Thursday, 10 April 2014

Dare to Dream

Hello all and lovely to have you drop in here. A short and quick post from me today: Those that visit regularly here will know that I love Tim Holtz's new paper collection Wallflower. I took the firm resolve to stop stroking these papers and to start to use them for many different projects. (Some of which you may have seen already). But here is a card: I've used a stamp from the new Mercantile set, a saying from Simple Sayings, Remnant Rubs, the mini feather die and stencils.

And a couple of close ups:
 The bottle was stamped in Wateringcan Archival and then coloured lightly with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap. I bent it round a bit for some dimension, coloured the feather with Pumice Stone and Frayed burlap and then glued it behind.


The sentiment was also stamped with watering can and then adhered with foam tape.
This was quick and easy, as really, the lovely papers do all the work for you!

Hope you are having a good week and thank you for visiting!!

46 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Astrid, these papers really do look gorgeous when made up and embellished. Love the layout and the bottle and feather. Hope you are having a good week too. See you tomorrow xx

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  2. Very beautiful and interesting things to admire on this. Love the way you used all of them.

    Chrissie x

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  3. Wonderful card - have to say, I'm loving these papers too...they are just so versatile.

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  4. A very beautiful card Astrid and I love the way you have layered the different pieces. And yes I agree those papers are just wonderful and I am enjoying them too x

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  5. Nice and beautifull card again! Have a nice Thursday!

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  6. Oh my god Astrid, this is soooo beautiful too. I just LOVE it, and maybe I´ll dare to dream about ever getting as good as you to create ha ha ha

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  7. Fabulous card Astrid. Lovely paper too. Simply gorgeous. Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  8. such a stunning card astrid - the beauty of this is limitless - those papers are just amazing - must get them! Hugs rachel xx

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  9. This is so very pretty. I have and love this paper too. Great idea with the bottle and feather. Very clever. It's all lovely.

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  10. O.k. you are right Astrid those papers are beautiful on their own but for all that an artistic soul is needed to make such a treasure out of them like you did here!

    A fantasic design!

    xxx
    Susi

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  11. What a lovely card! I love those papers too, and that stamp set is on my wish list! Beautiful make, Astrid!

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  12. beautifull and nice card
    i love all the details

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  13. Beautiful card, you have brought the papers to life with your special touch.
    Yvonne

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous card, and love how you arranged it all. You are so very creative, Astrid!

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  15. Yes, the papers are beautiful, but you do magic with them, dear Astrid.
    So beautiful, -your chosen colours are gorgeous together.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  16. A wonderful creation, Astrid, as always.

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  17. Beautiful card, love the colours they all work so harmoniously
    I haven't seen these stamps, will have to check them out and need to acquire these papers
    So pretty

    Jools x

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  18. Stunning card Astrid and I like how you have used white in your matting and layering, really makes the other colours pop.
    Julie x

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  19. So gorgeous, I love all the different layers & textures. The colours are beautiful & the bottle & quill look wonderful.

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  20. Delicious use of the papers... and the feather in the ink bottle is such a lovely idea!
    Alison xx

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  21. There are so many things I love that just seem to draw me in - old houses, old cemeteries, old bottles. I do love old!
    You are so funny and I am definitely glad you no longer stroke those beautiful papers.
    Your card is wonderful and it arouses a desire to look deeper. What is written on the bottle? What is written on the pink paper behind the feather?
    Sandy xx

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  22. Gorgeous card Astrid...Love those papers I treated myself to some....the design is fabulous... Hugs May x x

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  23. The papers really are fantastic and I love how you used them on this wonderful card - now I have an idea for a birthday card... thank you Astrid! Hugs, Anne x

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  24. Wow, another fantastic piece of art. Great details , love the feather.

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  25. Such a beautiful, dreamy card. I love that colour palette so much.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  26. Wow just gorgeous!! and thanks so much for the freebies they are all gorgeous!

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  27. This is wonderful Astrid! Hope you are enjoying Spreewald, but Rhineland is much nicer! Hugs, Valerie

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  28. This is beautiful Astrid! Great design. Chris xxx

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  29. Stunning card Astrid and love these new designs...

    Anne

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  30. Wonderful project ... I love the dimension you created

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  31. So beautiful Astrid. All the elements come together wonderfully and the white matting makes it even more striking. Nicola x

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  32. oh how awesome! I can't buy any more art supplies until after I move, this summer sometime. Wish it was over already!!!

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  33. This is such a fabulous creation, Astrid. Love all the wonderful details especially the beautiful bottle. Great design! :)

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  34. Gorgeous card Astrid!!! Love your use of those beautiful papers, they are lovely to begin with but when you work your magic they become spectacular!!! Adore the ink bottle and quill, and that little bit of texture in the corner. Simply glorious!!!! ox

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  35. This is beautiful Astrid and very you. Thanks so much for putting even more on my 'must haves' list by using the stamps and dies so well. See you on Sunday. Jenny x

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  36. This is another very beautiful card Astrid, I love the depth you get by shabbying all your edges and layering up. Have fun at Ally Pally. Mo x

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  37. This is another very beautiful card Astrid, I love the depth you get by shabbying all your edges and layering up. Have fun at Ally Pally. Mo x

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  38. Wow Astrid what a beautiful card!! so much to see!! I love the way you worked in layers,great colours and image!!!So beautifull, it's really injoying being on your blog!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  39. Outstanding as always. These papers are really great!
    xxx Evelyn

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  40. Absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on your firm resolve to stop stroking the papers. Well done!

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  41. Astrid, this is a beautiful card and another great use of the Wallflower paper! Love that bottle and all the layers. Hugs.

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  42. EEEKKKSSSS, and look what you have done with that paper it's even more beautiful, oh nmy I love the bottle and feather pen, that's perfect. A STUNNING piece of art called a card, thanks for sharing...

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  43. I know I'm a little late getting to you on this post. But I really like your card you made with the TH Wallflower paper. I too, love this set, I still have it and just can't bring myself to cut into it. lol After seeing you card I think I might use a bit now. :D Thanks for the inspiration.
    Deborah :D

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