15_The Magic of Books

As orange and I are not exactly the best of friends, I first decided not to play this week but then changed my mind in the very last minute. Strange as it may be, the strawberries in the photo have a reference to books!

The evidence I used are: the metal key hole, stacked the alpha tiles on two cut out G45 book plates/labels, half of a frame as I only framed in the top and bottom, and also foliage - both chippie and mulberry. No book pages, although the b&w Prima vine has text on it.

My testimony is how I feel about books.

15_The Magic of Books - 7

Thank you Tinkerbell aka Doreen for the beautiful white fbric bloomer that I misted in peachy yellow and orange hues! xoxox

15_The Magic of Books - 3

TFL! xxx Eila

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Comment by jodii Cent on August 6, 2012 at 4:13am

Oh my goodness this is STUNNING! Your colours are delicious! and your journalling is amazing, you are so in touch with your creative side that it just flows and is so uninhibited and natural. I love your connection with books to strawberries and the way you have told your thoughts and feelings xx

Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on April 23, 2012 at 12:50pm

Oh, Eila, I simply adore your journaling! Such a wonderful metaphor, and your writing is such a treat to read! As always, your page is stunning. Beautiful textures in that cluster. Loving the gauze and beads!

Comment by Jenn Kennedy on April 22, 2012 at 3:32pm
Love your journaling!!!!!! So true. Fabulous misting work.
Comment by Sylvia Mellander Ekman - DT on April 22, 2012 at 1:55pm

o wow! Love the journalling <3 and the fact that you actually got over your disliking orange. I know you can't stand it. The LO really shines and the strawberries are so inviting -just like the prospect of a good book! It's really making me happy to know that you feel the same about reading! xoxo sweet sweet Eila! 

Comment by Anna-Karin - DT on April 22, 2012 at 3:22am

Beautiful layout Eila! I am glad you decided to play along! Wonderful embellishments and flowers and a great idea to use a strawberry photo as inspiration for your journaling - which is fabulous.

Jättebra journaling!! Jag känner precis samma om böcker, sedan första turerna till biblioteket med pappa som kanske treåring.

Comment by Patrice on April 21, 2012 at 4:48pm

Love those fabric flowers!

Comment by Tina Walker on April 21, 2012 at 11:19am

SOOO glad you still played along this week Eila!   I could spend hours looking at your yummy details!  So much love goes into each and every layout!  How long does it take you to create your masterpieces?  I think you should frame them up and display ALL of them.  :)

Comment by Dianne Hanson on April 21, 2012 at 4:23am

Beautiful layout and wonderful story. 

Comment by Beate Sandøy on April 20, 2012 at 5:13am

Gorgeous. And what a wonderful story where you compare books and strawberries :-)

Comment by Jenny Evans on April 18, 2012 at 11:37pm

This is gorgeous, Eila!! Love your layout, and your journaling! Couldn't agree with you more!!

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