Monday, 16 May 2011

TCR #58 Laundry Day

Do I adore this week's palette over at TCR or what!! just up my alley! and here's Miss Marple speaking again, see what I mean ...

Buttercup, Eggshell Blue, Bright White and Woodland Green, it's like a smörgåsbord of wonderful, soft colours!

Some of you who've been around for a while, might remember that my MIL trained to become a nurse in the very early 1950's. This photo is from her photo album and has been waiting for the right colours and papers. By lucky coincidence, the postman had just brought me K&Company's latest paper reveal Watercolor Bouquet so the page more or less scrapped itself.

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All papers are from the K&Co stack, I handstitched around the borders of the yellow/white dotted paper and fussy cut the blooms at the bottom.

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The photo is quadruple matted first with a piece cut out from a BG lace doily, then with 3 pps from the K&Co line. Lately I've become rather fond of buttons, I thought the plain white and wooden ones remind of the ones used of old, they also evoke a feel of cleanliness to me.

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The mini clothes pins, the twine and the muslin tucked in at the bottom sort of go with the theme, as do the the buttons hung up to dry. I often find that twine has a life of its own, it never stays put where I place it. A tip I read on Leeann Pearce's blog (or did I hear it in a tutorial over at Lydell Quin's blog? I'm sure it was in a context with Hellmar, sorry girls, I've forgotten which) was to smear glue onto the twine, and then form it to a shape of your liking. I promise, it sticks where you've put it but make sure to work fast!

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And finally, here's a small tag with the torn off threads from the muslin. My journalling is allways at the back, the tag only states place and who's in the pic.

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Thank you so very much for your visit! I cherish all of your comments, they really brighten my day and are infinitely appreciated! Have a superduper week.

xxx Eila


  1. Beautiful work Eila! I love K & Co - just sad that they don't have a blog where we can participate with challenges, etc...Hope you have a wonderful week at work & that it is not so hectic now the rebranding is over :)

  2. fabulous homespun feel to this

  3. this is absolutely divine, Eila!

  4. Just popped over from CCG where I left you a msg. you are getting in to this blogging can hardly keep up with your postings LOL! This is stunning, must check out that challenge sometime soon, precious picture and love the tag with the journalling on the back, good idea. Just checked out close ups of your CCG layouts even prettier on here and love the white bloom on there, tks for the mention also. Take Care, enjoy the week, byeeeeee.

  5. Wow...your LO is absolutely divine!! Love the mini clothes pins and clever and appropriate for the subject. Also love the stitching and die cut flowers...your details are all so lovely and a really lovely design..

  6. Wonderful divine and beautiful layout love the feel of this one it was made for you ...
    Lindy xo

  7. Fantastic!! Looking forward to see your next creation. Talk to you soon!/Cecilia

  8. {sigh}... i made it!! been meaning to pop in since i learned you had 'found blogland' .. lol! i've just read most of your blog eila and i just adore your conversational tone. i can't believe it tho... i just did a lo the other day with texture paste and that same Crafter's Workshop template!!! hehe... i'm so pleased to hear about your new gig too {wink wink} ... so happy for you ;)) x

  9. These colors are so amazing!!!!!!!!!!! love love love your layout, those fussy cutting really really paid off, wowowow!!!
    and an inspector Morse fan eh? :) awesome, hee hee

  10. Awesome with the use of the new K&Co !!!
    Your attention to details is justimmaculate , my dear!

  11. Hi Eila! I was so excited to see this page on your blog today! You're right...the color palette works perfectly with the theme and photo. I also love the unique way you matted the photo! Doilies and lace paper are some of my favorite things to use, to add that bit of texture that makes the viewer want to reach out and touch the layout! Keep showing and sharing, because I feel I learn so much from you!:-)

  12. Gorgeous layout!! Love the layers and dimension and the way you have cut the paper/flowers. You have a really lovely handwriting by the way :)

  13. Hei igjen Eila og tusen takk for så mange strålende ord!!
    Blomstene har jeg kjøpt hos en nettbutikk her i Norge, så bare løp og kjøp!!
    Det er de absolutt vakreste blomstene jeg vet om og hadde jeg vært rik hadde jeg kjøpt hele lageret :D


  14. Eila, wow, I`m amazed at your beautiful details. Once again, this layout is fantastic! And thank you for the tips! ~Gerry~

  15. Hi Eila! Finally get to see your wonderful blog! Love this design w/ many gorgeous details. Thanks for stopping by!