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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Very Happy Child (Designed for C'est Magnifique)

"A Very Happy Child" was written by one of my primary school teachers in my report card.  I would love to be that happy again...no care in the world, parents taking care of my needs.  Our childhood goes by too quickly.  Sketch by me.
The C'est Magnifique October Kit had these pretty pink and yellow elements and I enhanced the page a little by adding some old yellow colored drywall tape.  Just add some gesso on top of it and mist or paint. 

 I used the "punch tip" found in the C'est Magnifique Inspiration Forum for creating the paper ribbons and scattered them on the horizontal lines and around the photo frames. After stamping the page in various places, I lightly sanded over it with sand paper and sanded some other areas of the paper too to make it look a little more tattered and aged. Some little sprays of Glossy Accents were added as well. The Beehive Blossom flower was taken apart and applied in a few areas, one of which I added some beads for the center of the flower.   The “Wish” chipboard was made using three different embossing powders and liquid pearls on top.  The mist in our kit was the perfect color for this paper.

Note:  The drywall tape takes Gesso well, if you wish to change the color of the tape.

Ruby Rock-It – Harmony
Ruby Rock-It - Unity

Prima: Rosarian Wood Clocks & Tickets
Shimmerz: Bed of Roses
Wrights: Fan Eyelet
Prima: Tea Thyme Alpha Stickers
Flower Add-On
Manor House Creations: Darling
Prima: Lyrique - White

Embellishment Add-On
Prima: Spotlight Pastel
Prima: Typo Zipper Pulls
My Mind's Eye: The Sweetest Thing Lavender Brads
Kaisercraft: Flourish Hearts
Want2Scrap: Chipboard Sentiments – Wish

Flower Add-on
Manor House Creations: Darling
Wild Orchid: Beehive Blossoms - White

Personal  Stash:
Drywall tape
Martha Stewart Punch
Liquid Pearls
Glossy Accents
Paper clips
Embossing Powders
Sand paper


  1. Joyce its been ages since I passed by your blog, my computer is to blame for my absence the stupid thing has a mind of it's own!!
    Your creations are gorgeous and elegant as always!!

  2. This is just absolutely beautiful. I love the soft colors and all your details.

  3. Love the pink theme. The photos are beuatiufl too.

  4. woweeeeeeeeeeeeee this is amazing Joyce x

  5. WOW!!! This is stunning!!!! Very beautiful page :-)

  6. Such a pretty and delicate layout, the zipper is gorgeous, as is the way you have done your chipboard!!