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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. Beautiful stamping project.
    Julie x

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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  9. 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!

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  10. Wow! I love this! Fantastic group of pages!

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  11. 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

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  12. 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.

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

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

    Love Chrissie xx

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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  19. Beautiful pages, fabulous images!
    Groetjes Karin

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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

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

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  25. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. Just so wonderfully gorgeous!!!!!

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

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

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  36. 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

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  37. Wonderful project!! I love it!!!

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  38. 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

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  39. 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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