Sunday, 9 March 2014

Craft Room and Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello Everyone who drops by and thank you for visiting. It is a beautiful sunny day here and we are off for a walk to the seafront and along the beach in a short while.

I have combined 2 challenges with this piece  and I did make it with both of them in mind so equal billing for them.

At Rhedd's Creative Spirit the theme is to change something as you wish--it will be that most times but there could be a twist sometimes so make sure you look each month. At Craft-Room Challenge the theme is the 20th century. Always great themes to think about there.

I bought 4 small canvases and I have used one of them to make this picture. The background and the flowers are made from kitchen roll that I used to mop up Spray Inks when I was making something else.

Amazing how many sheets get covered in the ink and they look so pretty. I used the Tattered Flowers Die to make the flowers.
The photograph is of my grandma and grandad and my dad and I changed it from sepia to a brighter shade. All dead now and I only have one aunt left of that generation and she is in her late 80s. The photograph was taken in 1920 and it was a time not long after the war and people started to relax more. I never saw my grandad without a black bow tie but I didn't think I would see him wearing one whilst paddling in the sea. I thought I would give the picture to my aunt as we are going to see her on Saturday and it is a long time since we met-up but we do speak on the phone quite often.

Have a lovely day

Chrissie x


  1. Beautiful colour explosion, makes the black/white photo stand out exquisitely!! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  2. Fabulous memory canvas, love the bright colours on the background, I agree its good to use up the mopping papers.
    Yvonne x

  3. Lovely canvas, great colours, and love the photo. I have never seen anyone bathing with a bow-tie either, that's a real gentleman for you! Have a good walk today, hugs, Valerie

  4. I always know when I visit here that your creativity will have produced something magical and it has. Great use of the mop up towel so sensible to keep them they make wonderful flowers. Love the picture of your grandparents this is a lovely tribute to them. Thank you for making and sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  5. What a beautiful piece your Aunt will certainly love it too. ~Diane

  6. This is fabulous Chrissie, I love your bright colours. I've only just started to keep the 'mop up' sheets but you've proved how lovely they can be xx

  7. Oh, this is lovely. The vintage photo and the deep colors are a surprise together and so pretty.

  8. I love that your granddad is wearing his bow tie for paddling - a wonderful image from a different world... Beautiful use of your scraps to make those fabulous flowers - altogether enchanting.
    We had glorious sunshine too today - so lovely to get out and enjoy it!
    Alison xx

  9. Very pretty, and I like the colors.

    Marianne xo

  10. creative pretty and a showcase of memories- Wow! great creation, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  11. love the colors and the picture is a great memory to share and enjoy

  12. This is gorgeous Chrissie ! What a stunning background ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  13. Love your memory piece, fab make.
    Annette x

  14. Beautiful colours, and the flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  15. A beautiful canvas and a lovely photo of your grandparents, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. This is fabulous Chrissie, love how you recycled the coloured papers for the flowers, a tip there for me to use...
    Fell in love with your vintage photo too...look how "dolled" up they are for paddling,lol...fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at Rhedds Creative Challenge
    Sandie xx


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