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Saturday, 26 April 2014

French Calico


Hello all!  

Thank you so much for your company in this busy week of daily postings... I've been on the road almost throughout, but should - all being well - be safely in the Czech Republic by the time you read this.

Today it's another sneak peek, this time to tempt you over to Calico Crafts where I've got a French-y, chalky, rusty, vintage plaque to share with you.

Cups of coffee at the ready, and off we go!

A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lao Tzu

If you're catching up (as I may well be - internet access has been patchy en route), here's what you've missed: 
- a Wonderful Life tag just for fun
- a springtime bird tag for Artistic Outpost
- the melancholy, musically inspired Cry Me A River hanging board for Artistic Stamper
- the multi-media Time to Bloom canvas over at Our Creative Corner 


I think Time to Bloom and this Calico plaque are probably my two favourites of the week... or maybe Cry Me A River.  But you can see what I mean about busy?!  I'll leave you in peace for a few days now!!  Hope you enjoy yourselves over at Calico.

Update:  I'm completely thrilled to be honoured by Tim Holtz again as a Blogworthy Link, this time for my Dream Play Grow wallet.  And it's all the sweeter because I'm alongside some of my favourite crafters (and team-mates!).  Thank you, Tim.  Oh yes, and safely arrived in CZ too, thank you all for asking!!

49 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Hope you have arrived safely and that your time in the Czech Republic is happy. I am just hopping over to Calico to look at this make!I've been so enjoying all you have created so far! Julie Ann xxx

massofhair said...

Enjoy seeing your Family and have a fab time in the Czech Republic Alison:-) xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful plaque, Alison. Until you mention I didn't realize you have transferred the the pic instead of stamping.Grey and white crackle background is fab. Great piece of art..love it so much
Congratulations!! I saw your name in Tim's Blogworthy Links!

Terry said...

Catching up, I don't know as I am falling behind! This is gorgeous, Alison! Hope you visit to the CR is wonderful and of course you will arrive safely! Enjoy the weekend and big congrats on being a Tim Holtz Blogworthy! Hugs!

JansArtyJunk said...

Your sneaky peek looks very interesting Alison... hopping over to Calico now for a better look at this fabby make!x

JansArtyJunk said...

...and a big congratulations on being a Tim Holtz Blogworthy link...well deserved x

Helen said...

well done on your Blogworthy link and hope you have arrived safely.

Brenda Brown said...

Popped over and what a divine French themed piece with wonderful crackle and embellishments. Congrats on your Blogworthy, so well deserved. Xx

chrissies said...

Hope you have reached your destination by now Alison.

This is a very beautiful hanging and I am sure any cafe in France would be proud to have it on their wall.

Have fun :)

Love Chrissie x

maria's knutselplezier said...

wow Alison what a great post!!! I really love it, you always make such beautiful art, always something else , but alway s your style, wonderfull!! I really love your ART!!

Greetings
Maria

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning project, & beautifully photographed Alison!
Glad you've arrived safely, & congrats on your Tim recognition.
Alison xxx

Chris Warner said...

BLC. Such a fab project, love all the texture and side groupings. Chris xxx

May said...

Have a safe trip... Popping over for a closer look... Hugs May x x

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, a chalky French vintage plaque. How beautiful is that! Glad you have arrived safely and I am in awe yet again of your fabulous work. Julia x

Cardgenie said...

Alison, what a lovely piece of art. I love the contrast between the metal embellies and the delicate background. Fabulous. Jean.x

Carol Q said...

crikey you are busy Alison. don't know how you find the time to get everything in. gorgeous plaque. love how you dealt with the chandelier.

Dorthe said...

Good to hear you arrived safe and sound in CZ Alison-
Your teaser looks wonderful, and so does the whole piece.
Hugs,Dorthe

Redanne said...

I hope by the time you read this you will be safely there!

Your plaque is fabulous, I love how you mixed the crackle techniques and your image transfer idea is inspired! Anne x

toni said...

Oooooo! Really got to go and see more of this looks superb ! X

toni said...

PS . Congratulations on being ' blog worthy' absolutely well deserved !! X

Meggymay said...

