Tuesday, 5 March 2013

C'est Magnifique March GD - "After Rain" and a sneak of a give away

Hi ya!

Talk about spring feeling today! Mild mild temps of +7C although a bitter wind but people were still standing against house walls with their faces turned up against the sun just like sunflowers seeking every ray of light they can get. Take-away coffee in their hands and it was obvious to anyone that Stockholmians are starting to feel something different in the air. 

Today I'm sharing the 5th and last page that I've created for my March GD spot over at C'est Magnifique.

A couple of the previous pages were mainly in orange, still a very challenging colour for me although I've warmed up to it over time.

Another two pages had more of the purple and minty green as well as softer hues of yellow/ochra with some muted blueberry blue mixed in.

This fifth and last page has purple, soft olive green, deeper green and minty teal in it.

Here it is - "After Rain";

It was the feel of the wet autumn branches in the photo combined with the delicious soft colours of the papers that set the tone for my page. An irresistible combination serving no other purpose than that of something really pleasing to my eye. 

The colours of the leaves and branches made me chalk the cut-off flourishes from the chipboard Symphony Border in a deep, rich berry hue touched-up with gold acrylic paint topped by a jewel.

Symphony Border 

Raindrops shimmering, hanging suspended on the verge of dropping inspired me to mist the circles and lightly touch them up in iridiscent medium. 

Products used: 


Embellie: Basic Grey: Serenade: Mini Envelopes
Embellie: Prima: Fairy Belle: Alphabet Stickers
Embellie: Prima: Say It In Crystals: Brown
Embellie: Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Symphony Border (instead of the butterfly)
Flower: Manor House: Winter Song: Snowbell
Flower: Manor House: Capri: Aqua

Paper: Magenta: Color Me Softly: Tea Garden
Paper: Magenta: Color Me Softly: Boscage Aroma
Embellie: Basic Grey: Serenade: Designer Chipboard Stickers 
Embellie: Prima: Fabric Butterfly Embellishments: Vintage
Flower: Prima: Cabaletta: B
Flower: Prima: Charlotte: Tiffany

My stash:  lilac lace and thin ribbon, mist, jewels, iridiscent medium, stamps, ink


Swedish Maja Design is releasing a NEW Spring collection called Vintage Spring Basics! Just look at the beautiful elements, birds, butterflies, floral branches and pretty scripts - totally droolworthy! It is so new that it hasn't even hit the Swedish online stores quite yet!

It will be my turn over at the Blue Fern Studios blog on Monday, 11 March when I am in London. I will then also share 2 of the 3 pages I've made here on my own blog. The 3rd page will be shared later that same week.

To celebrate spring in true Maja style, I will be giving away 2 sets of this new Maja collection to anyone anywhere in the world who leaves a comment on my next blog post of 11 March.

So more in my next blogpost - stay tuned!

Wishing you all a really fab week!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila 


  1. I love this LO it's one of my faves!! Love the photos! So calm and peaceful!!
    I'm so excited for you to go to London. I know it's one of your favorite places in the world. Enjoy every minute of your time there!!
    What an amazing giveaway I can't wait to see what you create and can't wait to get a hold of some of hose yummy papers. You never know. Lol. Maybe I'll win in one of these blogs. I saw Gabi has it too.
    Have a fantastic time.

  2. åååhhh..så vakker Eila!! So incredible beautiful!! Love the colors and all your gorgeous details! Loved the paint on the chipboard!
    Have a gorgeous time in London!

  3. Gorgeous lo E!!! just love the treatment of the background and the chippie, the butterfly standsout with the little drips of berry - love it ....such delish papers love the quality of Maja's papers one would be in heaven if they won this pack lol!!
    Have a great time in London even if it's mostly work my friend...xoxo

  4. Have a great time in London! Wish i could say I am just dropping in to London LOL! It would take over 1 day to get there. Well I love your layout, and congrats on being a GD at C'est! Your work is amazing.

  5. divine details - have a great trip!

  6. What a heavenly gorgeous page! It looks like your big bloom is just blooming off the page! Gorgeous!

  7. fabulous papers, love all the bling and that photo is beautiful, so it the layout, I love autumn too :)

  8. such a soft and pretty LO, Eila! love all rainy drops all over - one really feel wet weather when looking at your gorgeous creation...

  9. You are such a careful nature observer-so obvious when watching your works, how you merge every element into a perfect harmony scene!

  10. STUNNING layout Eila!! So happy to hear the sun is finally shining your side of the world!!! Have a wonderful weekend (in it hopefully>>>!)

  11. WOWEE! Love the gold chippie and the inspired raindrops. Have a super-duper time in your fave city, Eila :))))))

  12. Your blog is such a breath of fresh air Eila. I love browsing through your amazing projects! Have a great time in London - Its one of my fav cities too :)

  13. Have a great time in London travel safe... Today I wanted to pass on the Liebster Award to you and your blog. You are an amazing talent and completely deserve this small appreciation. Please see my blog post for the details xoxo

  14. STUNNING!!!!!!!!! hope you have a wonderful trip my dear! Thansk for always being so kind and thoughtful to your fellow crafters! you are a true gem my dear!

  15. Completely gorgeous! Love the background work and beautiful details!

  16. Simply stunning! Love your chippie work!