Saturday, 1 December 2012

GDT at Polish

Good morning!

It's Saturday over here in my parts of the world and Stockholm is dressed in fluffy white. The mercury has dropped to about -5C which is kind of nice, just cold enough to make the snow crisp and not wet and soggy. It's snowing still, but now the flakes are drifting and swirling gently through the air, not chucking it down horizontally as yesterday.

DH has left for his business trip to Dhaka/Bangladesh and the household is quiet after the hustle and bustle of last minute preparations. First some chores and then back to my scrappy nook in the afternoon!

You might remember that the fabulously and awesomely talented Polish multi media artist Ayeeda aka Aida Domisiewicz sent me a generous pack of her own paper collection called Frosted Life some time ago. I am sure we will see many more designed by her in the future!

I was already creating a page with her papers, just for fun and just for me when Aida asked would I want to be her weekend GDT over at her blog Of course I said yes!

The post has just gone live on -  HERE is the link to the announcement.

Here is the page I made - "Winter";

 Winter 1000px main

 Winter - 2

 Winter - 3

 Winter - 4

 Winter - 5

Winter - 6

 Winter - 7
This handsome man is my husband's paternal grandfather, Melker was his name. The photo was taken sometime in the 1930's.

 Winter - 8

 Winter - 9

 Winter - 10

This paper is called COLD WALL;

And this one is called MOON DUST; 

Yummie brick work on COLD WALL - 2;

The next one is called STARDUST;

FOUND IN THE SKY has yummie options for fussy cutting and layered detail;

Papers used are:

I mounted everything on watercolour paper.

Backing paper used is the brown paper from the back of Cold Wall. 

Second layer used is the teal blue paper from the back of Moon Dust

Third layer is the vertical centre strip, which is the front of Cold Wall

Cut out bricks from Cold Wall - 2 

Behind the photo in addition to book pages, kraft papers, Prima packaging and a lace doily are: 

Stardust - the top left pale blue square at the back used for the 3 pennants 

Found in the Sky - the top right floral square at the back 

Other products used on the page are: 

Corrugated cardboard, Gesso and modelling paste 

Prima and KaiserCraft stamps , Prima key, Prima flowers 

Prima glittery vine, Prima pearl centres, Prima resin bird 

Silver star and small accordion bloom from Norwegian Tilda 

Prima gate mask on acetate, cut up and used in 3 places; on the far left, on the top pennant and under the floral cluster 

Bubble mask from The Crafters Workshop 

Iridiscent glitter, Snow texture, Stickles in Diamonds, Gold acrylic paint 

Pale pink, mint green, and brown chalk

Talk about celestial yumminess!! what tempting names and so appropriate for a winters day!

With this frosty image I wave bye bye for now and wish you all a weekend by the pool/at the beach, in your garden or why not, shoveling snow from your drive way!! First of advent tomorrow and we light the first candle of four. 

Off to do some Christmas shopping! Will be back on Tuesday to share my page for CSI case file # 48.

Toodelipip! xoxox Eila


  1. Oh Eila you've done such an amazing job with these papers - just delish! What an amazing layout you have created. The Texture is divine!

  2. I will say this again and again - your page is so beautiful - just spectacular! Thank You again for creating with my papers such amazing project:* xoxoxo

  3. Beautiful page in typical "Eila" style with a precious picture! What more can one ask for?

  4. Wauwyyyy this is so stunning cool taexture and have been from the street when you where making this....dutch saying when you have lots to do in house or at are off the

  5. Gorgeous layers, awesome mixed media techniques. Really beautiful Eila!

  6. Your LO is excellent!!! Have a nice weekend :)

  7. What a gorgeous layout!!! I love the "snow" you've created- just amazing :). She was wise to ask you to guest- your talent is incredible :D~!!!!


  8. It's so stunning Eila You did a fantastic job. I'm always Impressed with all the layers and the techniques you use

  9. Just stunning Eila. Love, love that paper collection. Your page is packed with frosty goodness and glorious textures. You make me want that paper too.

  10. Gloriously icy!! Love the 'snow' it looks fantastic. Happy shopping x

  11. so gorgeous! you showed these papers beautifully!

  12. A magic winter wonderland page, the papers looks divine and fun to "play"
    with and I love how you have turned these papers in to this gorgeous LO :)

  13. Oh my, this is such a magical snow lay-out with a wonderful vintage touch. I just love your beautiful maskwork.

  14. Stunning page eila!! absolultely gorgeous!

  15. I just love vintage photos, and this one of grandfather is so divine, he looks like a strong man.... love the colours and textures in the background.. so creative are you. :) Thanks so much for all your blog love...... love reading your comments... hope you have a nice few days scrapping while DH is out of town :) have a good week :)

  16. MY goodness, Eila, these papers look good on have done such an amazing job here!! I love the overall frosty effect you created with all of your mediums to match those papers so well!!! What a fantastic vintage page..I just love it!! Congrats on the GDT, they are lucky to have you, for sure!!!

  17. What a divine and beautiful layout Eila... the texture Amazing!!! Great composition too... totally delightful to look... You are amazing!! And I really like the vintagey style on this layout!!!! You always amaze and inspire me.... thanks for that.... wooohooo enjoy your shopping!!!... hugs....xoxo

  18. WOW!!!! *samlar upp hakan från golvet* Eila detta är nog det vackraste du gjort! Å då gör du alltid vackra saker =). Så frostigt härlig och helt magiskt vackra detaljer och allt glitter och färg... förstår inte hur du bär dig åt.. Fotot är också läckert till denna sida.

    Kramiz Maja

  19. Stunning vintage LO Eila.. adore how you've used the papers and your snowy winter textures and layers look amazing!! Hugs :))

  20. I can not stop revealing more and more new details, that I've never used in my projects. thank you for the inspiration, great job with this papers, I have to try them too

  21. Stunning layout! Your work is beautiful!

  22. Sooo beautiful Eila!!! Just stunning! The layering is excellent and details so very gorgeous, with that super photo! I love your work! ;-)

  23. What a gloriously beautiful page Eila! Absolutely fabulous!! Such beautiful layers & glittery wonders. The texture is amazing. Enjoy your winter wonderland :) Here we are still having a lot of Summer rains and flash storms which are rather frightening but fortunately short-lived...

  24. Amazing page, Mrs Eila!!!!! loooooove it!!! the dimension and textures are exquisite!!! and the vintage photo is awesome. Congratulations on the GDT spot!!! Hugs!!!xoxo