Sunday, 26 May 2013

Playing Favourites

Hello everyone and welcome.It's not often that I post two project in one day, so hope I am not overwhelming you....

I alo hope you are all having a good week. I have been thinking all week about "favourites", favourite colours, favourite techniques, favourite blogs, favourite products, the list is endless.
Anyway, all of this was started when I noticed the theme at my favourite challenge blog Simon Says Stamp And Show which is Favourite Ink
Well I finally came up with an answer, just in the nick of time. From the word go I knew that my favourite Ink without a doubt was Distress Ink.  I don't think I ever do a project without using it somewhere and I cannot imagine what crafting would be like without it anymore. But which colour? Well, I think many of us have had the same problem, I've read this over and over again this week, and in the end, like many of you, I couldn't decide on just one, so I chose a colour combination of Blue, Green and Brown, with the emphasis on Peacock Feathers. Ok, but that's not the end of this story, because, like I said, my thoughts kept going to other favourites, and the answer was often the same. Favourite technique? I like many, but I think blending inks and stamping came out top. Favourite product? Same story, but I think at the moment it is embossing folders and stencils (oops, that's two, see how hard this is....) Favourite blog? Impossible, I have tons of favourites, just see how long my bloglist is and I get inspiration from all of them, but the one I want to mention right now, because this project was inspired by her, is Anne Kristine from Anne's Paper Fun.
So there you have it, playing favourites was fun, and I hope you like what I came up with, - another favourite, a giant tag turned into a little folder.






Stamps used were from Artistic Outpost and Indigo Blue, and the colours I used were Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Shappy Shutters, Gathered Twigs and a littlebit of Rusty Hinge.
Thanks for visiting and have a creative week!
I am putting this in for Simon Says Stamp and Show

36 comments:

Netty said...

lovely stamping and great choice of colours Astrid. x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great Postcard, love the shape and love the colours very much, it 's idial for a men's card!!! Great work of ART Astrid!!

Greetings
Maria

Marianne said...

This is really awesome. Lovely creation!
xxx Marianne

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my goodness what a stunning interior! Wonderful piece Astrid. Nicola x

Maryann said...

WAUW this is so gorgeous Astrid. Maybe you found a lot of your favorites here just now, but I found one of my really big favorites some times last year, and that was YOU. I absolutely LOVE your stunning creations always, and you are a hufge inspiration to me evvery time I create anything, and no matter what style I´m doing, you´re there in some kind somewhere in it.

Fandhmum said...

This is so beautiful, Astrid and I love that sentiment,
Rosie x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Astrid. I love the sentiment too. I love my distress inks too. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Redanne said...

Glorious colours Astrid, love how you made the tag into this wonderful creation. Every element is beautiful and that sentiment is so thought provoking..... Hugs, Anne x

Lillibelle said...

What a impressively, beautiful card Astrid!
Not only the coloration is great, the many beautiful details are fantastic.

Sarah said...

I think that doily die must be a favorite also, it appears frequently in your work. That is a good thing. I love what you do with it.
Beautiful tag folder, Astrid.

Sue C said...

Really beautiful project Astrid ! Love the colours and how you've used the doily die. Sue C x

May said...

Gorgeous project Astrid, Love all the colours... Great design & Love the use of the doily die... Hugs May x x x

Michelle Webb said...

Astrid this is such a wonderful idea, I LOVE it so much! I love the colours, the stamping and the folded tag. Very inspiring. Michelle x

Dorthe said...

Dearest Astrid, I love the story of how you choosed the favorite colours, and they are truly so beautiful- and gorgeous! also love you using your favorite product,the stensils and ambossing folders! you alwayes makes beautiful use of them...as seen here!!! the embossing looks so fantastic! Also amazing stamps, and the qoute is very lovely!!
I now and then visite Anne- she is a very clever artist,too!
Your folder is such a lovely idea, my friend!
Thankyou for your wonderful comment on my blog- :-)
Hugs from Dorthe

Sophie said...

Wow!
Astrid, das sieht wieder einmal wunderbar aus.
Ich liebe die verwendeten Farben.

Sophie xx

Almo said...

Hi Astrid, I love the colours you have used on this tag, great idea to turn it into a little folder. I am liking the sentiment too. Hugs Mo x

butterfly said...

I'm another huge fan of Anne Kristine's work - and I can see the inspiration here... but also how much of you is in this beautiful make, Astrid. It's completely lovely, glowing colours, great stamping, delicious!
Alison xx

Tracey said...

Astrid this is GORGEOUS,! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Anita Houston said...

What a gorgeous card Astrid! I love all the inks you used and the colors of the card itself! The stamps are fabulous as well as the die cut on the edge of the card. Just super beautiful! Great inspiration too! Thank you for getting inky with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Candy C said...

Astrid...This is a gorgeous card! I love everything about it. Of course your choice of colors is exquisite...as it always is. I love the distressed doily across one end of the tag. That looks amazing. I also love all of your blending and random stamping. Beautiful use of Distress Inks! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Fabulous Astrid!The blue green combo with a touch of purple for me, I love peacock feathers too. Hugs,
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

sharon said...

This is probably my all time favorite piece Astrid! I LOVE it! Everything about it! WOW!!

chrissies said...

Such wonderful ideas on this Astrid and the choice of the ink colours is wonderful as they go sp well together.

Love Chrissie xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow, Astrid, what can I say? Absolutely beautiful folder. Magic mix of colours, you do those so well and I love the stamps you've used. This project is just stunning!! ox Marg

Ros Crawford said...

I had exactly the same problem with the Beauty challenge! So much to choose from!
This is lovely and oh so true ... I love the blues and greens the most I think ...

Kelly Neis said...

You are not overwhelming me, bring on more!! I love your creations and style. The colors are so rich and are perfect together on this project. Love it.
Hugs Kelly

Cathy A said...

Fabulous! Folder your blending of inks the flowers everything just perfect

Claire said...

Gorgeous artwork Astrid, love the colour palette and the beautiful verse inside.
Claire xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous!

Lucy x

Terry said...

Oh so gorgeous is this "postcard" tag! I so adore how you used that doily edge die! Now I might actually use mine! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

Buttons said...

Adore the blend of colours here Astrid and I can totally see why choosing one would be impossible. Love the embossing around the doily edge and the way the colours have progressed along the length of the tag. Hugs, Jenny x

Dianne said...

Not overwhelming,just blowing me away, this is soooooo gorgeous,the colors are so delicious,all that gorgeous stamping, the stenciling, WOW what a gorgeous make, I too love the sentiment and so true. I just went to Ann blog she is a wonderful artist, Thanks for sharing it all, you blow me away, did I say that already :)..

Terri said...

Fabulous work!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Cleverly designed and full of many favourites, stamps, colours, die, flowers ......... Love this.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Nicecrane Designs said...

The perfect stamping Astrid,,,,,,, A True Play of Art my friend.

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderbare und außergewöhnlich Karte mit dem schönen Verschluss und wunderschönen Farben und Stempelmotiven.

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