Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Feeling honoured

Today my wonderful blog friend Buttons told me that one of my projects had been chosen by Tim Holtz to receive a Blogworthy Link.


Am I excited, - well yes, who wouldn't be right? The link actually goes to the Snazzys blog, as it was one of the DT posts I did for them. As I only showed a sneak peek here, I now feel I want to show the full project here and how I did it, so here goes:

 I started with three colours of Distress Paints, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage and Frayed Burlap. I layered on a good layer of paint, spritzt a bit with water and then dried with my heat gun. I then played around with some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape  and Prima Washi Tapes. I also used some stencils and masks  from my stash,Next came various background stamps and the main stamp, (La Blanche) stamped on Tissue Paper, just to make sure it would land up exactly where I wanted it... I glued that onto the canvas and dabbed some Distress Inks over and around it.

I made a cluster from various bits and pieces and adhered it with Gel Medium.  I also added some Prima Flowers. I masked the main image with a damp baby wipe and some kitchen roll. I then painted the cluster with Gesso and when that was dry took a deep breath and spritzt it with Dylusions Sprays in Melted Chocolate and Black Marble. Oops, a bit dark, so White Linen came to the rescue... I also rubbed some Treasure Gold over the flowers.

Next came some of the wonderful  Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs. I added some crackle to the corners, did some more background stamping and added the sentiment, (a Tim Holtz stamp which I cut into strips and stamped on to some scraps of left over Prima Tea Thyme paper). A bit of shading around the words, and voila, project complete. Here are a few close ups still:




Well, I hope I have not bored you by showing this project for a second time, but, - not everyone hops over to another blog, and like I said, I had not shown it here. 
So thank you for visiting, for your support and for your lovely comments, you are all wonderful!!
Have a great creative week!

49 comments:

butterfly said...

Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!! Congratulations - and so well deserved... a brilliant canvas, with all your signature style beauty and detailing.
Alison xx

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful and well deserved congratulations
Rosie x

Ros Crawford said...

I am so thrilled for you and this is so well deserved! I remember this piece and it's a joy to see it again ... Amazing details!

Netty said...

Congratulations Astrid its a wonderful canvas. Annette x

Marianne said...

So beautifull and a well deserved award!! Thanks for showing!! xxx Marianne

Ephemera said...

Biggest congratulations Astrid, stunning canvas and so deserved, xxx

Sue Butler said...

Gorgeous canvas Astrid, and I am so pleased for you that you have had a mention from TH, I am not surprised as you create beautifully.
Smiles:)
Sue

Heather Rogers said...

Yeah! Congratulations Astrid, you must be so pleased . It was a beautiful project that was well constructed. Well done you! :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Sylvia Blum said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an honor this is! But so well deserved! Your work is always outstanding and gorgeous!
{hugs} Sylvia

Brenda Brown said...

Yay Astrid, this is a wonderful canvas and so deserves being one of the chosen Blogworthy Links this month. Congratulations. So glad you have shown it in all it's glory over here on your blog, well done.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lucy Edmondson said...

I am utterly thrilled to bits for you, Astrid! This project is so beautiful, and so is all your work. Such wonderful recognition and so well deserved,

Lucy x

Susie Bentz said...

Congratulations Astrid! So happy for you - love this project!

Yvonne said...

Wow Astrid....congratulations! Such an honor.....and....so very well deserved!!!!!
Hugs, Yvonne

artwolf2009 said...

well deserved, congrats

Redanne said...

You so deserve to be chosen Astrid, your canvas is stunning. Hugs, Anne x

Maryann Laursen said...

CONGRATULATIONS hun, if anyone deserves this, it´s definitely you. Your work is absolutely stunning always and this piece here is over the top gorgeous. It was soo great to see it here again, really wonderful work.

Maryanne said...

Congratulations, Astrid! This is certainly a project that should be noted. It's beautiful and thank you for giving us the details. I love how you did the flowers with the gesso and sprays.

Marisa Job said...

Congratulations and so well deserved!! This project is amazing!! Love everything about it!!

