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Monday, 8 February 2016

What are you capable of?

Hello all!  I'm hoping you're capable of at least a bit of hopping.  I'm over at the Country View Crafts Projects blog today with some art journalling.  It's nothing radical - just a bit of playful exploring without any particular agenda in mind.


I'm not entirely sure about the results.  From a distance it does look like the last stages of recovery of a rather impressive bruise, but I do love the close-up paint and ink effects.  Why not hop over and see what you think...

Hope you have a lovely week everybody!

Ability is what you're capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.  Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz (American Football coach)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
Mahatma Gandhi

43 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

lOVELY work!

Helen said...

well from what I can see, it looks great. off to check it out...

Vintagehandmade said...

This art journal page is beyond stunning, Alison! I adore your subtle tones and the background is just fantastic! Love, love, love it!
Huge hugs! Branka xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Just beautiful! I am thrilled about your beautiful spread Alison!
Have a wonderful new week!
oxo
Susi

brenda said...

Just looked at the full reveal Alison and adore it, the placing of the face looking across to the textural flower bloom works to perfection.

B x

chrissie said...

Wonderful spread with such beautiful standing out with the simple colours.

The words are so true today.

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

Off to take a closer look x

Gibby Frogett said...

Absolutely stunning!
Gill x

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, I love the colours! Xx

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, I love your colours and its so nice to have a play to see where it goes. Chris x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Another absolutely beautiful piece of work (though I confess I laughed out loud at your comment that it looked like a spectacular bruise). It just looks spectactular to me. Fab! Lx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just been and looked! Tried not to laugh too much at the bruise comparison - it hurts - but must say -no, nothing like - this is far too beautiful! Chrisxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what a gorgeous journal page Alison! I love the mauve and lilac together, and that stand alone flower made me say ooh and aah! The doodle around the sentiment is a brilliant bit! hugs :)

Team Clark said...

Fabulous spread! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your details and process, what a grand result!!!

Meggymay said...

Tempting so far, off to have a proper look.
Yvonne xx

Dorthe said...

I will hop a lot to see your wonderful creations Alison :-) this looks so gorgeous, love the color tones, you created !
Dorthe, XO

Lynn Price said...

Just hopping back to say these are wonderful pages, Alison - and not at all reminiscent to me of a bruise! Rather, a most welcome hint of Spring.... xxx Lynn

Almo said...

Stunning pages Alison, beautiful Spring colours and a reminder of the flower garden stamps I haven't used for a while either, I must dig them out. Mo x

Julia Aston said...

The close up does look lovely! off to see the bigger picture!! Julia xx

catherine said...

Beautiful piece Alison as always.Love the colours and the way they blend together
x catherine

rachel said...

this looks beautiful alison - off to see the full thing! Hugs rachel x

Redanne said...

Beautiful colours, wonderful layering and I just love the cone flower! Anne xx

Inky and Quirky said...

Just popped over Alison and of course I was suitably enchanted ;)
Hugs
Donna xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Ok then, off I hop to see more, I might just be able to do it with a click, easier than using the old legs for hopping no doubt

Amanda said...

Loving the colours, great pages
Love
Amanda x

Sandy said...

When I left you a comment at Country View Crafts - I was so captured into the art work that I did not even notice the sentiment. Now I am reading it and I have to laugh! Honestly Alison - when I left my comment I had not read the sentiment. In fact I just saw it!!!
Sandy xx

Margik said...

Oh... Alison, those pages are so gorgeous! Great techniques and design.
Mar xx

Anita Houston said...

Been over and what gorgeous pages!!! I LOVE the layered flower and all the cool tones! Fabulous!

Lisa Minckler said...

Now that is just crazy how MUCH difference it makes on the face when you colored the eyes in. That's wonderful how she becomes the focus of both pages with just that little bit of color. Beautiful work!

Jackie P Neal said...

Another gorgeous spread Alison! Your playtime works out beautifully!! Thanks for sharing your steps! xo

Kay Wallace said...

This is gorgeous, Alison, and I must see the detail...off to check it out!

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning work, love the pages xxx

Barbara Schiassi said...

I' ve seen the whole project, it's stunning, I say it again here! Wonderful colors! BArbara

Coco said...

At last a bit of time to read the whole post and look at all the step-by-step photos... So beautiful pages, just a delight Alison, thank you!
Hugs and happy day, Coco xxx

Terry said...

I can't resist and must go have a looky! Hugs!

Hettie said...

What beautiful refreshing colours. Lovely.
xxx

craftytrog said...

A beautiful page, wonderful colours! x

Pawsitively Creative said...

Love the doodle and your sentiment. I absolutely had to laugh at your thought of this design looking like a bruise! Hilarious and Rhis is the most beautiful bruise I've seen! Hugz~Niki

Shirley Chillman said...

Just back from having a mooch and you have used one of my fave stamps Alison. Her features are so angelic looking. Great journal page.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Evelyn Walter said...

Love this pages! The clear embossed stamping is so subtile, love this! And the colors you have chosen are beautiful! xxx Evelyn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's much prettier than the bruises I've met!

Ruth said...

Amazing journal pages, gorgeous! Ruth x

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