Thursday, 16 April 2015

Altered File folder final 2 tags

Hi everyone, just a very quick post from me today, just to share the final two tags for my altered file folder.

Like with the first two tags the backgrounds were done with paints, inks, stencils and diecuts plus some background stamping.
The focal image is a scrap of a paper serviette again, worked into some water colour paper with the help of paints and inks.
The metal embellishment was altered with some alcohol inks and paints.
The final tag, done in a similar way, just using slightly warmer colours. The paints throughout this projects were a mix of Distress Paints, Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics and one or two Golden Fluid acrylics. All these paints have very similar properties and work beautifully together.

The embellishment this time is a stamped butterfly from the Tim Holtz Water Colour set. I covered it with Decoart Liquid Glass (a very similar product to Glossy Accents), to give it more dimension.
And here finally you can see the two tags fitted in their pockets of the second page in the folder.

Thank you to all of you who have given ideas as to where to find these in the UK. sadly all the ones I found that are really the same or very similar, come from the US and are so expensive, specially as you have to buy a box of 100. I am considering ordering a box though, and would be willing to sell some folders to whoever is interested. If you would be, let me know. If there are enough people, I will be in touch

Meanwhile thank you for visiting like always and I hope you are having a great week!

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love them both and the folder!

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  2. Was für tolle Farben und Strukturen - ich muss dein Set immer wieder anschauen. Du hast ein ganz besonderes Gefühl dafür, Farben, Strukturen und Deko-Elemente so zu kombinieren, das es einfach zusammen zu gehören scheint! Bei dir ist alles immer so harmonisch.
    Ich bin ein großer Fan deiner Arbeiten und lasse mich auf deinem Blog sehr gern inspirieren.
    Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  3. Oh wow.. I so adore what you made here... MASTERLY Astrid!
    Happy day!

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  4. What a fabulous folder this is Astrid the final tags are beautiful with so many rich details. I would be very interested to buy a few folders if you decided to go ahead and order. I agree that the only ones I could see were based in the USA. Happy Thursday xx

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  5. Such wonderful textures, colours and images you have created.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. absolutely stunning textures and layers ans gorgeous colours x playing catch up xx

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  7. These are gorgeous Astrid! I love your artwork!

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  8. Your tags are beautiful Astrid.....wonderful colours and fabulous details. I would be interested in purchasing some folders.....you have my contact details too x x
    TFS and hugs
    Annie x

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  9. I would be interested in buying some of the folders too Astrid, the only ones i could find were from the US also. I asked in IKEA if they had anything similar, they said we should email the company and ask for this item. If they get enough email requests it will be considered. So should we all email IKEA??? What a force we could all be lol!.

    Your Tags are exquisite and feminine Astrid, they are so beautiful and look amazing in your folder :-) xxx

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  10. Beautiful tags and end project folder. I love the mini tag texture on your discover tag. You have a real feel for colours and the vintage style.

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  11. I love your folder and the tags you made for it are so beautiful - a totally stunning project from beginning to the fantastic end! I would like a some folders -probably not a lot though! Chrisx - dashing off again now!!

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  12. stunning tags astrid....the colours really are beautiful. i would be happy to buy a few of the files from you. let me know! rachel x

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  13. In one word: Gorgeous, Astrid!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  14. Such gorgeous tags, you are a constant inspiration,thankyou. And, I would be happy to buy some folders from you.

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  15. Love, love, love this beautiful set!

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  16. Two more gorgeous tags Astrid! Love the honeycomb and lattice pieces and your flower images are so beautiful! hugs :)

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  17. Lovely -mine taste...Greetings,Joan

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  18. I love them both, dear Astrid. The rich mossy colours with the roses in pink and the beautiful texture of this and that, -you are a master !!!
    Dorthe, xo

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  19. Your tags are absolutely gorgeous, Astrid

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  20. The two tags are gorgeous, Astrid! I so love the rich colors and textures! Love, love, love!

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  21. Two gorgeous tags - love the colors, textures and, the whole project, in fact, is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Two beautiful tags again Astrid, thank you for sharing this awesome project.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. Wonderful Astrid, as usual stunning textures - the metal embellishments and all the painty fun make them so wonderfully vintage. I don't know how you do it! Nikki xx

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  24. Wonderful Astrid, as usual stunning textures - the metal embellishments and all the painty fun make them so wonderfully vintage. I don't know how you do it! Nikki xx

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  25. Hi Astrid, I would happily buy some files from you,please let me know if you get them, hugs Georgina x

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  26. Oh Astrid, these are so beautiful, I think they may even be my favourites - the colours and textures are just stunning and I love the way you used the metal clock charm and the gauze mini tag too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  27. Gorgeous Asteid, wonderful texture and I love the colour palette too. Love the metal elements too. Tracy x

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  28. Hello Astrid!
    Well .... I'm flabbergasted! These are just too beautiful. I've tried to decide which one, out of all the tags, I like the most. If they were all for sale, and I only had enough money to buy one, which one would I buy ... ohhh, such a difficult decision .... I think (underline that word 'think') I'd buy the first one you feature in this blog post. The 'create' 'discover' tag.

    Somehow it speaks to me, and it kind of makes me think of my mum. She would have loved that tag the most I think, so yes .... I'd pick that one to buy. However ... I think I'd ask you to keep the folder and the other tags for me until I'd saved up my pennies to buy them all. LOL. Aww see ... I love them all.

    You're so talented Astrid. I would love to live nearer and talk you into doing weekly crafting sessions to impart your knowledge, wisdom and magic.
    Sending love, ~ Cobs. x

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  29. Working backwards but this is the perfect epitome of your beautiful work Astrid. Jenny x

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  30. sigh and swoon, loving the richness and that green is perfect .. love your work xoxo

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  31. Astrid, I do believe these are my favs of the lot!! That first on is exquisite with that beautiful texture(I'm all about the texture!) And I love the composition of the elements and mini tag-great interest appeal! I am so fond of Roses and these are just gorgeous- thanks so much for sharing your beautiful folder and tags! xx

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  32. These are beautiful Astrid. The whole project must be incredible to behold. Nicola x

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  33. Gorgeous Astrid! LOVE the florals!

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  34. Just beautiful Astrid, your colours and textures are so lovely and your finished folder is so pretty! Sorry to hear that the manila folders are so hard to come by in the UK, hope that you will be able to find a source.

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  35. Beautiful spring florals - the final tags are stunning, and I'm looking forward to catching up with the ones I've missed xx

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