Hello, me again!
Monday was a grey and overcast day, perfect laundry day and pottering around at home doing a little of this and even less of that. Had to log on to my office email and swoosh it took me like a nano second to be in work mode again. Not good at all for the old ticker! Good thing I only had to fix a couple of minor things before I could close the lid of my lap top again.
As I mentioned in my previous post, CSI case file nbr 29 was released just before last weekend. I'll be quick about it, here is first the case file itself;
If only some people would invest 2 minutes in actually looking me into my eyes and saying something nice like a "hello, what lovely weather we have" they would be surprised to see that I can smile and that my eyes crinkle up when I do that. They would see them filling with tears hearing about a sick pet or poorly parents, they would feel that my heart breaks to hear about how their co-worker was laid off and my boss was the executioner. Still, I AM NOT MY BOSS nor do I make the decisions in our company. I am human! I have feelings! and no I am not a replica of the iron lady Margaret Thatcher (yes, I can hear you gossiping in the kitchen) - I am just me!
OK enough of the kitchen gossip, here's my page "Some Call Me Margaret Thatcher";
The papers are a mix of Echo Park and Norwegian Tilda. As you all know, I love flowers in any shape or form. I am the ultimate old-fashioned romantic and I adore pretty things. No I don't wear the florals myself, nor do my clothes have frills or flounces, I'm far too practical for that. But I do splash out on my pages!
This photo was taken last summer, it photographed rather weird on my LO making my face pink as a lobster. Never mind. I've tucked in a square of Swedish Maja Design's paper from their Vintage Summer Basics collection in the layers of matting.
The words "Margaret" and "Thatcher" were pasted down with matte gel. The gel is invisible IRL and the stickers stay put absolutely rock solid. Hate it when stickers come undone because the glue isn't strong enough at the back of them. That itty bitty thread spool is part of a gift from beautiful Lean de Reuter! Mwah!
Love this big calico bloom from Precocious Paper's Etsy shop where you can also find the cute felt and button circle. The cream doily is from Leeann Pearce's Etsy shop.
Got the idea of layering seed bags on chippy chicken wire from a local store where they had pegged some on real chicken wire. I made the seed bags from kraft paper and fussy cut details from a Tilda paper.
My evidence this week are the weathered look of the chipboard, sanding off paint from the papers and placing the sead bags, butterflies, flowers, embellishments and the matting at different angles.
The watering can is also from Tilda.
Plenty of bulky chunky layers in there.
Always after a longish period when I have created bulky and multi-layered pages, I feel the need to make flatter pages. However, I have come to terms with the fact that I will never be a truly crisp and clean scrapper nor master the skill of white space. Clean for me is frightfully busy for someone else.
As Echo Park is the July sponsor of CSI, I also made a second page using their papers. Here's "Summerfun in Turkey";
The design of my page was inspired by elements from both C'est Magnifiques July sketch, as well as a couple of sketches by Susan Stringfellow, one of which is nbr 91. Thanks for giving my mojo that much needed inspiration!
The testimony for this page is the top 10 list of Miss M's summer delights. It is very much alike many other children's: icecream, swimming and strawberries. Could easily be 10 of each and make a top 30 list! On that list is also her pretty swimsuit, they start young our next generation of fashionistas tee hee :))
The little doll in the photo is Miss M, little sister of Miss T, both of whom I have scrapped many times before. It was taken last summer on their summer hols in Turkey.
Another fabric bloom and felt'n button centre from Precocious Paper's Etsy shop. The dimensional sticker "girly girl" and accordion bloom are both from Crate Paper.
Raided my stash and found this long-forgotten pearl swirl from MME.
This butterfly is really ancient, goes years back. Still have a couple of packs left of them, somehow they are a little bit too big to fit in on my pages.
My evidence for this page are the rolled papers and the striped bands around the rolls.
And that's it!
Thank you ever so much for taking the time to look at my pages! Am so happy you wanted to pop in for a visit!
Toodelipip! xoxo Eila