Tuesday, 3 May 2011

CCC 190 Sleepy - May 2011

We are wrapping up our month-long April Showers theme with a delightful image that inspired a soft, lovely palette and a topic-focused Designer's Challenge: Create a project that focuses on siblings or pets.

With 3 cats in the household, I immediately chose to focus on pets. Don't think I have any pics of my brother and I that are worth scrapping.

As you can see, I am once again into printing the photo on canvas. With a sleepy cat like our old Bettie having a nap in the sun, the image turned out wonderfully hazy. The inspirational photo inspired me to use soft and hazy tones and textures in my page.

The papers are mainly Prima Jack and Jill, I used 2 of the same pps so that I could cut out a frame that I mounted on top of the other pp. I had seen a layout by Gerry v Gent in which she used Gesso mixed with "sand" applied as extra texture. I had an old jar of something called "snowpaint", cannot even remember what I had planned to use it for. It has the same texture. That's the thick, rough white inner frame that goes around the page.

The yellow is TA mist in Lemon Grass, different green and chestnut chalks used on the frame and matting. Everything in the cluster is from Prima.

That's all folks! Thank you so very very much for your visit! It would make my day if you would want to leave any comment! Todeloo! xxx


  1. GRATTIS EILA SÖTA TILL DIN NYA BLOGG!!Var precis inne på TCR för att skriva till Leeann och tacka, men det funkade inte....Kunde inte komma åt inbox etc.
    Såg då din kanon layout med mists och canvas etc men råkade kommentera innan du hunnit skriva om Layouten.
    Upptäckte sen direkt att DU HAR BLOGG!!
    Med din talang och ditt numera mega-enorma sociala nät kommer du att rocka scrapposfären!
    Glömde nästan bort att säga att Bettie i solen blev jättefin.Visst var det fina färger denna veckan!

  2. Tervetuloa bloggaamaan! Been looking at your wonderful layouts here and in the galleries. Keep up the good work :)

  3. Hi Elia well done on your blog I love it!
    So happy to be on the socialite team with you

  4. welcome to the blogging world!
    I love it, because we can make new friends and have a chance to meet beautiful work.
    Your layout is amazing ... impeccable!
    I love pets!

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous work, and your blog is just beautiful, Eila!

  6. Eila...I am now your new follower and will keep on visiting you again. Thanks for sharing and your work are just amazing.

    Hugs from Malaysia
    Yuzz Yusof

  7. Well what have we here Miss Eila?!? I found out via the grapevine that SOMEONE had surreptitiously started a BLOG???!!! Beautiful page - WHAT a lovely kitty - gosh I can't believe you've dived in & done it - and it all looks so professional already....

  8. Simply Superb! I have left a comment on CCG, but wanted to pop into your blog for a closer peek. so impressed with the photo printed on canvas...and a really wonderful textured background.

  9. Eila, I'm finally here! Yeah! Ur work is absolute gorgeous, loving what I see here. I noticed u work full time, how on earth did u find time to scrap? U take care ya

  10. oh i'm so glad you started your own blog! how fun! beautiful page! love the kitties! eric almost brought another one home the other day.. but somehow he thought 3 was enough - silly eric!

  11. Oh eila! I just found your bloG!!!! LOVE LOVE this layout! Thank you always from the bottom of my heart for your constant support and faith in me and my work! Its people like you that encourage me to try my best! Take care...Nadia.

  12. Hey,Hey,Hey, you have done it, what a fab place to stumble across, where you keeping it a secret LOL! Looks fantastic and love the layout, so many followers and comments already, congrats Eila, well done! PS. also a Harry Potter fan!

  13. Hi, Eila, my name is Jenny, and I found out about your blog today while reading "Perfectly Imperfect." Count me as another one of your followers! I admire your ethereal, shabby-chic style of scrapping, and look forward to visiting you again!

  14. Hey My dear friend Eila, what surprise!!! I found your blog via Bente, Welcome to Blog Land!!!
    I love your page!!! love the fabric behind the photo and the effect that it makes...looks like the cat's hair, the textures are fantastic!!! Beautiful work as always!!! A Big Hug!!! muaww!!!
    :) :)

  15. I'm glad you got this blog up and running dear friend what a gorgeous background but i wouldn't expect any thing else...the color combo page is gorgoeus with missy on the front....have a nice day
    Lindy xo