This Tuesday has been absolutely wonderful, sunshine and the mercury has been hovering around +-0C, a bit of a bite in the air but not bad at all. Shops are starting to dress their windows in Christmas themes but the big "window dressing" Sunday is not until the last Sunday in November.
Back to scrappy business.
Time to share my OCTOBER Prima BAP with you. The colours I have used are quite a bit darker than those I normally use. I've mixed several different collections on this one. Here it is, I've called it "Dusk":
The photo belongs to Miss Kelly Faber, who lives in Wellington, New Zealand. The one and same young lady whom I scrapped in both my October Prima PPP and my TCR # 136 that you can see in my previous post. The photo is from Mahia Penninsula, New Zealand. Just look at that sky painted pink!
Very subtle script embossing in white.
As quite often happens, very nice splatter or background work gets covered up by everything that I pile on top.
The Prima 2012 CHAS flowers are all just delicious, very very pretty. I've been re-stocking several times since the release.
Last weekend also saw the release of CSI case file # 45. Another mega inspirational and gorgeous release! Quite somber and subdued colours. The theme is still something "home".
And the absolutely gorgeous printable coordinates that our own amazing Michele Singh has created for us.
THE SCHEME (USE ALL 5 COLORS)
- Lodge - medium brown, taken from the brown pillow - 108.81.62
- Abode - cream, taken from the wall - 247.239.220
- Domicile - off-white, taken from the sofa - 253.250.243
- Hearth - taken from the tray on the table - 205.192.186
- Sanctuary - grayish green, taken from the green pillows - 183.178.146
EVIDENCE (USE AT LEAST 2 ELEMENTS)
- book pages
- silver metal accents
- lantern/lamp accents
- vintage text element (e.g. ephemera)--inspired by that poster in the background
- textured paper
- mostly cardstock with one patterned paper
TESTIMONY (USE AT LEAST 1 ELEMENT)
- Document a favorite room in your house. Include details about why you love it.
- Weave a tale (inspired by woven furniture) - Write your journaling so that it sounds like a tale.
- Choose a prompt from here to write about your family.
- Add a button to your journaling spot.
- Include several family member's perspectives about your topic.
- Inspiration Words: family, comfort, home--use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title
Both the stone/cream/off-white and checkered cream/white background papers are from Swedish Pion Design.
Can anyone guess why this is my favourite spot in our home? with the exception of our balcony of course, I'm talking indoors.
My cozy nook surrounded by light from the windows, something to put up my feet upon, a fleece blanket and a big cup of coffee and then something to read. Here I can relax, listen to music and have visual contact with most parts of our apartment. Really so nice to sit and muse while hubbs is doing whatever he's doing close by and the cats curl up either in my lap or on that white bench that can be seen on the far left.
The evidence that I have used are; bookpages, silver accents (well these cogs were kind of shiny before I smeared gesso on them), ephemera and lamp accent (I used Tim Holtz light bulbs at the bottom of my page, next to the wooden Prima ticket).
Prima packaging and fussy cutting from packaging too.
As always when I have used lots of strong colours, I feel the urge to use milder hues and if I have used quite a bit of mixed media for a period, I feel the need to go back to my roots i.e. work with paper.
My next post will be on Friday when I will share my OUAS November page with you. It is time for the release of OUAS Team B's pages on 15 November Australian time. A page that I dare say has all the acoûtrements of a classic Eila page.
Till then, have a really really great rest of the week!
Toodelipip! xoxo Eila