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

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Eyes (Featured at The Color Room #108)

Created for The Color Room #108

I recently read an article about the size of our eyes when we are a child remain the same throughout our lives and it’s only the size of the eye lids and surrounding eye area that grow until we’re adults. That stirred up some investigation on my part, and I set out to look at old photos of my eyes.   When I saw this weeks sketch with those empty rectangular shapes, I immediately thought about those pictures I used to test the theory and that eye article.  So here it is a page of Eyes.  I’m not too certain that that article is based off of any conclusive facts, but it was rather interesting.  And, even if it was based off of some fact, don’t you know there would be another article refuting it in the very near future? LOL. 

The white space in the sketch also called out to me to be creative and create my own background using a stencil, light molding paste, mists and a stamp.

Glimmer Mist: Vintage Pink watered down a little
Shimmerz: Treasured Hymm
Shimmerz: Antique Lace pot of paint
Ingvild Bolme’s chalk fluid ink
Prima’s small post card script stamp
The Crafters Workshop 6 x 6 chicken wire stencil
Golden’s Light Molding Paste
Small spatula

Manor House Flowers (that I won over at C’est Magnifique at a blog challenge)
Summer Love petite pink flowers purchased from Flying Unicorn (which by the way has fabulous customer service, and I think Alda possesses some magical powers to produce that kind of service).
Prima stick pin
Imaginarium bird cage purchased from Flying Unicorn
Fusible Webbing (pink lacy bits added around the page) purchased from Lindy’s Stamp Gang

Martha Stewart punch for leaves
Spellbinders banner stencil that was lent to me by a very generous and dear scrapper.

 Thanks for stopping by.  


  1. Wow, stunning!!! What a neat idea for a layout. I'm just loving your background treatment, too.

  2. I have to agree WOW!!! This is gorgeous, love the photos and your misting/stamping/painting techniques look awesome.

  3. What a very cool idea for a layout! And you did it so beautifully!!!

  4. I agree with the others Wow with a capital W...this one is just perfect

  5. This is absolutely beautiful Joyce...totally love that BG. The idea with the eyes is just genius!!!

  6. This is stunning...LOVE the background!!

  7. !!!!!!!! really great idea and amazing lo!!!

  8. Joyce this is a stunning stunning layout!!!!!!!!!!
    I just love the idea...thank you for the inspiration i will definitely be scraplifting you!

  9. this is just so stunning! what an amazing creation

  10. alwasy a joy to come here and drool. You are such an artist.

  11. A really nice layout and great creativity!!

  12. Totally echoing all the previous ladies; you are a wonderful artist! your backgrounds are always fantastic, this one's no exception. See where all your creativitiy took you with this page; to the feature wall over at The Colour Coom!! CONGRATS indeed! Have a fabbo weekend sweetie! xoxox

  13. I just love this page Joyce, it's such a neat idea, and you've made it so pretty. Stunning layout with fab textures and details.

  14. wow...stunning page and background!! totally love it! xxx

  15. Joyce, this is so beautiful ... eyes are the window to the soul and what a wonderful layout this creates. Everything is perfect, love it!