreciate just why this is a wonder of the world.

Moon Over Niagara

Moon Over Niagara

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I wanted to create a layout that avoided the typical blues and nature items I would have normally reached for. I wanted to pick things that tied in to my thoughts on that day. Feathers reminded me of how the mist floated up into the air, and doilies reminded me of how this has been a special place for centuries. I cut out some of the hexagons and used distress inks to colour the paper behind them. I suppose the idea of something below the surface ties in to the river as well.


  • American Crafts white cardstock
  • Webster’s Pages, Alisson Kreft, Composition & Color, Chalk Prints
  • Wilton 4″ doilies
  • Studio Calico wood veneer feathers
  • Starform, border stickers
  • Basic Grey, BAS-3984 letter stickers
  • Basic Grey, Oliver, Micro Mini letter stickers
  • Copic, B34 Manganese Blue
  • Studio Calico, Mister Huey’s Mist: Opaque White, Shine
  • Tim Holtz, Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Wild Honey
  • Ranger, Foam Blending Tool
  • Studio L2E, Labels & Tags, clear stamps
  • Memento, Tuxedo dye ink
  • Recollections, 1-1/2″ Circle punch
  • misc: washi tape, date stamp, ATG, Tombow Mono Multi, Fiskars Trimmer



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