Friday, 10 October 2014

Believe in the magic

Hello everyone, thanks for dropping in....
Here is another journal page, using the new Aqua Tints I have posted about on several occasions now. I love these gorgeous bottles of concentrated water colour.

This page was just all about playing with the tints and some stamps (plus a few die cuts).
Whereas the last page was more monochrome, this one is more colourful, - child like, as really I was playing with ideas for a birthday card for my grand daughter, whose second birthday was last week. The stamps used are from one of the Sheena Douglass A Littlebit Magical sets, and no, this is not a DT piece, I just love the stamps and was having fun with them.
The background was gessoed with a pallet knife, leaving some textures and patterns for the tints to pool around in. The pumpkin is a Tim Holtz die, the mushrooms are from the stamp set, stamped on card, fussy cut and coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.
Here you can see the magic of the tints ontop of the Gesso, their colour is just so intense. Oh the sentiment was just computer generated by the way.
The magical door way, stamped on tissue and then blended into the background. This is actually two separate stamps. I masked the doorway and then stamped the brick wall, turning the stamp the other way for the second side. Once you remove the mask, it looks as if the brick wall is behind the doorway.
When I did the birthday card I actually cut a slit in the door so it can open and put a fairy behind it, but in my haste to get it to Australia in time, I totally forgot to photograph it, so can't show you, but apparently she loved it....

Anyway, not your usual journal page, but good fun to do.
I am linking this to Art Journal Journey "deep in the forest".

Hope you will have some creative time, thank you for visiting and have a great weekend when it comes!

51 comments:

Heather Jacob said...

wow I am the first to comment ... a first for me !!!! you truly amaze me Astrid .. this is outstanding and so full of magic .. love love love x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fantastic page, Astrid, love the depth you have created with colors. Fabulous stamping.

Dagmar said...

What a great artwork - you create a fantastic mystic scene!!!! Hugs Dagmar

Nicole Wright said...

EEK what a frightful scene. Love it and great idea on the open door. What a treat.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid another masterpiece to see, great tructure, great colours and what a great scene!! I really love this!!!

Greetings
Maria

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing scenery here Astrid, and sooo much going on everywhere on here, and sooo beautiful work. Ofcause she loved it, who wouldn´t? It´s pure magic and you see new things every time you look around on it and I love the idea with the little fairy behind the door too.
You have a wonderful week-end too hun.

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Astrid such great textures and colours. If this was just the practice piece the finished card must have been stunning ;0) x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow this is gorgeous so much much depth of colour. Great the way you combined the stamps. No wonder your granddaughter loved it .xx

Stabilo all http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00241K2UQ/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1412922529&sr=1&keywords=stabilo incase you didn't see my reply.

Valerie-Jael said...

Magical! Valerie

chrissies said...

This is a wonderful piece of artwork Astrid. I always love the way you create texture into your work.

Love Chrissie x

Annie said...

A gorgeous make Astrid and I love all the wonderful elements. The colours are just fabulous and the wall/door very clever. Magic!!!!!
Hugs Annie x

lisa said...

Oh wow, Astrid, this is gorgeous, I love all the colour with that door way. It really is magical!!
Hugs Lisax

Karin said...

really magical, beautiful texture and great colors! Have a lovely weekend! Groetjes Karin

WendyK said...

Beautiful, love the whole scene, and the paints look wonderful. BUT I must not buy anything else.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is such a fantastic scene Astrid... gorgeous...
what about linking this to our theme:
"DEEP IN THE FOREST" over at
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE
I would be so happy to have you with us ♥♥♥
Happy weekend dear Astrid
hugs
Susi

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The colours gives this interesting creation indeed a magic touch Astrid.
Greetings, Alie

Maryanne said...

Fabulous,Astrid!! The whole design is magical. I love the door with the brick wall behind it. I love the idea that you slit the door open and put a fairy behind it. Your granddaughter is very lucky to have such a talented Grandma!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

♥♥♥
Thank you Astrid!

Rein said...

Such a stunning page!!

