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:

  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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

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  5. 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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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

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

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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. 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

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  19. Congrats Astrid,well deserved. Stunning card,really striking

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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

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  21. 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

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

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

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. 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

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

    Anne

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

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

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

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  33. 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.

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  34. 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.

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

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  36. A gorgeous card, Astrid. Congratulations on your news

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

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  38. 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

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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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

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

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  43. 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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  44. Congrats to you, and LOVE that phoenix!!!

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  45. Congrats Astrid, that is a beautiful card.

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  46. 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

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  47. 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

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  48. 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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