Sunday, 22 June 2014

Mixed Media piece for a crafty friend

Hello lovely blog visitors, thank you for dropping in.

A while back my wonderful talented friend Heather Jacobs and I agreed to do a swap. Heather lives in Australia and is my all time favourite mixed media scrapbooker. If you don't know her work, check it out and be prepared to be amazed!

Here is part of the piece I made for her:

Anyway, Heather told me about two particular pieces she would like to receive in her swap. The first one I have shown  already, if you missed it you can see it here. The other piece she liked was something I did years ago, she thought it was a post card, turned out it was actually a journal page, so no way obviously I could use that for a swap.

Anyway, thought I would try and re create something similar and put it on the inside of the other card, which was a bit floppy anyway. Fingers crossed she will like this new version too....

Here are some close ups:
Gorgeous Leonardo stamp (I have had it for years, think it is Oxford Impressions). Stamped onto tissue paper and then merged into the background made with a mix of Fresco and Distress paints.
Bits of lace, cheesecloth and tissue tape together with some little chit chat sticker to let her know how much I value our friendship! Heather and I have never met in person (yet) though we have been blogfriends for years, but we both know that one day we will meet.....
Some more tissue tape, lace and background stamping. The lace was high-lighted with some Treasure Gold (hard to see on the photo).
Part of a Paperartsy stamp, again stamped onto tissue and merged into the page.

Well, hope Heather will like my re-creation of the original and that it reaches her safely.....

I am going out to Australia in two weeks time so will post it out from there.

Have a good week everyone and see you sometime soon in Crafty Blogland!

46 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, wow, and wow again! Valerie

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous Astrid xx Jan

Ruth said...

GORGEOUS! Love this, the little touches of crimson and lace and texture....beautiful Astrid. Ruth x

Marianne said...

Gorgeous. I think Heather will love it! xxx Marianne

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Amazing work, Astrid, love the texture here

Juliz Design Post said...

This is so beautiful and I'm sure when your friend opens her gift she will be more than delighted and will be a real treasure to her.
Julie x

Corrie Herriman said...

I am sure your friend will love it ! It is beautiful ! Love the little red accent in the right hand top corner !
Corrie x

Corrie Herriman said...

I am sure your friend will love it ! It is beautiful ! Love the little red accent in the right hand top corner !
Corrie x

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Astrid, it is a fantastic piece of art, I am sure Heather will too. xx

Meggymay said...

This has the' Wow' factor when you see all the fabulous textures and details. Your friend will love it.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Astrid
Who would not fall in love with this piece. Heather will be thrilled to know she will soon have this in her hands.
How wonderful that you will soon be visiting Australia, I am sure you are counting the days.
Wishes
Lynne

rachel said...

stunning work Astrid - glorious details and love the texture x

Carmen Whitehead said...

I love it and I'm sure Heather will also. Thanks so much for inspiration!

Nikki Acton said...

Vintage elegance. Lovely. Off to Heathers blog to take a look. Nikki x

Paper Profusion said...

This is absolutely Beautiful Astrid. Ive only quite recently discovered Heather in blogland - her work is really top class. Delighted to hear you will be travelling to see your two gorgeous grand-daughters soon. Nicola x

Karen Garrard said...

Absolutely stunning work Astrid! Heather will be sure to love these pieces. They are just gorgeous. Enjoy your time here in Australia, if your travels happen to bring you to South Australia my studio door is wide open. Karen.x

NobodysPeople said...

Your work is fantastic and so elegant, I'll have to let my Facebook fans know about your freebies!
Facebook.com/NobodysPeople

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Fabuloso, amo passar aqui.
Um semana abençoada para você.

Rita said...

Good Morning Astrid. What a stunning piece. All those textures look wonderful and no doubt that it looks even better in reality. Heather will be thrilled to receive it I'm sure of that. Hugs Rita xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

if she don't like it - tell her she can send it to me..I am on love with it!

AMAZING!
happy new week Astrid!
xxx
Susi

brenda said...

I am sure your 'swap' friend will really appreciate this lovely piece Astrid, such amazing texture and you achieved a real aged feel.

B x

Chris Warner said...

This is really beautiful Astrid, fabulous composition and great texturing. I love the elegant, delicate vintage feel of this piece. Chris xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Fantastic work here as always Astrid, so no worries, I´m sure she´s going to love it too.

Dorthe said...

Astrid, it is so very beautiful, love the stamp,- I can so understand your friend fell in love with the earlier piece you created and this look alike will make her smile happily. Lovely, ,lovely with the laces, and the white/black colours .
Hugs from Dorthe

Maryanne said...

I'm sure Heather will love this! It's very lovely and really conveys how you feel about your friendship! I follow her blog and her work is beautiful!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Astrid, such gorgeous mixed media artwork. I imagine your friend will love it very much ! Thanks for the inspiration, now I need to find more time for art. Lately I'm just keeping my head above, but life will hopefully calm down. Take good care, Shirleyx

Iwona create said...

Absolutely beautiful :)

Anita Houston said...

Love your swap piece Astrid! Gorgeous!

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful image and texture! Love it!

Terry said...

Always topnotch in the mixed media creations, Astrid! This is so beautiful! Hugs!

Christiane Courtin-Mangez said...



I love so much all you do, and all Heather create , it's amazing !!!

I'm fan from all your both creations

Warm hugs from France, Christiane

May said...

Hi Astrid, Gorgeous detail & texture...Love the image... so beautiful... Hugs May x x

Dianne said...

First off thanks so much for heathers link, she is an AMAZINGGGGGGGGGG scrap booker and artist, she is going to LOVE your card and the other fantastic canvas, no finger crossed needed I love the image you had made, it soo delicate and gorgeous, what an inspiration you are, I tried to make the envelope with tags, I have filed it away and will try again, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

isisimaginings.com said...

That is SO beautiful Astrid, I have no doubt that Heather will be thrilled with it.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful piece, I'm sure Heather will love it.

JackieP Neal said...

Must be a very special friend- and lucky too! ") Have a nice visit-

Netty said...

Am sure she will love this beautiful delicate piece of work. Hugs Annette x

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

Buttons said...

I love that the closer you get to this beautiful piece the more you see. The little touches of texture and those perfectly stamped images combine to make such a special gift. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it. Jenny x

Redanne said...

Both of your swap pieces are beautiful Astrid, I am sure Heather will be thrilled with them. Hugs, Anne x

Heather Jacob said...

oh Astrid , I am sooooooooooooooo lucky , cant wait to hold this in my hands ..... it will be going straight into my treasure box ... you are such a doll crating this magic for me ... loveeeeeeeeeeeee x

Gitte said...

Beautiful.

butterfly said...

What a beautiful creation for Heather - delicate, romantic and so full of beautiful texture and vintage distressing. I love the woman you've used, and the postal images - it adds up to such a sense of distance and yearning - gorgeous!
Alison xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

What can I say about this piece?? It is absolutely divine Astrid. Heather is so going to love and treasure this, she is a very lucky lady and I know she will send you something equally beautiful!! Love the background, love the stamps and love the sentiment. So beautifully assembled and so full of love. Magic!! ox

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Caroline said...

Wow, an incredibly beautiful piece! Every part is a treat for the eyes (& hands I am sure with all the wonderful texture).
I discovered Heather's Talent earlier this year & am a huge fan. Both of you have abilities with colour, layers & texture that is beyond anything I could ever dream of achieving. Tfs :)

Ros Crawford said...

This is stunning!!! No wonder your friend was smitten ...

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