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.
My blog: www.dollopsofscrap.blogspot.com
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.
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