Thursday, 8 October 2015

Autumnal Splendour (oh no not another little book)....

Hi everyone and thanks for dropping in.
Another little mini book to show you I'm afraid to say, but this one is quite different from the last....
I think minis are my favourite type of project to do, and whenever I find a new way of putting one together, I just have to try it out, I just can't help myself. The original design for this one is by Laura Denison, you can find a video of how to put it together HERE.
It's made from envelopes, which means there is a pocket on the side of each of the pages, so plenty of space to keep whatever you want. I am going to use mine to store of my some of my Autumn projects, some of which I'll show today and some at some later stages so as to not make this post too long.

I'll give you a quick run down of both the cover and the insides:
I used two paper collections through out, DCWV Tattered Time (12 x 12) and Prima Timeless Memories (A4). I used the various papers as my base and then played around with stencils, inks and background stamping. The colours I used throughout where all Distress colours: Rusty Hinge, Dusty Concord, Hickory Smoke and Ground Espresso, I used both the inks and the sprays.
The focal image is a really old Tim Holtz stamp, still one of my favourites.
The book is held together with large die cuts, such a clever idea that, I used the Tim Holtz Layered Leaf die.
As you will see, all the inside pages are pretty similar, for the page on the right I used Ranger Clear Texture Paste through a Tim stencil, to act as a kind of resist.
Here I used another Tim stencil, or in fact two and background stamps from Indigo Blu, and Carabelle Studios, plus some old text and number stamps
Here as you can see, more resist work with the clear texture paste, and again using background stamps and stencils.
And here the final double page. More of the same, I also did some stamping with white acrylic paint, to lift the page a bit.

Like I said, each side has a large pocket, I will show the art work I will keep in there at some later stage, for today, just two small cards/tags:
Here you can see them on the first page, held in place by the leaf, - such a clever idea (Laura did some with snow flakes and all sorts of different large dies, I just love the idea).
And here a couple of close ups of the cards:
The main stamp here is from Inkylicious, mounted on a piece of gelli print.
This stamp is from La Blanche, - I just love that bee, it really does not need much more I think.
Well, that's it, sorry for this being a bit photo heavy, like I said, I tried to keep it short (ish), - more to follow at some later point.

I would like to add this project to the following to challenges: Frilly and Funky Autumn Splendour
The theme there is to use one of the techniques from the front cover strip, I think I almost used all of them and I just LOVE the new look Craft Stamper!! Well done Trish Latimer

Well, that's pretty much it. Thanks for your visit like always
Your comments are always much appreciated!!



47 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic project, so many beautiful details. Hugs, Valerie

Sue Marrazzo said...

So FUN!
I am liking this project...THE COLORS are Perfect, too!!!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous mini Astrid love the image you have used one of my favourite Tim stamps too. I have made several of these minis from Laura's Design such a useful one. Looking forward to seeing your projects for this mini.
MaggieH

Matilde said...

It's marvellous!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow....amazing vintage artwork Astrid...top!!!
Greetings, Alie

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love your mini books so keep them coming! :)

Kathy Bradley said...

Your mini books are always a delight to see - and this one is beautiful as well. I have it on my list to make one - but I don't seem to be checking much off that list lately - just keep adding!

Buttons said...

Oh Astrid, this is dreamy!!! I love the colours you've chosen and the mix of stencilling and stamping throughout. And using the leaves to join, well, the leaves! is just genius!!! So glad you love the new look Craft Stamper and thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Dorthe said...

It is gorgeous Astrid, -your stenciling on the pages, looks so beautiful, that it is almost a pitty to cover them up :-) but the tags stole my heart, and looks wonderful on top, and fastened under the leaves !!
Thank you for the link , and a lovely evening to you !!
Dorthe, xx

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous project, so many details.
Avril xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Astrid, Gorgeous colours and such clever use of a large die cut! This will definitely become a special place to house your mini art, a beautiful idea. As always, brilliant work with stencils to create depth and texture and I like the way the leaf anchors the artwork to the page.
Wishes
Lynne

Cathrine Sandvik said...

Your work is absolutely gorgeous! Your style fascinates me. I'm becoming a follower and can't wait to see more of your projects. Hugs from Cathrine.

Anneke said...

Your project looks great. A real Astrid styl.
I had a look at the video I must give it a try.
Thanks for sharing .

Juliz Design Post said...

This is a wonderful mini book and I love the idea of it being held together by your leaf dies. Such beautiful warm autumnal shades and great techniques. Must check out your link.
Julie x

Meggymay said...

Another gorgeous book Astrid, Loved the way you used the die cuts to join the pages. Wonderful details on all the pages and tags.
Yvonne x

rachel said...

awesome work Astrid - the colours and textures are fabulous as always - don't apologise about mini books - more please!!! Hugs rachel xx

Lynn Price said...

