Friday, 5 September 2014

With a Flourish for A Vintage Journey

Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to drop in here. Today it's a new challenge at A Vintage Journey, the lovely Jennie is the challenge host and the theme she chose is "With a Flourish"
Flourishes always feel very feminine to me, so I made a soft and feminine card, trying very hard to still keep it "Tim Holtz style".
It was pretty quick and easy to put together, as most of the bits and pieces were in my box of scraps already, so here is how I went about it:
I created a background panel on a piece of manila card stock. I inked it with Weather Wood, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress inks, stamped some flourishes around the edges using Coffee Archival ink ( this is a La Blanche stamp), and then added a piece of trellis from my scrap box.
Next I added some other bits and pieces: a butterfly from the French Flight Framelets set, a piece of paper from the Wallflower Paperstash, a ticket, stamped with a stamp from the Odds and Ends stamp set, a couple of little flourish die cuts and a rose made with the Pinecone Sizzix die. Below you can see some detail of how I layered it all up:

I tucked the ticket in between one of the flourish dies
The butterfly sits on top of one of the Tattered Curvy Banners to which I have added some Remnant Rub words.

Well, that's about it. I matted it on some white and then 7 x 7" Kraftcard the card was complete. A fun to do quick project and another card ready to send to someone.

Hope you'll play along in this latest challenge, - do check out all the other DT samples. Trust me they are amazing!!! Like always, our challenge is sponsored by Countryview Crafts where most of the products I used are available.

Have a fantastic weekend and thank you for visiting today!!


craftimamma said...

Absolutely gorgeous Astrid! Love the soft muted colours and the collage of bits and pieces you have grouped together so skillfully. I'm happy I have the lovely La Blanche flourish stamp too.

Lesley Xx

massofhair said...

Always love to see how you layer and create depth to your projects, i leave your blog inspired every time i visit.

Beautiful card, love flourishes, they add a loveliness and a flair to any card, great make Astrid :-) xxx

Barbara Rankin said...

This is beautiful. Love all your creations!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous take on the flourish challenge. just might have to join in this one!
Hugs Lynn

Rita said...

Gorgeous creation Astrid. Love the fact that you managed to merge TH with some floral ideas. Hugs Rita xxx

Rita said...

Gorgeous creation Astrid. Love the fact that you managed to merge TH with some floral ideas. Hugs Rita xxx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great card, there is always a lot to see and to admire on your cards, I love this one, great details, colours and image!!!


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, love the style and colours. Very elegant! Hugs,

barbarayaya62 said...

Astrid you are a very talented artist! your works are so elegant and beautiful! excuse me if i can not to comment all you posts but in this period i'm very very busy! Thanks for your kind words on my blog! hugs BArbarayaya

Studio Susanne said...

Hello Astrid,
I love your completed project for this great challange - the colours are so delicate and you have captured such a pretty feminine feel while still keeping a Mr T element too.
Thank you for sharing this charming creation - it's always a treat to see your gorgeous goodies.
Warmest best wishes,

Maryann Laursen said...

Another gorgeous card here Astrid. Sooo beautiful and elegant and still kept in Tims style. Really clever made hun.
have a wonderful week-end ahead here now.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Astrid love the grungy vintage look
Great colours and textures


froebelsternchen said...

A lovely and really feminine creation this time Astrid! I love the softness and complexity!
AWESOME as always!

Have a great weekend

chrissie said...

Stunning card in your own style with Tim influence as well. Magic !

Love Chrissie x

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Astrid, with lovely feminine touches, I love those flourishes! Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

I just love this design Astrid with gorgeous elements put together perfectly.
Enjoy the weekend.
hugs Brenda xxx

Anneke said...

Such a elegant card. To me a real Astrid card. Thanks for showing your creative journey today

Ink Art Designs said...

It is a good day when all the bits just go together so beautifully. A really feminine card Astrid, that will bring a big smile to some lucky friend.
Dot x

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation! Love all the elements and layers! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Dorthe said...

Astrid your background piece is stunning,and the one in lillac tones -such beautiful colours and papers, and gorgeous with your added rose, and the butterfly and swirls.
Dorthe, xo

c.szyba said...

gorgeous card, bye,

Jenny Marples said...

Definitely a more feminine feel to this Astrid yet retaining that Tim essence. Jenny x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully soft Astrid, yet still so wonderfully TH. Gorgeous card. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Nikki Acton said...

A beautiful creation, with another fab composition. Nikki xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That'a wonderful piece of art. You've used lots of fabulous elements.

Sandy said...

Your designs are always so beautiful Astrid - it is a pleasure coming to your blog!
Sandy xx

Corrie Herriman said...

I am starting to repeat myself but I can't say anything else apart from 'it's fabulous' ! As always there is lots of interest and texture and you work so very neatly !
Another great one, Astrid !
Corrie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful vintage romance in this card.
Julie x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card, the romantic, feminine side of Tim's influences.

Annie said...

A stunning card you i love the wallflower stash. Looking forward to our crafty day xx

Hugs Annie and have a great weekend x

Ros Crawford said...

Really lovely!! I love your handmade flowers

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, love the depth and design. Sorry I've missed so much, I will scroll through to see your other beautiful designs. We are finally getting our heads above water but still big projects ahead (craft studio & gardens). Take good care, Shirleyxx ps.. thanks for all your visits and comments, they are appreciated :) x

Anonymous said...

Ooh! That's beautiful Astrid! xxx

Unknown said...

Astrid, you know I love all your work or Play... but what ever word or words you put to this it is ART... this one is really hitting a home run with my heart... I love the layers, the colors and the words... I think I read that about 5 times... and the funny part, is that I think I have the stamp... LOL...Just love it all together ... thanks so very much for all the inspiration that you give to me and others... it is super great. A GREAT INSPIRATION to us all.. also thank for all the heart felt comments you leave at my blog... I sincerely cherish them all coming from you... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Just beautiful! Love all the layers! So romantic feeling too!

Hos Egebjerg said...

Just Love it!
Hugs Leila

Dianne said...

Hello Muss Astrid, what a stunning card, love the background, then all the bits and bobs arranged perfectly, it's so inspirational, I love it thanks for sharing...

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful! Love the background colours with the stamped flourish and trellis overlay
Gorgeous flower with the lovely stamped leaves finished perfectly with the pretty flourish die cut

Jools x

S@ndy Diller said...

I don't know how you do it Astrid - for each challenge you seem to come up with something totally fabulous. You were certainly successful in coming up with something both soft and feminine.
Simply lovely.

Hugs xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Loooveee this!!!! Sooo beautiful Astrid!! The colour, the design, all the elements ... everything is just so perfect together. A gorgeous, vintagy, feminine card!!! Pure magic!! ox

butterfly said...

I love your feminine take on TH style - the layers are lovely, and the trellis works beautifully to highlight the inky colours behind. Gorgeous delicate die-cut flourishes too!
Alison xx

Pamellia said...

So beautiful Astrid, I just love that flourish stamp! Love the lattice overlay and your butterfly and ticket are such great little embellies! :)

Anonymous said...

Apologies for not visiting for what seems like the longest time but I have barely been on line the past week or even more.
This has a lovely delicate nature to it and I feel as though I have stepped back in time - beautiful.

Marjie Kemper said...

All those layers add up to such a beautiful composition. Lovely!

sarascloset said...

This is beautiful with that lattice, the flower, butterfly and banner, all a lovely composition. I love your stamped and die cut flourishes. They really tie it all together.

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