Thursday, 6 March 2014

Playing with texture

Hello everyone and thanks so much for taking the time to visit.
Today is my day to show a project over on the Calico Crafts blog.
I had great fun playing with some of the yummy products available from Calico and I created an altered box for my 52 pickup altered playing cards.
 If you want to see more and how I altered my box, please click HERE.

I just created a new set of 4 cards, numbers 9, 10 11 and 12.
They are created in pretty much the same way. You can find a description and a link HERE

And here are some details of the individual cards:
 Heart cut free hand from old book papers, issue tape,a Tim Holtz journaling ticket and computer generated words.
 Same sort of thing, another part of the same ticket, a little vial label and some remnant rubs.


 And more of the same, though this heart was cut with a Sizzix die
 This one is a bit different. I fussycut a small part of one of the yummy new Tim Holtz Wallflower papers and collaged it on to the card that had been covered with tissue wrap and Gesso. I also used one of the Wendy Vecchi Love to make Art stamps for the background. I then blended it all together with some Bundled Sage Distress paint etc.Here is a little close up still.
 The box I made for it hold all of my cards just perfectly, - I really hope you will take the time to have a look at it and maybe also check out the shop. They have just added some fabulous new wood flourishes etc.
Well, that is it for now, don't forget to come back tomorrow, because that is when the new challenge blog A Vintage Journey will be starting!!!
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you are having a day full of creativity and hopefully some sunshine too!!

34 comments:

  1. I must go see all the details, but that texture is gorgeous! Between Brenda and you with these cards, I am thinking I will have to join in! Love these four and the wallflower papers are so pretty! Oddly, those papers are on pre-order here! Hugs!

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  2. Mmmm love the box so full of wonderful texture and colour to keep your gorgeous cards in and your next set of cards are stunning. We'll get Terry joining in soon xx

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  3. Gorgeous! Love these and all the beautiful texture!

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  4. What a special box Astrid. It really took my breath away. Thank you too for the wonderful tutorial. Hugs Rita xxx

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  5. Love all of it, the texture, the colours,...as well as the box as the cards.

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  6. Love the wonderful tecture on the box, and the cards are beautiful, you will have a fantastic collection when they are all finished. Hugs, Valerie

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  7. gorgeous makes Astrid - will have to pop over to see more of the box - looks fab though xx

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  8. Fantastic work Astrid, I will pop over and see your boxm but it looks fab from the little glimpse here. Your next 4 cards are gorgeous. I love the way your under layer shows through so beautifully too. I have been inspired by your earlier post and signed up for this course too. Thank you. I am currently tinkering and haven't posted anything yet but feel very inspired. Elaine x

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  9. Soooooo beautiful work here again Astrid. I´m totally in love with these cards, and really think, I´ll have a try on those too, as soon as I get past all my choreprojects here, cause I´m truly blown away of the beauty in this project. You´re an amazing artist lady, hope you know that.

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  10. Great detailing on the cards Astrid and I need to go check out that box, it looks so luxurious.

    B x

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  11. Love the textures and plan to take a closer look x
    Fabulous details on the cards....love them!!!!

    Hugs Annie x

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  12. The cards are all amazing-what a set they will be when all are finished.

    The box is stunning and I love how you decorated the inside it makes it very special.

    Chrissie x

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  13. An interesting sneak peak.
    Your new cards are amazing again - so much to see. Wonderful.
    Off to Calico...

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  14. I dropped over to calico crafts and your book is really amazing! I love the texture and the colors you used. Your new set of cards is also stunning!!
    xxx Evelyn

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  15. After seeing what you, Brenda and Claudia have made, I have relented and purchased the course - they are so much fun! This next set of yours are absolutely stunning Astrid. I am off to look at your box now. Hugs, Anne x

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  16. Beautiful. Love all texture and details.

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  17. Your textured box and cards are all gorgeous, love the layers and detail. Your tutorials are fantastic as well. Have a great day, Shirleyx

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  18. Wowowowow, I love the box and your gorgeous altered playing cards. You inspire me sooo much. Thank you

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  19. Oh, wow, Astrid! Your box is fabulous!! I love all the texture and the build up of paint colors adds such depth. Your cards continue to be beautiful and now they have a lovely box to rest in!

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  20. Luscious texture with your gorgeous creations! xo

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  21. wowee Astrid that is super scrummy texture. Loving your pretty cards.
    Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Wow Astrid I love your box, I especially love the tecture and the colours , what a stunning project, and your cards are so beautifull , real art!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  23. Really LOVE the box!! What a beautiful textures and colour. Love the gold!! And your cards are terriffic!!
    xxx Marianne

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  24. Delicious layers and textures! You are the queen of mixed media...everything is so beautiful!

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  25. Wonderful pieces. I love the cards & the altered box is gorgeous.

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  26. Fabulous work Astrid...I adore your box it's full of amazing texture & perfect colours...your playing cards are outstanding...I love visiting you as I always come away so inspired by your work... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  27. Gorgeous pick-up cards... and I can't wait to see more of that amazing looking box!
    Alison xx

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  28. Your storage box is amazing and has inspired me to make something similar, thank you!

    Your altered playing cards are just superb and so full of technique and awesome little treasures :-) xxx

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  29. Love, love, love your cards. Each one is a little masterpiece!! You are certainly a master at creating such stunning little bits of heaven Astrid. Am off to have a look at the box, I know it will be awesome!! Love these!! ox

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  30. The box is awesome just like I knew it would be!!! Amazing work Astrid!! Love it all!! ox

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  31. The box rocks! Your cards will look awesome in here! Gorgeous cards too!

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  32. Hello Miss Astrid, your box is a glorious green treasure, the texture is fantastic, I always want to touch things you create, the ATCs are just gorgeous, you have created so much depth, they look full texture, amazing, treasures for inside the treasure, how wonderful is that, thanks for sharing and all the inspiration..

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  33. I am seriously behind in visiting your posts so I shall head over to Calico Crafts right this minute.
    So enjoying viewing your cards.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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