Sunday, 12 May 2013

Inspired by Nature and a giveaway

Hello everyone, happy Sunday and welcome to you all!
Today it is my turn to show a project over at the Artistic Stamper.

I decided to make an accordion booklet, inspired by images of nature. I am so longing for Spring to arrive properly at last and I totally love some of the nature inspired stamps that are being stocked in The Artistic Stamper shop

Here are a couple of sneaky peeks, to see the full project and description of how I made it, please click here.

And now for the best bit: I have 3 colours of Distress Paint to give away: Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean and Wild Honey. To be eligible to win all you need to do it leave a comment both here and on the Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog.
I will pick a random winner next Sunday and will announce the winner over at the Artistic Stamper blog
Have a creative day and see you next time
I am going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge where the theme is Inspired By

70 comments:

Deborah said...

Love the combination of the beautiful inked and stamped pages and the fab Graphic 45 part.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A gorgeous creation with lovely stamping and colouring Astrid!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Pattie McClimans said...

Really nice booklet, will go check out the stamper blog now.

GillOsmond said...

Thank you Astrid, I am inspired to get out my ink stamps and papers - and to GO FOR IT! I spend too much of the little time I have for Craftin trying to be perfect!

Sharon said...

These are awesome... Every time I come here I am just filled with inspiration...

Nikki said...

Stunning Album very inspirational :) thank you for the chance too hugs Nikki

Rita said...

Fabulous piece of art. The colours are so beautiful. Thank you for the chance of such a generous giveaway. Off now to visit the Artistic Stamper. Have a good day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Glennis said...

Absolutely love it!
Thanks for the chance to win - what a great birthday gift that would be for me (19th is my b/day)

Pavana said...

Awesome.. Thanks for the giveaway.. Pavana

marda said...

A sweet little ode to Spring.
Love the colors/stamps. Hope you have spring for real... soon.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Just checked out the little book and it's gorgeous. You have a wonderful knack with colours and stamping that is just awesome. Thank you also for a chance to win these gorgeous paints. ox Marg

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous book Astrid, I love how you have put this one together and even decorated the back. Thanks for sharing and offering a great giveaway.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Marisa Job said...

What a gorgeous accordion mini book!! Love it!

Tracie Dean said...

Love the book! It turned out wonderful!

Disco Queen said...

Hi Astrid, Your mini book is absolutely stunning! I love how you have managed to combine papers & stamping flawlessly, without them being part of the same design set. You have inspired me to make more of an effort to mix & match my stash.

Shirley Chillman said...

So much to see Astrid and all so delicious and pretty. Have just popped over and had a closer look ... beautiiiiiiful.

Hugs Shirley x x

Maryann said...

Astrid this little mini here is as always gorgeous, and all the stunning colors you´ve used, I just love it, and better get over to see how you really made it too now.
Happy Mothers DAy to all inhere and thanks so much for the chance to win some cool paint too. You´re sooo generous.

chrissies said...

A very beautiful creation as always Astrid.

Love Chrissie x

Ephemera said...

Just stunning Astrid such arresting colours, totally love it. xx

Anonymous said...

Saw this on the Artistic Stamper blog & had to visit yours. Your work is fantastic, love the tag in the previous post.

Wendy L said...

This book is stunning and a real keepsake too. xxx

Sue C said...

Stunning Astrid ! Love everything about it ! Sue C x

Helen said...

Wow, Astrid, what a gorgeous mini book - the images and colours are fantastic!!

Marianne said...

Hello Astrid, So glad I found you through the artistic stampers blog and I became a follower, because you have so much wonderfull creations on your blog that I can get inspired by. Your art is amazing. Love the booklet!! Great colouring and stamps and what a beautifull item to have. xxx Marianne MW

Eemeli said...

I already commented on your creation on the other blog so here I just say thanks for the chance to win :)

Hugs,
Eemeli

darcydaydream said...

love love love this and thanks for the chance to add some more DP to my stash...
Christine in Darcy....xx

Crafting Newbie said...

Astrid, Your accordion booklet is beautiful. Your crafting mojo is well & truly back on form, not that I ever believed it was gone. Barbara x

Redanne said...

You have made up for the Spring we all so dearly want to happen, with your gorgeous accordian booklet Astrid. Thank you too for the chance to win your generous give-away. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

Been, seen, adore! Don't include me in the draw Astrid as I'm lucky enough to have the set and others NEED to try them:) Hugs, Jenny x

Ann said...

Stunning project Astrid!! And very lovely giveaway too......I wouldn't mind some Distress Paints, thanks very much :)
Ann xx

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your little book! I think the arch page is very sweet!

Vada said...

OMGoodness Astrid!! What a Totaly Beautifl Little Book!
Your coloring is outstanding! Also love yor tags from the last 8 post! To Die For.
Hugs Vada

Paper Profusion said...

Have had a look at both in detail - they are gorgeous - tell you what though, I prefer your 'own papers' to the G45s and I'm a big G45 fan! Nicola x

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous mini book!! Love all the images and papers you used! Thanks for sharing the extra pics over on the Artistic Stamper blog... lovely!

