Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Go Rust-ic for Our Creative Corner

Hello everyone and happy October to you all. Like usual on the first of the month I have a couple of posts to share with you, so if you are here for the second time today, thank you for doing so.

At  Our Creative Corner, the theme this month, chosen by the lovely and very talented  Laura is "Go Rustic"

This is what Laura had to say about the challenge:
"I really love Autumn and find it very inspiring with all those textures and colours we see in nature right now. So I decided to bring those textures and colours into a challenge here and see all that rustic creativity at Our Creative Corner!
We want to see a huge variety of items, so make anything you like - but add some RUST!
Now you can take this Rust-ic creativity to any level you like - You can use just use some rusty autumnal colours or you can really go for it and work with gorgeous, rough textured, grungy, real or faux rust.
So.....How 'rusty' are you?"....

I decided to share a journal page using my beloved Autumnal colours and of course some rusted elements. There was no real plan to the page, it just evolved:
The page started life as a mop up page with left overs from other projects, so I cannot quite tell you what is on there.

 Acrylic paint in a variety of makes and colours, including Distress Paints in Rusty Hinge, some twinkling H20s and some Distress Stain in Walnut stain were definitely in there somewhere. I used baby wipes and kitchen roll, mopping up from my craft mat over various days, just adding more layers whenever I had paint left over that I did not want to go to waste.
When I decided to use this page as the background for my rusty creation I decided to add some texture with the help of a Prima stencil and  some Wendy Vecchi translucent texture paste. When that had dried I added some Bister in brown and some strips of tissue tape. I also did some background stamping with various Prima stamps. Next I prepared my rusty piece...
I took a piece of corrugated packaging from a ripped up box and started to play with Crafty Notions Rusting powder and Antiquities embossing powders in Rust and Verdigris.
As I had my box of Prima stamps out already anyway, I took two of the lovely Finnabair stamps, stamped them on thin card in Coffee Archival, scrunched them up and then inked with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks and voila, two bits of old looking ephemera.
It needed a kind f vocal point, so out came a leaf, cut with the new Tim Holtz Layered Leaf and embossing folder. I coloured with a mix of Distress Stains and added some more "rust" with the help of the embossing powders.
I had this metal bee flying around on my desk, so it too got the rusting treatment and then I started to layer it all up.
As you can see, in the end I decided to also add a few flowers still and a sentiment. The flowers were made using a Heartfelt Creations stamp and die from the new Classic Sunflower collection, and that was pretty much it.
Here are a few close ups still:
The sentiment was cut from one of the papers of the Classic Sunflower collections, if you have not seen it and you like papers, check it out, it's gorgeous!
I added some bits of greenery still, again, leftovers from other projects.
I also added a second leaf still, this one is a Spellbinder die.
Well, that was it, I had great fun playing in my journal and I hope you like it. It turned out rather brighter than most of my other projects, but hey, it is Autumn after all and we are surrounded by oranges, browns and reds, so I guess they influenced me.

Thank you for visiting like always and I hope you will have some creative time too. Do check out the wonderful projects from my team mates, all you need to do is click HERE and hopefully you will feel inspired to play along!

36 comments:

  1. Oooh so many amazing colours and textures. Autumn is such an inspirational season and you have captured it beautifully xx

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  2. I also love autumn! So beautiful art-piece that is! WAU!

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  3. Gorgeous art journal page, it looks you had fun creating it!
    Groetjes Karin

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  4. First you tempt me with all the lovely blue colors in the last entry, and now you come up with all these stunning autumn colors too, so it really looks like, you´re on to please my senses here today Astrid ha ha ha, but I absolutely love it, and this here is over the top aaaaaaaaaawesome and sooo beautiful. You are a truly amazing artist, and I really love your stunning work always.
    Have a wonderful day, and hopefully filled with loads of crafty fun.

