Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dream Joy and happy valentines

Hello friends, thanks for dropping in her!
Just a quick post to wish you  a Happy Valentines. Hope you will spend today surrounded by loved ones!
With this journal spread, I decided to embrace my softer side and used light, Springlike colours, rather than my usual grungy textural stuff.

I did a massive craft-room clear out recently, and re-found so many products that had not seen the light of day for ages, so I used some of those on this spread.
The background was created with Gelatos over a gessoed page. I blended with my fingers and then used stencils with a baby wipe to lift colour and add some in again.
I have a huge collection of vintage images, so decided to utilize some of those on this page too.

Some background stamping, using some recently purchased Paper Artsy stamps
An image fussy cut from one of my own design papers, (I'll share it below, even though I'm fairly sure I shared it once before)
And finally some stencilled words to act as the main focal point.

Well, that's it, thanks for your visit and below your freebie as a little Valentines gift to you...


froebelsternchen Susi said...

What an amazingly BEAUTIFUL spread dear Astrid ! Just GORGEOUS!
Thanks for the freebie!
Happy Valentine's Day to you

chrissie said...

A wonderful spread Astrid with so many beautiful things to admire. It is good to find things you had forgotten about and use them again

Love Chrissie xx

Joi at RR said...

SPLENDID VINTAGE ARTSY LOVE LETTER in GORGEOUS COLORS. Happy Valentine's Day to you too Astrid. Xj.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful pages Astrid, hugs, Valerie

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous journal pages Astrid, love the softer colours and the lovely vintage images.
Yvonne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Delightful pages and gorgeous colour tones. Hope you had a happy valentines xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

I hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day too with loved ones around you.
Such a gorgeous spread here today in just happy colors and images. Very very beautiful as usual hun, and thanks soooo very much for the gorgeous freebie here too, I just love it.

Annie said...

Beautiful details on your journal pages Astrid x always great to find new things when you have had a clear out of the stash x sending huge hugs
Annie x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning page Astrid with so much lovely detail. The colours are a touch unusual for you, but you used them beautifully! Love the textures and stamping .. absolutely gorgeous!! Enjoy the rest of your week! hugs xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful page I feel the romance on it!!

Helen Wallace said...

Fresh and pretty and with a deft touch with the gelatos. Something I've yet to master. Love the darling vintage image and the gift. How generous. Thank you

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous pages, I love the vintage images and thank you for the beautiful digital page :) Happy belated Valentines Day xx

Mrs.B said...

A lovely journal page Astrid, love the softer springlike colours, especially with the images you used. Thanks for sharing your page.
Avril xx

Team Clark said...

Hi Astrid, you are so generous to share you gorgeous digital papers with us! This journal spread is such a breath of fresh air to me on this rainy winters day. What a gorgeous layout and colored so beautifully. Happy belated Valentine's, Autumn

Hazel Agnew said...

this is so beautiful Astrid. I keep hearing gelato mentioned and need to dust mine off.
great dreamy colours and images! x

Redanne said...

The softer colour tones really look beautiful on your page Astrid and the vintage image is lovely. The whole piece makes me wish Spring was just around the corner! Thank you for sharing your beautiful paper with us too! Hugs, Anne xx

Sandy said...

Your spread is really gorgeous Astrid - mine seem to come out too dark. Your vintage images seem to go with your romantic style perfectly. Isn't that like your trade mark!!
Thank you for the paper - I love it!
sandy xx

Sara Barker said...

Astrid, I do love this soft side and it reminds me of warmer and brighter days ahead! A lovely colored and blended background look fabulous with the stamping in red, a color combination that is quite effective! Thank you for sharing your lovely designs with us--one of these days I'm going to surprise you and snatch one up and make something with it! Lovely set of pages! I'm so inspired to get my gelatos out and give them a run around a page!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What an absolutely beautiful spread! Love how you blended those colours! Your clear out certainly turned up some goodies! Thanks for the freebie! Hugs, Chrisx

butterfly said...

I hope you were also surrounded with love and affection on V-day. I love your springtime pages - definitely uplifting in the colours and the lightness of touch with the textures and stamping. A clear out sounds like a good idea - especially when it reveals long-lost goodies to play with!
Alison x

Chris said...

A gorgeous layout for Valentine's Day Astrid, I hope your day was lovely! Chris x

Shirley Chillman said...

Really pretty Astrid, so very soft and delicate looking. What a treasure trove you find when having a craft clear out. I need to have one.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Anita Houston said...

What romantic and beautiful pages...and so dreamy soft!

Jackie P Neal said...

Astrid what a gorgeous spread! Your pages always speak to me with their grungy and shabby-ness and beauty all in one!
Happy LOVE month!
love &hugs,Jackie

M@miogée said...

C'est magnifique !!! Bravo !

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