Saturday, 20 June 2015

Where Angels Meet

Goodnes gracious! Talk about full throttle these last few weeks before the summer holidays. Everything has to be squeezed in even if there is no time available. Just a couple of weeks to go and then - bliss!

It has been the coldest and rainiest June in years so far. Yesterday was Midsummer Eve, traditionally a day and evening spent out of doors but nope, not this years. Thank you very much for my fleece sweater!

I am into 8x8 canvases at the moment, all mounted in shadow boxes and given as gifts to friends. The one I am sharing today is in remembrance of a dear dear friend who recently left us after having battled ALS for some time. A hellish decease. 

The title comes from a poem - Where Angels Meet.

Papers are from Prima's Debutante and 
Something Blue collection.

All flowers are also from Prima, mostly from the 
Debutante and Butterfly collections, 
as is the resin cherub.

Tattered Angels mist in Black Cherry and 
silver microbeads.

Happy Midsummer to you all! 
and thank you so much
for popping by for a visit!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Happiness In A Box

It is the time of the year when we have lots of celebrations in the family and today many schools in Stockholm close for the summer not to open again until mid-August. The city is inundated with happy children and young adults dressed in their summer best. 

Ah! I can remember that bubbly feeling thinking of a looong summer ahead. Still do!

For one of the birthdays earlier in May, I made a card and a matching gift box.

Here's first the card;

 Papers used are Swedish Maja Design from my stash.

The flowers and leaves are from my stash of
Prima blooms. I see Lyric, Princess, Rondelle and some other
collections represented in the cluster.
Have to say I find the most fabulous things in that Prima stash!
The flowers have all been sprinkled in Prima Glass 
Beads in Crystal.

Next the gift box that was made in the same colours and with the same papers as the card;

All 4 sides were masked, misted and stamped looking slightly 
different from the next.
 And here's the lid propped up on the side.

Again, Prima blooms from my stash.
The die-cut bubbles/rings are by Memory Box.

I have another canvas sitting on my desk waiting for
 the finishing touches.
I will share it with you next time.

 Till then - hip hip for summer, strawberries and
ice cold glasses of Chardonnay or why not rosé!

Thank you for taking the time to pop by!

Toodelipip! xoxo Eila