May 27, 2014

Odds and Ends

Hello all, Alison here with the last of my regular Tuesday spots here at Artistic Outpost.  I'll still be around, so watch out for the announcements about the new arrangements.

But I thought I'd share one of my all-time favourite AO makes for this post... a hanging created out of bits and bobs and odds and ends - leftovers that were hanging around on my craft table, and came together as though they were meant to be!
If you'd like to know more about what they were left over from, check out this post at Words and Pictures, but for now, here are some close-ups...
Cocoa Boy himself is, of course, from the Think and Wonder plate (my desert island AO stamp plate, no question about it!).  He's stamped in Potting Soil Archival on some stony paper from Kaisercraft, and spattered with white paint.
The honeycomb frameworks are either cut from Tim Holtz Wallflower papers, or from a tag on which I'd used the Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste.
It's all layered up with some more scraps of Wallflower paper for lots of dimension, over a corrugated cardboard base.
The butterflies are cut from old book pages and inked with Distress Inks.
They're perching on some of the Frameworks innards.  One final shot - to give you a sense of those butterflies about to take off...
Thanks so much for stopping by... and I'll be along soon with some more Artistic Outpost projects to share with you.

Designer: Alison Bomber

17 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous Alison! Love all the paint splatters.

Buttons said...

I do love this one Alison. Think it's all the paint splatters that soften the layers of muted colours and yet still allow that fantastic image to shine through. Safe journey. Jenny x

Redanne said...

It really is a beautiful piece Alison, I love Cocoa boy (really should ink mine up one day) and the paint splatters look amazing and the honeycomb die is a perfect addition. Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely layered piece Alison with one of my all time favourite AO stamps!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Lovely piece Alison! Grungy vintage...like it so much with the mixed media combinations!
Kind regards, Alie :-)

cathylynn said...

Alison thus is one terrific tag! Great layers, textures and colors. All makings for a real beauty!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Shari Trumbull said...

I Love This Alison!! You'd never know that you made this hanging with left-overs and odds and ends!! I love that when that happens!! I also love the affectionate name you gave this boy image...Cocoa Boy! Only the utmost respect for this AO image!! :) I'm always 'aflutter' when you use old book pages for your butterflies--there's just something special there! Fabulous hanging!! XOXO-Shari

Juliz Design Post said...

Hi Alison, all the paint splashes look great and corrugated cardboard...my favourite base for mixed media. Love it.
Julie x

Kay Wallace said...

Love it when grunge and vintage meet face-to-face. Amazing things happen! Great use of the honeycomb here, Alison!

Carol Q said...

just beautiful Alison - I was immediately drawn by your hexies (a quilting term dontcha know! lol) love the way you've weaved them in and out of your layers.

Terry said...

Alison, this is a fabulous tag! I love the layers and of course the image. Somehow the splats of white remind me of snow and having a cup of hot cocoa! Love this hanging!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I too love this creation! I think those butterflies about to take flight are my absolute favourite part of the whole thing, but the paint spatters are lovely too and of course the AO image is terrific and beautifully stamped. xxx

Almo said...

Gorgeous Alison, Like everyone else I love the paint splatters and the Vintage meets grunge feel. The crackled honeycomb does it for me really nice effect. Mo x

Coco said...

That's just a fabulous hanging, love these original layering and all the splats of white on it!!! Coco xx

Nan G said...

Gorgeous ! ( I know an over used word) but this piece is..gorgeous. Course, when using such fab leftovers as these how could it not be...gorgeous!

Lisa S. said...

I spotted the leftovers right away and they look spectacular on this. I love it!!! Thanks for always inspiring us Alison. xx

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous such an amazing make from scraps, I really love the image and the background is awesome :-) Kezzy xxx