Sunday, 28 July 2013

A final goodbye

Hello everyone, a very warm welcome to you all! Today is the day that we say farewell to our little gite in France and go on our way home. It's been totally wonderful, but I am also happy to go back again and can't wait to get back into my own craft space where I will have all my supplies to hand again.

So here is the final page of my nature journal (at least for the time being).

This page started with the little painting of the bird (copied from a photo). Next I had great fun creating the background with the help of stencils, inks, stamps and paints.

I also used some treasure gold and Lindy's Stampgang Moonshadow mists.
Next the little flowers were added. I painted them a few days ago and they were still flying around.
And finally a stamped butterfly and sentiment both from a JustRite set.

As you can see I adhered the butterfly to a scrap of gauze for a little more dimension.
Well there you have it, thank you for all your wonderful comments on this journal, it has been really encouraging and much appreciated!
There is never one way to do art  journaling, the main thing is to enjoy it and to do what gives you joy, and I certainly have done that. If you haven't tried it yet, I hope you will give it a go!
Have a creative day and thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Good Morning Astrid

How sad you must feel today at having to leave your little corner of heaven. However your have some lovely memories for you and your family to share in the future.

It is always hard to leave somewhere you love but perhaps there will be a chance to return another time.

Look forward to seeing your projects when you have recovered from your trip home. safe journey sweetie.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a beautiful page to finish on Astrid, love the artistic background with those inks and masks and your wonderful birds and flower paintings. Fabulous memories to take home with you. Have a safe trip back.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Inkypinkycraft said...

This page is gorgeous as are all the others and as Brenda assays a book full of wonderful memories to treasure xx safe travels hugs trace x

chrissie said...

A wonderful farewell page and a beautiful book filled with memories and joy.

Love Chrissie x

Paula Whittaker said...

Another super page Astrid. Have a safe journey home x

Redanne said...

A gorgeous final page (for now), love your painting of the bird and flowers especially. Your holiday has clearly suited you! Safe journey home. Hugs, Anne x

Fliss said...

An absolutely stunning page full of inky gorgeousness Astrid. The nature theme is lovely and the colours stunning.
Glad you've had a lovely time in France too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page Astrid, your painting of the different elements is gorgeous. I hope you have a safe trip back, and now you'll have your journal as a fabulous memento too. Sue C x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Astrid. Wow, you must have had such an inspirational time away...your nature journal has been awesome to see unfold. You have such a way with colour and texture. Beautiful.
Dot x

Rita said...

Good Morning Astrid. My heart has been captured by the painting of the darling Blue Fit. I love those little birds and our nest boxes are used year after year. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your journal pages,everyone was beautiful. Still in Haddington on holiday. Safe Journey home my friend. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Heirloom treasures said...

How lovely,I would never be able to do anything like that it's so beautiful

Ros Crawford said...

It's always nice to come home and you will be bringing back a beautiful journal of your stay in France ... this is another fabulous page ... Have a safe journey

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful page your gorgeous bird and stunning background...have a safe journey home


Martina said...

Your creation is gorgeous, dear Astrid! It takes my breath away!
Fantastic piece of art!

Maryanne said...

Those little daisies caught my eye immediately! Once again, a lovely page. It's certainly a beautiful way to end your vacation journal.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Hello Astrid! You must be a little sad to be leaving your wonderful holiday behind, but it is always nice to go home isn't it? And you have some gorgeous art work to take back with you. Love your drawings they are just perfect for this page and of course your background is stunning!! Have really enjoyed seeing this journal take shape and I hope we will see lots more in the future. Love your art!! ox

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous page, your journals will be packed with fond memories, special to your holiday.
Safe journey home.

butterfly said...

Just delicious - that little bird is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing your journal with us... it's clear your French holiday has been a source of huge inspiration. So much beauty in all these pages. Safe travelling!
Alison x

Dianne said...

Hello Missy, another gorgeous page in your book you may not have all your things, but what you did have, you have created some gorgeous pages in your book thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a safe trip home...

morkaren said...

Når man laver så smukke sider som du er det en fornøjelse for os andre at kikke med. knus morkaren.

Anonymous said...

The background has drawn me in - the manner in which you blended the inks and the use of stencils has created depth and I believe an air of mystery. It was almost as though stepping into a secret garden.
The touch of gauze was so right.
Astrid, your parting words have struck a chord with me especially as we "chatted" about art journalling recently. I will keep your words in mind once I take that plunge!

Sandy said...

You art work is so gorgeous - I seem to say the same thing every time. What else can I say but how much I truly enjoy your lovely artwork!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a sweet summer page again dear Astrid, so beautiful, romantic and it really let us feel the summertime, the bird is beautifull but your 3 yellow flowers are really eye catchers too!!


Rossella said...

I have loved following the progress of your journal, I would love to see it published
Rosie x

Marianne said...

This is so stunning again and I'm a bit sad that it will be your last (for now) for I loved visiting your blog and see the wonderful nature art journalpages you have created. I loved them and I want to say thanks to you for sharing it!!
xxx Marianne

May said...

Stunning page, The little bird is Gorgeous, The background colours & design are simply Beautiful... Wonderful work Astrid... I hope you and you DH have a safe happy trip home... Hugs May x x x

WW said...

Astrid...I know how hard it is to leave such a beautiful area. Love France!! Some really stunning artwork and memories you will have to return home with...along with much inspiration as well I'm sure!

Kelly said...

This is gorgeous in design and I love the bird, butterfly and flower images on the gorgeous background. Very beautiful addition to your journal.
Safe travels home!
Hugs Kelly

Ellie Knol said...

Hi Astrid I really love this project!

I've included your blog in a post on my blog.

Have a look here:

Marisa Job said...

Another gorgeous creation! The background is stunning!!

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sharon said...

This is my favorite because of that addition of the gauze, I just love fiber mixed in with art so much! I do love the bird too, but always love all of your work, there is always something new! Great work Astrid!

Aquarius said...

This beautiful journal will be a lasting memory of your lovely holiday. It is great to go away but always wonderful to return home.

Terry said...

Astrid, I will say you have made me look at art journaling differently! I love the beauty in each page you created as well as the texture and glorious colors! Beautiful finish! Hugs!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I can't believe you had created all of these on vacation without all your stash in your own space! They have been so fabulous!!!

Jenny Marples said...

I have been in awe of your journal Astrid. You should get this published. I could sit for hours looking at the detail and drinking in the beauty. Hugs, Jenny x

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