Last weekend also brought CSI case file # 32. Just look at these absolutely delish colours!
I'll confess immediately, my page did not come about easy breezy! I started off with the background work falling in place very nicely, and then catastrophy struck - a MAJOR booh booh! as a result the colour of the misting in both clusters is way off the teal in the palette. I'm nowhere near here but honestly couldn't face starting all over again.
Here's my page for you. As much as I adore what Finnbair does, this is not my personal attempt at her unique style. I simply had to pile on stuff to cover the booh booh. Have to admit I quite like the result of the accident and will no doubt be experimenting à la Finnabair.
The photo is by a Finnish photographer. I have her written consent to borrow the photos that she has on her web as long as I specifically point out that they are not mine. I apologize in advance for not sharing the link to her website as I will be using quite a few of her shots on my pages and would like to keep the momentum of delightful surprise.
The inspirational words for my page are "calm" and "seek" and the testimony could be said to be about a beach trip, or rather having lived by the sea all my life.
I have written many times how ingrained the love of Mother Nature is in the Swedish (and Finnish, and Norwegian) soul. In times when my life gets overbearing and the demands almost suffocate me, I always seek out a quiet and calm place by the sea. The gentle lapping of water or the sound of ice moving in winter, the seagulls going up up up with their wings gracefully stretched out catching the winds and not a single person in sight is heavenly to me. There I sit doing absolutely nothing but letting my soul catch up with my breathing and the thumping of my heart until I have reached balance again, ready to take on life with a smile.
Not exactly the beach trip that comes to mind when seeing the prompt perhaps, but beach can be a smooth, round boulder in the archipelago as well as white soft sand by any of the Oceans.
I silhouetted the seagull and mounted it on foam dots to elevate it from the photo. Do you see the white feathers tucked in just below the wingtip?
My evidence are all the wet mediums that I have used, as well as the water colour paper that is slightly textured. I have also used lace and gauze.
(I have absolutely no idea why this photo looks so weird with a blanked out white area on the far right, it sure doesn't look like that in my computer or Flickr or when writing this post )
Maya Road make some really delicious cream, velvet covered resin roses, I use them a lot as they are so handy and can be misted.
The exquisite lace that is at the bottom of this cluster is a gift from lovely Mitra Pratt in the US. It really is heavenly delicate IRL. Thank you darling! I am happy to report our kitty cat is one spunky and energetic boy now. Mwah!
The bottom cluster seen from another angle.
This part is my personal fave, must be something about the shape and how the pearls are nesting.
I finished my page by touching up everything very very lightly with gold acrylic paint.
And with that we've reached the end of my post. Thank you warmly for your visit, I always love reading your comments and treasure each word deeply.
Have a really great week all of you out there! see you on Friday.
Cheerio! xoxo Eila