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Thursday, 24 July 2014

An Artistic Naturalist



Hello all... Don't panic, that's Naturalist, not Naturist!  And my Victorian Naturalist wouldn't consider going out on one of his nature rambles in less than full costume, waistcoat and cravat included.

I hope you'll hop over to The Artistic Stamper to see what new specimens he's discovered on his latest excursion... they're all recorded in his Expedition Field Notes (otherwise known as a tag!).

I'll let you in on what's keeping me so busy (and stressed) very soon - I don't want to jinx it before it's all in place... but I really hope I'll be able to pay some visits shortly.  Thank you all for your lovely comments in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the naturalist's field notes, and I'll see you again soon.

Study nature, not books.
Louis Agassiz (Geologist, teacher and naturalist 1807 - 1873)
Personally, I'd go for a bit of both...

46 comments:

Anneke said...

Just went to have a good look. It gorgeous. So delicate. Love the background color and the way you stampend it.
Beautiful Anneke.

massofhair said...

STUNNING Alison, love the neutral colours they work so well with the flowers and theme of your Tag :-) xxx

Helen said...

Off for a look... hope you get sorted, whatever is stressing you, soon!

Amanda said...

Popped over for a better look and love this tag, beautiful naturals and some great stamps
Love
Amanda x

brenda said...

Looks good from the peek Alison, off to have a proper look.

B x

chrissies said...

Such a beautiful tag full of nature's wonders and your very own style.

The 'words' today are so true :)

Love Chrissie x

Gaby Bee said...

Just beautiful, love this tag!

Marci said...

I really liked this one!

Cestina said...

Aha, were this not for the lack of fungi I would say these are the notes of the (in)famous Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (he was a bigamist, apart from being one of the greatest Victorian botanists).

Lovely.....

Artfully challenged said...

This is very you Alison! It's so very detailed and beautiful,your style is truly very dreamy and calm.

Hope whatever is stressing you works out for the best :)

Hugs
Donna xx

Kay Wallace said...

I love the gentle earthy tones on this piece, Alison! Off to check out the details!

Lys Scrap said...

Simple colours but so subtle arrangement of stamps and textures! Every detail counts. Beautiful!

Kelly Neis said...

Gorgeous work! I love the subtle background and then the crackle background on top. I love the butterflies and flowers, tones are fabulous! Your work is so fun to look at!
Keep stress free and enjoy!!
Hugs Kelly

Nan G said...

Love the serene earthiness of your tag!

Redanne said...

I love the butterflies and dragonfly already, off to have a closer look! Anne xx

Terry said...

GORGEOUS, Alison. I love the beautiful flying creatures! Love the natural color palette. Hugs.

Dorthe said...

Oh that shine from embossing makes your tag so allive dear Alison,- and the stamps you used are so beautiful.
xoxo, Dorthe

Coco said...

A wonderful tag Alison, love the theme, the stamps, the sparkle on it... Everything on this is just amazing!!! Hope your project is progressing as you want, don't worry for our blogs. :) Hugs, Coco xxx

Meggymay said...

Just been to have a look, the stamping and background are awesome.
Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a look, such a wonderful tag. Love the color scheme and the embossing on the background.

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

I love your tag, Alison! Beautiful colors and the embossing looks great.
Wish you, that you can cool down soon!
xx
Evelyn

Kjersti said...

Your tag is awesome Alison - love the natural color scheme and the butterflies are beautiful. Another lovely detail is the clear embossing - looks great!
Wish you lovely summer days Alison!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Astrid Maclean said...

Running way behind with commenting, so off to have a look now...

Lisa M said...

Sigh...just beautiful. :)

craftytrog said...

Looks lovely, off to see! xxx

TangledBlueRose said...

Love your tag! So soft and classic! Popped over to see more and just stunned! Wonderful art! I always love your shares. Have a great day!~kim

toni said...

Popping over for a closer look after this intriguing peek! Hope all is good with you have a great weekend x

craftimamma said...

Popping over for an indepth look at what I can already see is going to be gorgeous! I wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today and also for the how-to on sticky blog posts, lol! I really appreciate it Alison and will make a note for next time I need it.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

PS Hope the stress eases very soon! Xx

Almo said...

This little snippet is a right tease Alison, off for a closer look at the full project. Mo x

Almo said...

Hi Alison back again, iv'e been seen and love it. Don't stress too much, its bad for the mojo! Mo x

Chrissy said...

I always thought I liked colour best...but I am loving the neutrals here Alison..love the stamps and embossing and added details with the nib and metal tag...beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

Shari Trumbull said...

Phenomenal, Alison! Your attention to the smallest detail is what makes your art-You :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us--I know I am constantly inspired by you! XOXO-Shari

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just popped over to see this at AS! It is perfection! Love it! Julie Ann xxx

Lisa S. said...

Hope everything works out Alison! I love your sneak peeks and the embossing is beautiful. Off to check out your tag. xx

Cinderella Moments said...

Looks very nice!! I'm going to go see the full tag.
I can't wait to hear what you have cooking! Must be something big.
hugs♥,
Caroline

Chris said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous Alison, off to have a closer look. Have a great evening. Chris x

pearshapedcrafting said...

I do believe that this is one of your most beautiful tags! I love the shimmer of the clear embossing. Chrisx
ps how did I miss this!!!!?

Georgie C said...

Understated elegance springs to mind when I see this tag, beautiful simple chic - LOVE IT !! xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

It looks to be very appealing to me.
I will pop on over right now.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous, I love your clear embossing - now come on, tell us all... :-) xx

JansArtyJunk said...

Just had a peek at your lovely tag... you've captured the nature theme beautifully...love the effect the clear embossing gives...and I hope whatever is causing the stress passes soon x x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, just had a look at this wonderful tag. Love the collection of images you've used.
Avril xx

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Alison absolutely stunning, I love your tag. Fantastic work, the clear embossing is great.

Hugs
Anke

Mary Elizabeth said...

Oh Alison ... I'm sorry for the additional stress but excited for you as well. Sounds like you are embarking on an adventure. I'm intrigued. While I'm eagerly waiting to hear what's keeping you so busy these days, I'm really enjoying your latest work. Stunning tag. I adore the clear embossed Pumice stone stamping here. Wow!! Looks like dew settled on his fieldnotes. Gorgeous stamping here my friend. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Ruth said...

Thought I'd already left one but I am way behind......just beautiful, love the use of embossing powder and I adore the neutral colour palette with a touch of blue/ black you seem to favour and execute to perfection! x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning tag, I really love the background and the clear embossing. The stamps you used look amazing, such a awesome creation. Kezzy :-) xxx