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Friday, 26 July 2013

Golden Memories

Hello everyone... Well, it's been another week of sneak peeks here at Words and Pictures so far, but I'm here with an actual project today!  I'm not sure it's really me, but it's nice to experiment occasionally.

It's another canvas with a combination of Artistic Outpost stamps and Pion Papers (like the romantic canvas of last week).


This time I've used the wonderful Bluebird plate with some of the Pion Vintage Garden papers.

I started with a piece of white corrugated card, but things started to gather and grow, and in the end it needed a larger canvas as the base.





The Artistic Outpost images are stamped on some of my tea/coffee-dyed tags.  I love these birds over the music manuscript...













... and they seemed perfect with the little Pion birds.













The bluebird boy is fast becoming one of my favourite images (he put in an appearance on my little hanging recently), and I edged his tag with some of the lovely typescript stamp from the same set.












That text also appears on the other little tags...















... and on the bunting in the top corner.










The flowers are by Wild Orchid, layered with some cheesecloth...













... and a little heart cut from the white corrugated card - inked of course - to link with the other side of the canvas.











I cut some kraft glassine with the Tim Holtz Doily, and also layered in some other pieces of kraft glassine in various places to add a bit of depth to the colour palette.













I added the lovely Thinking of You stamp to this little postcard from the papers.












And I just love this tiny little bird on the stamp...











I altered one of the Idea-ology bookplates with some layers of Distress Paint, wiping back and adding layers until I was happy with the look.

My trusty Hero Arts alphabet was pressed into action for the word Memories, stamped on another bit of tea/coffee stained tag, to go inside it.







There are doilies layered in too, and where they overlapped the edge, I folded them around to add decoration to the edges of the canvas.





Also around the edge I added music manuscript washi tape.















I not only like the look of this, but it came in very handy for securing the bunting too!









So there are my Golden Memories - hope you enjoyed the tour.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll be back touring around Craftyblogland with a bit more time soon, I hope...





Don't forget you've still got time to join in with the Artistic Outpost Referral Program this month.

All you need is at least one AO image to qualify for the prize draw.  Hope to see you there, or elsewhere very soon!






Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Haruki Marukami

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
Florence King

I'd like to enter this in the following:
At the Wild Orchid Challenge where they are playing Blues and/or Purples
A second entry at this month's Hobby House Challenge where the theme is Vintage
At the Fashionable Stamping Challenge they are looking for Flora and Fauna


48 comments:

House of Bears said...

We hope this is to be hung somewhere very special, it's sooo lovely, we keep darting our furry eyes round all the details, spotting new little details. We totally love this.

clare said...

fab canvas.

sue morris said...

This is beautiful!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful Alison, fabulous detail and colours.
Love
Amanda x

Nan G said...

a beautiful composition! so much to take in and enjoy. love the soft colors with just a touch of the browns. hugs x

Von said...

as always such detail Alison :) beautiful :)
Von ♥

stampdiva said...

Oh so pretty especially those Pion papers, they are a delight.
So many of my absolute favourites items to use myself feature on this canvas.
Lovely!
Wishes
Lynne

Sandy said...

Wonderful canvas Alison - Last summer I broke my left hip - this summer I fractured my right hip - why am I telling you this. I cannot go downstairs to my craft room so I now have more time to read all of your post and study what you do. Hooray for me!!!!! You come up with some great ideas and it is so much fun following you!!
Sandy

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful collaged romantic canvas Alison, enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

toni said...

Fabulous layered canvas Alison! Love the romantic vintage appeal of this, so much detail something new to notice each time I look, gorgeous work x

Chrissy said...

Really gogeous Alison.I love those Pion papers, the little birds are fabulous and I love the blue and brown colour combo..gorgeous details and design.

luv CHRISSYxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Another really gorgeous make, this set is on my wish list! Love the colours and how the papers echo the stamps . nother beautiful make full of gorgeous details x hugs x trace x

Lisa M said...

Outstanding canvas. I could dive into it and get lost...it's filled with ALL my favorite blissful things ;)
You make the world prettier!
hugs,
Lisa xx

Helen said...

This would grace any room, I love it!! So much work goes into your projects and it certainly pays off. Absolutely gorgeous, Alison. Have a fantastic weekend.

Dorthe said...

A beautiful canvas , so lovely with the paper choices and those wonderful stamps- I love your tiny bunting- Alison,- and the colours used throughout the art piece.
xo, Dorthe

Redanne said...

Your canvas is beautiful Alison, love all the layering and the little bunting is fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! Alison, this is so so gorgeous words fail me! I love the way you have distressed all the beautiful details; I adore the images you have used, especially the birds! This is just exquisite - a joy to look at! Thank you so much for sharing something so very lovely. Julie Ann x

PetraB said...

this is a lovely canvas, love how you put all the details together

Fliss said...

