Monday, November 22, 2010

Oma and Opa SWIRLYDOOS





About a year ago, my grandmother passed away. To remember her, her scrapped my favorite picture of her with my grandfather.

Almost all items are from the Swirlydoos November Kit. I love all the specialty paper in this kit. The key was from a previous kit. Can't remember which one! The hat on my grandmother's head is a Goldhaube, a traditional Austrian thing. It is made out of cloth on a wire frame, covered over and over with golden ornaments. My mother made this while she was pregnant with me. The way it looks depends on the region of Austria.

Did I mention, I absolutely adore Prima flowers? I loved playing around with the Dusty Attic floral border. I painted it, added crackle paint and finally added a few pearls for extra fun.



Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!
All the best,
Elisabeth

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fighting November Gray


November can be pretty awful here in Vienna - rain, gray, cold and it gets dark at 3pm. I decided to make a really colorful, bright layout to remedy the situation!


A few weeks ago we went to Wachau and had a GREAT lunch in a rather fancy restaurant. It took quite a while until the dessert was served and DD decided to have some fun.



Here are some details: Did I mention I love braids and eyelets?



DD requested some butterflies - here they are. I also like the felt letters. Different texture which gives a nice touch.

I also did some heat embossing on the frame since it looked a bit boring.



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All the best,
Elisabeth