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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Family Treasure

Every family has
a family treasure.
This little one is ours.

I wasn't really sure
where this idea of
using dusty pink and gray colors
was going to take me as
I lay down the
first foundation
of stencil and stamp work.
And, because of that uncertainty, 
it came to mind
that I was either going to 
love it or hate it, there 
was not going to be a middle ground for me.
Turns out fortunately for me,
that I love it. 

I have a hoard of old paper lines that I have not used and the Prima Rondell collection was one of them.  I was pleased that the papers and patterns were going to help me layer patterns and colors, and to tame down that garish pink stencil work that looked so striking alone next to the white paper.

Some close up of the cluster work. 

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Soooooo gorgeous....love how you add such beautiful stamping...really adds so much, what an adorable photo and the swirls are heavenly, sweet page for a sweet girl...xoxo

  2. Stunning page for such a gorgeous treasure! Another 50 shades page of perfection!

  3. Absolutely brilliant Joyce! Love the layers and the depth of your background! There's a lot of work to it. It's striking!