Monday, 2 May 2011


Happy April!! This week‘s Designer Challenge: Focus on Technique - dry embossing.

This is my step DD the year she turned 18. From being a very natural girl without a hint of make up, the photographer turned her into a lovely enchanting young woman. Just like a butterfly sprung from its chrysalis. The journaling is a verse from an Indian-American poem about the transformation into young womanhood.

As I don't own any embossing templates, I went for the other kind of embossing with heatgun. Inspired by the bangle I added flecks and splashes of gold here and there.

Black cardstock, b&w backing pp is Crate, stitching inspired by the boots of course. Thanks to Helen Tilbury I printed the photo in an unusally large format, I really like it. Cream floral pp, newspaper print and all 3 horizonal strips are MME Lost & Found.

The silver glittery thickers and the Prima Sultans are inspired by the bejewelled buckle. White small doilies are a gift from fabulously talented Leeann Pearce (thanks mate!). I chalked the DA leave first in brown, Stickled it in cinnamon and then heat embossed in gold. The butterflies were originally white but I chalked them in black and then Stickled them in Diamond.

Chalked here and there in 3 different hues of tan and brown. The white silk fabric bloom and the one in cardboard are from Precocious Paper's Etsy shop, the creamy tan silk dito is cut-off from a Prima ribbon. That's about it folks, thank you ladies for wanting to have a peek and for any comments you may want to leave! Happy Easter to all of you! xx


  1. This is such a pretty layout Eila and she is such a lovely girl.Villken cool ide med papp blomman. Gillar materialet skarpt och detta var något nytt att prova!!
    Ha en härlig dag!

  2. ya know i've never participated in color combos - always wanted too. this particular combo is gorgeous! maybe i'll check it out again!