Monday, 27 August 2012

2 pages for CSI case file # 34 and a new Polish brand

Hello hello!

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;

And of course the delish printable coordinates that our Michele Singh has created for us;

It is really such a shame when we see absolutely gorgeous pages uploaded in the member gallery but cannot vote for them as they lack any hint of journalling and quite often also a description of what evidence has been used.

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".

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 The background paper is from Swedish Maja Design. The fussy-cut details are from Authentique.

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This is Emelie, my stepdaughter. She is a studio camera man/person with the Swedish Television.

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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.

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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 ;))

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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";

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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 Kind and generous owner Aneta Mencel sent me papers from their first collection called Summer and Latte. Lovely soft hazy colours.

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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.

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The cute felt/lace/button clouds are from Charm's Creations in Australia. Absolutely adorable! Scrunched-up pages from an old tattered book.

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A chippie vine with oodles of different mists and mediums on it.

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Another cute cloud from Charm's Creation.

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Wouldn't be an Eila page if it didn't have Prima flowers on it.

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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


  1. Great pages and lovely colours! Love the glitter details and the distressing! You have such an eye for detail! Gorgeous!

  2. Fantastiska detaljer och ditt användande av olika färg medium är fantastisk. Jag som egentligen inte gillar guld älskar det på dina layouter och funderar allvarligt på att jag också behöver inhandla lite guldfärg ;)

    Kramiz Maja

  3. These are both beautiful Eila - I especially love the heart on the background on the first one! so gorgeous! Hope all is well dear friend!

  4. I'm not sure what you thought was wrong with the first's my favourite!! Although they are both beautiful and I love the story of the second one.....sounds like a perfect day :0) How lovely to be sent papers to play with and what beauties they are! Stunning use of wet mediums....always makes me laugh that phrase....I see a soggy psychic in my mind's eye!! Have a happy week x

  5. Both are just fabulous! Aneta will be very proud to see how wonderfully you used her papers:)
    Awesome pages!!!

  6. Your both lay-outs are absolutely stunning! You have such a wonderful style - it's always a pleasure to find out you have posted something new on your blog:)

  7. I've already said it on facebook but gorgeous gorgeous layouts!!

  8. I remember Emelie from your wedding pics. She's all grown up and working too! I love the first page, especially the delish heart shape. The photo in the second is beautiful and how cute are those clouds! Gorgeous pps, Eila and I adore the details :)

  9. How yummuy these pages are Eila! i didn't thinkmanything was missing from the first one just stunning love those specks of glitter- a gorgeous 2nd page and love the bird on the left hand side and not to mention that Prima goodness...have a great week
    Lindy xoxo

  10. Beautiful page again your steph daugther is a beautiful woman with a cool job.
    The next page brings a smile on my face love that title.


  11. Ayeeda is right, Eila You made wonderful pages, thank You ;)

  12. OH wow. Both pages are just wonderful. Love the close ups to show that gorgeous heart and the spots on the second are a fave. I am struggling with this case and here you have done two....clever gal.

  13. You are amazing!!! I love them all they are beautiful...and amazing captivating to look at....Indeed Inspiring!!! hugs...xoxo

  14. So creative right now my friend! Love the gauze under the flowers and all your free layering - I want to try that - I am scared though! I like the floaring look but I am used to adhering everything right around the edge!! I love the hearts around Emeline - she has a beautiful name & the most beautiful blue eyes. We all pour ourselves into work at that age - I hope it pays off for her while she has the energy to do it! And your second page is fabulous - love all the painterly effects & textures thereon.

  15. These two pages are FANTASTIC!!! The hearts on Emelie's page and that glass glitter are yummy. And then the page of your Hubbs - well, his knee :D - I love the airy, carefree feel. And those misted circles on the background are just right. Love also the birdie in his nest and the gauze underneath. Really really beautiful layouts!
    Kiitos mukavista kommenteistasi blogissani. Roomassakin VIHDOIN satoi aamulla ja luvassa on lisää huomiseksi. Oli aikakin, koko kesänä ei ole satanut ja maan- ja viininviljelijät ovat epätoivoisia! Onneksi ilma on viilentynyt, kukaan ei kestä 35 °-38° asteen hellettä viikosta ja kuukaudesta toiseen! En minä ainakaan!

  16. Just so beautiful Eila, I'm with Helena above and really really really love your bird, and how you have it nested, looks fabulous. I actually thought I commented on this previously, but may have not completed with moderation part properly! Oops!