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Monday, 2 June 2014

Getting messy...




Hello all, I've been getting messy with paints and inks creating backgrounds using one of my favourite techniques - and it's all for your delectation over at A Vintage Journey.

If you'd like to come along with me to Destination Inspiration, you know what to do... that's right - hop over to take a look!





It's been a full-on start to June... a new Design Team for me, and lots of new challenge themes starting up.  Since they only had about 5 seconds to themselves, I'd like to just flag up a couple of my inspiration projects for a couple of those challenges.




Just click the link to visit if you missed seeing A Manly Beginning, my debut project for Country View Challenges and their Only For Men theme.
















And there's also the Flaming June challenge at Our Creative Corner, and you'll find that here at Nothing Rhymes With Orange!




There, that ought to keep you busy for a while!

I should be arriving home today... so it's unpacking, restoring the travelling stash to its place in the craft room, and then I'm free to come and see how June is for you so far!

Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
Al Bernstein

24 comments:

  1. He must have got tired when he got to the best half of the world then Alison! Tis Winter here.
    But I'm not complaining - your wonderful projects have warmed me up! Looking at your delightful piece for Our Creative Corner a quote has popped into my head...now to act on it before it bounces away!

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  2. Thanks for the links, that helped me to catch up a bit lol. Have a great week xxx

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  3. Looks like lovely sunny colours Alison.

    Hope your week is a good one once the unpacking is done.

    B x

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  4. Congrats to you as well on your newest DT team. I am excited you'll be alongside Sue as well :) I found your latest projects to be just wonderful. As always, the details and intense textures just drew me right in. I hope the travels went well and you'll be getting adjusted nicely.
    Lisa x

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  5. Wowser, you've been soooooo busy with all of this, no-one would know what you've been doing irl, lol! BLC on the other sites, all are fabulous projects in their own right, I don't know how you've managed it all! Brilliant! Chris xxx

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  6. Well done on your new DT place, great tutorial to start things off from, can't wait to see what you make. Like Chris says in her comments I don't know how you do it all and at a consistently high standard, you must have a cast iron mojo! Or be much better organised than I am lol
    Love
    Amanda x

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  7. Fab sneak peaks xxx I think I've been and seen them all and commented xxx

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  8. Wow... all your creations are gorgeous, Alison. Congratulations on your new DT position. Your projects are always so creative and beautiful. :)

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  9. Each creation is fabulous and again Congratulations to you!! You deserve to be on every Design Team!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  10. A terrific trio of projects, they're all gorgeous.

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  11. Hi Alison, have a good trip back to home, you must be happy to come back although probably sad too to leave your mum and the dollhouses... I'm off to see now what I've missed, the sneak peeks are very promising! Hugs, Coco xxx

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  12. Off to see the inspiration.
    Hope you had a good journey home.
    Avril xx

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  13. Hi sweets finally have some time to myself which I am going to use by having a big mooch of all that I have missed. Going to start with the Flaming June Challenge as this looks gorgeous.

    Warm hugs from Shirl x x

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  14. Oh my goodness Miss Alison, those greens a blue look delicious, going to see them right know..

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  15. Wow they are gorgeous, I love to get to see you play, I too love to get messy, have to get some more of those paints, thanks for sharing hope you had a safe trip home,have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

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  16. You have been busy! Fab peeks & projects, & congrats on the new DT.
    Alison xxx

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  17. Oh, those blue and green tags look awesome!! Great tutorial too!

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  18. BSC as someone else said. Love the tut on distress paints and inks with stencils.

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  19. You say you've been getting messy with paints and inks but how is that different from any other time???!!

    So many projects going on! How do you have time for it all? Have you cloned yourself? That's the only logical explanation I can think of.

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  20. Popped over and saw your fab tags. Welcome home and love your quote today. June is wonderful!

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  21. I'm catching up... a week without being in blogland.
    Once again you've been very busy and creative - so many fantastic projects to see. Cannot decide which I like best.

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  22. You busy lady...but always such detailed creations! In France they would say: Chapeau...that's in Dutch: Petje af!

    Hope you had a good trip, welcome home!
    Alie :-)

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  23. Gorgeous work! Are you coming to the craft barn this weekend?

    Lucy x

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  24. Thanks Alison for an awesome tutorial, I really must/definitely going to try this. It's only recently that I have started playing with distress paints and the Father's Day card was a real eye opener. Definitely going to play more, it's like my canvas today, normally fresco would be out but it was distress paints lol :-) Kezzy xxx

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