Friday, January 11, 2013

Enchanting Paris featuring the Blue Fern Frame

First I want to say how incredibly proud and honoured I am to be part of the Blue Fern Studios family, infinitely thank you Leslie for taking me inboard and Michele for the gorgeous products you have designed! I am blessed to be allowed to work with these exquisite chipboards that will win the hearts of all crafters around the globe, they certainly have conquered mine!

My name is Eila Sandberg. I have been scrapping for 3 years, but it was not until early 2012 that I found my style. I love papers and flowers, cannot scrap without them! My pages are all lumpy and bumpy with lots of layers and quite ofte with texture and plenty of little detail as well. I am a very slow scrapper as I fiddle for ages before I stick down my embellies.

My hometown is Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, where I live with my small family; my husband and our 3 cats - Max, Alice and Elsa. I have a grown-up stepdaughter. I work full-time outside our home as Executive PA in the telecoms industry.

My roots are Finnish but I was born and raised in Sweden. I am an Anglofile and love everything beautiful. London is my favourite city in the whole world.

I devour English crime novels and love BBC TV series and milk chocolate. Saturday evenings when Downton Abbey is aired and Wednesdays when I get to meet the handsome Mr Jane in The Mentalist, are sacred! If I don't get a big mug of coffee with milk in the morning, I get very cranky.

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Thanks ever so much.

I have used the Blue Fern Frame on my page, it has absolutely delicious scrollwork! just like the ironwork of so many buildings in the City of l'amour.

Blue Fern Frame (074325)

I primed it with gessoe to start with and then started a bonanza of misting. I used Tattered Angels mists in Wheatfields, Apple, Suede and Gold before I randomly touched up the whole frame in acrylic gold paint with my finger.

For the background I used soap wrappers, they have the most delighful and romantic rose and bumble bee pattern in pink, gold and cream. I didn't remove the stickers holding the paper in place, they make nice subtle labels under the gessoe. A bit of stamping, Prima pretties of course - remember I'm a floral girl - et voilà! there's my page for you!  The photo is by Allan Grant, 1950.

Thank you so much for looking! and please do come back soon, our DT have amazing inspiration for you!


  1. Oh Eila, I love every detail here! So, so beautiful! And thanks for the details on how you did the BFS frame. It truly turned out gorgeous. And I loved your bio too! We love things England and mysteries too. I grew up in a thatched roof cottage in England, and hubby graduated from high school in London, your favorite city. How fun!

  2. Gorgeous, Eila!! Thanks for sharing about yourself and your project too- congrats on a beautiful first layout!!


  3. Such a gorgeous LO Eila I love your style and its perfect for BF. hugs!! K

  4. Beautiful, Eila...huge congrats again on your new DT spot!

  5. Eila, this is just exquisite!! The treatment to the frame is absolutely gorgeous!! Looks like something you would find at a fine antique shop. A wonderful treasure!! You are a flowers girl for sure!!! Love it!! xoxo

  6. Gorgeous, Eila!! You always do STUNNING and GORGEUS pages!!!!!
    You are such a darling friend and I love to know more about yourself !!!
    You inspired a lot and congratulationssssssssssss on a beautiful first layout!!You deserved that!!

  7. It's so nice to learn a little more about you Eila. The frame is stunning and I love the way you created your background.

  8. WOW Eila! What a GORGEOUS layout! I love how you added an array of color the beautiful frame and your attention to detail is much appreciated! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Eila I love this beautiful LO! The colors on the frame and lovely embellishments really are a feast for the eyes!

  10. This is gorgeous! Firstly I love that is soooo super and then of course...Eila...the layout is perfect! Such a soft and gentle layout...sooo very beautiful!

  11. This is truly beautiful, Eila, wow!! The frame looks amazing!! Great job!

  12. Firstly big congrats on your fab new DT position Eila, so well deserved. Secondly I looooooove your page & I look forward to seeing many more.
    Cheers Di xo

  13. Eila, you have made this chipboard just dance. You have given this piece a graceful touch to frame the photo. I love the gracefulness that you create.