Hope you arrived safely, its a beautiful hanging.
Yvonne

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful plaque Alison. I hope you had a safe journey! xxxx

Sue C said...

Just hopped over to see the whole deal, stunning! Sue C x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just been to CC and this is just stunningly gorgeous! You always create such fabulous work and always love it but this for me is an absolute favourite! Jennie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Stunning piece Alison, that chandelier looks amazing. I hope you've arrived safely, have a wonderful time.

Lisa S. said...

Can't wait to check it out Alison, what a tease. :) I've been thinking of you as you traveled this week and I hope you have a marvelous time with your Mom. xx

Gio said...

Wow, that chandelier, so precious. Go there to have a complete view!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece of art Alison, I adore the rusty elements and the crackle is gorgeous. Beautifully embellished piece. Tracy x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous- love the French connection of course! The image transfer looks so good! Glad you have arrived safely! Congratulations on your blogworthy link mention too - well deserved! Chrisx

Artfully challenged said...

Gorgeous work again,love that chandelier.....got to buy it,sure it has my name on it! Hope you are having a nice time.

Donna. X

Hettie said...

This looks gorgeous Alison. Congratulations on being picked.
Dobry den to you. Have a beer for me!
xx

Kay Wallace said...

Travel safely, Alison! Off to check out the detail! ;-)

Kay Wallace said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in the Czech Republic, Alison! I love your crackled plaque so much! Lots of detail that I just love!

Deborah said...

Congrats on your blogworthyness, Alison :-) Off to Calico for a look...

Sandra's Spot said...

Stunning work Alison this and your other creations. Hope you back ok. Hugs Sandra X

Von said...

Blown away by what you have been up to Alison !
Von ♥

craftimamma said...

Glad you have safely reached your destination Alison. I haven't had time for commenting much recently but have so enjoyed all your beautiful creations. Congratulation on your 'Blogworthy Link' from Tim .... very well deserved.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great to hear that you've arrived safely :)
It a wonderful sneak peek ... off to take a closer look.

barbarayaya62 said...

Congrats Alison ! You deserve the nomination in the "Blogworthy Links"! All your works are totally original and wonderful! BArbarayaya

Dianne said...

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO, this piece is FANTASTIC, the crackling is gorgeous, the flowers mixed with the rusty bits PERFECTION,the French chandelier is magnificent, I love it all. Congratulations on your blogworthy your creation was worthy it was THE BOMB, you deserved it, thanks for sharing all this inspiration, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

cathylynn said...

Oh this looks awesome and I've got to see more. You are one very inspiring person and I'm so happy to see that you had a safe arrival. Now Enjoy yourself!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Buttons said...

Been, seen, adore! Huge congratulations my uber talented friend. Jenny x

Tincan Crafter said...

Just wanted to come by again and say thank you for coming over to my blog. Congratulations on making the Tim Bloglist but it is no surprise that you did - cos your stuff is always so awesome and wonderfully genius. My paper did go well - I even got a few invitations to present the same paper at other Universities - so I was pretty stoked about that. After all that hard work, I needed a holiday. So I am on a little mini holiday right and am not going to be able to blog for a while or reply to comments, but I had to steal a few moments to come by and say thank you so very much for your lovely comments.

Jools Robertson said...

A beautiful piece, love those textures and cracks so effect
Layering, love the chandelier and metallic effect
Lovely coloured embellishments and the image transfer is very cool

Jools x

Anita Houston said...

Oo la la!!! I LOVE the chandelier! Awesome piece!

MichelleZ said...

I love visiting your blog. There's always something wonderful to discover. :)
Have a safe trip!

Shelby said...

Glad you arrived safely and kudos for the call out from TH! But many of us already know how much you rock it!!

Shelby

Sue said...

This really is fabulous Alison, I love how you've added rusty bits - never thought I'd say that lol. Enjoy you time away, on congratulations on the TH shout xx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning creation, I really love the part transfer it really gives the whole piece a vintage theme, I love how you have mixed the crackle and vasaline technique, I really must try that as both techniques are my favourite. Another think to add to my shopping list is that awesome champagne paint effect. Seriously Alison, my bank doesn't like me reading your blog lol lol lol. Kezzy :-) xxx