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

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Boot Camp (Designed for C'est Magnifique)

Have you seen the Maja Design Vintage Papers?  They're gorgeous and they're available at the C'est Magnifique store and in their August Kit.  Leslie was really clever in designing this kit because not only are these papers feminine but she also chose some papers that can be worked as masculine pages too.  Here's an example of the papers I chose to create this masculine page of my bf's dad when he was in boot camp.  All the elements, flowers and pattern papers are from the August kit.  I added a background technique that I have been experimenting with on my art journal pages too. The background was created with mulberry paper, script stamp, gel, gesso, and mists.

Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics: 1905
Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics: 1943

Kit Embellishments:
Ranger: Distress Stickles: Picket Fence

Flower Add-On
ManorHouse: Aug Collection

Embellishment Add-On
Jillibean Soup: Gingham Alpha
Teresa Collins: Dragonfly Trinkets

Personal Stash:
Sizzix die cut for leaves
Prima Documentary Stamp
Mulberry paper
Stazon Ink
Stamp used to create the background work
Gllimmer Mist           


  1. Really beautiful! Love all the texture!

  2. This is fabulously masculine, Joyce...I love it!! The rolled flowers and those brown flowers look just perfect here..and the background texture is amazing...C'est Magnifique is lucky to have you :)

  3. I love your design Joyce. Beautiful layout. :)

  4. What a beautiful page! I love how the page is very masculine but still incorporates feminine embellishments. The overall vintage feel is gorgeous. Amazing page!

  5. Love your background work Joyce! Have been experimenting with the same thing myself, mulberry paper gives such an interesting texture too. Just love it when you go vintage! the lollipops are ever so cute. xoxo