Tuesday, 3 May 2011

TCR # 56A Swing With Me and 56B Can I Keep Her Please - I'M A TCR SOCIALITE GIRL!

Hello and a very warm welcome to my very brand new blog! It is only in its humble beginnings and needs a lot more work done. A truly mega mega big THANK YOU to all of you lovely ladies out there who for the passed year have nudged, pinched and encouraged me to take this leap into the blogosphere. I am utterly grateful for your support! Mwah!!

So, 1-2-3 - on we go!

Yay......finally we are announcing our new team for the next 6 months. Our Socialites play a huge role in the maintaining of our site. They are integral to the Social aspect of TCR. We are so glad to have some of our original team back and to announce the new girls...... So without further ado......

We welcome back

Jennifer Smith
Eila Sandberg
Yasmina Tin-Sang
Samar R N

And introducing our new Social Girls.......

Joy N
Denise Surritt
Lean de Ruiter
Melissa Williams
Lya Lin
Marelle Jackman
Andrea Cockrell
Yuz Yusof
Maiko Kosugi
Qadira Gomez and
Nadhrah Maidin

You will see them around LOTS on TCR from now on. Lovely to have you all on board Girls!

Now for the release of Palette #56....

This month we have partnered with Prima and it's been wonderful. We meet in 'Her Room' with Prima today! More gorgeous colours from the Prima "Petticoat Collection".

Because the colours are so lovely, I made 2 layouts; one with more of the Mauve and Sea Foam Blue. I called it 56A Swing With Me. And the other with more of the Lime Yellow and Light Coral Red. I called it 56B Can I Keep Her Please.

You might recognize the older girl from some of my previous pages, it's the daughter of DH's cousin, miss T. The photo was taken last summer at a family do. The dollie, miss W, sitting in miss T's lap, was thoroughly pampered and played with.

For my birthday a couple of weeks ago, the mailman brought me one of the coveted parcels from the US. It contained some new punches and Tattered Angels mists. Couldn't resist playing with them last weekend, have to admit misting is an almost white spot on my map. Good thing I had covered the kitchen table in a good sized wax cloth and wore an apron. Don't think I have to say where most of the mist ended ... I bow in respect to thee fair ladies who can master the evil bottles!

First I sprayed the cardstock with water as I though I would get a water colour effect when spraying on the TA mists. For the background I used: Lavender Fields, Spring Violet, Timeless Lilac as well as Pashmina and Tattered Rose. I then zapped the whole page with my embossing gun to make it dry a lot faster. I like the effect of the little rivulets.

I also misted white gardenias in the same tones as the background and then generously doused them in heavy whiffs of Dazzling Diamonds. Too bad the shine and glitter doesn't photograph, it's really beautiful IRL.

Some dry painted Gesso around the area where I then placed my matted photo. Papers are Crate Portrait and Norwegian Vibeke Spigseth.

Lately I have seen both Julie Winks and Larissa Albernaz print their photos on canvas. The print gets a really fantastic dreamy blurred quality which I love. So that's what I did with my photo too.

First I printed it on regular printer paper to see where on the page the photo placed itself. Then I just used double-sided tape on top of the printed image, cut out a square slightly larger than the photo from the canvas and made sure the patch was well stuck down. After printing it out I simply started pulling off threads from the edges to get a shabby look, stitched it onto the matting and unravelled most of the stitching higgedly piggedly. Voilà!

The fussy cutting is from Prima Fairy Flora, all the blooms and embellies except the clock which is Girl's Paperie Whimsy, are also from Prima. The "fuzzy" white threads under the lace covered button, are torn off from the muslin that I have used under the photo.

For my second layout, I started by stamping haphazardly around the edges of a white cardstock before I stitched it onto black cardstock. Then I misted randomly with TA Coral Reef, Marigold and Lemon Grass to get a background. Tiny splatter in Aquamarine and Dragonfly.

The matting is a mix of Prima, Crate, and from my stash. The teal punched bit at the bottom is misted in Dragonfly and Acquamarine. Photo is from the same family do as in my above 56A but this time it is the little sister of miss T who's hugging little missy W.

The large Prima daisy was originally white and is misted in all the above red and yellow hues. Brad is from Danish Tilda. The white heart pin is a kind gift from fabulously talented Leeann Pearce (thanks darling!).

I will definitely be experimenting more with the mists, perhaps dressed in my rain jacket and protective goggles!

Ahem, thanks for your patience and for bearing with my longwinded intro. xxx


  1. Beautiful blog! All of your pages are so gorgeous...you are a natural with color!

  2. Eila they are absolutely perfect, like I said on TCR the canvas printing just works magically, great blog by the way!
    Milagros C. Rivera

  3. Just this morning, I was wondering about when you would start blogging and viola, here you are!!! Telepathy across the continents or plain coincidence - YOUR BLOG ROCKS! I love the look.

  4. oh i'm so glad to be back into scrapping again! i missed it so - i actually did this color palette but didn't manage to get it online fast enough i'll do it before the week is out though. love your layouts! beautiful as always

  5. GORGEOUS!!! Love the first one...is magical!!! I love the photo on canvas, I will try later! and the misting..wow, love everything!!! The second is Beautiful, too!!!! Ahhh the models are very pretty!!! I'm so happy that you have you own blog, here you'll see me often!! Hugs and kisses!!! :)
    ps. Congratulations on The Sociality Team is perfect for you...you're very sweet and kind

  6. Just beautiful Eila! love all the misting too...Congrats on returning for the Socialitesand all the new girls

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving so many wonderful comments, I appreciate it very much. So glad to have you as a virtual friend. One day I'll make it to Sweden :)

  8. absolutely beautiful Eila...love the techniques used in these two layouts and you are just one amazing and talented artist. I am so loving it...totally! How I wish I am there in Sweeden and knock your door and say "can you please teach me" LOL....

    Well, I will definitely coming again.

    Hugs from Malaysia