Friday, 8 February 2013

Exiting News!!


Hello everyone and welcome (for the second time today...). It is not often you'll find me posting twice in one day, but I have some exciting news to share and also a little project to show.
Some of you regulars here have heard me mention Nicecrane Designs a few times in the last few days. Well, the lovely Ignacio has invited me to become part of his Design Team, and so I want to share with you a little project I just finished using some of his gorgeous images. The images I have used for this little book are from the Romantic Valentine Collection 1 & 2
I also used loads of different stamps (I am on a bit of a mission to use more of my stamps, specially those that have been gathering dust for a long time. This means that in many cases I cannot tell you where they came from or who made them....)
The basic booklet was made out of 1 sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper. It is the so called W booklet. Tim Holtz has a tutorial on his blog and reminded everyone two days ago. If you click on his name you'll go straight there. It's quick easy and a lot of fun. The booklet has 6 pages and three pockets.
I'm going to let the photos tell their own story (beware there are quite a few of them....☺)
This is the first double page. The image on the right is from Nicecrane, the left page is made up of collaged elements from the Prima Romance Novel 6 x 6 collection. Here are a couple of close ups

Next double page, again the right side is a Nicecrane image, the left side was stamped and collaged over the paper I used to make the booklet.
And here the left and right side separately:


For the next double page, both sides were stamped and collaged with a few little images from the Romance Novel collection. The top hat was a stamp I found in Michael's Dollar Bin a couple of years ago when visiting the States.
And here is the last double page:
Same story, Nicecrane image on the right and collage and stamping on both pages.

I just realized I forgot to photograph one of the double pages, - how stupid is that? Unfortunately my battery is flat, so this will have to do. Below are the tags that fit inside still. They were all collaged and stamped with bits and pieces from my stash. The stamps I used here are from Artistic Outpost and Kaisercraft.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little project and I'll leave you with a photo of the booklet with the tags inside. Thank you for visiting and see you next time.

51 comments:

Marisa Job said...

Congratulations Astrid!!!! Your projects are always beautiful!!! I wish I could sit down with you and watch you create your masterpieces. Hugs!

Gitte said...

Congratulation. :-) Beautiful project you have made.

Paula Whittaker said...

Congrats Astrid - not surprised you were picked! Beautiful work Mrs.

La Nonna said...

Toutes mes félicitations mais c'est normal tu fais de si jolies choses.

ileyssilver said...

I love your creations and am not surprised by this honor. I actually purchased her book mark images after seeing you gorgeous ones. So glad I found you on Pinterest because I will visiting often.

Paper Profusion said...

Congrats Astrid - this looks very beautiful. Nicola x

May said...

Congratulations Astrid, Stunning work... Love your valentine album.. Full of wonderful images & detail... Love it all.. Hugs May x x x

Annie said...

Absolutely stunning booklet Astrid. Congrats too on being a design team member too. Thrilled for you as it's so well deserved.

I love all the images

Hugs
Annie x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Astrid , gorgeus Valentine Booklet,,,,love the cover, and all over how you aply a really vintage style to my Valentine picts,,,,,,I really love all vintage,,,,,very well done my friend and all over welcome on board.

Dianne said...

Congratulation you'll be a great addition to there design team, thanks so much for the freebies and the sharing you do...

PetraB said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news. Your booklet is absolutely darling.

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous project Astrid and many congratulations on your new DT news..
Yvonne x

Maryann said...

Biiiiiiiiiig CONGRATULATIONS Astrid, you sure deserve that if any. Your work is stunning hun and this book here is absolutely gorgeous too, but so is all your work. You are such a talented lady, and I´m so impressed of it all. Well done and have a wonderful week-end now.

annemarks said...

Beautiful book i would love to hold it and stroke the pages! Lol :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations, Ingrid. You will add a special touch to already beautiful images.
This little book is so sweet. Lovely work both digital and the inky good part.

butterfly said...

Yay!! Welcome to the team - so thrilled to serve alongside you! And what a gorgeous, gorgeous mini album this is... I watched the TH video the other day, and planned to get down to it, but you know how it is... Gorgeous use of the images, and wonderful stamping.
Alison xx

craftimamma said...

A beautiful project Astrid. The images are so lovely and I always love collaged stamping. Congratulations on your new DT post but it's thoroughly deserved.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Belladonna said...

Congratulations! I love these muted colours!

