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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coming of Age (Prima June BAP)

I’ve had the Prima Printery Collection for quite sometime now and was inspired to use it up with the June BAP Challenge from Prima.  Of course, I was just smitten with Heidi’s sketch also, and look forward to many more from her.  The little vignettes on this collection of papers seemed to help me work up the layout rather quickly too. Don’t you love it when a collection of papers helps you compose a layout so efficiently?  I used some glass bead gel, and acrylic paints on a portion of a Prima mask and applied it to various parts of the layout. When the paint and gel dried, I applied two different colored inks over the beads to give them more texture and dimension.  A Sizzix leaf die-cut was used and I also turned it into a stencil and applied ink over it. I really like the effect of that process.   The little pearl stick pin and flowers are from Prima also.   Picture is of my grandmother, and her first daughter taken in 1948. Thanks for stopping by for a look.


  1. fantastic page, love all the textures and colors , wow :)

  2. This is just gorgeous- I love the blue tones...beautiful.

  3. Beautiful heritage layout. Love the photo toning.

  4. Hi, your blog and layouts are gorgeous, lovely work here, take care, Doreen x

  5. Gorgeous layout Joyce! and as you know, I just adoooore vintage photos. LOVE the blue/teal and the beautifully worked details. xoxo