Saturday, 22 February 2014

Scrap Around The World mid month reveal February - close-ups of my canvas "Victory" and the winner of my give away

Hi there!

Thank you for popping by to have a closer peek at the canvas I made for Scrap Around The World's mid-month February reveal - "Victory".

Yesterday Stockholm was dressed in snow slush. Today we have woken to a fabulous spring day, sunshine and blue skies. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend where ever you are!

The lady in the photo is my MIL on her graduation day back in 1952.
It was a day of true victory for her.

For years she had dreamed of becoming a nurse, 
and in order for her to achieve her dream,
she had to work very, very hard to get the money 
needed for the tuition.

She had battled against all odds and her own family 
who didn't support her.
My MIL often talks about those early days, 
the comraderie among the girls 
and the hard conditions.

Several subtle layers of stamping, masking, structure paste, 
chalking and misting.

Once again everything on this canvas is stash-raided. 
The chippie corner flourish is from Dusty Attic.
I first chalked it in Dark Bark and Rock Moss before 
embossing it in Gold. 
Then it was randomly touched-up with
Shimmerz Dimensionz in "Blue Lagoon"  
which was zapped with my heat gun till it bubbled.
Lastly I dabbed some Turquoise Stone liquid chalk edger 
over it. A sprinkle or two of Martha Stewart micro beads
in "Topaze Blue" were added as the last touch.

 Now to the winner of my pizza box of flowers.
Hubby pulled the name -

Congratulations to Tellimaria!!
Ooh, so delicious tags there! <3
And yes, I would like to give a new home for those flowers :)


My day-time work keeps me extremely busy at the moment, 
so I have decided to blog once a week instead of twice
until things resume more normality.

Lookie lookie what the postie brought me yesterday!
no guessing what I will be doing this weekend huh!

Hugs to ya all! thanks for coming by!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Oh you hve your new goodies! Mine are still on te way!! Such an amazig canvas - the close-ups really dp ot justice. And I love that there is such a special

  2. I love canvas i love the texture and all the cool details.
    lovely weekend!

  3. Loved reading the story behind your canvas, is such an inspirational one! Enjoy your new goodies from the mail man...and congrats to Tellimaria on your lucky win!

  4. I really liked that canvas, a lot of color and still super vintage!!To hubby fro Eila: next time you have to pick MY name :) . Just fun, congrats Terhi!

  5. A great story behind the photo on the LO. It is a a gorgeous page with so many adorable details as always. I love you post man Eila ;)

  6. Wow, this turned out just gorgeous! I also loved reading about the story behind it! :)

  7. Sweet layout for a great great story!

  8. Love, love the canvas and the story - Love the texture and the "flow of the page; the way the colours float into the next area. I can relate to the nursing as a career and the friendships forged in steel during those hard times. Stellar Art :)

  9. Your canvas is stunning, so many textures and love the story behind the photo too. And enjoy your goodies too!,

  10. congrats TelliMaria, your canvas is stunning and... oh, all those produtcs! I love them!!

  11. What a gorgeous page - so much texture and beauty!

  12. Another fabulous layout and an even more special story. I love to hear of the resilience and determination of especially the women of that era. They are truly remarkable.

  13. Stunning canvas and such a story behind the photo- just beautiful...xo