Friday, 15 February 2019

Sow a little kindness where ever you go

Hello friends and like always, thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope this last week has been a good one for you.

I have two projects to share with you this week. The first one is a Valentines make, a mixed media piece I created to wish all my online friends the most wonderful Valentines day.

I know I am a day late here on my blog, though perhaps not for friends across the pond. In anycase, I hope you had a day full of love! This is a  4 x 6 canvas panel.
And here are a few steps of how I created it:
1. Cover board in Gesso.
2. Adhere diecut (Tim Holtz Thinlets Organic die)
3. Add some stencilling.
4 Colour with a mix of acrylic paints (I used Distress paints as well as some Paperartsy and some Decoart Media paints).
5.Do some drybrushing to highlight some of the raised bits.
6. Add some embellishments: a digital download slightly distressed, a Tim Holtz paper doll and word band, and a Facetted heart also a Tim Holtz die, cut from metallic cardstock and coloured with alcohol inks.
Below a few close ups:
The second project is my calendar page for the past week. Seeing it was Valentines, I also added a heart to my page.
I layered various home made and downloaded ephemera, added some colour with Distress crayon and also a dried fern from my garden.

Well, that's it for now. I hope you will have a good and creative week ahead and thank you for dropping by today!


Brenda Brown said...

Two fabulous projects Astrid with wonderful layers and details. I love the faceted heart on the panel with that gorgeous textured background and your calendar pages are lovely especially with that sweet heart for valentines. Have a great weekend xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

2 amazing projects here as usual Astrid. You did an outstanding job on these, soo beautiful and perfect as usual hun.
Hope you had a wonderful Valentinesd Day too and having a great week ahead of you as well.

Valerie-Jael said...

Both projects are beautiful Astrid. Thanks for the Valentine's wishes. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

As always a really lovely creations and as usual blown away by the details and textural interest.

B x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Each time I see those faceted hearts it makes me need them! Two beautiful projects Astrid, your diary page is always a treat for our eyes.
Hope you had a lovely day yesterday and wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead.
I'm hoping for some much needed creative time myself this weekend.
Hugs & wishes Tracey xx

Annie said...

Love your valentine Astrid and those beautiful layers with the wildflowers and 3D heart. The paperdoll looks wonderful sitting there x
Your journal pages as always are so inspiring ...I really need to get off my but ( stop knitting socks ) and create some pages xx I am off to work this weekend and looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday xx

Happy Weekend

Margaret Mifsud said...

Beautiful projects Astrid! I love the mixed media piece .. the organics die cut makes for such a fabulous background! Great colour and composition and absolutely gorgeous!! As always, your journal pages are just wonderful!! Love the heart and the dried fern! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day and enjoy the weekend my dear friend!! hugs xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic projects, Astrid!

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid, as you already know, I love these two love creations , - your beautiful book page , so filled with lovely nature , and the gorgeous Valentines make , with the new dies from T.H - I just recieved the background die myself :-)
Hugs to you,

Let's Art Journal said...

Such amazing projects! Your canvas is beautiful, I love how you used the dies on the background 😁. Your journal pages look so romantic and I hope you had a happy valentine's Day too! It's turned warmer here and we've had some lovely sunshine the last couple of days which has been great! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

froebelsternchen said...

I love both projects - Astrid you never cease to amaze with your art! Happy belated Valentine's Day and have a happy weekend and good start into week 8!

Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

A fabulous project and your diary page looks gorgeous, I really liked how you added the dried fern to the page.
Have a good week.
Yvonne xx

Judy said...

Happy Day after Valentine's Day, Astrid,
Thank you for sharing your lovely Valentine projects, I've been sitting here, just admiring every little detail on both of them. Your special way of using texture via color, media, and layering techniques gives depth, interest so much for one to imagine when looking at your creations. The faceted heart is a dream and the blissful blues of your Valentine are intriguing and sentimental.
Oh! Last week's journal page grabbed my heart. I don't know if I can put into words how I am so taken with it other than, "it feels like me". The natural colors and earthiness are utterly soothing. I love the random script, listing and your sweet fern is like a piece of natural green lace embellishing the page. A treat for my eyes. Have a perfect weekend!

chrissie said...

Both wonderful projects and the use of your own fern has certainly got me thinking of what I could press from our garden.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

sarascloset said...

what a lovely canvas, Astrid! Needless to say, your textured background is stunning--a real treat! The faceted heart looks fabulous, and you've done a great job of wrestling that little one together! Thank you so much for this inspiration! As always I love your journal pages! Hugs!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great projects Astrid. I love the TH heart but haven't used mine yet. The texture is a wow too. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xXx

SewPaperPaint said...

Astrid, I am always inspired by your gorgeous work and I just love how you used this most favorite background die. Your journal work is always an inspiration to me. I hope you are well. Big hugs, Autumn

Unknown said...

Beautiful details in your background.The texture is awesome 👏 Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing how you did this.

Caty said...

Both card an Art journal week page are Gorgeous Astrid !! Love them, love the so beautiful backgrounds in both projects, that you have created, they are so wonderful !! I wish you the best ever.
And also wish you a very nice afternoon,
Big hugs, Caty

Jackie PN said...

Hello dear Astrid!
I am a bit late myself, but i do appreciate your loving wishes and extend the same to you! Such a beautiful card! I just love how you layer and combine!
hugs,Jackie xx

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