Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Guest designer for Anything But Cute

Hello all, and I am super excited to be featured over on the Anything But Cute challenge blog as Spotlight Designer! Thank you Pamellia for inviting me!


What I am sharing is a project  that includes many of my favourite  techniques, - the cover of a new kind of visual journal/mini book that my lovely daughter gave me as a Christmas present.

This piece was inspired by the amazing work of my wonderful friend Heather Jacobs, she does the most incredible journals and scrapbook pages! If you don't know her, check her out!

Anyway, the book itself comes from Heartfelt Creations, it is about 6 x 9" big, 3.5" wide, and comes with 5 double pages and numerous fold-outs and inserts, - I know already it will take me ages to complete...

What I want to share with you today, is how I created the cover, using multiple layers and altering several scrapbook papers and embellishments from my stash. I have put together a very detailed tutorial on how I altered all the different elements on the cover, so here I'll show you just a few picks, but of course I'm hoping you will take a look over on the ABC blog there also.





Here you can see some of the altered elements that became part of the page

Here is a quick look look at some details:



Like I said, if you want to know more about how all of this came together, just visit Anything But Cute
Thank you so much for being  here today and happy crafting and creating!!












34 comments:

brenda said...

Well deserved to feature your artwork on Pamellia's challenge Astrid and as always it's a stunning piece.

B x

Scrapthat said...

Not cute perhaps but totally awesome Astrid!! TFS

Redanne said...

I am so thrilled that you are sharing your amazing talent with us Astrid, your journal cover is fabulous!! Hugs, Anne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic work Astrid! Hugs, Valerie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Astrid, these close ups are amazing! I'm zooming right in on those fabulous eroded metal bits! Wowzers!! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into your Spotlight Post. What a treat to get to learn from you and an honour to have you join us at Anything But Cute! You are an inspiration! hugs :)

Joi at RR said...

As always - I'm awed by your creativity and your incredibly fabulous project. XX j.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fantastic creation, so many wonderful details.

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous all way round!! Love your vintage layering, and that pen nib! Off to see ABC - congratulations on your Spotlight - so well deserved!! xxx Lynn

Anita Houston said...

WOW!!! Glorious alteration here! LOVE the rusted bits and the whole design! Not cute, but oh so fabulous!!!

rachel said...

stunning work Astrid - I adore what you have done and can't wait to see what you do with the inside too! Beautiful! hugs Rachel x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic cover for your journal, awesome details and textures.
Yvonne xx

pchickki said...

Gorgeous cover!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic work, Astrid!

Seth said...

This is beautiful Astrid. Loving all this layers!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - so gorgeous and so very cool!

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful as always!! Love the color palette!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic textures and details in your brilliant project dear Astrid! I am thrilled about it !!!
Just super!!!

Vintagehandmade said...

Oh, Astrid, I am so excited that you are sharing your fantastic art with us! The journal cover is exquisite! A brilliant piece of art! Big hugs! Branka xxx

butterfly said...

I've just been enjoying this beautiful cover over at ABC - glorious guest project! Left some more love there...
Alison xx

Candy C said...

Hello Astrid!I've just returned from going over to the ABC website to checkout your beautiful journal. Oh my goodness...it's just simply jaw dropping! You've done such a fabulous job of altering all of those pieces you've added to your cover. Love the weathered and patina locks, keys and number. Actually, I love everything about your cover. You've done a wonderful job of layering, adding gorgeous colors and creating such a keepsake.

Almo said...

Astrid I have been over to ABC to have a look and after some considerable time enjoying drooling over your lovely journal and learning loads from your how to, I am back. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, loved seeing your beautiful work. Congratulations on your spotlight. Mo x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Astrid, Congratulations on your GD spot!
Oh this is just so divine, the richness of the texture and those beautiful layers, it is all so very special.
I cannot thank you enough for the lovely comments you've left for me to read. It has been fun dipping into colour and different styles of stamps and I hope to continue this road in 2016 although I am still not entirely comfortable with colour!
Wishes
Lynne

Blogoratti said...

Really wonderful indeed, well done. Greetings!

Pawsitively Creative said...

I drooled over this at the Anything But Cute blog and am still drooling over here. So ecstatic and honored to have you as our guest! This is amazeballs in every way possible! Wowzers and gorgeous! Awesome sauce process and thank you for sharing these techniques. Hugz! ~Niki

Maryann Laursen said...

This is just absolut gorgeous, and I love, what you´ve done here once again Astrid. It looks just fabulous and in these fantastic colors here, which is just sooo beautiful and it´s just all sooo perfect made as always.
And a biiig congrats being selected as their guest designer too, you sure deserve that, as you just simply are "The Best" in this category here.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is absolutely fabulous Astrid and, yes, I can see Heather's influence here. Awesome colour mix and great layers. I had a look at the Anything But Cute blog (congrats on the GD spot) and really loved it!! Thank you for sharing the techniques used .. definitely pinning this one for future reference. hugs xx

Diana Taylor said...

Just gorgeous! I love the antique ageing you've done on the number 1 and the keyhole - I'm off to see how you did it as it looks so authentic - you've woven your magic once again and created such a beautiful piece.

Terry said...

Astrid, I love the rustic and stunning details! I must hop on over for all the fabulous details! Hugs!

Marjie Kemper said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your rusty effect and all the beautiful layering.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Astrid what a great amazing project, I love the way you used so many differant techniques and colours, great tecture , I love your rusty elemants!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations Astrid! What a beautiful project, off to take a closer look! Deb xo

Jackie P Neal said...

Yummmmm!
you say it will take you ages to fill Astrid, I think not! heehee
These pieces are full of yummy texture- off to glean inspiration and drool over this gorgeousness! xoxo

Barbara Schiassi said...

Astrid you know how I love your talent to create textures! This work is full of wonderful techniques and i love the final result so much! Fantastic choice of colors too! Barbara

A Pink said...

Congratulations! Astrid on your Guest Design spot at ABC. YOur Journal cover is utterly fabulous . Warm Autumnal colour tones , detail, layers and lots of grungy goodness makes it a stunner . x

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