Алла АА said...

АСТРИД, У ВАС ОЧЕНЬ КРАСИВЫЕ РАБОТЫ, Я ИХ ОЧЕНЬ ЛЮБЛЮ, Я ЧЕРПАЮ В НИХ ВДОХНОВЕНИЕ!

Carol Q said...

the first accordian book is beautifully coloured Astrid.

Christine D said...

every detail is perfect and the colours divine, its wonderful - you are so talented and thanks for sharing fun with us too, fingers crossed for paint.

Margie said...

So pleased I popped across to the Artistic Stampers blog to find the how-to details for your lovely little book. Just the thing for a Spring project. Margie x

ionabunny said...

This is such a glorious project. A true celebration of spring. Definitely, the dragonfly and the butterflies are my favourites.

Jennifer Scull said...

all of your projects always take my breath away with their beauty and attention to detail. thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

I appreciate the chance to win some of these fun paints. I haven't tried them yet, but they look great!

Sarah said...

I love this project inside and out...absolutely fabulous, Astrid!

May said...

Just came back from seeing this delightful little book in all it's glory... Wonderful art work astrid..Hugs May x x x

Dawn Louise said...

these books are really inspiring. different things to see and all flows beautifully keeping within your theme. worth all your work, they are little treasures x

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,
I never tried to make an accordion book- and could be so inspired from your beautiful ,beautiful one!!
Those colours and nature items are gorgeous!- Will leave you, to go see more at Arstistc Stamper!!
Hugs, Dorthe

Chris Gualazzi said...

I love it!!

dakota said...

Always love to see your latest creations

dakota said...

Always love to see your latest creations

Cathy A said...

Each page of this book is a delight on the eyes, this must of taken hours to create, thanks for sharing with us!

unni's scrappeboble said...

Woooow, så mye fantastisk flott du har laget, såååå dyktige :)

butterfly said...

Already a long comment at AS, but I left myself one thing to say here: I love the rustic finishing touch of the trimmings!
(Oh, and I have the paint colours, so no need to put my name in the hat... )
Alison xx

Rita said...

New follower drawn by your gorgeous work! :)

milissa d said...

I truly love clicking on and seeing all your beautiful art. you really inspire me and I made my very own first lace / doily book for my mom and I wl post it on my blog soon. keep an eye out for it.
defuscodesign.blogspot.com
very glad you follow me
hugs
milissa

Kate said...

This is a lovely collection of art! Every one is beautiful!

Anita Houston said...

Nature is THE ultimate inspirer!!!! She just knows how to get us going, doesn't she? I love your accordion book!!! Each page is fabulous, and the sunflower cover is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Lori Aragon said...

I've left you a comment on the Artistic Stamper blog... I forgot to say Thank You for the instructions on how you made this BEAUTIFUL accordian book!!! Simply amazing!!!

Thank you for a chance to adopt these distress paints :)

MaxineD said...

The more I look at this beautiful book the more I love it -= the depth and detail is amazing.
Blessings
Maxine

Candy C said...

Astrid...as always, a stunning piece. Your blended backgrounds are such gorgeous hues and color combinations. I love your random stamping on each one. The nature elements that you've included on each one are all so unique and beautifully done. I love the dimension you've given them. I love your design of each accordion page. Absolutely beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Ann Marie said...

The best of all worlds - a nature mini book with gorgeous colors and beautiful butterflies!! Wonderful inspiration, as always! Thanks Astrid :)

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Beautiful - have left a comment on the Artistic stamper site too x

Dianne said...

Astrid this is OUTSTANDING....
Every page is gorgeous, from the background to the cut out stamped you made, then the back is wonderful, you deserve every wonderful word said by all these lovely comments, thanks for sharing...

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely beautiful and I love the colours you have used,
Rosie x

Bärbel said...

Jede einzelne Seite ist excellent gestaltet, das Buch ist traumhaft schön!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Ellie Knol said...

I think I am your biggest admirer as far as your ART is concerned... hehe.. I had a look at the whole project on the Artistic Stamper website, and this is just gorgeous, LOVELY stamping.

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid. The colours are amazing.x

Sandie Edwards said...

drool worthy (as always, I am glad your gorgeous creations are not in front of me lol) your accordion piece is amazing, totally awesome, gob-smackingly beautiful!!!

Nicecrane Designs said...

What a beautiful work and all over such a lot of different textures and colors......wowwww

Brandina said...

I just love this little book, it's so pretty!

Is there a way to make an accordian book using separate panels? I've been trying to figure out how I could connect them correctly.

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I could use more distress inks....it's so hard to stock up.

sharon said...

I adore it, everything about it is beautiful, the dragonfly is my favorite!

Tamara Churchill said...

You are so very talented!

Pat C. said...

Oh, your little booklet is just gorgeous, Astrid! Each page is a beauty in its own right, but bound together, they have created a "whole" that is even lovelier than the "sum of the parts"!

Thank you for the chance to win your generous giveaway.: ) xoxo

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