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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

An Artistic (Stamper) Flourish!

Hello all!  So glad you've been enjoying the Harlequin tags, and thank you so much for your visits and lovely comments.  Hoping to get round to repay the generosity soon...

For now though, it's sneak peek time again here at Words and Pictures.  I'm over at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog today with an altered jar... yes, it's time for more candlelight!


I hope you'll be tempted to hop over and take a proper look, and I hope you're all having a great week.

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race.  Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting and music are destroyed or flourish.
William Blake

36 comments:

chrissies said...

Always love your lantern jars Alison. This one is terrific with the strong colours of nature.

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love it! Nuff said here I think! Lol! Chrisx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous Alison and what a wonderful job with the mica flakes. I do enjoy the distressed look you achieved with the not-quite-so-perfect stamping. lol. hugs :)

Georgie C said...

On my way to look :) x

brenda said...

Lovely fresh Spring colours Alison, always a pleasure to see you makes.

B x

Nan G said...

So very inspiring, butterfly! I've saved some jars to give this a try. Hugs

froebelsternchen Susi said...

an amazing project Alison--- I am impressed!

Inky and Quirky said...

Ooh is this gliding flakes I see? Well it looks beautiful just from this sneak peek Alison ;)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Candy C said...

Alison, this is really such a lovely lantern. It's amazing how you transformed it from a plain jar to such a lovely color and the design. Love the alcohol ink colors and the flourish stamping makes for a great piece. Thanks for sharing! <3 Candy

Dorthe said...

looks fantastic, Alison- what a gilding adventure -must look fantastic with light in !!
Hugs Dorthe

Deborah said...

Makes me think of medieval decoration. Off to have a proper look...

Lys Scrap said...

Still a beautiful green colour, and the flakes make just an amazing look!

Evelyn Walter said...

Hi dear Alison! I´ve been gone for Health some weeks and now I´m running after my beloved blogs..... I browsed a little through your latest post - beautiful, gorgeous work as usual <3 It´s always such a pleasure to see what stunning art you did! I think your pretty jar will spend a sparkly cosy light in the dark, love the colors and the gilding!
xxx Evelyn

Chrissy said...

WOW!! love it Alison..and you are correct in saying it looked beautiful just painted,but then came those beautiful flakes..so very elegant and gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Kelly Deal said...

How pretty! Love the colors!

Julia Aston said...

love the multi colors on your embossing Alison - I'm off to check it out!

Mrs.B said...

This looks really beautiful, loved the initial colour but as you say, not strong enough with those gorgeous flakes. The end result is stunning as it;s a lovely shape too.
Avril xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful, just had a proper look. I also have some of those flakes, might get them out !
Corrie x

Redanne said...

Your lantern is beautiful, I love the gorgeous alcohol ink colours and the gilding flakes look wonderfully distressed! Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Just seen your lantern, its gorgeous, loved your base colour.
Yvonne xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wowsers, that is gorgeous Alison, off to take a closer look!

Nikki Acton said...

Wow what a great creation / alteration! I am yet to work on glass, so your ideas are an inspiration. The combination of the alcohol inks and gilding flakes is stunning. Nikki xx

Ruth said...

Lovely step by steps, the alcohols inks are so beautiful, but the gilding on top takes it to another level. Another wonderful lantern! Ruth x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Ooh, I love your candlelight creations, Alison. I'm popping over to Artistic Stamper to see more. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ooh! IS that foiling? I will have to go check it out.

Jennie Atkinson said...

It looks fabulous Alison - just off for a peek! Sorry to be so late catching up x

Anita Houston said...

I had a proper look and read! JUST GORGEOUS!!! Love the gilded flake...totally need some of that for my stash! Gorgeous colors and design Alison!

Sue said...

Wow Alison this is beautiful, love the gilding flakes xx

Kay Wallace said...

Love the fun you had with "flakes" here, Alison! Absolutely beautiful project!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

So lovely!

Coco said...

Wonderful sneak peek Alison!!! Off to see it in details :) Hope you are having a good week, hugs Coco xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, have just taken a look - it's a fantastic creation.

Buttons said...

Oh my goodness this works! LOVE that you added extra colour to the insides so the gilding would show up properly. Jenny x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous. I can just see them filled with lit candles placed sporadically throughout the backyard for a night time Easter Egg hunt. I loved your tutorial and photographs too! Thank you so much for the Spring inspiration. :)
hugs to you and have a great weekend.
Lisa x

Ana K. said...

It’s amazing lantern...when I saw the first step with green ink, I already love it...but how you coloured the pattern, just fabulous...final look is awesome!

Mary Elizabeth said...

This flourish has been such a fun stamp. The gilding was a great way to go. I bet this made for a lovely lantern ... even though it's so hard to photograph. I'm so glad you started this "crafting hoo-ha"! - ME