Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Only you can give flight to your dreams

Hello all and welcome, thanks so much for dropping in! Today I have a journal page to share, created just for my own creative fun and pleasure.....
I started with a double page on which I had just rolled off my brayer after doing several gelli prints.
Next several strips of scrapbook papers were adhered randomly and then covered with a watery layer of gesso
I then added texture through one of Tim Holtz's layering stencils and when dry I added some sprays of Distress Spray to deepen the colour in places. Below you can see the left side. the clock was added with the help of a piece of a paper napkin. It tore in one place, so I fussy cut a little butterfly from an old G 45 paper and glued that over the damaged spot.

An here you can see the other side a bit better. Another image from a G45 paper layered over some chip board, lace etc.
Another little butterfly from the same paper, with a bit of rusty wire across his wings.
The text was computer generated.
Below some more close ups. The whole spread just evolved, when I started I really had no clear plan in mind at all. I think the mistake on the clock actually set the theme for it all...... We can always learn from our mistakes......

Well there you have it. I love it when I get time to just play and I had fun doing this page.
Thanks for visiting like always and stay inky!

35 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art journaling, glad it gave you pleasure. Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Such beautiful colours Astrid. Maybe the tear was meant to happen...otherwise there might not have been butterflies, and they look so good on your pages:)
Dot x

Paula Whittaker said...

Wonderful journal LO - you are certainly the queen of all things texture!

Annie said...

Stunning pages Astrid....love the textures and layout x it's great to have time to play rather than deadlines. See you tomorrow x
Annie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful pages, great texture and lay out!!!, what a beautiful story!!!

Have a nice time,
Maria

Rita said...

Fabulous pages Astrid. Love the textures. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Redanne said...

Oh Astrid, this is gorgeous, the background looks like a wall that is slightly crumbling - just incredible and I love the delicate butterflies and lace - so beautiful!

Please give Rita and Annie a huge hug from me tomorrow... and have a lovely day. Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am in awe of this spread - looks like it was made in heaven! Gorgeous!
Happy day dear Astrid!
hugs
Susi

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful journal page, Astrid. I love how everything came together.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Simply stunning pages Astrid!! It's always nice to create just for one's self isn't it, and it feels so much more satisfying too for some reason. Absolutely adore this .. fantastic texture, gorgeous colour and stunning design. Love it!! xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I love the soft effect of your background and that texture is fabulous!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous project and no one would have guessed you had made a mistake. Its good to create a, 'just because I can', piece for your own pleasure.
Yvonne

Mrs.B said...

Love how your mishap lead to such a wonderful journal spread and it does look as if you enjoyed doing this - just for you.
Avril xx

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Love everything about it!!

rachel said...

amazing make astrid and thanks for the steps ... brilliant. hugs rachel x

Dorthe said...

Fantastic, what a rolled off brayer can do to the background ,-the colours are wonderful, also after the gesso coat, and with the stenciling giving more texture it is a magic background. Love the papernapkin watch and your butterfly, I admire your play, dear Astrid.
Hugs, Dorthe

Terry said...

Love what you created for your own pleasure! Astrid, these journal pages are gorgeous and again the textures and layers of color PERFECTION! Love this!

Diane Porazzo said...

Astrid your journal is gorgeous......the colors and textures. What a talent!!!
Diane@babiesbridesandlavender

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous pages, Astrid!

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut amazing work here again Astrid. It is sooo beautiful and really wonderful made in these fantastic colors. I love what you´ve put together here. Keep them comming hun.

mamablitger said...

Astrid you created a lovely jpurnal page. I just love the colors and the way you decorated your work. It is so lovely when we get some extra time to play ....
Thank you for sharing your lovely art.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous pages Astrid. Looks like you had fun! It's nice when there is time create for yourself. Hope you are well, hugs Debs xx

Georgie C said...

Fabulous art journal page, the worn background is perfectly created and I just adore that butterfly resting on the clock too. You have such an eye for this!! xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Great to see the ongoing pictures and how these wonderful pages started off. Stunning as always.
Julie x

Paper Profusion said...

So very beautiful Astrid with extraordinary texture work. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

So very beautiful Astrid with extraordinary texture work. Love the main sentiment. Nicola x

JackieP Neal said...

So beautiful Astrid! And your quote floats perfectly with your pages- have I ever told you, I love your art - I do?! xo

Anita Houston said...

AH...the background is reminiscent of ancient walls in Italy! Gorgeous layers!!!! Awesome spread!

Diana Taylor said...

Beautiful, beautiful work - I love your textures and colours. The little bit of lace is gorgeous and I really love the ethereal quality.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks like one of the best playtimes ever!! Love the texture but oh! those fabulous colours that have given me such a peaceful feeling! This really is a wonderful spread! Hugs, Chrisx ps St Gyles it was!!

butterfly said...

Such beautiful pages, Astrid - I love that they started from leftover brayering and then the layers and colours and textures build to a wonderfully grungy vintage finale. So glad you had some playtime, and I love the results.
Alison xx

Lynn Price said...

What a treat to see this as I treat myself to some blog visiting (I've been behind in visits!) Gorgeous textures and love the romantic vintage effects you've achieved - the lace is fabulous with that chipboard piece! Wonderful journaling....and thanks so much for your birthday wishes!! xxx Lynn

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Astrid, lovely colour palette and the butterflies are so pretty, so glad you had time to play and could share this wonderful journal page with us! Deb xo

Ruth said...

More fabulous journal pages, vintage hues and the addition of lace is perfect. Beautiful. Ruth xx

A Pink said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! journal page ! Astrid . Wonderful colour tones that you always do so well . beautiful imagery and meaningful words x

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