Really beautiful Alison. Amazingly detailed and shabby chic in style and the colours are just gorgeous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great make Alison and wonderful use of those pretty paper! Love the bunting!

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous romantic canvas, so many wonderful details to look at.
Yvonne

Terry said...

A beautiful Shabby Chic feel in this canvas, Alison! I love how you combined all the pretty papers and those amazing AO images! Enjoy the weekend!

Shelby said...

Beautiful canvas! Love the layering of the tags and the birds are perfect.

Shelby

Brenda Brown said...

I love the vintage shabby effects you have created with those lovely papers. The eye is drawn so easily around the canvas with all the wonderful details that each area has to offer and the pretty muted colours are divine. A fabulous piece of art Alison.
hugs {brenda} x0x

chrissies said...

Stunning work on this Alison and a wonderful mix of special things.

Have a great weekend

Chrissie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Alison what a great Cancs, with a lot of great details to admire, There is so much beauty to see, I really love it !!!

Greetings
Maria

Nicie Ibarra said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Really love the color combination!

Tincan Crafter said...

As always Alison - I am totally amazed at what what you get up to! I love how you can take just about anything and turn it into something awesome. This piece is so feminine and soft and vintage. Certainly something that I would love to hang on my wall.

Kate at the Hobby House said...

beautiful and such attention to detail, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Hettie said...

Alison I absolutely love this canvas. It would make such a wonderful layout for scrapbooking too with the right photo. May I case it sometime please? All those layers are just up my street too!
You really are a clever bunny!
Hugs
xx

Esther said...

Well Alison, you may not think this is 'you' but it's beautiful, such lovely details and gorgeous images... Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Alison! I love the edging in particular, but really I love everything about it. It is a bit of a departure from your usual style perhaps? I feel it has a touch of Laura to its style and I also love her work,

Lucy x

cathylynn said...

I totally love this canvas. So much to admire and of course your colors are delightful! Another fantastic piece of art!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

craftimamma said...

It's beautiful Alison. I love the colours but especially like the many layers and the thoughtful details you added making full use of those pretty papers.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Heather said...

Hi Alison, life has got the better of me the last few weeks - hopefully I can get the better of it!!!
Your 'added salt' ATC's jusst blew me away - amazing details and stunning colours.
This one, in contrast, is beautiful, such pretty colours and papers. Your images are delightful and gorgeous detailing!!!
hugs
Heather xx

Dianne said...

Wow Miss Butterfly this is BREATHTAKING....
The magpie in me is very happy with all those beautiful birds flying all around the canvas, you have showcased these stamps to PERFECTION, love the doilies all over, shesh, this is getting my wings a flapping, then all those tuffets of gauze peaking out, fabulous,The little tag with blueboy looove it, love the torn pocket with those gorgeous little tags, me toooo love the birds with the music, love how you made your own paper for your flags, it's perfect, all the torn brown pieces , then the music around the side, I can't stop looking at every photo, but I must, have to make a few more visits then back to my desk, thank you so much for sharing all your creativity it's amazing. Have a wonderful weekend...

Sue C said...

Another beauty Alison ! I love your attention to detail, it really is your signature. Sue C x

Mrs.B said...

HI Alison, a gorgeous combination of stamped images and papers. Love it.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Yvonne Garner said...

One of the first AO stamp sets I ever purchased. An exquisite collage of elements, perfectly arranged. Thank you for sharing with us at FSC. Hugs, Yvonne

hazel said...

This is absolutely fabulous - there's such a lot to look at.
xxx Hazel.

Coco said...

Really delicate and beautiful canvas Alison !!! Hugs Coco x

Ephemera said...

Such a beautiful canvas Alison, just love the caramel colours and the gorgeous stamping. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this fortnight at FSC. Good luck in the prize draw. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, there are so many fabulous details.

Debbie said...

Fabulous details and so pretty Thank you for joining us at The Hobby House. xx

Margaret said...

This is absolutely lovely! I love the collection of vintage images and paper, and the cheesecloth behind the flowers has such a beautiful effect!

Marjie Kemper said...

I think you must have really enjoyed collaging this. So many wonderful elements, and they look as if they were meant to be together. Beautiful!

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a lovely and romantic canvas. I have spent ages appreciating it...there is just so much to notice and enjoy. The papers are delightful and I love the delicate images and colours paired with the corrugated cardboard and tea dyed tags. Wonderful combination of stamps and types of papers (glassine, corrugated, doily, and more). Love it...and it's definitely you!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow I think your experimenting is truly gorgeous. I love all the separate little layers, and the soft colours with vintage colour thrown in :-) Kezzy xxx