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  5. Just simply gorgeous Astrid! Love all the layers of colour and mediums that you've used - even if you didn't know where you were going at the start - they all work so beautifully together. Loving those Antiquities embossing powders too!
    Juliaxx

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  6. Another stunner! I love that leaf with the mix of colors with a touch of sparkly goodness.

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  7. What a beautiful journal spread, Astrid!

    Love the background and all the patina like elements you have added!

    Claudia x

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  8. This is beautiful. Love the texture. Thanks for inspiring me. Great project Anneke.

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  9. This is absolutely beautiful!! Love everything about it!! Hugs!

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  10. So many gorgeous elements ,such a bounty of wonderful colours, your leafe and bee, are both stunning- and the sentioments you used so sweet, dear Astrid.
    A fantastic piece..love the textures you made !!
    Dorthe,xo

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  11. A total delight Astrid, Autumnal colour, texture and flowers, ticks all the boxes for me.

    B x

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  12. Wow... I love this gorgeous piece, Astrid. Every elements and details are just stunning! :)

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  13. Such glorious depth of colour in this page - the hit of verdigris is stunning against the rusty autumnal shades… completely beautiful, Astrid!
    Alison xx

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  14. Hi Astrid, loving the rustic tones on this piece and the leaves are gorgeous, look almost translucent. Love the touches of embossing powder too. Lovely piece of art . Tracy x

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  15. Great journal page! The colours are beautiful and the layers of things so gathered well together. I love it!

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  16. Oh the layers!!! LOVE the bee and leaves! Gorgeous color on this wonderfully shaped journal! SWOON!!!

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  17. You definitely know how to reuse and make it come alive

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  18. Wow, love the autumn colours, the textures look fantastic.
    YVonne

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous Astrid, I really love the way you use product to it's fullest extent. You are an inspiration.

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  20. gorgeous autumnal creation x sorry for the lack of comments but life has other plans for me at the moment and is keeping me busy! so sorry x

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  21. Your Journal cover is absolutely amazing Astrid, I so love the verdigris embossing on the leaf and the bee and your layered flowers ar so pretty. The stamped finnabair ephemera look fabulous layered up on the corrugated cardboard, so many things to look at, love it. Mo x

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  22. Gorgeous work Astrid, Love the layers & fabulous texture...Thanks for the inspiration.... Hugs May x x

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  23. Now that's what you call a journal page and definitely rustic!! You have such a talent! Wonderful work!

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  24. Absolutely stunning Astrid!! Love every texture and color you have used and that bee looks fab all rusted up!! xo

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  25. Your "mop up page" looks pretty good to me! What a great color theme to start with and all the added rustic and autumn elements are gorgeous. Love that added corrugated layer! Love this!

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  26. Gorgeous!! Love the background, beautiful texture. You really manage the art of taking so many pretty details and combine them into a stunning piece without making it feel cluttered and over worked.

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  27. Loving your beautiful autumnal page Astrid, hugs Annette x

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

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  28. How cool - I'm missing words - so many fantastic details and the texture, just amazing.

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  29. Wow, how great is this! I love all this rusty details. Fabulous again.
    Have a nice weekend!
    xxx Evelyn

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  30. Everything you do is always so beautiful Astrid. I am saving this so I can hopefully copy some of your techniques! I am sure I have a million dollars worth of product in my studio but I never seem so have what I need!
    Sandy xx

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  31. Gorgeous texture and hard to imagine that this page started with a background that was a mop up!
    Beautiful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  32. Simply amazing what you can do with some mopped up left overs Astrid!! Once again your page is stunning!! Gorgeous rich colour and I really love all the 'rusty' bits you have here. Your handmade ephemera is fabulous and those autumn leaves are awesome!! Loooove this page!! ox

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  33. Just on a catch up - Absolutely stunning piece.
    Avril x

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  34. Love the way you've contrasted the rust with verdigris in this. It reminds me of an autumn day at a winery! Jenny x

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