Terry said...

Such a magical and gorgeous page, Astrid! You have mastered the Aqua Tints and they look wonderful on the texture. No doubt your little granddaughter loved her card. Happy Weekend!

Dorthe said...

Hello dear Astrid,
I can well imagine that your grandchild loved a card like this with the sweet witch,the pumpkin and the mystic fairytale look. And so fun you added a fairy behind the door.
What a wonderful card ,the tints are stunning colours and love all your texture.
Dorthe,xo

massofhair said...

Can see why your Granddaughter loved her card, it is magical and full of promise, a bit like the door to Narnia.

Stunning as always Astrid :-) xxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful magical creation I love all the details for this mystery scenery.
I wish you a nice weekend,
hugs Anja

May said...

WOW Astrid, what a fabulous piece... Love the amazing colours & die-cuts....Hugs May x x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous and magical page. Loving the colours and the great images.
Yvonne

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a magical page which shows to us all just how super talented you are and takes your artwork to a whole new level. Stunning.
Julie x

Paper Profusion said...

I can see this as a wonderful illustration in a 'fairytale' book Astrid. Terrific scene setting and beautiful blending. Enjoy your weekend. Nicola x

Redanne said...

What a wonderful 'magical' scene you have created, I think Nicola is right, it would make a wonderful illustration in a fairytale book! Gorgeous colours and beautiful work as always. Anne xx

butterfly said...

Amazing depth you've created - I really feel like I could walk into the page and through that enticing castle door. Love the pop of colour from the pumpkin and toadstools too…
Alison xx

Anita Houston said...

Spooky COOL!!! Love the witch and colors in the sky! Perfectly Halloween!

Sandy said...

Absolutely perfect! Astrid I could go live in this journal page!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!
Sandy xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful journal page, I love the pop of colour in the pumpkin. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Lys Scrap said...

A wonderful journey in this art journal! I love the work on textures!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Wow!! This is amazing!! What a terrific scene with depth and texture and so many details!

toni said...

Love the bright colours! Looks looks like you had a lot of fun with this page! X

sheila 77 said...

Love your magical door, and love reading about the magical processes you used to make it. I am in awe of how you have coloured and painted this, it's a great design.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful journal page!

Diane Porazzo said...

Astrid,
You are such a talent....the colors are gorgeous.
Regards,
Diane@babiesbridesandlavender

sirkkis said...

Gorgeous, magical art works. Love!

Gaby Bee said...

Astrid, this page is spooky and beautiful at the same time. Fantastic!

Karen Garrard said...

Beautifully done Astrid! What an amazing journal page and I love the witch flying over on her merry way. LOVE IT!! Karen.x

artwolf2009 said...

makes me feel like being part of a fairytale Story, once again you have created so much atmosphere

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful art journaling, Astrid! You've created some beautiful textures and the colours really are vibrant and lovely! Fantastic! xx

Margik said...

Fabulous page and amazing scene you have created. Mar

Bonnie McLain said...

I LOVE THIS... the magic?? it is there on the page... all of it... love the entire setting.. it's something you are able to do so very well... Love it ASTRID... Applauding loudly... Love, Light and Peace. ...Bonnie

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Giggles said...

I love the mysterious, magical feeling of this wonderful piece! A great seasonal piece!! Beautiful!

Hugs Giggles

Anonymous said...

It brings to mind the magic of fairy tales.
Beautiful use of colour and you most certainly transported me.
Astrid, apologies (once again) for my lack of visits but I was hardly able to spend time on-line this past week. Hope life is being kind to you.
Wishes
Lynne

Margaret Mifsud said...

So many wonderful techniques on this piece Astrid and it truly is magical!!! Love your use of colour, everything just blends in so beautifully!! Love, love, love!! ox

Jools Robertson said...

Fabulous scene, the colours look beautiful
So intense, I've yet to have a play with these
Everything I've seen you do with them look amazing

Jools x

JackieP Neal said...

What a fabulous mystical journal cover Astrid! I love how you created this! xo

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