Monday, 4 September 2017

Final Shimmerz project

Hello lovely visitors,
I thought that today I would have a vintage collage project going live over on the Shimmerz blog. 
However as I also wanted to announce that I have decided to resign from their team, as life has taken me in a different direction, it now appears that they have removed me from their blog, as some of you told me, the link did not work anymore... too bad, I'll just post the full project here :o)
I had great fun creating this vintage collage. I used a bit of old Indigoblu scrapbook papers, sanded it down, added some texture with the help of a stencil and Grungepaste and then used various Shimmerz sprays to age and alter it. The postcard was cut from another bit of paper as was the air balloon and a little sentiment finished it all off. Below are a few close up photos:

Thanks for dropping in and I hope that so far you are having a good month! I'll give you an update on my trip to China very soon. Meanwhile, waving hi from Australia, and in the days and weeks to come I will post some of my other Shimmerz projects here :o)


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely project, enjoy your time in Australia! Hugs, Valerie

Sandra C. said...

Astrid, I tried the link to blog and it says, "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist." Your project is lovely.

Brenda Brown said...

This looks lovely my friend, looking forward to hearing and seeing more about your trip to China and have a fabulous time down under. Huge hugs xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

The preview here looks fabulous as always Astrid, but I couldn´t get to it on the Shimmerz blog either and got the same message, that it couldn´t be found, and it´s not to be found there at all, when I search their blog, so guess something went wrong in the upload there. But like I said, the preview here looks gorgeous, and I´m sure it all are.
Looking forward to hear more from your trip to China, and please just enjoy your time in Australia with your grandkids. Have a wonderful time ahead sweet lady.

Let's Art Journal said...

Your piece looks lovely and I love the journey theme with all the travelling you've been doing of late! Hope you have had fun in China, I can't wait to here all about it 😁. Wishing you a lovely time in Australia with your family and a Happy September! J 😊
p.s. sorry I'm late visiting you, we have family staying with us so I've found I haven't had much spare time. Made time last night when everyone was in bed to post my latest page 😉. We are having such a lovely time though, I hope you are too! J x

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful artwork. Love the hot air balloon and the stencil. Very pretty color choices as well.

Annie said...

what a stunning make Astrid xx Wonderful details in a fabulous vintage style xx Waving right back to you here from a very wet Scotland :-( Hope its much warmer with you and I look forward to a craft day when you get back

Huge hugs
Annie xx

Dorthe said...

Amazing background, created with all the patches of papers ,you used . I totally love the tones you used, and that stencil is so very beautiful.
I can read I have misunderstood, you being home already, I now see you are only halfway :-) Enjoy your family, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

maria's knutselplezier said...

What an amazing vintage card , I love the very beautiful details on it, you really are the queen of vintage, so much beauty!!

Have fun!!

Redanne said...

Oh wow Astrid, I just love the collage and the beautiful vintage look you always manage to create, it is stunning!

Really looking forward to hearing more about your trip to China and I hope you are enjoying your time in Australia!! Hugs, Anne xxx

Lidia R. said...

Gorgeous creation as always :) to much to see! Thanks for sharing

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning Astrid! Such a beautiful design and vintage feel. Enjoy the rest of your wonderful holiday xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid, your collage is gorgeous as all of your art is. I always enjoy seeing your designs, step by step explanations and beautiful photographs. I hope it's just an oversight that your design was removed from Shimmeriz blog and not because you resigned. You've created a lot of beautiful art to promote their products and they've been lucky to have you on their team for so long. Enjoy the next phase of your creativity. I hope all is well with you in your travels. Cheers, Shirleyxx

Jackie P Neal said...

beautiful artwork as always Astrid!
Oh do have fun and enjoy your time away- looking forward to all you will have to share on your return!
hugs,Jackie xx

roth phallyka said...

I love the very beautiful details on it, you really are the queen of vintage, so much beauty!!


Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is stunning Astrid! You always rock the vintage look and the textures and colour mix are just amazing!! So, so beautiful!! Absolutely awesome collage!! hugs xx

butterfly said...

Hmm... talk about cutting off one's nose - how foolish of them to deprive their blog of this gorgeous project - it's an absolute beauty. I love the vintage sepia glow, and brilliant use of all the ephemera to add depth and detail, and that textured flourish is stunning at the heart of it all.
Alison x

Anneke said...

You're so good with vintage looks. Love the way you put
things together! You are so creative! Just keep going with
your own plan!

piseth san said...

you really are the queen of vintage, so much beauty!!


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