Thursday, 13 November 2014

A dapper gentleman

Hi all and thanks for coming by here.
Today I am showing you the next spread in my altered book. I am not completely happy with it, but ah well, sometimes you win sometimes you loose.

Just showing a few photos and not doing a full step by step. What I did is pretty much the same as on my first page, which you can see here


The gentleman in the picture is another relative of my hubby, his name was Alan and he was the brother of DH's grandfather, a bit of a rogue and the black sheep in the family. This picture was taken in 1905.
Anyway, here are some further close ups, the whole double page looks a little better in real life.


I tried to keep all the embellishments and colours more masculine. All the cogs and gears are die cuts, made with a Cheery Lynne die.
The stencil, used for texture is my favourite of the moment,: Memorybox Lathenay.

Anyway, that's it for now.
Thanks for visiting like always!

36 comments:

  1. Two stunning pages Astrid and what a handsome man to grace them. Loved hearing about him as he does look as you described him.

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. It´s absolutely amazing work Astrid, and very masculine too, I think. I love the colors, you´ve used on it, and all the set up on these pages are perfect and so beautiful. If I could just make anything look like this, I would definitely be a happy bunny, that´s for sure ha ha ha.
    Have a wonderful day now and lots of great fun.

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  3. As usual I'm lost for words! Your work is always fabulous and for me aspirational :)
    Suzi B xx

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  4. Can't see why you're not happy! I love this with it's fabulous texture and colour - perfect for a black sheep I'd say - he certainly has an air of rakishness(is that a word?) about him! Chrisx

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  5. Love those pages Astrid..great surroundings for the stylish "black sheep"!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  6. A handsome dapper chappie and in perfect surroundings, love how you always get such gorgeous blended muted effects on your vintage pages. Beautiful Astrid and just hopped across to the previous journal pages which I'd missed, they are sooo beautiful too. Love visiting! Ruth xx

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  7. It's fabulous!! Wonderful texture Astrid ... He's one handsome man!

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  8. I really like your pages, Astrid. I think the texture and color is wonderful and masculine looking. I'm sure that very roguish gentleman would approve!

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  9. Your pages are wonderful Astrid, loving all the textures and colours you chose :-) xxx

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  10. I also think your pages are gorgeous. As always I love the textures and your style :) Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  11. WOW I am so impressed with your mixed media skills- this is so well done and wonderful.

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  12. Fabulous pages, and textures, he does look handsome, I bet he turned a few ladies heads in is era.
    Yvonne

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  13. I love it, Astrid,-
    What a handsome gentleman, and he fits perfect into your brownish tones ,and the masculine gears and pieces you used. The stenciled background is wonderful... amazing, dear.
    Dorthe, oxo

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  14. Fabulous pages Astrid. What a wonderful photo and I love how you have used stencils for a more masculine background.

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  15. I love what you did with the black sheep of the family - lol...
    this spread looks fabulous - don't be that critical with you!
    xxx
    Susi

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  16. Beautifully created, Astrid! This colour combination is my faourite! I can't get enough of it! xxx

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  17. The uncle may be a bit of a rogue, but still very handsome and debonaire!
    Another beautiful spread Astrid, in spite of what you may think! The masculine surely shows through with the embellishments and color choices! xo

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  18. Well I love this spread Astrid. The masculine colours with the softer stencil design is so gorgeous. Jenny x

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  19. And I love it too Astrid, I think if I was able to create something like this I would be so thrilled! It is amazing! Anne xx

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  20. Absolutely fabulous pages Astrid :-) a very handsome rogue indeed x love the stencilling....would be great to have you join in with us at ATP this fortnight

    Hugs Annie x

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  21. I think it is gorgeous even though you think it is not.. Corrie x

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  22. Well I definitely think this is gorgeous - the colours, the texture and who doesn't love a rogue LOL.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. WOW what a gorgeous vintage page, as amazing as the first page, I love all the decoration and lovely details, really a great work!
    Hugs Anja

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  24. STUNNING!!! Gorgeous texture and love the vintageness and awesome photo!

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  25. wonderful and stunning, love the old photo with all your textures and embellishments

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  26. Another stunning project! Geez, that guy was a hottie ;) I love how you make grungy so grungy!

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  27. Fabulous pages Astrid! Wonderful hues and texture. Fabulous photo of your very handsome relative. Karen.x

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  28. Gorgeous Astrid! So many wonderful details, I keep going for another look! Wonderful textures and I love the muted colour palette! happy weekend! :)

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  29. i think yourpages are stunning astrid. i afore the warm tones and the texture is amazing....love the photo too....i bet he had a few tales to tell! hugs rachel x

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  30. Wonderful masculine pages, with all your trademark texture and perfect vintage look. Love the embellishing, and that photo is marvellous. Off to check out the first page, and looking forward to browsing through what I've missed very soon.
    Alison xx

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  31. Your work is always stunning!! Love the texture and colors!!

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  32. These pages are beautiful, Astrid. I know that it's a personal thing - but to all of your followers, and me, we all think the pages are incredible.

    But again, ... I know that art is a personal thing and we, the artist, have a vision of what we're aiming for, and sometimes that vision doesn't quite come out of our fingers.

    I love the pages. I think they're truly amazing. So if I (and all your followers) think that same thought ... whatever you tried to make happen must have been other-worldly!

    Sending love, as always, ~ Cobs. x

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  33. Dapper gentleman he is! I love that image of an actual relative. The texture is gorgeous and great colors.

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  34. Hello Miss Astrid, well I think the page turned out fantastic, all the texture you created gorgeous colors, a perfect background for that oh so handsome gentleman, thanks for sharing it....

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  35. So much gorgeous color and texture - all the more special with your personal photograph. TFS, Astrid!

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