Sunday, 27 September 2015

Autumnal splendour

Hello everyone and thanks for dropping in today.
My poor old blog has been rather neglected these last few days as my day job has kept me otherwise occupied, but today I have a card to show you:
It's my daughter's birthday in a few days time, so I just had to make a card.
I basically used whatever was flying around on my desk.
The background was made with Brushos, a number of different sprays and some stamping.

The leaves were die cut  with some Spellbinder leaf dies, I used one of my gelli plate prints.
I then added some ribbon, twine and a little metal leaf, mounted it on black and a piece of scrapbook paper and that was pretty much it....
I added some gilding flakes from Indigo Blu around the edges.
The sentiment was stamped with Flitterglu and gilded with the same flakes. As it was getting a bit lost against the background, I added some shadows around the letters.
Here's a final close up of the whole card. Of course I was messy in my usual way and some of the gilding flakes landed up where they were not meant to be, but I quite liked the effect so decided not to worry...

Well, there you have it. Thanks for visiting like always and I hope you will have a creative week.

35 comments:

Terry said...

Astrid, the richness of this card and gilded touch is stunning! I love the way you worked those little items around your desk into such a wonderful birthday card. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Have a great Sunday! Hugs!

Gitte said...

Beautiful card.

Sue Marrazzo said...

REALLY cool

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous card, the colours look so rich and autumnal as well. Your daughter will love it.
Yvonne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, love the rich, saturated colours. Hugs, Valerie

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning card for your daughter, she must be thrilled to receive these masterpieces from you! I love the effects of the guilding flakes (they sit unused here, must get them out) and it's 'perfect' that they are not 'perfect' :) Love your use of earthy colours. Happy Sunday, Shirley

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! She is going to love it!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card, Astrid! Happy Birthday to your daughter.

chrissie said...

Truly stunning with the richness of the colours and natures wonders. I am sure your daughter will love it

Best wishes Chrissie xx

butterfly said...

So beautiful with the rich jewel colours of autumn and the earthy vintage browns - I'm sure your daughter will love this gorgeous card.
Alison xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
Your card is gorgeous and I'm sure your daughter will treasure it! I have been looking into Brushos and seeing a few videos on YouTube - I do think I will invest in a set - they actually look quite fun!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

WOW.... what an amazing card - I am sure your daughter will appreciate it!
oxo
Susi

Lynn Price said...

Brilliant card, Astrid! That red is absolutely divine, and as usual, your detailing is perfect - always love the accents with gilding flakes! I admire how your desk top items came together so beautifully - mine just looks like a mess, lol! xxx Lynn

Fliss said...

Such a stunningly beautiful card Astrid and love the shabby vintage style and gorgeous colours and detail.
Fliss xx
PS: Sorry for the lack of visiting, still very little free time!

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful rich colours. Beautiful card ! She'll love it !
Corrie x

rachel said...

just beautiful Astrid - I love the colours and the textures are amazing as always - your daughter is bound to love it! Hugs rachel x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Astrid, the richness of this card positively shines through especially with your masterful handling of those jewel like colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Annie said...

A gorgeous card for you beautiful daughter Astrid x Love the colours and wonderful details x Take care and best wishes x Happy Birthday to your daughter too xx

Hugs Annie x

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW sooo amazing what you can get out of some leftover pieces, that´s just laying around. Such a beautiful and perfect made card here, that I´m sure, your daughter is just going to love, when she gets it. I know, I sure would, it´s fabulous as everything you do Astrid. Biiig congrats with your daughters biurthday, hope she has a really good one, and hope, you´ll have a bit more time for fun playing in the comming months here. Take good care and don´t work too hard.
Have a wonderful new week ahead here now.

mamablitger said...

Fabulous card Astrid. Love the colors so much. You really made them "shine"...
I hope you'll have a lovely day when celebrating your daughter. Congrats to her.
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous art with us.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely colours

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the rich background colours.
Avril xx

JackieP Neal said...

Very beautiful Astrid! Happy birthday wishes for your daughter!
I can't believe you have a day job!! When oh when do find this time to create?!!
hugs,my friend
Jackie xo

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning card Astrid!! Love the rich, autumn colours and I'm sure your daughter will cherish this. It is just gorgeous!! hugs,oxox

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely Autumn colors!

Team Clark said...

Pure inky goodness! Love the subtle pattern and rustic nature of this card!

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Astrid,

eine wunderschöne herbstliche Gestaltung ist dir wieder gelungen. Ich bin total fasziniert von den tollen Farben. Ich bin sicher deine Tochter wird begeistert sein. Ich bin es auf alle Fälle. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

Dots Dabbles said...

It's absolutely amazing what you can come up with with what is just lying around on your desk isn't it! I love the pop of red through the middle, and the gilding flakes gives it a special finish. Very special.
Dot x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is THE most beautiful Autumn birthday card! ! You have such lovely things lying around on your desk! !Chrisx

Georgie C said...

Love that you said 'whatever was flying around your desk' did make me chuckle, your desk sounds just like mine hehe. And what a beautiful card you've created too for your daughter - she will adore it! x

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh Astrid! What a beautiful card for your daughter's birthday! Is this going all the way to Australia? This gorgeous card is going to be cherished always!! XOXO-Shari

Anita Houston said...

LOVE all the red Astrid...you've stolen my heart! Gorgeous texture too!

Dorthe said...

So very beautiful with the jewel-like colours you used, and the wonderful golden flakes around the edges, and sweet words, to your daughter ,-the shiny leaves are brilliant looking, too.
Thank you for showing your private card, Astrid !!
Dorthe, xxo

A Pink said...

Such a lovely card ! Astrid with a real feel of warmth. Love the deep rich colours and your fabulous metal leaf . I'm sure your daughter will love it x

Ruth said...

Such a lovely, lovely card with that splash of red. Beautiful Ruth x

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