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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Words, Words, Words


Hello and welcome all, with an especially big welcome to the new followers - I'm delighted you've decided to join the journey!  


We've already had some wonderful entries to the Words, Words, Words challenge over at Our Creative Corner, and I'm delighted to be here today with the mid-month inspirational nudge.  


The rest of the team have created some real delights - do pop over and have a look - and here's my offering for you.


I'm really looking for projects that put the Words centre-stage, or have text/script/writing as a central part of the creation, so I decided to keep things fairly simple, creating a tag to showcase a sentiment stamp that I'm absolutely in love with: it's the one from Tim Holtz's Way With Words set.



The background is done with Fresco paints and crackle glaze to create a white-washed weathered wood look.  

There's a little bit of Distress Ink blended around the edges and corners too.





I've used one of my all-time favourite stamps on the corners - the Autumn Leaves Stampology corner stamp from the Silhouette Blossoms set.  

It's stamped in Sepia Archival.








I also stamped the words in Sepia, as I knew I wanted to use some of my rusted embellishments for the tag, and wanted a colour which would tone in with them.














One of the reasons I love this sentiment stamp is that you can use it as one whole "how to live your life" set of thoughts, as I have on this tag...







... or you could, of course, stamp individual phrases separately, giving you a wealth of possible quotes for your projects.














I used some of the Idea-ology Foliage flowers which I rusted recently.  (I know, I still haven't published the promised post of all that going on - when I've got my Internet back, okay?!)






I love the rust against the weathered paint... lots of decay, but beautiful in its way!










The tag topping includes some of the rusted muslin fabric created at the same time as the flowers, as well as some frayed crinkle ribbon, all tied with twine.















So a pretty simple make - but it pleases me.  



I hope you like it too... and I hope you'll find some time to come and play with Words, Words, Words with us over at Creative Corner.  


You can link up and find all the rules right here, and you have until August 28th - hope to see you there or elsewhere in Craftyblogland very soon!


Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling

58 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Alison. What a stunning tag. I love the vintage look and those crackle. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very, very stylish Alison!!!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Amanda said...

Love how you have put this altogether, and those rusty foliage embellishments finish it off with perfection,
Love
Amanda x

Francesca said...

Hi alison , great tag, love the crackle background. Once I got my workroom sorted hope to join in many more challenges. Hugs Francesca

brenda said...

Love it Alison, very much my colours and the lovely textures leaves and peeled paint background Divine.

B x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Alisom, love the rust /warm tones and the text is gorgeous set agains the background. Love the rusted embellishments. Tracy. X

Julie Short said...

Alison this is just beautiful - breathtaking in its simplicity and execution. Rusted flowers rock!

Carol Q said...

smashing Alison. I love words too so a great challenge. The rusting is fab!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful tag showcasing the words to perfection!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Love it, Alison! Super quote stamp and crackle textured background, but most of all I love the rusted embellies! Will definitely look forward to hearing how you accomplished that! The rusted muslin is pretty cool too! What a great challenge at OCC - thanks so mud!

Hugs,
Linda

Redanne said...

Your tag certainly is pleasing Alison, the background is gorgeous and the rusted embellies are stunning. This is another set of stamps for me to lust after....... gorgeous, gorgeous work! Hugs, Anne x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful tag Alison.
I also looked at the creations you made this month and they are amzing.
Was great fun to look at them.

Greetings Janny

Kate said...

Lovely, Alison. The crackle background and rusty flowers make the perfect shabby touch. Love the simplicity of the quote.
Kate

Krisha said...

Looking forward to the rusty flower technique, they are perfect for this tag.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful stamped tag. Fits perfectly to the TMC challenge this week, theme "Script"
Hugs Anja

Terry said...

Alison, the crackled background is lovely. Such a great sentiment and the rusted effects amazing! Hugs!

House of Bears said...

This is one of those makes we want to pick up and stroke, the crackling makes it look so textural and wow, that sentiment stamp is perfect for your challenge.

Victoria said...

I just love the depth you create in your backgrounds. These words are wonderful - quite right that they should take centre stage!

Buttons said...

Such fabulous rusted bouquets and crackle background Alison. A beautiful tag. Hugs, Jenny x

Dorthe said...

So beautiful Alison,- I love the stamping in sepia, and those marvelous rusted flowers and leaves!!
A wonderful tag!!
xo,Dorthe

Helen said...

Love your tag,Alison - you always find such wonderful and unusual stamps!!

Debi said...

just love the cracked white with the sepia- divine, I've got sepia on my blog too at the mo :) Have a great day Debi x

Meggymay said...

The words are the star of this wonderful tag, loving the rusty additions as well.
Yvonne

Jennie Atkinson said...

Beautiful Alison - so reminiscent of an old theatre bill board. Love the white and sepia look and all the fabulous rusted bits and pieces - they look amazing. Jennie x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Alison
The use of crackle is so perfect for this. It does bring to mind old, weather worn signs.
That is such a pretty stamp you used for the edges.
Wishes
Lynne

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi Alison

I love the white crackle paint behind the vintage font - makes me think of old western towns and saloons....romantic!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful tag , Alison, it looks like an old wooden board , I love the crackle and the old look a lot!!Very special!!

Greetings
Maria

MichelleZ said...

