Monday, 22 September 2008

Mixed Media Monday


The theme at MMM is to show what we love to do.

I recently learnt how to do faux leather backgrounds and I love doing them. This is a page I did for someone who shall remain nameless for the time being, as part of a round robin journal I'm involved in. It has several other techniques i love. The little embellishment in the corner is stamped utee coloured with perfect pearls, the words are grungeboard, coloured with a mix of different inks and perfect pearls to give them a metal kind of effect.

29 comments:

Femmy said...

fabulous Astrid!!! can you give me a site adress for a tutorial ????

vintage wil said...

wow astrid , wat een schitterend werk !!!
heel mooi.

Gillian said...

Astrid, this is beautiful, i love your faux leather background and the richness of the colours is just wonderful, love the grungeboard too:)

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful.

Rein said...

What a beautiful piece!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wonderful texture background.
Amazing creation. Love them.

Beth said...

Wonderful design, and I can see why you love the faux leather look -- it's delightful!

Kathy said...

Soft and pretty, but bold too. I love the back ground.

Moni said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte!!!

katrin said...

astrid - this faux leather look is FANTASTIC and you peice GORGEOUS!!! what a brilliance of color.

Zuzu's Blog said...

the faux leather is very effective.. lovely piece :-)

herminesplace said...

Absolutelty gorgeous, love the warm rich colours.

Diana Evans said...

wow! your faux leather backgrounds are stunning!!! wonderful work...

Char said...

Fabulous fabulous art. Love those colors.

Willy said...

Wonderful piece!

Viola said...

Ganz klasse, Astrid!

Moira said...

This is gorgeous, the richness of the colour and texture is amazing

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful artwork, love the colours and your leather backgrounds are stunning.

Cindy said...

The faux leather background is amazing! This is a beautiful piece.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful textured canvas, I just LOVE it! such a great message too....don't look back :)

Chris said...

I love your leather effect background... such a beautiful piece of art. Whoever receives this page will be a lucky lady :)

Chriss Rollins said...

wonderful art warm autumn colours great piece all round.
chriss x

Barb Conroy said...

Gorgeous work Astrid. The background is perfect!!
~xx Barb xx~

nicktośka said...

wow! love the background!

mixedmediamonday said...

Astrid - this is beautiful - the colours are amazing! Diane

Nicks said...

cor blimey guv, this is awesome!

Shelly said...

Absolutely love this Astrid. The depth of color on the faux leather, the grunge and the Utee are wonderful elements!

Simple Journeys said...

All the techniques work together to create a stunning piece!

Carole said...

I haven't tried the faux leather background yet. This is a gorgeous piece.

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