28 August, 2012

A Seasonal layout by Eila


Eila continues with her adventures in the mixed media field with this LO she calls Autumn.





Eila explains her technique & products:

'Thank you so so much for sending me the new papers! lovely autumnal colours for us in the northern hemisphere. So what better than actually create a page with that seasonal feeling to it.

I made a mixed media page with strong vibrant colours, very unusual for me but I really like the colour combinations.

My base is water colour paper which I find holds misting and mixed media products better than ordinary cardstock. The frame is made with 4 different washi tapes.

Then I took a square doily from the shop and cut out the centre piece leaving the broad lacey "frame". I used it both as mask with modelling paste and with mists to create the background. On top of that I also smeared out modelling paste go get some light structure before adding the black mist.

The misted doily is then used on the page. Under it I have layered square bits from the Green Paisley Toile P6320 and Pale Pink Paisley P6322 together with an orange paper from My Mind's Eye.

I fussy-cut the leafy tendrils and blooms from the Burgundy Paisley Stripe P6313A strip, didn't want to cut up a whole sheet, and tucked into both floral clusters. The strips work really so well for adding details like these.

The purple velvet violets are also from the store, they are absolutely adorable!
As finishing touches I randomly smeared acrylic paint in gold over the whole page and glued down gold micro beads onto the misted doily.

I hope you will like this rather modern page even if the papers used are not in main focus becuase of the other bold colours used.'

Eila! I am impressed by your adventures - well done
What an exceptional choice of papers & embellishments - love your techniques

Bye for now


  1. beautiful page Eila, love all you fuzzy cutting and layering , gorgeous textures :)

  2. LOVE your LO Eila.. the layers and fussy cut elements look amazing!! :)

  3. The colours are amazing, I love the diversity of everyone's creations ... your layouts are always wonderful 'eye-candy'!