What a gorgeous autumn offering!! Absolutely love your colors and textures throughout (as always!) I think your little books are always a treasure, and this is no exception! Off to see that tutorial - xxx Lynn

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful book and tags, Astrid!

Sara Barker said...

Very beautiful album...keep them coming! I love that old photographs stamp, too, but I've never gotten a good impression from mine. Not a good first impression of Tim's goodies! Thank goodness he's redeemed himself in the past years! I adore your colors and all that visual texture. What a genius way to use that Layered Leaf! Gorgeous, and not at all too long of a post.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Woow Astrid, your work is amazing again, like always!!!! I really admire your work, your ideas, and your
style and designs, great ART!!!

Greetings
Maria

froebelsternchen Susi said...

WOW WOW WOW and once again WOW... AMAZING ART Astrid!

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab x

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning work here again Astrid, it´s soooooo beautiful and perfect made on every page. And don´t you ever appologize for making mini´s as I´m pretty sure, we all just love them all and don´t mind at all to see another one, and we can all use loads of them all the time. And with such beautiful ones, it´s even a huge pleasure. I just love your wonderful work here too and can´t wait to see, what you´ve made to go inside it too.
Have a wonderful week-end filled with lots of fun and joy.

chrissie said...

Oh yes! I say when I see another Astrid mini book. This one is wonderful and quite different from the last one.The leaves in the middle of the pages are a fantastic idea--now why didn't I think of that?

Thank you for sharing your many ideas with us

Love Chrissie xx

butterfly said...

Simply gorgeous, Astrid. The autumnal colour palette is so rich and varied and all the resists add such texture and interest to each page. What a beautiful way to store some of your autumn projects - a really glorious post altogether. You can make as many mini books as you like as far as I'm concerned!
Alison xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid, you've created another gorgeous book, I love the details, you are very talented. I wish I could take a workshop with you to make one of these, I'm not good at creating books. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyxx

Ellie Knol said...

Such an awesome project!

Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Asteid, love those warm rich tones and I love minis too. Love the resist and the wonderful texture, you have reminded me about that image too, I have it as a wooden stamp and it is not yet inked, something I must rectify . Lovely piece of work. Tracy x

Heather Jacob said...

absolutely glorious Astrid .... you create such beauty , always love coming here .. big hugz x

Redanne said...

I never tire of seeing your little books Astrid, this one is stunning with the gorgeous autumnal colours and the wonderful texture that you excel at. Beautiful work, as always. Hugs, Anne xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Don't apologise for making another book ! This one is fabulous too, love all the details !
Corrie x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

What a gorgeous project, simply joy to look at!!

JackieP Neal said...

I love your mini books! It's actually hard to believe they are mini with all the yumminess you have inside of these! Those leaves are absolutely splendid! I thought they were real!! You rock the world of mini books Astrid! heehee
Jackie xo

Terry said...

Never will I tire of your mini books, Astrid! Love the Autumn colors and each page is gorgeous. Use of the large die cut leaves is such a great idea and what a lovely fastener. Happy Weekend!

Joi at RR said...

As always, you just amaze me Astrid. This is INCREDIBLE GORGEOUS. You are just genius using that big leaf like you did. Its just PERFECT. The colors are all of my favorites. I'm just AWED and WOWED. My eyes are THRILLED by the LUSCIOUS DEPTH AND RICHNESS of it all. Definitely made my day seeing this. j.

Evelyn Walter said...

Gorgeous! This is a typically "Astrid" project. I love the earthy colors and all your stenciling and coloring, which I can try as often as I want and never get this gorgeous result as you do.
Have a nice weekend!
xxx Evelyn

Ros Crawford said...

Great use of those leaves!! Fabulous book!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A gorgeous book Astrid and what an interesting way to construct it, thanks for the link to Laura's video. Love the atumnal theme and colours of yours and great idea to use it to store your fall projects. Keep on posting your books, I love them! Deb xo

Cec said...

Astrid, your book is spectacular and so vintage. I love all the rich colours and the gorgeous stenciling. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
Hugs!
Cec

Kerstin F. said...

What a gorgeous autumn inspiration Love this book and the great use of leaves.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! I'm glad that it is another little book - especially this absolutely gorgeous one! I adore the colours - the whole book is a joy to see! Chrisx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Speechless! this mini is an absolute piece of art! Wonderful, full of details and color choice is superb and perfect for the season! Great work! barbarayaya

Team Clark said...

This is beautiful! Love that the leaves attach the pages! Perfect design and what an amazing cover!

Zoe Hillman said...

Your books is superb Astrid! I love every single page! The warm colours and different textures are wonderful. If this is how you create mini books, I say create more! ;) Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Linda said...

I love your little mini book Astrid .... the colours are gorgeous and I love your attention to detail. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

shirley-bee said...

Wow, what a fabulous mini book! I like how you joined the pages with diecut leaves, and I love the cover! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Stamper :)

Sara Barker said...

Congratulations on your win at Frilly and Funkie! So well deserved!

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