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Thursday, 10 October 2019

A sunbeam of the soul

Hello all!  Another quick sample post today from my latest stamp launch at PaperArtsy, and this time we're celebrating the third of the three sets, EAB14 The Happiness Edition.  I don't know about anyone else, but I'm experiencing the world as a fairly troubled, fractious place at the moment, so I wanted to add a little joy to the other side of the scales with this stamp set.


My colour palette for the Happiness edition was one that makes me happy... blues, greens, turquoises and yellows.  Yellow isn't that common around here at Words & Pictures (barring the occasional daisy or two), but I have to confess that it does give a lovely touch of warmth to my much-loved blue/green combination.








This trio of coasters combines some of the Happiness quotes with the glorious bubbly leaves of Courtney Franich's ECF06 set.

The leaves make me happy too, so it seemed like a good combination!















Just like the backgrounds for yesterday's The best thing you can do... tags, these started with some watery brayering.










I put blobs of Summer Sky, Aquamarine, Lawn and Haystack Fresco Finish paints on my craft mat, spritzed well with water, and brayered onto a piece of ivory white cardstock.

Any leftover paint is then available for extra splattering if required!











Once I had cut up the cardstock, I made sure one piece was the other way up, so that the brayered rainbow would be reversed for one coaster.















I applied Olive and Leaf Green Archival inks to the leaves and stamped them at nice jaunty angles.
















The quotes themselves are stamped in Olive Archival.















It's one of my all-time favourite stamping colours.














Regulars around here may have noticed I hardly ever stamp in black!
















There's a little bit of extra spatter in Cloud 9 (a lovely warm white) with maybe a touch of Cheesecake mixed in.










And I finished things off with some white pen doodled frames before mounting the coasters on some plain white card.  I hope this trio made you happy too... some warm sunshine colours and the last of the green leaves before they start to turn.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'll be back with that promised autumn tag very soon - and what can I tell you?  If you thought Tree Poetry was a nice autumn tag, just wait until you see this one... it makes me extremely happy!

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

23 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Yes, the world is in a bad state. I am still reeling from the antisemitic attacks here yesterday. Love your pretty stamps and quotes, and how you have used them. Hugs, Valerie

Cestina said...

They make me happy too....

There is yellow and yellow - this is a lovely one and so is the one on the daisy wallflowers. Yellow has within it the propensity to make one happy. My goodness we need a whole lot of it at the moment! xxx

My name is Erika. said...

These are super Alison. I have these leaf stamps and just got your new stamps-smile-I have quote addiction so I love yours. I love the bright cheery colors. Beautiful. Hugs-Erika

sarascloset said...

Really glorious little works of art, Alison! I love the colors and the leaves are perfect to pair with your joyful quotes! I'm a little green with envy over your ability to use colorful ink for quotes. I reached for my black archival the other day, thought of you, and switched to color. Stamping sentiments in color didn't seem natural for me, so I reverted to the same old, same old. Maybe some day...

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Loving these and a great way to use the leaf stamps, might just have to get them out again. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Dorthe said...

Alison, you are so right, it really is a more and more frightening world, we live in, so beautiful , happy creations like these are balm for the soul.
I , too love the leaves stamp set , and you placed them beautifully ,like floating in the air, and with your wonderful collection of quotes , giving extra meaning.
Hugs , Dorthe

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Just popped back to thank you for the lovely comment over at mine. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful coaster art Alison, those colours, leaves, and quotes made me happy too! I know how you feel ;-)
Alison xx

Chrissy said...

I love your coasters Alison..love the leaves and colours and fabulous designs, love the super quotes, although one to me is a twister for me..lol..Abraham Lincoln stumped my brain there..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Cocofolies said...

I adore this new words plate from you Alison, I just need it so on my wishlist!!! :)
Hugs, Coco xx

Marci said...

Lovely!

Meggymay said...

A beautiful set of coasters Alison.
Yvonne xx

Chyfey said...

A touch of love in this crazy ugly world .Thank You

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So true these words...love your quotes! The green on the blue is so eye catching, and these are so fresh and simple!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am SO sorry to be so late visiting. Beside the squirrel problem, I got back online just in time to learn there was going to be a hard freeze tonight. I spent the entire day cutting back my herbs and getting the ones I could lift into the house. The others I covered tonight with sheets. It was something I had to do if I wanted to save all these Mediterranean herbs.

I'm SO glad you shared some happy and positive thoughts and art today. I need it, given the state of the world at the moment that is mostly caused by Trump. I refuse to call him my president, because he's a joke.

I enjoyed the lovely coasters you created. The leaf stamps are adorable, your blues and greens go well with the leaves, and your quotes are perfect. I am truly impressed with what you can come up with and make it all look so new and fresh each time. LOVE it all, dear. Again, sorry I'm late visiting.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It is indeed worrying times, if only they would blow away in the wind and leave us all to be happy and free. Beautiful leaf stamps, your words work so well giving us all food for thought.
Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend Tracey xx

Annie said...

It is indeed a worrying time Alison x Your coasters look amazing and brighten up blogland x Love the colour combination, leaves and quotes x Looking forward to your tag post too !!

Happy weekend
Annie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your coasters look beautiful! The turquoise and green looks so pretty and I love those new leaf stamps 😀. Yes, spreading joy and happiness with your wording is much needed in the world today - perfect! Wishing you a happy Friday and Weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Paper Profusion said...

Calming yet wonderfully fresh and energetic Alison. Very beautiful makes with stunning colours and quotes. Yes world happenings, in particular certain humans, truly make me despair. Thank-you for your lovely art as it is a tonic for my psyche! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Craftyfield said...

Great idea for coasters, I bet the quotes provide talking points when you are having a drinks party! Which reminds me I have a few (coasters, not drinks...) lying about waiting for their transformation before Christmas!!!

Sue said...

These are really lovely Alison, a wonderful combination of images and sentiments xx

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colour combination ane the hint of yellow sure is cheery too. Fabulous inspirational quotes and your coasters are unique and marvellous x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love the colour combo on these coasters Alison and I adore the leaf stamps .. so fabulous!! Your happiness quotes are really heartwarming and I also love the colour you used for them. Enjoy your day! xx