Friday, 23 August 2013

Autumn's in the Air

Hello everyone, welcome and I am so happy you are visiting!
This last week I have had a visitor, this meant a lot less time for crafting and blogging, but it did mean two trips into the Highlands which was lovely, but also left me without doubt, that Autumn is definitely in the air in the corner of the world where I am living.

These autumnal colours were the inspiration behind this little mixed media board which I started a while back (when Annie and Rita were visiting, see this post). I made it from a piece of mount board, starting in the usual way: some strips of paper, texture paste through a stencil or two and then playing about with paints, tissue tape, stamping on tissue paper and inks. By the end of it all, it definitely needed a vocal point, that's how the butterfly (a freebie from somewhere on the net I seem to remember) came into play.
And finally embellishing with some hand made flowers and rusty bits


A stamped banner, one of my new Sin City Stamps

And a few remnant rubs to finish it all off.
Hope you like it and have a great weekend, thank you for visiting and I hope there will be some sunshine still where you are, here it's all cloudy and misty, very much like Autumn already.

42 comments:

  1. Hello Astrid
    Gosh I love this so much, mixed media always starts my creative juices flowing, you have wonderful elements for the eye to feast upon with great texture to boot.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Another beautiful project! Love the flowers!!

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the great details!

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  4. This really says Fall. Beautiful work.

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  5. Hey Astrid, what a beautiful project, again, I love every detail of it, so beautiful , great colours , great structure, wonderful flowers, and leaves (are these the leaves you are talking about?? they look very nice!!)Here the summer is back, we will have 27°C today!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  6. Such a beautiful piece of art, your mixed media work is always stunning and this is no exception. The beautiful colours, the texture and fabulous embellishments are amazing and I love the rusty wing.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  7. So beautiful Astrid and definitely says that Autumn is on the way with the wonderful choice of colours and images

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  8. Wow it's so fantastic!!! A great artwork!

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  9. Oh my goodness, such a wonderful creation here again Astrid. You are soo talented lady, and your work is just amazing, This is so beautiful and I love that stamp, you´ve used here too.
    We´re sooo lucky that we still have almost summer fell here in Denmark, and high sun and 23 degrees, and they just said last night, it should last at least until tuesday night next week, so I´m a happy bunny, I can tell, but it doesn´t make you want to sit inside and do too much crafting thoug, so both good and bad, but it´s been sooo long, since we´ve had such an awesome summer as this year, so it´s just about to enjoy it as much as we possibly can, while it´s here, cause it might be over next week too LOL.
    Have a wonderful day your end and lots of fun I hope.

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  10. Good Morning Astrid. Wow, first words that I said when I saw your creation. The colours are so striking and I cannot stop looking at it and finding more things that I like. I have bought some canvases and all the things that I need to get started. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. Like it? Love it - such gorgeous autumnal colours, just adore that rusty wing and your flowers are quite stunning. You really are the Mistress of mixed media Astrid. Hugs, Anne x

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  12. Astrid this is simply gorgeous. I love autum. And you live in a beautiful country. I love visiting my friends in England. I love the ditails. Just have to keep on looking, so mutch to see. A piece of ART. Anneke.

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  13. This is lovely Astrid... it makes want to pick up some mount Board and have a go at multi media even though it scares me :))
    If I do you'll be the first to see it! lol
    Suzi B

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  14. You are so inspirational, Astrid. I love this, there is so much texture and detail. You really have made my creative juices flow!!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Hugs Lisax

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  15. Beautiful project Astid, I love the colours and the eye really draws you in ! Fabulous ! Sue C x

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  16. This is so beautiful, Astrid! As usual, I love all the texture you add to your projects and the colors you use. That butterfly is beautiful and I love the rusty wings!

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  17. amazing butterlies Assrid,,,love these vibrant colors,,,,I´ll send you my latest butterflies twinchies...I have just post your work in my blog,,,i am having lot of problems with my internet provider, I have a big discussion and i am trying to solve the problem my friend, sorry for the dealy to show your work.

