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Monday, 17 August 2015

A Calico Romance



Hello all!  Thank you for putting up with my catch-up posts lately, bringing DT projects into the Words and Pictures fold.  I'm happy to say I have something new to share with you today but I've only a sneak peek for you here.

If you'd like to know who's waiting under the lamppost attracting men like moths to a flame, I'm afraid you'll just have to hop over to Calico Craft Parts to find out.

I've finally got some spaces in my schedule so I'm looking forward to doing some catching up of my own around Craftyblogland, so I'll hope to see you out there.  Have a wonderful week everyone!

Underneath the lantern, by the barrack gate,
Darling I remember the way you used to wait.
'Twas there that you whispered tenderly,
That you lov'd me, you'd always be
My Lily of the lamplight, my own Lily Marlene.
From the English version of Lili Marlene, translated by Tommie Connor

29 comments:

Chrissy said...

A stunning tag Alison and your crackle is superb..I need a decent crackle as none that I purchased work properly..love the blues and the photo..the textures and lamp post..and i'm singing right along with you..love the old songs..

luv CHRISSYxx

Helen said...

tremendous crackle, am off to see what happens...!

chrissie said...

Amazing textures on the background of this wonderful tag. So good to be reminded of the old song as well.

Thank you for visiting my blog Alison always good to see you back in Blogland :)

Love Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

Just hopped over and back!
Lovely layers & crackle, and a gorgeous tag altogether Alison! xxx

Anneke said...

Just had a look. Your tag is gorgeous Alison!
The crackels looks great. Never thought of useing stencil this way.
Thanks for showing how you made it. Must give it a try Anneke.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Looks amazing as always Alison! Off I go to see more. hugs :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Alison, love those crackled harlequin areas and I always love this colour palette . Love the backdrop . The lamppost is fabulous and I love the imagery. Tracy x x

Terry said...

Off to see this beauty!

JackieP Neal said...

off for a closer look- beautiful sneakkie though! xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Still humming away and I fear I will be all day now :oD Fabulous tag.

Lx

rachel said...

looking good alison
... off for a closer look xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful tag with beautiful colours!!! I love the crackles!!!

Redanne said...

Love the look of the crackle, off to have a closer look! Anne xx

Amanda said...

Fabulous especially when you see it all,
Love
Amanda x

Corrie Herriman said...

Oooh, I love crackle, this crackle is gorgeous ! Hopping over to have a look !
Corrie x

Connie Mercer said...

what I can see is gorgeous :) ~thanks for stopping by today!

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look, it's a wonderful tag, love the texture of the crackle with those colours.
Enjoyed reading Lili's story.
Avril xx

Inky and Quirky said...

Just been and had a little peek and of course it was wonderful....as usual of course Alison! I must say, all these Calico parts do look fab especially those ATC shrines that I saw....more spending coming on....oh dear!
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Lynn Price said...

Such a tease!! But worth it - gorgeous background, and as always love your colors and story! xx Lynn

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a beautiful project again, dear Alison, great image , great colours and great structure, I love this cracle past, or paint, I really have to look were I can find it, it looks gorgious on your card!!

Greetings
Maria

Dorthe said...

Looks AMAZING-BEAUTIFUL, and STUNNING, dear Alison
Dorthe, xxoo

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks, fascinating, Alison! I have always loved that song sung by the incredible Marlene! I'm going to dash across to see what you've been creating for Calico! xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Looks wonderful Alison, off to take a closer look! And glad to hear that you have some 'you' time so you can play!

Sue said...

This is another stunner Alison, beautiful colours and textures xx

Paper Profusion said...

I've had a look over at Calico Alison - this is wonderful, especially that lovely crusty crackle. (Not sure why crusty came to mind, maybe its the bakeoff!) The calico parts look terrific. Nicola x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Absolutely fantastic! As always..so much talent! Xx

Shari Trumbull said...

My heart be still--Another lovely creation with a charming backstory, Alison :) :) Completely love everything about this tag--from how you built up your background to the embellies of those lovely butterflies, flourishes and that grand lamp post! So romantic and pretty!! Fab creation for Calico Craft Parts!! XOXO-Shari

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning, just love that background xxx

Ruth said...

Such beautiful distress and crackle, wonderful work....I've missed so much :-( Ruth x