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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Namesake for C.S.I. Case #43

I loved these dramatic colors, and I was waiting for the perfect CSI case to come along so that I can use this sketch designed by Michelle Singh. The colors and the sketch blended together so beautifully.  Michelle’s sketches are like exquisite coloring book pages full of lovely little details.  I’ve used several of her sketches already and I love working with them. 
Have you ever thought your name was an old ladies name and wondered what the story was that inspired your parents to name you such a name?  I found out my story and documented it in “Namesake”.

Evidence: A damask embossing folder was used on the black colored strip and parts were sanded down to reveal the white underneath to also incorporate the “black and white” patterned paper evidence; ribbons, frame, and flourish.

Testimony: Used an older photo and tied the past together with the present in my journaling.
Hope you too can share with us at C.S.I as to how you solved Case #43. You have until this Sunday, to solve the case.




  1. This layout is gorgeous!! And love the sketch too

  2. what a beautiful page!! love this design! xxx

  3. Wow, this is stunning, Joyce!
    Gorgeous colours & fantastic design :)