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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Magic things






Hello all!  After a couple of very lengthy posts, full of ticking clocks (The Golden Hours and the Curio Clock), I'm here with something very much quicker today.

Whereas those projects used quotes from my new Time Edition stamp set, this tag is one of the sample pieces using another new collection - EAB16 Magic & Wonder.

Stamp launch details are here at PaperArtsy if you missed the party!

(I'm working on something new with the House & Home set at the moment - but we're about to head in to the busiest part of the theatre production I'm working on, so I may have to stick to revisiting samples for now, and finish that project afterwards.)
















Lin Brown's wonderful grasses have always been a magical stamp, as far as I'm concerned.

I've layered the stamping of them here.  Some are done with Fresco paints in Granny Smith and Lawn for the lighter, softer look of the grasses further off...













And in the foreground some sharper, clearer, darker stems in Olive Archival.

Right in the very background is some PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze creating that weathered painted wood look, with shades of soft purple - mainly Lavender and Wisteria Fresco paints sponged on with a natural sponge.











The words, as you can see, are by W.B. Yeats, and they're embossed onto a piece of card which had the same background treatment as this tag, but ended up being cut up for use rather than becoming a project on its own.











I'm going to leave it at that for today - see, I told you, a nice quick post.  I bet you didn't think I could do that!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon.

It's still magic even if you know how it's done.
Terry Pratchett

With these springtime colours, I'd like to share this at Tag Tuesday where the new theme is Spring is in the Air

28 comments:

Helen said...

I love those grasses too! great use of the quote to go with the tag.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag Alison, wonderful colours and really a breath of spring! Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday again, much appreciated. Have a nice evening, hugs, Valerie

Amanda said...

A fabulous signature style tag, beautiful
Love
Amanda x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those grasses are incredible and the depth you created using the different colors is noteworthy, I also really like your background, with the crackle, too. Really a lovely tag. I hope things slow for you somewhat very, very soon, because I LOVE your art. Of course, I realize your "day job" comes first.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful tag Alison, the grasses stamp looks lovely and of course i love the words you added.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

This is another gorgeous piece Alison. And I love that quote. I agree with you that the grass stamp is wonderful. It really has a nice ethereal quality. Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! Yes, that grass stamp is incredible and you have created such amazing depth with the different shades used .. love it!! The background is fabulous and I adore the quote. Absolutely stunning tag, Alison! xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful tag, Alison!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful grass stamp Alison, amazing tag.xx

Cestina said...

Oh this is lovely. So spring-like, fills the heart with joy. Though I am not sure a non-Pratchett reader is allowed to quote The Master....xxx

craftytrog said...

Lovely tag Alison xx

ann barnes said...

Gorgeous

Lagene said...

Beautiful tag, did you do the background first or the stamping first?

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful! I love this spring tag..makes me happy Alison!

butterfly said...

Background first and then stamped over the top of it, Lagene. Sorry, I know I sort of went backwards in writing about it! Ax

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous tag - I love the colours and your wonderful use of green (always such a tricky colour for me unless it's lime!) - you've created such depth and movement in the grasses. It's so perfect for Spring.
Diana x

Redanne said...

Alison, no one does grasses quite like you, you always manage to give them life and movement, they are so beautiful on your tag. Love the quote too. Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Alison! What a lovely post to find as I arrive for a catch up (I'm not sure how far I'll get but I will catch up eventually) I love how you use Lin's grasses! Love your quote stamps too! Hugs, Chrisx

Neet said...

Ooh, that just was what I needed, a reminder that Spring is just around the corner. A beautiful tag with those beautiful grasses stamped on it. I had a smile as I read the colour Granny Smith - my maiden name was Smith and mum was Granny Smith so my son used to call her Granny Apple when he was tiny. Think I might just have to buy that colour - ad the grasses - and the quote too which is wonderful.
Thanks for a bit of nostalgia for me along with the beauty of your tag.
Hugs, Neet xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful and calm tag with the prettiest of colours and love how you stamp with the paints and the archival ink x.

Let's Art Journal said...

You always creat such beauty! This is such a peaceful design with those beautiful grasses and words, I can just imagine them fluttering the the warm breeze - perfect 😀. It sounds like your busy busy, I hope you're having a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love it. love it, gorgeous tag. Happy creative weekend, Angela xXx

Sue said...

I love this, so pretty and soothing. Have a very happy weekend, and good luck with the production (if that's not bad luck lol) xx

Fliss said...

Such a beautiful tag Alison. The cool blues and greens are so calming and serene and love your beautiful new quote.
Have a great weekend.
Fliss xx

Craftyfield said...

I do agree wholeheartedly about Lin's grasses, it is also one of my favourites! Love the blues and green combination too! Have a great weekend. x

Mrs.B said...

You always create such beauties with those grasses and this is no exception.
I feel as if Spring is just about to happen, especially with the quote you used.
Avril xx

WendyK said...

A beautiful tag, love the soft colours and the stamp is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us on Tag Tuesday. xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful tag, love the layers you created.