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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tiny Dancer (for Dusty Attic May Sketch)

Mistra Hoolahan at Dusty Attic created the May Sketch.  Mistra’s sketches always include layers, and we scrappers love to include layers in our layouts.  I will definitely be using her sketches in the near future.  Check out her blog  http://sketchesbymistra.blogspot.com.au/r 
I used Prima, Pion and Donna Salazar papers to create this page.  These papers blended so well together.

The little ballerina slippers were made out of clay and I used Glimmer Mist and Shimmerz to paint them.

The background was created with molding paste, stencil, Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz, music stamp, and cheesecloth.

Dusty Attic Baroque Corner (DA0543)
Dusty Attic Cornsilk Flowers (DA0806)
Prima: Fairy Tale Collection Papers
Donna Salazar Paper
Pion Paper
Martha Stewart Oak Leaf Punch and small leaf punch
Rayon Ribbon
Shimmerz (Egg Noggin)
Glimmer Mist (Blackberry Cordial) watered down with mineral water.
The Crafter’s Workshop chicken wire stencil (6 x 6)

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know you’ve been here so that  I may stop by your blog and see what you’ve been up too. 


  1. Hi Joyce! Thanks for the visit! I haven't scrapped a page in a very long time. Yours is so stunning--love the layers and those adorable clay slippers. You've motivated me to try a page again.

  2. What a stunning LO, love all the textures you have used. Those little ballet shoes are inspired!!

    Thanks for your visit, so glad you came by as it meant I found your blog!

  3. I love everything about this from the perfect photo to the beautiful colours, love all the background techniques as well.

  4. This page is just gorgeous....love the background thing you're doing- simply amazing and the colors are beautiful!

  5. I think I have seriously died and come to heaven!! Holy schmoly Joyce, you really are a wizz creating the most gorgeous backgrounds ever! and the ballet slippers, what a stroke of genius to come up with them! Have to ask if watering down mist with mineral water brings out something different from doing dito with regular tap water? very intriguing! Sound like a broken record, but this page is also absolutely stunning and so exquisite! I think working with soft colours and delicate details/textures really bring out the artist in you! I bow to thee! xoxo