Sunday, 13 July 2014

Stencil It for Countryview challenges.

Hello everyone and thanks so much for dropping in!!
This month the theme over at the Countryview Crafts Chalenge Blog is Stencil It and today it is my turn to share my second project for the challenge .
I made a large tag card and this is how I went about it:
I started with a large Prima tag from my stash and covered it with a mix of Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen and Pumice Stone Distress paints using a very old and crusty brayer.
Because the brayer had crusted paint on it (I know, I know I should have washed it before the paint dried...) it gave me some cool textures already. I also added some strips of old book paper.
I added some more paint, Walnut Stain Distress and this time added it with a smooth brayer, I also spritzed it with water a little.
Next I put some Grunge Paste on my craft mat and with a small palette knife mixed Black Soot and Walnut Stain Distress paints though it, until I had a nice dark coffee coloured paste. I scraped that through a couple of stencils, The Tim Holtz Cargo Layering stencil and a damask stencil from my stash. I let it dry for a bit by itself and then dried it further with my heat gun, this made the grunge paste bubble up a bit.
I also spritzed over it with a home made spray (Vintage Photo re-inker and water).
For the following step I glued an old book page to a piece of Kraftcard and ran that through my Big Shot using the Tim Holtz Tattered Doily die.. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI and adhered it to my tag:

(Don't look too closely or you will see that the book paper is upside down) ah well...

Now for the final bits:
I coloured some smooth stamping card with Tumbled Glass DI and spritzt it a few times with a home made gold mica spray. I then stamped the large Dragon Fly from the Tim Holtz Classics 1 set in Jet Black archival, cut it out and adhered it to my tag.
I then made a little book using the Spellbinders Labels 7 die, some old book pages and a piece of Kraft card. I inked the book pages with Vintage photo and adhered a bit of ribbon and an Ideaology Pen Nib and glued it all to my tag.
The final touches were the words that came from the Classic 17 set and a type charm and ribbon at the top and then I mounted it first on white and then a Kraft card card base that I had stenciled around the edges with the Tim Holtz Trellis Layering Stencil.
Hope you like my vintage book card and that it has inspired you to take out some stencils and play along with our challenge!!


61 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning Astrid. Such beautiful colour tones and the most gorgeous texture and detail.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  2. Wonderful textured layers and techniques.......Stunning!!

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  3. Awesome colours, some great textures and wonderful images. Love your Tag Astrid! :-) xxx

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  4. Wow Astrid what an amazing work of Art, great use of colours end texture, Great image and I love your little book a lot!!
    Greetings
    Mariaxx

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  5. Fabulous texture and elements. I particularly love the little book and pen nib as the field notes. Xx

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  6. Stunning tag card with wonderful textures. I like the idea of the old, crusty brayer :)

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Ooooh Astrid, I do like this very much indeed, the colours work so well and the 'inked up' grunge paste - never thought of that so will be giving that a go, thanks for the inspiration.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  8. Big WOW! Wonderful tag, love the background and the various elements, just beautifully combined. My brayers are more than 40 years old, and have NEVER been washed! Have fun in Down Under! Hugs, Valerie

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  9. Das ist großartig, Astrid.
    Ich liebe dieses kleine Buch.
    Das hast du wunderschön gemacht.
    Eine excellente Arbeit.

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  10. Oh Astrid - ich bin ganz verliebt in dein Tag - die Farben sind fantastisch und das kleine Buch eine geniale Idee - alles ist so harmonisch - ein Traum!!!! (Das konnte ich nicht in englisch sagen :-). Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  11. Wonderful tag and design. Love the detailing. Great structure. Happy crafting Anneke.

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  12. Wow, great layers, great tag Astrid...

    have a nice Sunday, Alie

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  13. This is absolutely stunning Astrid,just perfect. Love that old paper,ties everything together beautifully.

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  14. Wow I love this Astrid. All those yummy colours and texture you achieved with your mucky brayer look fab. I also love all the layers you achieved but what I love most is your little book which is a great addition. Xx

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  15. Wow Astrid, that damask stenciling is just stunning and I love the beautiful background you created with your crusty brayer. The addition of the little book is just perfect! Hugs, Anne xx

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  16. As always you´ve done such a fabulous job on this tag here. It is sooooo beautiful and I love the colors.
    Hope you´re enjoying time with your family around right anow and havig a wonderful time.

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  17. That's just gorgeous Astrid, I have just added the Tattered Doily Die to my list ;) Elizabeth xxx

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  18. Astrid, this tag is gorgeous. Love the colours and textures. The dragonfly is one of my favourites. Jean.x

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  19. This tag is fantastic, Astrid! I love the colors and the textures but it's that little book made from a die that I absolutely love!!! What a wonderful creation!

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  20. Oh my, what a beautiful tag Astrid! How do you manage to make so many creations and holiday at the same time? You are AMAZING! As always I am loving all the texture on this piece. Brilliant! Karen.x

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  21. Astrid your tag is stunning...

