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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Bell, Book and Candle


Okay, there's no bell but there is a book, and a candle too.

Hello all, I'm delighted to be over at PaperArtsy again this evening as part of their new look.  We're playing with Fragile Papers this fortnight, so my project involves tissue paper and book pages (no surprises there, then).










And no surprises that I'm still looking for illumination in these dark January days... so there's candlelight involved in my altered book as well.












I hope you'll be able to hop over to PaperArtsy and have a look - there's a brand new Lynne Perella stamp involved if you need further temptation!  And if you're inspired to play along with some fragile papers of your own that would be wonderful.

Stay warm and happy crafting!

illa lucem extendebat
(her light is extending)
anonymous

45 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Alison and what a lovely idea. I love he niche and the fact it can hold a candle . Gorgeous x x

massofhair said...

Hopped and left some love over on the PA site. Wonderful project, liking the soft glow and the monastic quality very much :-) xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I don't think Wow! is enough to say but Wow! anyway!! Chrisx

sally said...

Just been reading all about this lovely piece over at Paper Artsy, it looks stunning & I wish I could see it for real :-) I'm looking forward to seeing the other Lynne Perella releases next month!

Sally

Ruth said...

Just drooled over the new stamps and this gorgeous creation on the PA post, I love an altered book and I never thought I would say that a few years ago, wonderful idea with the candle Alison. Ruth xx

Helen said...

so lovely to see it here with the candle flame - it's a gorgeous project..

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loved this over at PaperArtsy! I adore all things illuminated!!! These colours work brilliantly too. Once again you have inspired us all! xxx

Deborah said...

I've just come from the PaperArtsy blog...wow! I'm really loving the illuminated art pieces you've been making lately, Alison. So beautiful.

Terry said...

Been there and all I can say is, "WOW." Love the altered book, so beautiful! Hugs!

Georgie C said...

You're always so clever with your designs Alison!!! And love that you look where possible to use light. This book/candle holder is amazing, the stained-glass effect on the front is super cool!! xx

Meggymay said...

A stunning project and alteration, love how you used the tea light to add a glow to the already beautiful image.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Stunning work Alison, I love how you made it look like stained glass and your Finn embellishments are wonderful... Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just been over for a look - fabulous!!!

Julia said...

Wow! This is a bit special. I love your work with candles.

Ingrid Kristina V said...

This is so cool! What a great idea! Beautifully decorated too! Xx

Marci said...

Love the colors you used! Beautiful!

Amanda said...

Absolutely beautiful Alison, love the strong colours you've used. Stunning!
Love
Amanda x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is sooo beautiful dear Alison!

Rita said...

So beautiful Alison. Hugs Rita xxx

chrissies said...

Stunning Alison and the additions surrounding the stamp look amazing how you have used them

Have a good day

Love Chrissie

ElizabethR said...

Alison that is just fabulous, everyone else have used the words I wanted to lol - just stunning!!
Elizabeth xxx

Sue said...

Wow this is beautiful, the candlelight looks amazing! xx

craftytrog said...

Looks wonderful! Hopping over xxx

JackieP Neal said...

ahhh- Bell Book and Candle- you are so clever Alison!! What a lovely make to warm up those grey winter days! I love your altered book! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! Did I say WOW??!! Love this from top to bottom! That genius idea of carving out a book and making a stained glass window, those gorgeous colours and amazing trinkets, the soft glow and romantic feel! Absolutely spectacular Alison! I officially have jaw-on-floor syndrome! until next time, big hugs :)

Wanda Hentges said...

A fabulous, totally stunning project!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kay Wallace said...

Totally mesmerizing, Alison! A delightful make!

Dorthe said...

Totally amazing dear Alison,- and a wonderful idea, for an old book, of no value.
Painting and qoute is so beautiful,
Wis you a lovely weekend,
Dorthe, xoxo

Corrie Herriman said...

It is stunning, Alison !
Corrie x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a breathtaking project.

craftimamma said...

It's stunning Alison! Loved your post over on PaperArtsy.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Astrid Maclean said...

An amazing stunning piece Alison, it has the complete wow factor, LOVE it!!

Hettie said...

Beautiful and stunning. Love it.
Hugs
xx

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely illuminated project Alison!

Kasia said...

Wow! So cool idea! Beautiful! Hugs!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow this looks amazing too, great project!! I love it!!!

Greetings
Maria

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You're so inventive Alison...what a great make, with the candlelight that shines through the gorgeous stamp!
Chapeau!!!
Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

Lynn Price said...

I love this! As I love candlelight, you had me at the title, but it just got better and better. What a beautiful way to use that stamp, and I love the book chamber. Thank you, as always, for sharing your inspiring creativity! xx Lynn

Claire said...

Another wonderful project for Paperartsy - a great take on the fragile papers challenge theme. So unique and original, Claire x

Shari Trumbull said...

Stunning, Alison!! OK-you've used the title of one of my very fav Jimmy Stewart movies (I love watching that around Christmas time) so, I just had to dive into this creation :) Oh, you said there's no 'bell'...sure there is...there's a 'belle'...the woman!! :) :) I love everything you've put into this and the glow of the candle makes this simply magical!! XOXO-Shari

Paper Profusion said...

Oh wow!! I've been over! It's sublime Alison. From monastic to deep Mediterranean - STUNNING! Nicola x

cathylynn said...

Fantastic Alison! You did another amazing job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! Does the light from the candle actually glow through the book? That's just amazing and potentially hazardous (especially if I'm nearby).

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely delightful. xxx

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow this is another totally awesome creation. I love the front, especially all the colours of the metal painted on the front and I love the super gorgeous glow through the image. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx