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Sunday, 8 September 2013

PaperArtsy at last!

Hello everyone!  For anyone who counts Sunday as the beginning of the week, this is the start of an insanely busy week here at Words and Pictures.

It's finally time for me to officially reveal myself as one of the PaperArtsy Guest Designers for Semester Three.  The clues have been there through the year for the sharper-eyed and keener-memoried amongst you, but at last it's time to share my first project with you.

I was absolutely over the moon when Leandra invited me, all those months ago, to be part of the adventure.  And I asked to be part of the third semester since - at that point - we were scheduled to be moving house in May, so I thought it would all be over and out of the way.  Sadly, Sod's Law means we're now moving next month, slap bang in the middle of the semester  - ah well, you can't win them all!



And it has been a slightly terrifying wait in many ways - with so many extraordinary, inspirational pieces from designers, #3Upsters and competition entrants over the months...  

Talk about pressure building up.  






But I've just tried to do my thing, and have fun with the amazing PaperArtsy products (not that hard!).  

So here's sneak peek number one, and I'd be so happy if you have time to hop over to PaperArtsy and see it in full.  Oh, and you can check out the introduction post while you're at it, if you like.

Thank you so much for dropping in, and there's much, much more to come in the next few days, so I hope to see you again before very long!

Everything comes in time to those who can wait.
François Rabelais

47 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just been over to have a look and wowzers!!! that is a fabulous first project. Congratulations Alison and I can't wait to see your projects on this tremendous journey you are having Jennie x

Fliss said...

Woo hoo Alison! What fabulous news and many congratulations too.
Lovely sneak peek so off to have a good look now.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Helen said...

So pleased that you can be part of the Paperartsy fun too - your first project is just gorgeous - as soon as I saw on Twitter who tonight's new star was, I knew we were in for a treat. (You need to join twitter!!) Can't wait for the rest of your projects.

Evil Edna said...

oh wow! that is wonderful news and very well deserved.Look forward to your first piece.EE

sam21ski said...

Congrats Alison, lovely to see your work over there on the PA blog.

Can't wait to join in the challenges!!

Sam xxx

Carol Q said...

absolutely fabulous to see you as a PA GD Alison. I know just how you feel but it'll be a fantastic few months if mine were anything to go by and you'll be amazed at how it spurs on your creativity. Love your first project in my fave blues and greens.

Redanne said...

YOU are extraordinary and an amazingly talented artist Alison, it is wonderful to see you at PA for this semester. Your project here is fabulous and I am looking forward to seeing more. Well done you!! Hugs, Anne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous piece Alison, love the embossed Fresco paint and all the wonderful layers. Great start . Tracy x

Kelly Foster said...

Congratulations! I will head over and see the rest - your sneak is beautiful!

Meggymay said...

Great news and so well deserved. just been to have a look and its 'Gorgeous'.
Yvonne

Sue C said...

Stunning project Alison ! Can't wait to see your next one ! Sue C x

Deborah said...

Congratulations, Alison - and so well deserved.Deb x

May said...

Congratulations Alison...off over for a closer look ...Hugs May x x x

Astrid Maclean said...

Off to take a closer look....Looks interesting already...

Rita said...

Love what I see here Alison. Congratulations are in order too. Off to see the big picture now. Hugs Rita xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

How exciting for you Alison!
A beautiful project to start with and cannot wait to see what else you have in store.
Wishes
Lynne

Claire said...

Wow Alison - totally amazing news!! Congratulations! I really love Paperartsy - I think they're my fav company! Your project on their blog tonight is just beautiful - you are really talented! Claire xx

Sue said...

Many congrats:) Great piece to start off with.

Ginger said...

Lovely Alison, I just saw this on the PA blog and I had to come over here to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your "how-to". I look forward to the rest of your PA projects. x

craftimamma said...

You have no need to worry Alison, your first project is amazing and I know the rest will be!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

MagsB said...

This is just amazing!! Congratulations on your post with PaperArtsy, you'll do brilliantly!

Good luck with the house move, too, I hope it all goes smoothly!

love Mags B x

Nan G said...

Congrats! Love this little peek so I'm off to see the full reveal. I'm sure it'll be amazing!

chrissies said...

Wonderful news-congratulations Alison.

What a wonderful piece you have made it is stunning and a brilliant idea as well

Love Chrissie x

Annie said...

