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:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful project Astrid!

Brenda Brown said...

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

chrissies said...

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

Chrissie x

Paula Whittaker said...

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

Jennie Atkinson said...

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

Susanna said...

Nice and beautifull card again! Have a nice Thursday!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A great collage, a great card Astrid

Maryann Laursen said...

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

annekescardart said...

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

rachel said...

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

Nicole Wright said...

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.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

Maryanne said...

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

nanou navarro said...

beautifull and nice card
i love all the details

Meggymay said...

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

Barbara Rankin said...

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

Dorthe said...

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

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A wonderful creation, Astrid, as always.

Jools Robertson said...

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

Juliz Design Post said...

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

isisimaginings.com said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Sandy said...

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

May said...

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

Redanne said...

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

Silvia(Barnie) said...

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

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

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

XxJULESxX said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Astrid! Great design. Chris xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Astrid and love these new designs...

Anne

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful project ... I love the dimension you created

Paper Profusion said...

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

Marva said...

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

Meihsia Liu said...

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

Margaret Mifsud said...

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

Buttons said...

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

Almo said...

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

Almo said...

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

BLockHEad said...

Very dreamy!

maria's knutselplezier said...

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

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

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

Marjie Kemper said...

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

Terry said...

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

Dianne said...

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...

Deborah Adams said...

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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