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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Autumn at Calico

"Autumn?!" I hear you cry...  Yes, I know, sorry.  I got a little carried away with the Calico Craft Parts new leaves, and ended up with a rather unseasonal offering.  I hope that won't stop you hopping over to Calico Crafts to see what I've been up to - I rather like this one, so I'd love to know what you make of it.


I'm sorry that it's another long post too... I promise there's a shorter one coming next!!

Oh, and we're celebrating here at Words and Pictures, so if you'd like a chance to win my Butterfly Blogaversary Candy, make sure you leave a comment there...  Hope you enjoy yourself with my autumn leaves over at Calico Crafts.

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

49 comments:

Dianne said...

Autumn is OKAY my favorite season, with me going over for a better look... Hey we love your long post....

Dianne said...

OH MY GOODNESS, that is gorgeoussssssssssssss, I love every tiny leaf of it, brilliant ot use the acetate like that the crackle is fantastic, you never cease to inspire me with every creation you make....

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Alison..love the frame and leaves and the little pears are a perfect embellishment.Love the wired fence too..must have a play doing that..stunning project and Autumn is my favourite season.

Luv CHRISSYxx

massofhair said...

Stunning shadow box, love Autumn so colours are great! Thank you for the tutorial am really enjoying the DecoArt paints:-) xxx

Marci said...

It is beautiful! Sometimes it is a nice change to see something from a different season. The leaves are marvelous! The whole project is stunning. I love it!

Helen said...

off to check it out now, I don't mind your long posts, they make great reading. It looks gorgeous from here....suppose this means you'll have "enabled" me to shop again ....

Amanda said...

Stunning! Great capture of autumn in all it's rich colourful splendour, your leaves look beautiful, well it all does.
Love
Amanda x

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, it looks fab! Love the way those leaves turned out!

chrissies said...

Wonderful use of all the things on the piece Alison and the leaves look amazing with your special treatment

Love Chrissie x

craftytrog said...

Love Autumn Alison, your shadow box is glorious, the crackle on the frame and leaves is fabulous! xxx

Florence said...

Love everything about it. Stunning! Have a great weekend Alison.
Florence x

Almo said...

Just been over Alison, This is a great shadoow box. I just love the leaves,and the pears look good enough to eat. Mo x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I don't regret the trip to CC..a gorgeous make Alison!
Have a nice weekend, Alie

sam21ski said...

Love that fence, off for a proper look xxxx

Artfully challenged said...

Another stunner,Alison! How do you keep doing it?!

Hope you are having a great weekend
Hugs
Donna x

Debby said...

Love it! Anything fall is grand!

Kay Wallace said...

I love the shadow box. I love autumn. A perfect pair in my book. Well done, Alison!

Meggymay said...

This peek looks awesome, so off to have a better look. I know I will not be disappointed.
Yvonne

Chris Warner said...

Gorgeous! Love this! Chris xxx

Anita Houston said...

You nailed the Autumn scene perfectly! Love the texture on the colors and the color is perfect! Gorgeous boxed frame Alison!

May said...

Gorgeous off for a closer look...Hugs May x x

isisimaginings.com said...

I REALLY don't want to think about Autumn, but I couldn't resist a look at this project & yet again, it is a spectacularly gorgeous project from you. The crackled leaves & the pears look amazing.

Deborah said...

I think we can forgive you, Alison - just hold off on Christmas for a while, ok? :-)Off to CC for a look...

Brenda Brown said...

A stunning creation, I just love the cracked leaves and the wonderful autumn colours xx

Coco said...

I love Autumn, especially when the trees and leaves have so wonderful colours!... Once again, that's a fabulous creation Alison!!! I love all the details of your frame, the layering of this cute barrier on top of acetate is a great idea, as well as the two lovely pears inside... wow great! Hugs, Coco xx (and thank you very much for your wonderful comments tonight also for me!)

MichelleZ said...

Autumn colors are a personal favorite. I love those leaves! Such beautiful texture.

Chris said...

Superb Alison and I've just been over to see all the gorgeous details. Love your crackled background and the leaves are gorgeous. Hope you're well and have a lovely Sunday. Chris x

Netty said...

One of my most favourite times of the year colourwise. Am off to view now, Annette x

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S@ndy Diller said...

Just Beautiful - I have been over to Calico to see the entire thing.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Have just taken a look - a breathtaking project.

Hettie said...

This is intriguing. Off to have a look. If it makes you feel better, I was doing Halloween projects earlier!
Hugs
xx

catherine said...

Looks an amazing project as always Alison. Love the rustic look to it and will go and have a further look
x catherine

Paper Profusion said...

Will pop over now for a look. Nicola x

Ruth said...

Left a comment on Calico blog but just popped over to say..STUNNING!

Dorthe said...

A most wonderful little" Pear house"
Love it Alison, dear.
xoxo,Dorthe

Terry said...

So gorgeous, Alison. Love the autumn leaves and those rich colors! Hugs!

Meihsia Liu said...

How beautiful! The colors and textures on those embellishments are just gorgeous! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous Alison - it doesn't really matter that the leaves are not pear tree leaves they are just perfect on this piece! Chrisx

Tincan Crafter said...

I hopped - you are right - this is absolutely delightful!

Kasia said...

Love these leaves! Beautiful!

Lisa M said...

Incredible post and out of this world project. You'll never hear me complain about any fall project. Favorite season that I find so inspiring. Your shadow box is scrumptious!!!
You and your brain...just adorable. I love your work. :)

Mrs.B said...

This is stunning, no wonder you like it!
Love the crackle finish and the little wired fence.
Avril xx

Lisa S. said...

Gorgeous sneak peek, so tempting!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow Alison thos is truly stunning amazing shadow box, I so love the Autumn theme and colours and those crackled leaves are so yummy. I love the fence being on top of the acetate, it gives such beautiful depth. Kezzy:-) xxx

Margaret said...

Seeing as I LOVE fall, I don't mind at all that you made this amazing frame! The leaves are gorgeous and I love the different layers giving so much depth to this!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Wow! This is wonderful!! I love all. The large vine with covered book pages, Beautiful brown colored Leaves with crackles, the shiny cute pears and the crackles frame with tone colored xx

Meresanth said...

Amazing work! The frame looks stunning and I absolutely love this cute fence!
Hugs,
Agnieszka

Stempeln und mehr - Evelyns bunte Welt said...

Oh, soooooo wonderful your creation!
I always love the crackle look - you did it perfect!
xxx Evelyn

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love autumn. It is my favorite season here in Southern Arizona. I'm sad it is only two weeks long though. So bring on the autumn!!!