Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Scrap Around The World - a tut on how I created my page "Busking"

Hello hello!

Today I have a short tut on Scrap Around The World on how I created the below page. 

For the tut, please click HERE

Well, I actually don't have much of a planned process but it always starts with either the papers or the flowers. As you no doubt know, I have a huge crush on papers and flowers, and I simply got to have flowers on my pages. 

This particular page came about when I was sorting a pile of papers and they happened to come up in the order almost identical to what I ended up using. This is basically always my starting point.

And this is the finished page - "Busking".

As I don't create a page from start to finish in one go, 
I always work on a couple of pages at the same time.

When creating the above page, I also worked on the below 
page simultaneously while paint and mediums were 
drying on the first one.

I will share the details of my "Bling Bling" page 
with you on 26 September.

Back to my page "Busking".

The photo was taken by my special Finnish photographer in Tallinn, 
which is the capital of Estonia by the Baltic Sea. 
I was inspired by the crackles in the wall behind him.

Tallinn's Old Town is a world heritage protected part of the medieval city 
and has fantastic old houses with beautifully carved doors and gables. 
The fussy-cut frame from KaiserCraft is perfect 
under the chippie trellies from Polish Wycinanka 
that I used as matting for the photo.

These cute chippie houses are also from Polish Wycinanka.
I misted them in several hues of Suede, Sunflower yellow, 
Sand, and Chalk before adding gel bead medium, 
acrylic paint and stamping.



KaiserCraft collections Madame Boutique, Curiosity and Take Note

Prima coral Soprano roses
Prima pink script Bellas
Prima brown Bellas
Prima La Tela canvas blooms
Prima brown glitter leaves
Prima metal key

Prima brick stamp
Petaloo Botanica Collection blooms
Petaloo Textured Collection blooms
Petaloo metal bookplate
Tim Holtz metal key hole
Tim Holtz metal number plate
Tim Holtz metal cogs
KaiserCraft chipboard flourish
KaiserCraft crackle stamp
Wycinanka chipboard houses
Wycinanka chipboard trellis

Winsor & Newton Gel Bead Medium, cream and lime acrylic paint, 
modeling paste, TA Glimmer Glam Organic Green, Prima mask, TH distress ink Vintage Photo

And that's about it!

Thanks so very much for coming by!

My next post will be on Saturday, 26th when I will share
the close-ups of my page "Bling Bling".

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Oh, these lay-outs are both simply stunning! I'm truly in love with your layering and clustering, as I always am :) I just love your style!

  2. You are a true story teller and your pages are always captivating. I just loved the peek behind your process! Shows how much passion and heart you put in it:)

  3. wow Eila, your work is beyond stunning and so heavenly . the detail is like walking through a magical, enchanting forest, with discoveries around every corner .... perfectly perfect as always xoxooxoxo

  4. Two absolutely beautiful pages! I actually really love the sandals one too!! I love your neutral tones with touches of punchy oranges in one & turq in the other. You have become a skilled master in your craft Miss Eila!!

  5. Love these layouts Eila!! I've left a comment for your tut on SATW but I just have to say this again - your work is beautiful!

  6. That's a terrific tutorial! It makes us realise how much work goes into layouts sometimes. Thanks.

  7. Such a beautiful page, Eila, I always adore your unique textures and beautiful floral pages!

  8. Beautiful both these pages! Love your chippie work and your details are super! I am also such a "flower" fan and I love that you love them too! ;-)

  9. Yeah Eila.... I saw the great tut ScrapAroundtheworld blog!!! Indeed Awesome!!!....

    Loving both layouts .... the effort and the texture totally WOW me....

    You rock!!! as always... hugs....x

  10. Oh this is a beautiful layout. I just love what you did to the houses... stunning photo too. You are a magician with paper and glue and I just love to see your layouts... <3

  11. These page are just out of this world magnificent my friend - love all the layering and such detail and passion..think i might have said this before once or twice ha! xo

  12. this photo is phenomenal and the LO is so so gorgeous!! I just love how you used those colors together!! wow