Saturday, 21 June 2014

All she wanted was to be a queen of hearts

Hello everyone and  so lovely to have you drop by. Can you believe it is Mid Summers day already here in the Northern Hemisphere... ? I can't believe how time flies and that the days will now start to get shorter again.... half way to Christmas....

Today I am sharing a journal page which I created just for fun:
After playing in my journal when doing my Tim tag, I really wanted to do another page as I have had so little time for journaling recently. You can see that page HERE if you missed it.

I'll do a quick step by step with photos so you can see how I built up my page:
I started with putting some Dreamweaver stencil paste through a couple of stencils, Prima top left, Memory Box bottom right. When dry I added some subtle colours with Distress Paints: Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, a bit of Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone. I also spritzt some home made sprays (Victorian Velvet re-inker and water, and Weathered Wood re-inker and water) over the textured bits.

Next came some torn book pages, tissue tape, a bit of Gesso and some stenciling with Pumice Stone Distress Ink throught the Tim Holtz Dots and Lattice Work stencils:
I also added some stamps from a Lynne Pyrella set. I stamped the beautiful main image first straight on the page with Watering Can Archival. I then stamped her again and cut her out, coloured her with Victorian Velvet and Pumice stone and adhered her to the page. Next I stamped the middle section again with Plum Archival, cut out just the heart and adhered that, I also stamped the crown from the same set straight onto the page.

Nearly done:
Some glossy accents on the heart to make it pop a bit more.
Some little scraps from a paper serviette adhered with Gel medium over the textured bits.

A butterfly made from paper clay in a Martha Stewart mould.
Some background stamping with Kaisercrafts texture stamps. The feather is from the LP set. The little crown and pen nib are Stamping Up stamps. The sentiment was computer generated.
A bit more stenciling and texture stamping and adding some shadows with the help of a Pumice Stone Distress marker and that was it...
Hope you like it and thanks so much for visiting!!


47 comments:

  1. Hello Astris,
    You have created some fabulous texture on the pages, the palette is also very pleasing to the eye.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. Oh my goodness Astrid where do I start? This is an AMAZING journal piece. The queen is certainly a wonderful focal point, and what a queen she is! Love the texture and step by step too. Thanks for sharing it. Karen.x

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  3. How lovely! Great texture and such pretty colours you used. Enjoy your Mid Summers Day! We finally have warm sunny day after a week of big rain!

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  4. Another beautiful journal spread, love the stencils and colours used. The Dreamweaver paste has fab depth:-) xxx

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  5. Astrid fab work as always! love all the textures ! BArbarayaya

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  6. A beautiful page Astrid! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Very beautiful with so many techniques to admire and inspire. Love the background colours you have chosen

    Chrissie x

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  8. Beautiful page Astrid the colours and texture are gorgeous..and the image is perfect!!

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  9. This is a truly beautiful journal page Astrid, its good to see you have found a little time to do a project just for fun without a deadline. I really love your mix of textures and colours. Mo x

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  10. Wonderful page Astrid. Love the textures and the layout. Thank you for a great tutorial too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. I love the colours and napkins over the texture - so lovely... a beautiful page!
    Alison xx

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  12. This is stunning Astrid, I do have a soft spot for that Victorian velvet colour,it's so vintage looking!
    Hugs
    Donna x

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  13. WAUW such a gorgeous journalpage here again Astrid. I love the tecxture and the colors are gorgeous, and it all fit soo well together here.

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  14. Well, I think you're the Queen of fabulous textures and colors, Astrid!!! This is beautiful. I love the colors you used and the stenciling is great! Bravo!

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  15. It's too much beautiful, amazing...,Astrid !!

    I didn't any more come for the Art Journal because I really think that I'm incapable to realize it and to be punctual !!!

    And there, I think of putting myself in it when I shall can, which way !!

    It's necessary to be able to travel sometimes in the life because we don't feel us abble to do something....

    Warm thoughts and I ever adore and always admire what you are doing , hugs from France, Christiane

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  16. stunning texture and colours Astrid - beautiful xx

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  17. Wonderful journal page with such great texture! I love the subtle coloring and thank you for sharing all the steps. Always great to learn the progression! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

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  18. Fantastic textures and stencils. Its a beautiful page and I love the soft colours.
    Yvonne

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  19. Absolutely beautiful. This is gorgeous Astrid, some great texturing there! Chris xxx

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  20. Gorgeous page Astrid, I adore the beautiful texture you have created & the wonderful blends of colour...the image & design are simply perfect... Hugs May x x

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  21. Wow, love your stuff, this page is no exception !
    Corrie x

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  22. Your journal pages always have me enthralled! This is super gorgeous!!!

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  23. Just gorgeous!! Love all the details and texture!!

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  24. A very beautiful page, full of gorgeous layers of textures & colours.

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  25. This is fabulous Astrid and I adore all those wonderful layers and textures. Truly stunning layout

    TFS Annie x

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  26. Wow great page , I really love your beautiful structure , your great colour use and your beautiful story!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  27. Beautiful layers and colours and thanks for sharing the steps as to the processes you went through to create this wonderful page xx

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  28. It is wonderfully beautiful!

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  29. absolutely beautiful, love the texture, the colors and that gorgeous PE stamp!
    Groetjes karin

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  30. Lovely page, Astrid. Love all the dimension you got from that paste, and your colors are awesome!!!

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  31. That's a wonderful page with great texture. Love the added pieces of the paper serviette.

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  32. Only just catching up, another gorgeous piece Astrid, lovely details, wonderful journal page. Ruth x

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  33. Fabulous texture on this Astrid and I love the accent of the napkin flowers over your texture. Julie x

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  34. Again, your wonderfully made texture, and so love the napkins over the stencils dear Astrid, how gorgeous,that is. Wonderful stamps, andtext :-)
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  35. Hello Miss Astrid, another gorgeous page, love that stencil, it looks like an old medallion pealing off the wall, wonderful, all that fabulous texture you added is gorgeous, I loooooove the added tissue paper, well Missy you are the Queen of tags and such a wonderful create artist, thanks for sharing all your inspiration..

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  36. This has come together so well Astrid. It was good to see it develop and I adore the way the tissue flowers and little butterfly help to complete a magnificent page. Jenny x

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  37. I so want that Lynne Perrella stamp!
    The colours and textures are sublime and really love the text you created for this beautiful, beautiful page.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. Ein wunderschönes Werk, liebe Astrid. Mich begeistern auch die verschiedenen Texturen im Hintergrund, das ist großartig.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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  40. Oh Wow!! Have just been drooling over this page for the last few minutes ... absolutely stunning Astrid!! Gorgeous colour palette and such fabulous texture! Your step by steps are always so informative and your creations always so inspirational!! Love this to bits!! ox

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  41. You never cease to amaze me with your talent ... fabulous work!

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  42. I'm working alot with napkins right now. Really wish you could, step by step,show how to do this! Would be amazing.

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