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

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bloom (for C.S.I. Case #18)

Have you seen the jammed packed team of designers both in-house and outside over at C.S.I. this week?  This amazing talented team has produced some beautiful pages with this pretty palette.  Check them out if you haven’t already.

Michele’s printable’ s were so pretty and elegant and I used them to  help set the tone of the page.


·         Tissue paper (green leaves, and strip of punched lace at bottom of page)
·         Buckles (on journal tag)
·         Flowers
·         Twist something:  rayon ribbon on journal tag
·         Bling: use rhinestones throughout the page

·         Inspiration word: Bloom and Growth
·         Journal about growth:  journal tag reads as follows:

“I’ve seen so much growth in each of you this spring:
James: dependable, responsible
Brian: makes certain others obey the rules
Nick: always ready to lend a hand to help.
Linda:  sizes up a situation quickly to solve a problem
Andy: the perennial entertainer.”

Special features:

The background was created with two colors of mists, chicken wire stencil, light molding paste and cheesecloth.
 The little window casing next to the Prima resin window was made out of cardboard.
Sketch:  I’ve seen both Erin and Ingrid use a similar sketch and I liked it so much I wanted to give a try too. I used elements from both of their sketches and came up with this one.  Check out each of their sites to see the beautiful creations they made with this sketch.

Erin:   http://scrappin-sisters.blogspot.com/

Hope to see you post something at C.S.I. too.

Thanks for looking. 


  1. wow this is gorgeous :) LOVE the banner!

    Hope you are doing well! :)

  2. Stunning Joyce, love that background texture!

  3. so gorgeous and amazing texture in the background

  4. oh my.... I seriously LOVE this one more than mine!!!!! the colors, the details, that background....all awesome!!!! hugs xxx

  5. Your background is very pretty and unique. Great group of children. Happy Mother's Day!

  6. Again gorgeous work Joyce, you've put it altogether beautifully and congrats for CSI.