Friday, 28 December 2012

Happiness

Hello everyone, welcome and an especially warm welcome to my new followers.
 I have called this post happiness because that is what I feel when I think of my new grand daughter and when I have the time to play in my journal. This page includes one of the more recent photos of her and she certainly is one happy little girl, and yes, she is a girl even though there is a lot of blue in this page.


 As no doubt you can see, this page is heavily influenced by the work of Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair) again. I love the way she incorporates photos into her work.

I started by covering my page with old book paper, then added numerous strips of other papers, tape, burlap ribbon, lace, metal bits and flowers and finally my photo. The next step was to cover everything with a thick layer of Gesso. I then coloured it all with various ink sprays (Dylusions, Cosmic Shimmer and Tattered Angels) I protected my photo with a baby wipe while doing this, a trick I learnt from Anna. I also added some stamping with various background stamps. The final bit was to add the sentiment which was computer generated.



 Here you can see some of the detail still.
 

26 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning Astrid.

Geraldine said...

beautiful page and baby

Netty said...

oooh she is so cute Astrid and the page really does her justice, beautiful. xx

Susie Bentz said...

COngrats on such a beautiful little granddaughter! I love this style layout. Thanks for the link...I will go check it out!

Tracie Dean said...

A gorgeous page! You are so very talented.

Your granddaughter is beautiful.

annemarks said...

Beautiful work :)

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful page!! Your granddaughter is so cute!!!

Dots Dabbles said...

This is so very beautiful Astrid! Happiness is perfect for this page. A stunning way to show your grand daughter!!!
Dot x

Margyz Paper Games said...

Stunning page Astrid and such a gorgeous little baby. I understand your delight. Wishing you all the best for 2013. ox Marg

Amber Hickey said...

She certainly looks happy Astrid her expression is pure joy. Gorgeous page layout wih some stunning shading of colours.

Hugs Shirley x x

chrissies said...

Such a beautiful page for a beautiful little girl. I imagine you showing it to her when she is old enough to understand and I am sure she will be thrilled.

Have a wonderful 2013

Love Chrissie xx

Maryann said...

Such an awesome page for such a beautiful little girl too. I love the blue shades in this it looks soo amazing and it´s really beautiful work Astrid.
have a wonderful New year and I´m so looking forward to see, what you´ll create for us in the year to come now. So exiting.

craftimamma said...

Oh Astrid, this is stunning. Such a beautiful photo of your gorgeous granddaughter. No wonder she makes you feel happy! It's impossible not to smile when looking at her photo.
As for the blue, it's my eldest (5 yrs) granddaughter, Izzy's favourite colour ........ she's never been a pink girl, lol!
Thanks for the tips. I'm intrigued by how to use the babywipe to protect the photo as I had been wondering how you did that and yet the photo still looks 'part of' the page rather than an add-on. A piece of work to be proud of my friend.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dorthe said...

OH it is wonderful, Astrid,-what a sweet photo of your grand daughter-and your collaged piece is stunning,with all the layers and beautiful colour tones-a beautiful treasure.
Hugs,Dorthe

Ros Crawford said...

What a stunning piece of art this is ... absolutely adorable baby ... I just love all the details in your work ...

butterfly said...

A glorious page, Astrid - the textures and patinas are wonderful, and I thoroughly applaud blue for a girl... it's my favourite colour and it's also relatively recently (the Victorians I believe) who decided girls were pink and boys blue... until then, girls were associated with blue as a soft, delicate colour, and boys with martial pinks and reds!!
What a wonderful smile she's got too...
Alison xx

Jackie said...

Your grandbaby is just adorable and the page is gorgeous!

Heather Jacob said...

divine with a capital D... such a divine and gorgeous little grandie xoxoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

What a treasure! (Your granddaughter, AND the page).

Carola Bartz said...

This is gorgeous, Astrid! I love to include photos in my work as well, but I don't do it too often for some weird reason.

Dragonlady said...

Another fantastic page, love the colours.

hugs Ali x

Piper... the Woodland Wanderer said...

I've recently discovered Finnabar's work too and am obsessed! It's so intricate and soft at the same time. Your page is beautiful, what a sweet grandchild! Thanks for sharing your work, I'm a relatively new subscriber and always get inspired when I visit here.

unni's scrappeboble said...

Woooow, so beautiful, absolut gorgeous :)

Anita Houston said...

Amazing texture and color! What a fabulous piece you've made here!

Sandie Edwards said...

Totally gorgeous and so is your Grand-daughter... how precious is this piece of art. Adore it!!

Bärbel said...

Eine traumhaft schöne Seite haben Sie mit Ihrer süßen Enkelin gestaltet, absolut bewundernswert!

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