Sunday, 9 June 2013

Blue Fern Studios June Sketch - "Onnenkoski Bridge" and Winner of my PHM bloghop prize

Hello hello!

My blogposts are coming fast and furious for a couple of weeks, quite a few challenges that went live simultaneously on 1 june.  Thank you so much for coming back and leaving so many beautiful comments! I am afraid I have very little time for visiting at the moment, everything works at a mad pace up till midsummer (21 June) when Sweden slows down.

First I'd like to announce the name of the winner of my PaperHaus Magazine SUMMER DELIGHT bloghop prize below;


*drumroll* ...  CONGRATULATIONS to ...... Kasha Gray aka MANDY ZIMMERMAN!!

Simply gorgeous Eila! I'm already a follower! Thank you for sharing!!!!!

I was so overwhelmed by the number of comments that I asked DH to pull a couple of extra names. He loves to be asked to do this bit, pulling a name from the box and seeing my happy face. Don't we all have THE most darling hubbies!

This extra RAK goes to ...

beautiful layout,loved all the details,especially those pebbles. loved how your coloured all the chipboard elements. iam your new follower.

 My 3rd and last RAK goes to ...

So so beautiful my dear friend. I love your LO. It's so serene. 

Ladies, I'll pop your prizes in the post if you send me an email with your postal address within a week from today. My email addie is:
Today I'm sharing my take on Blue Fern Studio's June sketch. First the beautiful sketch itself, as always designed by the ever talented Michele Singh who also designs the BFS chipboards;

BFS_sketch June2013.jpg 

The main feature of the sketch is one of the Page Chains

Page Chains 
Page Chain (074929)

Here's my take - "Onnenkoski Bridge". Onnenkoski is the name of a place in southern Finland. The photo was taken by the Finnish photographer, the photos of whom I am allowed to use on my layouts. 

All papers used are from Fancy Pants' collection "Winter Wonderland". Just proves how versatile the reverse side of most collections is. Not a snowflake in sight!

Fussy cutting/die cuts are from MME, Prima, KaiserCraft, Meg's Garden and Polish The ScrapCake.

I wanted to achieve a rusty feel to the chain, also mimicing the moss growing between the stone blocks of the bridge.

I first painted it in lime green acrylic paint before misting it in muted red and then randomly swiping Lumière acrylic paint in Metallic Rust over the whole chain. Then I used Winsor & Newston Glass Beads Texture Gel in lumps here and there. As a last step I dabbed the glass beads in brown ink and rusty red. Me thinks the result us kind of cool!

I will be back on Tuesday, 11 June with one of my last DT pages for Blue Fern Studios.

Thanks ever so much for coming by and for your loving support!!

Toodelipip! xoxox Eila


  1. I was leisurely scrolling down admiring the cool RAKs and lord and behold I see my name out there under the most beautiful white flowers and a window I don't have lol. OMG Thank you so so much!! such beautiful flowers!! and perfect for SATW. Regarding you LO just love love the treatment on that chain, the texture is stupendous!! and love the composition of the flowers with the bridge and all the lace trims. It looks amazing!!
    Thank you so much my sweet friend!!

  2. Beautiful layout. So many gorgeous layers and I love that little Japanese bridge.

  3. How divine is this page, just lots of eye candy - love the technique on the chippie too!!! have a great week xoxo

  4. Gosh, how gorgeous is this! There's so much to look at: lots of lovely layers and details. I really love the hexagons in your design!

  5. hei Eila, kommenttisi blogissani sai minut hymyilemään..minä olen aina miettinyt, että puhutkohan suomea ;-)... nyt sekin sitten selvisi :). such a beautiful layout and fabulous photo. wish you a wonderful Sunday!! hugs, Sanna

  6. Totally divine - gorgeous work!

  7. thanks so much for your comment on my blog the RAK is indeed a surprise to me. Thanks so much. Lovely layout with gorgeous flowers and details.

  8. Weeeeee!!! Thank you, thank you Eila!!! I was packing for vaca and thought I'd check my messages.....What a great surprise! Your layout is simply gorgeous!

  9. Congrats to the lucky ladies especially my main girl KT!! Beautiful layout Eila!!! Despite your hecticness ATM your work is as beautiful, detailed & layered up as ever!! Sure you can't wait for Summer & some leave :)

  10. I misssed the hop - but GORGEOUS project!

  11. Congrats ladies for your wins!!! And Eila your layout is stunning as always... so inspiring indeed!.....TFS my friend... hugs...x

  12. Very Beautiful Eila! I love the way you use all these gorgeous and captivating photos on your pages. xx

  13. Slowly catching up with your posts...each page is a feast for my eyes **SIGH**