Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Winter Warmth CSI Case File # 24

Hello friends near and far, happy Tuesday!

Scandinavia is counting down to Summer Solstice, or as we call it, Midsummer which is on Friday. An occasion as celebrated as Christmas over here. Poor tourists who are in Stockholm this upcoming weekend, not a Swede in sight and so many restaurants closed.

Last Friday was release day over at CSI, the 24th case file can you believe it!

First the palette and prompts.

And then the beautiful coordinates created by our talented Michele Singh.


My take looks like this.

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The only thing I could think of when I saw this week's palette was something really cold but also very warm; snow/ice and mulled wine! I also remembered seeing a really cool and cozy photo on a Finnish site that I had to find again, and I did!

So lots of shimmer, silver accents, sparkle and gesso were the things that I chose as evidence and then some masked/molding pasted circles/dots and a few pops of red.

My journalling is from the Queen's Meme and nothing personal at all. CLICK ON THE TEXT AND IT WILL COME UP LARGER.

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Molding paste/masking + Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium + dito Glass Beads Texture Gel + Stickles in silver. Stamping in the palest of pink chalks. Also smeared out the same pink and some silver grey chalk randomly along the borders, and smudged it out with my fingers.

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The red dots are liquid pearls.

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More of the Iridescent Medium on the lace and the flowers.

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Prima goodies everywhere of course + beads and jewels.

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A couple of more days of work and then an extended weekend yay!

Thanks for your lovely visit, hope to see you again!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. beautiful page Eila! :) awesome background! :)

  2. Så nydelig! Og det så virkelig både varmt og kaldt ut!
    Håper dere koser dere til helgen, under midtsommer.
    Her i Norge feires det ikke så veldig som i Sverige (dere er motsatt av oss på midtsommer og nasjonaldagen)
    Men helg er det da like fullt :)
    Ha en fin kveld

  3. Såååå nyyyyydelig! Må være ein av dei finaste vintersidene eg har sett!

  4. Beautiful page again Eila.Love your messy work looks so cool.Yes its not a warm start of the summer .

  5. Hi sweetie! here is super hot and you page refresh me...Very Pretty page!! love the background and very interesting journaling.
    So good that you will have a long weekend.
    Enjoy the holidays! Take care dear!
    A big hug!! xoxo :) :)

  6. Oh Eila this is eye popping gorgeous dear friend certainly has the WOW factor love it to bits all all the mediums just add some lustre to the page and thos super doper red dots, all in all super eye catching
    have a great long weekend
    Lindy xoxo

  7. Eila, this is breath-taking .... I sat and looked and tried to work out how you done all those amazing, delicious embellishments. Each time, I found something new to feast on! Love it!

  8. Absolutely fabulous and here we´re beginning winter season!

  9. Wow Eila, the soft palette, the little pop of red ,the perfect amount of texture and stunning details, all so breathtaking, love it all!

  10. What a wonderful lo! Love that pic and the texture here! Looks fab!

  11. Love the little touches of red you added - the alphas, itsy-bitsy circles and the gorgeous picture. The background looks so subtle and yet so rich in details. Awesome work, Eila :)

  12. Lovely pages you have here! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

  13. such yummy texture and awesome elements here Eila .... you have created such a beautiful take on the palette .... love that photo .. perfection x

  14. Stunning Eila!!! Such gorgeous shimmery texture on here and that mulled wine looks rather delish!! :-)

  15. Oh how lovely!!! This is perfect! I always want to play along there... one day I will! :D BTW - thanks so much for the congrats at the 2 Crafty blog - it was lovely that you called me a friend! :D

  16. Wonderful page, I love this fish and glitter flower ;)

  17. Oh, how amazing is this, Eila! The sparkle, the shimmer, the awesome journaling! Love it to bits!

  18. Wow Eila you are a total inspiration to me! You are such an artist you should be creating giant canvases and selling them!! Totally stunning - really I am just speechless...not to mention ashamed of missing three posts!! So sorry, have to do it all in the day now as I can't work late anymore after the break in, and with 4 kids off school and a maid gone AWOL I'm feeling rather harrassed at the moment!

  19. So much yumminess all on one gorgeous layout. Always love your work & this is no exception. Love it. Cheers Di xo