Thursday, 9 July 2015

On Your Travels

Hi everyone and I hope you are having a good month!
I am sharing a travel themed project on the Countryview Challenges Blog today and here are the details of my project:
It's a little Kraftcard pocket which could be used as part of a travel journal, to keep tickets, memorabilia or whatever you fancy. It could be a great little gift as well for someone setting out on their travels and could hold a gift card or some travel money....
It started out looking like this:
I had this envelope in my stash, but of course you could easily make one from scratch, or use a pocket die from Sizzix for instance. (This one is about 5 x 6" so a bit larger than most dies)...
I started by roughly scraping on some Gesso and then added some crackle paste through a Tim Holtz layering stencil.
Next I added some scraps from a paper serviette and then added colour with the help of Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Inks and Sprays.
Here you can see how the crackle paste resists the inks but lets it seep into the cracks. I always love the effect of this.
The final step was to add some collage images, cut from a Prima Cartographer 6 x 6 paper pack and some stamping using the Tim Holtz Correspondence set.
The front of the envelope was done in a very similar way. Here the focal point was another part of the same paper serviette.
The hot air balloon was fussy cut from the same Prima papers and adhered with foam pads for a bit of depth.

Some background stamping with stamps from the Correspondence set, love these stamps they are so versatile.
The word Journey was die cut from Kraft card with a Cheery Lynne die.
Well, that's it pretty much, hope you like my little travel pouch and remember, there is still plenty of time to add a project to our challenge, hope to see you there!
Thank you for taking the time to drop in here


46 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. another wonderful project Astrid xx

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  3. Really special Astrid and such a great idea. I rescued one of those envelopes that came in the post yesterday and I would love to be able to make something like you have done. Always great that you show us how you made your wonderful projects

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Just gorgeous!
    Suzi B xx

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  5. Just fabulous Astrid! I love all the textures and layers you have created in such a small space. Gorgeous colours too. Jennie x

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  6. AMAZING dear Astrid! Such a wonderful project♥♥♥
    Susi

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  7. Gorgeous Astrid!! I so love the background you have created for this fabulous envelope -- the texture and color and then all of the wonderful stamping!! And that balloon -- perfect! I can just see this envelope holding treasured mementos in someone's scrapbook of a long-awaited trip to Paris. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  8. This is gorgeous! Thanks for all the detailed photos! Wow!

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  9. Gorgeous ! Astrid the texture the layers the stamping the colours ! Such a wonderful way to keep those memories safe .

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  10. amazing work astrid - really stunning! i love it. big hugs to you. rachel

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  11. Wow, the complexity of this background, yet it blends so beautifully with the images! Always inspiring...

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  12. So, so beautiful Astrid, it has such a lovely vintage feel to it and it is lovely to see all the close-ups of the wonderful detail you added. Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Beautiful work Astrid! Love everything about it!! Hugs!

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  14. Love your travel pouch, Astrid! It is beautiful and the transformation process wonderful to watch! Love it much! Hope you are having fun!

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  15. What a gorgeous pouch Astrid! Who wouldn't love to receive this as a gift. I love all the texture, the stencilled crackile is amazing!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  16. Fantastic, Astrid! Love the stamps and texture.

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  17. Beautiful! Your kraft envelope went from plain to wonderful with your embossing, colors, dies and paper!

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  18. Another fabulous project from you, Astrid !
    Corrie x

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  19. What a SUPER FANTASTIC alteration! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

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  20. Oh wow - wouldn't it be fun to get a gift card and love note in an envelope like this!! I just sent two gift cards out today and was wishing for something neat to put them in - thanks bunches for such great inspiration Astrid. Your creation is sooooo neat. You always know how to add the perfect vintage flair. The crackle, the colors and all the extras just made for a INCREDIBLE LOVELINESS. j.

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Gorgeous packets, a super gift idea as well as to store special stuff.
    Yvonne

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  23. Oh!! I want go back now! Amazing as ever Astrid! I hope I have caught up now!! Chris

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  24. Astrid, I sooo love your layering of products!! You really know how to marry each piece to make the perfect outcome!! Beautiful envies- both of them!! xo

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  25. Such an awesome project here again Astrid. Sooo beautiful and well made as always and the result is fabulous even it´s not blue ha ha, but this looks sooo natural autentic and I really love it.

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  26. Oooohhh I love this!! What a super gorgeous idea .. would be perfect as a little travel gift. I love the stenciled crackle .. it looks fabulous!! Beautiful work as always Astrid!! xx

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  27. Love how the Kraft envelope gets a transformation after your touch! The texture, cracks and the memorabilia makes it so special.

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  28. What gorgeous inspiration!!! Need it :-) Love all the layering, and am so taken with your use of serviettes - I need to tuck that idea into my "what should I do now?" thinking! Hope ti join the challenge this weekend if the ideas and the actual doing manage to align :-) Hope you are having a fab time with those sweet little ones - xx Lynn

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  29. Both creations look amazing Astrid...love your eye for details!
    Greetings, Alie

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  30. Gorgeous Astrid! I love the idea of decoration up a kraft envelope, think I should snag a few next time I'm out and about! Love the air balloon and the wonderful flourish pattern. A beautiful vintage set. hugs :0

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  31. I'm finally catching up on my commenting and what a joy when I popped over here ... I ADORE this set!! Anything to do with travel and mail I love but your transformation of the plain CS is totally amazing!

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  32. Oh Fabulous, Astrid!! Look at how you turned this plain old kraft envelope, into this work of art! Soooo Awesome!! Love your layers of gesso and stenciled crackle paste and stamping--I just love Everything!! Thanks for sharing!! XOXO-Shari

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  33. What scrumptious little travel envelopes, Astrid - I love them. Great crackle and vintage collaging - they really are delicious!
    Alison xx

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  34. what a gorgeous transformation of a plain kraft envelope - love the stenciling and paste and all the wonderful crackle! Lovely images as well Astrid! Julia xx

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  35. Astrid, I love, love, love what you did with this envelope. The background with the gesso and crackle paste...and all those layers! I think I could read your post over and over and find something new each time. Just lovely and practical too.

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  36. Wow Astrid <what a great project, I really, really love this enveloppe , you can really use it for ltteres but olso for photo's ore pictures you buy in a shop , great that you show us and so we get again some new inspiration!! Thanks!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  37. Beautiful Astrid and what a great idea! Love how you let some of the original kraft envelope show through and the stenciled crackle is wonderful.

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous Astrid. Lots of textures and details.....a real favourite x

    Best wishes
    Annie x

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  39. Fabulous project, love all the details.
    Avril xx

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  40. Another fantastic project! Love all the texture and your rich colors mixing with the kraft paper. Beautiful!

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  41. Love love love these travel envelopes Astrid!! Absolutely gorgeous! I need to return to my studio and use some texture paste again. Also love the use of serviette scraps. Thanks for the inspiration. Karen.x

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  42. This is absolutely stunning, Astrid. I'm always drawn to French themed items & when I saw them on Pinterest, just had to come & tell you that I an in love!!!

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  43. Astrid ,I so love this amazing envelope, Love the papernapkin with the beautiful French motives, and your gorgeous colouring. The front and back are equel wonderful, with the crackle paste ,and the little adds of images and cutouts !!
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  44. Love this project - such beautiful textures. The thoughtful layering gives it so much interest.

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