Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Positivity Continued

Hello everyone, hope you are all happy and healthy and thank you so much for dropping by here!
It's been a while since I have shared another spread in my Positivity Journal. So here you go, the next pages:


This time I played with Distress Stains and Inks, I also used some Tattered Angels Chalk Mists, all of this over pre-gessoed pages. I also threw some Picket Fence Crackle paint into the mix. 
Before starting on any colour work, I adhered a Sizzix die cut to one of the pages for some texture. Hard to see from the photo, I know. The vocal stamp is an Inkylicious one. The text is a Unity stamp from Donna Downey.
Here you can see a bit more of the texture and crackle, That yummy blue (well I like it anyway) is the chalk mist. I have had it for ages and was so glad to find a use for it. You can expect to see more of it in the future.
Here is the other side, with a pocket (cut with a Tim Holtz  ticket die) and a tag for journaling. The butterfly was cut from the Madame Payraud's  paper collection, (another new favourite) as were the bits and pieces on the tag.
Here's a close up of the pocket.

And here is the tag: 
If you want to find out more about the positivity journal, check out this post. Meanwhile I hope you like these pages, I am still managing to write something for every day and have plenty of space left on my tags. My main problem is that with all the tags my journal is getting so fat it is starting to split apart. I may have to switch to another one soon....
That's one of the reasons I have only made one tag for this page.

I'll leave you with this wonderful quote and hope you are having a creative and positive time yourself.

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” 

Mahatma Ghandi


42 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

beautiful MM art with awesome colors, texture and quote Astrid!

Anne Kristine said...

Oh..my..this is awesome!
Love it!
Hugs, Anne

Dots Dabbles said...

ditto...awesome, and beautiful art!!! So very inspiring Astrid!
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful, beautiful pages Astrid, your mix of texture,and colour always amaze me and you create such artsy pieces that delight the eyes. The Ghandi quote is so beautiful too xx

chrissies said...

Stunning! Such beautiful colours to have chosen and a wonderful quote

Chrissie x

Redanne said...

Wonderful, wonderful pages Astrid, I do love that chalky blue and I adore that big butterfly! That is such a great quote too, thank you for sharing it. Hugs, Anne x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is stunning AWESOME ... the depth is tremendous .. love the composition and saying too...

BEAUTIFUL!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh!! Wow!! You are so good at creating these pages Astrid!! I love it!! Gorgeous colour (loooove that blue) and, of course gorgeous texture too!! Are there many people joining in with this Astrid?? Just wondered. If there were a few of us maybe we should start a Facebook page just for this Journal so we could all share our pages. Just a thought!! These pages are stunning!!!! ox

Lululiz said...

Your pages have such incredible depth, I love your techniques.
The Ghandi quote is beautiful, something we should all live by.

Maryanne said...

I love these pages, Astrid. Once again the texture you achieve is beautiful. Putting a die cut down first is an idea I will be borrowing! My journal is getting too thick also and I'm cutting back on the more dimensional additions. I have to take some pics and blog them. But, your journal is just so wonderful!

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my god Astrid, these pages are soo gorgeous. I just love everything about them, and that last sentiment is also sooo amazing and sooo true, Wish everyone would live after that, then this earth would be a much better place for everyone, I´m sure.

rachel said...

so beautiful and so profound Astrid - love the texture and that butterfly is awesome xx

butterfly said...

Well, you might imagine that these pages have won my heart! Beautiful colours, with brown softening those vivid blues, and the butterfly is stunning. Love the words, and the texture, and, and, and... Fabulous, Astrid!
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

Stunning pages, the colours textures and details are all truely beautiful. Love the quote at the end of your post.
Yvonne

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A feast for the eyes, gorgeous colors and textures. Totally inspirational!

Hugs,
Linda

Dorthe said...

Astrid, dear, they are gorgeous, the blue and brown together ,the fantastic techniques ,you used, and beautiful bytterfly -also love the pocket !!
And Ghandi is so true in his qoute of wisdom!!
Hugs,Dorthe

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my gosh your pages are gorgeous. I love all the details and textures along with the pockets and tags. Thanks for the inspiration. Shirleyx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great page, love that grungy look with the blue....woww...fab!

Jann said...

Stunning! I love your journal pages, and the quote at the bottom of the post is wonderful-so worth sharing!

Jann said...

Stunning! I love your journal pages, and the quote at the bottom of the post is wonderful-so worth sharing!

Paper Profusion said...

Totally beautiful Astrid. I do hope that the album 'holds together' or you can start another - they are wonderful inspiration thank-you. Nicola x

Sandy said...

Beautiful Astrid - such a wonderful idea to have a positive art journal. Life is tough and the more love and beauty and positive feelings we put around us, the better we become I think. Love following you kid. You always inspire.
Sandy xx

Marianne said...

Wauw, very very beautiful!! xxx Marianne

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful! Love those fab fresh colours and the Butterfly is spectacular, have just got these papers need to get then out!

Jools x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Astrid, that's a fantastic spread. Love the colors, the texture and the saying.

May said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...Your pages are amazing Astrid... o my word the texture, colours & fabulous images...the quote is brilliant... Love it... Hugs May x x x

whyducks said...

Beautiful

Terry said...

Astrid, I really do enjoy visiting and seeing all the details that go into your pages! Brilliant how you added the die cut piece for texture and the crackling is stunning! Love the ticket pocket for the little tag! Gorgeous!

Marisa Job said...

Another amazing creation!! Love it!!

massofhair said...

The blue you have used is SO BEAUTIFUL i need it now! Your Positivity Journal is always a treat to see, these two pages are heart warming and loving. The Gandhi quote is so true, am glad you are letting us share.

You are always an inspiration, love your style :-) xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid , Your work is really amazing, I love all those pretty details, your structureon thes page is marvellous and your design is too!!! Great ARt , If one you like to do a swap you are always wellcome!!!

Greetings
Maria

Buttons said...

Wish I could journal like you... such a beautiful mix of textures and colours and I love the addition of the crackle here. Jenny x

Jennie Atkinson said...

I am just loving these posts Astrid and always have to visit when I have lots of time to take it all in! What wonderful details you have created - and so different from your other pages. I love the wonderful textures and the colour combination is just stunning. Just fabulous!!! Jennie x

Netty said...

Beautiful textured spread Astrid, loving the colours and the great quote. Hugs Annette x

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Astrid,, these pages are FANTASTIC, love the colors, the texture is SUPERB, the butterfly is gorgeous, that pock is perfection, I love pockets and tags you do them like no other, thanks for sharing all this creativity, so inspiring, have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Hach, Astrid, this is wonderful again! I love all the texture and the colors (I never get it this way you do)are adorable! The quote is great and the words of Ghandi at the end of the post I´ll print out for me as a reminder ;)
xxx Evelyn

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Gorgeous pages, I love them :)

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Beautiful pages, I really love that blue too! Great texture & choice of imagery.
I am also a huge fan of the new Madame Payraud collection. I can see a lot of use for it in the future, it already features strongly in one of my art journal pages which I really hope to share soon :)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful textured pages, love the soft colors and all elements, really amazing!
Hugs Anja

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, absolutely mesmerizing - gorgeous pages, Astrid! xx

AngelicaS said...

Beautiful pages, love the structure and the color combination,

Inkypinkycraft said...

absolutely gorgeous , glorious colours and textures. i love your pages and this one is a firm favourite.............as usual playing catch up :( hugs x trace x

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