Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Enjoy the Journey

Hello all and welcome to friends, followers and visitors, thanks for dropping by.
Now it has to be said, I am not a card maker, and yet here is a second card less than a week since the last one.... I blame the beautiful Wallflower papers by Tim Holtz.
Making cards with these papers is so easy. I took two of the papers, you will know most likely that the Tim Holtz collections include different sized papers, 12 x 12", 6 x 6", ATC sized and this collection also has 3 x 3" papers. All I did was take two of them, mounted on white card and then of course I added some stamps and a bit of inking and distressing.
Here is the ATC sized one. The background to the lovely birds and eggs, picks up the same subtle motif on the larger piece, making the two a perfect match. The stamp you see here is from the Haberdashery set. I also added some remnant rubs to the bird paper.
A couple of quills/feathers from die cut from the mini inkwell set, attached together with a bit of twine and one of the new little heart charms.
The hand is from the Mercantile set and the saying from the simple sayings set.

Well, there you have it, quick, easy and fun to do.

Thanks for visiting and make sure to stay inky!!

25 comments:

Heather Jacob said...

magic pure magic x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Astrid and beautifully embellished

Anne

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful my friend, I love the composition and the additional stamping to this xx

Lin said...

Beautiful just beautiful...

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning. Your work never fails to amaze me Astrid. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Chris Warner said...

A fabulous card Astrid, great design - I hope you continue on the card making front! Chris xxx

Redanne said...

Quick and easy maybe....but very effective and oh so beautiful! Loving the new mercantile set of stamps. Hugs, Anne x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous card Astrid - I love all the embellishments. It all works so beautifully together x

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! This is amazing!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous collage card with great elements. Love the feathers.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, the the added stamping, just been using these papers myself this a.m.
Yvonne

Maryanne said...

Wonderful card, Astrid! You'd never know you didn't consider yourself a card maker!

Netty said...

You say you are not a card maker Astrid but you always make the most beautiful cards, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful, Astrid!

Joan said...

Fabulous cardAstrid, love all the elements you have added, I haven't cut into my papers yet!

c.szyba said...

Beautiful card,
bye from France
Pitchoune

AngelicaS said...

Love the feathers! You are an excellent cardmaker, whether you consider yourself to be a cardmaker or not :)

Terry said...

Lovely card and Is love the hanging feathers touch! That paper is gorgeous and you really know how to work! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous, Astrid... lovely use of the papers, and the feathers and heart charm work so beautifully as an embellishment.
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Might have been quick and easy for you to do Astrid but the result is totally gorgeous!!! Beautiful papers and so beautifully enhanced with all your special touches. Love the little quills, they are just perfect hanging there, and of course your stamping and inking is always perfection. I so love this!!! ox

chrissies said...

Certainly doesn't look quick and easy at all. You work always has such style.

Love Chrissie x

Maryann Laursen said...

Such an awesome card here Astri, and to say that you´re not a cardmaker, is the most crazy understatement, I´ve heard in a very long time, cause this is stunning and so was the last one you made too, so you can easily add cardmaker to your resumé, that´s for sure. I LOVE it.
have a wonderful Easter dear friend.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. I love the feathers, they look great.

Annie said...

i must add these papers to my wish list Astrid...they look amazing and I love this card. Great stamping and layout details too
Huge Hugs Annie x

Anita Houston said...

Love those layered papers! Gorgeous design! Happy Easter!

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