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Monday, 20 March 2017

Found and Lost

Hello all!  Just a sneak peek today to carry you away to Destination Inspiration over at A Vintage Journey.  The slightly odd post title had to happen because I've already used Lost and Found at least once.  And that was a little boy too... odd how these things happen.


I've been having a lovely time playing with Seth Apter's Wood Chips again (check out the Windswept Grasses if you missed the first results).  And although that part was great fun, the background for this one took several goes to get started so it was quite a journey before I was happy.  I hope you'll have time to hop over and see where I ended up.

Have a great week, everybody!

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau

If you don't mind hopping to see the whole thing, I'd love to enter this at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is Layer It Up

30 comments:

Barbara Schiassi said...

FAbulous work! I love it so much! This shade of blue is fantastic and love all the layers you added! Great project! barbara

Brenda Brown said...

You ended up in a magnificent place with incredible details and a fabulous design, love it xxxx

Helen said...

A journey worth taking, for sure! Beautiful project.

Inkypinkycraft said...

a gorgeous piece and lovely colours x

chrissie said...

This is terrific Alison with so many great ideas. I just love the use of the wooden shapes and have decided I must dig out my box of wooden cut outs to see what is lurking in it as I haven't used any for ages.

Always something inspiring on your blog


Love Chrissie xx

Amanda said...

Brilliant piece and love the final background.
Love
Amanda.

A Pink said...

A stunner Alison . Love it x

pearshapedcrafting said...

A wonderful creation and so inspiring! Love the fabulous colour choices (great minds I say) Have great week! Chris

Dortesjs said...

Whooo Love this Alison ;O)

Sandy said...

Of course I went to see and had my socks knocked off!
sandy xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Stunning !!!!

Dorthe said...

It is such a gorgeous piece, dear Alison , so many details for the eye ,and the wonderful colors you used. I love the add of glass pieces, just the perfect tone for this amazing creation.
Hugs, Dorthe

Candy C said...

Alison...I put this on A Vintage Journey's comments as well...but I wanted to be sure you saw it. :) Your color palette is right up my alley. I ALWAYS love everything you do and I think the colors have something to do with that! :) This piece is amazing! I SO LOVE your background. The white space is so striking with the colors and patterns you've added. LOVE LOVE the blueish tones of the collaged rectangles. Love the photograph and the wire around it. This is just beautiful!

Nan G said...

Sometimes messy is better. Love stumbled background, the addition of the stones near the end and aren't you about out of rusty wire? ;) Overall a fab piece, butterfly.! Hugs

Redanne said...

I have been over to see this wonderful masterpiece - love the colour tones and the design - it is always great to see your process too! Anne xx

maj. said...

Wowowowow, this is an excellent work Alison!!!!!

Fliss said...

I've been a bad visitor again Alison! So sorry but time seems to get away from me lately (largely due to not being happy at work - sigh!)
Will pop over to see what you've created too as your peek looks intriguing.
Fliss xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What is it that we've lost and found? Or possibly not found? The boy? His dog? Youth? I suspect it is youth and the days of yesterday. And they aren't truly found, only kept alive in our memories.

Marci said...

Lovely. The colors and layers are so good together.

craftytrog said...

Looks yummy, off to see more!

Kirsten said...

That's so gorgeous.

Anita Houston said...

Been over to see and what a WOW...gorgeous colors, and love the boy and wire...just super!

Kate said...

This looks beautiful, Alison. It has been a while but I am trying to get back into the blog thing. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.
Kate

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous canvas! The stencil pattern in the background is beautiful with the subtle gloss. I really love all the different materials that have come together to create such a wonderful piece. Wood chippies, rusted wire, and glass crystals... brilliant Alison, just adore this! hugs :)

Julia said...

A brilliant canvas and I think you made the right choice with the background. The wood piece layout contrasts really well with the fluidity of that background with all its layers and detail. It is gorgeous. x

Jackie P Neal said...

Looks beautiful, as only Alison creates! Off for a closer look!
hugs,Jackie

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful project Alison! I love all the dimension you can see in this photo. Those wood chips looks wonderful. I hope you are well!

Anna-Karin said...

I forgot to write: thank you for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

Coco said...

Time for a bit of catching-up with your blog Alison.. Looking at this fabulous sneak peek already, I'm pretty sure to enjoy!!! Off to see that better :) Hugs, Corinne xx

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful canvas, Alison! Love the colors the bits of stamping and the way the light catches the stencil work in the background. Interesting wood chips, and gorgeous in color! Hugs!