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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Devoted Sisters (Created with C'est Magnifique's November Kit)


I had just finished browsing a site that featured pictures of vintage corsets and ladies bodices of beautiful gowns, and as I started working on my last layout for the November kit, my eye caught a glimpse of a specific design in the lace that is in the kit. It reminded me of some of the bodice work in the vintage gowns I had viewed. I took a sketch I created for a page I did in our October kit and manipulated it so that I could replicate some of the vintage bodice gown work on paper. I really like how the lacy bits look with the buttons sewn on. A soft brown Shimmerz spray was used to make the white lace look aged and worn.

I got so much use out of that Prima vine in the kit, and I think I used portions of it on most of my November pages.  On this page, I applied gesso to the Prima vine lily flowers and let the red bleed through so that it would turn into a soft pink color to go with the colors in the page.   Distress Stain metallic copper was applied to the Prima vine leaves.

The clock was created with a clock stamp and an application of one splatter each of Distress Stain Sugar Spun and Antique Linen was applied on top of the stamped image.  When the stain dried, I applied Glossy Accent Crackle and let it dry overnight, then smeared a little dark brown Distress ink into the cracks and finished the edge of the clock off with the Distress Stain copper metallic color. The Scrap Ex flourish was embellished with a soft pink Liquid Pearl.

Over the years my mom and her sisters would often talk about their wonderful pet Scottie they had as children during WWII. Fortunately, I had this old punch of a Scottie in my punch collection to add to the page. He looks so cute dressed up in 7 Dots paper.

7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: White Apron
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Raspberry Pudding
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: 12th Teacup

Cheep Trims: Lace
Ranger: Copper Dabber
Prima: Say It in Crystals: Mini Swirls: Romance Novel

Flower Add-On:
Prima: Valentine Vine: Red
Prima: Serenade: Pink

Embellishment Add-On:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Collage: Fashionista
ScrapFX: Flourish V

7 Dots Studio Add-On:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Stickers 12x12
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Alpha Stickers: Raspberry Muffin

Personal Stash:
Embroidery Thread
Scottie Punch
Bits of Tule
Liquid Pearl
Crafter’s Workshop Harlequin mask (6x6)
Glimmer Mist


  1. This is totally delicious Joyce!

  2. love this gorgeousness Joyce!! this is stunning!!

  3. Like the button and lace decor. Lovely heritage layout.

  4. LOVE the bodice effect, it was the first detail that caught my eye!! looks absolutely gorgeous! love the clock too and all the soft delicate details like the masked diamonds. Gorgeous as always Joyce, gorgeous! xoxox