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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Happiness in Harmony









Hello again, and a very happy Sunday to you all.  After an extremely long post with Sunrise, Sunset and then a pretty long pause, I'm back with two short posts in quick succession.  If you thought A time and a place was a short post for me, just wait until you see this one!

It's another of my samples for the September launch of my latest quote sets at PaperArtsy, and we're enjoying ourselves again with EAB14 The Happiness Edition.

It's really the simplest of simple tags, but it makes me happy.

















That's partly because it has one of my all time favourite stamps involved... Lin Brown's glorious grasses from ELB30.  In fact, this stamp appeared in samples for all three of my new word sets this time around!

They're stamped in a combination of Olive and Leaf Green Archival inks.













And this tag also uses one of my all-time favourite quotes too.  It's one I've loved for years, and I'm so happy now to have it available to stamp whenever I need it.











I'm not quite sure any longer whether it's stamped in Ground Espresso and clear-embossed, or stamped in some Archival or other and embossed with Wow Primary Bark.  Either way, you get the light-catching dimension which I love.










There's some watery brayering in the background again - the stripes of Aquamarine, Cheesecake (with a little touch of Haystack) and Summer Sky are warmed up with some blended Lawn around the edges.

There you go - I bet you didn't think I could write a post that short!  Happy Sunday all, and I'll see you again soon.

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Marcus Aurelius

I'd like to share this over at Tag Tuesday where Michele's theme this fortnight is Seeds and Plants.

26 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

Wonderful tag, Alison!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous tag, wonderful colours and a great quote from Gandhi. Thanks so much for joining us again at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. Have a good start to the week, hugs, Valerie

Michele said...

i love the gentle color palette on this sweet tag! thanks for linking up to tag tuesday! xo

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful! X

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous tag and the quote you added is lovely. .
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful tag Alison and I can see why you like the grasses stamp so much, it has a certain elegance about it. The sentiment is just perfect (as always) and the sheen on it looks lovely against the lovely background you created. Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love Lin's grass stamp and here it is in exactly the right place to accompany your new stamp! As you can see I am very much on catch up - trying my best! Hugs, Chrisxx

My name is Erika. said...

Fabulous tag. It is like a beautiful fall day, and it is nice to see the the blue color instead of the golden browns. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous tag, Alison. The colors on the background and the sentiment are so awesome! :D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gandhi had a way with words, didn't he? This quote is perfect for the colors you chose, the grasses and the beauty of it all. Your tag is perfect and I love the minimalist feel to it, too.

Helen said...

Beautiful tag once again Alison

Craftyfield said...

I'm with you on Lin brown's grasses... I have the ELB33 one and it also turns up in lots of my makes! Gorgeous tag, Alison! xx

Linda said...

Beautiful tag, I love the simplicity of it xx

craftytrog said...

Another great quote on this beautiful, simple tag! xx

ann barnes said...

This really is lovely. The quote seems to harmonize quite well with the beautiful background and image.

Sue said...

What a beauty, and another perfect quote xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Alison..love the the softness..

luv CHRISSYxx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous quote Alison and such a pretty and calming tag x. Your tag has made me happy too x.

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely peaceful tag, just what we all need in these hectic times...

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty tag! The scene is so serene and the design has a beautiful softness to it matching the quote beautifully 😁. The grass seeds heads are perfect too! Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

WendyK said...

Fabulous tag, love the look of it with the calming colours. Thank you for joining us on Tag tuesday. xx

Margaret said...

This is beautiful! I love the blending of colors on this, and the quote is one of my favorites!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

This is so serene and peaceful and invokes a calm in me...beautiful!

Roosterhead Designs said...

It makes me happy too Alison! The grasses are lovely! as are your color choices~ I like your stamp very much! And of course the idea of using heat emboss to help it stand out better. I even remembered to try that recently and I like the look : ) Thanks for sharing this gorgeous tag~ Hugs, karen o

sally said...

Great words to go with a great choice of colours....makes me happy!

Sally xx

sarascloset said...

Great tag to start my day! I love the quote, and it sends the right message to go along with your tranquil artwork! A short post is just what I need at this time--still get to see your amazing work, but I do love your words as well!