Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Painting the world in bluebells

Today is a little bit special for me, it's my birthday but also a regular day in the office so the pink champers will have to wait till the weekend instead.

Today I am also painting the skies above and the earth below with bluebells, a thank you from all the souls that have painted our lives with the beautiful colour of love and left their eternal message of the precious gift of life to us. Last night a special heart stopped beating and he left us forever. Love is all that matters, love.

The page I'm sharing with you today, was originally created for the spring issue of the PaperHaus Magazine. Regretfully but understandably, the owner Frank Garcia had to close down the magazine just before the release of the magazine. Looking at Frank's busy schedule, I wonder how on earth he manages it all. Things have taken off beautifully for him this year and I am wishing him every bit of continued success and happiness!

Back to my layout. I took inspiration from the the colours in the photo of the glassware in the old green house, rain streaking the glass pain giving the photo a soft feel.  It made me want to snuggle up under a blanket with a good book and a cup of hot coffee while the raindrops drum on the window sill.

Here is my layout - The Green House.


KaiserCraft Elegance collection, “Energy” paper
950965 - Prima Princess collection Charlotte paper, reverse side
950989 - Prima Princess collection Lily floral paper
950996 - Prima Princess collection Mia paper, reverse side

892319 - Prima Junkyard Findings Door Sign
951115 - Prima Princess Collection brads
 891589 - Prima Metal Trinkets clock hand
559731 - Prima Zephyr Collection Metal Trinkets heart
573454 - Prima white lace flower trim
892159 - Prima tassel Antique
572310 -  Prima Lace Sticker Doily # 1
574413 - Prima Princess Collection Dreams Come True flowers
574390 - Prima Princess Collection Rags to Riches flowers
574345 - Prima Princess Collection Ballroom flowers
575212 - Prima Bloom Girl Collection Freshly Picked flowers
575212 - Prima Bloom Girl Collection Freshly Picked leaves
574291 - Prima Free Spirit Collection Flower Powers flowers
891213 - Prima Ingvild Bolme fluid chalk edger Old Rose

Prima metal bird cage
Prima metal trinket heart
Prima alpha stickers
Prima SIIC pearl hexigons

Martha Stewart punches Cherish and Floral Lace Wing
Gesso and modeling paste
Tattered Angels mist Delphinium and Spring Violet
Faber Castell Gelato crayon Peach




  1. Oh wow, your gorgeous layers and details turn this into a true piece of art! It's such a gorgeous, soft and dreamy lay-out! I love it!

  2. Have a wonderful Birthday! and this layout is soft and lacey and feminine and oh so beautiful too!!

  3. Thank you so much for the gorgeous words you left me on my satw page. Truely heartfelt and warming!
    A big warm hug and a clink of glasses ( of course not literally as I'm pregnant) for your happy birthday!!
    Sorry to hear about your loss last night. May his soul rest in peace and you remember all the great moments you both shared in his life.
    Your page is amazing as always. Gorgeous colours and so elegant and soft.

  4. Happy Birthday, dear Eila. I hope you have a wonderful day and will receive tons of cards and warm words as you are so kind to many of us.
    Gorgeous layout, beutiful color combo and as ususal your attention to the details is excellent

  5. Happy Birthday Eila! I love birthdays :) It's truly a wonderful day to sit back and reflect on the awesomeness of you being brought into the world. That if just one little thing was done different we wouldn't be here to live, love, and just enjoy this beautiful world and our loved ones.

    This lo is so pretty :) Your pieces are always so soft and peaceful, I just love them <3


  6. Happy Birthday Eila! This was a bittersweet post, lovely lovely layout but sorry for your your sad news.....wishing you the best for today and this photo of the rainy window, you scrapped it so beautifully......hugs, Lisa

  7. Firstly a very happy birthday to you! I hope you take at least one day off all your commitments this month & get to enjoy yourself with Bengt. An outing in the sun perhaps?! Sorry for your loss. Death is always a reminder of how we need to stop and enjoy life sometimes too. This is such a very beautiful page. Sorry to hear about PH. It was a major undertaking & difficult to do with so many other things on the go indeed. Very stunning creation though!!

  8. Dear Eila such bittersweet news, there's always comfort in the,word love. You are so wise. I hope your birthday was special and you got some time with your special love! That creation is spectacular do glad you could share it with us !!!!

  9. I hope you have a great birthday .. Happy birthday my friend! Sorry to hear about your loss.. Hugs .. Your layout is absolutely divine ... Hugs x

  10. Oh wow Eila! What a gorgeous page! Beautifully done! AND hoping your birthday is wonderful. Sorry for your loss! Hugs!

  11. Happy Birthday Eila, us Taurean's have such passion for colour and well enjoying life's simple pleasures, Im saddened to hear your day was bittersweet I hope you took comfort in those simple things xx

  12. Your exquisite page reminds me that flowers can not bloom without the rain. Also that death is part of life, even though it's hard for those left behind. Thanks for the constant inspiration and delight your art provides :D

  13. Belated Happy Bday Eila, wish you a lovely year ahead. Condolences on your loss, you sound like you've made your peace with it and so beautifully expressed it in your post. You are a brave strong person - Hugs. As always your layout is stunning - d colour combo, layering and well the photo itself!