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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Cry me a river...

Hello everyone, and thank you for stopping by.  It's another of those busy weeks here at Words and Pictures (as well as my birthday today!)...

Today, I'm over at The Artistic Stamper with a song-inspired creation for you.  

So, if you like, you could consider it extra inspiration to play along with my musical words challenge this month at Our Creative Corner - With a Song in Your Heart.  You still have until the 28th to create a piece inspired by and including a song title or lyrics.

Of course, being me, there's also lots of texture on this creation, so I hope it might also kick you into action for the Artistic Stamper challenge this month - Embossing and Texture.  For that you have until the end of the month.

In either case - or if you want to combine both - you'll need to hop over to The Artistic Stamper to get your inspirational fix... sneak peeks only here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Believe it or not, I'll be back tomorrow (and the day after...), so I hope to see you soon!

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Dr Seuss

45 comments:

Debi said...

Happy Birthday Alison!!! I hope you have a great day and wow would you look at that background!! Debi xxx

Chrissy said...

A very Happy birthday Alison..

Oh!I love that crackle and the most gorgeous image..,and I'm singing that song.."Cry me a river"love the chains and tag..a lot of photos did not come up on the other blog...but what I saw I loved..
Have a real Happy day.

luv CHRISSYxx

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful song, fabulous project. Love the way you reflect the lyrics in your work. Happy Birthday Alison. Nikki x

Nan G said...

Happy Birthday, Butterfly! Off I go to see what you've made and find out about those lovely deep cracks (of which you don't have any do you ;). Hugs

froebelsternchen Susi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISON!
May your day be wonderful with many beloved people and enough yummie cake!

what a wonderful piece is that? -- I am off to have a closer look!

Brenda Brown said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday Alison. Love your blue river, the crackle is amazing and such a wonderful design.
When I did singing lessons I used to love choosing that song to sing. Have a happy day and hopefully some special treats. Big hugs xx

May said...

Happy Birthday Alison... Have a wonderful day...I adore your creation the crackle & texture is amazing... Love the image... I hope you get some nice treats today... Hugs May x x

Astrid Maclean said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a fab day and a fantastic year ahead!
BS&C at AS, a new favourite, LOVE IT Big time and now I will have that song go through me head all day....

Deborah said...

Just been to see it. I love the multiple colour inking on her face.

Deborah said...

Ooops...and happy birthday!! :-)

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Happy birthday, dear Alison!!! I wish you an inspiring, crafty wonderful year ahead and everything and may all your wishes come true!
This is a magnificent hanging! This crackle color looks really amazing.
Have a nice day
xxx Evelyn

chrissies said...

Happy Birthday Dear Alison--hope you find time to celebrate in some way :)

Love this piece of art and the way everything comes together so well.

Thank you for the link to the song at Artistic Stamper

Love Chrissie x

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a bit of birthday bunting

craftytrog said...

Have a happy, happy day Alison!
Off to see your post.
Alison xxx

rachel said...

off to see the full thing - the crackle looks amazing. x

die amelie said...

Happy birthday to you, Alison!!!!

And "Cry me a River" is one of my favourite song too - sung by Dianna Krall! Love all the crackles and the colour scheme you chose!

Have a great birthday!! Celebrate, enjoy! Yay!

Hugs and wishes,
Claudia x

Coco said...

Happy birthday again!!! I'm off looking better at this crackled piece that looks fab! Gros bisous in French, Coco xxx

Artfully challenged said...

Happy birthday Alison, love the texture on this piece,beautiful work of art as usual

Donna. X

Kay Wallace said...

A very happy birthday to you, Alison! Get out there today and celebrate YOU!! I love your art today and, although pressed for time, am off to check out the detail!! Mwah!

Lisa S. said...

Happy Birthday Alison!!! Celebrate in style today and enjoy every minute of it. :)
Love the texture, ummmm, you do crackle so well. Off to check out your make. xx

Netty said...

