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

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Keeping The Best Sketch #61

Originally, I found this Keeping The Best sketch quite challenging, but once I decided on what papers to use, and how I was going to use them on the page with a stencil that matched a pattern on one of the papers, it all started to come together rather nicely. I consider it one of my favorite background pieces.  I used the Blue Fern Studios Circle Motif chipboard to implement the circular design on the sketch.  The papers are from Creative Imaginations --some old and some new collections.

Sadly, this is my last post designing for Keeping The Best.  My mom fell down on mother's day and dislocated two shoulders and broke one of her arms.  I will be taking care of her during her convalescence, so you won't be seeing much posting from me until she starts to improve.


  1. love the bits of grunge....just gorgeous

  2. I was so sorry to hear about your mother, Joyce! I hope she improves quickly!!
    Your layout is amazing...the background has me in awe...really amazing!

  3. Lovely work! The background looks amazing!

  4. Wow, the background look amazing and I love the flower cluster. Sorry to hear about your mum, I hope she has a speedy recovery.

  5. Stunning background Joyce and that makes for a totally stunning layout ... all the best with your Mum and I hope those bones knit and heal quickly.
    Take care.

  6. So sorry to hear about your mom falling, I hope she has a quick recovery! On a lighter note, I just LOVE this page, I could just stare and stare at the details.....funny what you said about the drywall tape! I just came back from dropping something off right by the hardware store and forgot to stop in and get it! Wish I saw your note 10 minutes ago! lol! Take care hon! xo

  7. Super gorgeous page. Wishing your Mom a speedy recovery.

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's accident. I hope her recovery time will be quick and complete.
    Your layout is gorgeous... I'll miss your inspiration.