Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Get texty - a journal page for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello everyone, welcome and Happy June!! The first of the month means a new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly and this month I am sharing a journal page with you.
But before I show you how I put this together, let me tell you what our awesome theme is this month:
It's our second anniversary this month and like last year, you can choose any theme from the past year, so plenty of choice to get creative!
I chose our theme from #15 get texty, and here is the badge for that theme:
Like always we have a sponsor and this month it is no other than The Funkie Junkie!! Our winner will win a fabulous $25 gift voucher, how lucky is that? And what's more, there will be other random prizes during the month, all generously donated by The Funkie Junkie Boutique,
 so make sure to keep checking back regularly!!
Anyway, on to my project.
I created a quick background by mixing some brusho powders with gel medium and brushing them all over my background. I then added some messy stamping and stencilling with water, which left white marks here and there as the stamps were a little too wet.
I wasn't too fond of the effect so toned it all down with some light coloured acrylic paint
As I had chosen "Get Texty" as my theme, I adhered some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap and various tissue and washi tapes that contained text and adhered them down with Tim Holtz Vintage Collage Medium to blend them into the background.
I created a little pocket envelope and other vintage looking paper embellishment using some scraps of designer paper and a variety of stamps.
I positioned them onto my pages and added a little vintage image as a focal point. Some strips of old book paper, a bit of stencilling, a sentiment created with letter stickers and a pen nib finished it all off.
Below are some detailed photos still:



Lots of different texty elements as I hope you can see...
Well that's it, I had great fun putting this vintage double page together, hope you liked it and of course we all hope you will play along with our challenge, with so many different themes to choose from, there should be something for everyone.

Thanks so much for dropping by here, like always you can get all the details of our challenge over on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. Hope to see you there and have a great month!!

49 comments:

  1. another gorgeous project astrid x love the details, like the little envelope you have created x

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  2. Wonderful page, love all the details. Valerie

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  3. It's another stunning and inspirational creation Astrid and the little envelope is a super idea.

    B x

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  4. Fantastic ideas and inspiration yet again Astrid.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Fabulous double page Astrid I too love the envelope and the little tags you have made to embellish the beautiful background. Mo x

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  6. This is beautiful, Astrid. I love all of the details. It is packed full of treasures.

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  7. everything is beautiful, love all the little tags and inspirational pages

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the envelopes and tags used so beautifully on the pages. Thanks for the reminder on the badge. :)

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  9. What a beautiful journal spread Astrid! It almost felt like a shame to cover that wonderful background but your vintage pockets and tickets, and the addition of the script elements work perfectly on it - of course! xx

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  10. What an amazing page Astrid! So many wonderful elements and I love the little pocket envelope you added!! Great theme choice, love how you incorporated it! hugs :)

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  11. What beautiful text theme pages Astrid! love all the little envies and tags! Julia xx

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  12. Just stunning Astrid - the wonderful colours in the background set off those gorgeous text papers and the little envelopes and embellishments. Fabulous (as always!). Sorry not to have visited lately - back to some normality for a few weeks!! Jennie x

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  13. amazing pages Astrid - great colours and so much detail. Brilliant. hugs rachel x

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  14. This is fantastic, Astrid! I am in awe of how everything blends so well together.

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  15. Inspirational creating Astrid - love the colours and the vintage images. Especially like the little pockets and tags to draw the eye.

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  16. This is beautiful! Love the colors!!

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  17. Gorgeous mixed media layers Astrid, the colours, text and fabulous elements have come together beautifully xxx

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  18. Your journal pages are simply incredible, love them. Wow wow wow !
    Julie x

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  19. Oh, how exciting to get some extra time to go blog surfing today, and since your's is delivered to my e-mail, I get to see this incredible journal spread! I love vintage, and no one does it like you! Love seeing how the background evolved and your end result is just wonderful! Love the tiny envelope and tags and that vintage girl is the cherry on the top! Hugs!

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  20. I love the way you toned down the colors, to look so soft and beautiful a background for the tissue wrap, and your wonderful tags and envelope. They are beautiful stamped and added with the sweet blue girl.Such a gorgeous spread, Astrid . OX

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  21. What a beautiful Brusho background and just love all the little tags and pockets, wonderful, wonderful pages Astrid! Ruth xx

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  22. Wonderful vintage pages, great effect with the brighter background. love the little tags and pockets.
    Avril x

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  23. Lovely pages Astrid, they look so tactile. I love the tags and the torn pieces of text paper. Gorgeous colours. Tracy x

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  24. Fabulous Astrid! Love your fabulous background and the pockets and tags add so many wonderful things to see and explore! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

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  25. Love the warm glow of this, and the layered tags and interactive envelope make me very happy. A really gorgeous page spread.
    Alison x

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  26. Wow, so much to see! This is really wonderful!

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  27. Fabulous ! Astrid as always. A really lovely mix of colour, elements and text. hugs x

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  28. Gorgoeus pages - love the envelope and all the ephemera xxx

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  29. It's so cool and lovely!!!

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  30. In my world - when I think of "Astrid" - I think of the 'Queen of Vintage'!!! Just do. And this is another perfect example of why - you do it to a "t" (or maybe it should be a "V") every time, dear Astrid. This is just FABULOUS. Each item is placed perfectly - how in the world you do it is beyond me. The colors, the text pieces, the cards, the embellies - just PERFECTLY ARRANGED to make another truly LOVELY vintage layout that is total EYE CANDY. Xj.

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  31. You never cease to amaze me with your projects! Simply amazing!

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  32. Super project, love the texty elements.

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  33. Really lovely Astrid, a beautiful background and so much to see xx

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  34. Beautiful pages! I love the background and all the different elements come together so well, Jane (Isle of Crafty Creations) :) X

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  35. I am IN LOVE with this journal layout Astrid, it is gorgeous! thanks for the inspiration xo

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  36. I love adding text to all my pieces, love your journal spread.

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  37. This is a great spread, it caught my eye immediately. Thanks for making it achievable for us all, the tutorial is very appreciated.

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  38. I love the background, and colors!
    A wonderful spread :)
    Hugs, Maya

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  39. I love these pages !! Astrid, his art is fabulous !! journal.
    Thank you very much for the inspiration and a hug !! :)

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  40. Love this vintage feel art journal page - the warm colours and the texture and dimension from the envelope and empherema. It's gorgeous!

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  41. I am new to Mixed Media and I am so excited I've found your blog - so many goodies here. I am loving this Get Texty journal spread you've created - gorgeous layers of text, paper and colors!!

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  42. Just love all the different layers and vintage colours. Lots to see, love it.

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  43. What a fabulous spread - I love the vintage feel that you achieve soo well! Chrisx

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  44. love the background and colors, beautiful layout Astrid !!

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