Friday, 19 August 2011

TCR #72 Mamma and two cards for Les Papiers de Pandore

Hello dear friends near and far, once again it's Friday which means release time over at TCR and CCG. The 15 August challenge was also released some days ago at UOAS, and as always the DT have created stunning pages.

Here is the palette with Deep Dusty Pink, Light Minty Teal, Pale Lilac Grey, Pastel Olive Green.

These colours were initially really challenging for me. However, Julie Wink's amazing class "Layered Layouts" at Miss Art's Papercrafting School set my mojo moving in the right direction and once I had started, the page more or less scrapped itself. I actually also made a sequel to my page while I had the steam up, I'll soon show you this second TCR page ;))

Those of you who haven't discovered Miss Art's yet, boy have you missed something! Headmistress is wonderful Alyssa McGrew and the list of teachers is like that of of Oscar nominees - truly star spangled! You will be taken directly to the school if you click  HERE

So after a rather longwinded intro, this is my take on TCR palette #72:

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The lady in the photo is my MIL, it was taken in the mid 1950's.

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The backing paper is by Danish Tilda. I started by washing it in a thin coat of Gesso and misting it in TA Golden Walnut and Suede. I also flicked on some drops of the same mists. Then some script stamping on the left.

The butterflies travelling over the page are cut out from a paper by Swedish Pion Design.

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The chippie frame is from French online store Embélliscrap, I chalked it first in Chestnut Roan, then in Glacier Ice. Under it is a dotted paper from Tilda that I cut in the same shape as the frame.

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The mauvish flowers are snipped off from a Prima carnation vine, the brown rose, lace and pearls are from my stash. IRL the lace and pearls almost hover in mid-air, took quite a bit of work with my glue gun to get the effect.

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Some torn muslin tucked in under the layers and some liquid ink in champagne poured in rivulets. I think the pebbles with the bird and rose are Basic Grey Curio.

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Another close up of the layers. Some more cut-outs from Pion Design and something little from the K&Co Flora & Fauna ephemera pack.

I had a couple of birthday cards up on the blog of Les Papiers de Pandore on Wednesday 17th, sorry for the delay in posting it here. Julie uses a different blog motor than Blogspot and it seems that the twine are not compatible why photos on her blog simply don't show on mine. Really annoying.

First a typcial Eila card with lace and a flower.

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The white lacey layer under the flower is German scrap from Australian online store Maxine's Melange. It comes in a long strip but I cut out sections and layered them under and around the Prima silk bloom.

Have to admit I've totally forgotten if the chippie flourish is from Maxine's or Imaginarium Designs, that's really bad of me.

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And the other card:

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The chippie cup and pot are from KaiserCraft. I misted some muslin in TA Sunflower and tucked in under the pot. Then some torn out threads from the muslin that I misted in TA Sand and Suede and placed above the cup to mimic steam. The resin apple pin is from Leean Pearce's Chip Chop Shop.

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Tack så mycket för besöket! as we say in my lingo when we thank people for their much appreciated visit. So lovely to have had you for a peek, thank you warmly and hope to see you again!

Wish you all a wonderful weekend! xoxoxo Eila


  1. OMG Eila i think you found your mojo the TCR page is stunning loved it the moment i saw it well done my friend...Miss arts ia a wonderful inspiring site to visit can't wait to see next month classes...just simply love your cards. Max has the most glorious things and another gorgeous lady and so so talented like the famous Mrs Winks
    Have a great weekend
    Lindy xoxo

  2. this is so the idea of putting misted muslim cloth as a steam...this card is total gorgeous!

  3. Cool work with the palette love the layers and technique..sweet vintage photo[sorry mom]and yummie details.The cards are beautiful jus a beauty for the eye!!!
    Have a lovely weekend i think they promised us some my brother and his fam is on holiday at your country....byeee,lean

  4. Beautiful work Eila, great background on your layout, beautiful photo. I like the textured paste that you have used and coloured and I can see you have been doing some dribly paint as Beautiful cards as well.

