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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Craft Barn Alpha page Challenge

Good Morning, Evening or whatever time of day it is where you are. A dull and dreary day here again today but always nice to have lots of things to do in the craft room and then a bright jigsaw to have a go at this afternoon. Some ironing on offer as well if anyone has a few hours spare :)I'm far too busy for that!


This time at the Craft Barn the letter is P and we can chose any word we like for our page.


I chose the word 'Painting'- so time to dig into some old photograph folders and hunt down some of my paintings that I painted over 20 years ago. The actual paintings have long since gone and the one on the right my daughter still has on a wall in her house-forgotten which wall but it is a minor room somewhere lol. I sketched that one when we were on a walk in the snow in the Lake District where we lived at the time. Both painting were in Gouache so very strong colours.

I love going to art galleries so I pretended my own paintings were on show with people chatting about them. I know it never would happen but it's nice to dream. All of the page today was digital created in Paint Shop Pro except for the words and bubbles and the dictionary page and 'paint words'.

Thank you for dropping by

Love Chrissie xx


32 comments:

  1. Fantastic page, love your gallery view, and the paintings are lovely, too! Valerie

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  2. So clever!! This is such a fun challenge. I love your paintings!

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  3. I really like that you have made your pages so personal to you. Having a gallery is a great way to interpret your word. Love your paintings! Thank you for joining us again at The Craft Barn x

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  4. Brilliant page and what fantastic paintings Chrissie! I love what you have done with your word! x

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  5. Wonderful pages Chrissie - great design. Your paintings are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. Great paintings and geat way to remember them too. Super pages on paintings. BJ

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  7. What a great idea to display your works of art! The paintings look beautiful, you are very talented! ~Diane

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  8. This is a really clever idea and works perfectly. Thanks for your comment.

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  9. What clever pages...your paintings are wonderful...and look at home in your little arty gallery...a wonderful take on the challenge :)

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  10. You did those paintings Chrissie? Wow! Love how you used photos of them on your journaling page, makes it extra special! Hugs, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  11. Your art gallery is such a great idea Chrissie and your paintings are fab-u-lous! What a talented lady you are. Xx

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  12. what an excellent idea to let people discuss on your art ...
    great imagination Chrissie..
    wonderful done - I would say a semi hybrid digi handmade Art Journal spread lol!

    GORGEOUS!
    So now as I know that you are an Art Journaler too I have also the chance to see you on the
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

    now you know me!
    I never get enough...LOL!

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  13. This is brilliant Chrissie, I love that you have used your own paintings in your mini art gallery xx

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  14. Wonderful idea - your story makes it so much better too. Love the talking peoples and bubbles.

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  15. Love your Art Gallery, its a fabulous take for your chosen word.
    Yvonne x

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  16. Visiting from The Craft Barn - fantastic page, brilliant idea. You've created a great image to generate a daydream :0) Mo

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  17. What a brilliant page! Your paintings are fab - I admire your talent - I can't draw or paint at all! Such a clever idea for a page - I love it! xx

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  18. What a fun DPS. I love the speech bubbles they are hilarious but so true to life.

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  19. This is stunning! I love how you've included your own paintings into the piece and the people are great!

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  20. Really clever idea....love it!

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  21. This is such a cool take on the challenge letter. Love the people chatting and viewing your paintings. I think your showing at the gallery was a success :)

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  22. Wonderful page, love the talking people

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  23. Love your 'painting' pages! What a great take on the word! Thanks for visiting my blog. I so appreciated your comment! Hugs Frea

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  24. I just love your take on the challenge this time Chrissie - it's perfect!!! I like the conversation about focal points too - the type of chat I can't help giggling about when I go to a gallery.
    Sorry to be slow in commenting but I'm getting back to full speed slowly and will hopefully be a better blogger.
    Juliaxx

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  25. Hi Chrissie - loved your pages - great fun! MMx

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  26. Great page and fabulous art gallery Chrissie

    MaggieH

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  27. Love the Art Gallery and the those fabulous paintings. Great pages.

    Sylv xx

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  28. Never say never Chrissie, life is full of surprises.
    Fantastic page and great interpretation
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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  29. Awe Chrissie this is brilliant, I love your interpretation of your chosen word and how you have incorporated your own paintings. Bet that was a real memory trip sweetie.
    Hugs x

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  30. Stunning ! congrats for the wall of fame, well deserved. Hugs.

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.