Sunday, 1 January 2017

Mixed Media Monthly - Put a Stencil on it..

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY VISITORS!!
May 2017 bring you all that you wish for. 
It being the first of the month, means a new challenge starting over at Mixed Media Monthly
Our theme this month is "Put a Stencil on it", and our wonderful sponsor is......
Here is our monthly graphic which you need to include in your post if you decide to play in our challenge.
Ok, onto my project, - a while back I made a so called Transitions Journal, you can find the original post here. I have done several pages for it, and today's project is another spread for it.
Here are the stencils I received to play with, I also added another stencil from my stash, designed by Seth Apter for Stencil Girl
Below you can see my first step:
I started with a pre-cut piece of paper using the Eileen Hull minibook die, then added some crackle glaze through one of the Stencil Girl stencils and then highlighted the raised bits with Treasure Gold in the colour Pewter.
Here you can hopefully see the effect a bit better.
Next I used one of the other stencils, this time using a white Distress Crayon.
I turned the stencil so the diamond shapes fitted exactly in between the first layer and like that created a star.
I made it pop a bit more by adding a little center with a pearl pen and also some shadows to bring it out a little more against the background.
The finishing touches were all done with the help of the Seth Apter stencil that includes some cool words and grungy patterns. I stenciled the other elements with Distress Crayons from the Neutrals set.
Below a few close ups still:

Our guest designer this month is no other than Mary Beth Shaw, - if you want to check out her amazing projects and those from my talented teamies, please hop over to Mixed Media Monthly and if you love stencils and would like a chance to win some, do come and play along!!!
Before you go I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year. 
May your hopes, dreams and  passions, give you new enthusiasm, new confidence and new understanding in the coming year and may we all strive to guard, protect and keep the world from harm so that everyone can live their lives without the fear of violence, abuse and harm! That is my dream!
xxxxx

41 comments:

  1. Wonderful work as always. Have a great 2017, hugs, Valerie

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  2. And a Happy New Year to you as well Astrid and a great piece of artwork to kick start the year.

    Here's to a very crafty 2017 and my thanks for your friendship and inspiration.

    B x

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  3. Happy New Year Astrid - what a fantastic spread this is -
    I can see that you work with full passion on every single project and that you put your heart and knowledge in all!
    SO that spread tell that all!
    Thank you for all the inspiration always here!
    Have a healthy year filled with joy and creativity!
    ♥♥♥
    Off to look what's going on at the Mixed Media Monthly blog!

    Susi

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  4. Wonderful words Astrid, may they all come true! The Henry Moore quote is my favourite for this time of the year!

    Your journal page is wonderful, I love how you created the beautiful star, the texture is superb and the words are very inspirational. Happy New Year to you and thank you for your friendship and inspiration during 2016! Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Great words to live by, Astrid!

    Your journal page is beautiful, filled with depth and gorgeous textures! How clever your technique to make your star! I would have never seen that, nor would I have thought to use the crayons through a stencil! I've started off my new year truly inspired by your talent and skill! Thank you so much for your inspiration and encouraging words through out the past year! Hugs!

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  6. Happy New Years Day Astrid. A good post to read and I do hope that your dreams like many others for our world can be allowed to come true.
    Its a beautiful project as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Amazing project Astrid with inspiring ideas

    Happy and healthy 2017

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Happy Newyear dear, and all the best for 2017, to you and your family.
    Your play with the stencils, gives an amazing result, I love the clear star you created. A wonderful spread !!
    Dorthe, Xoxo

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the dimension and metallics and neutrals! What a wonderful vintage feel with the text, and great grunge, too!

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  10. Love this so much texture and depth ❤❤❤

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  11. Great use of stencil! The whole design is original and beautiful effect!
    Hugs,
    Marlei

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  12. Beautiful project, I really love the effect of the pewter.

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  13. Such a pleasure to visit your blog with the little drifts of "snow" cascading down the page. An exquisite small project, with the step by step an added bonus to unlock the secrets of you deft fingers and your imagination. A beautiful result and I thank you for sharing it. Happy New Year.

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  14. Gorgeous texture! Love the project and the challenge. Happy New Year!

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  15. WOW! I love your page. It's so hard for me not to use tons of colors on my work. Well done! Hugs, Susanne.

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  16. And a very Happy New Year to you too Astrid, and all the hopes is comming right back on you too hun. I hope this will be the best year ever for you and I sooo look forward to see, what you´ll have to share with us of wonderful creations this year again.
    Todays project are absolut stunning and such a wonderful piece of art. I love the texture in it and how you used the stencils to create new ideas too. So beautiful and perfect as usual sweet lady.

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  17. So beautiful, such fabulous texture!Hugs, Chrisx

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  18. Stunning piece of artwork Astrid love the stars and how you created all the texture and glimmer

    xx Hilda

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  19. Beautiful project and love how you have used the stencils
    catherine

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  20. what a gourgeous journal page! I always love seeing your work on MMM! thank you for sharing :)

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  21. A beautiful page Astrid, love how you've used the stencil to make the star.
    Avril xx

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  22. Fabulous Astrid, love the metallics and turning the diamond stencil to make your gorgeous star was quite inspired, love it! Deb xo

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  23. Such a fabulous piece! Love the stencil work!!

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  24. How clever your Harlequin star is - though to me it also has a look of a white poinsettia (always my favourite sort!). Beautiful pages and a great theme for the month... there's a page appearing on my table at the moment which will fit right in if I can work out where it needs to go next!
    Alison x

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  25. Fabulous page. Love the muted colour palette and your clever use of the stencils to make not only texture but the star shape.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  26. Beautiful artwork. That texture is yummy ;)

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  27. Beautiful piece of work, love the metallic hues! ☺

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  28. Beautifully done! I love the techniques you used! Happy New Year!

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  29. A very Happy 2017 to you Astrid , love the beautiful page and the techniques you used !!

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  30. just love all your muted colours awesome

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  31. This is so beautiful Astrid. I love the muted color palette.

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the colors and all the texture.

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  33. So beautiful...
    Love the techniques...

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  34. Love how you made the star with that stencil! Lovely!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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  35. The texture and patina on this piece is stunning Astrid. exactly my kind of art. the treasure gold looks stunning. Thank you so much for alerting me to the rules of the blog. I am a fairly new and enthusiastic crafter but often impatient when it comes to reading rules. I really appreciate you letting me know!

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