Hi my creative friends!
Long time no see.. I know it has been quiet on the Western front, but I blame it on the time of year!
The first part of June is like the first part of December in many ways. On the 24th this month we celebrate Midsummer here in the north and that is a celebration second only to Christmas in our part of the universe.
I shall be going to a very lovely place and celebrate with good friends. Peace and quiet are key elements there and I will share some pictures when I am back on Monday so you can see where we spend this week end.
In my DT kit from Your Scrapbook Stash this month I received gorgeous stuff from "The Girls Paperie" a collection I have loved since I first saw it. Both papers and embellishments are so so beautiful.
I heard recently that Advantus, and Margie who has been the creative force behind TGP, will not be producing any more collections so this is the last season for them. But I am sure she will be designing for someone else soon and this will be fabulous too!
The layout is about Beatrice and how she is getting tired of peolple coming up to her and always talking about her long hair.
I made this layout for the previous challenge at "The Paper Variety, but forgot to upload it.
The challenge last week was to use two types of alphabets. My word 'Rapunzel' was actually stuck on acetate and raised with pop dots above the black letters, but it did not photograph well.
I even used the sketch from Swedish blog of Scrapgalen as a base fro my layout.
This is the sketch
I used dark cardstock to back my doilies and added a little glitter to my pink flower. I broke out my trusted old sewing machine and used it all round the edge. I even used it for different details on the page.
The bling is such a sweet addition to the page I find. In this case I used a larger swirl and cut it into three and distributed the smaller swirls on my page. Sometimes it is ok to be a frugal scrapper! lol...
From the other end it looks like this:
One of the papers had these cute bird cages all over so I cut out a few and made 'ribbon' from pink paperstrips to hang them from.
I also used two different Martha Stewart punches. Lately my favourite seems to be the lace one.
I used strips for my journalling and on top of the doily I used a dry brush to add a tiny amount of white to tone down the stark black behind the doilies.
I love all these feminine elements , and I love the beautiful daylight that lets me photograph my layouts when I like! That's we we love midsummer so much in the Scandinavian Countries. It's for the light!
One more close-up for today.
Thank you for visiting me. Finally I was able to post again.I would have posted a day earlier only we had a fierce summer rain last night when I was writing my post and that took my internet from me....So I had to redo a large part of the post again this morning.
Don't be shy to leave me a message. I love reading them!
To my Swedish friends;
HA EN GLAD MIDSOMMAR!!