"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, September 18, 2011

She's All That

Got the inspiration to create this layout from a Swirlydoos Resist This Challenge. Started out with white card stock, applied the stamp using clear embossing powder, applied the heat gun to the powder, and rubbed in some Distress Ink on top of the stamp. The second layer was created using a Prima Mask and applying light molding paste over the mask, and carefully added ink to the raised areas after the molding paste dried. The chandeliers are rub-on's from Kaisercraft. Made the chandelier baubles using the flip side of a pair of scalloped pattern scissors, hand wrote the traits I love about my niece, then applied four coats of UTEE to give the baubles a glassy appearance. Applied ink, glimmer mist and 3-d paint to the wrought iron trim from Dusty Attic. Thanks for stopping by for a peak.


  1. Chandelier baubles! Thought they were Indian arrowheads! Smack me upside the head, girlfriend! How far I have fallen from antiques, pearl necklaces and collecting gemstones...Sad. Thank you for telling us how you created the page. It received an "Oh!" and a sucked in gasp(my version of Jen's Wow and internet scream...)
    Still waiting for Gordon...

  2. gorgeous layout Joyce and your colors are amazing :)

  3. Holy gorgeous smokes Joyce!! This is flippin beautiful!!! Love love the texture paste over the Prima mask!! Smokin girl!!!

  4. STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! is all I am going to say!! LOL

  5. How beautiful, the layout & the lady.
    Would you mind my asking if the fans on your Moulin Rouge are made by you.
    I am doing a theatrical page in memory of my daughter, and would love to be able to add some similar fans,

    warm wishes, Elaine (UK)

  6. Hello Elaine from the UK. If you send me PM, I will provide you with the instructions on how I made those little fans in the Moulin Rouge l/o. They're easy peasy.

  7. Joyce, this is sooooo endlessly lovely! It makes me think of a fabulous mermaid's palace full of stunning beauty and wonderful details.

    Big hugs & cheerful wishes,

  8. Oh ! My, my, my this is an amazing page ! Beautiful colouring and the way you have created all that gorgeous texture with your stamps, mask, moulding paste and ink is so clever, Beautiful details, beautiful page and beautiful girl. xx

  9. WOW...just absolutely Stunning and gorgeous!!