Happy glorious weekend to you all!
Yesterday I sent off my boss to Barcelona, Spain where THE major event of the year in our industry takes place next week. The week leading to her departure was insane, so many details to coordinate and to have confirmed before she left the office. Have only begun to breathe normally again and can actually eat a meal in a longer time than 4 minutes flat.
Today I am taking hubby out for lunch and later in the week we are both having a day off from work, just the two of us spending the day together without mobile phones or emails.
Am also so happy to say that my jury speech at the Office Professionals Award gala dinner last Monday went really so well. It was a magical evening with some top rate Swedish artists performing. I cried when one of the guys fell down on his knees before the winner and starting singing "Unforgettable" - the wonderful wonderful song that Nat King Cole used to sing. I just say GOOSEBUMPS!
Now on to the release over at The Color Room where we have reached our 99th palette! so next Friday is a milestone for sure.
It is the last week of Swedish Maja Design's sponsor month, and once again Marie has incredibly generously donated fabulous papers for the DT work with. The palette is based on the collection called "Life by the Sea.
We are working with yummie colours like Caramel Sand (pale orange), Sky Blue, Burgandy Beach Hut, Deep Sea Blue.
And here's the inspo photo and sweet sketch by Lydell Quin:
There is something deeply ingrained in the Nordic soul that makes us love and yearn for wide open space, for moments of solitude away from the crowds, watching the ever changing water of the sea and feeling the soft rounded cliffs of our shores.
Mother Nature has her firm grip on us so no wonder the papers of the collection really spoke to my Swedish-Finnish self and this is what I came up with.
First the left page, and then the right page separately.
I fussy cut the fish from a paper from KaiserCraft Hunt & Gather before mounting them on acrylic. The muslin was misted in 3 different blue colours and my hands were a colourful testimony for 3 whole days.
These photos were taken by my friend K last summer and are from Sweden's east coast up north. The name of the fishing village is called "Rönnskär" which can also been seen above the pics.
Shabby weatherbeaten banners, a very typical sight in the archipelago. The small compass is from Australian online store Meg's Garden.
I cut out triangles from linen fabric and then stapled the paper banners on top before sandpapering them and picking threads from the linen.
And then the right page:
The photos were taken by my friend K and show the harbour of Rönnskär.
A generous blob of stone glue and then finegrained sand poured on top. Let it dry completely before giving it a squirt of TA glimmermist in Sand.
There's to give you a feeling of Swedish summer in the archipelago! many months to go before we can sit and drink our coffee to the sound of lapping water, seagulls soaring and the tug tug of fishing boats.
Lots of mundane things to be done today but somehow feeding the dish washer and going grocery shopping actually feel soothing this particular weekend, just normal every day stuff.
Enjoy your weekend wherever you are! take care of yourself and your loved ones. Toodelipip!
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