Wednesday, 9 March 2016

3 Different Cards

Hello all and lovely to have you drop by. Today I am sharing some cards in a very different style from my usual.
I have been hugely enjoying a journaling class with the talented Sanda Reynolds, from Artful Flight
and today's cards incorporate some of her techniques.

Obviously I can't go into detail as to how I made this, all I can say is that I used both sprays and brushos for the background and stencilled with heavy gesso. Detail was added with the help of Derwent Inktense pencils.
The little branches that I stamped around the edges are from Penny Black. I recently did a massive clear out of my craft space and it was great to use some of my supplies that had been gathering dust for years. They now actually have a proper place and I shall be able to find them again...yay!
I loved doing the shading with the Inktense pencils, they blend easily with a water brush and of course the great thing is when they are dry they are permanent.
Below are a couple more samples.
I used pretty much the same techniques on these ones. The massive flower is a Martha Stewart silk screen stencil.
When I was done with my background, I simply cut it in half and made it into two card panels. They were finished with some butterflies that were punched with a Marta Stewart butterfly punch that before the clear out I quite forgot I had. I have to say, I now love shopping my stash. The whole clear out took me 3 full days, but it was well worth it, - I highly recommend it lol.

Well that's it from me for today. Thanks for your visit, I'll try my best to come and visit some of your blogs soon as I am well aware I have been a terrible blogger lately.

xxx

39 comments:

  1. These cards look awesome Astrid, and you have used some of my favourite products! I love the effect of the pencils too, what a great finish they have given. It is so much fun to try things that are just a little different.
    Dot x

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  2. One lovelier than the other. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Beautiful cards. They look very elegant.

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  4. Beautiful cards. They look very elegant.

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  5. These are gorgeous Astrid, a little different for you but beautifully designed and created. Looks like you've had fun learning new techniques. Xxx

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  6. As you say Astrid these are different for you but I adore both, lush colours and so very eye catching.

    B x

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  7. Stunning cards and must be amazing techniques so will investigate later.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. These are really lovely, Astrid - I love the layers of colour built up with the pencils, something I also enjoy - and the natural shapes and images are gorgeous.
    Alison x

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  9. It's always fun to learn some new techniques and your projects are beautiful. Nothing like a spring clean to rediscover buried treasure. You inspire me to do the same in my messy room. tfs

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  10. I love the way you have cut the main artwork in half to make two fabulous cards here Astrid. The large flower looks lovely taking centre stage and being so delicatly surrounded by the branches. The detail and colour you have given the background and the ivy withthe inktense pencils is lovely. As you know I have recently had a tidy up too and it feels so good to know what you have and to be able to just put your hand on it. Nice to see you enjoying your journalling class and being reunited with long lost crafty stash, I look forward to seeing more.
    Mo x

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  11. So beautiful Astrid, the colours are so rich.....right up my street!!!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the colors and how vibrant they are!

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  13. Gorgeous!as usual
    Suzi B xx

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  14. I love these cards, Astrid, especially the ones with the large flower. So beautiful!

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous artwork, Astrid

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  16. Fabulous cards Astrid, Love that huge flower

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  17. wonderful bright cards, they look amazing!

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  18. I see an other Side of you today.
    I must say I love all there of your cards.
    Wonderful design, great Colors.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous - I would take the first one!
    Love the Inktense as well the pencils are so great and great and high pigmentedand for me the blocks are even more amazing ... love them so much.
    Always good to make a clear out with materials - we always find something we forgot about!
    The same to me!
    oxo
    Susi

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  20. beautiful work Astrid - that first one is especially beautiful - I love it! Hugs rachel x

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  21. Gorgeous cards Astrid, Its good to try different things and leave the comfort zone.
    Yvonne x

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  22. Once again marvellous art works with fantastique textzr and effects. I love most the first green-blue card, she looks magical!
    Big hugs Anja

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  23. These cards are simply fabulous Astrid! So happy you enjoy the workshop!ūüėä xxx

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  24. Beautiful cards and designs, Astrid!

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  25. Wow!! This is certainly a different side of your art Astrid .. and, of course, totally awesome!! Love all of these .. amazing colour and techniques and totally divine!! love, love ,love!!! Hope you are well. hugs xx

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  26. These cards are absolutely beautiful!! Great colors and design!

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  27. These are gorgeous Astrid! I love the different styles and layouts, it really shows how versatile you are with your art! hugs :)

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  28. As usual, I am just AWED by your art work Astrid. These cards are truly STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL. I think my fav is the green one just because it is sooo UNIQUELY UNUSUAL. It's truly breathtaking. But the other two are seriously LUSCIOUS. So fun that you could make two from the one. The color variations in the petals are just soooo beautiful. Seems like a INCREDIBLE class to take because these are just GORGEOUS. XX j.

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  29. Beautiful Astrid! I truly love the flower one made into two, but i am even more so drawn to the rich colors of the first! I too,love Sanda's art! I wish to some day take a class from her as well!
    Beautiful creations dear Astrid! hugs xoxo

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  30. I love your normal style but these are certainly beautiful Astrid! Hugs, Anne xx

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  31. Gorgeous cards! Love the combination of Brushos and Inktense pencils(love both products so much!!)) The images you have used are fabulous! Chrisx

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  32. I can still tell that you made these, they do have remnants of your style, though different. Beautiful as ever. Hugs, Autumn

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  33. These are all gorgeous! I LOVE each one, and the colors of all the flowers! Wonderful and artsy cards.

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  34. Absolutely beautiful, Atrid!! Your brusho work,is incredible.... Will have to check out Sandra's work! LOVE your imag and how you've used them.... Especially that lovely Martha Stewart stencil- brilliant what you've done with that, clever lady!!! xxx Lynn

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  35. Wow... these cards are all so beautiful, Astrid. Love the fabulous colors and details. :)

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  36. Hallo liebe Astrid,
    ich bewundere deine Kunstwerke jedesmal voller Hochachtung. Ich schaffe so etwas nicht ann√§hernd. Du bist eine begnadete K√ľnstlerin und ich schaue mir die Werke immer wieder liebend gern an. Ich bin auch begeistert von Sandras Arbeiten. Das Werk jedes K√ľnstlers ist immer wieder fantastisch. Ich w√ľnsche dir ein wundersch√∂nes Wochenende. Ganz liebe Gr√ľ√üe Silvi

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  37. Gorgeous cards Astrid, wonderful depth of colour and love the gesso, it really pops. Enjoy your new found old supplies LOL! Deb xo

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  38. Absolutely beautiful cards, adore the poppy one, must get my inktense out and have a play, the effects you've achieved are so vibrant. Ruth xx

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