Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Inspired by 1....She Dreamt...

Hello everyone, thanks for dropping in. I don't know about you, but I so often get inspired by different blogs or things I find in places like Pinterest. I decided to start a new little blog series that I am going to call "Inspired by". The piece I am sharing today was inspired by Froebel Sternchen Susi who paints incredibly expressive faces almost every day.

During the weekend I had some time to play in my journal and decided to try out my new Distress Crayons and decided to include a face drawing.
I covered a double page in my journal with Tissue wrap and then with a thing layer of gesso.
I used a Bingo Stencil and grunge paste, did some background stamping, added some colour with a mix of Distress Crayons and then did some stencilling, wit the crayons too, rubbing the colour away with a baby wipe. Love the textural effect, definitely something to explore further.
Next I sketched a face with a Stabilo All pencil and added subtle bits of colour with the crayons and a tiny bit of white acrylic paint. I also added a few strips of Tissue Tape and more background stamping of course,
The heart was cut with a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die and then again coloured with the crayons and some stencilling.
Because I thought the girl looked quite sad, I gave her some tear drops, and finally the sentiment was computer generated and that was pretty much it.

Hope you are having a good week with some creative time in it..... Thanks for your visit like always
xxx


28 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the journal page and face, and a nice compliment for Susi! Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

This is a stunning spread Astrid. The face is so thoughtful and beautiful. How fantastic that you were inspired by Susi as you inspire so many people

Love Chrissie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

What a fantastic piece of art here once again Astrid, and a huge compliment for Susi, that she was able to inspire you to make this wonderful piece here. It´s truly amazing and soo sooo beautiful with all the beautiful colors and all the texture to it as well. I love the ladyface sooo much and the sentiment is just sooo perfect for it too. Really stunning work here, that´s for sure, and I really love it.

brenda said...

What a stunning double journal spread Astrid, a face has an almost ethereal feel to it and so effective how the IB stamp is incorporated into the textures.

B x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a wonderful spread - the background is gorgeous and I spotted Susi's style immediately! I am sure that she will be honoured to have influenced you to create this sad but beautiful face! Chrisx

Jenny Marples said...

You were seriously inspired by Susi here Astrid!!! LOVE the expressive face and the way you've layered up the stamping and texture with plenty of gesso to stop it being 'flat'. Definitely a successful adventure x

bockel24 said...

what a lovely face you created!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A stunning piece of art Astrid! The face is wonderful and fits so perfectly with the stunning background. Looking forward to seeing more in your series xxx

Redanne said...

She does look a little sad but it gives your page a wonderful dreamy quality and the background you created is absolutely stunning, the colours and textures are beautiful. I am already look forward to seeing more! Hugs, Anne xx

Annie said...

totally fabulous pages Astrid x wonderful background details and you beautiful face...........she is looking very sad...but very expressive xx

Sending huge hugs
Annie x

Rita said...

Good Morning Astrid. How very clever. I could never draw a face like this. She is beautiful in a very serene way. Love all the fabulous textures you have add. Very interesting pages. Have a nice day. Hugs Rita xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Astrid, I am completely blown away by your woman drawing!! Oh my goodness, doesn't her expression speak volumes! You never cease to amaze me with your talents Astrid, I am so mesmerized! hugs :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful journal pages and impressive sketch! Lovely soft colors on your lovely woman.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is beautiful Astrid! And what a great idea. (I love Susi's work too.)

Patty O'Malley said...

These journal pages are wonderful, Astrid! The face is beautiful, and the background looks awesome.

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, Astrid, is there anything you cannot do? Your pages are awesome. Love the drawing of the girl. I am trying to do faces now too. Still need practice. LOL TFS your work, as always. Hugs, Barbara

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous, Astrid - her face shows so much emotion.

Anita Houston said...

I hope those are happy tears and that her dreams come true! She is gorgeous and you are so talented...just a wow!!! Gorgeous spread!

Jeannette said...

wow,i love your face,its amazing,its a nice compliement for susi.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Astrid, love the touches of bingo element in the background and your expressive face is fantastic . Lovely pages . Tracy x

Meggymay said...

A stunning journal spread Astrid, super background textures and a very beautiful, thoughtful face.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

really beautiful - I love what you have done with these pages Astrid - the background is fabulous and the face amazing - love it x

Joanna said...

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maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing page, I just love it, great face , great text, great image!!!

Greetings
Maria

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous journaling, Astrid! I love the softness you achieved here, and now I can't wait to play with those new crayons! And brilliant blog topic! xxx Lynn

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, your face, is so beautiful, she looks sad, yes, and have very soulful eyes and a shivering mouth.... Wonderful with the use of blue, which also gives beautiful shadows in her face.
A wonderful spread!!
Dorthe, xo

butterfly said...

Such an expressive face, and I love how the blue tones amplify her mood. Lovely.
Alison x

Jackie P Neal said...

Astrid, she is just beautiful!
I also love following Susi's blog and faces- she has put out some most wonderful portraits! This will be an interesting post day as you share your works inspired by others- I like this idea! Looking forward to more!
hugs, Jackie

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