Wow! I LOVE this! The rusty blooms are wonderful! The perfect embellishment for your sepia sentiment. You always create such lovely things. And I love that Kipling quote. So true! Thank you for your inspiration.

barbarayaya62 said...

Alison, this tag is really fabulous! I love rusted flowers and i'm waiting for your tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know how much i love rust!!!!! Hugs BArbarayaya

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous. Love the rusted embellishments and the quality of the stamped words is amazing,

Lucy x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous. Love the rusted embellishments and the quality of the stamped words is amazing,

Lucy x

kateri said...

Love, love, love your tag and the words. What a beautiful stamp to have all that wisdom. The sepia color was a perfect choice, I think. The whole tag looks aged and the words look almost like ancient wisdom. Great work.

inkypinkycraft said...

This is such a delicate and yet delightful piece, I love tags and I love this one a lot!Your rusty stuff is yummy! hugs Trace x

craftytrog said...

Ooh! Love those rusty bits! Great tag Alison xx

cathylynn said...

The crackle is so yummy and I totally love all of the stamps that you used. The rust flower is the icing on the cake! As always another gorgeous creation!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Candy C said...

Alison...this is such a lovely tag. You are just a master at the crackled peeled paint/wood effect! I love what you've done here on this background...so pretty. I also love that sentiment that you've used and the little bits of foliage around the perimeter is perfect. <3 Candy

Dianne said...

Oh my dear Alison what would you chose but words, you are the best with them, even with your comments, and look what you have inspired 110 entries, all fabulous. You have created as usual a gorgeous tag, the crackle is fantastic, then the flowers and blossoms all around gorgeous, then the wonderful words, sentiments, its all just gorgeous, I have missed visiting sooooo much it great to be back and see it all. thanks for sharing big hugs..

Dianne said...

OOpps forgot to say how much I love your flowers too....

Iris said...

such a pretty tag

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Alison. love the brown on the white background and great saying stamp
x catherine

Margie said...

Hi Alison I love your tag - the colours and the rusting of the metal embellishments and the stamped leaves all remind me that autumn is on its way, my favourite season! What a great sentiment stamp that is, so useful for a lot of occasions. Margie x

toni said...

Love the kind of white washed effect with the sepia stamping, and those rusted elements are fabulous. A gorgeous tag x

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Alison, love the crackled background and the rusted ideaology. Sue C x

Brenda Brown said...

Fantastic Alison, the crackle background, the wonderful words and the incredibly rusted foliage all add up to an amazing project. love it.
hugs (brenda) x0x

Unni A said...

I love the background, the crackles and the rusty colors. And the words are wonderful, perfect as a central part!
hugs, Unni

Paper Profusion said...

I can feel autumn approaching now too! I reckon you are 'The Mistress' of aging effects Alison - your crackle and rusting are second to none. Beautiful tag. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Nan G said...

Fab tag, butterfly! Love the rusty elements! Can't wait to hear how you've achieved those. Really like the sepia and white color scheme. Hugs

Anita Houston said...

Love the white washed wood look and the brown ink with these images and words...FABULOUS look!

Zuzu's Blog said...

i wandered over here via pinterest.. saw this tag and was getting a tad infuriated (lesson learned here is to read the blog before getting on your high horse Zuzu)anyway i saw this tag, the crackle, this stamp and I am thinking... thats very much like its copied from Alison butterfly's taags but without a mention. not saying they were inspired by alison. thats awful... grump humph tut.. then i checked the blog LOL. yeah well at least i recognise your work right lol. (its gorgeous BTW.x ) Z x

mark gould said...

Im loving those rusty accents and as always your shabby colours are superb x sorry for the absence, summer is kicking my but. Great to see you being so creative x

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous, love the weathered look and agree, that is a fabulous test stamp.
Your going to cost me a fortune.
Hugs Tracy x

Kezzy said...

Wow awesome tag, I love its simplicity but a powerful verse with the weathered look and rust is perfect :-) Kezzy xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

I'm still trying to catch up on everyone's projects and here is another amazing vintage make from you (love the way you topped this tag!). These "words" are some of my favorites and you did a great job making them center stage on the crackled background (seriously ... perfect weathered wood). I may just print this out and hang it on my wall. I think I might need this reminder as I get back to work :) Hugs to you -- Mary Elizabeth

Lisa S. said...

I love everything about this tag! The words, stamped leaves and the rusty ones too. What a wonderful crackle base for this lovely tag. Hugs

Maelchen said...

Where do I start, dear Alison? You have been so busy while I was lazily celebrating the summer holidays.
Your tag is beautiful! The broken texture of the base (is it gesso?) and the rusty flower combined with the brownish quotation are just the right combination. (And as you know, I LOVE those colours!)
Greets, Manu

craftimamma said...

This tag is beautiful Alison. Fabulous crackle in the background making the words look like an old sign. The rusted muslin looks fantastic on this project.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kasia said...

What a beautiful tag! Rusted flowers are my favourite :)

Bonnie Irvine said...

Fabulous inspiration piece both for the challenge and as a piece of art to remind us of what's important. The sepia and rust look wonderful against the crackled background. I love the delicate stamping around the edges to frame and soften the tag. Beautiful. I'm having the most delightful morning catching up with your blog.