Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A preview and some news

Hello everyone and thanks for visiting!

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Sheena Douglas to see if I wanted to become part of her Design Team, the Inkoids. After I picked myself off the floor in surprise, I could not help but say yes, for even though I was not very familiar with her stamps and other products, I have loved her techniques for a long time.
So today I am sharing the first of the samples I created for her using the stamps from her latest release. You will be able to see the stamps in all their glory on Friday at 9 am on Create and Craft. Hope you'll tune in then, I promise you will not be disappointed!

So here is one of my samples, there will be several to follow in the days to come.
The background was created with Distress Inks on Sheena's stamping card (this is the best most wonderful stamping card I have ever used and I am not just saying that...), the highlights were created using the faux bleach technique, just using a small brush and water, taking away the ink and then blotting with some kitchen paper.

Hope you'll tune in next Friday and thanks so much for visiting!!

50 comments:

Dorthe said...

The background is so beautiful Astrid,- Looks wonderful with the faux bleach technique around the moon,giving the piece so much life. And love the qoute used with this "bird" Phoenix stamp.
Congartulations dear, for this new venture ,I will look forward seing all the stamps and how you uses them .
Dorthe
xoxo

massofhair said...

Wow Astrid HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on joining The Inkoids. Am a huge Sheena fan so knowing your cards will be part of her show will bring a smile when i am watching.

Already have the shows on record, am really happy for you! Your card as always is beautiful, the faux bleach technique is great isn't it. Must try and get hold of some of the stamping card, if you like it that's good enough for me.

Again, Huge Congrats!!! :-) xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous, and congrats! Valerie

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Wow! Many congratulations on your new DT position, this is a wonderful news and they couldn't have asked a better person! Big humans up, Astrid!
Your card is wonderful! I LOVE Phoenix images as much as I love butterflies! I made an abstract drawing of a Phoenix with my Big Brush pens a while back.. I love their whimsical look and this stamp is just gorgeous! You card is sunning!!
Xx

Maryanne said...

Congratulations, Astrid! You certainly deserve to be part of the team! I love card you made with the Phoenix! It's a beautiful stamp!

Rita said...

Beautiful card Astrid. Congratulations on your new appointment, I know you will be a great asset to Sheena's team. Enjoyed our Day yesterday. Hugs Rita xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Many congratulations on your new DT Job dear Astrid! Wow!
This first card is just awesome!

lisa said...

It's great to have you on the team, Astrid and I love your Phoenix, it has real atmosphere.
Hugs Lisax

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW Astrid biig CONGRATULATIONS, but you certainly also deserve it. You are one of the best ink artist I know about, so I´m not that surprised, and your preview here is absolutely gorgeous as always. Looking forward to see more on C & C on friday again.

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous creation Astrid and many congratulations on your awesome news too!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Astrid, fantastic news and what an asset you will be to them.
Your card is stunning and I must watch C and C on Friday to hopefully catch a glimpse of it.
Congratulations on your achievement,
Julie x

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
Congratulations, the card is gorgeous, I shall check out the site.
Smiles:)
Sue

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Congratulations Astrid becoming DT member...Your first creation is a lovely one...Enjoy!!
greetings, Alie :-)

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations Astrid, you will be a fantastic addition to Sheena's team. I have loads of Sheena's stamps along with paints/mediums that she uses and really don't use them often enough.

Love your beautiful card, it is quite stunning! Anne x

pam said...

hi Astrid, Huge Congratulations on your new DT position, stunning card..will be watching the show..
pam x

Almo said...

Many Congratulations Astrid on joining Sheena's DT the Inkoids. Your Pheonix looks wonderful against the background you have created. I Look forward to seeing much more of your wonderful work and will tune in Friday. Mo x

JackieP Neal said...

Congratulations dear Astrid!! WHo wouldn't want you on their design team!! This is a fabulous card with beautiful stamping! Looking forward to more!! xoxo

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Astrid, love the background ! Congratulations too ! Sue C x

Buttons said...

