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Monday, 15 February 2016

Flourishing Florals at Calico

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first of many, many scheduled posts over the next few weeks!  I'm off to far flung parts for a working adventure, but I've left you both new projects and some encores (all will become clear) to enjoy while I'm away.

I'm quietly doing quite well with my not-really-a-resolution-just-a-good-idea to use some of the many beautiful things hoarded in my craft stash.  And today over at the Calico Craft Parts blog you can see the not-resolution in action again.


I am a sucker for flowers and berries and, in addition, I do love looking at those extravagant cards and layouts laden with all sorts of things.  A quick look at the "cards I love" on my Pinterest board will tell you I have a secret hankering for that very pretty look (as well as revealing some of the influences on today's piece)... and that's what I've been playing with, along with some Calico Craft Parts flourishes.  I hope you'll have time to hop over to Calico and see what I mean.  I think you might enjoy it...  I certainly did!

Flowers really do intoxicate me.
Vita Sackville-West

If you're willing to hop to see the full reveal, I'd like to enter this...
In Splatter, Spritz and Smoosh at Stamps and Stencils - plenty of all of them in this one!
At Love to Create in their regular Anything Creative/Mixed Media theme

39 comments:

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A very late visit but I will pop on over right this minute.
Looks so very beautiful!
Wishes
Lynne

Chrissy said...

I'm in flower,texture, and layer heaven...stunning Alison..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Helen said...

this looks gorgeous - love that frosty look to the berries.. off for a proper look.. hope the work trip goes well.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Looks stunning Alison - off for a look! Happy Travels and so looking forward to hearing all about it. Jennie x

Nikki Acton said...

I love this... Great colour, love the shabby feel and layers and all the wonderful flowers and bits! Hope your working adventure is both successful and fun and you find time to play as well as work. Nikki xxx

brenda said...

The sneak reveal looks lovely Alison, hints of spring by the look of it.

B x

Almo said...

Just back from having a closer look and this beautiful card is floral beauty at its best Alison. I just love all the layers of flowers, wooden parts,diecuts and paint. Hope all goes well whilst you are working away. Mo x

Redanne said...

I love the look of this Alison, off for a closer look. Wishing you all the very best on your wonderful adventures!! Anne xx

Cestina said...

This is so lovely! As is the sentiment.

Travel well, return safely, and take lots of photos!
xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

How I enjoyed your fullsome and fantastic feast of floral fabulosity (I know... but it really SHOULD be a word ;oD). Oh the beautiful blues, greens and whites, and the promise of spring! I was transported. Lx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is just wonderful.. so much texture and all this flowers! A calling for spring treasure dear Alison!

Inky and Quirky said...

I've just popped over and you've made another stunner Alison! Hope you have a fab time on your travels too ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

Monika Gulyas said...

Alison, this is beautiful!

Team Clark said...

This project is UNBELIEVABLE! I love, love, love every single detail! What a wow, Alison - really - WOW!

Dorthe said...

And your flower and berrie here is stunning, Alison, looks gorgeous ,colors and all !
Dorthe XX

Evelyn Walter said...

Wow, Alison, this is such a wonderful piece of art! I love all this flowers you used ;-)! And the sentiment is wonderful!
Have a good time on your adventure and return save!
xxx Evelyn

Joi at RR said...

Oh my - this is just wonderful Alison... what luscious colors... heading over to look. j.

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh a real stunner - I've just popped over and had a look - I love all your little additions and the colour is beautiful. What a gorgeous, sumptuous card - I'm in love!!

House of Bears said...

Beautiful work.

Kay Wallace said...

This very tempting "sneak peek" is sending me over to check out the detail, Alison! Love the greenery here!

Amanda said...

Stunning piece just come back, loving all the springtime derails
Love
Amanda x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I've just taken a look and I'm really missing words. So fantastic.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Looking gorgeous from here, off to see it up close xxx

chrissie said...

So much to love about this Alisonwiththecwonderful layers and all that you have added to them.

Hope you enjoy your adventure and I look forward to seeing what you have scheduled for us

Love Chrissie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Definitely going for a look but not before I wish you well on your adventure - even though I am sure you will be working hard! Hugs, Chrisx

Lynn Price said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Sumptuous detail - need to go take a closer look but can already tell this is fabulous!! xxx Lynn

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Alison, what an amazing project, great , beautiful colours, great structure, and suc a lovely present!!! I really admire your beautifull, work!!!

Greetings
Maria

Paper Profusion said...

Looks right up my street Alison, will head over. I'm sorry to have been so absent from commenting but must refrain from too much time on pc for the time being. Have a wonderful adventure on your travels, make sure you do plenty of exploring. Nicola x

Anke said...

Zauberhaft, entzückend und traumhaft schön.

Liebe Grüße
von Anke

Coco said...

I wish you a great working adventure Alison!
Off for a closer look at this... looks fabulous once again!
Hugs, Coco xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, looks fantastic!!

A Pink said...

Absolutely gorgeous ! Alison left a whole lot of love for this at Calico too x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This looks just glorious! I'm off for a look now! Calico Craft Parts are so very beautiful! I can't wait to check out what you have created! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Alison, this might be one of my favourite projects of yours to date!! What a glorious canvas filled with all my favourite things...lots of layers, lots of flowers and lots of fresh spring colours!! How wonderfully delightful, PINNED!! hugs :)

Sara Barker said...

Just spent an hour looking at your closeups! I could just sit and stare all day, but I must be off to work! I left you a wordy comment at CC. Hugs!

kezzyscraftyjourney.blogspot.com said...

Wow stunning shabby chic piece. Love the amount of stuff but doesn't look cluttered which I reckon is because of the white flowers to rest your eyes on. Beautiful :-) Kezzy xxx

Ruth said...

A beautiful project, love the splashes and the feast of flowers, simply lovely and hope you're enjoying your trip. Ruth xx

rachel said...

absolutely beautiful work Alison - stunning use of colour and yummy layers and texture - brilliant work! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and stencils this month! Hugs rachel x

Team Clark said...

Alison, I'm back to say how thankful I am that you submitted this masterpiece to Stamps & Stencils this month! It is really a highlight! <3 Autumn