Thursday, 12 December 2013

OUAS December challenge - close-ups of my last DT page "July"

Hello hello!

Today I'm sharing the close-ups of my last DT page for Once Upon A .. Sketch. Bittersweet as always when it's time to say good bye. It's been a wonderful experience that lasted a bit longer than expected because Nadia had her precious Sofia when OUAS should have had it's DT call for the 2014 term. Thank you to all my beautiful teamies and our boss-lady Nadia :) All the best of luck to the new fabulous team, I know you will have fun!

So first the sketch and theme:

 Journalling Theme: "My favorite month"

 I flipped the sketch once to the right, like this;

Not difficult to guess which is my favourite month huh! JULY of course! sweet warm July filled with sun and happiness and balmy nights!

Continuing my stash raiding - have to pat my own shoulder he he!

The base of my page is the muted teal/white polka dot paper from
 KaiserCraft's Christmas collection "Just Believe". 
On top of it is a paper from Polish UHK Gallery's collection
 "Olive Grove".

Layered on this are papers from KaiserCraft's collection "Magnolia Grove", 
ledger paper from Glitz and 
papers from a couple of collections from 
Swedish Pion Design.

My journalling is these lines from a poem that I found on internet.
My heart certainly is in July!

A left over corner of a chippie frame from Dusty Attic.

I painted it in cream acrylic paint before dabbing on
some Shimmerz TextureZ in Tidy Widy.

Then I chalked everything randomly in Ingvild Bolme chalk edgers in 
Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, Pastel Peach, Turquoise Stone 
and lastly in Shimmerz Candlelight.

I found this photo on internet. It's taken in the Stockholm archipelago.

Background work in heavy modeling paste, 
heavy matte gel medium, 
Shimmerz Candlelight digging up the golden 
lumps from the bottom of the jar, 
soft soft masking with Ingvild Bolme chalks.

Wonderful July, captured in delight.

Beautiful you - thank you so much for your visit!

I will be back on Sunday, 15 Dec
with the close-ups of my page
for the SATW December challenge.

Take care!

xoxox Eila


  1. This layout is so beautiful Eila.... Love it! hugs...x

  2. I can see why you love looks so tranquil and serene...I enjoy the way you describe the process of creating, e.g. "the lumps from the bottom of the jar" A gorgeous amalgam of colours and textures :D

  3. Very summery and warm page, Eila! I like the soft colors very much! It´s always so great to see how you do your layers, thank you for sharing! Hugs Evelyn

  4. Such a stunning layout Eila, and completely you. I will miss being on this wonderful team with you. All the best xx

  5. Så vakker!! Og det diktet passet jo utrolig godt!!
    Nydelig bakgrunn med heavy medium!
    Håper du har det bra og ønsker deg en flott jul (om jeg ikke kommer innom før den tid)

  6. Beautiful work & layout, will be missed on this DT I'm sure :)

  7. Such a beautiful page - so peaceful looking too! Your details are just amazing!

  8. drooling at your beautiful work , stunning and heavenly x

  9. TOTALLY stunning! I have loved watching your work grow more & more gorgeous by the day!! You are one amazing scrapbooker!!!