Sunday, 21 October 2012

Play Time

Did quite a big tidy up at the weekend and got quite depressed about the amount of unused stash I have flying around, some of it so gorgeous, and yet there never seems time to play with it. Well no use moaning, so I decided what I needed was some me time and so I finally did some journaling again. Here's the result:
This started out as a 6 x 8 little flat canvas. I covered it in papers of the Prima Romance Novel paper collection (I have the 6 x 6 pad). Also added some washi tape and strips of old book pages. Then playtime started with gesso, acrylic paints, stencils, stamps and sprays. I alo added texture with Utee that I stamped into and some texture paste here and there. Love doing this. Some of the texture bits were high lighted with Treasdure Gold. For the vocal point I used a La Blanche stamp. I stamped it on tissue paper, coloured with Prisma Color and Inktense pencil and adhered it to the page. Because of the texture underneath the face got a bit blurred, so I stamped that again on stamping paper, cut it out and then matched it up. I went over some of the detail still with a black Pitt pen and a white gel pen. The final step was adding some shading with a charcoal pencil.


I glued it onto the front of the Prima Mixed Media album that I received from our amazing bosses at Snazzys.
Here is the other side, done in a very similar way. Most bits are from the Romance Novel pad, the heart and wings are from a Prima stamp. The wings actually come attached to the heart but I decided to use them in a different way.




28 comments:

Sandie Edwards said...

Looks amazing, love the journal page. What is Treasured Gold that you mention Astrid? The back is gorgeous too, I love that background on both.... and look forwards to seeing if you create 'inside' too.

Sarah said...

I know what you mean about the unused stash that piles up. Where does it all come from?
Beautiful work, Astrid.

joyce said...

I love it when you work on your journal pieces Astrid. Gorgeous work, it has so much depth to it.

Tzi said...

It is just fantastic!!! I love it!!!

Dora said...

This is inspiration!!! Gorgeous!!!

Paula Whittaker said...

fab way of using the stash...might have to do the same!

Maryann said...

Fantastic work here again and awesome use of stashstuff, that´s for sure. Thanks so much for the inspiration here again Astrid, your work is always awesome.

butterfly said...

So beautiful, Astrid... I'm in awe of your vintage creations - so full of character and delight.. the patina of history. Glorious!
Alison x

Debbie Brackett said...

Tell you what, I will come clean your studio in exchange for a little bit of your creative knowledge! I love it!

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

Love your pages ! the "passion" one is amazing !!

Netty said...

wow loving the front part especially and the gorgeous main image. So pleased you treated yourself to some fun time. xx

Beverly Sager said...

Love the texture and colors. Lots of depth and richness. Beautiful work:)

Sandy said...

Wow Astrid your work is brilliant and absolutely unique.
So great techniques.
Love them both.
xoxo

Aux Doigts Agiles said...

Bonjour Astrid,
C'est une nouvelle fois magnifique.
Félicitations, je suis toujours admirative devant d'aussi belle créations.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,
you playing,makes such fantastic beautiful results!
All those effects, you makes ,gessoing,painting,stamping and embossing are making the whole piece so allive and so mysterious exiting,-
I love studying your gorgeous art pieces, to see every detail.
Happy new week to you-Hugs,Dorthe

Ros Crawford said...

Your art work is amazing ... you are very talented

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die amelie said...

Sooo beautiful, Astrid!!!

Pure eye-candy! I really love pictures, that tell a story, like yours do.

Hugs,
die amelie x

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid. I just love your crafty style x

she3655 said...

Absolutely gorgeous art Astrid, it's so stunning, I love it xx

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful work Astrid!! You are very talented!! Have a great week my friend!!

marda said...

This is beautiful..love all the elements you used. Both sides are simply stunning. Wish I had just a bit of your creative style!!

Ephemera said...

MMmn this is so yummy. Love the way you merge everything seamless together to create such a stunning and complete project. I have way to much stash, far too much paper, and now I am building up a fabric mountain too!!. xx

Shirl said...

Astrid you are so talented I drool every time I visit. Would really love to make projects the way you do.

Just missed out on meeting you when you were here in Ireland. Couldn't get to the class you went to it was fully booked. How peeved was I.

Hugs Shirley x x

Belladonna said...

Amazing colours!

snazzyoriginal said...

Just stunning - who would know there was a blank Prima Journal under all that gorgeousness xx

craftimamma said...

How on earth did I miss this post?!? Astrid these covers are breathtaking! I love how you create so many layers, all the gorgeous colours and textures ...... just beautiful!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm so glad you linked back to this today... I'd only seen one of the three linked posts, so many thanks for the peek. Gorgeous work. Truly loving these pages and the cover. Happy Holidays!

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