Friday 21 November 2014

Vintage Mixed Media style

Hello everyone and welcome. It's been a bit quiet here this week because I have been busy prepping and scheduling projects for the time I will be away over Christmas, (off to see my grand children in Australia, - can't wait!)

Anyway, all I have to share today are a few more mixed media Christmas cards. Sorry, not very exciting really... but here goes:
These are not all that dis similar to some earlier ones I did, but on a slightly larger format.

The background was done with a Trimcraft paper line I found in the Range of all places, it's called Gilded Winter and has some stunning papers in it. But of course I could not leave them as they are so played around with texture paste and various sprays. For this one I used the Lathenay stencil from Memory Box, a Lindy's Stampgang Spray,  as well as Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain Distress Sprays. Raised bits were dry brushed with Decoart Dazzling Metallic Luminous Gold, and Treasure Gold in White Fire.
The little snowflake in the centre is paper clay, I made it with a sugar craft mold.
I did some background stamping to add a bit more interest to the background still, the little vintage image is from Maja Design Winter Frost basics.

Instead of adding a sentiment to the outside, I did an inside page, also to show up behind the decorative edge of the card:
The wonderful sentiment stamp is from Stampendous, the snowflakes are Tim Holtz.

I did two further cards in a very similar way:
This one uses a Dyan Reaverly stencil and another image from the Maja design papers. The inside is similar too, - I have so many cards to make, I quite like doing them in a series.
And the final one in blue tones:
This photo is terrible, it gets dark here so early, I had to take it with flash, - it is so much nicer in real life.
And the inside:
Right, that's 3 more to be ticked off the list, hope you think they are ok......

Thank you for visiting like always and have a fantastic weekend.

I'll be running a children's card making workshop this Saturday. for our school Christmas Fair, so a busy day ahead....


massofhair said...

Stunning cards Astrid!!! Beautiful vintage look, would love to make similar for next year.

Would you consider doing tutorials so we can play along & create our cards at the same time. Not a challenge but purely for inspiration & a materials list in one place se we can purchase similar if we want to???

Have a fab time away visiting your Family! :-) xxx

Dagmar said...

Ich finde deine Karten wieder wunderschön- sehr festlich! Viel Freude beim basteln mit den Kids - ich freue mich immer, wenn meine Nichten zum basteln kommen :-) Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

c.szyba said...

gorgeous card! I love it!
bye Pitchoune

Fliss said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous Astrid and so beautifully textured too.
Fliss xx

Corrie Herriman said...

How exciting for you to go to Australia, hope you have a wonderful time !
These cards are all gorgeous !
Corrie x

Dreaming of Vintage said...

So pretty Astrid! I love everything you did here!

Maryanne said...

Gorgeous cards, as usual, Astrid! I can't help but like them :)! I love the texture and the papers are beautiful. I love the sentiment stamp you used inside.

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Astrid. What a wonderful Christmas you will have with the children. Hugs Rita xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

The texture is EXCITING!!! You always do this so well! Gorgeous card!

Mrs.B said...

Another stunning set of cards Astrid.
Hope you have a great time with your Grandchildren.
Avril xx

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous cards..... wishing you a safe and happy trip.
Suzi B x

Ink Art Designs said...

Oh Astrid...these are so beautiful!!! There are some very special people in your life getting these.
OMG, you are coming over here! I hope you have an awesome time with your family, they do grow up so, so quickly and it is good that you make the trips.
Dot x

Redanne said...

Oh Astrid, these are gorgeous cards, I love the lacy border, the colours, the designs, the texture - everything! Anne xx

Sophie said...

Traumhaft schön, excellente Karten.
An so stark strukturierte Werke traue ich mich gar nicht heran.
Ich staune, wie perfekt du das kannst.

Ein schönes Wochenende
Sophie xx

Meggymay said...

A beautiful set of Vintage cards. Bet you are counting the days until you go to see the family.
Yvonne x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Beautiful cards Astrid I love the texture paste and sprays such great colours. Together they make for a wonderful set of cards xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous cards Astrid - I love the colours and the textures. Wonderful that you will have such a fabulous holiday with your family in Australia xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. Adore the burst of texture you put on them along with your shading of vintage tones.
Julie x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

All three are gorgeous, I love the textures with the metallic paints. The inside stamp is a beauty! Have fun with the children's class. Shirleyxx

Dianne said...

Not very exciting, Miss Astrid, I;m really excited about them, I passed them on as soon as I got them, they are so elegant and gorgeous, the border doily is superb, then they texture you added is stunning beautiful colors, so vintage looking with a touch of modern, the mixture is wonderful. these cards will be treasured... SQUAWK, I'm so excited for you, what a perfect way to spend the Christmas Holidays, hope you have some big fun on tomorrow with the kids. Have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Maryann Laursen said...

They´re all absolut stunning as usual Astrid, I just love each and every one of them, sooooooooo sooo beautiful.
You have a wonderful day with the kids too, it´s so rewarding to work with them.

chrissie said...

Stunning work with the texture Astrid. I bet you are very excited to be going to see your grand children

Love Chrissie x

Pamellia said...

Wow Astrid! These are gorgeous and once again, you have inspired me to add a couple more products to my shopping cart! I wish the best of times on your trip! Enjoy your time with the family! hugs :)

Jackie PN said...

Soooo gorgeous!! I should like to receive any one of your beautiful cards Astrid! You know how to make any paper exquisite!! When do you leave? Enjoy your time with those grandkiddos my friend! xoxo

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Wow,these are gorgeous vintage cards Astrid,you really do create that look so perfectly. Love the 'blue' card.

Big hugs
Donna xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

You create the most wonderful textured backgrounds and always make me want to run to my craft room to experiment. I too would love to see a step by step on how you do your texture work, especially the inking part, to achieve such beauty! Love every single detail on these lovely cards!


Gitte said...

Beautiful cards.

BLockHEad said...

Simply gorgeous!

eyes2theocean said...

I just found your site and that's a gorgeous card!!! The boarder die is so pretty, what company is it from?

Thank you.

artwolf2009 said...

your Cards are really one of a Kind. I love the elegant structure and composition what make them so unforgetable

Ros Crawford said...

The texture on your beautiful cards is stunning!! Have a wonderful time with your family ... safe journey!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow 3 great cards Astrid, I , like the coloured structure on your cards a lot, great colours and designs!!


Terry said...

Wonderful vintage Christmas cards! The added texture to the designer papers is lovely and the golden highlights always add a touch of richness. Love these!

AngelicaS said...

Amazing texture and color!! So beautiful inside and out!

Anonymous said...

Omg Astrid these cards are beyond beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous. How lovely you will be seeing your grandchildren for Christmas. Hope it's not too hot for you. Karen.x said...

Enjoy your Christmas with your family, I just love this stunning card x

Heather Jacob said...

absolutely pure beauty ... love these so much x

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Astrid!! I love them all. The lace border; the texturing; the layering; the snowflake, the disk pictures embossed around the edges with gold
(what embossing powder do you use, Astrid? My vintage gold isn't as nice as your gold embossing. Although mine is 'nice' - I can't seem to get it to 'puddle' for me properly.) ... and I adore the insides. Everything about these cards is perfect.

I hope you have an incredible Christmas time with your family. Did they move there, or did you move here?

Sending love, as always ~ Cobs. x

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