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Monday, 10 March 2014

Dragonfly Delight

Hello all!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and apologies for the slightly slow visiting rate lately... 


Real life has suddenly got very busy - nice work things, so it's all good - and then I've wanted (needed!) to spend most of my spare time at the craft table.

It's the start of a crazily busy week here at Words and Pictures (and I won't even be around for most of it - fingers crossed for Blogger managing the scheduled posts).

So we're starting with a quickie, a sneak peek in fact, which may allow me to claw back some visiting time soon.

Today I'm hoping to tempt you over to The Artistic Stamper to see a light, airy, watery little make, and I've even managed to keep things pretty short and sweet over there too!

It would be lovely if you had time to hop over for a closer look, and I'll hope to catch you around Craftyblogland in the next few days.


Long glinting dragonflies shot across the path, or hung tremulous with gauzy wings and gleaming bodies.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

41 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Looks fresh and attractive, need to take closer look xx

Marci said...

So soothing. The dragonflies are beautiful. I really like the stamped saying, too.

Terry said...

A breath of spring air! Beautiful colors and dragonfly, Alison! Hope you have a great week! Hugs!

Lisa S. said...

Love the sneak peek and hopping now to check it out. Have a great week Alison! Hugs

MichelleZ said...

I did stop by the Artistic Stamper and I saw your gorgeous project. I love the Spring colors. It makes me happy. :)

massofhair said...

Your projects are always full of temptation, inspiration & joy. Fabulous make, wonderful colours. :-) xxx

Nan G said...

Oh I love the sneak peek.

Mona Pendleton said...

Awesome peek Alison! Off to see the rest of it! Have a great week!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Super, I love the colours and the beautiful dragonfly ,looks like spring is comming!!!

Greetings
Maria

Amanda said...

Been over for a look and love it more in full view. Beautiful soft greens makes a wonderful colour palette for this piece. Love it!!!
Love
Amanda x

Helen said...

Gorgeous Alison!!

Shirley Chillman said...

Just back from looking Alison and the dragonfly is such a magical looking creature especially when you espy him darting and diving over the surface of water. As soon as the sunlight catches his wings the colours dart all over the place and that is how you have captured him with your beautiful piece.


Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

brenda said...

The fresh greens are a perfect hint of Spring Alison along with the dragonflies. And ACD reflects on them perfectly.

B x

Rita said...

Good Morning Alison. Looks lovely and that is before I visit to see the full canvas. Take time to breathe in your busy week. Hugs Rita xxx

chrissies said...

A very beautiful piece Alison. I do love to see dragonflies on artwork as it brings back a memory of seeing a real one very close-up years ago.

Sounds like you will be very busy but I hope you find time to relax as well.

Love Chrissie x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely awesome hanging. I really love the colours you used and the stencilling is amazing. I love the stamped dragonflies and the pop of embossing. Full of fabulous inspiration as always :-) Kezzy xxx

Redanne said...

Just been over, I love the 'watery' effect you got on the dragonflies, really beautiful. Anne xx

Tincan Crafter said...

Very lovely and whispery - have to goover to the Artistic Stamper and check out your other things!

Margie said...

Just been to see the full picture Alison and its gorgeous! I really like the colouring and those lovely dragonflies, especially the way the wings go over the side! Great words too. Margie x

Netty said...

Love your colour choices Alison, its a beautiful hanging. Annette x

rachel said...

so very beautiful Alison - I love all things green and this is so delicate - gorgeous xx

May said...

Looks beautiful I'm off for a closer look...Hugs May x x x

Kay Wallace said...

This is a gorgeous teaser, and, of course, has lured me away to take a better look at all the detail!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such a gorgeous project - I am thrilled!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Alison, I don't know how you have time to breathe,well you certainly added a wonderful breathe of spring with your BRILLIANT canvas, it's AMAZING, it's wanting me to go to the cottage already, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week, with a few naps in between :O), ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Alison..I love the colours of course and love the shimmer from the embossing..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Unni A said...

Wonderful! Love the colors!
hugs, Unni

Meggymay said...

Beautiful colours and images, it looks magical.
Yvonne

Annie said...

Stunning Alison x I adore the colours and the dragonfly look fabulous
Hugs Annie

Hettie said...

Gorgeous Alison. I have a lovely spot for this if you don't have room! Tee hee!
Hugs
xx

Coco said...

It looks really gorgeous, love this dragonfly that really shine... I will have a closer look tomorrow Alison, tonight I'm to tired to appreciate as much as needed! :) Hugs Coco xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a closer look - it's a gorgeous piece of art.

cathylynn said...

Hey Alison you have lured me in to take a better look! Looks like another beauty!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Dorthe said...

It is so fantastic, dear Alison, wonderful effect with the clear embossing, and the waterly rings....and those dragonflye stamps ,are WOW with the embossing on top!!
Thank you for the "tut" over at The Artistic Stamper- this is a real summer piece!!
Hugs,Dorthe

Juliz Design Post said...

Looks lovely, away to have a look at full image. Julie x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is gorgeous! And seriously ... it takes a very talented crafter/artist to stamp around those corners :) Wow!! Love the new stencil and how the clear embossing helps create the water-in-sunlight effect. Beautiful! -- Mary Elizabeth

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such pretty blues and green. That dragonfly is so delicate, hovering there.

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful! Chris xxx

Anita Houston said...

Love the dragonflies! You do blues and greens the best!

Marjie Kemper said...

So lovely! Hope to be seeing some of them around here soon... less snow, more dragonflies :-)

mark gould said...

Stunning Alison, what a beautiful stamp and I am in love with the colours x. Thanks for putting me on to that vid, I loved it. Really digging the hearts above as well xx