Friday, 21 June 2013

Prima MAY BAP - hello Midsummer!

Hi there!

Hope you're having a beautiful autumn or splendid prelude to summer wherever around our good Mother Earth you are. Stockholm has definitely notched up its summer feel. Today is Midsummer's Eve, the lightest day of the year when day and night are almost one.

I feel as light as the fairies dancing in the meadows at midnight, like the butterflies fluttering over buttercups and daisies, like the sunshine and lapping of water against our shores. Life is good, life is blessed. Thank you Prima for having me as one of your GDTs 2013-2014! Dancing also for all the talented, amazing friends on their new DT - here's to you all - CONGRATULATIONS!

About time to share my Prima MAY BAP. Here's a reminder of the sketch;

2013 May BAP 

and my take on it - "Ye Old Mill"

A mix of old and new collections on this one. That's what I think is so amazing with Prima's collections, you can mix and match them with a fabulous result. Everything just goes so well together!

Papers used going from bottom and up:

Fairy Rhymes
Sun Kiss

I will let the photos speak for themselves. Misting, masking, pearls, lace, twine, gesso, acrylic paint used throughout my page.

Here I've also used the ornate top piece of the Blue Fern Studios Layered Bordeaux Frame.

The base is Prima Ingvild Bolme Edge Chalker in Dark Bark. Then layers of Mister Huey's in "Water Cooler", TA "Patina" and acrylic paints in Sky Blue, Peking Red, Pumpkin and Gold.

Bordeaux Layered Frame 
 Layered Bordeaux Frame (075261)

Photo of the old mill courtesy of my fave Finnish photographer.

Listening to an amazing young singer, for those of you old enough to remember the British singer Mick Hucknall and the band Simply Red, this is a young version of Mick. Amazing voice! check him out on YouTube:

I'll be back in a couple of days to share the two projects I made for the Prima MAY PPP. Till then, toodelipip!xoxox Eila


  1. I hope you will have a wonderful Midsummer's Eve! My aunt and uncle moved to Sweden last summer and this will be their first Midsummer's Eve. I'm excited to hear what they thought about it :)

    Your lay-out is absolutely amazing! I really love the grungy feel to it and the combination of colours!

  2. Wow wow wow Eila!! What a beautiful layout rich with gorgeousness!! So many wonderful detail to look at and just ABSORB!!! Stunning my friend!!

  3. Congrats on your guest spot! Your work is beautiful!
    Here in the US we don't have a day like that. It must be fascinating to be somewhere where the night doesn't fall. :)

  4. congrats on your guest spot, you are going to do fabulously :)

  5. Stunning layout! Congratulations on your GDT spot! Your work is so beautiful, it's no surprise!

  6. How wonderful! Stunning layout & huge congrats on your GDT with Prima!! Super woop!!!!

  7. Awesome work!!! Love this layout!!! You have such a great talent! :D

  8. once again, dear Eila! it is defiantly great news but I will honest with you - I really expected to see you on the DT. I wish and hope that for you for next year - you totally deserve it!
    your LO is stunning and as always full of whimsy and character! love it!

  9. Först måste jag ju säga grattis här med!!! Så himla glad för din skull fast nog tycker jag att en av er kunde fått bli fast DT ;) Denna sidan är hur cool som helst! Jätteläckert arbete med alla detaljerna! Hann aldrig med Maj utmaningarna men hoppas hinna en i juni. Tiden bara försvinner så här års? Kram!

  10. Eila, I am always stunned by your incredible amounts of detail, texture, and amazing use of color - this is absolutely amazing!!! What a gorgeous piece of art!!

  11. I love this layout!! its full with color and textures and compliments that beautiful photo perfectly!! hope you had a great weekend and a glorious Mid summer even celebration.

  12. Beautiful layout , Eila with stunning layers and textures!
    Huge congrats on your GD spot with Prima....that is fantastic news!
    I hope you are enjoying your summer and midsummers eve...that would be amazing to experience! Here in Australia we just had the opposite...the shortest day of the year with the least amount of daylight - midsummers eve sounds so much better! Lol

  13. Eila, how incredibly beautiful this is!!! I just love the layered richness and depth of beauty on this page!!! Pure deliciousness, your work is amazing!

  14. Beautiful page my friend!!! oh so much richness and colour and the treatments are just heavenly...hope you enjoyed the Midsummer Eve...xoxo