Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Collage and Photo Album

Hello to everyone who ventures into Jumbled Crafts-hope your day is going well.

Looks like being a crafty day for me as it is raining heavily at the moment. Plenty of time for that to change as I woke up at stupid o'clock and decided not to go back to sleep again. It will mean more hours in the day for me which can't be bad as time races by these days.

Time for another challenge at Collage Obsession where the theme for this week is Motherhood. I know many of you don't know anything about this type of digital doodling so please don't feel you have to comment on this, even though comments are always appreciated-good or bad.

I decided to use some of my family photographs to create my collage for this week. The mother on the left is my grandmother with my dad, in the middle is my mum with my brother and on the right is my, only remaining, aunt and my dear cousin.

Looking at all the old photographs gave me an idea for the next piece I made. This is for A Vintage Journey -with the theme 'Fond Memories' and Rhedd's Creative Spirit-where it is anything altered as always though there could be a twist sometimes

I altered this photograph album and thought I would print out some of my old photographs and keep them in it. The background is Rangers Distressed Inks-colours at the bottom of the post. I sprayed water into the palm of my hand and shook it onto the ink-love this Tim Technique. The diamond pattern is a stamp by Crafty Individuals.
A TH map in the middle and some plastic emblies that have the date 2004 on them and the pack had never been opened. Amazing what you find when you are looking for something else. The stencil was just a child's letters and numbers stencil but I need to buy a proper one as it didn't work as well as I would have liked. Used Cosmic Glitter mist on that bit.

Album before-well almost before, I had tried the colours I was going to use.

Difficult to photograph yesterday as the sun was so bright. I guess the real strength of the colours is somewhere between the two pictures. 

What I used along the way.

That's it for now but I may be back later if I manage to make anything today

Thank you for calling in

Love Chrissie x


  1. Your Tim H inspired album is gorgeous. I love the vibrant green and how you still have a nice vintage look to it even though its lovely and colourful. :)

  2. I love your colllage and your album is beautiful
    Rosie x

  3. Your album is gorgeous Chrissie and the collage is fab too!

  4. What a beautiful cover for your album Chrissie and I so love your digital collage ! Gorgeous as always ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  5. Love your album, it has turned out really well, love all the embossing and patterns. The photo collage is wonderful, takes me back to my childhood days - lovely memories. Hugs, Valerie

  6. Very cool little altered photo album, Chrissie. I love embossing, stamping and other little layered pieces you've used on the cover. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

  7. Album is gorgeous, love how you have transformed it.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge.

    Moira DT.xx

  8. Your collage and album cover are both cool! I don't do any digital stuff myself but I love seeing what you clever digi-savvy people do, I am always so impressed! xx

  9. Wonderful vintage collage of motherhood especially as you have those family treasures. I always envy people who have them.
    Your album is gorgeous, too. So beautiful and well done.

  10. I agree with Sirkkis. What incredible family photos you
    have arranged into a delightful collage! Plus, your album is wonderful. Bravo! xo

  11. Hi Chrissie, what a great idea - altering an existing photo album. Love the textures, stencilling and embellies - creating a real vintage feel. Many thanks for sharing this with us at A Vintage Journey. Nikki xx

  12. Fabulous memory album, great details. Love your digital collage piece, you are so good making these woks of art.

  13. I really like the way you have transformed the album cover. The colour looks great x

  14. Love the two pieces Chrissie and the album cover looks like it has been well loved over the years :)
    Von ♥

  15. Beautiful collage of those wonderful photos, Chrissie - I hope some of them will make it inside your delicious altered album. Huge wow on those gilded letters, so cool, and I love the map and harlequins too... a great alteration. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

  16. What a creative idea, Chrissie!

    Marianne xo

  17. My goodness when you said you'd transformed this photo album you weren't kidding Chrissie! Love the ink distressing and the gold lettering. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  18. This is quite the transformation! Love the altered photo album and how clever to add "Fond Memories" to the map! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

  19. A fabulous transformation and a wonderful entry in to our challenge at...http://rheddscreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk/...x

  20. Love what you have done Chrissie it has given a whole new look to album.x


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