Friday, 22 February 2019

The future awaits... and some freebies

Hello friends, it's Friday and that means I am sharing here on my blog a few of the things I have been doing lately.
First up, my usual weekly calendar/to do journal:
This time instead of covering the right hand page with gesso, I added some paper from the Stamperia Blue star collection and then used that as the background for some further playing around with Distress Crayons, paper serviettes, some stencils and some elements from another Stamperia collection, Voyages Fantastique. Below a few close ups:


I have also been busy creating some things for some snail mail swaps with various people.
This is an altered index card and envelope to send it in.
Finally, - as most of you know, I love journaling and recently got involved with a swap with another journaller on Instagram. So I decided to create some journalling cards and other little embellishments she can use in her own journals if she likes, and thought I could share them with you all here as downloadable freebies.


Most of the imagery in these sheets came from the Graphics Fairy, so thank you Karen for the amazing things you offer on your site!!!

Well, that's it for this Friday, but exceptionally I will have another post going live on Sunday as I was invited by the lovely and talented Mandy to be host for the Sunday Post Card Challenge, 
so if you want to see the postcard I created and the theme I chose, please do come back then.

Meanwhile thank you like always for your visit today
xxxxx
 

16 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful art as always. Thanks for sharing the freebies, much appreciated. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

I always enjoy seeing your Friday posts, this one is no exception. I will miss the Sunday post though as we are heading off to Florida for a few days. Your journal is looking gorgeous.You've been up to a few things in the studio, I see. Hope you have a great weekend Astrid. Hugs-Erika

Caty said...

WWooww Your weekly calendar page is Gorgeous Astrid !! Really lovely background, colours and details, with fabulous quote. The envelope and the index card are fantastique !!Love them too. And I want to thank you for sharing those beautiful freebies with us.
I wish you a very nice weekend and holidays,
Big hugs, Caty

Redanne said...

I always enjoy your Friday posts, even if I don't get here on a Friday! I really love the soft tones you have used in your journal and the index card and envelope are just stunning Astrid! You are always so kind, not just sharing your talent but also freebies, the journal cards are really lovely! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

The pages and art you shared in the post today Astrid are gorgeous. I loved your journal pages and to see how you are altering them to fit your style, they look beautiful.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Where did the week go, I can't believe that it's Friday already! I always enjoy seeing your journal pages and you have created so much beautiful texture on this page 😁. Your happy mail is so pretty too! I hope you have had a lovely week and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE the freebies, and of course your monthly journal never disappoints...gorgeous, and love the Baby's Breath touch! The card and envelope too are gonna make someone so happy!

Brenda Brown said...

Your calendar is growing beautifully, it must be gorgeous with all the lovely pages you are creating and thanks for sharing the freebies and showing your swap items they are fabulous too. Enjoy the weekend xxx

chrissie said...

Always great to see your makes in Friday posts. The pages are wonderful as always but the star for me is the swap piece and matching envelope-just amazing.

It was wonderful to have your generous gifts to us as well and I look forward to using those.

I have my postcard ready for tomorrow having seen the sneak peek on SPA. Great theme to choose Astrid

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful work, Astrid,

Lucy x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I do love the effect of corrugated card it always looks good what ever it wears. More amazing pages you generously share, your diary will be amazing to reflect on by the end of the year Astrid.
Lovely snail mail and Thank you for the D/L I always feel like I miss out as I don't have a printer.
Wishing you a super week ahead Hugs Tracey xx

froebelsternchen said...

Your journal pages are ever so pretty! I lovethem. Thanks for the freebies Astrid!
Big hugs, Susi

Sara Barker said...

More beautiful artwork from your talented hands! I love that altered postcard! What a lucky swap-mate you have! Thank you for sharing your beautiful journal pages and the freebie download. I wish I had a printer to take advantage of your generosity! Sending hugs your way!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such gorgeous pages here in your journal again Astrid, Really fabulous work as always frrom you, I absolutely love it, and thanks so very much for these adorable freebies here today too, Love them as well.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid,
this journal is so filled with beautiful romance , I love the style you have chosen and all the texture you add to every page . This reminds me of a sunny day with blue sky , filled with joy of being , so gorgeous.
Also love your snail-mail pieces, and thank you very much for the freebies , they are lovely !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Jackie P Neal said...

I love that spread Astrid. Truly , you have a way of melding your elements that create such an organic feel- I just love your techniques!
You have been busy! that mail art is gorgeous and the downloads you have created to share are so lovely! You are so generous,my friend!
hugs, Jackie xx

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