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Monday, 25 May 2015

Butterfly Moments at Calico

Hello all, and welcome.  After a very quiet start to May, the posts just keep coming at the moment.  I was over at PaperArtsy with some word tags a couple of nights ago, then sending a scenic postcard for Country View Challenges, and now it's time for another sneak peek.  I've been playing with the Calico Craft Parts again, and you can see the results over at the Calico Craft Parts blog today.


It's a springtime make (what with all these April showers we still seem to be having) - blossom, blue skies and butterflies.  I hope you'll find time to pop over and check it out, and I'll be round to catch up with you all soon.  Happy Crafting all!

The living self has one purpose only: to come into its own fullness of being, as a tree comes into full blossom, or a bird into spring beauty...
D.H. Lawrence

36 comments:

Nikki Acton said...

Morning, what a lovely canvass. Beautiful crackled background and love how you have treated your butterfly parts. Nikki xx

brenda said...

A gorgeous springtime creation Alison, very much my kind of colours as well.

B x

chrissies said...

Beautiful Springtime project Alison. My eye was drawn to the wonderful crackles effects which you always do so well. The way you coloured the butterflies makes them stand out too

Love Chrissie xx

Cestina said...

Lovely quote though I don't usually have much time for Lawrence xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Very beautiful. The crackle looks wonderful.

Helen said...

fabulous crackle! hope you're enjoying the weekend.

Ruth said...

Fabulous crackled and beaded canvas and such pretty summery coloured bloomsI Just adore how you've coloured the butterflies, the colours have pooled and spread to the edge perfectly, gorgeous!! Ruth x

JackieP Neal said...

Love your crackle! Off to have a closer look! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh wow, this looks stunning Alison!! Off I go to check it out. hugs :)

craftytrog said...

This is a beauty Alison! xxx

Sue C said...

Beautiful Alison ! I love the fresh colours and your crackled background is goreous ! Sue C x

Neet said...

The crackle effect is fabulous and I just love the colours you have used. The orange butterflies puzzle me so I will have to find out how you did those - the effect is amazing! Bet this is brilliant(er) when yu see it as a whole but I love it as it is.
Hugs, Neet xx

Annie said...

Looks interesting Alison x have to say that I have purchased quite a few and love that CCP can cut out words you request and in a variety of sizes.
Great colour combo x off for a closer look

Annie x

Lynn Price said...

Alison, your crackled sky with the mini beads is stunning....and such a wonderful background for those luscious butterflies. Whatever paint you used is perfect - I love the shades and tones from your watery application. Beautiful! xxx Lynn

Anita Houston said...

Been over to see and LOVE!!! The texture and color and flowers are gorgeous!!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Those crackles look very promising ! Over to have a look !
Corrie x

Chrissy said...

My favourite colours here Alison and love the crackle effect..love the butteflies and flowers and fabulous textures...gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Redanne said...

Love the gorgeous crackled background and of course, the butterflies, off to have a closer look! Anne xx

rachel said...

amazing crackle alison - off for a closer look! Hugs rachel x

Jennie Atkinson said...

fabulous Alison! Just off for a look x

craftimamma said...

This is wonderful Alison! Such fresh pretty colours and so much amazing texture, it's really lovely!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Candy C said...

Just back from checking out this canvas in its entirety. So pretty, Alison. I love the colors. Those little wooden butterflies are so sweet. Your crackled background is gorgeous.

Hettie said...

OOoo a sneaky peak at awesomeness! Love it.
Err April showers? We are at the end of May I believe or have I jumped forward in time?
Hugs
xx

Dorthe said...

This looks just so very fantastic, Alison, I have to see more.
Dorthe, xo

S@ndy Diller said...

Really love this Alison. The texture is amazing and the colors are fabulous. Got to love that crackle. Wonderfully done. S@ndy xx

Heather said...

A beautiful creation Alison, wonderful techniques - I love the colours, texture and great crackle effect. Your flowers and butterflies are stunning!!

hugs
Heather xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

The contrast of colour is simply beautiful. And the crackle is awesome!! Xx

Kay Wallace said...

You have created a beautiful garden, Alison! Love those posies and the butterflies. Great mix of colors here, too! Well done!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great crackle going on here. I will try to get a look when I leave here. Hugs, Chrisx

Sue said...

Aw this is gorgeous, the crackling is perfect xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Enticing sneak peek, off to take a closer look!

Paper Profusion said...

Mmmm, the orange butterfly looks sublime. Love the textury crackle and beads too. Nicola x

Julie Ann Lee said...

I'm just loving the crackle on this! I'm off to Calico to check it out further! xx

Mrs.B said...

Love the crackle background and gorgeous colours.
Avril

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi there after a while again. Loving this canvas. The bluey-greens are sublime, the crackling is phenomenal - I swear that you have the favour of the crackle gods like no other. The bright pops of butterflies are the thing that for me sttod out and had me a little mesmerized there for a bit. As always Alison, you never fail to come up tops and one of my favourite people to come around to. - hugs - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter)

Mary Elizabeth said...

Ooo!! I've been seeing the minibeads around on other projects. But I love how you photographed them in natural light. Stunning!! You seem to capture the flight of you butterflies with them. Your use of the orange butterflies on the opposite end of the colorwheel of your blues made this piece sing. The greens and the yellow tie the colors together to keep it from being too jarring. Wonderful use of color. -- ME