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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Spring Lovers



Hello everyone, and a warm welcome to Words and Pictures on yet another chilly grey day.  I've another sneak peek for you... sorry, I seem to be constantly sending you elsewhere at the moment!

I'm over at Calico Crafts again today with a project which has a little touch of Spring and a little touch of Shakespeare... and I rather like this one!

If you have time to pop over and take a look, that would be wonderful.



And just in case you missed the excitement of the latest PaperArtsy post (blog timing meant it was only here for a brief moment), why not take a look at some of my samples made with the new Lynne Perrella stamp release?  Yup, new Lynne Perrella stamps, right here at Words and Pictures - very excited!!

"Is the Spring coming?" he said.  "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..."
From The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

43 comments:

Clare Lloyd said...

just hopped over Alison it is so beautiful.

Amanda said...

Alison it's beautiful as usual. A piece that even more so wishes spring would hurry up and get here and hopefully see an end to this shocking weather, here's hoping.
Love
Amanda x

Brenda Brown said...

What a delightful hanging with beautiful crackle and fabulous elements that really show the promise of Spring. Just what we need after the storms especially last night. Have a great weekend xx

Teresa Abajo said...

This is simply beautiful! I love all the little details you add to each and every project!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a wonderful project dear Alison!

brenda said...

beautiful work as always Alison and the mere thought of Spring is welcoming.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Alison, I always love crackling and the wire was definitely worth the re-ravelling lol xx

Marci said...

Spring! Ever hopeful! Seems winter has been particularly severe lots of places. Hope your flooding stops! A very pretty hanging, love the crackle and the driftwood, especially. A lovely quote, too.

Marci said...

Also love the Shakespeare quote over on the Calico site.

rachel said...

stunning work Alison - so beautiful xx

Willy said...

You make me curious :) Can't wait for the spring!!

Smile_Art said...

it looks great Alison!

Deborah said...

Wow, Alison, it's lovely! Eggs, twiggy hearts, rusty wire and crackle - some of my favourite things all in one piece.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just been to look, gorgeous project! Chrisx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...stunning work as always Alison with the romance of Mr Shakespeare as an added bonus...perfect :)xx

Paper Profusion said...

Have been over Alison and it is very beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow!!! Love how you've used these products. The un- and re-ravelling is so worth it. (Of course "re-ravelled" is a word! It's in my lexicon :) Very existentialistic argument there.) I adore the ruffle rose. I'm usually don't use flowers in my projects, but I just might start doing so now. Great idea putting gesso on the rose. And I just had to smile at the Bard. Great make Alison!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful hanging as usual Alison, love the crackle, so perfect with all the added rustic elements.
Avril xx

Redanne said...

Totally beautiful and so very you! Anne x

Julie Ann Lee said...

This sneak peek looks intriguing: I'm off to Calico Crafts for a closer look! Julie Ann xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Busy weekend, so running a bit late... popping over now, looks promising...

May said...

Looks amazing Alison off for a closer look... Hugs May x x x

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi Alison

I wanted to stop by and say thanks for the little note on my blog. I was so nervous about how I would feel and be when Luke was born, I have had three miscarriages, and there is still so much pain about that - I was so worried that I wouldnt be able to muster up appropriate enthusiasm or love for my nephew because of my own sense of failure or inadequacy. When Luke was born though - I was surprised at the overwhelming love and relief I felt the very moment my baby brother sent me a picture of his sweet little face. Now I cant stop gushing about my nephew - isnt it amazing how love transcends even the worst parts of you? Thank you again for stopping by and also this piece of yours is AWESOME!!!

Sandy said...

I popped over and left you some love pretty lady. Beautiful make - one of my favorites for sure. Now
Alison - to leave two comments on one make is more than my heart can stand - I am so far behind as it is. Now where is my cane?
sandy xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

This is beautiful, song is beautiful and sunlight fell to the plate is more beautiful.

chrissies said...

Such a lovely taste of the Spring to come Alison. I think it may have arrived here-well for one day at least. Hope the sun is shining where you are

Love Chrissie x

Shirley Chillman said...

Finally landed here Alison and had a flying peek at all your gorgeous work that I have missed.

Just saying the word Spring brings happy thoughts of beautiful days ahead. Love the heart but the little eggs are totally stunning.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The little eggs are adorable Alison xxx

Martina2801 said...

Wow, amazing, dear Alison!I love this fabulous hanging!!
It is totally awesome my friend.
Have a great weekend and love visiting you.
Hugs and more Hugs
MARTINA ♥

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful hanging and those gorgeous eggs are truly beautiful. Hugs Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Sandra's Spot said...

Alison it is just beautiful so much gorgeousness. I have just checked out your other posts and all so wonderful. Thank you for your visits. Hugs Sandra X

Coco said...

Quick visit tonight Alison just to tell you that I didn't miss anything especially your last make for Paper Artsy in Lynne Perrella, and really, WOOOOOOOW comes to mind. Love your take on this too... I will certainly try to come back tomorrow to llk better at all the details on your fabulous artwork for PA (the one I prefer among all other samples). Good night and week ahead, Hugs Coco xxx

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Alison, I was just there, you must get tired of hearing me say the same thing, but I LOOOOOOOOVE your work, that hanging is BRILLIANT, I love everything you have done on it, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day.. ((( BIG HUGS )))...

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous looking sneak peak... off to see more.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I just love the grapevine and speckled little hearts. If you had nothing else that would make me happy and make it feel like spring.

Kjersti said...

Looove this Alison - gorgeous!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Ana K. said...

Hi Alison, I’m sorry I can’t follow you with every post, as you are making awesome projects all the time! I already said that your birds are fantastic and now when you explain the working process I like them even more...previous post is full of amazing colour combinations that are just perfect for those grey days...and combinations of stamps always amaze me! And then we have this beautiful heart hanging which I like the most...I don’t know why...eggs, twigs heart or textured background, maybe rusty wire...very inspiring! Thank you Alison!

Kay Wallace said...

Just this sneak peek is enchanting! Off to check out the detail! Mwah! KayW

Marjie Kemper said...

SO many beautiful elements! Love that crackled base and the charming heart.

isisimaginings.com said...

It is so gorgeous, I love the crackle.

Anita Houston said...

The crackle is simply stunning by itself, but the wood and twigs really elevate this! Gorgeous piece, and love the words too!

Michelle Webb said...

Alison this is absolutely gorgeous, I love it. Thank you for always popping over to my blog, and saying such kind words. I really appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day. Michelle xx

Kezzy said...

Oh wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning hanging, the neutral colours are beautiful and the wreath and crackle are awesome. Love the metal and wood, amazing :-) Kezzy xxx