Loving your fabulously designed hanging based on that popular torch song.
Wishing you a wonderful birthday Alison and hope you get to spend the day doing everything you enjoy. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Dorthe said...

Dear Alison,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY , I hope you are celebrated and having fun!!
Your river piece is gorgeous ,I simply love those crackles !!
Hugs from Dorthe

Anita Houston said...

I adore this Alison! The crackle is amazing, and the beautiful lady and chain detailing are both wonderful!

Rita said...

Special Birthday Wishes Alison. Your creation is fabulous and I love the crackle background. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Hope you are still having a wonderful birthday Alison.

This piece is fabulous, especially that wonderful crackle. I am going to be humming the song now... but I don't mind because I love it too. Anne xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Happy Birthday, Alison! Hope you have a great day! This is one of my favourite songs, so I'm hopping over to OCC to take a closer look! Julie Ann xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Wishing you a VERY happy birthday! Your project is of course stunning, the crackle looks amazing.

Jennie Atkinson said...

I have seen the stunning creation on ASCTB and it is fabulous - gorgeous colours and crackling.

I'll join everyone else in wishing you a very happy birthday - I hope you have had a lovely day x

Julia said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Alison. Your Cry Me. A River project is is another Wow! All the elements work so well together and the blues are just so lovely. X

pearshapedcrafting said...

Happy Birthday Alison! Great project - that crackle and the fab blues - gorgeous! Hope you had a great day! Chrisx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Alison
Sending you Happy Birthday Wishes ... sorry but I didn't realise it was your birthday.
Wow that crackle is intense.
I am more than happy to say that this song is playing in my mind but as it is a favourite song of mine, that is more than okay.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy Birthday Alison. Hope you'll have a wonderful day - Enjoy :)
A great sneak peek - will take a closer look.

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Alison. Love that crackle.
Happy Birthday Honey. I wish I had known.
Hugs winging their way to you.
Hugs
xxxx

Sandy said...

"Why don't your cry me a river, cry me a river - I cried a river over you."
Of all days for you to post this. My heart has been weeping for 24 hours now. I can hear that song now as if it were yesterday when it was popular. As always Sugar, you have made a beautiful and clever canvas. Interesting the chains. Now you have me singing "unchain my heart and baby set me free". Funny where my mind jumps when prompted.
Sandy xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Allison! Love all the crackle and fancy charm!

JansArtyJunk said...

Happy belated Birthday Allison.. Hope you had a lovely day :)....I do love a bit of crackle...looks amazing! Jan x

Marci said...

Hope you had a great birthday! I love the colors of this, and all the crackle.

Sue said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday Alison (where ever you are at the moment lol)This is gorgeous, beautiful texture and colours xx

Annie said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Alison x x I hope you had a lovely day. Like everyone else I also love that song and yes...its now in my head !!
Fabulous make and I must go and take a closer look

CRafty Hugs

Annie x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Well! A big happy birthday to you!
I love that chain on your artwork. And of course....all that texture!

Kasia said...

Happy Birthday, Alison!!!

Fabulous creation! This background ... just WOW! :)

Dianne said...

Well I love sad songs too they do move me not to sadness but happiness :O), This tag is SUPERB, I'm running out of adjectives to describe you creations, I just know the inspire me all the time, the crackling is fantastic, I love how you wound the chain around, this tag sings the song to perfection, thanks for sharing...

cathylynn said...

Love the crackle finish and I wish you a Very Happy Belated Birthday!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jools Robertson said...

Happy belated BIrthday, hope you had a lovely day
Love this, fab colour and those cracks are just wow!

Jools x

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh lah lah! Just back from oohing and aaahing over there. I adore the way you cracked that piece and used the chain to follow along the natural lines.

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning creation. I am in love with the crackle, I have 3 pots of croco, I really must use it again, I think it's because it needs a bit longer to dry that I always forget lol. I love the theme you went with, and the image is beautiful :-) Kezzy xxx