Anyway, I had fun adding texture, washi and some stickers, stamping and paint to this one. Below is a close up:
Now before you sign off, I want to share something else with you. The other day I was contacted by someone by email, this is what he wrote:
My name is Antonio, born in Italy and moved in UK for love. I have been living in this country for over 10 years, working in Food, Fashion and Beauty retail industry.
Few weeks ago I have launched a youtube channel called AntonioMakes, a platform where I share my passion for handmade projects, mostly related to cooking, crafting, homemade cosmetics, general DIY and much more.
My dream is to turn this hobby into a job, I love your blog and I was wondering if I could send you some items (HAPPY MAIL) I made as well as some gifts I bought for you. I am hoping your followers will like my creations.
Well I am always happy to help another creative, so thank you Antonio and just look what he sent me:
Some wonderful home made soap, beauty products and wonderful sweets. There was even more, but hubby nicked them before I could photograph them... Here is a link to his YouTube channel:
where he shares recipes, tutorials on how to make soap etc. You can also find him on Instagram here
Well, that's it for this week. Thanks for your visit like always and I hope you will have a creative weekend and a good week ahead!!
Beautiful work, as always. Good luck to Antonio. Have a great weekend, ValerieReplyDelete
Your planner pages are delightful as always Astrid x love the layers and textures on the right x your bookmarks look fabulous too x How lovely of Antonio to send such beautiful makes x will check out his YT channel xReplyDelete
See you soon
Your journal pages have it all Astrid, texture interest and a wonderful Vintage feel. And what a super communication and gift from Antonio.ReplyDelete
So pretty! I love the design of the page and the bookmarks are lovely. Always happy to see your amazing talent.ReplyDelete
Your planner page looks fabulous with all the texture you added.ReplyDelete
The book marks looked lovely as well.
Your journal spread is beautiful, I love the layers you created on the right side, I love the stencil you used too! Your collaged bookmarks are beautiful with your now trademark seal.ReplyDelete
How lovely of Antonio to send you such wonderful gifts, such a lovely surprise. I hope you have a good weekend. Hugs, Anne xx
Astrid I so love this journal, in softest tones, the nature adds, and beautiful layering , also your book marks speak so lovely about romance and quiet hours .ReplyDelete
And yes very lovely of Antonio to contact and send you all the goodies , and kind of you to help him to more you tube followers .
What a score from Antonio...love our crafty world! Gorgeous piece here and so elegantly vintage...a bookmark is sometimes the best part of a book...lol!ReplyDelete
Wonderful work on your planner and bookmarks, Astrid.ReplyDelete
I love the warm sepia neutrals of the journal spread, and great texture too. Seems a shame not to complete the book having come so far - and what's a little gesso between friends?! The bookmarks are absolutely exquisite, so delicate... I'm completely enchanted by them. And such a lovely happy mail photo too. Hope you have a lovely week ahead.ReplyDelete
How lovely to finally visit again, and per usual, your work inspires me so! And a bonus to find out about Sr. Antonio to boot! Hope all is well, and looking forward to more regular visits, now that I am finally (well, just about) settled into retirement and a new home :-) . xx LynnReplyDelete
I so love your journal Astrid! The neautral colours, the wonderful textures, everything is simply gorgeous! Also love the sweet tags you created. Would dearly love to do a swap with you but am not sure how I would go. Life is a bit hectic at the moment and I haven't had much time in my craft room. Perhaps a bit later in the year. Hugs xxReplyDelete