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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Peace in the Garden


Welcome all!

It's been a bit frantic around here lately what with all the fantastic PaperArtsy releases (I was involved in the New Paint, the new Darcy Eclectica, and the new Lynne Perrella launches - do check them out if you missed out - plus all the other action is over at the PaperArtsy blog too), not to mention a new Vintage Journey challenge.

So I thought it would be good to have some peace and relaxation today - over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog.  Of course, it's not that relaxing, since there are exciting New Stamps on offer at The Artistic Stamper too.  Yup, it's all new, new, new!!








But the set I've used for this tag are gardening stamps, so at least you'll get a breath of fresh air and a bit of exercise (or not - gardens are also good for sitting in with a book, I find!).

Do hop over and take a look - I always love to hear what you think.  I'm actually away for a few days doing various lovely things - but I'll be back to play again soon.

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
Hanna Rion

32 comments:

Lynn Price said...

Alison, love your water color effect background.....and the stamps, including that "extra earth" which you've used to such great effect. And also love your recent pattern of circles floating upward in your work. How great that you had (and remembered no less!) that you had these lovely little bits for this piece. They remind me of the oxygen that earth and plants need to flourish. Not that I actually garden - I am a garden enjoyer mostly. Thanks for the reminder of Spring, soon to come! xx Lynn

Nan G said...

Enticing little snippets, Alison. I'm off to see the full reveal.

Helen said...

love the bright fresh green... off for a look-sie!

Redanne said...

The background is simply gorgeous, I love the beautiful bubbles and the embellishments are perfect! Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great background on this wonderful tag!

Amanda said...

Beautiful just calms and relaxes you just looking at it. Great background
Love
Amanda x

rachel said...

this looks beautiful alison. off for a closer look. hugs rachel x

JackieP Neal said...

I love the sneak peek- on my way! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

These look beautiful, off I go to get a better looksie! hugs :)

Julia said...

Nice gardening stamps and they work well with your signature blues and greens. Very nice watery bubbles. x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love that fresh, new green on this tag...working in the garden...we still have to wait....but in a few weeks yeahhhh :-)A great tag Alison!
Have a nice day, Alie :-)

Kay Wallace said...

Off to check out the details, Alison! Love the color palette here. Sweet stamps, I might add!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love this Alison! The lovely greens you have used are a definite promise of Spring and the new stamp sets are on my never ending list! I think I may have to get these sooner rather than later though!! Chrisx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

That looks beautiful. Off to the AS DT blog to see it in all its glory.

cathylynn said...

Oh Alison this reminds me of spring and what a welcome! Much better to look at than snow and cold. I got to go check the rest of this out. Thanks for sharing!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful distressed background Alison ! Makes me long for Spring !
Corrie x

Meggymay said...

Great sneaky peek off for a better look.
Yvonne xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A beautiful tag - love the background.
Wishes
Lynne

Georgie C said...

So fresh and calm, love your background Alison xx

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous background with the colours of Springtime .... for which I can't wait!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dorthe said...

Wonderful spring tag, your colours of the grass after a heawy rain, and the blue sky, looks so fantastic, dear Alison.
So lovely .
Hugs,Dorthe

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful fresh Spring colours, lovely!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love the rainy, droplets and the fresh green. I'm so glad you're off doing 'lovely' things. I hope you really enjoy yourself. I'm off to take a closer look at this tag. xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

The background colors and patterns are gorgeous, Alison. Love your beautiful creation. :)

Coco said...

Off to see this tag in details Alison... I think you deserve well to relax, after all the fantastic job and stuff you have made for PA! :D Hugs, Coco xx

House of Bears said...

What lovely spring like colours to brighten your blog. I covet almost all the Papersrtsy stash so lucky you for getting to play with the new releases.

Terry said...

Alison, I so love those raindrops! The greens and blue are so pretty together and those gardening stamps are so wonderful. Have a great time. Hugs!

Shari Trumbull said...

Lovely tag, Alison!! I love the background and the method in which you created it! I've got to do that more and you know how I just love your water spots!! :) This is just a nice and serene scene--the calm before the gardening storm :) XOXO-Shari

Margaret said...

Alison, this is beautiful and is really making me look forward to spring! I love the images you used!

Evelyn Walter said...

Alison, this is so beautiful! I can smell the spring :)
xxx Evelyn

Kezzy said...

Wow really loving this tag, I so love the way Distress works, just adding the water and ink on a block and stamping with it gives such great depths of colour. Awesome. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love those stamps. My dad had the best vegetable gardens. He had so many rusty tools hanging up on the side of our garage. That's what I thought of when I saw this tag. -- ME