Sunday, 1 April 2018

Happy Easter for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello friends, Happy Easter, hope you will have a fanatastic day if you celebrate this festival and in any case happy April!
I have created a super large (# 12) tag for the challenge and to wish you all a happy Easter! Our challenge theme this month is a colour challenge, and here is the graphic:
As you can see it is a complementary colour challenge and I decided to go with yellow and purple.
The initial background to my tag was a geli print. I then added further colours, some background stamping and I distressed the edges with a dark brown gelato.
The sentiment was computer generated, here you can also just see a little more of the original geli background. (I used a mix of Paperartsy and Decoart luid Acrylic paints, plus some stencils).
The focal thistle stamp is by Art Journey, I have had it on my wishlist forever and finally ordered it all the way from Holland. 
The rest of the tag was embellished with one of Tim Holtz's Botanical ephemera and some bits and pieces from the Prima Lavender collection.
Well, that's pretty much it, - I hope you will decide to play in our challenge and show us your colourful mixed media pieces and meanwhile check out what my teamies have made by clicking HERE, and remember if you decide to play do add our graphic to your post.
Happy creating and thanks for your visit
xxxxx

26 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

Simply AMAZING your beautiful tag! Gorgeous! Happy Easter Astrid!
oxo Susi

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful tag Astrid with the calming colours and images

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

The Gelli plate background is stunning, it is such a wonderful colour combo and that thistle has just stolen my heart, I love it!!! A beautiful tag Astrid! Hugs, Anne xx

Rita said...

What a wonderful tag Astrid. The colours are so beautiful too. Need to try my gelli plate again. Enjoy this Spring weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

Aimeslee W. said...

Beautiful tag, Astrid. And I love the color combo you chose xoxo

Clemencia R said...

Lovely work :) I always loved those two colors together:)

My name is Erika. said...

GORGEOUS tag Astrid. It just screams spring. :) Hope you are enjoying your trip and seeing those little grandchildren too. Happy Easter. Hugs-Erika

Dorthe said...

This is adorable, the perfect Easter greeting , Astrid.
Colors , motives , everything say Easter and Spring, and love your thistle stamp - Wishing you a Happy Easter with your family... I bet the kids had many eggs :-) Dorthe, xox

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful tag! The purple and yellow colour combination looks amazing and I love the thistle stamp and all the detail you created too 😁. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter! J 😊 x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful tag Astrid, the perfect complimentary colour palette for Easter and I love how you've layered that lovely thistle stamp and Tim's botanicals, they work perfectly together! Wonderful gelli background too, thanks so much for sharing it and happy Easter to you and yours, Deb xo

Kate said...

I love the colors! This is such a beautiful Easter tag!!
Kate

Maryann Laursen said...

You´ve just done it again here Astrid, and made such an amazing piece. Your tag here is absolut gorgeous, and I must admit, I´m also liking this stamp more and more, as I´ve seen it more times lately, and you made it look even better now. Stunning work as always. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Amazing use of the colour wheel, you've created perfection within your print Astrid. The stamp is as if it was made for your extra large tag. So pretty in design. Hope Easter was spent with all those special.
Creative wishes Tracey xx

Patty O'Malley said...

What a sweet tag!

Anita Houston said...

What a yummy tag with all the purple! LOVE the elements you added too...gorgeous!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love how you have made this thistle the centre of your Easter greeting Astrid! The colours here are wonderful! I hope that you had a very Happy Easter! Chrisx

Uroocreations said...

Hey sweetie!!

I love this tag so much. This is so gorgeous and full of lovely details.
Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely inspiration for this month challenge.

Hugs
Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla

Nikki Acton said...

So elegant and fabulous colour combination! xx

butterfly said...

How gorgeous - the springtime colours are just lovely, especially that hit of violet - love it!
Alison x

Courtney said...

I adore this tag! All the nature elements (butterflies and plant life)....love, love, love. Also loving the color combo...fits the project perfectly. Thanks for sharing the inspiration for this month!

Arty Beginnings said...

Just love your colour combo, it looks very vintage! Rachel x

Craftyfield said...

Such a pretty tag! The background is beautiful and I love the stamped images.

Mimi said...

This is beautiful and rustic-- I am glad you said the size of tag because I was picturing it as a 6" deal... Not huge! Fabulous!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful tag, I like this colorcombi.

vinita jain said...

I love your color selection, so pretty!

Sandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous - you are so good Astrid!
Sandy xx

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