Thursday, 24 March 2016

Inspired by 2.... Messages of Spring

Hello all, today I am sharing my second "inspired by" piece and this time the artist I was inspired by is Susan Winget. I especially love her nature paintings, - if you don't know her, I have a Pinterest board dedicated to her, you can find it here
I did not copy any of her pieces directly, I just kind of followed her style (and boy do I have a lot to learn still). I used a combination of watercolours, Derwent Inktense pencils and some stamping with both Archival and Distress Inks.
This is the only focal stamp I used, it's by Inkylicious and I coloured it with Inktense pencils.
The bird and branches were hand painted, fantasy style. I put it in a little frame like Susan often does. I apologize for the fuzzy photo.
The butterfly is also hand painted. I really struggled with that one and did not find it easy at all to get the shape right, much more practice needed me thinks.
Here you can see some more of the background stamping, the little crown is from the Tim Holtz Correspondence set and the letters from Documented set. The swirls around the edges are a Stepmel Glede stamp.

Well that's pretty much it. I enjoyed kind of going back to doing some hand drawing and painting, so expect to see more.....
Thank you for dropping by here today
xxx

33 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wooow Astrid this looks amazing, great image , great colours , so much to see, you really are a great artist!!!

Greetings
Maria

Maryann Laursen said...

A lot to learn??? It sure depends on who sees this, cause in my world this is absolutely stunning and just perfect Astrid. I just LOVE how this looks, it´s totally amazing and sooo well made. I absolutely LOVE this project here, well done again hun.
I hope, you´re having a wonderful Easter with your family and taking some time to just enjoy your life.

chrissie said...

Wonderful colours and great arrangement of all the things on this Astrid. How lovely to be able to create such beauty with your own hand

Love Chrissie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, just gorgeous Astrid! I love the fresh spring colours, they work so well with that amazing birdie and the foliage. Great job with the Inktense pencils, I love those things! hugs :)

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonito!!! me encanta!!!!

Diana Taylor said...

Gorgeously delicate! I love your take on her work, your unique style shines through and you've really done a wonderful job with the pencils, such beautiful shading. I love it, and thank you so much for introducing me to Susan Winget's work.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous Astrid. i love your hand drawn bird, you are very clever. Love the spring like colours and the flower is stunning and everything coloured beautifully. Tracy x X

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful piece Astrid! Hugs, Valerie

Juliz Design Post said...

So exquisite Astrid, the soft dreamy colours blended into this wonderful design with your sweet little bird and butterfly are a pure delight to look at. Love this and can't wait to see more.
Hugs, Julie x

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Astrid! The bird and butterfly are both so beautiful!

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning artwork Astrid. Gorgeously soft. Must check out Susan's work. Happy Easter to you. Nicola x

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful creation!! Love everything about it!

Theresa said...

I love Susan Winget's artwork too. I get her calendar every year. You did a great job capturing the feel of one of her drawings. thanks as always for sharing.

rachel said...

this is beautiful - really lovely xx Gorgeous work Astrid and so very springlike. Hugs Rachel x

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous Astrid ! Happy Easter !
Corrie x

Lynn Price said...

Lovely, and I 'd say your butterfly is perfect! I also love Susan's work, and you've "channeled" here beautifully here! Happy Easter, and hope the weekend is a good one! xxx Lynn

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous...everything. I love the inspiration too! Happy happy Easter!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards Astrid, wonderful drawings and colours.
Yvonne xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Spring is bursting off the page with this one Astrid! How awesome is it when you have a passion, you find new stuff to try, get excited and give things a go. That is what makes the journey so great I think. Off to have a look at Pinterest.
Dot x

Patty O'Malley said...

I adore this card, Astrid! It is beautiful! I love that sweet bird and butterfly.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I didn't recognize the artist's name but from your gorgeous art I knew exactly who you were talking about. :) Lovely card.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Astrid and I love that you created so much by your own hand, you are such a clever and talented artist.
Happy Easter.
hugs Brenda xxx

Dorthe said...

So much lovely spring feeling here, Astrid, with colors, motives, and your beautiful coloring and drawing. I love your birdie, and butterfly, but it all looks very amazing to me.
Also wonderful to get inspired in blogland, there are always so much to try out, and you do it so beautiful.
Dorthe, xo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is AWESOME! I think your butterfly turned out just wonderful and the birdie as well... what a stunning piece of art - gorgeous! I am thrilled about it and will follow the link to your board of this artist now ... not heard about her yet! Thank you!
Happy Easter Astrid

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Marvellous hand painted spring feeling composition. You are so talented!
I wish you and yours happy sunny Easter Days.
Big hugs Anja

butterfly said...

So delicately beautiful, Astrid, and wonderful to see your own drawing and painting taking centre stage. A spring time delight.
Alison x

Margaret Mifsud said...

So delicate and so, so pretty!! Absolutely adore this Astrid. Beautifully drawn and painted .. even the butterfly .. absolutely stunning work! Definitely hope to see you do much more of this .. love it!! hugs xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is beautiful! Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful piece with gorgeous colours. The bird and butterfly look beautiful.
Avril xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid! I am off to see your Pinterest board!
xoxo

thecobweboriumemporium said...

How lovely! What an incredible card you've made, and so filled with magic and awe. Way to go, Astrid!
Love ~ Cobs. x

Ruth said...

Simply beautiful Astrid, definitely getting the inktense out to play today! Ruth x

A Pink said...

A lovely card that really does say 'Spring'. Wonderful x

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