    Anne

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  22. gorgeous tag, beautifull elements and I just love the Libelle!
    Groetjes Karin

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  23. I meant to say dragonfly, haha

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  24. I love this tag, the damask stencil is so high in texture, perfected by the brown ink, and the pen nibs...! So gorgeous tag!

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  25. Gorgeous tag Astrid!! Don't know how you do it but you have more creations happening here while you're away than I do and I am home!! Amazing!! Do hope the weather in Melbourne is better than ours in Adelaide. It's been cold here!! (for us anyway) Love your tag as I always do. Fabulous colours and awesome texture and I love that little book!! Awesome!! ox

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  26. Fabulous tag Astrid, love the textures. My brayer doesn't get cleaned very often either.
    Yvonne

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  27. This is utterly wonderful Astrid and I really enjoy seeing your progress!
    xxx Susi

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  28. so many wonderful Details like that adorable book - great composition

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  29. stunning make - its gorgeous Astrid xx

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  30. SQUAWK, shut the front door, an AMAZING creation. that background is FANTASTIC, and the tiny book, THE BOMB.... Love your dragonfly, everything is just perfection, I'm glad I saved you for last, I'm off to my desk full up with inspiration and JOY, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))...

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  31. I noticed but it certainly did not take away from the beauty of this tag! The background is gorgeous and with all that texture and I think it is so clever how you made the book out of the die! Love this!

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  32. What a beautiful tag!! Love all the texture and details!!

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  33. I love the blue and brown combination, and the grunge paste is just the BEST!! You are the best Astrid, this is beautiful!

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  34. Just stunning Astrid! I love the texture and newsprint! The field notes with the book is an awesome touch!

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  35. It's such a beautiful tag, Astrid - amazing damask texture, and the book pages in the background and in your tiny book are wonderful. Lovely colours too, of course!
    Alison xx

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  36. Gorgeous mixed media vintage/grunge design. I also love the little book/pen nib and the dragonfly, awesome! Shirleyx

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  37. Oh Astrid I adore this tag with all the stencilled layers, so beautiful. Mo x

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  38. Super gorgeous Astrid. Love the littke book! Nicola x

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  39. It is such a treat to see you work Astrid and this is so beautiful. I'm glad to see you got that damask stencil and have really put it to great use here for some fabulous texture. Jenny x

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  40. A fantastic tag with great texture. The little book and the pen nib are great eye catcher.

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  41. Wonderful work! That little book is so cute and the stencilling with the distress inks is brilliant!

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  42. Astrid, I adore your tag! What can I say that others have not? Simply fabulous!

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  43. This is grand, Astrid!

    LOVE all of the stencilling and the little book looks marvellous!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  44. OMG, Astrid! This is just spectacular! The details and phenomenal! I love, love, love the little book! I haven't heard of Grunge paste but I am going to get it!

    You've really outdone yourself. It is gorgeous! btw...thanks for the blog luv. :) Hugs, Cathy

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  45. really beautiful, great vintage colours and textures + a lovely little book! Hugs, Kerstin

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  46. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the texture and rich colours, so glad to have stopped by, Very inspiring
    Hugs Julie P

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  47. What a rich and wonderful look you achieved on your tag Astrid! Really lovely! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Australia!

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  48. OMGoodness!! I love your book card, Astrid! It's stunning and there's so much to touch ;) And, what upside down book page? I don't see anything ;)! XOXO-Shari T.

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  50. gorgeous...thanks for the tutorial.

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  51. Astrid
    Apologies for my visits being so hit and miss but there has been enforced time away from on-line activities, including visiting friends blogs.
    The texture is yummy and it looks so authentically rusted. I also adore that little notebook you created, such a beautiful idea.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  52. Astrid
    Apologies for my visits being so hit and miss but there has been enforced time away from on-line activities, including visiting friends blogs.
    The texture is yummy and it looks so authentically rusted. I also adore that little notebook you created, such a beautiful idea.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  53. Astrid
    Apologies for my visits being so hit and miss but there has been enforced time away from on-line activities, including visiting friends blogs.
    The texture is yummy and it looks so authentically rusted. I also adore that little notebook you created, such a beautiful idea.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  54. Wow loving this tag Astrid all the layers each building on the last another great tag. Dee x

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  55. Wow, dear Astrid, what gorgeous work again! I had too less time to write, but I always hop over here to have a look at your new creations, so inspiring :).
    I hope, you are having a wonderful time with your family in Australia.
    xxx Evelyn

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  57. What a super tag! Love all the texture and that darling wee book.

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  58. so beutiful and vintage! i love the distressed doily and the little book is so brilliant! BArbarayaya

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  59. Absolutely stunning Astrid. Scrumptious texture! And you tiny book has its own bookmark. Love those kind of details. -- Mary Elizabeth

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