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Monday, 28 September 2015

Travelling Calico Steampunk Style

Hello all!  Busy, busy, busy at the moment... I'm trying to make the most of my time before things kick off again work-wise!  I've been playing with some more of the new Steampunk bits and bobs over at Calico Craft Parts.


I've just got a sneak peek for you here, but I hope you'll be able to fly over and see the whole thing.  Gotta fly myself now... happy crafting all!  (How's that for a short post?  Oh, okay, yes... there's more over at Calico - but for once that's quite short too!)

The best way of travel, however, if you aren't in any hurry at all, if you don't care where you are going, if you don't like to use your legs, if you don't want to be annoyed at all by any choice of directions, is in a balloon. In a balloon, you can decide only when to start, and usually when to stop. The rest is left entirely to nature.
From The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene du Bois

26 comments:

Marci said...

Beautiful tag, love the background. I like the stamping and the Calico Craft Parts, too.

Michelle said...

Oh my! This is wonderful!

Helen said...

It's a gorgeous tag, Alison! Not clicking on the links this time, as I spent lots last time I did that....!!

Lisa Minckler said...

It's a perty one!! I liked the before with the unaltered embellishments as much as I like them altered. For being busy, you still find time to make inspirations. Glad you got some time for you. I think it's lovely that you get to go to France for a little break. Here in Missouri, my little break and time for me consists of a locked door to the bathroom. I think I like yours better. ;)
hugs,
Lisa x

Astrid Maclean said...

Off for a closer look......., always love steampunk, makes a change from Halloween.....

chrissie said...

Terrific tag and wonderful emblies to make it special.

Hope you work goes well and is enjoyable.

Not sure I would be brave enough to risk a balloon journey but no one has ever suggested it YET!

Love Chrissie xx

Gio said...

The little detail is stunning, going there to see all its beauty!

craftytrog said...

Popped over and back again...a wonderful Steampunk tag Alison! Having been up in a balloon, I know what a marvellous feeling it is!
Alison x

JackieP Neal said...

Was over for a look and this is another beauty Alison!! I love those stamps and of course your palette is perfectly soothing- clear for sailing actually! Beautiful work!
Jackie xo

Inky and Quirky said...

Been over and I can confirm its beautifully created as usual Alison,love the colour palette too
Hugs
Donna xxx

Terry said...

What I see is calling me over to Calico Craft Parts! Hugs!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This looks fantastic!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Outstanding!
What an AMAZING tag Alison!
Happy new week !
oxo
Susi

Team Clark said...

Oh I did pop over and every detail was perfect!

rachel said...

this looks interesting alison ...off for a closer look hugs rachel xc

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous piece Alison, I love the imagery especially set against the blue. I love steampunk and I must use more of my imagery . Tracy x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa. That is a short post. Off to check it out.

Fliss said...

This looks intriguing Alison and off to view now!
Fliss xx

Lisa S. said...

Love your sneak peeks Alison, off to check it out. :) Take care xx

Lynn Price said...

Intriguing sneak peek - flying off to see it now! xxx Lynn

Julie Ann Lee said...

Looks fabulous. I'll just float over to Calico for a closer look. x

Candy C said...

Amazing tag, Alison. I just had a look at the complete project and it is beautiful! Love the blue skies background. Perfect setting for that gorgeous steampunk hot air balloon and all of the other black stamping and added metal features. Love it!

Julia Aston said...

Looks like some really creative fun here!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love all those gorgeous details that you always put together so well! Chrisx

Shari Trumbull said...

Steampunk goodness galore, Alison! What a fun tag! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag.