Thursday 1 February 2018

Timeless Love, -mixed media journal page for MMM #45

Hello friends and welcome to my second post today, this time for Mixed Media Monthly.
Our theme this month is a photo inspiration for this Valentine's month, so plenty of chance to show us your love filled projects!
I created a journal page in one of my oldest journals, filled with pages going right back to 2010 I think.
And here is our photo inspiration badge for this month:
Hope I did it justice..... Pink and red are not usually my colour of choice.....

Alright, on to my project, - I was unable to take any process photos as it has just been so dark and gloomy here in the far north, but I hope the detailed photos will give you some idea of what I did:
I started by adhering strips of various tapes, strips of old bookpages, art-stones and fabric to my spread, adhering them with heavy gel medium.
Next everything was covered in gesso and when that had dried colour was added with Victorian Velvet Distress Sprays. Here you can see how the strips of fabric when covered with gesso, almost start to look like plaster.
Background stamping, using a a couple of Wendy Vecchi stamps followed, done with Black Archival ink. The edges of the spread were darkened with a brown Gelato, to give it all more of a vintage look..
Time to embellish... - I took the Scribble Frame Leaves laser cut from My Gypsy Soul and a rusty heart, covered both with gelmedium and while still wet with Stampendous Ancient Silver EP and melted it all to give me the metal look I was after. I cut the frame apart and adhered it to the two sides of my spread.
The finishing touches were this lovely couple, one of Tim Holtz's paper dolls
I stood them on some strips of washi and added a bit of light shadow with a Stabilo All pencil to make them pop a bit more.
And finally some heart stenciling with a gelato, a few little flowers and a sentiment and that was pretty much it.
Thank you for your visit here today and please hop over to the Mixed Media Monthly challenge blog where you can see what my talented teamies have created and get all the details of the challenge this month.
Happy February and happy creating!


Jennie Atkinson said...

Wonderful journal pages Astrid. I love all the wonderful subtle textures and the gorgeous colours. I will have to try and find time to join in as it is ages since I opened my journal. Jennie x

My name is Erika. said...

I like how you used pink. The color doesn't overwhelm that gorgeous texture. It's a beautiful page Astrid. Hugs-Erika

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Astrid! I love all the pink, can't go wrong with pink! lol. The heart texture is so perfect for the theme, and the touches of metallic are wonderfully delicious! It's been pretty dark and gloomy here too, but as long as there's some snow to play in, I usually don't mind. lol. hugs :)

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous journal spread Astrid. The textures look fabulous and the soft colours are so romantic.
Yvonne xx

Words and Pictures said...

Scrumptious leap out of your colour zone into these vivid reds and pinks - they work just as well with your signature texture and vintage layers, to create a page spread of pure romance. Gorgeous!
Alison x

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous spread in your old book, Astrid , I`m a pink lover :-) so this is just me , the texture and silvery heart and leaves so beautiful, as is the add of fibers, and flowers .
Dorthe xoxo

Annie said...

fabulous journal pages Astrid x Lots of yummy textures and details.....Love it !!!

Best wishes
Annie x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Astrid! What beautiful colours and textures! Great inspiration - you have got me thinking! Hugs, Chrisxx

sarascloset said...

Oh, this is PRETTY, Astrid! You should do pink more often, because you do it so well! I love the authentic vintage look you have given these backgrounds, so rich and full of texture! One of my favorites from you, but I always say that, don't I! I love your style! Hugs!

Jackie PN said...

Oh Astrid!! This is just fabulous!! The textures have me swooning! I just love your arrangement,design and wow, the pinks really work it! I love!!
You never disappoint my friend!
Hugs,Jackie xo

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what beautiful pages! I love all the texture you created with papers, art-stones, fabric and gesso - amazing 😁. The vintage look you created is stunning and the washi tape designs caught my eye too, they look fabulous! I hope you've had a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

froebelsternchen said...

So textured - so beautiful - absolutely GORGEOUS!
I could 'study' your work for ages and admire every inch of it always.

Kate Yetter said...

SO Lovely Astrid! I love the pink and romantic! And the background texture is amazing. You certainly know how to make everything come together.

Redanne said...

Oh I love how you used tones of pink on your page Astrid... and then all that yummy texture is just fabulous. Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

Helen Wallace said...

Red and pink may not be your favorites, but you made them sing on this gorgeous vintage project. Love the background texture and I'm a huge fan of the Tim Holtz Dolls. Fantastic Art.

Drea Slee said...

Wow!! So romantic and gorgeous!! Love all of the texture!

Nicole Doiron said...

Loving all that texture!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Marjut said...

Lovely pages, beautiful texture.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh lah lah! Such glorious texture!

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful journal spread Astrid! wonderful textures with the pastes and embossing - you've made this look so vintage distress on your page edges!

Unknown said...

Beautiful journal pages! So much to see! Love it!

Katy said...

This is gorgeous! I love all of the textures! You did an amazing job with the colors. It's so pretty and romantic. :)

Inkysplatters said...

What a beautiful journal page. I'm always amazed by the fabulous projects you create. The textures on your journal page are lovely and you tied it all together with a beautiful range of color tones of red and pink. Thank you for sharing your project.

Courtney said...

Incredible texture on your design!! Gorgeous project. :)

Uroocreations said...

Wow!!! Astrid, what an amazing inspiration created by you!! I love the different shades of pink and red😘😘😘these textures and effects are just awesome, thank you so sooo much for sharing such a lovely inspiration !!

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