Friday, 28 October 2011

TCR # 82 X-mas Wallhanger + blog hop at Colorful Krafter, US

It's Halloween in some parts of the world, in other parts like ours, it's just a regular weekend though quite a few shops are making their best to whip up some spooky feeling.

My colourful scrappy friend Rebekah in Florida, US is having a Halloween bloghop for the next 4 days. I'm sponsoring 3 full sets of Prima Alla + Prima Ledger 1 and Prima Ledger 2 papers for those who visit my blog and leave a comment on any of my posts. Then go back to Rebekah's blog and say you have been here.

Check out Rebekah's cool gargantuan crèpe paper spider HERE

Your next Halloween Blog Hop Stop is
Shelley ~ Scrappergirl

Friday also means it's release time for a new palette over at The Color Room. This week we're in Her Room with the beautiful colours Purple Passion, Sequin white with a hint of blue, Party Pink and Silver Bells.

This palette is another one of TCR's featured in the Swedish Magazine Inzpira Magazine ( which was released this week. It is a gorgeous Magazine and contains some serious eyecandy along with recipes and oodles of other yummy stuff!!!!!

These colours are really opposites of the traditional Scandinavian Christmas colours of red, green, gold, white and brown, but oh so pretty and so wonderful to work with.

This is what I came up with; a Christmas wallhanger that will be framed and hung in our living room in December.

All the papers are from Danish Tilda and a mix from a couple of different earlier collections. I never stop wondering how on earth the same page can have so many different hues depending on which angle I've photographed it or how close I've snapped the pic. I promise, it is the one and same page.

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Here I've used a resin decoration from Melissa Frances as my main central embellie. Under it I have two white feathers and a silver grey chiffon ribbon. Pink and purple pearls piled on top of each other (takes a really good and strong stone glue to fix that without all the pearls falling apart). Kaiser Craft doilies tucked in around and under the wreath.

Here you can also see the Pink Paislee Artisan music sheet paper that I misted in Vintage Pink and chalked the edges in Rosebud. On top of it is a doily paper in pale grey from DCWV. I cut off the central really pretty lacey bit and saved it for later.

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The chippie wreath is from French online store Embelliscrap  WHICH YOU CAN FIND HERE.
It is made on special order and comes in a creamy colour that can be altered as you like.

I put in quite a lot of paint work on the wreath; first I whitewashed it in diluted white acrylic paint. Then I dabbed it randomly with an ice blue dabber from my stash. Let it dry and then I painted it in Shimmerz Blingz in Winter Garden before white-washing again in diluted white acrylic paint. Let it air dry.

As finishing touches I smeared out Stickles Star Dust over all surfaces and then traced some lines on random leaves in Stickles Crystal. After that had dried, I smeared on my beloved "snow paint" on the tips of random leaves and when that had dried, I glued on Flower Soft in Polar White.

Lastly I glued on white semi-pearls and Stickles Silver before adhering the Pink and Purple pearls when the Stickles had dried.

The silver alphas are American Crafts.

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I used a circle punch but only half way in to punch out the inverted "scalloped" border. Then I matted the 5th paper layer in silver grey Bazzil cardstock before tracing the scallops with a scissor.

I used a glue pen to touch up the pearls before pouring glitter on them, some of the glitz stayed on the chiffon ribbon and sparkles really prettily IRL.

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And with all this sparkle and shine still fresh in your memory, we've come to the end of this post.

Thanks for your visit and for leaving lovely comment! Happy Halloween to ya all! Have a wonderful scrappy weekend!

xoxoxox Eila


  1. Oh my goodness - Move over Karola Witcszak!! Absolutely exquisite work Eila - must have taken you forever for all those layers to dry ... Love the sheer ribbon and the glitter and would love the name of the glue you used to layer up all those pearls - splendid job! Enjoy your weekend :)

  2. This is so beautiful your hanger the papers from Tilda are perfect for this and i love all your yummie details..COOL WORK!!!
    have a lovely weekend byebye,Lean..i am of to the forest tomorow.

  3. so much detail, the palette is just gorgeous. LOVE this to bits :)

  4. This is just so beautiful eila! I love it. I adore the detail and the shimmer and that beautifully sheer ribbon. You totally nailed the brief this week my friend!! :)) x

  5. Oh Eila where do i begin, your wall hanging is just absolutely beautiful must have taken a lot of hours to complete ...just read you just perfect for the palette this week sweets...

  6. Outstanding details Eila! I especially like those leaves.

  7. Hi Eila, this is so gorgeous, love all the detail, must have taken forever, lovely palette over at TCR, time is not on my side this week, have family visiting and loads to do, hope you enjoy the hop and weekend, Doreen x

  8. Hi Eila, sorry to disappoint regarding blog hop, just not enough time in the week, hope to take part next time x

  9. thanks for sponsoring the halloween hop over at colorful! haven't been to successful with many comments? you? gorgeous Christmas hanging! have a great weekend!

  10. Hello you have an interesting space,
    if you like the lyrics full of tenderness, poetry,
    I invite you to my spaces,
    happy weekend.
    a hug.

  11. OH YEAH !such a sweet Christmas wall hanging !awesome details as always !

    I'm off to a late dinner.will be back later!

  12. I love how you used these pastel colors for a Christmas project. It's unexpected, but it works beautifully.

    Also, I want to let you know that I loved your challenge at Scrap-it-Lah. Combining hand-stitching, fussy-cutting, and old book pages seems like a great way to add so much texture, detail, and interest to a page. Although I didn't get a chance to play along this month, the idea keeps sticking in my head. I will have to give it a go when time permits.

  13. That is going to look stunning in your living room! Beautiful!!

  14. STUNNING work Eila!! All those layers and the shimmery shine are devine!! Hope you have a great week :))xx

  15. These colors are so absolutely delightful! I must get back into the colorful world that I've been missing out on!! Love your project!!!

  16. Eila this is just so absolutely beautiful ! I love it. I adore the details and the shimmer and that beautifully sheer ribbon. Look so great .
    You are such a great artist you have a big talented and I just love to came here and inspired!!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Kisses and huges

  17. Oh Eila this is just absolutely beautiful! So eye-catching!

  18. Eila wow what a stunning Christmas creation.
    I just adore the way you used the colours and layers. Fabulous close ups
    Gorgeous work!

  19. Oi,oi,oi! Så nydelig!!! Kan tenke denne skal pynte opp hjemmet deres i desember :) For et fantastisk arbeid du har lagt ned i denne. Er helt imponert!

  20. So Beautiful, Eila!!!! I love it!!! It looks very delicate!!! Muakkk!!! :)