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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Photo Friendly

Hello all... I'm so glad you liked my vintage book board and enjoyed the story of the Russian bride and groom - though I fear it may not be a "happily ever after" ending.



I seem to be on a bit of a run of vintage photo-inspired creations.

I'm back today to tempt you over to The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog where I'm sharing an art journal page with another photo at its heart.

All the usual suspects are in place... blues, browns, crackle, book pages, butterflies, and some rusty accents - it's yet another variation on my favourite themes.

I hope you'll have time to hop over to The Artistic Stamper and check it out while I'm busy with my tax return.

And I also hope to be able to use my Sunday to return some of your generous visits... as long as it all goes smoothly!!

Everything has the potential to be extraordinary, whether an old photograph, a book, or a life.  If you find it ordinary, you simply need to take a closer look.
Claire Cameron

32 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

LOVe the colors!

chrissies said...

Sounds like quite a gal Alison so I am looking forward to seeing more of her-through your eyes. L9ove journal page and the beautiful flower stamp stands out for me

Hope the paper work goes well-what a bore for you

Love Chrissie

Jane said...

This sounds like fun...but I like a happy ending ;0) I shall pop over and see what happens.x

Ruth said...

Struggling to keep up with all this creativity....but it's wonderfully inspiring!.... thanks Alison. Ruth x

Deborah said...

Loving how those stamped flowers are looking, Alison. I'm off to check out Artistic Stamper while you finish your tax return :-)

Tincan Crafter said...

Hey there, I havent been around to your blog in a while, cos I just havent been around to blogs. Finally catching up. This is beautiful as always. I always how love how you arrange all your elements and layers, truly magnificent.

Annie said...

This is beautiful Alison :-) loving all the elements in this gorgeous vintage make. The layout is amazing and colour palette perfect

Huge hugs Annie x

Georgie C said...

Beautiful page Alison xx

Sandy said...

Some things do turn out but the road is full of pot holes and speed bumps. Your page is vintage Alison. Very sophisticated and romantic. I hope things are going well with you tax returns.
Sandy xx

JackieP Neal said...

Off to check it out- after yesterdays story- I am filled with anticipation! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just came from Artistic Stamper and I just have to say what an inspiration you are Alison! Your page is gorgeous and full of so many wonderful techniques, I have bookmarked it so I can visit it again and again! hugs :)

Terry said...

Will pop on over! Hugs!

Kay Wallace said...

This art is enough of a temptation to send me over to check out the details! You are such an enabler, my friend!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just been over for a look and it is fabulous! Great colour combinations and the layering is wonderful. I hope you are enjoying the weekend, despite the tax return! Jennie x

Anita Houston said...

Off to have a look, but loving this snippet!!!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That is gorgeous.

Helen said...

Just off for a proper look...

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks amazing. I'm just off for a better look. xx

Meggymay said...

Just seen the whole page, it looks gorgeous, with all the wonderful details and layers.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

The Darkroom Door image is lovely and it looks so vintage with the paint splattering and I love the wonderful background you created. The fabric and lace are great touches too. Anne xx

craftytrog said...

Looks wonderful, off to see :-) xxx

Shari Trumbull said...

Such a wonderful journal page, Alison!! LOVE those crackly butterflies!! Love the backstory you gave this adventurous young lady!! Just Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

Kerstin F. said...

Gorgeous, beautiful details and a wonderful vintage colour combination. Hugs, Kerstin

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, looks great, you really seem to enjoy your journal pages right now, love it!!

Coco said...

I love your usual suspects... :D
Off to see that better on the AS blog Alison. Hugs, Coco xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Another taste of sheer genius Alison! Working backwards having had a dreadful connection "up North" Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a look the whole page. Fabulous.
Avril xx

Dorthe said...

SOOO very wonderful, -amazing art from you dear Alison ,again !!
Hugs,Dorthe

Ana K. said...

Gorgeous Alison...already this sneak peek looks fantastic!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

An interesting sneak peek ... off to take a closer look.

Kezzy said...

wow another gorgeous detailed journal page, I love how you take your inspiration of the photo and run with it, the background is awesome and the vintage feel is fantastic. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

I am finally in January and running out of energy. I too have an early day tomorrow and a crazy busy week. I have so enjoyed this day looking at all of your lovely words and works. I could go on and on about what I loved about the AS post as your project morphed from image to image. I particularly love the watercolor shading. -- ME