Friday, 10 August 2012

The Color Room # 123 - "Threads"

Friday oh happy Friday! don't we all just love it!

With so many unexpected blog posts of late, I'll make this one short and sweet..

The Color Room released it's palette # 123 this morning our time. Ingvild Bolme, our Guest Designer for August, has of course stunned us all with her page featuring the palette! The colours have got some punch to them; pool blue, vibrant raspberry pink and leafy green. Instead of a 4th colour, you have a choice of your own to use flowers, ribbons, or/and chipboard.

Here's my take, I have called it "Threads" and will be pretty obvious why as you see the close-ups :))

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The majority of the papers are from Norwegian Tilda.

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This is MIL, the photo was taken back in 1952. All her life she has been sewing and mending stuff, thought it would be kind of appropriate to use her photo on the page.

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Instead of ribbons, I used lace. Used a Crafter's Workshop mini template and Mr Huey's Opaque White mist for the lacey pattern. Looks like brodérie Anglaise to me.

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My darned sewing machine blew up on me earlier in the spring and it hasn't recovered miraculously since. It does stitch, but the thread just jumbles up at the back and nothing is left to show on the front. So I though I'll just stitch the holes and leave the sad stitching as it is.

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While browsing on Etsy, I came across a lady that does the most adorable pin cushions. That's where I got the idea for my page from and that little padded pin board that I just stuck haberdashery to. I dressed a square of sturdy cardboard with some canvas and made the teal/white checkered strips the same way.

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And that's it !

Before I leave you, here's a peek at the next CSI case file that will be released this evening US Eastern time/midnight European time/Saturday morning in Australia:

With this I wish you a really great weekend!! be good, take care!!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Lovely LO and I can't wait the next CSI to be published! Seems just like "my" colours!

  2. Oh wow. That is just beautiful. The mix on the pin board is sensational. I really want to see this IRL and touch it and look at every detail. You never cease to amaze me with your talent.

  3. Så läcker och det är detaljer till tusen som jag skulle kunna kika på i timmar!! Du är så kreativ och inspirerande.

    Kramiz maja

  4. Oh this is really beautiful, and I love all the sewing themed embellishments you have on this layout.. a lovely tribute to you MIL!!

  5. Love the way you tied together all the sewing/ dressmaking embellies. Precious picture, Eila. Thanks a zillion for all the sweet messages you have been leaving for me for the features. Aren't you the sweetest!
    XOXO Hugs from India

  6. this is so beautiful Eila!! love all the details!!

  7. Wow, such an amazing take on this colour palette! Your layout is totally gorgeous. I love how you combined vintage with a colourful twist.

  8. Oh Eila, you have totally taken my breath away with this one! The layering, colours and detail is superb. I adore the 'pin cushion' are so clever my lovely :0)
    ps Tunisia was 46 in the shade....too hot for me! Off to pack for another weekend away now....looking forward to having my some time at home and getting some scrapping done next week!

  9. Amazing page Eila!! Wow you have been so active this week! I've enjoyed my cappucino this morning and a chance to get through all your beautifully vibrant posts!! It must be the Summer Holidays that got your mojo into full-blown overtime action!!! Very inspirational indeed. Have a wonderful weekend and week and thank you so much for the phone call. I just loved chatting with you. I have no scrappy friends IRL to talk to about it and my family are enthusiastic FOR me but not WITH me so it was such fun to have that time with you forgetting about my sadness and being able to have such a soul to soul chat - you are a wonderful, wonderful friend xoxo

  10. So gorgeous, Eila! Your layers and details are just glorious, as always. The colors are so beautiful, and I love that you've combined all this wonderful color with heritage pictures!

  11. Your layout is such a work of art Eila full of the most wonderful layering and textures. :-) xoxo

  12. Wow! This is just stunning! Love the amazing amount of detailed work with the sewing motif!

  13. Wow, so beautiful, Eila! Love the layers & textures..and all the other gorgeous details. There's always so much to look at on your it :)

  14. how beautiful is that!!!!! to me all that million pieces put together so beautifully is simply mind-blowing thing! amazing project!

  15. Beautiful as always Eila. I hope I can find some time to play along this week.
    Cheers Di xo

  16. Jag gillar verkligen när man kan sitta och titta en stund och finna nya fina detaljer hela tiden! Urläcker sida! Kram!

  17. Fantastiske detaljer på layoutene dine, Eila! Jeg bare fatter ikke hvordan noen klarer å få inn så mye på en side samtidig som bildene fortsatt er i fokus! Griselekkert!