Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Beauty is Everywhere

Good morning, good morning and thank you for dropping by even if by the time you read it it isn't morning at all lol...
Well, my holiday is slowly coming to an end, about 4 more days left. Even though I won't have such a wonderful garden to work in anymore, I still plan to continue my nature journal, at least occasionally as there are so many new techniques I still want to explore and it will be great when I have all my supplies at my disposal again....
Anyway, today's page started with an attempt to paint a wild rose:

Well of course after the rose was finished it needed some other elements to surround it, so out came the texture paste to add some texture and then it was coloured with Distress Inks. Some background stamping, a scrap of a paper serviette, some butterflies and bees and some text created with Donna Downey's inspirational words and there you have it. It all got a bit dark again, the water colour paper just takes up the inks so strongly, (well that's my excuse anyway)
The bee and butterfly are Artemio stamps

Paper serviette, this is one of my all time favourites, I have used it a lot. I love this technique and it certainly is a lot quicker than painting it all oneself...


I may have time to do one more page, will see how it goes. Hope everyone's week is going well, thank you for visiting and have a wonderful creative day!!


30 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Another beautiful page, this will be a book to treasure Astrid....absolutely beautiful pages , each and every one! Hugs trace x

chrissies said...

So beautiful and so wonderful that you have shared the pages with us. I am sure the inspiration you have enjoyed whilst you were away will have filled you will yet more ideas for new pages.

Love Chrissie x

Heather Rogers said...

What a beautiful page for your journal you are getting better each day what a lovely Heirloom to hand down to remember you by. If only everyone created something to leave for posterity of course I am meaning something artistic! LOL!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

p.s. Will look forward to your return Astrid have a safe journey!!

Marianne said...

These colours are so beautifull together and I love how you used the servet and stamping just like it is your own painting. Your wild rose looks fantastic!! Beautiful piece of art again!! xxx Marianne

Daniele said...

another stunning page, this book will be priceless when its finished a gorgeous piece of art to look at again and again
thanks for sharing
hugs

Buttons said...

Seeing your beautiful nature journal is becoming rather addictive Astrid. You remind me of Monet, sitting in a French garden taking inspiration from the views around you. Love the use of serviettes and the embossing all of which go to help enhance your amazing drawing/painting. Enjoy the rest of your time away. Hugs, Jenny x

Stamps and Paper said...

Another fabulous page Astrid it will bring back lovely memories of your holiday when you look back on it...your wild rose is amazing..

Anne

Aquarius said...

I guess you managed to take along quite a few of your crafting supplies!! Another beautiful page for your memory journal.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful! Your rose is perfect!

Netty said...

Another wonderful page Astrid.....oooh that book is going to be gorgeous, hugs Annette x

Dianne said...

STUNNING wohoo this journal is going to be FANTASTIC and a treasure, another fantastic page, love your roses, loooooove the serviette, the background is just gorgeous, oh boy Astrid I'm running out of adjectives to describe this journal, the MAGIC just keeps coming thanks for sharing and hope your last few days are fabulous, thanks for sharing...

Margaret Mifsud said...

Like Dianne said, the MAGIC just keeps coming. You do such amazing work Astrid. All the different images and all the different techniques just come together so beautifully. Another gorgeous page to treasure. Awesome!!! ox

Maryanne said...

Your journal is becoming more beautiful by the day! A lovely way to remember your vacation!

Meggymay said...

Your book is going to be gorgeous, this page is another stunning piece of art.
Yvonne

Sue C said...

Another beautiful page Astrid, you'll definitely treasure your journal. Sue C X

Sandy said...

You really are a pleasure to follow!
Sandy

Eva said...

Me gustan las texturas, ha que dado precioso!!
Eva

Fandhmum said...

This is such a beautiful page in your absolutely gorgeous journal,
Rosie x

Dorthe said...

Good evening dear friend!-
Your new page is so beautiful, Astrid,- and the painted rose ,oh so lovely!!- and placed there between lovely butterflyes, and lovely paper serveitte images ,it is just like a sun filled beautiful summer garden!
You are alwayes making such romantic and beautiful pages !!
Hugs from me.
Dorthe

May said...

Gorgeous page Astrid, Your rose is stunning, This nature album will be a keepsake treasure..Love the texture & the use of the napkin... Enjoy your last few days in France... Hugs May x x x

butterfly said...

Beautiful combination of your own painting, paper napkin and stamping and inking. Gorgeous texture and again that honeyed warmth to the whole thing - I take it you're having good weather?!
Alison x

Daniella said...

I love this! You did a wonderful job on that rose, and the texture paste is wonderful! I think it is lovely!
xxDaniella

sue morris said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love each one! Safe travels to you!

Peggy said...

Stunning! Every page is amazing x

Annie said...

Stunning page astrid and I love that serviette technique and all the wonderful textures. Enjoy the rest of your break and I hope to see you soon

Annie x

Anonymous said...

My last port of call before I sign off and Astrid, what a wonderful way to end the day.
I do believe I am awestruck by the beauty of this page and once again I find your style to be completely inspirational, your own unique take on art journalling.
The colours are astonishing.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Thank you for adding my Giveaway to your sidebar.

LynnF said...

Your work is just stunning, Astrid...I'm sorry I've been gone for so long. But this page is such eye candy! Wonderful!

Sophie said...

Wie wunder-wunderschön...

Sue in AK said...

Beautiful!

Anita Houston said...

Uber gorgeous!

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