Huge congratulations Alison x. This is a stunning project with lots of layers and wonderful details........I love it.

You will be thrilled to bits x

Look forward to seeing more x

Don't you just hate Sod's Law !!

Annie x

Dagmar said...

Congratulation! And yout first project is great artwork!

Brenda Brown said...

Congratulations Alison your work and style is perfect for Leandra's paints and stamps and your first piece demonstrates that. I just love the techniques, colour palette and design of these hangings. You so deserve this recognition.
hugs {brenda} x0x

brenda said...

Congratulations Alison and what a fab piece to kick start your position.

B x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woo Hooo Alison! Congratulations, you will have so much fun playing with PaperArtsy products and I know that beautiful things will happen because of that! crafty hugs xxxx

Sophie said...

Wunder-wunderschön.
Ich bin ganz berührt von der Zartheit und Vielfalt.

Umarmung von Sophie xx

Dianne said...

YIKESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS this is so fantastic, Miss Julie Ann will be over the moon, as I am, we'll get to see more of you all over blog land, that is exciting congrats dear Alison, the are all lucky to have you I think you are truly and amazing artist, thanks for being you..

Micki said...

Alison, gorgeous - gorgeous panels. Absolutely love the colors and the detailed instructions and pics. AND LOVE how you showed how to display them.... genius.

Hugs

Coco said...

Wonderful news Alison, so happy to see your great projects at PaperArtsy too (and so well-deserved to be one of their fabulous guest DT...) !!!! Coco xx

Julia said...

Congratulations Alison. Your style is perfect for Paperartsy which just happens to be my original favourite brand. Enjoy it Alison, I'm sure we all will! x

Gio said...

I saw it in full , and it's just amazing!! Sorry for the move, but I'm pretty sure you will make great pieces in any case!

Hope to find some spare time to participate to the challenge.

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant combination - you…..and Paper Artsy! Congratulations!
Saw this on Paper Artsy blog before I saw your post so can say here that I truly love it. I went straight to my journal and Paper Artsy stamps! Thanks for the fab inspiration! Chrisxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Huge congrats on the PaperArtsy gig! Loved your Once Upon A Time project when you first blogged it so in for a treat xx

Monique said...

Congratulations, that's great news. I'm sure you'll do fine, even with an upcoming move in the next month. Your work is always beautiful. I'll pop on over to see the rest of the piece, but what I can see from here already looks fabulous.
xx Monique

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful news- congratulations :) Your project looks fantastic.

Francesca said...

Saw it over at PA. Congrats again. Francesca xxxx

Dorthe said...

Alison, I would have been so frustrated in waiting all summer for a move ,which should have been in May !! But I wish you a very happy move and new life!!
Your creation is gorgeous, and so are the PA products you used ,and that "new" green tone !!
Hugs,Dorthe

Paper Profusion said...

I remember when you annouced this Alison - Congratulations again on your selection! So sorry on the scheduling front - but hey you've been proving all year how well you can juggle! Popping over now to see more... Nicola x

cathylynn said...

Congratulations Alison! I can not wait to go see what you have created. I'm sure it will be another outstanding creation.
Oh my I can wait to go see!!!!!'Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

toni said...

Well Done Alison !!!!! you are definitely going to be a wonderful artist to showcase their fab products. Big Congratulations ! going to go and have a closer look at this, Toni xx

barbarayaya62 said...

Congrats Alison! You are really a fantastic artist and all those who follow you know it well! BArbarayaya

Mary Elizabeth said...

Hello my friend ... what an opportunity for both you and PaperArtsy!!! I think its a perfect match. Congrats!!!! I am so excited for you (just keep remembering to breathe in this mad rush and craziness of house moving ... Inhale ... Exhale) Gorgeous colors for this first triptych. I've already hopped over to PaperArtsy for your 2nd project. I'm a little slow this week and I just can't keep up with your incredible energy:) Seriously beautiful work! -- Mary Elizabeth

Bonnie Irvine said...

They made a very wise choice in you, Alison. Your art makes me want to play with every product you have used. So very inspiring. I'm just back from the PA blog and am astounded...as usual...by your talent and creativity. Well done, my friend.

Kezzy said...

Wow I think you did brilliantly, you kept to your style and I loved each on of them. I wanted to play more but the dreaded cold attacked, next month I'm not going to see anybody for a week before so I can play more lol :-) Kezzy xxx