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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas-ish


Hello all... I'm back with the first of my final trio of projects for PaperArtsy.  So, it's sneak peek time here again at Words and Pictures.  There'll be one tonight, one tomorrow and one on Tuesday, and then it's all over... apart from seeing what you're inspired to make as a result, of course!



I can't believe how fast the time has flown - four months gone in a flash.  And I'm deeply sensible of your fabulous support in leaving comments either here or over at PaperArtsy itself - and in many cases both! - during that time.  Thank you so much.


So, here's the first of three Christmasish projects.  At least, the final one on Tuesday is a full-on Christmas number, but the first couple are certainly heading that way.




If you've time to hop over and check out this trio (yes, the first project is a trio in itself), that would be lovely, and I hope to see you again pretty much this time tomorrow!

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
Anne Frank

31 comments:

sam21ski said...

Great jar and candles Alison

Sam xx

Brenda Brown said...

These are really fabulous candles and candle holders. Such a great post Alison showing the processes to achieving those wonderful projects. TFS.
hugs {brenda} x0x

MichelleZ said...

Wow! These are really fabulous! I love the candles, but I am in AWE of the candle holders themselves. As I was reading through your post I saw the black fresco added and thought to myself, "Now how is THAT going to work?" and then TADA! It did! It was like watching a magic show. Beautiful pieces, Alison!

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, they look glorious!

Meggymay said...

Just been for a look at them all. They are all stunning.
Yvonne

Netty said...

They are all terrific upcycling projects, have just been to see them, Annette x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

How fabulous.
Candles I love, especially for this time of the year.
Wishes
Lynne

Margaret said...

Oh, what a fun journey and such a terrific finish! This will be so gorgeous on a holiday table!

Jennie Atkinson said...

I have just been over for a look - all three projects are fabulous! Absolutely gorgeous but I love the doodle jars! x

Marci said...

How do you think of all these things? I'm amazed. Love the stamp you used, don't think it's available over here. These holders and candles look beautiful. Never heard of the Liquid Leaf before, wonder if Viva Decor products are similar. Anyway, just stunning, and something out of nothing.

butterfly said...

Hi Marci!
Yes, the Liquid Leaf is amazing - you literally paint it on - it's like a very thick, smooth paint, but with a glorious metallic sheen (and a strong smell!). I don't know if Viva Decor do a similar thing - but I know they do have loads of great metallic products.

Thanks for your lovely comment. (Just because there's no other way to thank Marci - the rest of you know I'll be round to visit soon!)
Alison xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Alison! Just saw all your amazing projects!

barbarayaya62 said...

I saw the details on PaperArtsy's blog! wonderful! barbarayaya

liberal sprinkles said...

checked it out on PaperArtsy. Fantastic work, Alison!
grace

chrissies said...

Stunning ideas and the stamp set is amazing. So pleased the idea worked and I am sure you will enjoy using the candle jar often.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie x

toni said...

Alison! These are brilliant love the way you've etched the surface and the candles are wonderful too! I ve just bought a candle to try my hand at decorating so this project is certainly spurring me on, Xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Didn't have much time Alison but I popped over to have a look. Wow even less time now, spent more time than I intended because they are so gorgeous. I have the silver liquid leaf but not the gold guess what I want now???? lol.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Smile_Art said...

it's really amazing Alison! :)

die amelie said...

I hopped over and had a close look at your trio...and then another...and another... I really LOVE your trio, Alison,

and the scratched lines with the light shining through create such an enchanted feel! Absolutely adorable!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Deborah said...

Just been to look. Rendered me *almost* speechless - they're just brilliant!

May said...

Off for a closer look.... Hugs May x x x

Dorthe said...

What a shine from your liqued leaf, they looks fantastic, and the stamp is wonderful,too on the candle.
Great how you etched to make the shine come through dear Alison.
xoxo, Dorthe

Danielle said...

Looks awesome!

Redanne said...

The transformations are stunning! You are such an inspiring designer Alison... Hugs, Anne x

Coco said...

Time for me at last to go right now on Paper Artsy blog to see both your first and your second project... I'm a clever lady Lol :) Well, looking at this first sneak peak only, Ialready know that I will not be disappointed !!! Hugs, Coco xx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic projects Alison! xxx

Marci said...

Thanks for your answer, Alison. I don't have a blog, is it OK if I comment? I could give you my email, if that would help.

cathylynn said...

What a gorgeous sneak peek but I gotta go check out the whole post. I know I'm in for a treat. You always create pure beauty!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

butterfly said...

Hi Marci - of course, of course, of course you're allowed to comment!! It's lovely to have you do so... I didn't mean it to be a "thing"!! And I'm perfectly happy to answer here, but if it's easier for you rather than checking back for answers, then do, by all means ask questions via my email contact - you can click underneath my profile in the sidebar.

But I absolutely don't want to stop you commenting!!
Alison xx

Nan G said...

Wow! So utterly cool, Alison!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow the post over at paperartsy is awesome, such wonderful array of beautiful lighting, this would look so good outside at night. I also love the candle, I might have a go, it's years since I had a go, I only got one good image at the time which I was giving as a gift. I put it on my mantal to see how it looked then completely forgot about it and put the fire on, hmmmmm let's just say the image didn't look as lovely after lol. I guess now I should be a little bit better at doing it lol. Hugs :-) Kezzy xxx