  5. This is simply stunning, from the butterflies to the cluster of flowers to that magnificent photo. What a beautiful page.
    And your cards are just fabulous. I so wish I could make cards like that.

  6. Hi Eila what an amazing heritage layout,really so elegant,your card is fabulous and the last card with those wood?? laser cuts is so amazing.Fantastic projects!!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Så vakker LO av din svigermor!! Nydelig med blomster/blonder/perler som står ut og så lekkert med sommerfuglene du har klippet ut!
    Det øverste kortet var fantastisk lekkert, så enkelt men likevel så gjennomført nydelig!
    og den søte kaffekannen da - herlig!
    Ha en fortreffelig helg!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous projects as usual!! Did you paint on the background of the layout, or was the paper printed that way? Either way it's gorgeous! I also especially love the card with the teapot, so cute! I definitely need to find time to head over to the CLR & participate again!! Thanks for the inspiration :)


  9. YES!!! I love these! the chippies are wonderful! I MUST get me some! your projects this week are divine! Mojo is in the house.

  10. Eila, TCR siden din er helt utrolig flott!!!! Så sart og nydelig! LOen er så flott oppbygget, og har så mange nydelige detaljer. Du er så flink :) Og kortene dine er små mesterverk de også. Helt nydelige! Ha en god helg, søte deg :)
    Klem Brit

  11. stunning TCR page ... absolutely stunning and exquisite .... all of these projects are awesome ... that Miss Arts sounds intriguing ????
    big hugz x

  12. Wonderful Eila! Yes I did look into Miss Arts Paper Crafts & actually had an e mail chat with Alyssa about it & am going to sign up at the beginning of September for a month & see how it goes. I'm in the mood for a bit of studying/playing/experimenting. Am over chasing the next challenge...Wow your layering is totally superb in that layout & your attention to detail is quite immaculate! I love all the painterly effects, particularly the rivulets of shimmery paint - amazing...Your cards are very beautiful too & I particularly love the idea of the steam emanating from the cup - veeeeery cool indeed. You certainly pay attention to all the little details. Do you follow Gabrielle Pollacco's blog? She has an awesome clay tile tutorial that I really want to should check it out...I think it just may appeal to you :)

  13. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the teapot card, Eila! The MAMMA LO is exquisite. I think I will scraplift it one of these days :)))

  14. look at all those fabulous layers!! if alice in wonderland was a magical fantasy land of scrappers you would be "queen of layers". yep! i said it - you would walk around instead of hearts all over you.. you would be chop full of paper, ribbon, gesso & misting layers.. how wonderful a queen you would be!

    thanks for popping by my blog - been busy lately! tons on my mind with the blog hop and school starting up this week and well last week was not only the last week of summer it was our vacation AND my birthday! thanks for all the birthday wishes! it was glorious! hehe we stayed in a super fancy hotel with the most stunning master-sweet and alex said it was the fanciest hotel he's ever been in! haha funny kid {he never saw our honeymoon hotel - wowza!} anyhow, this master-sweet had a massive jacuzzi tub in it! jets and all - i ask you who needs downtown disney, universal studios and seaworld when you have a jacuzzi big enough to fit the whole family.. in your hotel!! we almost stayed an extra day.. just to have more time in the tub! yay! but alas back to school shopping (and some serious scrapping) was seriously calling us back home!

  15. What an exquisite page and beautiful cards, Eila! Those layers on that page are just amazing, and all the beautiful flowers and butterflies and trims and those floating pearls...oh, and all the misting. So many beautiful details on here. You have outdone yourself!

  16. Wow! What a gorgeous lo Eila, just gorgeous! Your cards are wonderful as well!

  17. I so love your background of your layout..the gesso, misting, stamping and spills of gold ink looks incredible! The pearls, lace, flowers and the lovely layers are so beautiful. Whoever receives these cards are super lucky..they are simply divine..great design and details..really so special.