Margyz Paper Games said...

Congratulations Astrid and what a gorgeous book you've created. I'm heading over to the tutorial and hoping I can do half as well. Your booklet is stunning. ox Marg

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous book Astrid and congratulations on your news, but they are really lucky to have you on the team. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

chrissies said...

Congratulations and welld eserve.

The book is just so beautiful.

Love Chrissie xx

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

congratulations,your creativeness has paid off. Lovely images too.

Sophie said...

Oh, mein Gott...
Mir fehlen die Worte.
Ich bin überwältigt, das ist so einmalig schön...

Liebe Grüße xx

Dorthe said...

OH Astrid,you can post as many times a day,as you wants to , It is such a beautiful adventure to visit you, and see what you have created-ALWAYES!
And this book-my goodness -,so much work you have put into it, Ignacio must be proud to see his beautiful images, in your amazing book. The colours blending so lovely the stamps and bits of pieces and your wonderful altering of image backgrounds makes this book a most gorgeous little treasure.
Dear Astrid, a lovely saturday to you,-
xoxo,Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Forgot something : CONGRATULATIONS ofcourse,- on being on Ignacio`s design team . <3 from Dorthe

Debbie Brackett said...

Beautiful book and tags also. Great job.

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so happy for you ... your little album is beautiful!

Natasha said...

Way to go hunni, thats fantastic news and very well deserved,your project are always beautiful. Hugs xNx

Lori Aragon said...

Hi Astrid! I'm a new follower :D Congratulations on being asked to be a part of Ignacio's DT!!! Your creations are just beautiful!

Margie said...

Well deserved Astrid - what a great job you've done with the little album - its just gorgeous. What a lovely gift that would make for a special friend.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful work Astrid, such a gorgeous book and tags and many congrats on your DT news, you will be perfect for the team.
hugs [brenda] x0x

Janet said...

So happy for you. And us!

Tracie Dean said...

Congrats!! Wonderful News!!! Wish you lots of fun!!!

Anita Houston said...

Congrats to you, and these images of NC are fabulous!!!!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Congratulations Astrid, you definitely deserve the spot as your work is always amazing! The booklet here is no exception.

die amelie said...

They all look so beautifully old, Astrid!

Vintage at its best! I love all the thought and detail you put into your incredibly beautiful tags, pages and covers! A true treasure!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Renate Körper said...

Wow, wow,wow
das ist fantastisch schön.
Ich bin ganz doll begeistert.
Renate

Martina2801 said...

Congratulations! These are wonderful creations, dear Astrid! Ignacio can be proud that you're in his design team!

Have a nice sunday my friend.

Rita said...

Good Morning Astrid. What a Fabulous book. I love just everything about it. Hugs Rita xx

firstnightdesign said...

Beautiful, Astrid.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Huge congratulations. Beautiful piece of art too. Tracy x

wintonrosepapercreations said...

Hello Astrid,
So glad I found your blog. Wonderful wonderful work!! I will pop back soon to see what else you've been creating. I am now a follower.
Karen.x

marda said...

Congratulations...well deserved honor. The booklet is just precious.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Many congratulations and what a gorgeous book you have made. You are so inspirational in bringing all these elements together.

Thank you too for the link - I found some lovely bits and pieces there! Looking forward to seeing your designs there too.

die amelie said...

Congrats on these awesome new, Astrid! I am sure you will add to the team just perfectly!!!! Would have chosen you too ;)

Hugs,

Claudia x

Sandie Edwards said...

Congratulations Astrid, he's lucky to have you with your beautiful creations and won't the designs be a perfect fit. Ohhhh I am looking forwards to seeing what you come up with over the next few months, as this is just exquisite!

Geraldine said...

Congratulations and gorgeous booklet

Bärbel said...

Meine Glückwünsche zu Ihrer Mitgliedschaft in Ignacios Design-Team, liebe Astrid. Das Buch und die Tags sind wunderschön, die Motive ganz entzückend - ein wunderbares Werk!

Dragonlady said...

What wonderful news Astrid. Well deserved too. Beautiful creations, thanks for all your inspiration.

Hugs Ali x

Buttons said...

Just catching up and I'm thrilled to hear your news Astrid!!! A well deserved congratulations on joining the team. I adore what you have done here with the images and your own unique style of stamping/collage. Huge hugs to you, Jenny xx

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