Saturday, 20 July 2013

Skissedilla July challenge - "Summer Sweet"

Hello there!

Another week has gone by. I am still working my way to blogs, don't give up if I didn't quite make it to yours last week. I'm on my way!

A nap in the afternoon, a glass of wine when the evening gets cooler, easy cooking and just relaxing. That's what else I've been doing this passed week. 

Another week to go before August knocks on the door, which also means there is a whole week to play along with the Skissedilla July challenge if you like. Here's the sketch to start with;

I flipped it 90 degrees to the right. This is "Summer Sweet";

Not easy to see but the background is made entirely of modpodged and gessoed strips of paper from Authentique's "Grace" collection. Masking and acrylic paint in teal, yellow and lime green.


I used a left over section from the Blue Fern Studios chipboard  Lattice Fence under the bottom cluster.
Lattice Fence
Lattice Fence (074998)

In the top cluster I used the Blue Fern Studios chipboard Blooming Foliage.

Blooming Foliage 
Blooming Foliage (074851)

Thank you so much for taking the time to come for a visit. You know I appreciate it enormously and love reading your comments. I will be back next Saturday with my take on the Prima JUNE PPP and a couple of cards. Unfortunately I didn't have time to make anything for the BAP this time. 

Take care, be good! xoxoxo Eila


  1. Oh wow, I simply adore your lay-out! It is so sweet and summery - just perfect!

  2. so yummy and beautiful! you have real summer on your page, Eila!

  3. Åååå... En skikkelig herlig og sommer glad LO med ny plukkede jordbær. Herlige papirer og blomster pynt som allid.
    Ha en fin helg :) x

  4. Hi Eila, so glad to hear you are enjoying your summer break. I love this arty take on the sketch with it's modpodged background and random paint. Especially love the fussy cut little child on the swing. Rich in detail and design...lovely :)

  5. So striking and love the splatters, good to see your taking it easy for the summer break enjoy every second my friend.As Helen said love the fussy cutting of the little girl, and the background is just gorgeous..xoxo

  6. Härligt somrig layout... å smultron det är verkligen sommsr det! Här hemma har vi revsmultron lite överallt på vår tomt... men det får vara så. Barnen älskar ju dem =)


  7. Super gorgeous layout, Eila...and it certainly does scream summer - love the colours & the paint squirts on the background :) xx

  8. Beautiful as always, especially like the paint splatters!

    On ihan ikävä sua! Olen ottanut vähän vapaata DT-hommista enkä oikein tiedä palaanko enää CSI:hin. Kesällä ei oikein huvita skräpätä. Sinä sen sijaan olet kovinkin ahkera eri puolilla.


  9. Love, love, love those splatters of paint and that vintage picture of the li'l girl on a swing!

  10. I seriously love this lo. You combined all the embellies and colors perfectly. Wow!! It's just so beautiful.

  11. Beautiful background work & lovely texture Eila! Sounds like you are having a lovely relaxing Summer. Pretty colours here & love all the painterly effects.

  12. Hi Eila, catching up after many weeks or has it been months lol! Love the background very clever and the big flower cluster is gorgeous. We have been having a heatwave in the UK sounds like your summer isn't to bad either x

  13. LOVE the big teal paintsplatters, it works so well here!

  14. Oh wow. That background is divine! I love the how you pieced it together and all the aqua paint bits! The colours on this piece are amazing! :)