Tuesday, 13 February 2018

You are loved!

Hello everyone and happy Valentine's Day to you all! My post today is dedicated to you my lovely visitors and followers to wish you a day filled with love and happiness!
After all my posts with hand painted and drawn things, I wanted to create something using mostly inks and stamps once again, so I made these two tags to say thank you to you all, for following and visiting. At the time of writing this, more than two and a half thousand of you are following me and every day  I am surprised and humbled that you have decided to follow me on my art and craft journey here, so THANK YOU and know that you are truly loved and appreciated!!
The background to these tags was created using gelli prints with Paperartsy Fresco paints and various stencils, and a few background stamps.
I then added some Oxide and normal Distress Inks, further stenciling and embellished with some flowers, little diecuts, some strips of washi and old bookpaper and a little Tim Holtz paperdoll.
The little girl symbolizes for me the joy of life and creating.
The second tag was done in a similar way, just with a different layout. This little group represents for me all my wonderful blogfriends that I have had the joy to connect with over the years.
Like on the previous tag I used strips of washi, book paper and a few flowers etc to embellish.
The back of the tags is finished with some pretty design paper from the Prima Love Clippings collection.
Now I thought if some of you would be interested to receive one of these tags in the post, just let me know in a comment below and I will send it to you. If there are more of you I will simply pull a name out of the proverbial hat.
So once again, thank you so much for being here and following my creative journey, I appreciate you all more than I can say!!!
xxxxx

31 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Dorthe said...

Oh Astrid ,
I will always want to own a tag from you,- and these are both so beautiful. I love the douche tones you used, the stenciling and flowers,- and whom don`t love T.H. paper dolls !!! Thank you for your words to your followers, being one of them, I can say, that your blog, always was and is one of my favorites , and your inspiration to us, is a lovely gift. Thank you Astrid, what did we do before the Internet, -we sat allone in our rooms creating, and were happy if maybe a few friends, took interest ..... now we have the whole world, to chat with - isen`t it fantastic !! Hugs from me.

Valerie-Jael said...

Both tags are gorgeous, love how you did the backgrounds and I love the idea of decorating the reverse, too. Hugs, Valerie

Glennis said...

As always your projects are just amazing! I would be so happy to be a winner, thank you so much

Let's Art Journal said...

What beautiful words and wonderful tags! I love how you use inks and stamps in that amazing vintage style of yours and the collage on the back is so pretty too 😁. I'd be happy to enter the draw for one of your tags and it's always a pleasure visiting you and seeing your art 😀. Thank you and wishing you a day full of love and happiness too! J 😊

alveen said...

Beautiful, as always. Of course i would love to have one of these to hold and admire in reality. You are an inspiration, thank you.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

They are amazing - wonderful tags and even the backside is decorated - wow!
Happy Valentine's Day to you dear Astrid!
Love
Susi

Anita Houston said...

Oh my word these are beautiful! LOVE the ladies, and all the hearts...gorgeous!

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, I just love all of your posts. I'm amazed with your drawing and planners and of course adore your mixed media projects too. These tags are exquisite and so inspiring! Hugs, Autumn

Ed said...

How wonderful your tags are Astrid, and how wonderful to own one, these two are really beautiful - I love your work and never tire of looking at all your beautiful creations. Thank you for the chance to win one, love Edna x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tags Astrid and this was a super post to read. The details and sentiments are lovely.
Thank you for the chance to win one of these tags.
Yvonne xx

Bev. Wilson said...

These tags are delightful, Astrid!

As always I love to see your work.

Thanks again, for sharing.

b.w. :)

Helen Wallace said...

What a generous gesture Astrid. You've created two beautiful tags in your own inimitable style. Love those Paper Dolls, and the beautiful backgrounds.

Kate said...

Vintage and romantic, Astrid. The soft background and those paper dolls are lovely.
Kate

Tracy MacIntosh said...

I have always admired and been inspired by your work. The dancing girl is lovely and I would be thrilled to have her in my "studio."

christiane said...

Astrid
Your tags are both beautiful and sweety !
Thank you and have a happy day !
Regards from France
Christiane

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy Valentines Day Astrid, a beautiful start to the day as you bless us with not one but two beautifully created tags. Your muted backgrounds create such atmosphere and help tell their story.
I love how the ballerina girl appears to be dancing to the bird song, no wonder she has such a wide smile on her face expressing her love for dance inspired by the birds merry tunes.
Your homage to your blogger friends tag is filled with much love, I am always enlightened when I come to visit and I believe it is us that should be Thanking you for sharing your creativity with us all in blogland. What a lovely treat to be given the opportunity to receive a little piece of your creative work.
Thank you for your encouragement & Friendship.
Warmest of wishes Tracey xx

Dawn said...

I love the choice of colours in these tags. They are both very beautifulxx

Redanne said...

What a beautiful way to share Valentine's Day with your friends and followers Astrid, your inky, painty tags are just gorgeous! The backgrounds are beautiful and, as always, I love your layering. Both tags are exquisite. Happy Valentine's Day my friend - I feel so lucky to have some of your wonderful hand made creations already... Big hugs, Anne xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- gorgeous tags. Happy valentine's Day Astrid. Hugs-Erika

Sara Barker said...

My, oh, my! You can feel the love, not only from your words but in the way you have created these beautiful tags! It's really funny, because I was just thinking to myself how generous you were to make and post these tags to let us all know you are thinking of us on Valentine's Day. But selfishly, I was thinking how GRAND it would be to hold these in my hands and stroke the textures, and try to look into the depth of your painty layers. And then you showed the back, and I was 'YES! Let me study that collage!'. And then you dropped the bomb of offering this to a lucky recipient. PLEASE put my name in the hat! I would be honored! Happy Valentine's Day to YOU, dear Astrid! Sending warm hugs--the daffodils are blooming!

Candy C said...

Astrid, these vintage Valentines are beyond stunning! This is a wonderful post as you shared closeups of your work. I adore the backgrounds. The colors are beautifully muted. And your vintage people and collating is just stunning. What a thrill it would be to receive these. They need to be framed!! Thank you for sharing them and for generously offering them to a lucky someone. Fingers crossed!!

Jann said...

Beautiful-I always love seeing your gorgeous artwork, Astrid!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hello, Dear Astrid! Happy Valentine's Day! I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for the lovely, encouraging comment you left on my Frilly and Funkie Dare to Resist Project today. I don't think of myself as a mixed media artist, so to receive such kind words from one such as yourself truly warmed my heart. Hugs and thanks! kathy

pearshapedcrafting said...

These tags are both so beautiful Astrid - great idea to decorate the back too! If it's not too late please put me in the hat! Hugs,Chrisx

Rachel Jolley said...

I must admit that I would love one of your creations, as I think we all would! They are wonderful and I love the little stories that you wrote about each one, so beautifully penned and felt. Tfs

Annie said...

Belated Happy Valentines Day to you too Astrid x Your tags are simply stunning and your words of love to your blog friends are so beautiful. You are such an inspiration and I am thrilled to have you as a friend and to share amazing creative days with you xx
Huge hugs
Annie xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fabulous tags, Astrid! You've made me want to pull out my Tim Holtz stash and create something! I would love to have something you made and would most definitely treasure it!

Ineke Original said...

Dat zou toch helemaal geweldig zijn?!

Dolly B said...

Beautiful tags, I am really drawn to this style of work
Mary

Mrs.B said...

Both tags are gorgeous and I love the idea of decorating the back with DP, much better than coordinating card - like me.
Avril xx

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