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Monday, 26 October 2015

Winter Branches at Calico

Hello all!  Apologies for my absence around Craftyblogland lately - it's just been a very busy time again.  All being well, I'll have been able to do some Sunday visiting to see what you've all been up to.

And after a quiet-ish week or so, it's a double-hopping day today at Words and Pictures.  Here's the first leap for you to take... I'm over at the Calico Craft Parts blog with a crackly ATC celebrating the beauty of trees.


It would be great if you have time to hop over and take a look.  I'm still playing with my new fancy for purple - inspired by Wilted Violet - but this time using DecoArt paints rather than Distress Inks.

I'll be back this evening with another offering, so I'll hope to see you again soon either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland!

Oh to be free of myself,
With nothing left to remember,
To have my heart as bare
As a tree in December;

Resting, as a tree rests
After its leaves are gone,
Waiting no more for a rain at night
Nor for the red at dawn.
From The Tree by Sara Teasdale

32 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

Love this sneak-peak. Gorgeous purples!!! Heading over to Calico Craft Parts to see the details. Congrats on the Scrapbook Expo feature. So well-deserved! -- Mary Elizabeth

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your images of your wintertrees are really gorgious, I love especially the beautiful backgrounds in wintercolours!! And the wooden branches and trees are great!!

Have fun with all your beautiful creations Alison, they really are beautifull!!

Greetings
Maria

Chrissy said...

YAY!! Alison..a pop up comment box...so pleased I can leave some blog love and boy!!...do I need to leave some love...this is just gorgeous..that yummy crackle and beautiful colours with the scraggy meadow grasses and wonderful tree..hard to believe it is an ATC with all the details..fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx
PS..of course I'm looking at Calico crafts blog and commenting on yours at the same time..I love pop up boxes..lol..

chrissie said...

Congratulations on getting your Home piece showcased--it is amazing as it was the first time I saw it.

Love this bare tree as well and the wonderful crackle effect.

Sad words today I wouldn't like to shed my 'stuff' even though some was awful it makes me realise what is good now.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie x

Buttons said...

Huge congratulations on the Scrapbook Expo spotlight!!! Off to Calico... Jenny x

Amanda said...

You and purple seem to becoming great friends, love it!
Love
Amanda x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous sneak peek! Just off for a look. Jennie x

brenda said...

It looks glorious Alison, as a 'treeaholic' I know I shall love this one adn off to take a look at the full reveal.

B x

Helen said...

Just starting a bit of a catch up of my own, love the sneak peak - enjoy the NEC, make sure you see the Powertex display/catch a demo... oh my!!

Mrs.B said...

Stunning, so much detail on such a small space. Love the background colour.
Congratulations on being showcased at Scrapbook Expo.
Avril xx

rachel said...

looks amazing alison ... off forba closer look x

Lauren Hatwell said...

As ever, I am in awe. Another stunning piece. Great to see your "home" piece receiving some well deserved love over at Scrap Expo too. Huzzah! Lx

craftytrog said...

Been over for a peek...lovely colours and crackle Alison! xx

Inky and Quirky said...

Just popped back and I confirm that's it's a beauty ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

Meggymay said...

Just been for s look this looks a gorgeous scene with the bare tree, love the texture on the background.
Yvonnexx

Claire said...

Just been over for a proper look and it is beautiful - love the colours, purple is really suiting you :-)

Dorthe said...

I love your fantastic background, looking like late autumns crisp and cold weather , dear Alison, can`t wait ti see the rest!!
xxoo from Dorthe

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Off for a closer look ...
looks great !

catherine said...

This is wonderful Alison. Your crackle background is so effective .
x catherine

Kay Wallace said...

Both beautiful poetry and art, Alison! I love trees--even when considered bare by most, I still find them beautiful. Love your crackly background today!

Georgie C said...

Loving the look of the crackle, off I go to see more xx

Redanne said...

Loving the colours already - off to have a closer look! Anne xx

Fliss said...

Another fab looking peek Alison and off to see.
Fliss xx

Anita Houston said...

Now I need this tree...you are an enabler! LOVE your crackled purple sky! A gorgoeus ATC!!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Amazing textures and love that Wilted Violet, off to take a closer look Alison! Deb xo

Terry said...

A little behind I am, but I love catching up!!! Hugs!

Hazel Agnew said...

As usual, I have severe crackle envy! Love the colours and the tree stands majestically above the fabulous grasses! No wonder that you are pleased with this Alison..it pleases me too! Xx

Corrie Herriman said...

I am off to have a look at all this lovely texture !
Corrie x

Coco said...

Starting by this Alison.. of course I'm off to have a look and read you, the sneak peek is so beautiful!..
The next one on PA's blog just after if my little girls leave me a bit quiet lol since it is school holidays here... Hugs, Coco xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well, there's trees and crackle so you know I am going for a look! Chrisx

JackieP Neal said...

just back myself, so playing catch up- off for a closer look! xo

Ruth said...

One day there will be Alison blue and Alison brown paints/ink! You create magic with this perfect colour pallette. Absolutely stunning crackle...a beautiful creation. Ruth xx