Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Childhood innocence

Hi everyone
Hope your week is going well! Today I am sharing a little tabbed mini book with you to hold some little tags I made using some lovely vintage digi stamps from Nicecrane Design, the  design I am using are from the Your Magical Name collection.

I'll start by showing you the tags and then the mini book I made from scratch.

I will show you them one by one in a minute, but thought I would show the mini first. It was made with 3 sheets of A4 Kraft card, folded in half and then I cut the tabs with the My Minds Eye Envelope punch board. Throughout the mini I used two paper collections, The Docrafts Madame Payraud collection and a little 6 x 6 collection from Krafty Hands called Emporium of Curiosities.

Here's the cover, using the Madame Payrauds and a Sizzix diecut.


Obviously as I wanted to book to hold the tags, I created pockets through out, in some cases double pockets to hold some stamped sentiment tags I made to compliment the Nicecrane ones.

I used stamps  and a die cut from Tim Holtz to decorate these pages. On the left there is also a scrap from a paper serviette.
I did quite a bit of altering on the papers with paints, gesso and stamps. That's the bit I really enjoy, though I'll also freely admit that I am a vintage paper junkie. The little die cut angel was glittered with some Clear Rockcandy Distress glitter.
Here 's the next page and below you will see how on the facing page I also made a little accordion fold out booklet.
I also used one of the Tim Holtz stencils through out, both on the pages and the tags.

Accordion booklet open on one side with a little pocket.
Below the back side of the little accordion:

The images here are stamps from Stempel Glede.
Here finally is the last double page. Again scraps of paper serviettes were used over lightly gessoed background papers, stenciling was added and then pockets created to hold the various tags.
 Here finally are the tags:




All of them were coloured with Distress Markers scribbled on my craft mat and then using a water brush. I am not normally a huge fan of digi stamps, but I do love these sweet girls. The sentiments were computer generated, they come blank so you could also add names if you wanted.
Here is the set of stamped tags I made still, to fit in the smaller pockets.

And finally below is one double page with the tags all in place, just to give you an idea what it looks like:
Well, that's it, hope you like this little mini. It's been ages since I made something like this, but I did enjoy it....

Thank you for visiting and sorry for the mammoth post.
Have a creative week

46 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid , what a lovely project and how cute are these small cards, I really love every detail of it!!!

Greetings
Maria

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Astrid, lots of wonderful details and images. I love that each page holds something special in the form of a tag and the mixed media style is stunning. Xx

Susanna said...

So amazing and lovely again!!!

Susanna said...

So amazing and lovely again!!!

Paula Whittaker said...

Stunning work as always Astrid...so much attention to detail x

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Me encantan tus trabajos!!!!

chrissies said...

Stunning projects all of them. Your style is so special and always beautiful

Love Chrissie x

rachel said...

amazing project Astrid - this looks amazing - so much to look at xx

Ruth said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the images used, gorgeous!

brenda said...

Absolutely beautiful Astrid and the Nicecrane images all merged so nicely with the other elements.

B x

Redanne said...

I do apologise that I keep saying the same things about your work but this is STUNNING! I love all the elements you added and Ignacio's images are wonderful. This is so, so beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

Maryann Laursen said...

No I certainly don´t like it, I LOVE it Astrid. You´ve managed once again to make everything fit sooo perfectly together and a create nothing less than a masterpiece with these amazing images here from Nicecrane. Everything is soooo gorgeous and well made, it´s just perfect hun.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh.. what a lot of masterly work did you put into this fantastic project! Amazing and so beautiful at all!

have a wonderful day!
♥♥♥
Susi

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
A Gorgeous booklet, and such a lot of work, but worth it, as it's a masterpiece.
Smiles:)
Sue

Nancy Wethington said...

So pretty. Love all the little pockets and inserts.

Joan said...

Gobsmacked! What a fabulous book, so much detail,had to keep going back over and over to admire all the little pickets,tags and papers, just amazing

Maryanne said...

Oh my goodness, Astrid, this is fabulous! The images are just so sweet and lovely and the book itself is wonderful. I love the way you created pockets and added so much interest and texture to each page!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow your book is gorgeous, so many wonderful details, love it. Take care, Shirleyx

massofhair said...

