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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Trying to Simplify





Hello all!  I'm delighted to be here with a new creation for you today.

Well, I say here...  In fact, it's just a sneak peek here (a.k.a. a future Encore post!!), and if you'd like to see the whole thing, you'll need to hop over to the Country View Crafts Projects blog.

It's a very simple card, but quite atmospheric I think.  I hope you'll have time to check it out.  I'm going to love you and leave you for now, and see you again soon.  See, I really am keeping things simple today.

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hofmann

Simplify, then add lightness.
Colin Chapman

29 comments:

brenda said...

The link drew a blank Alison but I can see from the sneak peek it has a beautifully dimensional bird on it.

B x

Amanda said...

Simply beautiful
Love
Amanda x

rachel said...

Wonderful work alison
Simply perfect x

Hazel Agnew said...

Loving what I can see so far...look forward to seeing the rest when the link is mended! Xx 😜

Paper Profusion said...

Popping over Alison - hope everything going brilliantly for you in NYC! Nicola x

Inky and Quirky said...

Love your CAS look Alison,very atmospheric too
Hugs
Donna xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Alison. Simple yet vintage and full of texture! Love that bird stamp. hugs :)

maj. said...

Totally stunning card Alison!!!

Dorthe said...

It is so wonderful, the bird looking so alive with the embossing ,Alison, and the gorgeous gessoed mop up background. , this is when simple is beautiful.
I love it.
Hug from Dorthe

Cinderella Moments said...

I love the style Alison! Looks wonderful!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Redanne said...

Off to take a peek.... x

Coco said...

Off to take a peek too!... Hugs xx

Corrie Herriman said...

just had a look ! It is so lovely, simple and effective !
Corrie x

Margik said...

This is gorgeous Alison! The beauty of this card is its simplicity. Great bird stamp.
Mar xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A bird on a branch. I'm sure this is just the sneakiest of peeks for your whole project.

Lynn Price said...

You are on a roll, Alison!! This is one of my favorite images - can't wait to see what you've accomplished in these rich browns, with that beautiful background! So off to see! xxx Lynn

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, it's a fab card!

Meggymay said...

Just seen this and it looks fabulous.
Yvonne xx

Team Clark said...

This is perfect, we all need notecards to actually mail - not just admire for their fluff and intrigue. LOL! I love the watery gesso on kraft. <3

Sara Barker said...

Simple, yes, beautiful, yes! Love that bird silhouetted against that dreamy background! Love your first quote on simplicity.

Joi at RR said...

In this case, your simple is simply amazing Alison. I think this card is just perfect - your bird imparts your sentiment perfectly. Xj.

Brenda Brown said...

BeUtiful xxx

Jackie P Neal said...

Loving and leaving...heehee I'm off myself for a look at the finished piece! Be well!
Hugs,Jackie xx

Lisa Minckler said...

What a great time to come back from vacation and see this card from you! Your ability to simplify on a card is a talent I don't possess and yet your simplifications speak volumes. This is a beautiful and to the point card filled with love and thoughtfulness. Especially great idea for all my Kraft scraps I have...love that!!
Big hugs to you,
Lisa x

Julia Aston said...

Love just this little peek of the bird on a branch! Julia xx

Diana Taylor said...

Just been over and had a look - sooooo beautiful! I love the simplicity of it and the gorgeous neuturals colour palette. Stunning.

craftytrog said...

It's beautiful Alison! I do so love that bird!!! xx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Simply but amazing! love the style and your background is fabulous! Barbara

pearshapedcrafting said...

A beautiful card! Chrisx