Thursday, August 1, 2019

Guest Designer - Alison Bomber

We have a Guest Designer joining us today for the 'Marvellous Metallics' challenge.  Please give a warm welcome to Alison Bomber (Butterfly) who was the Design Team's top pick for the Home, Sweet Home challenge.  You can find Alison and her fabulous work on her blog, Word and Pictures.


For much of my life, creativity was never really on the visual side - I was more the words, music, books, theatre type. For more than a decade I was an actor, singer and workshop leader, and then spent nearly another decade working at the Royal Shakespeare Company as a Text and Voice Coach. When I went freelance again in Spring 2012, it was supposed to give me more time for friends and family. I had no idea that within weeks I would be in thrall to a whole new creative passion - stamps/inks/paints/texture/stencils - you name it, I want to play with it! Even seven years later, there’s always so much to learn, discover and explore, and there's nothing I enjoy more than a steep learning curve. Now I have to balance the two worlds - hence the name of my blog, Words and Pictures. So much for friends and family...



For Jenny's Marvellous Metallics challenge, I've been playing with some of my favourite weathering effects - crackle for the background and scrumptious rustiness on my metal embellishments, as well as using some of my much-loved rusty wire to create the oval frame. Do come over to Words and Pictures for some more details on how it all came together, and thanks so much to Jenny, Cec and the team for the chance to play alongside them this month here at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

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To see all the details of Alison's tag and more of her lovely work, check out her blog and then come on back and share your marvellous metallic with us. The Marvellous Metallics challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, August 13th.

There will be a new Saturday Showcase on August 10th, so be sure to save the date and come back to see us so you don't miss the inspiration our designer will be sharing.

8 comments:

  1. Love this, Alison! One of my new favorites of your's!

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  2. Alison this is beautiful! What a wonderful journey you have been on and continue to take! Thank you for guest designing with us at the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

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  3. This is beautiful! The rusty bits really pop off of that soft background color.

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  4. I love your gorgeous tag, Alison!! The pairing of rusty metallic with soft antique whites, the paper doll and your sentiment are delightful!

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  5. A stunning combination of a soft palette with the rusted pieces! As always, Alison, your work is stunning! Thank you for being our special Guest Designer and for all your hard work! Hugs! Sara Emily

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  6. This is one of my favourite pieces! I do love all the paper doll series! Your colour choices are some of my favourites too. Great art as usual Alison. :D

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  7. Love your creation!! tfs Germaine

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  8. What a gorgeous tag and what a thrill to have you sharing your creative talents with us here!!! I love the way the rusted metallic elements contrast with the delicate textured background. Off to see more on your blog!

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