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Friday, 4 August 2017

Glint of Broken Glass

Hello all!  It's nice to be slightly more back in the swing of things - for the first time in a long time it's a double post day today at Words and Pictures!  Earlier, you may have encountered my rainbow-bright watercolours for the new Vintage Journey challenge, and this evening I'm delighted to be tempting you over to the PaperArtsy blog where I've created an inspiration piece for the current theme, Dark to Light and Contrasts.


I took my inspiration from one of my own word stamps.  It's one of the quotes from EAB02 Darkness and Light... I'm guessing you can see how the thinking came together there!  I hope you'll be able to hop over to PaperArtsy and catch the glint of light on broken glass. 




I hope you'll also have a chance to take a step into the sunlight with my Sunshine Watercolour Dwellings too, if you missed them.  I told you we were getting back in the swing of it!  Have a great weekend everyone.

When you look at a piece of delicately spun glass you think of two things: how beautiful it is and how easily it can be broken.
From The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

30 comments:

Dortesjs said...

great, love it

chrissie said...

Just hopped over and it really is a stunning piece Alison. Your very own stamp made it even more special.thank you for sharing how you made it.

The 'words' today paint a picture all on their own as well

Love Chrissie xx

Chrissy said...

Oh WOW!!..this piece is just stunning Alison..

luv CHRISSYxx

Amanda said...

Just been over and it's a stunning piece, another piece out of your comfort zone but stunningly executed, love it
Love
Amanda x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

It is absolutely STUNNING Alison , a WOWSER and I love that you even gave a tutorial with it!
oxo Susi

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Alison, and full of fabulous techniques xx

Meggymay said...

Will pop over to see the post, this peep looks awesome.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Loving the look of this Alison, off to have a closer look! xx

Nikki Acton said...

Fabulous creation! Great interpretation of the theme and beautifully composed. Xx

craftytrog said...

Just popped over! A super project with a great quote Alison!

Marci said...

It was beautiful!

Gaby Bee said...

A fantastic project, Alison! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your creative process!

Gaby xo

Lys Scrap said...

It's fabulous, nearly dramatic but so highlighted by your quote. Thanks for the tutorial.

brenda said...

A lovely creation as always Alison.

Sorry to be such a bad blogger still, I can but hope for better health soon and to get back to normal again - whatever normal might be !

B x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Just popped over and had a look Alison, wow it's a pure stunner, so different for you as well
Hugs
Donna xx

Dorthe said...

I was there, Alison, reading and watching this amazing piece. Yes very different for you, as Donna writes, but so gorgeous, and as always your story behind takes me in, and makes me forget where i am for a few minutes !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Julia Aston said...

Just came back from seeing your beautiful creation Alison. What a lovely study in darkness and light. You made it look so easy!

Kate said...

Loved your project over at PaperArtsy. Such a perfect depiction of light and dark.
Kate

Julia said...

This light and dark project is amazing. I love this one. There is so much interest in those layers and the addition of the glass is so creative. There are lots of things in this project I would like to try if only I had more time. Beautiful work Alison. X

Neet said...

Not my day - Blogger is playing up and just deleted my comment (too much traffic - now I wonder why - Answer your work is stunning that is why.
Love the piece you have done for Leandra - must pop over there and see more of it but also need to play catch up and look at the Watercolour Dwellings.
Here goes - 2nd attempt.
Hugs, Neet xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a closer look, stunning piece. I love how this evolved from the quote and the Romeo and Juliet theme.
Avril xx

Paper Profusion said...

A magical artwork Alison!! Well done you! Nicola x

Jackie P Neal said...

Was just over to Paper Artsy and another WOW this is really something different for you!I do love the grays and the gradients you achieved! Well done Alison!
Jackie xo

Annie said...

Off to take a closer look Alison...love the quote and look forward to viewing more

Huge hugs
Annie xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Loved your glint of broken glass project, Alison. Left some love over at PaperArtsy. xx

Coco said...

I've just admired your project on PA's blog, Alison... I did not leave a comment over there, pardon me but I miss time at the moment to comment both here and there, and I do not leave many comments on PA's blog anymore.
As for your 'dark' make (very difficult to do I think when we tend to create using other colours usually) it's stunning, I'm in awe...
Despite these are not my usual colours too, you made it perfectly, the result is awesome!!! Absolutely beautiful.
You make me want to have a try on such combo... that's the proof I love your make :-)
Hugs, Coco xx

Sara Barker said...

I've hopped over to catch all the details! What a magnificent piece of art, Alison! Love the cracked glass detail! Hugs!

Evelyn Walter said...

This is so wonderful, Alison! Congrats to your range of stamps!!
xxx Evelyn

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant Alison! A fabulous choice of words and your sparkling glass is wonderful! Hugs, Chrisx

A Pink said...

Absolutely fabulous project and great interpretation of the theme! Your stamps are just perfect for the theme .
hugs x