Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Inspired by the Autumn Season

Hello friends, welcome. Today I have a card to share which I made just for fun and also to play in a couple of challenges.
A few days ago I spent some time creating some flowers and also some leaves. I used Tim Holtz's Funky Florals dies, his Foliage dies and also some leaf stamps that came as freebies with a magazine.

Recently I was very much inspired by a project from the wonderful Jenny Marples, you can see it here . She made it as her DT piece for the Frilly and Funkie challenge which is Back to Nature, and as I wanted to play in the challenge I let myself have a play, like I said taking my inspiration from her, as well as from nature itself.

I started by creating a background panel, using some design paper (Blue Fern Studios), added some colour with Distress Paints and Gesso, some texture using Grunge Paste from Paper Artsy and a bit of Distress ink and a bit of background stamping..I also did some messy stitching as you can see.
Next I added some strips of card, coloured with Oxide Inks and embossed with Tim's 3D wood grain folder.
I then gathered some embellishments, - some of the flowers and leaves I had made plus some little pinecones and a metal embellishment.
For the leaves I made an alcohol ink background, used the leaves stamps and alcohol lift ink and then stamped those stamps on some card. I then added more alcohol inks and when the panel had dried, die cut the leaves.
The Funkie Florals flowers and branches were cut from white card,, inked a bit and then I added some Distress glitter and a little Diamond Stickles.
Now all I had to do was put it all together using some white glue and a hot glue gun. A Tim word band finished it all off.

I adhered the panel to a Kraft Card card blank and that was pretty much it.

I am going to add this card to the Frilly and Funkie challenge Back to Nature

Well that's it for today, and like always, thank you for your visit and happy crafting and creating!


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful piece Astrid, love the neutral colours, textures, and the use of the natural materials. Hugs, Valerie

Annie said...

Totally stunning dear friend x I love the amazing details and layout xx
Hope to catch up soon
Annie xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW...I am in lala land. This is awesome and thank you so much for sharing your process. Love the background panel and your flowers are stunning. Hard to believe but "Fall" is very much around the corner.

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful Autumn card Astrid. I thought that you used real wood on this card, it looks very authentic. Beautiful made leaves and the pinecones complete the card. I love it.
Greetings Miranda

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid, lovely card. Great details as ever. Thanks for the visit to mine, been over to Louise and loving her blog. Thanks for pointing me in her direction. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Redanne said...

Astrid, your card is stunning, I love the 'wood' in the background and the wonderful bouquet you created. Really beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful card Astrid, the details look lovely and the wood panels look so realistic.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is such a lovely tag Astrid! I love the colours Jenny's layers are always so lovely! Chrisx

brenda said...

I have read and re-read your process Astrid as I am so very taken with this piece, the bark and leaves look so realistic and could be the real thing had you not told us. Beautiful!

B x

Helen Wallace said...

A gorgeous ode to Autumn which for you, is not that far away. I love the flowers and leaves you created yourself and the wood grain panels look real!. A standout piece. So beautiful.

Maryann Laursen said...

As always from you hun, this is just amazing and soooooo beautiful. And even it´s kept pretty simple, it still looks like a million, and anyone would be thrilled to recieve a gift like this, that´s for sure. Your work is always sooo fabulous.

My name is Erika. said...

That little corsage of flowers and leaves is truly gorgeous Astrid. You really combined them to make a beautiful fall card. I like those log pieces from TH. They work so well. Hope its a great day so far. Hugs-Erika

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning that's a fabulous design wonderful Love and hugs Carole x

ann barnes said...

Astrid, I visited yesterday and counldn't seem to get my comment to go through, but I had to come back and share with you just how much I adore this piece! I am a true believer of inspired art being incredible art and this gorgeous piece is a perfect example of this. From the torn pieces of that (thought it was real) tree bark to your lovely flower arrangement, its really a treat. The background in itself is such a great touch, so interesting yet not detracting from the focal. This is such special piece of beauty.

Roxanne said...

This is just beautiful! Lovely project and the leaves and wood planks are done so well. I've yet to try that alcohol ink lift, but will now when I see the wonderful effects. Tell me , what embossing folder did you use for the wood planks? I know many are disappointed that the planks cut plain with no detail and an embossing folder is needed. Yours seems to be exact on the wood planks. Which one fits this good?

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic card, Astrid! I love how you created the pretty floral items.

Diana Taylor said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card - I love the autumn colours, I'm definitely in the mood to leave summer behind, and seeing this has made me want to reach for the browns and rusts in my paint box! Lovely, lovely work.
Diana x

Dorthe said...

A gorgeous card, dear Astrid, the wooden background, so amazing, did you fussy cut them ? , and the lovely ,lovely flowers , and leaves with sweet details.
Yes gorgeous it it !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Paper Wishes said...

This is a very wintery card with all that beautiful grey glistening foliage Just beautiful colour palette and full of so many lovely textured details. Thanks for sharing all those details x

Kate Yetter said...

Astrid, what a beautiful card for the nature challenge. I love those beautiful flowers and leaves against the wood and embossing texture. Stunning!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh so stunning, and your leaves look so real! Gorgeous Autumn card Astrid!

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful neutral piece - so beautiful! Your work is always touching eyes and heart! Wonderful!

Let's Art Journal said...

Your autumn inspired card is fabulous! I'm looking forward to Autumn this year too and you captured it perfectly, I love the wood panels and beautiful leaves that you created 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a lovely day! J 😊 x

Jackie PNeal said...

Astrid, this is so pretty! I am happy that you chose to have a play and ended up making this lovely piece!
I so love your backgrounds, they always remind me of vintage wallpapers!
Beautiful and best wishes on a win!
Jackie xo

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