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Friday, 21 February 2014

The Changing of the Seasons

Hi all, as promised when I first showed you Darcy's new stamps for PaperArtsy, you can now check out one of my favourite makes over on the PaperArtsy blog.

When I started out, I only intended to make one tag but, as you'll see, it's one of those projects that had a mind of its own!


If you've time to hop over to PaperArtsy and take a look, that would be lovely.... and have a great weekend everyone.  I hope you get to spend some time doing whatever it is that brings you joy.  I hope to do some catching up in Craftyblogland, which always works for me!

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.
Yoko Ono

If you don't mind travelling to see it, I'd love to enter this over at Country View Challenges where the theme is Painty Pleasures - and all of this is pure Fresco paint - and was certainly a pleasure!

47 comments:

Fliss said...

This looks very lovely Alison and off for a proper look at PA now.
Have a lovely weekend.
Fliss xx

Lisa M said...

Been over there and drooled! An exceptional array of the seasons. We have a family tradition of changing a picture in the hallway to correspond to the seasons. There's a song my father sings/hums each time too. He makes up the words each time so no one else really knows what he's saying..lol.
Beautiful job on this tag project. :)
hugs and happy weekend!
Lisa x

Redanne said...

Fantastic use of the stamp to do the whole four seasons Alison. Your tags are all wonderful. Anne x

Deborah said...

Love your seasons tags, Alison. Autumn has be my favourite.

Meggymay said...

This looks fantastic, off to see them all.
Yvonne

Amanda said...

Been and looked and commented, fabulous
Love
Amanda x

Brenda Brown said...

Such a clever and artistic piece with the four tags depicting the changing seasons and I love the mood that each tag brings. Great job. Have a great weekend. xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I have always liked that sentiment.
Your colours look so fabulously fresh-off for a peek.
Wishes
Lynne

Julie Ann Lee said...

I just popped over from PA to say how lovely these tags look. Darcy's tree is so magical and your use of colour, crackle and fantastic attention to detail has really brought that magic to life. Julie Ann xxx

Marci said...

All four are beautiful, nice to see all the seasons. I'm beginning to love that stamp with the little blooms. How ingenious to turn it upside down for grass! Great crackle, too.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Alison, love the way you have created different seasons with same stamp set! crackle effect background suits all tags, this is something new I learned here! And colors are soo..o pretty!

Chrissy said...

Brilliant Alison..wonderful tags and to see the 4 seasons with one stamp set is fabulous..love the colours and what a great stamp set...not trusting that cat though..lol..

luv CHRISSYxx

massofhair said...

One of my favourite pieces of your ArT so far this year Alison.

Exquisite & evocative, needs to be framed & looked at every day:-) xxx

Sophie said...

Eine fantastische Karte, liebe Alison.
Farblich perfekt, richtig Frühling.
Und die neuen Stempel sind einfach klasse.
Super gemacht.

Liebe Grüße
Sophie xx

May said...

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

chrissies said...

Simply wonderful Alison-love everything on all of the tags and the way you have combined them on the corrugated background.

Good quote by Yoko as well.

Love Chrissie x

rachel said...

wonderful piece Alison - it looks amazing xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Really, really clever, Alison!

Lucy x

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Very nice project, dear Alison! You brought these stamps to your "Alison-style", that I like so much!
xxx Evelyn

Rita said...

Beautiful tags Alison. Wonderfully created. Hugs Rita xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I've just taken a look. Such a wonderful piece of art - great inspiration. Love the crackled background and of course the images.

Cestina said...

Fungi at last! Huzza....
xx

Kay Wallace said...

Just checked out the "big picture," Alison, and am so impressed. So much goodness, I can understand how you could not stop! A gorgeous way to showcase the four seasons! I like the quote, too...made me stop and think a bit!

Annie said...

Very creative Alison and I love each one of the tags. Beautiful stamps in stunning colours. Definitely on my wish list

Crafty hugs
Annie x

Sandy said...

Beautifully done Alison - what a smashing idea and you have given all the pieces continuity too.
Sandy xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

MASTERPIECES Alison... absolut gorgeous!!!!

cathylynn said...

You've got me curious! Off for a look!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

maj. said...

Looks wonderful! Love all the texture!

Dianne said...

I was just over to see, the stamps I would know what to do with them, you being "THE BOMB" have created a Masterpiece with them, thanks for sharing hope your having a wonderful weekend..((( BIG HUGS)))...

isisimaginings.com said...

I was so impressed when I saw this on the PA blog last night. A great idea & it's beautiful.

Terry said...

This is blooming wonderful, Alison! Love that sentiment and of course the crackle! Hugs!

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous Alison. Love the effects you have on them.
Hugs
xx

Kelly Neis said...

You just amaze me. What a really cool board of tags, and I love the trees!! So fun and the background is awesome too. You are having fun with this stamp set, I am being tempted but you would have to come over to my house and help me make this! Thanks!
Hugs Kelly

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lovely project! I like your take on the four different seasons. One can see that you had a lot of fun creating this.

Coco said...

Oh, Alison...I've just admired all the details and read your post on PA, you have created a fabulous piece of ART once again with this!!! What could I say more? I love it!!!! Hugs, Coco xxx

Emma Dawson said...

This is wonderful! I always love seeing tree stamps used in four seasons and you've been so creative with it. I love the mushrooms, they are fab!

Emma x

Martina2801 said...


You've made quite wonderful tags with the new stamps, dear Alsion! One is more beautiful than the other. Paper Artsy can be proud of such a good designer, as you are.

Julia said...

I love this project. Such a great way to showcase those stamps and the finished project is amazing. Well done you. x

Sue said...

This is wonderful as always Alison, I love how you've covered every season and the fabulous crackle background xx

Tincan Crafter said...

Alison, whenever you swing by and say that you like something of mine - I get up and do such an exuberant happy dance! I am always so in awe of your work and talent so when you say something nice about mine it's like I have won the lottery but HEAPS better. Thank you for stopping by today. I am glad that you decided to make more than one tag - I am in love with your crackle technique - no one manages to get it down quite as awesome as you, and the stamps are just too cute!

Netty said...

wow this is one of my favourite makes of yours........ooooh yeaaaa
Hugs Annette x

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the new images...the flowers are so unique, whimsical and happy! Great make with a great quote! In invokes a very happy feeling!

Kjersti said...

Gorgeous tags Alison, love the crackled background and how you catched the seasons!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Alison, great work, it looks amazing. I love your tags.

Hugs
Anke

Shirley Chillman said...

Popped over and had a look first because you said it was one of your fave makes. No arguments from me I certainly agree with you the tags are stunning and so quirky especially the quote.


Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Kasia said...

Oh WOW! Love these tags! So amazing project! These stamps are fabulous! :)

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning hanging. I really love how you have taken Darcys stamps and really thought out of the box, the seasons are represented perfectly and the colours are beautiful :-) Kezzy xxx