Thursday, 12 June 2014

Canvas - "The Story Tale of Saffran"

Hello wonderful peeps!

My gosh how fast a week passes! quite a bit to do at work with only weeks to go before the summer holidays set in.

Today I'm sharing a canvas that I made for the art exhibition back in May. It's called "The Story Tale of Saffran" or saffron as it translates into English. Saffran is a little blind puppy who had a really tough time coming into this world but who found her loving humans and a very good safe home. It now hangs in her new home as a hommage to the amazing woman who brought Saffran back to life - J.

As in all fairytales, there are woodland animals and sweet 
details like the resin mushrooms on this canvas. 
I have kept the colours sweet and light, 
the feeling of hope and happiness.

The resin deer is a symbol of Saffron herself. 
Her mummy says her little face looks like
that of the sweetest little deer.

890834 - Prima Shabby Chic resin birdhouse
890766 - Prima Resin Treasure mushrooms
891992 - Prima resin butterflies
890827 - Prima Woodland Animals resin deer
890889  - Prima Shabby Chic metal cart wheel
573652 - Prima Princess Princess Crochet Icon heart
571528 - Prima Le Mia Cotton Candy pink  roses
56713 - Prima Pageant white lace flowers
548841 - Prima yellow Corine blooms
Prima white canvas alphas
Prima fluid chalk edger in Attic Dust, and Knotted Wood

Tattered Angels mists:
Pink Bubblegum
Trunk Bay
Honey Dew
Sweet Clover
Electric Blue 
Chalkboard Banana Pudding

Prima resin corners
Prima Le Mia blue mulberry roses
Prima vine white cherry flowers
Miscellaneous stamps and stencils
White acrylic paint, gesso, matte gel
Ranger distress ink in Broken China and Tumbled Glass
Shimmerz Spritz in Cotton Candy
Mr Huey's Opaque White


And for those of you who might be interested in checking out 
the recording of the Live With Prima show that I
broadcasted on Tuesday, 10 June 2014,
here's the link to the recording on Ustream

Still pinching myself, this is me who has never ever done
a video, let alone created anything for a live audience.

I am truly humbled that Prima had such faith in me, and thought
there is people out there who would like to see
me create one of my pages.

I give thanks in my heart to the Allmighty powers above
for blessing me with this fantastic opportunity.
I am grateful beyond words.

and some close-ups of the layout;


The beautiful lady in the photo is Ali Parris, my editor
at Scrap365 Magazine, and her handsome boy Basil.


846695 - Free Spirit Collection kit
813727 - Seashore Collection kit
814052 - Sea Shore collection journalling cards 4x6
573621 - Free Spirit collection ATC cards 4x6
573089 - Sea Shore collection paper clips
573645 - Free Spirit collection chipboard
572679 - Free Spirit collection flair button
575427 - Stationer's Desk collection Typewriter roses
574239 - Free Spirit collection Outta Sight flowers
574253- Free Spirit collection Tie Dye leaves
574949 - Sea Shore Sweaweed flowers
565749 - Froste Danse roses
571949 - La Tela Canvas roses
552886 - Cradle - Sparrow birds nest
544645 - SIIC flourish
573201 - Sea Shore SIIC
892166 – Ingvild Bolme metal street sign
572860 – Time Traveler wood icon
573874 - Color Bloom Sorbet
573782 - Color Bloom Soft Teal
 573850 - Color Bloom Lime Wedge
573911 - Color Bloom Gilded
573898 - Color Bloom Cobalt
891152 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Tin Can
890988 - Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger Farmers Jeans
572235 - Stencil Tulip
961008 - Stamp Big Doily 1


From the bottom of my heart - thank you to all of you
kind, supportive, incredibly generous and loving
people! Without you none of this would not be 
worth anything.

xoxoxo Eila


  1. Love the canvas with some many lovely colours...saw your video last night love the different ways we all create...I can't believe it's June already the year is just passing us by....xo

  2. Your creating is always lovely, the canvas looks so soft and cute with the animals, love the layout too, and congrats on getting on the prima team, enjoy!

  3. So gorgeous - love love the canvas! The layout is divine!!!

  4. Loving the canvas will have to check out the video at the weekend, take care Eila x

  5. Wow, that canvas looks truly magical! I love it so much! And the lay-out is a stunning one! I love the summery colours and the fab layering that you did.

  6. Beautiful LO Elia! And thank you for the lovely comments you posted on my blog, honestly some of the nicest I've had and meant a lot to me :)

    Fran x

  7. A very beautiful creation Eila & LOVELY page! I enjoyed watching you on Ustream over the weekend :) You were exactly as I had expected you to be!

  8. hello gorgeous ... fresh, soft and heavenly work ... always love to see what you create .... love ya x

  9. Hey beautiful :) Just had to pop in and take a peep at the closies of your gorgeous layout. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for featuring me and my boy...whilst I can understand you choosing him I am perplexed as to why you want this old girl on your fabulous work! You were sensational to watch, and despite your claims looked like a true pro. I cannot wait for the next tutorial. Love, as always, Ali x