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Hun er verdens hyggeligste - og scrapper bare sååå bra!!:)
Velkommen så mye til oss Eila - og tusen takk for at
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My name is Eila Sandberg and I live in Sweden's capital Stockholm on the east coast by the Baltic Sea. My family is a small one; it's me and my very supportive and patient husband Bengt and our 3 cats - Max, Alice and Elsa. I have a grown-up stepdaughter Emelie, whom you will see in some of my layouts. My friends kindly let me scrap their children if I needwilling guinea pigs for a layout. My roots are Finnish but I was born and raised in Sweden.
I've been sort of dabbling with scrapping since 2009 but more seriously so since 2010. Scrapping is a wonderful way for me to gain balance and happiness in my otherwise very stressful office life. I work fulltime outside of our home. I scrap mainly 12 x 12 layouts and you will always see fussy cutting and flowers on my pages. I devour English crime novels and love BBC TV series and milk chocolate. Inspectors Morse and Lynley are my kind of coppers! If I don't get a big mug of coffee with milk in the morning I get very cranky. I have the privilege of being a DT member of the Australian challenge sites Once Upon A Sketch (UOAS), The Color Room and Meg’s Garden, as well as CSI Color..Stories..Inspiration in the US.
First of all I want to thank ScrappeHuset for asking me to come for a visit.
I have followed the awesome work of the DT for quite some time and feel a bit nervous about doing this.
The layouts uploaded for the challenges are really amazing and incredibly inspiring!
The page I am going to share with you is a little bit different from what is the typical Eila style.
My pages often have fussy-cutting and flowers. Well, the flowers sure are there but no fussy cutting this time. I am so hoping you like it. As we say in Swedish - "nu kör vi!"
I often use watercolour paper as it is sturdy and doesn't warp like regular cardstock does if you use a lot of mists or mediums. Here I have used handmade paper with structure from India, just ripped it in pieces and lay the pieces on top of each other over the whole page. Pasted everything down with matte gel medium and let dry a bit. I then zapped the page with my heatgun.
In the next step I used another handmade paper with even more structure, this has got grass straws in it. Same procedure with matte gel medium. Dry it.
In the next step I used gesso and just smeared it on randomly over the whole page with a spatula.
This is how it looked like when finished.
Next I ripped pieces of lace and placed randomly around the border. Pasted it down with matte gel medium too.
Time to bring out the brayer and some cream coloured acrylic paint. I used paint in Linen from Panduro. Spread paint on the brayer and roll out over the centre of the page. Dry with your heatgun.
Time to mist the lace, you could do this before brayering on the acrylic paint if you like. I used Tattered Angels glimmermist in Sand and Tattered Rose. Dry with your heatgun. STEP 7 I photographed the next step after I had painted and chalked the edges in Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Suede (dipped a brush into the bottle and painted sloppily around the edges for a smudged look), then I used chalk in Chestnut Roan to add on to the smudgy look.
After that I used a mini mask from Crafter's Workshop and modelling paste to create the clover pattern in the corners.
I often add more masking/modelling paste and/or misting/chalking after my page is finished and I can see if it needs some more balance somewhere. You can see in the above photo that I have done exactly that as the masking is made on top of the photo matting.
All of my pages have flowers in them, so that what comes next - the embellishments.
I used cream coloured alphas from Prima. Before sticking them down on the page, I coloured the alphas with Caran d'Ache Neo Colour pastel crayons in salmon pink, sunflower yellow and orange. As often happens, I then thought I would add on some colour to the edges and smudged some more randomly with the crayons.
I am in love with gold acrylic paint and use it to highlight and touch up flowers and small details on my pages. Your finger is your best tool!
Winsor & Newton Iridiscent Medium gives a luscious subtle sparkle, I used my finger to smear randomly over the page, the lace, the flowers and the masked pattern. Mind you, use only a very light touch!
THE FINISHED RESULT
Here is the finished page! As this was a wedding gift, I left space for the happy couple to put a photo of their own choice in there. This is what the page looks like with this photo, may I introducte to you Mrs Sylvia Mellander Ekman and her newly wed husband Ulf!
Thank you so very much for taking the time to look at my little tutorial,
I hope you have found something to inspire you!
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Toodelipip! xox Eila
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