Cannot believe how fast time flies, it's Friday again! This week has been a combo of working on scrappy things that I cannot share with you yet, and the outings in summer Stockholm that I so love.
It's time for the release of palette #68 over at The Color Room, a pretty pretty palette of Raspberry Pink, Beige Bisque, Bubble Gum Pink and Bamboo Blind.
As I've been working on purging my stash since last week (my mini nook taking shape slowly but rather nicely), I've found many long since forgotten treasures but also lots of stuff I cannot understand I ever bought in the first place. The backing papers for my layout are from DCWV Lace and Linen. The resin guarland is from Melissa Frances and the chippie title is from a sheet of words that I found at an online store called The Craftz Boutique in the UK. You will find the link to their online store further down in my post.
*giggle* as you can see, I was into the pink mood already last week when I made the birthday card for my MIL.
The photos are of little Miss M whose acquaintance you have already made in previous layouts. The pics were taken on midsummer 2010, I just love her facial expression so full of excitement and concentration. The kids and adults were having an egg race and M is working hard on keeping her egg in the spoon.
The raspberry pink cut-out flowers are from Danish Tilda and the pink&white stripey matting is from Inkido. No handstitching this time, instead I used black faux stitching around the photo.
The cluster is full of Prima goodies. I brushed some TA Glimmer Glaze in Pink Lady on the petals of the big beige flower. The creamy pinkish "leaves" at the bottom, are cut-out from the DCWV stack Lace and Linen, I added some Liquid Pearls in White Opaque. The tiny green sprig is cut-out from Anna Griffin Francesca. A Maya Road trinket leaf pin and a birdie from K&Company Flora & Fauna.
The chippie ferns have very quickly become one of my faves, I first bought them from Australian company Maxine's Mélange, you can find them if you click HERE. Unfortunately it seems they are sold out at the moment but they normally renew their stock in a while. I have also found them in the UK at The Craftz Boutique, you will get to their online store if you click HERE
Stuck in at the top of the cluster is also a white crackle painted chippie frame that I cut into half, the other one I chalked in Chestnut Roan and put at the very top of the page above the title. Thanks Nat Mae over at Imaginarium Designs for the tip on how to make chippies last!! You can find their gorgeous chippies in their online store Seriously Scrapbooking if you click HERE. Beware, shopping there is seriously addictive! cannot live without my chippies now, even if buying them and paying import tax and customs fee make a substantial impact on my bank account :))
Here you can see another absolutely gorgeous chippie frame from Imaginarium Designs. I painted it first in white acrylic paint before touching it up heavily in Shimmerz Blingz Bubble Gum. I just love this pretty frame with its flourishes and the birdies.
Love the romantic and soft papers from DCWV. I matted them in two different shades of brown cardstock. Both are misted in DA Creme de Rouge + Tattered Rose + Sand + Suede. The rub-on quote is from KaiserCraft and the buttons are from DoodleBug and BG.
On 3 August my very dear scrappy friend Lindy in Brisbane has a very special birthday. As she has confirmed that the postman has delivered the card I made for her, I can share it with you already now even if we are foregoing the proper date. Considering the fickle post service, I wanted to make absolutely sure the card would reach her in time and sent it rather early.
The teal/blue papers are from Inkido, the little maiden is from Melissa Frances and the rest is either Prima or from my stash. I won't say Happy Birthday yet though!
And so we've come to the end of this post. Thank you dearly for having a peek! I would love reading any comment you might want to leave me.
Wishing you all a glorious weekend, take care! xoxoxox Eila