Saturday, 23 May 2015

Magpie day at Countryview Challenges

Hello all and thanks for dropping in!
It's a magpie day over at the Countryview Challenge blog today. What is Magpie Day you may wonder???? Well it's simply a day where some of the design team show some extra projects for our monthly theme. This month our theme is Scenic, and so I created a card that depicts another little scene.
One of my all time favourite stampers is the hugely talented Paula Whittaker who blogs at Just for One Day. She creates the most amazing one layer cards and this one is very much inspired by her wonderful work. Thank you Paula for all your inspiration!!

My focal stamp is by Darkroom Door from the London 2 set. I cut out a circle with a Spellbinder die, stamped my stamp in black, created a circular little mask for the moon with the help of a punch, put it in place over the stamp and then created my background with the help of some Brusho and Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs and Broken China. I removed the mask, added a little more ink and then with a water brush took away some of the ink to create some rays of light,
I cut a 5.5 by 5.5" card blank, added some background stamping with various stamps and finally adhered my circle in place, just off center.
The final step was to add some Remnant Rubs and a sentiment from the new larger Tim Holtz word stickers and that was it.

Well, that's about as close to a one layer card that is clean and simple as I will ever get, but I had fun making it even though clearly I need a lot more practice.....

Thanks for dropping in and do take a look at what my teamies have created, and don't forget, you still have a week to join into our challenge!
Have a great weekend!!

31 comments:

Suzi B said...

I love it Astrid....
Suzi B xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card! Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Love the layers in this Astrid! So beautifully created and thought out.
Dot x

chrissies said...

A beautiful card Astrid and thank you for explaining what Magpie Day is

Love Chrissie xx

Anneke said...

Astrid this card is so pretty. I love the way you have used the stencils and stamping.
The colors you have used go so well together. I really just kept on looking, wonderful.
Very inspiring, thanks for showing Anneke

brenda said...

A great make as always Astrid.

Apols for the no show all week, been a bit under par. Hope you have a good holiday weekend.

B x

Ruth said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid, I too love Paula's work and think you have done a brilliant take on her style. Gorgeous central image...perfect!! Ruth x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous fabulous one layer stamping Astrid. Stunning colours and a wonderful array of stamps which all work so beautifully together. Jennie x

Buttons said...

Utterly gorgeous Astrid! Can't even properly put into words how much I love the whole look of this. The moody scenic circle is perfectly framed by that fantastic background. LOVE it! Jenny x

Jac Desordre said...

oh this is lovely, love the masking off to get the low moon, that is fab, such a great background as well x

Inky and Quirky said...

Wow,wonderful card Astrid....I love it so much I've just pinned it!
Paula's cards really are extremely lovely,she just manages to pull everything together and make it look so perfect.
Big hugs
Donna xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful card dear Astrid- love Paula's style as well and the design today also reminds me a bit of the talented Hermine Koster from the netherlands -I like her designs also very, very much!
Happy Day Astrid!
xxx
Susi

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Astrid! I am just loving the contrast of the rich vintage image on that crisp white background! What an amazing, eye catching piece! Love it! hugs :)

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely beautiful, Astrid
Rosie x

Sue Balawajder said...

Stunning, I love dropping by your blog you give me so much inspiration. Your work as always is beautiful. I also enjoy reading your quote of the day too.

Juliz Design Post said...

Love the contrast on your card Astrid and you can't help but feel drawn into your stunning focal point.
Julie x

Redanne said...

This really made me smile Astrid, I think you already know how much I love this gorgeous card and I will treasure it! Hugs, Anne xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a nice idea the vintagelook circle against the more modern background...chapeau Astrid!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
Beautiful - and I love the awesome scene as well.

Annie said...

A gorgeous card Astrid and I am so lucky to have seen it IRL

I would struggle with a CAS card but this one layer looks beautiful

Sending you huge hugs
Annie x

Julia Aston said...

What a great design Astrid! love the inking/shading/masking on the Westminster abbey and the lovely stenciled and rubbed background! Julia xx

rachel said...

This is wonderful - I adore this Astrid - thanks also for passing the file folders onto Anne - let me know how to get payment to you! Hugs rachel x

Miranda said...

Love this card, the contrast between the old colors in the circle and the fresh colors around....beautiful Astrid!

Rita said...

Fabulous card Astrid. the way tou have put it together is wonderful. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid, you've created an amazing and gorgeous one layer card. I would never know that it was one layer if I didn't read your description! Take care, Shirleyxx

Maryann Laursen said...

An amazing creatrion here again Astrid, even you say you need more practice, but I would certainly be on cloud 9 if I could just make anything like this, that´s for sure. I think it´s absolut gorgeous work, you´ve shown here.

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE that circled scene! Great contrast between the two pieces as well!

JackieP Neal said...

Gorgeous masking Astrid!! I love how you used that technique- it worked perfectly with your centerpiece(which I adore that stamp!) xo

butterfly said...

Love the gorgeous colour combination on the circular panel, and another beautiful full moon. The background stamping adds a really cool urban touch.
Alison xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Astrid! Love your stamped circular focal point along with that great big full moon in the scene--simply gorgeous!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful card Astrid, I can never get my focal image to stay as strong as yours when I try to do one layer cards LOL! The effect of your masked moon is fabulous, thanks so much for sharing this great 'mapgpie' card!

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