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Monday, 22 June 2015

With A Calico Flourish

Hello again!  After days of peace and quiet there's a sudden flurry here at Words and Pictures at the moment... mainly a flurry of sneak peeks.  I've been Guest Designing with stencils to create a Box of Delights at Artist Trading Postplaying with Hidden Objects over at PaperArtsy, and today I'm trying to tempt you over to see some Flourishing Butterflies at Calico Craft Parts.


I hope you'll have time to hop over to the Calico Craft Parts blog and see what I've been up to... I rather like this one!  I finally managed to do a bit of catching up over the weekend, and I hope this week will allow me to continue journeying around to see what you've all been creating while I've been wrapped up in the Words part of my life.





In between all that, I hit my third blog birthday on 19th June, so if you'd like to come and celebrate with me, please visit my Butterfly Blogaversary Candy and leave a comment.

That's all you have to do to be in with a chance at winning some crafty goodies, not to mention a handmade card of my own (hop over there to se the full bundle).  It's a chance for me to say thank you for your wonderful company on this crafting journey.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
Izaak Walton


33 comments:

vinita jain said...

Absolutely fabulous, love all these textures you achieved with gorgeous color combo!!!

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Alison..this is just gorgeous. I love the colours and flourish with the cogs and butterflies..gorgeous..all that crackle just drives me crazy and I want to get some so bad..I love the look of the crackle.I have just bought a few stencils, moulding paste and stuff and practising like mad...but keep reverting to my" scenes"...just cant help it...lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

chrissie said...

Wonderful book cover Alison-no wonder you love it. The deep textures are wonderful and set the scene for all the beautiful things you added.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

The most beautiful book cover is this! Love the textures, colors and the fab over all design!
Gorgeous!

brenda said...

There looks to be lots of lovely texture and a colour combo I always love Alison.

B x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great looking background already, - I shall be off for a closer look.....

Inkypinkycraft said...

this looks gorgeous , beautiful colours and gorgeous textures x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Evil temptress! More essential items for my shopping list :oD Lx

Candy C said...

Alison...your flourishing butterflies piece is so lovely! That deeply crackled background is totally amazing but then all of the added flourishes and collaged pieces to create such a lovely cover design is breathtaking. Love your colors and the addition of the mini butterflies. Such a lovely, lovely creation.

Georgie C said...

Alison, this is stunning - I just lurrrve your signature style with art. Everything you create is just fabulous11

Kay Wallace said...

Your notebook cover is absolutely stunning, Alison! Love all the textures, details and, maybe especially, your color palette here! Striking, my friend!

Tracey said...

Beautiful Alison, I love the colour tones :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

cathylynn said...

Once again another gorgeous creation! Love the color and textures. Happy 3rd Birthday to You!!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Claire said...

Oooh lovely! Such amazing colours, they look so vibrant x

Anita Houston said...

So so gorgeous! LOVE the dimension and of course color!

Shirley Chillman said...

Can't wait to go and see what you have made Alison.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Helen said...

Ooh, looks fabulous... heading off for a closer look!

Deborah said...

Cracked and worn but in the most delicious way. Off to have a proper look at Calico Crafts.

Annie said...

love the Calico Craft Parts Alison...they are absolutely stunning and I love how easily they take colour. Off to have a closer look.
Congratulations on reaching your third blogaversary......doesn't time fly. Fantastic candy for the winner xx

Huge Hugs Annie xx

Dorthe said...

It is just so amazing what you have created here, LOVE that texture all over, dear Alison!!
xo,Dorthe

JackieP Neal said...

Amazing!! You are all over and each piece brings new joy to my view! xoxo

Redanne said...

I love it already, off to have a closer look... Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! What a wonderful collection of fabulous creations - you amaze me! Chrisx

Terry said...

Oh this is so delicious! I love those gorgeous colors combined with that lovely crackle texture! Beautiful as always! Hugs!

Mona Pendleton said...

Amazing peek Alison! Off to see the rest!

Shari Trumbull said...

You have been busy!! This is another brilliant creation, Alison! Just a lovely notebook cover with so much personality and flair! XOXO-Shari

Neet said...

You have used my favourite colourway on this so I just have to follow the link and view your artwork in full. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Neet xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful altered cover, love the colours and details, thanks for the step by step pics.
Avril xx

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful - you had me at crackling, and as always, your palette is gorgeous! Popping over to Calico Craft to see all the details - xx Lynn

Coco said...

Just left a comment on the Calico Craft blog too, this is a magnificent piece of art on a simple notebook. Hugs, hope all things go well at your work! Coco xxx

Ruth said...

Left a comment over on Calico....simply stunning! Ruth xxx

Margaret said...

What an amazing cover! I don't know that I would ever open the notebook! Your glampunk style is absolutely stunning and once again, your blending of colors is perfect!

Mary Elizabeth said...

So glad I went and checked it out .. wow!! Makes me want to go play ... but for now I want to see what else you have been doing :) -- ME