Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A page just for me - Serenity

Hello good people!

The evil flu has hit me a second time within a few weeks. One might call me Eila the Rednosed. Lots of tissues I say :)

Last weekend I finished a little something just for me. A page based on papers from Prima Almanac and Fairy Belle collection A4 pads, a paper from Prima 12x12 ledger pad, and some miscellaneous Prima based fussy-cut details.

Here it is - Serenity;

 
 Subtle background masking and stamping in several
layers.




These Prima vellum bloom are really beautiful as they are.
Sprayed them with some Tattered Angels mist in
Silk and Scarlet. Glorious shimmering effect IRL!

Found the sweet tiles in my stash, think they are from the
Prima Songbird collection.


 All embellies are from my stash of loose Prima goodies.


 Thank you so much for coming for a visit, really appreciate it!

Till next time - toodeloo! 

xoxo Eila

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

February Scrap Around The World - Born to Soar

Another glorious weekend and loooots of sunshine! happy happy again!

Did some more stashraiding and to my surprise I found some Authentique papers I had forgotten all about. Perfect for the February Scrap Around the World challenge!  

I was inspired by the photo of the flowing beautiful curls and the big creamy yellow bloom, as well as the general dreamy feel. My take has none of the predominant green but it's still inspired by the verdure of the moodboard.

Here it is - Born to Soar!


 This young lady has the most beautiful blond hair. 
Just look at those eyes!



Authentique Harmony collection:
Beauty, Zest, Growth and Creation papers.

All blooms, beads and embellies are from my box of 
Prima stash.

Mists used are Tattered Angels Mint Chocolat Chip
Chalkboard, Autumn Nights, Trunk Bay and Sweet Clover
Glimmer Mists.

Have something created just for me almost finished on my desk.
Will share it with you in my next blog post.

Till then, toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Monday, 16 February 2015

February Prima PPP - Your Laughter

Hello hello!

There is something different about the morning light now, the hint of spring is in the air. Even the bird song sounds different, happy just like me with the longer days.

My boss is going away on a business around Europe that will take him 2 weeks so there has been lots of planning to coordinate his itinerary. Looking forward to a slower pace and some impromptu me time.

Anyhow, had myself some creative time during the weekend and finished my take on the February Prima PPP. I so wish the new releases had hit the stores over here but alas.

First the moodboard;

Primaproductpick_feb2015

And my take on it - Your Laughter;

Papers used on it are all from the Fairy Rhymes Collection;
Violet, Papillon, Periwinkle and Caladee papers.
I also used a paper from the Seashore collection.

 Some stamping, stencilling and misting.

 


 Raided my stash of loose Prima flowers and embellies. Being
a good girl here so that I can splash out on some new stuff soon.
The chippies are from the Fairy Rhymes collection.

The wood icon "Special" lay loose in a box so I'm afraid I 
don't know which collection it is from.




Thanks a bunch for popping in! I really appreciate it.

Till next time - ta ta!

xoxo Eila

Sunday, 1 February 2015

SATW January challenge - That Smile

Hello hello!

So annoying that it was such a dark day yesterday. The light just disappeared so I never had a chance to photograph the layout I had created for the SATW January challenge before it got completely dark.

Even if I missed the deadline, I thought I'd share the page with you. First the mood board.

 

I was inspired by the shabbiness of the whole moodboard. 
The wooden planks in the bottom left photo, the washed out colours, 
the bands around the flower pot with the flaking bits almost 
like patterns, the piece of lace trim hanging from the chain 
holding the pocket watch and chubby pale pink roses 
of course.
All the ingredients I love!

And here is my take on it - "That Smile"

 

As with all soft colours, they don't photograph well at all.
I went for a dusty pale pink, white, gray, mauve and 
gray-blue colour palette.

Papers used are counting from bottom and up Prima 
Stationer's Desk, Lyrique and Delight 
collections. 
A couple of snippets from a Tilda paper 
pack from last year (pink ditsy and blue polka dot).



I die-cut larger snowflakes from vellum and layered with fussy-cut 
blooms and die-cut itty bitty snowflakes.



 Loose resins, chibboard, flowers, leaves, alphas, 
lace and other bits and bobs from 
my Prima stash.


 Color Bloom Sprays used in Pearl White, Candy Cotton, 
Storm Cloud and Pressed Petal.

