Monday, 30 January 2017

Begin journaling once more

Hello friends, hope you are all well. I have been a terrible blogger, apart from DT commitments I have hardly done anything and barely done any visiting. My apologies for that specially!
Anyway, I finally have a journal spread to share, trying to carve out a few moments just to create...
I have never had the good fortune to attend one of Seth Apter's workshops, but did manage to watch some of his periscope recordings from Creativation, and this was inspired by those.
The background was done with a mix of acrylic paints and sprays.
Strips of paper, old book pages and background stamping came next.
The focal point, one of Seth's older stamp sets that has a matching die to go with it

Some doodling and stencilling and some words from a Prima/Finnabair stamp set.
And here the facing page, using the same techniques but this time another Finnabair stamp.

Well, that's it for now. I will be back later in the week with some design team pieces, and there will soon be a few more planner freebies coming your way too :o)

Meanwhile, stay warm, cosy and I hope you will find some creative time. My day-job is pretty crazy at the moment but I hope I'll have more time to blog soon!



Rita said...

Hi Astrid, I love your journal. Looks fabulous with so many textures and different things to see. I too am trying a lot harder to get my blog more up to date. See you Soon. Hugs Rita xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I am totally in love with this spread Astrid! Awesome!

Lynn Price said...

Brilliant journal pages, Astrid! I'll have to see if I can find Seth's videos - for a short show, there certainly were a lot of things to watch! Hope your day job settles down soon so you can get back to your wonderful art, for you! And look forward, as always, to the DT work of course! xxx Lynn

Paper Profusion said...

Don't panic Astid, I think everyone finds it difficult in January to return to blogging. I certainly do. Your pages look fab - love the hues!! Nicola x

Inkypinkycraft said...

a great page and I am with you on trying to find time to create xx

Christiane said...

Amazing !!!!!

Thanks a lot for explaining us the way to do it

I will try such beautiful L.O...hugs from France Astrid

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

chrissie said...

Such amazing ideas that make the pages special..I am always pleased to see you when you have time to blog Astrid

Love Chrissie xx

Lys Scrap said...

A beautiful composition for this journal spread. Great inspiration!

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic journal spread Astrid super techniques and colours.
Yvonne xx

Helen Wallace said...

A truly inspiring piece Astrid. Like you, many of us have had a blog free January. Here in Oz watching Cricket and Tennis and trying to keep cool.

Redanne said...

I don't think it is ever easy in January Astrid and with work being busy it must be difficult for you. Your page is beautiful, I can see Seth's influence - wonderful textures and design. I hope you get a little more time to be creative in the coming weeks. Hugs, Anne xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a wonderful creation here once again, ans we can clearly see Steh´s influence in it too, it looks really great Astrid.
Don´t panic over all you don´t get done, I´m pretty sure, we´re many, who´s the exact same, and for some reason life just turns out that way some times, and other times we seems to be unbeatable and get everything done, no matter how much else we have on our plate. I know for sure, that I haven´t got much done at all for the last 6 months, and I don´t even have a dayjob anymore, so don´t feel bad hun, we all understand, more than you think, I´m sure.
Have a wonderful week ahead and have fun for YOU, and not to pleaser any of us, that´s the most important.

Annie said...

beautiful coloured pagesAstrid and I love the details/papers/stamps......enough to lift ones mood on a drench day here in Scotland. I am finding it hard to blog too and think everyone is the same at this time of year. Deep breaths..... and we will be catching up soon for a day together...cant wait xx

Huge hugs
Annie xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Happy to see you here Astrid!
sometimes life does get in the way,and takes up our time,but always good to know you are still creating!")
Very cool journal spread,love your heart-
sending love,Jackie

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous, and you journal so well. It's so nice to have YT videos, isn't it?!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful pages Astrid! So creative and artistic! Thanks for the inspiration!

craftytrog said...

I love this fabulous spread Astrid! xx

A Pink said...

Wonderful pages! Astrid x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous pages - can definitely spot the Seth influence! Gorgeous colours! Chrisx

butterfly said...

So glad you found some playtime for yourself, and the results are really lovely. The layers of paint and sprays give the pages such depth, and I love the pop of the deep red shapes.
Alison x

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