Tuesday, 5 July 2011

CCG 198 "U1253" and something summery just for my pleasure

It is the second day of my summer hols and I've spent a couple of days making a frightful mess of our kitchen after a weekend of sleeping, sleeping, eating and sleeping again. Finished my take on CCG 198 this evening - Janet's prompt is to use something vintage. I heard you, something vintage coming up!

First the palette itself so you have the colours fresh in mind. The DT call allowed for brown, black, white and craft to be used in addition to the four colours of the combo. Am a bit hesitant about whether it still applies, went for some additional brown anyway.

I did find the Retro Red rather challenging, but I managed to squeeze in hints of red in the Prima jewel branch and a touch of smeared out liquid pearls on some leaves. Not near any Retro Red though.

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The inspirational photo made me think of what the US in the 1950's and 1960's stood for; dreams, hopes, everything is possible, super fridges, super markets, super malls, hamburgers, jeans, checkered shirts, music, and freedom. Rather than concentrating on an actual 1950's car, I thought of the feeling having a car gave MIL and SIL in 1952. The freedom it gave them and the feeling of a bright promising future.

This is MIL (to the right) and her best friend Inga (to the left). The same Inga that I scrapped in my CCG 175 "Memories of Inga", another summer around the same time as this photo was taken.

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The papers are all from G.C.D. Studios Ella Blue. Fussy cut layered flowers and some Primas and Maya Road trinket leaf pins. The brads are from a local store, have no idea what brand they are.

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Oh heavenly bliss! the much longed for postman arrived this morning with a padded bag from Australia and in it were my precious chippies from Imaginarium Design. I simply HAD to have some of it on my page! First I painted it in white acrylic paint, then I smeared on some TA Glitter Glam in Esspresso Bean before applying some dollops of something that is like Gesso mixed with very fine grained sand. Then a squirt or two of TA mist in Sand to finish off the look. Me likes it big time!

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Here you can see the third layer of paper the edges of which I have folded over. IRL it gives a really neat effect of almost a shadow box, adds wonderful depth. I have also applied liquid pearls around the rim/frame of the whole page.

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Delicious Imaginarium Design chippie corner!

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Have to show you a close-up of the alphas. They were originally craft and I misted them in Shimmerz Concrete several times before I glazed them. "U1253" stands for the number plate of the car.

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Oh happy days indeed!

While we're on the summer theme, I also made a page just for me. But because Blogger is suddenly having issues again, I cannot upload the pics. I will try again tomorrow.

I thank you dearly for staying with me this far. Your comments are truly precious to me, thank you so much for any you may want to leave!

Have a fantastic week! off to feed the felines of our household or else they'll be up to some mischief for sure.

xoxoxoxo Eila


  1. wauw lovely page you made again and yes there is some red in it..hihihi...Love all your details and details pictures for us..thanks....The chippies are yummie tO!

  2. Oh love the background paper and all those lovely layers you certainly have the way with layers,love the photo too!
    Have a great summer hols you deserve some time off
    have a nice week
    Lindy xo

  3. Amazing details eila!! you are the queen of fussy cutting and i just ADORE your attention to detail. Enjoy the rest of your holidays my friend... hugs xx

  4. STUNNING! Your work is so beautiful...detailed..just wonderful. ENJOY your summer break :o)

  5. Wow I still haven't played with the Imaginarium chippies, what a glorious work you did with it, the LO is just precious!

  6. love the corner details and those hot pink/red flower details coming out of the flowers! very cool!!

  7. Just ADORE this page Eila!! Your layering is amazing and I just love your fussing cutting! Enjoy your holidays :))xx

  8. Oh wow...totally gorgeous! Love the way you've altered your chipboard and your layered flowers are magnificent. Your layout is so dimensional with so many lovely layers and that photo is fabulous!

  9. Adorable page!!! love all the details....Beautiful!! The photo is perfect for this challenge. enjoy the summer!! a Big Hug!! :D