Thursday, 18 July 2013

Evening serenity

Hi everyone, welcome to my little corner in blogland and thank you for dropping by.
Today I am showing you the second page of my nature journal. This one is more in an evening mood.
It's again a combination of stamped and hand drawn images. though this time they are mainly stamped and just enhanced a bit with hand drawing and colouring of course.
The bird was stamped with a Kaisercraft stamp, fussycut and adhered over a stamped wild flower from an Artemio set, I just added some coloured flowers at the top.
More Artemio wild flowers and a Pink Paislee rub on. Wished I hadn't added that as of course once it's on the page you can not really colour over it with water colour and it just sticks out, but hey ho, embrace imperfection as a certain famous crafter likes to say.

The background was created with that same famous person's tissue wrap, coloured with Distress Inks in various greens and browns and then stamped with some further Sheena Douglas wild flower stamps in Black Stazon.

Well, that's it for today. Thank you so much for all your kind comments on my last page, I really hope you like this one too. There will be more to follow so hopefully you will not get too bored with them.

I am adding this to the Frilly and Funky challenge where the theme is "Summertime"

Thank you for visiting and hope it's lovely and sunny where you are! Happy creating!!

40 comments:

Lorraine said...

Both these pages are beautiful Astrid. Your colour blends are gorgeous and you've used some fabulous stamps.

Pattie McClimans said...

Really pretty, I love the colors. your pages are fantastic.

Etcetorize said...

Wow! So beautiful. I wish I could learn to layer like that~

Rita said...

Another great page in your journal Astrid. This one looks so pretty and colourful. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, this journal page is adorable and soooo beautiful, Astrid, I love every detail

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Gorgeous page. I love the colour & all the elements.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid, great desing, wonderfull colours, I really love your page!!!

Gretings
Maria

inkypinkycraft said...

Another beautiful page, so serene and gentle and yet so full too! Really lvely! Hugsvtrace x

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful looking page.

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Astrid these page are gorgeous just depth of colour and great images

Anne

chrissies said...

Beautiful colours and images and just right for a summer's evening.

Love Chrissie x

Marianne said...

This is so great and beautiful. You may show them every day on your blog; I will never get tired of these stunning creations. Love the flowers, the animals and the colours.
xxx Marianne

Aquarius said...

This is going to be such a beautiful journal.

Panna Totti said...

Your art journal page inspire me, is beautiful:)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely glorious, Astrid,

Lucy x

Ros Crawford said...

I'm never bored looking in on your work ... just awed by your talent ... Beautiful page!

Margaret Mifsud said...

I know I just keep repeating myself Astrid, but your work is amazing. Loved the last page, love this even more. You may not be happy with that rub on, but it does look like it belongs. Looove this page!! ox

Nicecrane Designs said...

Incredible Art Kournal Astrid,,,,,,it inspired me,,,, you are Rock..

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is beautiful!

Terry said...

Gorgeous journal page and great nature and summer feel, Astrid! Love the sunset shades of color and that bird on the branch is so lovely! Amazing again. Hugs!

Rita said...

SO pretty! Love this! :)

Bärbel said...

Liebe Astrid,
ich bin schwer beeindruckt, sowohl von den beiden Buchseiten als auch von den anderen Werken.
An den Seiten gefällt mir die Gestaltung und die schönen Farben sehr gut und ich bin bereits auf das noch Kommende gespannt.
Liebe Grüße,
Bärbel

May said...

Another beauty Astrid, The colours & stamps are amazing... the shades are perfect, Love the bird & beautiful sentiment... Hugs May x x x

Redanne said...

Astrid, your journal page is gorgeous, love the wonderful colours. Hugs, Anne x

Fandhmum said...

This is stunning, Astrid. I like the rub on effect, but , I like it all!
Rosie x

Joan said...

Another beautiful page, love the bird and the gorgeous colours

Maryanne said...

This is a beautiful page and a compliment to the one before. The colors are beautiful.

Sue C said...

Beautiful page Astrid ! I love the colours and the warmth you've created. Sue C x

Anita Houston said...

Astrid Astrid Astrid, I'm PINNING this beautiful page! It's sublime! It's perfection! Truly GORGEOUS!

butterfly said...

I'm with Anita - what an utterly outstanding piece of work. It made me heave great sighs of pleasure as I looked at the pictures and read through the post. And all the words are speaking very loudly to me too. Thank you.
Alison x

Netty said...

Beautiful page Astrid, Annette x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Total perfection, Astrid. I don't know where to start because I love everything about it - the colors, the textures, the images. Wow, the dark corners and blended colors really grab me. Super sentiments too. It's always such a pleasure to have you sharing your work with us over at Frilly and Funkie - thanks for joining in!

Hugs,
Linda

Heather Rogers said...

Well Astrid a very good morning to you my love. I have to concur with everybody else another beautiful page for your journal. You have encapsulated the feel of evening beautifully and I don't think you needed to worry about the pink there is always something in a scene that stands out from the rest and it you have blended it all together beautifully it is flawless. Enjoy your day. It is still glorious here still up in the 80's long may it last.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Brenda Brown said...

Another wonderfully artistic page Astrid, a fabulous mix of images and colours to reflect the evening time beautifully.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, ein Sommertraum.
Eine fantastische, herrliche und feine Arbeit.
Ich könnte es mir stundenlang anschauen.

Liebe Grüße und Umarmung
Sophie xx

Tracie Dean said...

I just love your journal pages.
I would love to have the talent to create such amazing pieces!!

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Buttons said...

Totally reflective of the warm summer evenings being experienced in the UK only far prettier Astrid. Love the warm glow and the mix of stamping/painting/tissue to give a soft effect. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Hugs, Jenny x

Sandie Edwards said...

Your stamping, fussy cutting are always so perfect...this looks like a sunset ... caught in the late afternoon ... such beauty you have captured here!

Ephemera said...

A really delicious and atmospheric journal page, adore the colours. xx

Susie Bentz said...

Astrid - this is absolutely gorgeous!

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