ElizabethR said...

Huge congratulations it's a gorgeous work of art! Elizabeth x

Sandy said...

I love your gorgeous art work and am always interested in what you are doing.
Sandy

Terry said...

Congratulations and I remember this project and it is so worthy of such an honor! Love it! Hugs!

Sarah said...

How exciting and definitely "blogworthy"!! Congratulations, Astrid.

Rita said...

Huge Congratulations Astrid, you certainly deserve all the praise because it was such a beautiful project. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

sharon said...

Congrat's Astrid! So well deserved, you do these projects so well!

inkypinkycraft said...

Congratulations! Astrid your workis gorgeous andthis is so well deserved! Hugs xx

Sue C said...

Congratulations Astrid ! Your canvas is a real treat for the eyes ! Stunning ! Sue C x

Marion said...

Many, many congratulations Astrid! If anyone deserves recognition it is you and I am truly thrilled for you. Thank you for the pleasure your wonderful creations bring to your fans worldwide.

Onwards and upwards Astrid.

Marion in the UK

firstnightdesign said...

Beautiful in every way! Congratulations on the Blogworthy inclusion!

chrissies said...

Congratulations and very well deserved

Love Chrissie xx

Paper Profusion said...

Congratulations Astrid! Well deserved. Happy Celebrations! Nicola x

Carol Q said...

fantastic Astrid. well deserved!!

Dorthe said...

DeaR Astrid, I`m never bored, seing your beautiful creations.... !!!!
CONGRATULATIONS-SO WELL DONE sweet friend- and so deserved!!!!
Your art is fantastic, and alwayes you show us gorgeous and beautiful pieces... no wonder Tim Holz choosed you, to receive a Blogworthy Link. I`m so happy for you!
Hugs, and see you next week again-and thankyou for your dear words on my blog <3-
Hugs,Dorthe

Crafting Newbie said...

Congratulations

Debbie Brackett said...

Congrats! You deserve it!

Ellie Knol said...

Fantastic for you! Tim can recognize talent!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Astrid
I am so pleased for you, congratulations. Good old Tom knows talent when he sees it.
This is a work of art and is totally stunning
Ria

Margaret Mifsud said...

Your posts are never boring Astrid, they are fascinating and inspiring. I loved this canvas the first time I saw it and love it even more now. Congratulations!! You so deserve to be recognised for your amazing talent.
ox Marg

marda said...

An honor you're more than worthy to receive. Congratulations.. this piece is beautiful.

Heather Jacob said...

huge congrats to you Astrid. I am not surprised at all, this is magnificent indeed ... you amazing and inspire me every time .. love love love x

Dianne said...

Well I always thought your blog is worthy, your art is fantastic, every piece you do, this no exception, all the details are fantastic and it has Astrid creation all over it. You always inspire me and lots of of others so bask in your well deserved glory. Have a wonderful day..

Lorraine said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid. Totally deserving of the Blogworthy Link.

Jennie Atkinson said...

WOW!! Huge congratulations Astrid - all your work is very deserving of the blogworthy link, but this canvas was quite stunning! Sorry to be so late in congratulating you! x

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Congratulations! Your work is absolutely stunning!

May said...

Congraulations Astrid so well deserved... your Canvas is AmAzing... the attention to detail is fabulous... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Sandie Edwards said...

Huge congratulations Astrid, how damn exciting is this... and certainly blog-worthy ..oh my goodness no wonder it was recognised.

Annie said...

Huge Congratulations Astrid. So well deserved as your work is totally amazing and so deserves a blog worthy link. I am thrilled to bits for you.

Hugs

Annie x

Anita Houston said...

Yeah you!!! Congrats on this gorgeous piece!!! So deserved! It's beautiful!

die amelie said...

Thank you so much for all the lovely close-ups of this treasure, Astrid!

I could look at the pictures forever!!!! This is so beautiful! One of your (new) favourites of mine!

Hugs,
Claudia x

johanna said...

congratulations!!!
i also love all these close up pictures to see the details!

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