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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Calico Cuts


Hello all... what a crazy week!  We ended up with daily postings here at Words and Pictures, despite me barely being around for them.  It's just as well I've had my injection of springtime energy from the sunlight! Happily, we all get Sunday off!

I'm here with one final sneak peek, this time for my latest project over at Calico Crafts, and after many many sneak peeks this week, you'll be glad to hear I'm back on form with a photo-heavy post for you over at Calico (or maybe you won't!).

I'm so, so excited about the new range of laser cut Calico Craft Parts - you can see some in action on my project today.

Thank you again for your lovely comments all this week - I'm so grateful; and I'm looking forward to some quieter days so I can come and see what you've all been up to!

Rest, and be thankful.
William Wordsworth

If you don't mind travelling to see the full project, I'd love to make this a third and final entry in this week's D for Distress theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, with its rusted flourishes, crackle and Distress Ink-ing.
And the new Art With Heart challenge hosted by Eileen Hull is kicking off by looking for 3D projects with a theme of New Beginnings - so with this brand new line of laser cuts, I hope this will fit right in.

39 comments:

Lisa S. said...

Just viewed this over at Calico and it is stupendous Alison. Love the finishes and texture. :) Thx for the inspiration this week, hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Lisa

Helen said...

it looks gorgeous, off for a proper look now...seems I may have to go shopping for laser cuts next...

Amanda said...

Just been over and one word, stunning!!!
Love
Amanda x

isisimaginings.com said...

Just been to look, it is beautiful.

craftytrog said...

Wow! It's a stunning project Alison! I love the crackle and those rusty flourishes.
Enjoy your Sunday off!
Alison xxx

Chris Warner said...

Been and visited, drooled and commented over at CC - stunning! Chris xxx

Meggymay said...

Stunning project, the inside was amazing as well.
Yvonne

Annie said...

This looks totally awesome Alison and I will definitely head over and have a look.....Have a great weekend

Annie xx

Dorthe said...

Fabolous in every way,- love this "old rusty" piece of romance, and beauty , the lacer cuts are wonderful ,and altered like this looking like a piece of rusty metal...you are so clever, dear.
Beautiful outside and in !!
xoxo Dorthe

annekescardart said...

Just had a look at the whole project. It is just amazing. Wonderful. Love all of it Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Kay Wallace said...

What an absolutely AMAZING project, Alison! Being such a vintage fan, I just love this piece...inside, outside and all around! Perfect colors and images, but your elements of embellishment are "dah bomb"! A prize winner for sure!

Terry said...

As always, this is a real stunner, Alison! Love the vintage feeling, but of course! Beautiful! Hugs and enjoy the weekend.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece of art Alison, love the rustic elements and gorgeous background too. Lovely design. So pleased to see you entered this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you. Tracy x

Redanne said...

This is a truly beautiful project Alison, your rusting on the flourishes is incredible. Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, looks fab! Specially love the rusty effect on the new bits (whatever they are going to be called..)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a stunning project - looks fantastic.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous peek Alison! Love the texture and beautiful blossoms! Off to see the rest of your project! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

barbarayaya62 said...

Alison I'm speechless, all your works are totally amazing! Your projects are always at the highest level! I watched them all and I apologize if I was not able to comment on everyone but it is a very busy time at the family level! Will make it in the future! Meanwhile, I can only tell you that visit your blog is always a pleasure for the eyes and for the heart! BArbarayaya

barbarayaya62 said...

Me again! I saw now that you posted this work on Simon monday challenge! thanks for joining us this week! Barbarayaya

chrissies said...

Just amazing--I thought it was a book :)You have made the shapes look wonderful with the beautiful texture

Love Chrissie xx

Chris said...

It's beautiful Alison, I'm off to see the full project. Chris x

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous, Alison! I just visited the entire stepxstep over at Calico Crafts--Love It!! enjoy your day off!! XOXO-Shari

May said...

Looks beautiful Alison...off for a closer look... Hugs May x x

Maggie said...

Stunning Book Alison the rusty look is set off beautifully against the creamy background, inside your lady image is beautiful can see how it inspired your project

MaggieH

Dianne said...

You are one of the busiest designer around, and I love it,i'm flying over to see all those photos, thanks for being you...

craftimamma said...

Just had a look at the whole beautiful creation and left a comment on the Calico Crafts blog. It is a stunning piece of work!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Marci said...

I neglected to comment over here. I love the book, it looks old and treasured. The inside is gorgeous, also.

Von said...

Sorry for not being about much and it seems I've missed some wonderful creations wow what an amazing book box !
Take care
Von ♥

Cinderella Moments said...

This is so pretty! I love the elements in the back. Glad to hear you've taken in some sunshine. That always feels good after a cold winter!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Netty said...

love love love it. Annette x

Coco said...

A sheer joy for a pure delight for us!!! Wow again!! And what a great set of new flourishes, they are gorgeous altered with your Deco'art rusty paints.. Love the freshness of the roses combined to thme and to the hearts... Live also the inside.. all is amazing Alison. :) Hugs, Coco xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So wonderful! I love the crackly finish you add to so many of your projects.

Sue said...

This is amazing, I love your rusty flourishes xx

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful! Love the colours and the crackle is gorgeous
Fantastic rust effects on the laser cut parts

Jools x

Anita Houston said...

This trick book with the hidden space is gorgeous! Love the crackle and rusted hearts!!!

Mrs.B said...

Just popped over to have a look - stunning alteration, not only the outside but inside too.
Avril x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

That rusty effect is always a winner for me!
Lovely colour palette - gorgeous in every way.
I am sorry I am so behind with your posts Alison.
Wishes
Lynne

Amy* said...

Absolutely lovely Alison! The cuts and trim add such beautiful detail and dimension. I love the rustic color palette you used. Thanks for sharing your Art with Heart!

Amy*

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow truly stunning book box. I love the rusted vintage style and the inside is amazing :-) Kezzy xxx