I'm travelling into a new way of working, a new country, a new language, and a new hobby which I'm passionate about. Come with me for some of the journey...

Monday, 12 October 2015

Autumn at Calico

Hi all!  I seem to be moving into full autumnal mode with the crafting lately.  I think it's maybe because I missed all the autumn crafting last year as I was working away from home at the time... I'm so happy to be playing with leaves and all the earthy colours in which autumn paints the world.

Today I'm over at the Calico Craft Parts blog with a lot of autumn leaves (and fungi) to share.  Just don't go crunching them under foot please!


I had a wonderful time with this creation - I've found a way to have my cake and eat it when it comes to choosing between altering the Craft Parts and leaving them "naked".  The secret?  Pan Pastels!  I hope you'll have time to hop across and see the full reveal.

Thanks for dropping in.  I'm mostly in airports and aeroplanes today, but I'll be hopping round to see you all soon!

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn - that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness - that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.
From Persuasion by Jane Austen

As long as you don't mind hopping over to Calico to see the complete project, I'd like to share this...
Over at Frilly and Funkie in the Autumn Splendour challenge
At Stamps and Stencils where they'd like us to Make It 3D
They say Autumn is in the Air at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
With all those Pan Pastels, it really has to go in to Anything Creative/Mixed Media at Love2Create
And at Try It On Tuesday they are also celebrating Autumn

39 comments:

Helen said...

This is beautiful, Alison - off for a proper look now..

Astrid Maclean said...

Looking interesting from here, the idea of the pan pastels is clever. Hopping over now, safe travels!!

brenda said...

Yet another stunning piece Alison. Pan Pastels have so many uses and tend to be my colour medium of choice so often, could say I have an addiction.

Have been playing with the crackle glaze and following your guidelines and achieved a half decent canvas last week, but I also discovered my biggest problem - patience, lack of it and the need for it between stages.

B x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

A gorgeous sneak peek Alison, off to take a closer look! Deb xo

chrissie said...

Stunning cube Alison with wonderful colours and Autumn leaves.

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

hazel said...

Just had a look and it's amazing.
xxx Hazel.

sirkkis said...

Wonderful project. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

Marci said...

Your trio of boxes is lovely!

Lauren Hatwell said...

This is so beautiful. I love the simplicity. Have a safe journey. Hope you get time for some sightseeing. Lx

Julia said...

Ha! I have just been re-discovering my pan pastels too. These Autumn cubes are wonderful.
Julia x

Inky and Quirky said...

Ooh loving this one Alison and you've just reminded me that I have a little stash of ignored pan pastels somewhere!
Hugs
Donna xxx

Sandy said...

Delightful project Alison and the basic ideas could be used for all kinds of occasions.
Sandy xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a gorgeous autumnal project! WOW! Great solution to use the PP Alison!
Looks so beautiful!
Thank you for joining TIOT's again!

OXO
Susi

Terry said...

Wonderful project for Autumn and I off for all the details! Hugs!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous, off for a proper look xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look at these, love all the details and the wonderful texture on the boxes themselves. Stunning work as always.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT.
Avril xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Naked yet not naked via pan pastels. Well, I'll definitely have to check that out!

Amanda said...

Off I pop, looking like another stunner
Lobe
Amanda x

rachel said...

looks gorgeous alison but off for a proper look. hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

Its a stunning stack of boxes, all wonderfully decorated with autumn details, those pieces look so good to use.
Yvonne xx

Georgie C said...

Gorgeous project! Love those leaves!!!! x

Lisa S. said...

Guess I better add these to my crafty shopping list too. ;) Love this project! Safe travels!!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the thickness of those leaves...fabulous! You are making me need some of this!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful leaves and the texture on this project, Alsion. Wonderful design! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ooooooh! The crackle, the mushrooms and the amazing atbs-and then you colour the leaves in such a fantastic way -fabulous! ! So pleased you shared this at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Alison; I am working up to a big Calico Parts shop!

Lucy x

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous ! Just gave my hubby the order to make me some cubes ! lol....
Corrie x

craftytrog said...

Those ATBs are super Alison, I love the crackle and shading on them! x

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Alison! Love the beautifully colored foliage!

JackieP Neal said...

Off for a closer look! xo

Dorthe said...

A wonderful post over there, dear Alison, ATBs looks amazing with the partly painted craft parts on top.
oox

Zoe Hillman said...

I love this Alison! The weathered look is my favourite and mixed with those gorgeous leaves and pinecones, it's really special. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Ana K. said...

I don’t know, but autumn creations are always close to me, maybe because I am born in autumn...beautiful textures and shapes!

Buttons said...

Those Calico leaves are gorgeous Alison! I love them against the crackle background. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

A Pink said...

Fabulous crackling and love how you have shaded your ATB's . Gorgeous altered calico parts . x

Anke said...

Fantastic project, I love the leaves. So beautiful ...

Hugs
Anke

Julia S-W said...

How beautiful Alison. I love your weathered painted wood look too. Julia x
(Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils.)

Julie Ann Lee said...

I'm off to take a look! This looks amazing! I love working with Pan Pastels, actually so I can't wait to see in full! xx

Georgie C said...

Just popping back to say a big thank you for playing along at Frilly and Funkie xx