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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Magic Faraway Trees

Hello all!  Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Blustery Candle Jar.  As promised, I've got some bushier branches for you today.  However, they're not here I'm afraid... you'll need to hop over to the Country View Crafts Projects Blog.  I've been playing with Tim's new Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust for the first time, and after a brief skirmish with the traditional red, green and gold, I'm back in my Christmas neutrals comfort zone today.


I hope you'll have time to hop over and check out my sparkling woodlands... I think the Glitter Dust does make them slightly magical, and they're not really that far away either (but I couldn't resist the Enid Blyton reference).  I hope you're all enjoying a lovely weekend... not many of them left before Christmas now!!  I'm back tomorrow with a very festive post, so happy crafting until then.

The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature.
Andy Rooney

32 comments:

brenda said...

I've just been over to the full reveal Alison and naturally is quite stunning, a wonderfully rustic feel and the simple sentiment goes so well.

B x

Helen said...

Magical trees indeed, love the shimmer, Alison(my comment won't post atCVC)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great tag!!! such beautifull trees!!! I love the way your create the dept into your projects , great snow effect!! I just love your art work!!

Have a nice weekend!!
Maria

Lauren Hatwell said...

Oh so beautiful! Lx

Astrid Maclean said...

Off I go, but just to say, these look fab already and of all the glitters out there, I really love this one....

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, love the sparkle on the branches, hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

I looove the neutral tones Alison...gorgeous!
Dot x

Anneke said...

Your tag looks wonderful. Your background
looks gorgeous. Your tag has glitters but it's not to shinning.
Everything fits perfectly. I just kept on looking because
your tag is great.

chrissie said...

Very beautiful tag Alison and great words today :)

Love Chrissie xx

Cestina said...

I believe your brother would love to get this for Christmas! Enchanting (of course, given where the trees must be situated :-) )
xxx

JoZart Quilts said...

Beautiful textures, classy sparkle too. Love it!
Jo x

Craftyfield said...

Just been to Country View blog to examine the details and this is so much better than red and green... the layers of white splatters etc.. make for a gorgeous but subtle background and oh! that glitter, it might just overcome my love/hate relationship with the stuff!

JackieP Neal said...

Ohhhh Yummy textures!! off for a closer look!! xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Alison, what a gorgeous tag!! That background is incredible, the shimmer from the white DecoArt mister shows up really well! Love the layered trees, adding that die to my wish list for sure!! Another stunning wintery creation! hugs :)

Paper Profusion said...

The glitter looks fab - havn't managed to acquire yet...

Dorthe said...

It looks amazing here, and it is, also over there, what a gorgeous and beautiful Christmas tag ,Alison.
Dorthe, xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Wouldn't these about 5 feet tall look FABULICIOUS in the yard for a Christmas decor? I can't imagine the truck loads of glitter it would take to cover them, but a handmade holiday scene like this would be a knock out!!! With rustic wood reindeer and tummies all aglow snowmen and ALL based off of your tag. A girl can dream and like you said, it's the season for miracles...
HUGS!

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh cripes...I just remembered they have spray glitter in cans now....problem resolved!

sam21ski said...

Oooh superb xx

Lynn Price said...

Always love your way with neutrals, and this is a very intriguing sneak peek! Off to the the whole story - xxx Lynn

Hettie said...

Beautiful trees Alison. Shhhh, do not tell anyone, but I bought this die set a few weeks ago!!! Keep my secret, but I needed something to cheer me up!!
Hugs
xx

Meggymay said...

Its a magical tag, love the glitter on the vintage tones of colour.
Yvonne xx

Inky and Quirky said...

Fab tag Alison and that TH die has been well used for my Christmas cards this year ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

rachel said...

looks gorgeous - i really need to look at this one more closely Alison x

Marci said...

I always like your tone on tone projects. This is stunning! I have wanted this die, now I see this! And that glitter! The whole tag is just gorgeous.

craftytrog said...

This is so beautiful Alison! xxx

Julia said...

I really love what you have done with that tree die, so beautiful. I want that die!

Redanne said...

Just been over for a look - a stunning tag Alison! Anne xx

Anita Houston said...

This might be a new favorite!!! LOVE the unique Christmas scene! LOVE the background!!! LOVE those trees! Amazing and gorgeous!

Mrs.B said...

A stunning tag Alison, love the glittery trees, subtle and beautiful.
Avril xx

Kay Wallace said...

Definitely enough "tease" to get me to hop, Alison! Love the neutrals!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Gorgeous! Love that fabulous texture! Hugs, Chrisx