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  18. Wowie Astrid, this piece is awesome. You are so blase about the process 'some strips of paper, texture paste, paper and ink' etc. but from those simple steps you produce such beautiful pieces of art. You just amaze me every time and I so love your creations. This one is no exception. Stunning!!!! ox

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  19. Beautiful canvas, I love the Autumnal colours and the image really draws the eye.
    Avril x

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  20. This is another amazing piece! Great!!
    xxx Marianne

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  21. Fabulous creation with so much to draw the eye - see something new each time I look. Lovely feeling of autumn too

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  22. Amazing Astrid....Oh yes I like it :-)
    the strong lovely colours you used, beautiful stamps and flowers, and that rusted angel wing is fantastic,- like all the texture you created!!
    Love and hugs, Dorthe

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  23. WOW...What a work of art... The texture & colours are AmAzing...Love the images & the background is outstanding...Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  24. Liebe Astrid, das Bild ist wirklich ein Traum.
    Und ich sage dir, ich sehe auch schon dieses besondere Licht, diesen Wechsel vom Sommer zum Herbst.
    Ich liebe diese Zeit ganz besonders.

    Umarmung von Sophie xx

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  25. An absolutely stunning canvas Astrid and the colours are so beautiful (Autumn is my favourite time of year) and the textures are just amazing.
    Just what I need to cheer me up as it's chucking it down here and we have a mega thunderstorm with hail!
    Fliss xx

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  26. Absolutely beautiful Astrid and your colours, textures and design are breathtaking. Love all the wonderful details!

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  27. Oh my this is really gorgeous!! Love the autumnal colours

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  28. this is so stunning , love all the colours....just awesome :)

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  29. I just love your canvases, this one is also gorgeous!! Your flowers are beautiful and the sentiment is beautiful too. Great design and colors, love it!
    Hugs Kelly

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  30. Lovely colors and images in this Astrid!

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  31. Lovely autumn feel. The colors and rusty touches are stunning! Love those handmade flowers! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

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  32. OH SO GORGEOUS!!!! WOW! The layers, the flowers, the butterfly...all wonderful! A real show stopper!

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  33. This is very lovely Astrid the colours are rich and warm!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  34. Hi Astrid, I'm just playing catch up after a busy couple of weeks at work, hope you're having a good weekend. I adore the colours of Autumn, and you've captured the rusts and mossy greens perfectly with this gorgeous artwork.
    Claire xx

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  35. What an amazing and inspirational project
    Rosie x

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  36. WEll, seems it's all been said (my bad for visiting late)....
    Stunning!! :))

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  37. How fantastic Astrid.....I love this make so much and I must purchase some rub ons.

    Crafty hugs

    Annie

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  38. Love the subtle reminder that Autumn is just around the corner Astrid.

    Fabulous way you have used the colours and the superb layout when everything was put together.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  39. So much to aborb which is incredibly appealing. The eye immediately drew my eye into the piece.
    Astrid I have to say that your use of Autumnal colours is so inspirational.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  40. Such wonders you've been creating - makes catching up a sheer joy... The colours here are amazing; I love the tissue tape and remnant rubs, and the banner is gorgeous. I've also felt that autumnal nip in the air all the way down here... and while I love the colours of autumnal crafting, I can't help feeling sad at the departure of summer. Strange time of year...
    Alison x

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  41. Here too, in N Ont, some of the leaves had started to change, it's mt favorite time of yr so that's kool by me :O). Oh my the highlands, looooooove it there. This creation, wiping the drool off my desk, your background is STUNNING, I just want to touch it, the greens in the background are delicious to me,love your focal butterfly all vintage looking, gorgeous, so inspiring to see your handmade flowers mixed with the rusty bits, yowzer, I love it thanks soooo much for all this inspiration.....

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