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

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Designed for C'est Magnifique using the September Kit

This was so much fun to create using the pretty papers from the September Kit.

The background was created by tearing long horizontal pieces of the Riddersholm papers and alternating each pattern paper strip, lace from the kit, and masking tape and then gluing them down. Once the strips dried, a soggy wet tea bag was used sporadically on the paper to age the papers slightly and to meld them together. Once the tea dried on the paper, a script and doily stamp was placed sporadically on the pattern papers.

Paper Collection:
Riddersholm Design, Huntington Garden-Huntington
Riddersholm Design, Summerfield
Riddersholm Design, Pavillion

Kit Embellishments:
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Moonshadow Mist: Smoky Sapphire
Wrights: Ruffled Lace: Natural
Manor House Creations: Rosettes: Lilac

Flower Add-on:
Manor House Creations: Imagine: Cocoa
Prima: Charme Rose: Nature's Garden

Embellishment Add-on:
Zva: Pearl Flourish

Personal Stash:
Liquid Pearl
Spellbinder Flower and leaf die cut
Glossy Accents
Two buttons
One circular paper clip
Martha Stewart Oak Leaf punch
Martha Stewart glitter glue
Masking tape


  1. Joyce, this is truly magnificent.. I so adore the soft accents you have used, the wording, the flowers, the tag .... everything is just so pretty.

  2. such a fabulous layout love it........ :)

  3. This is so beautiful. I would love to be able to make something this gorgeous!!

  4. So beautiful Joyce. Love the serene look you gave this layout

  5. oh my, Joyce....your pages are getting more and more gorgeous! this page is just another stunning creation!! xxx

  6. This is a piece of art!! I love the color and texture. Truly and inspirational piece.

  7. Gosh Joyce, TOLD you that you make the most stunning backgrounds ever!! This is absolutely gorgeous, adore the colours and everything on it. Such a soft and delicate feel, just so swoon worthy! Brill work Joyce! xoxo