Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Positivity Journal #3

Hello everyone and thanks so much for dropping in at this busy time of year! Just over a week until the big day. I have to say, in all the busyness of this time of year, a little playtime in my journal has been such a welcome relief! Hope you are finding some creative time too! It's just the best stress buster I reckon.

So here is my third double page.You can read all about the idea behind this journal HERE. And a quick step by step on how I create my pages in this post.
For this one I used pretty much the same technique, both for the pages and the tags.
Here you can see the pages with the tags in the pockets:

Some close ups of the pages


And here are the tags, I had as much fun creating them as I did creating the pages.

For those of you who are playing along, the lovely Shirley who is playing with me had the idea that I should create a little logo/button type thingy which people could display on their blog. I thought this was a great idea, so if you want please feel free to grab it and stick it in your side bar. I put it in my side bar a while back so you can grab it from there, but you can also take it from this post.
And just to make it clear again, there are no rules or things you have to do. If you want to play you can create your journal in whatever style you want, and do it as often as works for you, just be positive and enjoy!

I am adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is stamping out, I have loved this challenge (even though it is not often I manage to play along), and did not want to miss out on the very last challenge of the year.
Also linking to Journal every day
Thanks for visiting like always

51 comments:

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid,
I am a little upset that I am unable to join you with the Journalling pages, I would have loved every minute of it, but like many, this time of year is just too hectic.
I am loving what you are producing, the work relates mystery and magic, there is such depth to your work it pleases all of my senses. Very inspiring.
Merry Christmas,
Smiles:)
Sue

Maryann Laursen said...

These pages are just as beautiful as always hun, and I just feel relaxed and have a smile on my face just by looking at it. It´s just soooo gorgeous and amazing work and it just makes me feel calm and happy somehow. Really stunning creation.
Have a wonderful time here before christmas hun.

Suzi B said...

I am so inspired by your wonderful art and agree with the ladies comments above.
I'm hoping to join in, I have set aside a journal I want to be able to create in this way... I need the practise! and can'think of a better way than to join with you whenever I can :)
Suzi B xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Astrid. I really must blow the dust off my journal once Christmas has happened. Lovely logo. I may come back when I am on my own computer.
Hugs
xx

Maryanne said...

I love these new pages, Astrid! I haven't gotten started yet but I have my little journal and once the rush is over (only a week away!!) I'm going to start on my pages. The way your pages are different but with similar elements is really great.

Ophelia said...

I absolutely love these pages that you have created!! So very rich with texture, color, and meaning. Love!

Rita said...

What beautiful pages to have in your journal Astrid. They look so bright and colourful too, Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Absolutely stunning pages Astrid...fabulous images and colours

Anne

Marisa Job said...

These pages are stunning!! Love the texture and the colors too!!

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

These pages are so beautiful again, dear Astrid! What a nice idea to create that logo - I grabbed it and put it in my side bar, but I´ll start in 2014, not jet. I´m looking forward to play along, a journal is still waiting for me (:o).
Evelyn

Dorthe said...

Your new pages are so beautiful, and looking so cozy, makes me think of an old farmhome garden!! Love your positive sayings,dear Astrid, and the tags are gorgeous , such fantastic colours you used again!!
Warm hug from Dorthe

Redanne said...

Your pages really are gorgeous Astrid and so full of positive sentiments, it really is a joy to look at. Hugs, Anne x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

absolut amazing Astrid... this is such a fantastic masterpiece in my mind!
Love all about it!

May said...

Your creative pages are Gorgeous... the texture, colours, design...I could go on & on... Love them both so much... Hugs May x x

c.szyba said...

wonderful! I like so much!!
bye from France
Pitchoune

Mrs.B said...

HI Astrid, Fabulous journal pages - I've just been looking at the earlier posts too. love all the texture and gorgeous colours. Haven't done journaling before, but I'm inspired by these to have a try.
Avril xx

artwolf2009 said...

just can´t get enough of your pages :)

Sue C said...

Beautiful pages Astrid ! Your journal is going to be truly inspirational. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Stunning pages Astrid. I hope to find time to do this, in the New Year.
Yvonne

rachel said...

a stunning journal Astrid - so beautiful - love all the texture and the quotes are wonderful. Brilliant work x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your pages look so positive! And the tags are great Astrid

kind regards Alie

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my these are gorgeous. The colours and textures on both the pages and tags are wonderful, love them ! Thanks for the inspiration, Shirleyx

Buttons said...

This is a double page spread I could get lost in just drinking in each and every beautiful detail. Love the uplifting words and the hint of things to come in Spring. Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely sensational Astrid. Incredible depth, texture and richness. You're a star! Nicola x

Dan said...

