Thursday, 29 May 2014

Prima PPP May 2014 - "You"

Hi there!

Back again with my take on the Prima May PPP. The colours are absolutely glorious, at first I immediately went for the obvious girly pink and yellow but when I put my photo next to the inspo board it was all wrong. Thinking cap on again and voilà! it was the subdued taupe and cream that became my mains with pops of teal and muted sunflower as accents. The pink can be found in the fussy cut rosebuds tucked under the clusters.

Here is first the inspiration photo to jog your memory;

2014 May ppp

And here is my take - "You";

 I am absolutely nutters about Prima's wood icons and wooden ATCs, 
they are gorgeous as they are but can also be spruced up 
in any way you like. Chalks, mists, acrylic paint, 
they all look just fabulous on them!
Here I have used chalk edgers with water and a finely tipped
brush for a soft look.

I used the same method on the wood icon "&" and then washed it
once with diluted gesso to tone down just an inkling.


 Dito with the ornate parts of the resin frames, 
added some itty liquid pearls as well.

 In one of her Live With Prima shows, Sharon Laakkonen showed
how she touched up her resin angels in Liquid Pearls to
get a more shabby look to them. 
Thank you for the tip Sharon, it works magic!

Something else that I am absolutely crazy about, are
the SIIC. I think I have used about 10 packs of both the
Sea Shore and Time Traveler's ones since they were released.
The golden ones - I just say aaaaaahhh! 



950477 - Divine collection Epigram paper, reverse side
950422 - Divine collection Rosebuds paper
813598 - Sea Shore collection Sea Memories paper, reverse side
951016 - Princess collection Sophia paper, reverse side
5732643 - Princess collection tags and tickets
574918 - Sea Shore collection Starfish leaves
574963 - Sea Shore collection Marine Life mulberry roses
574888 - Sea Shore collection Sealion mulberry roses
571580 - Audrey mulberry flowers
574810 - Jovial jute blooms
572907 - Princess collection wood icons 
569907 - Wood Icons in a box Words  
572952 - Wooden ATC Classic Cardswood
573201 - Sea Shore SIIC
892166 - Junkyard Findings Street Signs
573478 - Resin angel
892128 - Shabby Chic resin frames
569990 - Resin feather
891541 - Junkyard Findings Small Typo light bulb
572242 - Floral Rose stencil
 891145 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Cold Ice
891251 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Knotted Wood
891268 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Teak Wall

Tattered Angels mist Sunflower
Ranger's colour mist Butterscotch
liquid pearls bisque
cream alpha letters 

We'we got a bank holiday coming up tomorrow.
It's been far too long since I've checked in on so many 
of you lovely ladies. A jumbo mug of coffee and off I will be!

Till then - toodelipip! xoxo Eila


  1. Oh this is beautiful.. love your little cherubs with the gold, love the masked words too.. elegant and feminine..

  2. Oh my, oh my...this is just as gorgeous as can be! What's not to love about this beautiful and romantic lay-out? I really love your colour combo and the lovely little details arranged around the photo.

  3. Really beautiful! I love your edge punching and how you have altered the resins and wood. The stencilled words look awesome too!

  4. Hi Eila, catching up again and gosh you have been busy, loving the gallery story and what beautiful creations. I did some shopping this morning and picked up the latest Scrap365 magazine just for some inspiration and as I sat down with a pot of tea whose layout should I come across but yours, stunning and inspiring, enjoy the weekend it has been raining here most of the week and miserable! X

  5. I loved this one when I saw it up on FB. Now seeing it up close with all the detail I really love it. That is such a cool tip for the resin. I am going to find it. I have just bought one of those stencils... I was going to get them all then I showed some restraint. Imagine! I got the one with the guitar. I think I will bend and get the others. I love the words on a layout like this one. I have seriously missed your blog. I know I have been away but it feels like forever. xox

  6. Exquisite photo and page, Eila! As always, your details are just superb. I love how you tuck little surprises in everywhere, making it so fun to look again and again. My favorite detail is that little crown over the label.

  7. beyong magnificent Eila, there is something quite majestic and regal about this creation ... so beautiful x

  8. Hi Eila, this is just beautiful , I'm such a fan of your work, and to wake up the other morning with so many notifications that you had left such sweet comments on my little blog, well lets just say I had the biggest smile on my face all day!! Thank you thank you!! Xoxo great big hugs too you whoo hoo so excited you did that!! My PC no worky at moment so I'm on phone, so can't quite see all of my blog until we speak again, xxx to u have an amazing week, you made mine!!