Monday, 22 July 2013

And the Magic Continues

Hello everyone, welcome and thank you for visiting again. Sorry this is my second post today. The first one was scheduled before we left and is a DT piece for Snazzys...

If you have been here earlier in the week, you will know that I am still away in France, having a magical time. It is just so beautiful here, hence the title of this post. While here I am working on a nature journal.
In my last post I showed some foxgloves, there are many growing around here and for some reason they fascinate me. So here is another page that features them among other things.
Like with my previous pages, it's a mixture of hand drawn and painted images and stamping. I think so far this is my favourite page, even though I am not happy with my hand painted images, I think I need a lot more practice....
Anyway, here are some close ups, warts and all:

Here I warmed the foxgloves up a bit more, probably a bit too much....

Some stamped butterflies, I think it's a Crafty Individual stamp...

hand painted Margeritues, they went rather wonky

From a Tim Holtz set

We are still here for a few more days, so I know there will still be another page or two, so bear with me...
Hope you are having a good and creative time where ever you are, thank you for visiting and see you next time.



36 comments:

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness Astrid, this is soooo gorgeous. I´m almost speachless with all this beauty here. You are sooo talented lady and this is simply an amazing masterpiece. I so love this beautiful piece of art.

Connie said...

Gorgeous!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Gorgious project, what a great layout, I love the colour use and the design!!!Very pretty !!!

Greetings
Maria

Maryanne said...

This page is fabulous!! The colors are beautiful together, and while you may think you're drawings aren't that good, they look wonderful to me! Just beautiful!

Suzi B said...

Another gorgeous page, I love the wonky Marguerites :)
Suzi B xx

Fandhmum said...

I think your painting is wonderful, Astrid.
Rosie x

annekescardart said...

Just beautiful. Look at for a long time. So much to see. Anneke.
annekescardart.blogspot.com

Dorthe said...

My dear Astrid,
I´m amazed with your gorgeous drawings and paintings, they are sooo beautiful, and you create the pages, just in your own style, I love that!!
The stamping with your watercolours are magic looking!!
I`m happy to see this wonderful talent of yours, in this new adventure!!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Brenda Brown said...

I am loving seeing these pages Astrid, it's the artist in me that just adores the mix of hand drawn, painted and stamped images. You incorporate them all so well. What a antacid journal you will have.
Enjoy the rest of the break.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Chris said...

A beautiful page and your drawings are so charming and have a gorgeous freedom to them. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and I look forward to seeing more of your pages, I think this is a lovely idea. :-)

Meggymay said...

Beautiful colours, love how every wonderful detail blends together.
Yvonne

My name is Cindy said...

Again, and again, and again. Your work just never fails to delight. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday, hugs Cindy x

Sandy said...

I see no warts - but I do see some pretty artwork made with gorgeous colors and design skills!
sandy

sharon said...

your pages are so dreamy! I a just can't get enough of these flowers Astrid, they are brilliant! I love the handrawing, it makes it you and so personal...it is super lovely!

Netty said...

Loving your latest nature page Astrid, you are going to have a wonderful journal of your holiday when its finished, x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Once again Astrid I am drooling. I sooo love these journal pages you are creating, they are just incredible. I think this one might be my favorite too. So much detail and I looooove your drawing. Hand drawing can sometimes look so stiff but yours is really free and natural. I love it all!! Hope you enjoy the remainder of your holiday. ox

Sandie Edwards said...

I really would love to be a fly on the wall and watch as you create Astrid. This is just stunning as always .... the way you have melded the stamps in with the image is awesome!

chrissies said...

Stunning! You must be in a very beautiful environment to be so inspired

Love Chrissie x

Aquarius said...

This magical journal will be a wonderful reminder of a lovely holiday

Annie said...

Stunning page Astrid. Love the colours and your hand painting is amazing. Enjoy the rest of your holiday

Annie x

Marianne said...

I'm speechless... My oh my what a gorgeous page. I love everything about it. It's just stunning.
xxx Marianne

Heather Rogers said...

Stunning Astrid I think this is my favourite so far too! And my Margaritas look just like that; they aren't a perfect flower when once they have fully opened so they are great. I love the foxgloves too!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

May said...

Gorgeous nature page Astrid, I adore the colours & your free hand painting is Beautiful... Stunning work... Hugs May x x x

lisa said...

I've loved seeing your pages, Astrid, they are stunning and you needn't be so hard on yourself, your hand drawn flowers are beautiful.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday, it sounds blissful.
hugs Lisax

Adriana B said...

beautiful work and details, just amazing :)

Ros Crawford said...

This truly sums up nature is all is beauty ... a wonderful journal page and what a keepsake this will be ... Enjoy your time in France

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Humm, can't really see any warts here, but the magic comes through loud and strong! A totally lovely vintage gem - gorgeous vintage color palette and the images are just sensational.

Hugs,
Linda

Stamps and Paper said...

Astrid your work is just amazing...gorgeous colours and wonderful images....you are such a talented lady...

Anne

die amelie said...

How lovely to read that you enjoy your holiday in France so much, Astrid,

and your journal page is one more gorgeous treasure and will remind you of these days full of magic. :)

I can definitely see the magic pour out of your wonderful page!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Susie Bentz said...

Love the wonky daisies! Beautiful!

Terry said...

I also love foxgloves and until we lived here, I grew them in every garden! I love your mix of colors and adding the painted flowers is pure beauty! Another gorgeous page! Hugs!

Marisa Job said...

Another amazing project!! Love the colors and details!!

Dianne said...

The magic is continuing and the magic is all over the page, this trip is making you creative juices flowing all over, I love how you added to your painting with the stamps, it really looks like a field scene, just fabulous,love your little hand painted daisy,love the postage stamps with the beautiful butterflies, the background is stunning. Bear with you oh honey this is a pleasure to be able to witness your gorgeous pages, thanks for sharing..

butterfly said...

The magic certainly does continue... on these pages too! Another absolutely beautiful piece of art: layers of honey warm colour and texture, and then those delicate flowers - stunning, Astrid!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

So gorgeous. Seems like the panel on the left is floating above... love it.

Anita Houston said...

Oh Astrid...this is so so so gorgeous! Love love love the journal! The butterflies are fabulous!

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