Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Embracing colour

Hi all, I hope your week is going well.
Just a very quick post from me today as I wanted to share some little samples I made after doing an online class with my blog friend Marjie Kemper.
I have had this little booklet with grey board postage stamp pages in my stash for the longest time, and I thought they would be the perfect size to try out some of Marjie's techniques, so here goes, just the first 4:
One of the reasons I wanted to do this class is because I love Marjie's colourful work and I always have such a hard time embracing bright colours, so I had to step well out of my comfort zone, starting each page with Margie's favourite colour in the Distress line, - Mustard Seed.
One of the other things that Marjie is known for is her wonderful work with stencils, so on each of the pages you can see a variety of stencils used, such a great way of adding several layers.
On this one, in addition to stencils and background stamping, I also added some white pen work to add another layer to the focal stamps which in each case were stamped in Black Archival.
Most stamps used were by Tim Holtz, this one is a La Blanche, but I actually don't think it works very well as too much of the background comes through. Ah well, live and learn.

I have had great fun with this class and is really reasonably priced. HERE is a link if you want to find out more.
Have a good week everyone and I hope you will get some inky time!!

30 comments:

  1. Your little book is beautfiul, colours make a big difference! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Very beautiful little book and great that you went out of your comfort zone to use different colours. Thank you for the link to the class

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Gorgeous, love all of them.. I'm very tempted to have a go at this class, thank you for the link.
    Suzi B xx

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  4. These are fabulous Astrid! I love the postage stamp base, gotta add that to my ever-growing list! The white highlighting is very effective with the palette you used, really grabs the eye!! Love it! hugs :)

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  5. Fabulous little book and I love the colours you have used. I also like the last page the background looks super.
    Sharon xx

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  6. A wonderful little book! Gorgeous!

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  7. Just signed up for the class Astrid, it will help me with bright colours and more, classes look fun! Your book is wonderful and i adore the postage stamp base :-) xxx

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  8. This is truly something new from you Astrid, -I could also use such a class, as I`m not good at using colours. You did a wonderful job, they are each little artpieces, with so much to experience. Wonderful tones, and stamps.
    Dorthe, xox

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  9. You certainly have embraced colour so well. Beautiful results.
    Julie x

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  10. Wonderful pieces, Astrid, WOW! I love all of your colors; you made some marvelous combinations that just come to life with the stenciling and stamping! Great format for a book, too - will have to try that as it seems a perfect size for these types of pieces. xxx Lynn

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  11. Beautiful colour combination ,I love everything about this little stamp book.Really like the use of the white pen too.

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  12. Astrid,
    Beautiful pieces and colors! The stencils to seem to add another layer - hadn't thought of it that way. I am unable to step out of comfort zone yet - blues, pinks and browns mostly. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. So lovely to see you embracing colour Astrid, you do it so well too. It never ceases to amaze me how layers can be added with stencils and I love the white pen effect too. Now I just need to find time to finish the class off.... Hugs, Anne xx

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  14. Hello Astrid,
    They all look wonderful, and I concur it is great to see the colour in your work. I love the La BLanche sample, it is bold and you can see every layer that you have created,wonderful to the eye. It is always good to step out of ones comfort zone; the only way to extend oneself. I believe living in a climate that does not see too much sun does not help, these few months you have now will help so I encourage you to keep reaching for the brights and leave the darks for when winter sets in.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  15. I adore colour as I'm sure you know - and I love these Astrid - so very bold and beautiful! Hugs rachel x

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  16. Must be a great class from Marjie...your results are amazing Astrid!
    You can be proud!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  17. Wow, beautiful bright and colourful, very different style for you but these all look fantastic.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. I think these look terrific especially the one with the leaves. Love the postage stamp book.

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  19. Cheers to you for taking the class! LOVE your little stamp pieces, and the color is fabulous...you nailed it!

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  20. I just love all the pages, that you made here. They´re just as beautiful as everything you ever makes hun, and the colors are perfect for this. Truly amazing result on all of them, and I really love everyone of them. Have a great time playing with more like this later hun.

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  21. Oh they are lovely!! Beautiful colour blending and perfect choice of stamps!

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  22. ahhh! I knew right away you had taken Marjie's class when I saw these! Wonderful Astrid! Don't you just love that color play?! And Marjie is a fab teacher- enjoying the class myself! xx

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  23. It appears that you have stepped out of your comfort zone in a very beautiful way. These are so wonderful to look at.

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  24. Fabulous colours Astrid! Love the little tag booklet - an ideal way to keep your bright art handy for referring to! I'll have to take a look at the link too! Chrisx

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  25. Wow... these colors are amazing! Astrid. Love them!! :)

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  26. Wonderful Astrid, so colourful but still has a great vintage feel! I must take Marjie's class, colour scares the heck out of me but I love it when I see the beautiful pieces others create.

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  27. So FUN, Astrid!! I'm taking Marjie's class, too :) :) I haven't gotten through all of her classes yet (having internet difficulties), but I can see her lesson plans at play here on this wonderful little postage stamp booklet! Just Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

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  28. Astrid, these pieces just popped right off my screen! I love your bight works and I thank you VERY much for the shout-out and link. You are a great friend. Off to pin your beauties!

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  29. Wow wow wow! so beautiful colors! Wonderful works , i'm in love with them! BArbarayaya

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  30. Glorious results from your work in Marjie's class... so wish I'd had time to come and play too. The glow coming off these is intense - really beautiful.
    Alison xx

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