Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Prima April BAP - Memories

Hello hello!

Been so incredibly busy with my new job. The boss and I are getting to know each other and I am settling in slowly in my new work place. Different routines and new people. So far so good.

Today I thought I'd share my take on the Prima April BAP. I created it quite some time ago, but with the recent sad event in my private life that I mentioned in my previous blogpost, there has been no time to photograph it or post it before.

Here is first the sketch to jog your memory

BAP april 2014 mani

and then my layout - "Memories";


846602 - Prima Free Spirit Collection Sonnet paper
846602 - Prima Free Spirit Collection Sonnet paper, reverse side
846640 - Prima Free Spirit Collection Artsy paper, reverse side
813864 - Prima Time Traveler Collection Forever Roses paper, reverse side
814076 - Prima Time Traveler Collection 4 x 6 ATC cards
573249 - Prima Time Traveller Collection Tags and Tickets
813710 - Prima Time Traveler collection ChipBoard
573171 - Prima SIIC Time Traveller Collection
570255 - Prima SIIC pearl arrows
572860 -Time Traveller Collection wood icons
574666 - Prima Luna Luminous mulberry flowers
565572 - Prima Lifetime vine
574703 - Prima Adelynn - white Absolute lace bloom
565749 - Prima Frost Danse Roses white and gray
574291 - Prima Free Spirit Flower Power blue fabric bloom

Prima trims, Prima stamp, gesso, black ink


That's all for me today!

I am so happy you popped by for a visit - thank you ever so much!

I will be back on 2 May with a rather special blog post.

I am celebrating 3 years of blogging with a give-away 

I am kicking off a special month of inspiration over at
Scrap365 Magazine. 

Till then - happy creating!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

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



Sunday, 20 April 2014

SATW Mid Month reveal April 2014 Challenge 12 - close ups of my shadow box "Thread of Life"

Happy Easter to ya all!

This morning I sat out on our balcony having my morning coffee for the first time this spring. All the cats were sunbathing and smelling the potted daffodils we have out there. Made me really so happy!

Anyhow, back to scrappy business. My apologies for not posting the close-ups of my take on the SATW April moodboard yesterday but unexpected tummy business decided to alter my plans for a while.

HERE is the link to the current challenge & the
2nd reveal based on the same challenge HERE.

First the finished 20 x 20 canvas mounted in a deep shadowbox;

 Never worked with crackle paste before so it was a 
happy experiment that I'll try again!



Tattered Angels mists
Trunk Bay
Crushed Shells
Chalkboard Teal High Heel
Chalkboard Mint Chocolate chip

Mr Huey's mists
Water Cooler
Mint Julep
 Opaque White

Other mediums
Wendy Vecchi Crackle texture paste
Martha Stewart Satin acrylic paint in Mint
Martha Stewart Satin acrylic paint in Sea Glass

571467 Charlotte mulberry roses in ivory/tan
573546 Prima resin angels
570255 Prima SIIC pearl arrows

White acrylic paint
Eco line water colour ink in Gold
Teal sequins

A short post today, off to enjoy the beautiful
spring weather out there.

Thanks for taking a peek!

I'll be back on Wednesday, 23 April. Till then -

toodeloo! xoxo Eila

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Swedish scrapbooking - Allt om Scrap - my canvas "Happiness"

Hello again!

I have been approached several times by the Swedish online authority on Scrapbooking - "Allt om Scrap" - regarding a GDT spot with them. The editor Marie, is DT member over at Heart & Soul, also known as The Color Rooms. Unfortunately other commitments came in between, but now everything fitted beautifully!

Allt of Scrap have a challenge in monochromatic yellow on their blog HERE that I was asked to create something for. I went for a 20 x 20 canvas mounted in a deep shadow box.

Here's the canvas with misted yellow tones 
and a bit of white.

I also added some stamping in really dark yellow that 
looks like brown, around the border.

 All the mulberry flowers were originally white.

And this is the finished result in its shadow box 
ready to go up on the wall or on a shelf.



 892111- Prima Shabby Chic resin frames
890773  - Prima resin treasures small bird
569990 - Prima resin feather
892081 - Prima resin clock
563868 - Prima wood icon leaves
571450 - Prima Charlotte mulberry roses white
571580 - Prima Audrey mulberry flowers in Gold rush
530846 - Prima SIIP pearl
Prima cream canvas alphas 
Prima mask

Tattered Angels mists
Crushed Shells
Lemon Merengue

Ranger Colour Wash in Butterscotch

pearls and white acrylic paint 

 Lots of sunshine to you all - Happy Easter!

See you on Saturday, 19 April 
if you want to!

I'll be sharing the close-ups of my take on
the SATW April moodboard then.

  Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Design Team Mid Month Reveal {April 2014 Challenge 12 by Riikka Kovasin}

 Hi there! 
Back again with REVEAL TWO - our mid month reveal!
Even more wonderful inspiration for YOU from our fantastic design team!

Scrap Around The World is turning ONE!
We have some major celebrations planned!!
Hope to see you ALL there!!!

Click  HERE
 for the full reveal

Welcome to REVEAL TWO of Challenge TWELVE, 
 hosted by Design Team member 
from Finland!

The deadline for this challenge is  Wednesday, 30 April 2014.


Riikka has created this light & modern mood board 
for you to be inspired by, 
using her favourite colours

Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like,  
using one image, several of them, all of them or even 
just one aspect of an image, 
 using ANY COLOURS!  

To be eligible for judging: 

You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :
1)  Sharing the mood board image

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just  SATW} 
LINKING BACK to the current challenge

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board

 4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important to you 
please ensure that you have 

Riikka Kovasin {Finland}


$50+ Cocoa Daisy Package plus free postage!

Gift voucher for Mixed Media Place

Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!




A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products, 
to the value of $15

 Purple Pumpkin



And here is my own take on the moodboard, a 20 cm x 20 cm (or 8 inch x 8 inch) canvas in a deep shadowbox:

The deadline for this challenge is  WEDNESDAY 30th April 2014.


 My term with Scrap Around The World ends with this
super beautiful April moodboard and
 I have enjoyed every minute of it! 

Helen will reveal the names of the new DT 
shortly and I will then wish them a proper 
welcome onboard! 


I'll be back on tomorrow, Thursday, 17 April with my next blogpost.

Take care!