Wednesday, 29 April 2015

And the journey continues....

Welcome all and thanks for your visit.
Today I am sharing the next few pages of my altered file folder.
My aim for this little folder (earlier pages can be seen here) was just to play, have fun, ink up some stamps that don't often get inked and show you some more of the gorgeous Calico Craft Parts. I also used further papers from the Megs Garden Sherlock collection.
On this double page I used two Paper Whimsy girls from a collage sheet I have had in my stash like forever.
I altered the papers throughout with inking, background stamping, mostly using a new favourite from Andy Skinner and adding quotes from the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers.
I also used the keys and butterflies from Calico Craft parts, they have so many choices, just check out the link above.
Here is the next double page, using different elements from the paper collection, stamps by Tim Holtz etc. The pocket on the right side, is actually a little book, here it is open:
Place for some journaling and to hold further notes in the pocket underneath.
This gorgeous candelabra that I have used as an embellishment here, is of course another Calico Craftpart. (A dedicated blog should be up and running in the next couple of weeks, look out for more news on that)...
A little tag to also fit inside the pocket. I may well make a few more as a sheet of tags comes with the paper collection.
The final double page and probably my personal favourite, using the same techniques as before. The beautiful Leonardo stamp on the left is one I have had in my stash like forever, it may have been an Oxford Impressions. The one on the right is by Lost Coast Design and is called Chloe Face.

Well, that's it for today, only the cover and one more double page to do. And for those of you who are interested: I have now ordered 100 manila folders, anyone in the UK who is still interested,, please be in touch by emailing me! They will come to 30p per folder plus postage. Irene, if you see this, please be in touch, I can't find a way to contact you!

Thanks for visiting like always, - I will be back on the first of May with 3 projects at different times during the day. Hope to see you then and stay crafty!!

41 comments:

Gitte said...

Beautiful.

massofhair said...

STUNNING as always Astrid, your colour palette is beautiful and loving the collage papers. Such a wonderful idea to use the Calico parts as your embellishments your style showcases them brilliantly :-) xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Really beautiful, love all he stamps and various elements you have used. Valerie

Jane said...

Gorgeous work Astrid and those embellies look fun..looking forward to seeing that challenge up and running. I have emailed you re some folders. Hugs xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful stamping project.
Julie x

Redanne said...

Your next few pages are stunning Astrid, I really love the two girls on the first page, the butterflies and sentiments are wonderful. The other pages are beautiful too, those Calico parts really do add something special to your already brilliant stamping and stenciling! Hugs, Anne xx

Rita said...

What wonderful pages Astrid. Love everyone of them, but Leonardo has to be a favourite. Hugs Rita xxxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your ideas are wonderful...what a beautiful vintage style...it all looks stunning Astrid...chapeau!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Samra Leshinski said...

Out of this world gorgeous!

rachel said...

gorgeous make Astrid and perfect use of the folder. Wonderful. Looking forward to seeing what you've done on Friday x

Buttons said...

Another gorgeous set of pages. I love how the Calico Parts work to add the perfect flourish here and there. Jenny x
ps. got some of that gauze paper!

Patty O'Malley said...

Wow! I love this! Fantastic group of pages!

Lynn Price said...

Wonderful pages, Astrid - fabulous images and stamping, and as always, I LOVE your colors!! Great use of the Calico Parts.....very inspirational, as I am not one (yet) to think of such types of embellishments! And very clever use of your stash - I need to emulate this approach, right away, lol!! xxx Lynn

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Just lovely Astrid, each and every page has something wonderful to look at! Love all the pockets and tags you've included, can't wait to see the rest. Thanks so much for sharing.

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous , love how you add all those details x

chrissies said...

Stunning Astrid. You have such an eye for what fits with what and where.

Love Chrissie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Amazing creations here as always Astrid. So beautiful and perfect in any ways. I absolutely love it.

Annie said...

Such stunning pages Astrid x beautiful layers of stamps and stencils. Love that Lost Coast Chloe Stamp. Your pages are constructed so well.....I love it x

Won't be long now until we catch up x can't believe tomorrow is the 1st of May !!!!
Take care and huge hugs
Annie x

Alter This said...

jaw droppingly lush, love the wooden elements you have used x

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful pages ... I love how those girls pop off the pages ... wonderful dimension!

Karin said...

Beautiful pages, fabulous images!
Groetjes Karin

pearshapedcrafting said...

Couldn't go away and not see this on my computer - my phone would not have done this justice - every page is just fabulous! I will have to e-mail you on Sunday - dashing now!! Hugs, Chrisx

Inky and Quirky said...

Your level of all the little details always amaze me Astrid but this has to be right up there with your best ;)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Sue Balawajder said...

Fabulous, as always. Really enjoy visiting your blog you are an inspiration to us all.

Joi at RR said...

Everything is just perfectly placed and thought out to the nth degree...so creative and special. I could just look at these over and over. Altered File Folder sounds so beneath these little sweeties! More like Magnificent Manila Magic or Fantastic Folder Fantasies!!!!!!!!!! j

Marisa Job said...

Wow! This is spectacular!! Your work always inspires me!!

Dorthe said...

The Calico Craft pieces are truly so beautiful, ,and used in your gorgeous created folder, they are so perfect,-as always I love what you did, the layers, and overlapping, the little book add, is so wonderful, and the stamps in black, so very lovely. You creates magic, dear Astrid !
Dorthe,xoxo

Anita Houston said...

A new favorite for me! LOVE the vintage feel...you do it like no one else!!!

Vintagehandmade said...

Wonderful pages, Astrid! I adore your perfect vintage style! Beautiful stamping, amazing colors, fabulous details! Very inspirational!
Big hugs :)
Branka xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely love all your beautiful vintage touches - these are sublime! Nicola x

Diana Taylor said...

Totally gorgeous - I love everything about it, the colours, the images, the embellishments...! Amazing and inspirational.

froebelsternchen Susi said...
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froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is spectacular! You are such a master in this unique vintage style! You never cease to amaze me

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow, they are all fabulously vintage, yummy and beautiful!
Corrie x

Irene said...

Just so wonderfully gorgeous!!!!!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous vintage eye candy. This is going to be an awesome project.
Yvonne xx

Meg said...

Fabulous book Astrid - you have done justice to the book kit
Meg from Meg's Garden

JackieP Neal said...

Simply stunning Astrid! Your use of these colors ages this so beautifully- so vintage and worn looking-very rich! And I love that candelabra! hat a perfect embellishment to have used! xo

bello amanecer said...

Wonderful project!! I love it!!!

butterfly said...

Such gorgeous vintage pages. I love how the monochrome palette and stencilling give them all a unity, leaving the eye free to enjoy the different images on each one. Fabulous tags and pockets and interactivity - love these file folders!
Alison xx

Ruth said...

Love these gorgeous vintage pages, with the calico craft parts and the layers and pockets, a real treat! Absolutely beautiful Astrid. Ruth xx

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