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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hallelujah!


Hello all - it's time for the final PaperArtsy sneak peek.  We made it!  And with this one I've given in to Christmas.



I've had the most amazing semester - four months of steep learning curves and wonderful fun, with some struggles and many delights.

This last project certainly qualifies for the "struggles" label - it was quite a process! - but I really hope you'll like the end result.

If you missed the other projects for this month, you'll find the first one here and the second one here.  And if you're up to speed and ready for the finale, just hop straight over to PaperArtsy now.



I'd like to say a huge thank you to Leandra and to Gillian who've both been brilliant, and thank you to all of you for your continued company on this crafty journey.

Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!
Florenz Ziegfeld





Oh, and if that's not enough for you for one day, you can catch up with this entirely non-Christmas make over at Artistic Outpost today, in case you missed it the first time around!

29 comments:

Helen said...

This project is certainly a labour of love, and it looks incredible - well done for keeping at it! I have loved seeing what you do with the Paperartsy supplies, I will miss your projects for them - but know you will keep using them so all is not lost!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I agree with Helen. I'm going to miss your posts too, Alison. They have been so very inspiring and - may I say - intrepid! I left a comment at PA, but just wanted to stop off here too to say 'thank you' for a great semester and fabulous interpretations of the PA products! Julie Ann xx

Deborah said...

How we suffer for our art lol. Beautiful baubles in the end, which is what matters. Brill!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a look - so many photos. Such a great project, the baubles are fantastic.

sam21ski said...

Well done on the fab projects you've brought us over on the PA blog Alison, maybe we'll see you over there again?

Sam xx

Carol Q said...

are you sad that it's all come to an end Alison? - I know I was when my term finished. I felt like I'd lost my aim in life for a while lol.

a gorgeous final project but heavens - did you have your ups and down with it. it was fascinating to see your creative process warts 'n' all!

Meggymay said...

Just been for a look, amazing project. Great photos as well.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A Labour of Love most certainly but so worth it for the end result.
The holly leaves are such a beautiful touch, yes, they were bothersome but again, so worth your time and energy.
Wishes
Lynne

Redanne said...

Your final project is just stunning, hope they ask you back again soon! Hugs, Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Hallelujah, that was some journey indeed! To be honest I quite liked the brown version (though I agree the colour was better before the Uteeh), but the blue version is really stunning!

Paper Profusion said...

Totally BAUBLEiCIOUS!!! You deserve frequent flyer miles for the journey Alison!! Most enjoyable post, you had me on the edge of my seat...will she persevere and overcome??? Oh yes, with great aplomb! Stunning end result and you were so correct to stick to your artistic instincts. Thank-you for all the tips and research that may save the rest of us tearing our hair out at some point. Job terrifically well done and i hope PA invite u back soon. Snap too, as Ive been working with utee today also...hope to post tomorrow.

Nicola x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous finale project Alison, the wonderful colours, images and crackle are spectacular and make the most sensational baubles made in your own inimitable style. You have worked so hard to create amazing projects and give us detailed step by steps, thanks for sharing your creativity in this way.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Marci said...

Sooo beautiful! Here goes..love the crackle, the brushstrokes around the edge, the depth of the images, the pewter and the gilding touches. Oh, and the holly! Such patience and persistence(sp?). Thank you for this, I loved the photos, and reading about it. Can't find the right words to tell you how much I enjoyed it.

Margaret said...

I know these were quite frustrating and something of an experiment, but they really are beautiful! Your perseverance paid off wonderfully! Although I will admit that I chuckled as you described the photo session...I can only imagine!

Kim Price said...

Absolutely incredible work Alison. So much detail, heart and soul has gone into these projects - bravo

chrissies said...

Such a lot of work on this wonderful project. Definitely 'Bootiful Baubles' to everyone else and well worth the effort for sure.

Love Chrissie x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just loved all of your PA projects - your take is so unique! I'd love to say that I've been so inspired that I've been playing since I saw them but sadly I've just been involved in "stuff"!!! Chrisx

May said...

Stunning work Alison, I am sure going to miss your amazing work at PA and your fantastic tutorials....Hugs May x x x

Netty said...

You have done Paper Artsy proud Alison, am off to have a look, Annette x

Kelly Neis said...

I was putting myself into your crafty shoes over on Paper ARtsy and laughing through it all. Well I must say that I love the blues better and they turned out gorgeous. I think the browns are savable and if you are like me they are in a box waiting for rehab. lol You sure are great at adding textures and paint colors. The end results are gorgeous no matter how you got there, yes I bet it was hard. lol I love them.
Your green canvas is beautiful with the flowers all around. The colors and butterflies are so pretty.
Thank you for taking the time to give us tutorials. I love hearing about your endeavors and how your creative process flows.
Have a great day!!
Kelly

Sandy said...

Good Lord Child - you need to come to my house for a while for a good rest. All of your Hallelujah baubles are amazing. I do love the one with the holly. Now I am telling you again - you need a rest!
Sandy

Sandy said...

I went to see your paper mache board and it is lovely. You think of so many neat ideas to experiment with. Now Alison, you gotta start thinking snow!
Sandy

Sandy said...

Gasp - my all time favorite is your wooden panel painting. And Alison, you have no idea how much I appreciate you telling us what you did!!! I was fortunate enough to visit the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. I believe they have the largest collection of early Christian panel paintings in the world. Your icon is reminiscent of all the gorgeous icons in Italy and Greece. Oh you have outdone yourself kid!!!!!
Sandy

Bärbel said...

Ein wunderbares Projekt und dank der guten Beschreibung in allen Schritten nachvollziehbar, liebe Alison. Mir gefallen diese Arbeiten sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

cathylynn said...

Hey Alison, That post was like reading a mystery! Wow I really appreciate all of your pictures and how you share the ups and downs of the crafting process. It makes me feel normal after all. Lol! Everything you create is made with love and devotion and a whole lot of talent.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Coco said...

I'm catching up with that now Alison !! :) Happy evening, HUGS Coco xx

Anita Houston said...

A gorgeous mobile of ornaments! Fabulous tutorial too! Love all those stamps! Wonderful!

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Alison, what a pleasure to look at your baubles! So much work you had to do with it! Came out very wonderful. Hugs Evelyn

isisimaginings.com said...

I'm sorry to be so late posting this comment & even sorrier I didn't get time to make anything for your week on the PA blog, I'm hoping to get something done before Christmas. All of your projects were wonderful, completely gorgeous & awe-inspiring.