Prima Art Sugar in white and Prima mica flakes in Frosted
to add shimmer and this page really DOES shimmer
IRL!


Et voilà!

Thank you so much for taking the time
to come by, I really appreciate it.

Cheerio! xoxo Eila

Monday, 26 January 2015

January Prima BAP - My Heart and Soul

Hi there!

Had a wonderfully relaxed weekend and whaddya know - Mr Mojo 
knocked on the door and didn't leave me. 
YEEHAA!

The result is a take on the January Prima BAP.
I have called it "My Heart and Soul".

First Jennifer Snyder's gorgeous sketch.

 
2015-January-BAP-Jennifer

I flipped it 90degrees to the right like this


And this is the result;


The papers are from botton up; Stationer's Desk (black),
 Script 12x12 pad (brown) and Divine (teal).




All flowers and embellies are from my stash of loose 
products without packaging.


A large resin frame was cracked into pieces and
doused in Color Bloom Spray in Antique Gold before
dabbed in Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger in Knotted Wood 
and Rusty Keys.

A sprinkling of delicious gold glitter and Glass Beads in Plum
followed.


Fussy cutting from left over scraps of paper, cannot 
remember which collection but I do know its by
Frank Garcia.

 Matting in papers from the Cigarr Box Secret collection.


 And there she is, My Heart and Soul.

Thank you ever so much for popping by for a peek!

Till next time, take care!

xoxo Eila


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Prima January PPP - "Forever"

Hello!

Yes, I'm still here and I'm sorry it took longer than I thought. 
Life has its ways. 

The first project that I create in 2 months is something Prima - what else could it be! Nothing can bring back the joy of creating more than touching and fanning out my beautiful Prima blooms. So here we are, my take on the January PPP.

First the mood board with its gorgeous fresh springlike colours. 
Cannot wait to lay my hands on the new products from CHAW:

2015 Janury PPP

And then my layout that I have called "Forever". It was framed as 
you can see, and given to a friend; 

The paper is from the Epiphany collection.

I used Color Bloom Spray in Soft Teal + Summer Sky and 
Glistening Waves. Stamping in Prima Mint Green, 
Tim Holtz Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone 
and Weathered Wood.

The butterfly is die-cut with left-over scraps from the Seashore 
collection and gold paper. The crystals are from the Epiphany 
collection.

Resin heart and crocheted heart are from my stash. I sprinkled Art 
Ingredients Glass Beads in Crystal on the resin heart and
on some flowers.

 
I removed the little birdie and the streamer with the word
dreaming from a couple of 3D stickers
from the Epiphany collection. The Gold leaves are
diecut with a Prima leaf die.


All flowers are loose from my stash, as are the resins so 
unfortunately no packing left to tell the product numbers from.

Et voilà! that's it.

Thank you for coming for a peek, makes me very happy!

xoxo Eila


Friday, 19 December 2014

White Christmas Cards - Last Day 12

There was seen a radiance
Glowing one night
Near the little maiden Mary
In blue and white.
"Lilies are not fairer,
"Roses more red,
Than the Child she sings to slumber,"
An angel said.

***


Today is day 12 and I am sharing the last 2 of my Christmas cards for 2014. Another special one for someone very special.

I hope you have liked what you have seen, perhaps even been inspired a bit.


This one is based on the thick sparkly white cardstock from American Crafts and the cream/pale blue striped one is from Authentique's Cozy collection.
 
Frosted berries dismantled from a Petaloo spray and stuck into the cluster. The robin is from a local craft store. Prima die cut leaves in gold paper and red bloom from Petaloo.


***

The second card is a variant of a card that I made in green. It was shared on day 6. 

Here the bloom is in red instead and I have used die-cut leaves in gold paper instead of a host of green felt mistletoe.



I will now take a break from blogging here over the Holidays. 

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas with your family and friends!

So the shepherds ventured
Through the white cold,
And their eyes beheld the Infant,
An hour old.
Long they gazed and wondered,
Awkward in awe,
At the paramount perfection
Within their straw.
"Diamonds are but trifles!
"Rubies no gem!"
Cried the hearts that slaved for pittance
Near Bethlehem.
So it was forever,
After the night
When the little maiden Mary
Wore blue and white.

xoxox Eila