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Monday, 23 November 2015

Calico Christmas Crackle Plaques

Hello everyone!  Oh dear, I'm not doing very well on the whole blog-visiting thing again.  I've been having a great time with the workshops in Norway but did end up very tired in between so apologies, and I hope to be round soon.  I'm mainly in trains, planes and automobiles again today!

In the meantime it's sneak peek time here at Words and Pictures.  I'm over at the Calico Craft Parts blog today with some crackled Christmas plaques.  After the dimensional filigree verdigris baubles last time, I've been playing with the two dimensional versions.


After the fun I had with my Tim tag, I've been back at the gilding again - and I think it rather suits the Christmas baubles.  I hope you'll have time to hop over and check them out, and I hope you're all enjoying some crafty time, whether it's Christmassy or not.  See you soon!

Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men and Batteries Not Included.
Anonymous

34 comments:

Lynn Price said...

My goodness, Alison - you have been so busy, yet each post conveys a different and lovely work of art! This piece looks so very intriguing .... love already the crackle and the text - off to take a more detailed look! Hope you are home safe and sound from your journey. And one your quotes here! xxx Lynn

Maywyn Studio said...

Beautiful plaques!

Helen said...

I love the look of this, off to check it out... I spent Sunday making Christmas cards, got the bulk of them done,yippee!

Redanne said...

Love the look of this, off to take a closer look. Safe travels! Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, they look fabulous! I am now officially in love with that gilding effect, it looks super!

Safe travels, - any snow there yet? Oh and if you have a minute at some point I would love to know who makes that stunning Gothic script stamp?

chrissie said...

Had a laugh at the words today--very true-well except for the peace and goodwill bit.

You sound so busy Alison hope you are seeing some of the beauty of Norway and the more out of the way places that have to be seen to be believed.

Love the hangings today and I needed a idea to use some of the Christmas shapes I have bought-thank you for shring yours

Take care

Love Chrissie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Looks amazing as always Alison, off to check it out. Safe trip to you. hugs :)

craftytrog said...

Just been to view these beauties, I love the crackle & touch of gilding Alison! xx

JackieP Neal said...

I am off to check these out!
Jackie xo

Dorthe said...

Oh this looks amazing ,Alison,I`m running to see it all.
Dorthe xx

Deborah said...

They're lovely, Alison. The gilding is exactly right for Christmas, especially with the white crackle.

Anita Houston said...

Been over, and I love all three! You are rocking these wooden pieces...I LOVE them all!

rachel said...

you sound very busy alison! this looks awesome .... off to check it out now. love your quote too xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous wall plaques Alison and I do love your crackle..great find with the alphabets, a perfect size..must go and cover my baubles with old papers..I forgot about doing that.

luv CHRISSYxx

Margik said...

Wonderful Christmas plaques, Alison. Love the amazing crackle and the fantastic wood filigrees... beautiful designs!
Mar xx

Coco said...

I LOVE your plaques, so beautiful Alison.
And your gilding technique gives fantastic results, I agree!!! :)
Hugs, Coco xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Isn't it funny how something worn, tattered and crackled can mesmerize you for hours? It's beautiful in its own right and deserves its place in the ranks among the beautiful things. I'd rather have a china cabinet filled with your crackly rustic worn and aged gorgeous makes over the finest china any day!
I don't need to tell you that it looks amazing because you already know this, but I can tell you it captivated my eyeballs for the longest time. Thanks for the smiles. :)
hugs,
Lisa x

Kay Wallace said...

Love that quote, Alison...I heard myself laugh when I read it! To the Queen of Crackle...well done! Love this!

Fliss said...

Looking beautiful as always Alison so off to see now.
Fliss xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look and they are fabulous. love the crackle background and the gilding looks super.
Avril xx

Georgie C said...

Gorgeous crackle and stunning colours! Love your work xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Your tags are gorgious, Love the cracle and I love the gold accents a lot!!

Have a nice day!!
Maria

Linda said...

How beautiful! :)

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Alison and such a brilliant idea. Happy crafting, Angela x

Lauren Hatwell said...

That's so pretty. Wonderfully simple but with just the right amount of detail if that makes sense. Lx

Sara Barker said...

Had to pop in to see these close up and in detail! they are lovely, and I am loving all the gold transfers! Gorgeous work!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just been looking on the Calico parts blog with an open mouth - gorgeous!!! Chrisx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Just went and had a lookie loo-gorgeous! Your work with these baubles is stunning and so festive and cheery! Awesome sauce gold! Hugz. ~Niki

Julie Ann Lee said...

I loved seeing these over at Calico! They are a triumph! Wonderful combo of lovely elements: crackle, gold and book text! Superb! xx

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Alison, perfect Wintery pieces. I've not made nearly as many cards as I need to yet either lol xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Ooooooh I am intrigued!
Wishes
Lynne

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I've been very remiss with blog visiting too Alison so no apologies required here! Off to take a closer look and wishing you safe travels! Deb xo

Julia Aston said...

These are so pretty Alison! Love that deep crackle and the fun wooden letters and adornments! Julia xx

A Pink said...

Fabulous crackle , Loved the colour blend under the crackle as much as the top coat . Love the touches of opulent gold contrasting with the aged look of the crackle and old book text . x