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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Create? I am creating!

Hello all!  I'm back with yet another sneak peek... yes, it's one of those busy weeks here at Words and Pictures again.

For those not up to speed, you might want to catch up with my three PaperArtsy projects - A Study in Scarlet, If I Had Wings, and the frankly crazy Dolls Houses...  Or there's this fortnight's piece for Fun With ATCs, Around the World in 80 Stamps (very cute, though I do say so myself)... Or even a (shhh) Christmas Card over at Artistic Outpost if you fancy it!

But here and now, it's time for a return to normal service... blues, greens, corrugated card and glorious meadow grasses for my Artistic Stamper creation today.  I would love it (if you're not already exhausted from the pace round here) if you had time to pop over to the Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog and have a look... It's probably my favourite make of the week if I'm perfectly honest!


Anyway, enough from me.  I hope you're all thriving and having a wonderful week, and I'll see you soon, either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.  But first, I'm off for a little lie-down...

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
Sir John Lubbock

34 comments:

Sandy said...

Your hanging is gorgeous Alison with very calming colors. I think I know why you like this so much - in the middle of all the hustle bustle of moving, you sit down and make the statement "I am creating". I believe you were smiling when you put those words on this pretty hanging.
Sandy

Marci said...

Glad you found some joy in the midst of what sounds like a massive undertaking. It's a beautiful tag.

Mona Pendleton said...

looks amazing!

barbarayaya62 said...

Alison congrats, so much work and all of your creations are very high quality! Fantastic! I apologize, sometimes I lack the time to comment on everything, but I always look at everything you do!BArbarayaya

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Aloson, You made again a wonderful tag!!! I really love it, it has a super background, great stamping ART!!

Greetings
Maria

Anke said...

Oh Alison I love your work with the grasses, fantastic work.

Hugs
Anke

toni said...

Beautiful tag Alison. Love your greens and blues, so light and delicate, great stamp choice x

Helen said...

I've been loving your work, all of it! even the crazy dolls houses!! Off to look at the latest now..

Deborah said...

It's your work and it's got a bird on it - of *course* I'm going to have a look :-)

chrissies said...

Amazing ! Seems like the more you do the better the projects get. Must say I adore this last piece with the textured background and the little bird.

Love the quote--I sat on a rickety, wooden bench in the middle of a wood the other day and it certainly wasn't time wasted at all :)

Have a wonderful day Alison

Love Chrissie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely hanging with beautiful colours!

Smile_Art said...

lovely work and soooo beautiful stamps :)

Evil Edna said...

beautiful, wonderful colours and the flourish is stunning.EE

Redanne said...

It is so good to see you taking snippets of time to create - especially when the result looks like this wonderful piece. You must be exhausted with your busy schedule, so it is good to take time for yourself too. Hugs, Anne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful hanging, love the colors and the corrugated cardboard.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Lovely stamped and colored hanging.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just wonderful Alison..makes my heart happy.. those depth and the wonderful colors and I love love love this bird... you brought all this awesome stamps to perfect ART -Alison style ART!!

Shirley Chillman said...

You have no time for a lie down lady ... have you unpacked all those boxes yet?? No!!

What have you been doing Alison ... ahhhh creating beautiful work like this ... all is forgiven, blow the boxes just carry on crafting I want to see more. lol

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Lisa M said...

The rest is well deserved. Hope your slumber was rejuvenating as your art was to us! Gorgeous calming colors; exactly what I need right now!! ;)
hugs,
Lisa x

Coco said...

It looks very gorgeous, I love the colours and this bird!! Hugs, Coco xx

Chrissy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison..love the colours so much and love the little bird...beautiful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Amanda said...

No wonder you're off for a lie down, I'm surprised your not off for a holiday. Love this and in total awe of how many incredible pieces you manage to produce.....
Love
Amanda x

Amanda said...

No wonder you're off for a lie down, I'm surprised your not off for a holiday. Love this and in total awe of how many incredible pieces you manage to produce.....
Love
Amanda x

Brenda Brown said...

Lovely to see your Butterfly colours and design on this piece, you definitely are creating with everything you've managed to get out this week, and all such superb pieces. Hopefully you can take a break and catch up with CC102 soon.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} x0x

trisha too said...

Well it looks lovely from the peek, Alison--I can see why it's your favorite just from this bit!

:)trisha

Sue C said...

Just catching up myself Alison so off to hop around and see what you've been up to ! Hope the move went well. Sue C x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow went on over to comment and have a closer look. Alison this has to be my favourite as well, it's the background and those flowers, it's almost like you used a printed tissue, but you stamped them and coloured them and they are out of this world stunning. The corrugated card background is also awesome. Hugs :-) Kezzy xxxxxx

Annie said...

Hope you managed a well deserved sleep and I am heading over to view your make. Take care and look after yourself

Hugs

Annie x

die amelie said...

Thank you so much for the lovely load of comments on my blog, Alison!
They came just in time and brightened up my day - as I am not too well at the moment (having hurt my side and ribs rather badly and still not able to move without pain).

There's sunshine over here today (in real) but the sun started shining for me yesterday evening when I read your wonderful messages! Thank you so much :))

Hope you are doing well and are (almost) done with moving so you can again enjoy a lot of creative time without any deadline pressure!!!!

Big hug,

Claudia x

die amelie said...

Hm...thought I had already commented on your hanging as I definitely recall it having caught my eye... well, I'll do it now: there's on lot on that lovely make that makes your artwork so adorable to me - your colours and their translucency with tender traces of texture underneath - the sublte stamping with which you create a lot of depth and that "Alison-corrugated card" Oh my! Never can get enought of it!

Hugs again,

Claudia x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great textured background Alison..the hanging looks so fresh and stunning...again an amazing artwork

Dianne said...

I looooooooove this, my favorite of the week too, I have a lot of favorite pieces you have created, you always make everything I love, a huge Thank you for that my dear, loooooove visiting you..

Maelchen said...

Alison, dear, how do you find the time to create all these marvellous pieces? My head is dizzy from visiting you on all these blogs to find everything in detail...
And then you are still in moving houses? Oh my, what an energetic woman you must be... But it suits you judging by your always different, individual pieces of art!
Have a nice and pieceful evening, dear Alsion!
Manu

Margaret said...

I think this might be my new favorite piece!! I LOVE the blues and greens on this and the corrugated background looks wonderful with the vintage style stamps! The blue flowers are gorgeous!