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

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Home Alone II

This is the inspiration picture for the Let's Get Shabby's #28 Challenge. I adore the frosting like colors in this picture, the worn aged wood, and the elegance of the chandelier with the draped strings of crystals. This picture inspired me to go through my boxes and books looking for the perfect picture to work with, and rummage through my scrapbooking stash to see what I had to create with too. I found a picture of me wearing a dress my mom made for me for my college sorority Presents. I call this Home Alone II because during my late teens and early 20's if I were home alone with a loaded 35mm camera, I'd dress up and pose in front of my camera to kill time (I've noticed 20 years olds still do this too). I was almost always the one behind the camera taking pictures of friends and family during this period so there are few pictures of me during that time. I'm happy that I did take these pictures because no one would know that I was once young and thin. LOL. I have several of those photo shoots and have already created a Home Alone I, and have added this one to the series. I used an embossing folder and added pink glimmer paint and Ingvild Bolme's lovely fluid brown chalk ink on the large semi-circle; I painted the Dusty Attic large leaf with white crackle paint and stamped it with a script scamp and inked and applied pink liquid pearls on the boarder. And, of course, I can't do anything without adding beads, so I embellished the Dusty Attic key and added a key chain made out of hemp cord and strung some pearls and beads. Here's my take on the challenge, and thanks for stopping by.

Stop by Let's Get Shabby at http://letsgetshabby.blogspot.com to see what the other members have been working on.


  1. WOWZERS! This is GORGEOUS....
    The Amazing array of details here look SENSATIONAL.....
    An AWESOME story behind this Photo.......
    THANKS for your kind words over @ My Blog!!!
    Im a follower of your's NOW... hehehehe
    Have a Wonderful Week! xx

  2. This is gorgeous. Love the flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

  3. Beautiful feminine page, love all the detail and love the story behind it. Thanks for playing along at Lets Get Shabby.

  4. ooo this is just as gorgeous as the Home Alone 1 hehe :) love this !!!!!!

  5. Gorgeous LO Joyce! Love all the pretty details and great photo too :)

  6. What a beautiful and lovely layout, I love !!
    Thanks for playing along with us at shabby

  7. This is so, so immensely beautiful! I go weak in the knees for all things shabby chic, too, and utterly love this wonderful LO.

    Thank you very much for your comment on my autumn card this evening, Joyce. It's always a treat to hear from you!

    Oodles of hugs & cheerful wishes,

  8. Hey Joyce!
    A MFT Stands for My Favorite Thing Die-namics Die
    This is the link to where I brought mine...
    THANKS for your lovely Comments too.... xx

  9. Beautiful feminine page! Love all the details. Thank you for playing along at Let's Get Shabby.

  10. Gorgeous!! Lovely details..
    Wish you a great day :-)

  11. Very pretty feminine page! thanks for playing along with shabby!

  12. Such a fab LO. Thank for playing along with us over at Let's get shabby.
    Hugs, Anja

  13. Joyce this is just beautiful and so elegant and shabby feeling!!! I want to thank you for visiting my blog also and alwats leaving such nice comments!! Lisa

  14. Wow Joyce this is just too beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comment on my latest Once Upon a Sketch DT page - I have just put it up on the blog with lots of closies in case you want to take a closer look :)

  15. Gorgeous layout with so much lovely detail...Thank you for playing along with us at Let's Get Shabby :)