Monday, 9 December 2013

Inchie and Journal Page

Hello to my Friends and Followers-always great to have you pop in to Jumbled Crafts.

This week at Every Inchie Monday the subject to get to grips with is 'found'.


Well this I what I 'found' when I was sorting out by button tin. It is a 1957 sixpence. It must have been in the tin for a very long time or have been in amongst a bag of buttons I bought a couple of years ago at a car boot sale. I never checked what was in the bag I just emptied it into the tin with all the other buttons.

At Art Journal Journey this time the theme is Light and Dark. There are some wonderful entries to the challenge already and some very deep thinking ones with the light and dark personalities or shadows. Afraid mine is just simple :(


My inspiration came from nature as, even when the sky darkens, the light flowers shine brightly in our garden. Susi always says to express ourselves in our work and I feel that this is 'me'. It is painted in acrylics with cut-out shapes painted over for the flowers, then removed to use the paint afterwards on the spaces left by the shapes.

Have a wonderful day all

Love Chrissie x


24 comments:

Catherine said...

You are so talented Chrissie ! Love your interpretation of the light and dark challenge... Love your inchie too ! 1957 is the year I was born !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Becky said...

Love the colours you have used Chrissie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your found sixpence inchie, I remember what a lot we could do with sixpence in those days! Beautiful journal page, too, great idea with the flowers, they really bring light into our world! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Chrissie - you are a natural in art Journaling.. you have to do more in your journal!
what a fantastic page and a great little inchie idea too!
have a good new week my friend! Thank you for joining AJJ!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh Chrissie - you are a natural in art Journaling.. you have to do more in your journal!
what a fantastic page and a great little inchie idea too!
have a good new week my friend! Thank you for joining AJJ!

Jeannette said...

Love your Journal page,its so full of mood,beautiful colors you used,and the six pense inchie its great idea.

sam21ski said...

Great found piece and very old - lol

Love your journal page, looks like it's water coloured, it's fabulous

Sam xx

LonettA said...

Wonderful page! I like this straight-line composition with these great colors! Very nicely done!

Monique said...

Lovely flowers and colors in your art journal page! Very sweet inchie, I love rummaging through tins with buttons and such, you never know what you might find =).
xx Monique

Lisette Baker said...

How lovely to see a sixpence again and all those happy memories of finding sixpence in the Christmas pudding. There's also an AA Milne poem about finding sixpence which I remember from my childhood. Fabulous!

freebird7100 said...

love the inchie, what a great idea. Never thought about that. I love the colors of the journal page as well very pretty

Trillian said...

A very nice find. Brilliant idea. Thinking what to do I had my button box in my hand but put it back because I didn't find something special.

Von said...

Pinky and Perky spring to mind with your sixpenny find :) and I hope your not saying your simple ! beautiful page :)
Von ♥

Jenn said...

Your inchie idea is perfect! Love that you used something you actually "found"!

Annette Carlo said...

Too cute, I have never seen a sixpence before!! I was going to put a Penny on mine!! That's from US money.
:0) Peace be Yours

sally said...

Lovely to see a sixpence again! I have some and even some silver threepenny pieces along with old pennies, ha'pennies,shillings & half crowns...I think the is even a farthing in there somewhere! Seem to recall that most of them come out of my gran's button tin that I inherited (it was my childhood treasure box)

Sally

Marianne said...

I've not seen a sixpence, so that was fun.

I think you are expressing yourself more and more beautifully everyday, Chrissie. Keep it up. I hope you are as pleased with your growth, as I am to see it.

Sending love and hugs your way,
Marianne xo

Buttons said...

Love your found something and your light and shade flowers here Chrissie. Jenny x

butterfly said...

Love your little sixpence... perfect find for the Found theme.

And you've completely captured the luminous quality of those flowers glowing as night falls - beautiful!
Alison xx

Zoe Brener said...

So pretty, so nostalgic!

CS-CreativArt said...

Great pages, like the colors!
cs-creativart.de

Katelyn said...

Great inchie, I love the background!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

If this is you, then you are shining, Chrissie :) love your bright flowers on fab background!

Cathy said...

Lovely idea! Your work is beautiful.