Friday, 8 April 2016

Of Colour and Fabric and things....

Hello all and thanks for dropping in.
It's been a while since I did some more in my technique's journal, but today I am sharing another page.
It started with a size 8 manilla tag that I covered in cotton calico fabric. I then added some swirls with Ranger clear embossing paste through one of Tim's stencils to act as a resist for the colours.
Colour was added with Distress sprays, they turned a bit dark, I probably should have wetted the fabric first....
Next I stamped the Indigoblu blazing poppies stamp on thin paper fussy cut parts of it and coloured it with Distress ink (Fossilized Amber). I highlighted some of the small flowers with a white gel pen.

I stamped the same stamp again but this time just fussy cut the flowers and a couple of the leaves and gave them a slightly deeper tone in the centre for more depth. Before adhering them to the layer below I added a tiny bit of stained cheese cloth. I also stamped and coloured a butterfly, I have no idea any more who made that stamp, sorry. The background page was created with a mix of Decoart and Distress paints and stencilled with Archival inks
The final stage was to add another butterfly, this one is from the Tim Holtz butterfly duo that has its own embossing folder.
And here finally is the finished page in my journal
Well, that's it for today. Thanks for your visit like always and have a wonderful weekend!

32 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

That is really lovely, Astrid !
Corrie x

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Astrid,

ich bin überwältigt von der wunderschönen Gestaltung. Die Idee mit dem TAG finde ich super. Das ist wieder ein ganz besonderes Werk geworden. Ich wünsche dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende. Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great , beautiful page, I really love your ART work, great colours, great image, great structure!!! Super !!

Greetings
Maria

Sandy said...

Beautiful Page Astrid - I do not think the colors are too dark at all but it is all in one's taste I guess. Beautiful butterfly!
sandy xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, love the colours and textures, really fab. Hugs, Valerie

Kazza said...

I always love seeing your beautiful creations and keep saying "I'm going to do that" LOL.....No. I never seem to get there! Hopefully next month I can sort myself out to make it happen. This is doable (don't know if that is a word) for me. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Meggymay said...

A fantastic page Astrid, love how you coloured and embellished the material based tag.
Yvonne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Such a beautiful page Astrid and I love the richness of your colours.
Have a great weekend, Julie x

Patty O'Malley said...

Oh, I love this, Astrid! Just beautiful!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - so beautiful and I love the use of the fabric.

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous piece of art Astrid. Especially love the Blazing Poppies stamp and the mellow colours you've used. Thanks for sharing your techniques too; I'm inspired to try some of them.

Maryann Laursen said...

It is soooo sooo beautiful as always Astrid. You´ve done a fabulous job on this one here again, and I LOVE the colors you´ve used on it too. Sooo perfecta and beautiful as always hun.
Have a wonderful week-end everyone.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is absolutely stunning :)X

Annie said...

a fabulous background Astrid and the tag section looks amazing with those lovely rich colours.....stunning 3D florals.

TFS and hugs
Annie x

A Pink said...

Gorgeous! Astrid . Love the mix of those fab colours on both the background and tag. A page full of technique and inspiration . x

Dots Dabbles said...

This is so beautiful Astrid. I really like the darker colours, it creates a rich backdrop for the flowers. Love the colours. Love the layers. Love the arty play of this :)
Dot x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the rich colors on the tag and the beautiful page.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, gorgeous Astrid! I love your trail of flowers, and the butterfly colouring is just stunning! happy weekend! hugs :)

rachel said...

Lots of beautiful yumminess astrid... i am loving the colours and combination of goodies you used. Hugs rachel x

Dorthe said...

Saturday hello to you, Astrid, and thank you for another how to, beauty.
The background fabric stenciled, is gorgeous, and love the added cheesecloth .
The butterflys are so beautiful, too.
Dorthe, Xo

Carol said...

GORGEOUS as always - have a lovely weekend x

mamablitger said...

Astrid your work today is awesome. Fantastic colors and lovely variety of embellishment items. You always create such gorgeous things. I love your style.
Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Hugs from Monica.... Spain

Jackie P Neal said...

Just gorgeous Astrid! I love how you bring so many mediums and materials to the table! I never thought to use the material as you have~it came out so yummy!!i kinda like the dark colors!
hugs,Jackie xx

Candy C said...

Astrid, this art journal page is beautiful! I love your tag and the layers of beautiful texture and color. Very cool that you began with fabric. The stenciled flourishes are amazing against the darker background of color. LOVE the IndigoBlu poppies and how you layered them. I always love your art. This page really is wonderful!

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE the fabric tag, awesome! It looks great on the page too!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Astrid! So artistic and creative! Love the vibrant colors and all the texture!

Redanne said...

Beautiful colours, wonderful layering and textures Astrid! I love that IB stamp and you have used it so beautifully... Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

Stunning page, the colours fabulous. Love the extra dimension of the flowers and butterfly.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Stunning page, the colours fabulous. Love the extra dimension of the flowers and butterfly.
Avril xx

Lynn Price said...

Gorgeous page, Astrid! The colors are stunningly beautiful, as are those flowers - such depth!! Enlivens my wishes for Spring to actually arrive even more!! You've taken the wonderful IndigoBlu images to new heights - love this! xxx Lynn

Almo said...

This is a beautiful page Astrid, so love your layering and blend of colours. Mo x

butterfly said...

I really love the vivid colours of the tag - makes it sing beautifully against the layered stencilling of the page. Gorgeous.
Alison x

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