Friday, 24 August 2018

Long Time No See

Hello friends, - I called this post "long time no see", and it has been a long time indeed, - nearly a month.... There are a number of reasons for this, - being away from home, having lost my mojo and finally my photo editing programme having been broken, but that is now fixed (long story), - so really there is no longer an excuse (apart from that mojo is still away on a break), but hey ho, I have been there before, - so here goes:
It's a journal spread in my handmade water colour journal, (more details about that HERE, if you are interested). I used watercolour, Distress products, - crayons, Doxides and inks an also washi tapes, an Alcohol Lift Ink embellishment, some stamping and a Paper Doll received in a mail art swap on Instagram from the the wonderful Rox (Red Dirt Crafter).
The sentiments are stamped using some of Lynne's Affirmations from That's Crafty.

Below some more details:

This beetle was stamped using the print after using Tim Holtz's Alcohol Lift ink. I had planned to use the actual lifted image, but the background was too dark, so I will keep that for an other occasion.

Well, that's it for today. Thank you for your visit and I will try to become a better blogger again and do some more visiting you all too.....

Have a creative time with hopefully some sunshine in it,


Valerie-Jael said...

Good to see you back again! Love the new journal page, so much beauty and texture. I'm sure your mojo will be back in force very soon, sometimes we just need a little break. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Beautiful work as always Astrid, I need to do some mixed media so am absorbing all you do to get me started.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Annie said...

Hi Astrid x Great to have you back and I am sure Mr Mojo will return soon xx Your post today is absolutely stunning with so many details to absorb x Love the colour combo and textured details. The deeper colours with lighter patches really add to the depth too x
Sending huge hugs
Annie xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sure can´t see much of a missing mojo in this amazing piece here, that´s for sure. Your work is as always just gorgeous, and I absolutely love the texture and the clorchoise too. Soooo gorgeous work as all you ever do. Great to see you back here again.

My name is Erika. said...

Hope you had a wonderful trip to France Astrid. And hope it wasn't too hot too many days because that can take the fun out a trip really quickly. Glad to have you back and hope you mojo comes back soon. It was nice hearing from you though. :) I love your journal spread. It has great texture and all those elements work together so well. happy almost weekend. Hugs-Erika

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid, great to see you. Lovely journal pages. Hope the trip was good, sure it was. I guess Mr Mojo was left behind but he'll make his way back soon. Steampunk Festival here in Lincoln this weekend so I'm off to take photos tomorrow. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Patty O'Malley said...

I think your journal pages are fantastic, Astrid!

Dorthe said...

Hello, Astrid, great to see you here, again- and thank you for your comment to me, -I hope your vacation was wonderful, if seeing your family I`m sure it was :-) - I love this spread , it holds everything wonderful, -your amazing textures, the colormix, the beautiful woman, and nature beauty .
So gorgeous !!! Hugs, Dorthe

Meggymay said...

Hope you had a good holiday, its good to see you back with this gorgeous journal spread.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely time in France 😁. I'm loving your new journal pages, the texture is beautiful! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend! We have had a grey day and now how blue skies and sunshine, so I hope you get some sunshine too! J 😊 x

froebelsternchen said...

Happy to see you back with this amazing spread dear Astrid! It's utterly beautiful made! Hope you had a wonderful journey !

Big hugs and happy weekend

Rita said...

Fabulous two pages Astrid. The colours look wonderful too. I trust you enjoyed your holiday too. Mr Mojo will not be far away I'm sure. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Kate Yetter said...

What a stunning journal layout, Astrid. It is so romantic and nostalgic. I love the texture and that paper doll.
So glad to see you back!

butterfly said...

So happy to see you back, and this romantic layout is a stunner. I love those soft turquoise tones, and the fabulous texture - and that insect plaque is somehow so magical. Happy to be able to comment again too!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

Glad you're back with another stunning layout. Hope all the uneasiness has ended!

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