Lovely journal pages and great tags too! I really like the vibrant yet vintage colour choices you made here. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

butterfly said...

Glorious, as ever, Astrid... the colours are just beautiful, how the tags contrast with the background behind them, and all the textures are so wonderful. Great use of those DD sentiments too - time to get mine out again methinks - positivity here I come! The button is fabulous too - what a great idea from Shirley.
Alison xx
(Hope your family have recovered from the journey and that you're all having a wonderful time together - expecting more scrapping appearances by your granddaughter in due course!)

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning work as always Astrid!! These two pages are amazing I really love them. I have copied your button and I am definitely going to play along, just not sure how often. Will send you an e-mail when I'm ready to start. I was pleasantly surprised that you visited my blog, thought you would be way too busy with your family over, so thank you for that. Always love your comments, just as I always love your art works. Beautiful!!! ox

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Your work is so beautiful and unique, Astrid! happy to follow you :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

Astrid, your pages are absolutely gorgeous...so hoping I find a little window of time to get some of mine prepped! Gorgeous xx hugs x trace x

die amelie said...

I love your pages, Astrid,

as I love the positivity they spread! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog too!

Have a very merry X-mas and all the best in 2014!

Hugs,
Claudia x

chrissies said...

Wonderful new pages Astrid with so much texture and interest on them.

The tags are beautiful and a great addition to the pocket

Love Chrissie x

Marianne said...

This journal is becoming a real jewel! What a lovely pages and tags. Stunning!
xxx Marianne

Ros Crawford said...

Your pages are stunning!!

Terry said...

Astrid, absolutely stunning pages again! The sentiments are so inspiring and I love how you have the tags so nicely tucked away! Positively love this idea! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Beautiful pages Astrid - you are taking journaling to a whole new level and I find your style quite appealing
Merry Christmas!!
Sandy

Gaby Bee said...

Fantastic work as always Astrid!
Merry Christmas to you and yours; may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more art so I can continually be inspired.

Gaby xo

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, what a gorgeous spread, Astrid! Love your background and those beautiful tags. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

toni said...

These are wonderful pages Astrid ! So much gorgeousness X

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Obrigada por fazer parte da minha vida este ano, me incentivando, me colocando pra cima, me inspirando.
Sua presença em meu blog teve um significado muito especial.
Desculpe o recadinho, mesmo copiando e colando pois o tempo está curtinho, coloquei meu carinho, minha gratidão, minha amizade.
Xerinho especial. Feliz Natal.

Jeannette said...

WOOWow,This pages its abslotly stunning in my mind, i looove it to much.
and your other works on your blog its amaizing too,i loove your style.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS And A HAPPY NEW YEAR :-)

Lovely greetings Jeannette

Brenda Brown said...

Simply delightful my friend, I haven't made anything for days but hope to join you soon.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Ana K. said...

Just beautiful!!
I wish you and your family happy festive season! Hugs

Candy C said...

Astrid...oh my goodness....this second set of art journal pages just blows me away. You are so gifted. I am just in awe of your work. These pages have such an elegant vintage quality to them. The art is just gorgeous. I also love your positive sentiments and how they all tie together so perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and positivity journal with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Astrid, these are such gorgeous creations! All the colors and textures are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

barbarayaya62 said...

Astrid your page is Amazing! As Always, fantastic vintage work! I love your style! barbarayaya

Heather Jacob said...

I just adore your work Asttrid.. every time I come here I just drool and sigh. you are a magician with color ... sooooooooooooo inspiring x

Shirley Chillman said...

Can't wait to start Astrid. nearly cleared everything from my desk just one more album to make then all the time in the world to start my Positivity journal. So looking forward to it especially after seeing more of your pages. Superb x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Every happiness for the New Year. x x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wwo Astrid what a beautiful project again, I love your tags very much and it's so great that you can put them in the journal page!!! It's really goes all together, you are a real vintage queen!!!

Greetings an have a very nice christmastime !!!Joy and piece will with you!!!

Greetings
Maria

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

As you know, I have not tackled Art Journalling as yet but I would have so loved to be part of this.
Off to visit your post.
Festive Wishes
Lynne
P.S. sorry I have taken this long to visit.

Studio Kaufmann said...

Such beautiful and intricate pages. I love them so much. Happy New Year and so glad I found your blog.

Mom E. said...

LOVE this idea, girl!
I just may follow along with you! I'll let you know when I get my first post up. I need some motivation, and this will be fun!
hugs,
Betsy

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