Hope you all had a really great weekend. Saturday was absolutely beautiful here in Stockholm, hubbs and I visited MIL together with my stepdaughter Emelie who left for 7 weeks' of filming for the Swedish Television in Greece this morning. Sunday was wet and more wet, the crash bang boom of the thunder scared the living daylights out of us all.
Promised to share the 2 pages I made for CSI case file # 34, first the prompt;
ALL three challenge elements HAVE to be met or else the entry cannot be considered for a feature.
OK, next my first page that I've called "Sweet Heart" with the subtitle "Work, Eat, Sleep".
The background paper is from Swedish Maja Design. The fussy-cut details are from Authentique.
This is Emelie, my stepdaughter. She is a studio camera man/person with the Swedish Television.
The glass glitter from Melissa Frances is the green colour of the palette. Here are 3 different wet mediums; modelling paste, gold acrylic paint and something I don't know the name of. It comes in a small tube and can be used to glaze anything. I used it in Straw and Snow White.
I took myself the liberty of changing the wave shape, to a heartshape made with these wet mediums. I also made a lace bow instead of a ribbon bow.
This young lady works a lot and says that as her hobby is her profession, she really doesn't need to relax in the traditional way. She says that working gives her all the relaxation she needs, and eating and sleeping is a necessity to be able to do just that.
My oh my sweet heart, you just wait 10 years and then it'll be the other way 'round ... Been there done that myself ;))
I wasn't quite happy with this first page, something was missing but I couldn't figure out what. So I made another one and this time it felt just right.
Here's my "Doing Absolutely Nothing";
The print background is from Authentique's collection Fresh, but check out the cluster to the left and all the papers under the photo!
They are all from a new Polish brand called Studio75.pl. Kind and generous owner Aneta Mencel sent me papers from their first collection called Summer and Latte. Lovely soft hazy colours.
The evidence that I have used on this page are wet mediums again, stripes in the washi tape and birds.
OK, I think the reference made in the title is pretty obvious checking out this photo. It's my DH's pant leg with a pine cone perched on his knee. You can spot one of his feet, waves and I think I see a grass straw down there too. What does DH do to relax? is the catch question.
I remember this Sunday, the last really warm and sunny day in August a couple of years ago. We took a spin out to the coast (takes 10 min by car for us) with a pic-nic basket and just chewed on a grass straw, counting the clouds and listened to the gentle lapping of the waves against the shore. A perfect day of nothingness and still filled with so much. Time wasn't important that day. So my inspirational words were definitely relax, breeze and free.
The cute felt/lace/button clouds are from Charm's Creations in Australia. Absolutely adorable! Scrunched-up pages from an old tattered book.
A chippie vine with oodles of different mists and mediums on it.
Another cute cloud from Charm's Creation.
Wouldn't be an Eila page if it didn't have Prima flowers on it.
I will be back in a couple of days with 2 pages for Meg's Garden.
Till then, have a really great start to the week!
Toodelipip! xoxo Eila
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