It took me quite a while and took many nudges from friends near and far, before I finally took the step and started this blog. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed, it's already a year since that first blog post!
Cause for celebration in other words!
I have 3 give aways;
the first one is a collection pack of PinkPaislee's Indigo Bleu + 1 speciality pack of Green Tara yellow/white fabric flowers
the second one is 3 speciality packs of Green Tara fabric flowers in peach/orange/cream + pinks/white + teals/white
the third one is a paper kit of My Mind's Eye's collection On The Bright Side
What do you need to do to win one of them?
Leave a comment on my blog + become a follower or confirm that you already are a follower. If you post about my challenge on your blog, come back and leave a second comment leaving me the link, you will have a double chance of winning!
I will keep this challenge open until midnight Thursday, 17 May Swedish time.
We are all united by wonderful colourful ties no matter where on earth we live, so of course anyone is welcome! I will post the winner on Saturday, 19 May.
Does anyone recognize the colourful, warm, funny, giggly and über talented mixed media mega star that stands in the centre of this photo in a fuchsia apron?
It sure is NAT KALBACH!! it's me on the far right, behind me is Ulrika Blomqvist and to the far left is Eivor Larsson. Both Ulrika and Eivor are on the DT of Swedish Pion Design.
Nat, Ingvild Bolme and Christy Tomlinson had workshops in Stockholm over the weekend and I was having a ball playing with colours and mediums in Nat's two workshops. You will surely see me use more of the stuff in pages to come!
Now over to the new CSI case file #18;
Leaves of Green - a dark olive-y green taken from the darker leaf - 108.105.0
Spring Leaf - a light olive green taken from the lighter leaf at the top - 185.179.105
Growing Gray - a pale gray taken from the wall - 239.234.230
Orange Blossom - a vibrant orange taken from the top center flower - 227.150.18
Apricot Blossom - a peachy orange taken from the lighter parts of the orange flower to the left of the lady - 241.192.123
EVIDENCE (CHOOSE AT LEAST TWO ELEMENTS)
Webster's Pages Bloomers (or other similar product)
twist something (as inspired by the stem)
bling (as inspired by her jewelry)
TESTIMONY (CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE ELEMENT):
Journal about the growth of something or someone
"Grow" your journaling by writing more than you generally do.
Journal on a flower-shaped journaling spot or add a flower to your journaling spot.
Use journaling strips as stems for flowers.
Inspiration Words: growth, extreme, bloom
This is my take, I've called it "My Heart Is Home To Stay".
Nobody would guess that I have used 10 different mists in addition to gesso, modelling paste and stamping on my page, but here they are:
The photo is of DH on his birthday some years ago, hence the pink pubblies and rose on his lapel.
That luscious oversized flower is from Manor House Creations. I misted it in a soft soft hue of pinkish golden.
This textural swirl under the big cluster, was made with modelling paste and this chipboard flourish that I smeared in a thick layer of the paste before pressing it down onto the white cardstock.
and lastly, the journalling that also set the title for my page. I SUGGEST YOU CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GET A LARGER IMAGE IN CASE YOU CANNOT READ THE TEXT.
You are truly brave and patient if you have made it all the way down here and I want to thank you warmly for bearing with my ramblings again! I promise I have come to the end now ;))
Have a soupah doupah week my beautiful friends!!
Toodelipip! xoxox Eila
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