18_My Heart Is Home to Stay

Even though I find orange very challenging, this week's palette really inspired me with its softer hues of both green and apricot.

This is my DH on his birthday some years ago, hence the glass of pink bubblies and rose bud on his lapel.

The evidence I have used is the oversized flower from Manor House Creation as well as the other smaller ones. The bling is not in the form of jewels but the misting which has lots of glimmer to it and to show you the array of colours used, here's a photo of ALL the 10 different mists used on this page:
P.S. had to correct myself after I had uploaded and seen the close up of the cluster. Had forgotten there are actually some jewels tucked in there :)

18_My Heart Is Home to Stay - mists used A

18_My Heart Is Home to Stay - mists used B

I also used gesso, molding paste, stamping, masking and you name it to get a really textural background. Here's a close-up to show you the bottom bit under the main cluster:

18_My Heart Is HOme to Stay - 6

My journalling is at the back as usually. It's about when I met my DH late in life. How marriage takes a lot of work, even if love is there and how it can grow even under difficult circumstances.

Thank you so much for looking at my page! More close-ups coming up on my blog shortly:


xoxox Eila

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Comment by Anna-Karin - DT on May 15, 2012 at 11:18am

Wow  Eila, this is just so gorgeous. LOVE the textured and misted background, it looks so wondeful. Och såna fina blommor och en jättebra titel!

Comment by Adrienne Ford on May 11, 2012 at 9:30am

I am a huge fan of misting, but 10. WOWSERS! And in the end, your result is just STUNNING!!!! I just adore everything- your background is sooo incredibly beautiful, and everything has it's perfect place. LOVE!

Comment by Di Garling on May 9, 2012 at 10:11am

STUNNING Eila. We are both on the same tangent on this challenge. Ever since I did Solanges classes I have been dying to do this type of background again & this challenge was just perfect & I can see you thought the same. This looks exquisite. You have totally nailed it. Beautiful.  Cheers Di  xo

Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on May 9, 2012 at 7:20am

Eila, OMGosh, I can’t believe you used ten mists! So gorgeous how the background looks and how it all just flows together, and that lush gathering of blooms—so beautiful and elegant. Your husband is quite handsome! I loved reading your journaling—thank you for sharing that piece of your heart.

Comment by Jenny Evans on May 8, 2012 at 11:07pm

This is gorgeous!! Love your background!!

Comment by Debbie Standard - DT on May 8, 2012 at 7:51pm

Gorgeous Eila!  Love the background and texture you created here!  Beautiful work!

Comment by teresa on May 8, 2012 at 2:11am

wow, AMAZING page!! love the textures

Comment by Kimberly Kett on May 8, 2012 at 1:41am

Just GORGEOUS!  I love what you did with the mists!

Comment by Laura Mooney - DT on May 7, 2012 at 7:26pm

Fabulous misting!

Comment by Ayeeda on May 7, 2012 at 10:18am

Wow, I'm impressed! The background is so incredible! Great textures, details - love it!

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