What an honour and such a great way to start this new creative adventure Astrid! I'm so pleased for you and not surprised at all that you would be sought out for your inky expertise. Jenny x

Inky and Quirky said...

Congrats Astrid,well deserved. Stunning card,really striking

Hugs
Donna xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, love background and that magnificent Phoenix.
Congratulations on the DT place, its going to be fun.
Yvonne

rachel said...

so very well done Astrid - I'm really pleased for you! Fabulous make and I adore what I have seen of the new stamps x

Mrs.B said...

Congratulations on the new DT post and such a fabulous card too. It's a stunning background for this magical image.
Avril x

Netty said...

Love the great colours and design Astrid. Congratulations on your new DT position, you are going to be a very busy lady. Annette x

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Terry said...

Astrid, what great news and congratulations! It is no wonder you would be asked to join the DT with such a gorgeous first creation! The background is gorgeous and magical. Love it!

Brenda Brown said...

Such exciting news my friend, you will rock Sheenas designs and this is a wonderful example.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

huge congrats , so well deserved x sorry for the lack of comments it has all been a bit busy x

chrissies said...

What wonderful news Astrid and so well deserved. The work on this card is so beautiful and I have made a note of the paper you mentioned.

Love Chrissie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Astrid what an amazing card wonderful colours..congrats on your fabulous news

Anne

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fabulous card Astrid, and it's great to have you join us, Px

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats Astrid! And your card is beautiful ... lovely technique!

Deborah said...

Brilliant news, Astrid! And so richly deserved. I bet you get a name check on Friday :-)

Anneke said...
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Anneke said...

Sorry Astrid something went wrong and I don't know how to change it. I also wantend to say that I am happy for you. Youndiserve it. Your work is high quality. Love Anneke.

Anneke said...

This is wonderful work. I cannot find the right words to expressie my feelings looking at this great work of yours. Thank you for giving me this feeling Anneke.

Karin said...

wow this looks beautiful, great stamps! Congratulations and have fun! Groetjes Karin

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous card, Astrid. Congratulations on your news

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous news Astrid! how wonderful. And what an amazing card. Jennie x

Annie said...

Huge congratulations Astrid....I am thrilled for you and look forward to viewing your makes. Whilst I don't have Sheena's stamps I love to watch her on that well known craft channel. She shares some fantastic techniques and lots of tips. Your card is stunning x

Huge hugs
Annie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congratulations :) Well deserved :) Your first DT piece looks wonderful, love the color scheme and the image.

Bonnie McLain said...

CONGRATS... on being asked to join this DT... I will check it out after this comment... but just wanted to say that I love this look... the back ground is DELIGHTFUL Astrid... and you always make wonderful, delightful and eloquent items... so I am intrigued to see what next... with open eyes, mind and heart... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow , what a wonderful creation, I love your background , it really creates a special atmosphere, and I love your special creature in the sky!!! Great ART!!

Greetings
Maria

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design Astrid, love the image & colours. Congratulations on your new DT spot, well-deserved. Looking forward to more beautiful creations. Shirleyxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Congratulations on a well-deserved opportunity to join the Inkoids. Beautiful work on this card. The background is gorgeous and the phoenix has such energy. One can feel the hope surging through it. You will be such a great addition to the team!

Hugs,
Linda

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Anita Houston said...

Congrats to you, and LOVE that phoenix!!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Congrats Astrid, that is a beautiful card.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Huge congratulations Astrid on the new DT spot!! Not at all surprised that they would want you on their team, your work is awesome!!! Loooove this gorgeous card ... Spectacular!! ox

Cazro said...

Congratulations Astrid, I was delighted when I heard the news. Not at all surprised for youdr artwork is something individual and very special. Hugs form our ATC days Cazro

Ruth said...

I'm so behind with visiting! Congrats Astrid, love the cards and later work you have done with the Phoenix, just gorgeous!!!

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