Glorious glorious spring how I have longed for you! Had the balcony door open yesterday and the most heavenly birdsong was heard. Elsa and Alice have started waking up at 04.00 a.m. because it gets light then, while Max our sleepy boy very sensibly stays in bed for some more hours.
We have a semi bank holiday coming up on Monday - Valpurgis - and a proper one on Tuesday, so we're in for yet another treat of an extended weekend. Valpurgis is celebrated just like Guy Fawkes in the UK, with a big bonfire although we don't burn any rebel on the stakes. It's in celebration of spring! Hubbs is taking me out for a BBQ dinner out on town.
This longing for lighter and warmer days is impermeated in the Scandinavian soul, no wonder with 5 months of nothing but darkness and winter. This longing is also the theme for my TCR #108 page that I have called "Waiting For Summer".
First the palette and inspo photo:
It is the last week of Manor House Creation's sponsor month and they have once again very generously donated flowers to the DT. Here is my page:
I found the photo on internet. This is a typical winter sight, although the quaint and cute little wooden houses are not the typical buildings of our cities. These houses can however be found in smallish country
The backing paper is from Swedish Pion Design's new collection called For Mother. The subtle lace pattern is really lovely IRL but here it looks just kraft or beige.
In the top cluster I have used 3 MHC flowers, the top one has a fantastic silvery glitter to it. The pink one in the middle was white to begin with, but I missted in a couple of soft pink shades.
The green one in tulle was more lime coloured, so I misted in Olive Vine to get a more muted hue.
Brick stamping from Prima and border stamping also from Prima.
The new Blogger and I really don't like each other, I find it a lot harder to use than the old one. So annoying when it takes a lot more time to get the same result. Grrr!
I gave the chippie lamp post from Dusty Attic a random coating of white acrylic paint for starters and then misted it in black and slate gray before adhering dollops of grainy snow paint and Stickles. I have to admit I like the effect.
Here's a close up of the cute little doll houses.
I used a big clock face mask and really thick slabs of molding paste as I wanted the pattern to show really well. Misting in Sand and a soft pink shade to bring out the pattern some more. Some fussy cut roses from a paper from Meg's Garden that I had sitting on my desk.
An old Prima floral corner swirl under the bottom cluster, a lovely postal strip stamp from our second sponsor over at TCR; Stamp-It-Australia. The brad is from a local store. The tiny itty doily was bought from Leeann Pearce's Etsy shop Chip Chop Shop and the white German lace is from Meg's Garden.
More MHC flowers, the big nougat coloured velvet bloom (love the stamens on that one) and the small lime tulle one that I misted in Olive Vine. The pink roses are from KaiserCraft.
The Swedish scrappy magazine called Inzpira features TCR palettes but this week they kind of caught us unawares publishing a palette that we had no idea was being published. So abrakadabra! Lydell had to release an extra unplanned special edition palette this week:
I have only now started pulling papers for this and have no idea whether I'll come up with anything. I do love seeing other people scrap these vibrant happy colours but the colours don't come easily for me. Might have to add another forbidden colour to the palette just to make it work for me. More of this later.
Time for a refill of my coffee mug. Lovely having you popping by for a peek! Take care and have a wonderful weekend all of you.
Cheers! xoxox Eila