Saturday, 6 July 2013

Scrap Around The World July challenge - close-ups of my page "On Wings of Love"

Hello weekend! hello summer holidays YAY!

Breakfast out on our balcony, cats lazily lounging around our feet. Boy does the coffee taste better than ever! Going from Mach3 to the cloppety clop of a horse-drawn wagon is heavenly. I so need this break.

While I was away earlier this week, Scrap Around The World (SATW) went live with our July challenge. HERE is the link to the reveal.

And here are also the gorgeus moodboard by Keren Tamir and the yummo sketch by our resident sketch designer Julienne McKenna-De Lumen;


All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in ANY way) & use our sketch as your starting point. 

The above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry -you also need to mention that you are playing along with the current challenge at Scrap Around The World & link up to it please.

You have until midnight, 25 July 2013 EST to play along!

And here is my take on it - "On Wings of Love";

It is deceitfully simple but IRL there is a massive amount of very subtle transluscent background work applied.

I immediately fell in love with the ornate gables, the shimmering gold & the delicate & romantic feel of the mood board. The photo of the dreamy view through the draped whispy curtains (in the first image on the mood board) reminded me of the photo I used (courtesy of Mrs Brigitte Grenfeldt). The butterflies were of course inspired by the sketch too.

Papers used on this are, going from bottom up;

Basic Grey, reverse side of a paper from the "Piccadilly" collection (delish whitish shabby pattern)
The ScrapCake, reverse side of a paper from the "Sweet Childhood" collection (palest greenish tealish)
Bazzil white cardstock
KaiserCraft, reverse side of a paper from the "Pickled Pear" collection (whitish board)

Here I've used the Blue Fern Studios chipboard The Garden Window without the shutters. 

Photo is courtesy of Mrs Brigitte Grenfeldt (world gold medal winning Swedish portrait photographer, blog:

Garden Window 
The Garden Window (074691)

I used loads of brown and grey distress ink and floods of gold mist on it.

I was also inspired by the keys in the third photo of the mood board and the flowers of course.

Lush and opulent pearls, lace, gold netting, gold acrylic paint and LOTS of Glimmer Glaze in Icicle, Palo Verde and Misty Green as well as Glimmer Glam in Chandelier and Twinkling H2O in Gold and and Lindy's Stampgang Seaglass Green. All of these were used throughout the whole page.

Here I used the Blue Fern Studios Quatrefoil Garden Panel under the top cluster. It was treated in the same way as The Garden Window.

Quatrefoil Garden Panel (2) 
Quatrefoil Garden Panel (273841)

Wish you could see this IRL, the shimmering effect is if I may say so myself, dazzling.

The fussy-cut butterflies are from a paper by Inkido. I painted them in Glimmer Glaze Icicle and Glimmer Glam Chandelier for shimmer and stiffness.

Et voilà, that's it! I have also made a second more liberal take on the SATW July challenge which I will share with you next week.

During July my blog posts will be weekly instead of bi-weekly or tri-weekly as they have been during May and June.

Now off to enjoy the Stockholm sunshine! See you next Saturday if you want to!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Oh, Eila. This is sostriking, I am so in love with all of your details, and surely the shimmering, especially Lindy's cannot resist to use it every time too.
    And these fussy cutting, love how you combined different paper and fabric flowers. Have a fabulous week end

  2. An absolutely beautiful layout Eila, with so many gorgeous details to take in

  3. Gosh, this is such an amazing lay-out! I can see that you have put a lot of hard work into it to achieve this gorgeous detailed look. Amazing work!

  4. Already said it but truly gorgeous details all around. Just stunning

  5. Stunning page - beautiful work!

  6. Oh ow lovely this is, Eila! Amazing design, textures, and all of the lush it all!

  7. Stunning page Eila - so feminine and pretty!

  8. It looks like a labor of love! Totally like a portrait of a ahpuse with a beautiful window view. I think is is stunning!

  9. So stunning Eila! I love how that window is exactly that, and if one looks at it, it looks like you are looking through the page! Wow! You are such an awesome creator Eila! ;-)

  10. this is so pretty and romantic! I love this complete picture you created!

  11. Another beautiful layout full of all your wonderful trademark details! Thank you so much for all you do at Scrap Around The World!!

  12. Amazed at the little details, Eila! Hoping to see a video tutorial from you someday :)