Jaw droppingly beautiful, to say any more would spoil the exquisite beauty of your ArT:-) xxx

Ros Crawford said...

I'm speechless! These tags and the book are just amazing!! You are a wonderful artist!

Meggymay said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, so many wonderful details and images to look at.
Yvonne

Valerie-Jael said...

Just wonderful, from start to finish! Love it all. Hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

OH, I`m totally swooning over this, dear Astrid.
It is so adorable, all- from the beautiful tags, you coloured so masterly, to the book so stunningly created with papers, stamps and dies you used.
A little masterpeice dear friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

May said...

O my word....AmAzing I adore it all, your attention to detail Astrid is outstanding... so much beauty to look at... Thank you for the fantastic inspiration... Hugs May x x

Buttons said...

Staggeringly beautiful Astrid! My goodness you've put so much work into this and your attention to detail is phenomenal. One to bookmark and come back too - lots! Jenny x

Mrs.B said...

Such an amazing little book with so many details and images. Each page has so much to look at. Stunning.
Avril

Juliz Design Post said...

Astrid, I am drooling so much over this project. I adore it and all your attention to detail is stunning.
Julie x

c.szyba said...

Gorgeous projets, I love these papers, bye from France
Pitchoune

Anonymous said...

SO beautiful!

Iwona create said...


Fell in love with these tags and the mini book :)

Deborah Adams said...

I am Wowed again! This is just over the top, I love it!!! I am a mom of 4 girls and this is just gorgeous. I think I have said this before but I will say it again, you are so creative!! (bet you never tire of hearing that)
Checked out the website where you got the digis and sentiments. definitely planning on getting some digis from there. :D
Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.
Deborah xxx

Dianne said...

BREATHTAKINGGGGGGGG, well you are the Queen of tags, the book is A-MA-ZING, your coloring is SUPERB, they really look like old pictures,I love every tiny centimeter of it, your are such and inspiration, thanks for sharing it, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely a delcious to watch,,, what incredible and stunning mini album,l Astrid,,,,sI love the vintage style and so many detailes to watch,,,,,,and all over these vintage tags with my Magical Names Sheet are SO UNIQUEEE,,,,,,,Horayyy for Astrid

Theresa said...

What a delightful, wonder filled book of enchantment. Just love how you put it all together. thanks as always for sharing.

marda said...

Absolutely charming. Can't help but go "aahh" with each page.

mamablitger said...

AMAZING work as always. Gosh you are so talented and very creative. Just love all what you share. I feel so inspired each time I visited your blog !!!!
Thanks a lot for all the pretty art you share ! Hugs from SPAIN
ps the die on the front page with scrolls.. It that the Sizzix you mentioned ? Or what die did you use on the frontpage.. ???

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wowzers!!! What can I say about this piece??? I am gobsmacked, it is soooooo gorgeous!!! Once again you knocked me over with your artistry. Love, love, love this mini Astrid!!! Love the little tags with their vintage images and love all the pages created to hold them!!! Totally exquisite!! ox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

An awesome vintage look...and such amazing details...a great artpiece Astrid!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Nicole Wright said...

Beautiful as always Astrid! Fantastic project. Love it.

Almo said...

Just Stunning, so much to look at, so many techniques, your artistic talents just continue to amaze Astrid, Love it. Mo x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ein wunderschönes Werk, ich bin begeistert :)

Suzanne C said...

Stunning!

rkramadh said...

Sheer perfection every time with your blending of layers, distressing, color scheme and composition!!!!!! I am blown away by how well every element is put together. I have run out of words to express how talented you are.

Marisa Job said...

This is fabulous!! Love the colors, details, texture and great pictures too!!

butterfly said...

What a glorious project, Astrid! The tags are so sweet - love how you've incorporated the Nicecrane images - and the pages of the wallet are absolutely stunning... so many beautiful papers, but each given a unique twist with your napkins, inking, paint and stamping... So much beauty in a small package - it's wonderful!!
Alison xx

Bärbel said...

Astrid, das ist ein bezauberndes Werk! Ich staune über die geniale Kombination von Farben, Stempeln und Motiven und bin so begeistert davon. Chapeau!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

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