Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fly, - a Spring card with Astrid

Hello lovely Shimmerz friends, thanks for popping in here today. I have a Spring card to share with you:
As I am writing this, it's actually snowing where I live (Scotland UK) so I really needed something to remind me it is actually meant to be Spring.....
These are the products I used for this large 8 x 8 card:
Vibez: Egg Noggin
Jenny B Blue
Before Dawn
Coloringz: Heidi Ho Blue
Inklingz: Miner Miner 49ner
I have a few step by step photos, so let me take you through my process:

I started with a neutral coloured bit of scrapbook paper and added some random strips of slightly darker other paper cut offs.
Next I added some texture with the help of a couple of Prima stencils and texture paste. When that had dried I added some clear gesso to help the sprays mingle better and not soak straight into the paper.
I added a first layer of colour with my Blue and Turqoise coloured sprays.
Followed with some gold and darker hues, partially added with the help of a brush. - The effect was a bit too dark for my liking.....
This was remedied with some gesso, dry-brushed particularly over some of the textured areas. As you can see, I also added some stenciling to frame my page a bit.

Now for the finishing touches.
I die-cut a large dragonfly, using the Tim Holtz Layered Dragonfly die and matching embossing folder and coloured it with matching Shimmerz products, using a brush.
A sentiment with some added shadow, both around the words and the dragonfly using the Before Dawn Spray and a brush again.
And here is the finished card. The title was created with some word stickers coloured with the Before Dawn again.

Well that's it, - thank you so much for your visit like always.
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Annie said...

Such a beautiful card with lots of texture and yummy colours.... I bet the shimmer paint looks stunning x
The good news is temperatures are rising in Scotland next week.....yay!!!!!

Thank you for sharing your step by step, so informative as always

Hugs Annie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Stunning Astrid! This is amazingly wonderful!

Juliz Design Post said...

Great to see all the steps Astrid, beautiful results and lovely shades of muted tones.
Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs, Julie x

Julia Aston said...

Your background is gorgeous with all the textures, stenciling and pretty sprays Astrid - the coordinating butterfly looks beautiful popped up on top! Julia xx

Dorthe said...

It is a gorgeous card, I love what you did with the stenciling, it looks amazing, and the wonderful blue dragonfly, feeling all at home, on the beautiful coloured page.

Maria Calderone said...

Beautiful, I love the color combo!

Maria Calderone said...

Beautiful, I love the color combo!

Lydell Quin said...

Love the layout - color choice! Blues are my favorites!

Almo said...

A stunning dragonfly card Astrid, great choice of colours and love the stenciling around the edges. Hope it has warmed up for you a little now up in bonnie Scotland. Mo x

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - your card is so very beautiful - with lovely and soft colors!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous as always Astris and have all my favorit elements in it too, with the dragonfly and the gorgeous coloras and the texture, it´s all here, and sooo beautiful put together in a whole . I love it.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous - the dry-brushed texture over the paper scraps makes for such a detailed, delicious background, and the dragonfly is lovely hovering over the top.
Alison x

Corrie Herriman said...

So beautiful !
Corrie x

Jackie P Neal said...

Astrid, thanks so much for the step outs here- this is absolutely gorgeous! once again, your color play with these Shimerez products is extraordinary!