Friday, 5 June 2020

Rustic Charm for A Vintage Journey #90 and a Friday Freebie

Hello all, welcome and happy June!! Hope you are all keeping healthy and safe!
Today sees the start of a new challenge at A Vintage Journey, and this month I am actually the host of the challenge. So this is what we would like you to do:

Rustic describes a design that is natural, rough, aged and casual. We would love to see you create a project using these elements: think nature inspired textures and simple and earthy colours. Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
Here is what I made:
You may remember the tag I made for our tag challenge last week, well today's project is a little holder for this tag, that in turn is part of a gift folder for a pen friend. I will do a full tutorial on how I made the bag in a couple of weeks time on the A Vintage Journey blog, so today I will just share a few photos here.
I tried to match the colours of the holder to the tag itself, and tried to give it a rustic feel with the choice of embellishments, including an actual charm, because of course charm has a double meaning.
I made a little folder for the tag and pocket, which serves as a gift for a penfriend.

It is A 5 in size, the closure is a little altered paperclip, and it is covered with papers from one of the downloadable kits in my Etsy shop. It's called Summer Melancholy.
Here you can see the back of the folder and the next photo will show you what it looks like from the inside.
The tag pocket is stuck down on the left side and the letter for the penfriend is tucked underneath
a belly band on the right.

Now in a previous post I said I would share a freebie again, and as it is Friday after all, why not have that Friday Freebie today.

Like the last time I posted a freebie, the one you see here is just the low res version. If you would like it for printing, please email me and I will send it to you.
Well, that's it for today. Like I said I will do a full tutorial with step out photos of how I made the bag on the third Friday in June over at A Vintage Journey,  and I will also show some examples of what you could do with the freebie here soon,so until then, happy crafting, and do hop over to the A Vintage Journey blog to see the fabulous projects my teamies have created, and we would all love it of course, if you played along with the challenge.
Thanks for visiting here like always and happy crafting!



mariabellekens said...

What a beautufullwork of Art, great colours and design!!

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful vintage pieces Astrid. Hope you have been well through all this corona virus time. Hugs-Erika

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful holder for your lovely tag Astrid - love the watery inked background and all your layerings! xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid, gorgeous art work. I'm loving the butterflies they are gorgeous. Take care and big hugs, Angela xXx

Dorthe said...

It is a gorgeous holder using your beautiful digital images - so lovely also inside and I love your tags Astrid.
And thank you for your generous gift, they are adorable, and saved in my folder .Hugs, Dorthe xo

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful gift folder for your pen friend! The shabby chic rustic style is gorgeous with the lace elements and stitching 😀. I'm looking forward to seeing your tutorial later in the month too! Happy June and wishing you well! Hugs, Jo x

Bella said...

I would much appreciate your hi-res butterflies freebie!
Thank you so much!

suzyb said...

Love the tags!! The colour, the subject matter, everything! Stay well Astrid. Enjoy your day.

Margie said...

Lovely work Astrid. I really like the embossing - I don't use my embossing folders enough! Time to dig them out I think x

butterfly said...

Simply charming, Astrid. I love the colours on the tag bag - those cloudy Oxides are magical, especially the teal splotches on the sepia background. Gorgeous flower stems too. The whole wallet is so pretty, with the lace trims and those wonderful papers. Lovely butterflies - thank you so much!
Alison x

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning designs they are all so beautiful Love and hugs Carole x

Studio Susanne said...

What a gorgeous folder you have created for keeping your lovely tag safe. I look forward to seeing your tutorial when it is available😊

Annie said...

As aways your creations are fabulous Astrid x Love the rich colours and details xx Please email me the gorgous butterflies when you have time xx

Huge hugs
Annie xx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

What a beautiful gift folder for your pen friend! I love the colours and Those beautiful flowers. Wishing you well!
Hugs, Ann x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Astrid this is such a lovely idea, what a beautiful surprise it would be to see yet more magnificent creativity when that tag is pulled out of it's holder. I love that fusion of purples, pinks & greens together within your die cut flower display, nature at it's best. Thanks so much for sharing.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Vanthy said...

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Maryann Laursen said...

What an oustanding and beautiful piece of art here today Astrid. I always LOVE your work, but this one is just prfect for my eyes, as it contains sooo much of what I love like the beautiful colors and the adorable butterflies, so better go and find your mailadresse to ask for those beauties, even I know, I´m a bit after the scedule here LOL:
Hope you´re all safe and healthy and taking good care of yourself overthere.
Thanks sooo much in advance for these beauties.

A Pink said...

Such a gorgeous project, Astrid that is forever giving with all its vintage beauty and charm. I'm sure your penfriend will love it .
Amanda x

ursula said...

Wow Astrid, your work is just amazing, do not know where to look first. Such inspiration for album making, which I am just getting into....thank you so much...luv Ursula xx

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