Thursday, 25 February 2016

Butterfly Dreams

Hello all, thanks for dropping by. Today I finally have another page for my techniques journal to show. No step by step for most of these pages I'm sorry to say, as I am mostly just using this journal to play around with different techniques.
Above you can see the finished page, mostly put together with bits and pieces from my scrap box that never seems to get any emptier, - do you know that feeling?
Here you can see the background before I added the collage elements. Playing with different colour paints, my favourite stencil of the moment, one of Seth Apter's ones and some background stamping, using various IndigoBlu stamps.
The focal image was taken from one of the Tim Holtz Found relatives
Both sentiments were taken from a paper collection from Heartfelt Creations as far as I remember (like I said they were scraps from my box of "bits and pieces that might come in handy at some point")....
We don't normally think of boys having butterfly dreams I suppose, but I rather do like the dreamy look in his eyes, and after all, boys can have dreams too can't they?

Well, that's it for today, - just a bit of playing around, great for relaxation....
Thanks for your visit today and I hope you are having a good week.

30 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

Ooh I love all that texture and depth you have created on this page Astrid I love the idea that the boy is having butterfly dreams and why not! Fabulous hugsvDebs xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A gorgeous page Astrid, love your colour palette and all the wonderful texture and interest in the background. That picture is my very favourite of Tim's Found Relatives and I'm quite sure that young boy and his pup do indeed have butterfly dreams! Thank you for sharing your beautiful art, Deb xo

Vintagehandmade said...

I am in love with your colours and all the fantastic textures, Astrid! What a wonderful depth and that vintage picture is awesome! Marvelous design, as always! Big hugs! Branka xxx

chrissie said...

This is stunning and the mixture of textures and beautiful things you added are wonderful Astrid.

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous page! I know all about the never decreasing scraps - why can't I just throw them away! Hugs, Chrisx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I Love that you made this from your scraps! They are everywhere in my craft room as I always see a future use but don't tend to pull them out. This should be my inspiration to do that as it is gorgeous!

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous page Astrid, I know what you mean about the scraps.
Yvonne

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A lovely creation -- enchanting!
Best use of scraps - unique Astrid!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design with wonderful textures and colours, love it ! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, your background paper, looks wonderful with the stencil from S.Apter,
and love how you hold the natural tones in the paper and added flowers ,foliage and image, -looks so great on top of the beautiful aqua tones !!
Dorthe, xo

Patty O'Malley said...

Love this page and all the cut outs!

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous page with exceptional texture! Completely gorgeous too!

rachel said...

such a beautiful page Astrid - you never cease to amaze and inspire - stunning work x

Redanne said...

Ah, that little boy and his dog is one of my favourite found relative images and yes, he does have a dreamy look. Your page is superb, full of wonderful texture and beautiful colour - stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

Lynn Price said...

Love this, Astrid - the colors and all the different tones are hauntingly beautiful.... and as always your layering is exquisite! And yes - my scrap stash appears to have rabbit DNA, even though it is only paper, lol! On the other hand, it is always nice to have something to grab that works! xxx Lynn

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful journal page, Astrid. And, the sweet photo is one of my fav from Tim Holtz's collection.

Seth said...

Those textures -- and the color choices -- in the background are exceptional!

Sandy said...

As always Astrid - really gorgeous. Very romantic and of course vintage. Yes, I do think young boys, dreams and innocence all go together in an art journal.
Sandy xx

Marisa Job said...

Wow! This is just beautiful!! Love the vintage flowers!

Maryann Laursen said...

As always you´ve made such a gorgeous page here Astrid. It´s absolut stunning work and soo beautiful. And ofcause boys havea dreams too and why shouldn´t they too love butterflies and beauty as much as we do? I know for sure, that my son aged 34 do like pretty much the same as me of this kind, so I know they can, and I agree with the look in his eyes, it´s wonderful and perfect for this page.
Have a wonderful week-end now everyone and lots of great fun too, I hope.

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous page Astrid and love the lad with hid dog and how you have framed him. Great to have some relaxing play time.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Maggie said...

Fabulous page Astrid loving the textures and colours,the image is gorgeous and love how you have framed it and your words fit beautifully.

MaggieH

Annie said...

A stunning page with fabulous colours and yummy textures.....love it Astrid xx
Have a good weekend

Hugs Annie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful colour combo and wonderful textures and design. Must try out these colours together at some point on a project. Thanks for the inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Astrid. I love that image of the young boy with his doggie, what a darling vintage focal piece! Your flowers are beautiful! hugs :)

A Pink said...

You make your creations look so effortless! Astrid - a fabulous blend of gorgeous texture, colour and imagery . hugs x

Team Clark said...

This darling little boy can have whatever he wants! How fabulous is he! And the gorgeous rich texture you've creates is so amazing! Gorgeous collage, love the HC flowers and how you always balance color with a neutral. <3 Hugs, Autumn

Jackie P Neal said...

Astrid, of course boys dream and some even chase butterflies when they are young, my son did!
This is gorgeous and made with scraps, even better yet!
huge hugs my friend! xx

Dorthe said...

This is so very beautiful, again your colortones speaks so much to me, and love the stenciled background, the beautiful flowers and greenery, gorgeous, dear Astrid !!
Dorthe, XX

butterfly said...

No, the scraps box never gets emptier - there are always new scraps to go in it! Love the soft colours here, and the lovely delicate trailing ivy. Beautiful!
Alison x

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