Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall leaves by Astrid

Hello everyone, this is Astrid and I am super excited to share my first project with you here on the blog!!!
I decided to start off with a journal spread and have kept it quite simple.
These are the Shimmerz products I used:
I'll give you a quick run down on how I put my pages together:
I covered a double page in my journal with gesso, using a pallet knife. When it had dried I added texture paste in random places and heat dried it with my heat tool to create some textural bubbles etc.
Next I die cut two Tim Holtz Layered Leaves, embossed them with the matching embossing folder, adhered them to the page with gel medium and then covered them with gesso.
Time to start playing with my wonderful Shimmerz sprays and paints.
I started with the sprays, Don't be Suede, Truffle and Rolling in the Hay, adding some water and blending them a bit with a brush and a piece of kitchen towel. I deepened the colour with the Coffee Shimmerz paint and added some texture with the Muddy Buddy Texturez on the leaves.
Here's are a few close ups:


As you can see, I also added some background stamping and a few bits of text tissue tape, to add more interest to my background.
I added some shadows around the leaves with a dark water soluble pencil, to make them pop a bit more.
A die cut sentiment, cut from Kraftcard and then covered it with Muddy Buddy Texturez to finish it all off.
Well, there you have it, - quick, simple and super fun to do.

On your next Shimmerz order, mention my name (in the notes to merchant) and Stacey will send you a sample for FREE!!!! You can also check out  our Facebook page for more inspiration and watch out for giveaways and links to the NEW Shimmerz Shortz videos! Thank you for visiting and have fun creating!!
Hugs

28 comments:

Jane said...

Wow I'm new to these products. .. they look awesome. Gorgeous work from Astrid x

Vintagehandmade said...

Woooow, what a fantastic art journal page, Astrid! I am so impressed and inspired! Never used those products and they are on my list now! Amazing techniques and such yummy colours! Hugs! Branka xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing spread Astrid! WOW!!!!!!

Ruth said...

And it's a Wow from me too! Those colours are amazing....stunning luscious spread Astrid. Ruth x

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Love the texture and the gold shimmer!

butterfly said...

Stunning layers of colour - and the texture really makes the shimmer catch the light - amazing autumnal spread. Fabulous!
Alison x

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful pages!

Corrie Herriman said...

Fantastic !
Corrie x

Christiane Courtin-Mangez said...



Amazing, I love it ++++++++++++++++++++++++

Thanks for the pleasure that I feel watching your art !!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Astrid,love the textural leaves and the colours are wonderful. Love the texture you added to the backdrop too. Tracy x

Debbie W said...

Fabulous Astrid! I am going to try a similar journal page this weekend - thank you for the inspiration!

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Astrid! I've never heard of these products but Stacey couldn't have picked a more appropriate and talented artist than you to showcase them! this is just lovely to look at, and I bet it it even better to see it in real life and run your fingers over the textures! Love it!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Astrid, as always - your work is totally beautiful! I love the journal pages, textures and colors you selected and thanks for sharing the process!

Rita said...

Fabulous work with the sprays and paints Astrid. I need these, I really do, love the fabulous colours too. Hugs Rita xx

Georgie C said...

Oh Astrid, this is just gorgeous! I do just love your work x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Exquisite - the texture and colours epitomise Autumnal days.
Wishes
Lynne

Juliz Design Post said...

Fabulous and a great tutorial Astrid.
Julie x

Lynn Price said...

Wow, Astrid - what a great intro to these products! Absolutely love how you have incorporated them all to take advantage of that fabulous background texture you created! Lovely way to enter the autumn season.....
xxx Lynn

mamablitger said...

As always you created something very exciting. You never disappoint. This spread is so very elegant. You kept it sinple but it has aall it needs to be GORGEOUS !!! Love your layout..
Thank you for the tutorial as well. You really explain everything in such a great way.
Thank you for sharing. Your art always inspire me.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

Dorthe said...

Astrid, these pages are stunning, dear!! I love the bubbles created with heating the texturepaste, they looks gorgeous when spraied with paint , and you leaves are just beautiful , so wonderful textured on the stamped background !!
Thank you for a great tutorial !!
Dorthe xo

Barbara Rankin said...

Wow, Astrid, you never cease to amaze me. I am so blown away by this gorgeous journal pages. Love those leaves and you really made them beautiful. Congratulations on the new DT!

Terry said...

Astrid, the process is amazing and I loved seeing all the details! Both pages with the shimmering leaves and texture are just gorgeous. Love the pop of the leaves! Hugs!

JackieP Neal said...

Absolutely Outstanding Astrid!! Gorgeous,glorious colors!! I think I need to go shopping! thanks-enabler!! lol
Jackie xx
http://www.creatingwithoutcrayons-jackiepneal.com/

Joi at RR said...

Just gorgeous Astrid. I have not tried Shimmerz - looks intriguing. I have liked their facebook page now so will watch for some more projects!! j.

A Pink said...

Beyond Stunning, so luxurious yet so earthy ! ( if ya know what I mean ) Astrid
Thank you for sharing the process of creation with us. You never fail to inspire Astrid x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for the fun photos. Just beautiful details. You always have such inspiration. Enjoy

"glow" said...

sweet:) !!!!LOve this mixed media journal page... it gets my mojo flowing... i especially love leaves... thanks for a gr8 share...:)

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so beautiful! The colours (and what wonderful names! ) and textures here are such a perfect combination! Chrisx