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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Springtime Shadowbox

Hello all!  I'm glad you enjoyed the refreshing April Showers guest creation for Frilly and Funkie.  I'm in Guest Designer mode today too, as well as back in a springtime garden... and back at my old stamping ground with Calico Craft Parts.


As you all know, I'm extremely partial to the Craft Parts, so I'm delighted to be offering up a couple of creations this month for the Calico blog.  The first of them is over there today, so I hope this sneak peek will persuade you to hop across and check it out.  You may recognise the birds from my recent ATC, but these are a different size and with a whole lot more going on behind them.  See if you can find the hidden Easter egg!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you all enjoy the Easter weekend, whatever you're up to and whatever the weather hurls at you.

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
Mark Twain

If you don't mind hopping to see the full project...

I'd love to share this at Try It On Tuesday where they would like us to Add a Quote
And at Mixed Media World it's Anything Goes with a Twist - the optional twist is to use watercolours... I don't think my very watery acrylics count (always with a water brush!), but it is optional after all
At Altered Eclectics it is their usual Anything Goes as long as it's altered/mixed media - no cards or ATCs
At the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge they're looking for Spring Colour Inspiration
At Rhedd's Creative Spirit they are looking for altered art/mixed media (no cards, tags, papercrafted items) but other than that Anything Goes

34 comments:

chrissie said...

This is stunning Alison.

Just been to see how you made it and there are so many ideas to inspire everyone. A lot of ' so that's how she did it moments'. Thank you for sharing your terrific ideas.

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous piece! Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

I adore this Alison such a wonderful dimensional piece and perfect for Spring. Happy Easter xxx

Amanda said...

It didn't take much persuading, fabulous capture of spring in a box
Love
Amanda x

craftytrog said...

It's a beauty! X

Dortesjs said...

This is fabulous, absolutely ;O))

Dorthe said...

It is a gorgeous Printers Tray, Alison, -love the soft background colors, making the birds in "the tree" light even more up. Amazing effects on the frame, too, and with so much dimensions .Beautiful, dear !!
Dorthe xoxox

Jackie P Neal said...

This looks gorgeous Alison! I am heading over for a closer look!
Sending wishes for Easter joys and blessings to you and your family!
Happy Easter,my friend!
Jackie xo

Patty O'Malley said...

Just saw the full tutorial. Your shadowbox is so beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

How lovely Alison! off to check it out! Julia xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look, absolutely stunning shadow box and so mamny details.
Have a lovely Easter
Avril xx

Coco said...

Just had a closer look too, and put a comment there..
Wonderful decorated tray Alison, I love love this one and these adorable birds on their branch! The colors of paints you chose and the details are a pure delight!!!
A very Happy Easter to you and your family too Alison xx

Julia said...

I really enjoyed hopping across to check out this project, the photo on your blog was such a teaser. You have captured Springtime and nostalgia perfectly in your project and I love those little Calico parts, so lovely. x

Sandy said...

Of course I went to see your wonderful project Alison - and I left you a little love!
sandy xx

Redanne said...

I have been to see your creation - it is a real stunner Alison! Anne xx

Meggymay said...

It is a gorgeous project, I have just been to see it and Wow, it was worth the trip over.
Thank you also for sharing it with us all over at TioT's.
Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

I absolutely adore this. The colours are so very natural and so beautiful. I love the tray and how you have arranged the parts. Gorgeous work alison xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An absoltely fantastic creation dear Alison! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!Happy Easter Holidays! oxo Susi

Craftyfield said...

I went to see closer... and I think I found the egg! This is simply delightful and reminds me of a secret garden, forgotten and full of moss and overgrown brambles, a bird's paradise...

Ola Khomenok said...

So beautiful!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

It is a real WOWSER Alison! Love every single detail and the way you put up everything together!

Anita Houston said...

Stunning! All the birds and the size and shape of the box are all fabulous!

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful !
Corrie x

Sue said...

What a wonderful piece Alison, so uplifting! xx

debby4000 said...

Stunning, beautiful creation.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is beautiful! I will be catching up properly soon! Chrisx

Jane Royston said...

A stunning project! Especially love your birds, thank you for joining us this month at Altered Eclectics, Jane (DT) :) x

Kirsten said...

Beautiful!

Rupa S said...

I love love this Alison! It's beautiful and thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques! We are glad yo have it with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely to see this beautiful breath of spring-time on Calico. xx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

such a fab printers tray and love the way you have used the textures and techniques you have used - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Pawsitively Creative said...

Had to pop over and see it and what a delight it was! Is there nothing you can't do!?! I believe you are a miracle worker and then some. Astounding creation! Hugz.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous creation Alison, and how fun to be back for a little at CCP! You have done them proud!

Julie Short said...

What a beautiful make Alison. So many interesting techniques and details. Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.