Monday, 26 September 2011

Les Papiers de Pandore - Autumn Glory

Hello week!

Hubbs and I thought we had been invited for coffee at a friend's place on Saturday afternoon and were looking forward to some rich scrummie cake. Our friends have just moved into a fabulous apartment on the 8th floor with views over Stockholm and had asked some friends to come over. As it turned out, the coffee was a bucket of Cosmopolitan and the cake had been swapped for cocktail canapées. Ooops! not exactly in the habit of knocking back cocktails at 3 o'clock but when in Rome ... Ha ha I'm sure you can guess the rest!

Last Friday didn't only see the release of new palettes over at TCR and CCG, Julie Blanc also posted one of my pages on her blog Les Papiers de Pandore. Here's a quick post to share that page with you.

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The papers are of course LPdP. I cut out the leaves from one of the pps from the autumn 2010 collection and doused them heavily in TA Glimmer Glaze in Pink Tutu. It made the leaves curl up and gave them a fantastic shine, the heavy coating also pooled at the edges which gives a beautiful effect IRL.

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Faux stitching to give an effect of the leaves twirling in the wind. I also double stitched the border in fuchsia and silver grey.

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I printed out the photo in several copies and fussy-cut the leaves and the cress flower, which I then stacked in different layers with popdots to give a 3D effect.

The chippie window I first painted in white acrylic paint and then "dirtied" it with different shades of brown before dabbing randomly in Adirondack Snow Cap. Repeated the whole thing several times till I was happy with the result. This is something I learned in a tutorial by "Willea" over at Dusty Attic.

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The bricks were made with my belowed "snowpaint" which is like Gesso mixed with very fine grained sand, and a stencil.

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Alphas are BG Hello Luscious, as are the fussy cut leaves in the cluster of Prima blooms. Some TA splatter in purple and lilac hues finished the page.

I have another intensively busy week at work, a big conferens is coming up and we are in the final stages of putting the details in place. Wish you all a great week! Ciao!

xoxoxo Eila


  1. beautiful work again and a stunning page..lovely stitching and faux to...beautiful word for the chippie frame is so cool.
    have a lovely week to byebye,Lean

  2. Sounds like a fine afternoon indeed Eila. Your page is so unique, loving the leaves and the frame and the colors look awesome.

  3. lovely page indeed, love the bricks and what a fun layering and dimensions. Thank you for your lovely comments over at my blog and I hope this comments finds you well. Hugs, Yuzz

  4. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the mix. The closeups are fab! Those bricks are really neat looking.

  5. Waouh.. this page is stuning.. LOVE this!

  6. You know I adore this page Eila - STUNNING!!!! In every way - my FAVOURITE of yours EVER - I am just IN LOVE with it!! Oooh hope you enjoy your busy week & your conference coming up :) Take care & don't forget that SIL goes live on Saturday & you can share your layout as soon as you want thereafter :)

  7. Awesome job Eila!!! I especially love the brick work.

  8. STUNNING, AWESOME EXQUISITE !!!!! this piece is all of these ..... love it .. hugz x

  9. oh pops of orange! my heart is all a flutter! hehe it makes my eyes get big and my head spin that color! :) the brick stenciling is very cool! my fav is the window frame! love all these wood frames you get! i've looked into them a bit $$ but they really make a page don't they?! i might just bite the bullet and get a couple think i could totally justify spending cookoo amounts on our wedding album (which i'm going to start showing in 2012- and have already spent tons on!) i know its kinda far off in the blog world.. but i want to finish up the macy monday layouts and honeymoon ones before i start into wedding Wednesdays! yup that's what i'm doing probably all of 2012. really works well for me having one day i post something - like you do with the color room on friday. its something i can look forward to visiting and seeing on your blog.. maybe that's what everyone does and it just takes me a month of sunday's to catch on.. anywho can't wait to start getting your opinions on all our wedding pictures and how i scrap them. of course you're always so sweet yet honest that's what i love about you! i'm planning 3 different 12x12 albums dedicated to the wedding. 1st would be the DIY part including all the planning, shopping and projects i/we did to prepare for our big day. album 2 is the wedding ceremony and album 3is the reception so there are hundreds and hundreds of pictures so i will take the full year i'm sure to scrap and show them all! well i'll be gone for a while (out of town) so i'll se ya around the blog hop! take care and enjoy the beautiful fall weather you're having out there!