Monday, 23 February 2015

When Tim and Sheena go out to play....

Hi everyone, lovely to have you joining me here for a bit.
Today I am sharing a quick tag..... Some of you have noticed that it's been a bit quiet here lately, yes I am not managing to post as often as I used to. There are many reasons for that, but one of them is that I have been very busy behind the scenes, creating for a new release of Sheena Douglass. But today I wanted to do something just for myself, using some of my new Tim Holtz goodies. As some of Sheena's things were still flying around on my craft desk, I thought I'd use these as well, but more in a Tim style.

Here are a few details:
I used one of my new Thinlits mixed media dies and layered up various bits and pieces. The background was made using Distress Spray Stains in Iced Spruce, Pumice Stone and Gathered Twigs. I then inked with the same colours and also added some embossing powders along the side. One of the new Photobooth images is the focal point, - love their size, and so many all in one pack, enough for hours of creating....
A ticket cut from some Prima Cartographer paper and a butterfly stamped in Potting Soil Archival from one of Tim's framelets sets,
A word from the new larger chit chat stickers, distressed and scuffed up a bit. A great size, I love them!
And here a couple of the new Sheena perfect partners dies and stamps (these were released in January already and are available from Crafters Companion). The dies match the stamps to perfection. I cut them from Prima cartographer paper again. and chose a heart charm that would match my colour scheme.
Well that's it for just now. You can expect to see lots of more traditional Sheena Douglass cards using her brand new, not yet released products as from the beginning of March. They won't be my usual grungy mixed media style, but hey, sometimes I love to step out side of the box and I had great fun creating them, - stay tuned....

Thanks for visiting today, and I will be back on the 1st of March with 3 projects..... hope to see you then and stay inky!!!

45 comments:

Paper Profusion said...

Lovely warm tones Astrid and a beautiful tag. Tim and Sheena make a perfect pair. Nicola x

Margo said...

Wow Astrid, I just love this tag, and you call this a quick tag right ???
Greetz
Margo

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fabulous tag, Astrid!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work Astrid! Hugs, Valerie

Rita said...

Really beautiful tag Astrid. Lots of interesting subjects to look at too. I'd say Tim & Sheena go together very well indeed. Hugs Rita xxx

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag lots of lovely layers Tim and Sheena play well together and you are teasing us Astrid love love Sheena's products........will be tuned eagerly in March. :)

MaggieH

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Dear! I'm almost lost for words! This is so beautiful Astrid! I think Sheena and Tim do play nicely….and looking forward to seeing what Sheena's come up with now!! Chrisx

Scrapthat said...

Fabulous! it's a very pretty combo indeed!

Kelly Deal said...

Beautiful tag!

Buttons said...

A beautiful tag Astrid. It's really great to see how the different products and styles have complimented each other so well here. Jenny x

Fliss said...

A gorgeously vintage style tag Astrid and really love all the texture and detail.
Fliss xx

Redanne said...

Your tag is wonderful Astrid and they really do go together beautifully, who would have thought!? I saw some of your work on TV at the weekend, I really love what you do with Sheena's products! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

I loved the title of this post Astrid, its a beautiful tag. Its good to have a 'just because,' crafty play day.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

wonderful make Astrid and I'm intrigued to find out what you've been doing with the upcoming sheena release - big hugs Rachel xx

Adriana B said...

fabulous details, love it

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful!
Just like the lovely Rachel I'm now looking forward to seeing what new Sheena products are coming onto the market - she is one of my favourite artists and crafters Karen x

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! What a work of art!!! Gorgeous colors, textures and fine embellishments! Nothing less than masterpiece expected to be found here...

Lynn Price said...

Astrid, all I can say is stunning!!! What a great combo of designers you've used; your make is fantastic! Love the directional flow of this piece, and all the yummy textures and colors. Sounds like you are busy - greatly looking forward to seeing what you have been up to! xx Lynn

Barbara Rankin said...

How exciting, Astrid. I am so happy for you. I know you will be such an asset to Sheena Douglas. Love your tag today. As always, you inspire me so very much! Best wishes to you!

Patty O'Malley said...

Oh, what a beautiful tag! Love it!

Terry said...

What a lovely combination, Astrid! The tag is stunning and I just love the richness in the colors. I am so loving your tag! Can't wait to see what you have for us in March? Hugs!

massofhair said...

Sheena's style and dies work well with TH colours and his latest dies, definitely a match made in heaven.

Saw your Sheena inspired project on C&C last Saturday, could tell it was yours as you have a certain style all of your own.

Looking forward to more from you both in March:-) xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo eautiful work here as always hun, and yes sometimes it can be really exiting to step all outside ones comfortzone and sometimes we even get very surprised ourself about how well it worked ha ha.
I really love this one too and can´t wait to see lots more later, and I have no doubts, that it´ll be just perfect and wonderful too. Sheena is sooo lucky to have you on her team, that´s for sure.
Have a wonderful day and lots of fun with all this new stuff.

chrissies said...

Very beautiful tag Astrid. Can't wait to see you new makes for Sheena

Love Chrissie xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great textured tag with so many lovely details Astrid...great vintage look!
Have a nice day, Alie :-)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Astrid! I love those Sheena leaves and the new background dies, it's nice you play to play with your new goodies! Fabulous mix of colours and I just love the vintage feel! hugs :)

Ros Crawford said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! Right down to that cute little heart!! LOVE the colours!

Ruth said...

Sheena and Tim got on very well, lovely to just play and create something just for you, result is a beautiful vintage tag. Ruth x

Dorthe said...

Astrid ,I love your vintage tag , love the colour tones, the stamps you used, the dies, and the wonderful texture you created. such a beautiful tag.
Dorthe, xo

Juliz Design Post said...

Absolutely ADORE your tag Astrid, fabulous layout and I must try this colour mix. TFS, Julie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Anither absolut fantastic MASTERPIECE mastercrafts woman Astrid!
ADORABLE!

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful tag Astrid. It is great that you took some time to play for yourself. We all need that from time to time !
Corrie x

Sue Balawajder said...

Really lovely,love the vintage style.

Kathy Bradley said...

Such a gorgeous tag!! Thanks for sharing your art.

JackieP Neal said...

So much depth is this tag Astrid- absolutely gorgeous my friend! xo

CreativSpirit said...

I really love this tag Astrid, the colours and composition are lovely.

Anita Houston said...

haven't heard of Sheena yet...I'll bet you will let me know soon. Fabulous tag...love the direction of the harlequin.

Vintagehandmade said...

What can I say...another brilliant piece of art from the amazingly talented lady, Astrid! The colors, the textures, all the wonderful details, Tim and Sheena - only the artist like you can combine all of these in such a beautiful way!
Hugs :)
Branka x

Nikki Acton said...

Love what you are doing with Sheena's stuff and this is no exception! Nikki xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

A beautiful tag Astrid!!! Love the leaf stamp and die, absolutely gorgeous!! A brilliant piece of art!! ox

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sheena and Tim play very nicely together! Lovely tag Astrid, love your colour palette.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful tag! Love the earthy tones on your artworks. So many gorgeous elements.. X

Marisa Job said...

This tag is stunning! Great texture and colors!!

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Sandy xx

butterfly said...

Lovely lovely tag - again with that wonderful vintage feel you do so well (a real golden age glow of nostalgia). Can't wait to see what you've been doing for Sheena...
Alison xx

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