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Monday, 28 December 2015

Merry Berries on A Vintage Journey

Hello all, I hope you're enjoying a peaceful and joyful festive season.  This is one of my favourite times - when the major chaos is out of the way, and now the 12 Days can unfold in cosy calm with a good book, a crackling fire, and the odd Whisky Mac!

I'm unpacking my bags at Terminal 4 of Destination Inspiration today at A Vintage Journey.  It was a bit of a shock to the system as the colour I had to use was Festive Berries... what, red?  But once I worked out I could use it to make some actual festive berries, I felt a bit merrier.


I hope you'll be able to hop over to A Vintage Journey and see what I got up to with the rest of what was in my luggage.  It's your chance to see where those little birds came from who were perched in my Snowflake ATC the other day!


For now I'll wish you a continuing merry Yuletide, and see you at New Year!

On the motionless branches of some trees, berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels...
From Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens


24 comments:

chrissie said...

Love the bit of Dickens--Christmas would never be the same without him as a part of it.

Love your festive berries and brave of you to use the red. I like the way you have tied in the red berries with the red at the bottom of the project.

Love Chrissie xx

Neet said...

Hope you are enjoying the Dickensian rendering from the BBC - we switched on to it and are thoroughly enjoying what we have seen so far.
Now I need to hop along to see what this holly and berries is all about.
All the best for 3016
Hugs, Neet xx

Diana Taylor said...

Just hopped across and seen the finished work - absolutely delightful - and I love your use of red - I always think it looks best used minimally as an accent colour, and I think you've used it perfectly here!

A Pink said...

A wonderful wintery ATC Alison using the contents of the luggage bag. A clever way of extreme masking using the punches . Really love the scene you have created. The dark brown tones of the inking, stamping and calico parts draw the eye in perfectly to admire the beautiful wintery sky and you chatty robin redbreasts.
Wishing you a very Happy healthy New Year Alison x

Cestina said...

Hmm,I may have to read some Dickens...

cathylynn said...

I love your Merry Berries! As always you are over the top creative! Happy New Year Sweetie! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Team Clark said...

Every detail is so beautiful, Alison! Well done!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a wonderful project ALison!
Beautiful over the moon!
oxo
Susi
HAPOY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

Thought of you and your Wiener Schnitzel for Christmas dinner...lol!
It is the favourite meal of my hubby and I have to cook Wiener Schnitzel at least 40 times in one year.... oh yes! Poor me!

Sandy said...

Okay - I went over and saw it Dear Heart -- now what is your beef with red --- red is full of energy and love!! And as an accent color it really sings. I hope you have a glorious 2016!!!!
Sandy xx

Helen said...

You should use red more, it suits you!

rachel said...

popping over for a look now alison...but a pop of festive berries looks awesome to me xxxhugs rachel x

Lisa Minckler said...

I've just spent the past few minutes perusing the missed posts and now I can say that 1) I'm curious about Whisky Mac and 2)I'm so happy I have the entire day to myself to play in the craft room because I am completely inspired. Your latest makes are as whimsical, adventurous and creative as I knew they would be.
Hope you're enjoying some down time!
hugs,
Lisa x

Paper Profusion said...

I read post title and expected to see some cake! Anyway, your gorgeous berries are a great alternative and this is yet another wonderful make. I think I've food on the brain as the berries are now making me think of jam! Happy new year! Nicola x

butterfly said...

Ah... the Whisky Mac - part whisky, part ginger wine (preferably Stone's Ginger Wine, and Jameson's if pressed on the whisky... a blend is fine - it'd be a waste of a single malt!), ice to taste. Highly recommended for a wintry day xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Just hopped over and liked what I saw :) !
Gorgeous Alison ! Especially like the little bird and the touches of red !
Happy New Year !
Corrie x

Kay Wallace said...

Love all the ATCs, Alison, but yours just happens to be my favorite!! I hope once you stood back and say the pops of red that you became a bit calmer! hehe I know exactly what you mean! Tweet birds were a great masking touch here! Happy New Year!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Just saw your beautiful ATC over at AVJ Alison, it is so wonderful and so you! Gorgeous blues and browns and the pops of red just make it sing, like your adorable wee robins. Thanks so much for sharing it and sending you and yours all best wishes for a joyous New Year! Deb xo

Redanne said...

I just love how you used the contents of the travel bag Alison - and it is good to see you using red too! Anne xx

Pawsitively Creative said...

Red is one of my favorite colors and you have used the Festive Berries beautifully as a wonderful highlight. Awesome sauce design and added punch! Love the CD quote!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful ATC a and very pretty the bird chest. Thank you so much your kind comments 2015. Hope it will be wonderful a New Year Alison. xx

Sandy said...

Okay - went to see this make again Alison and it really is a work of art - beautifully done and I wanted to tell you how much I love it. Can I kinda sorta copy you!!!!!!
sandy xx

JackieP Neal said...

I have been over and I just love this sweet ATC Alison!! I love the red berries so festive! xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Genius! I adore this ATC - your use of red is just perfect!! Hugs, Chrisx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Gorgeous ATC! Happy New Year, Alison, hope you have a wonderful 2016.