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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Art Journal Journey

Hello Everyone and welcome to Jumbled Crafts. Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope you enjoy what you find here in my little space in Blogland

For the month of August at Art Journal Journey the theme is Frida Kahlo. I have seen lots of works influenced by her art but never really knew much about the person behind the art. Thanks to Valerie's wonderful post at AJJ I know a lot more and I am looking forward to joining in and seeing what others make as well.


This is my first effort which I hope is a tribute to the artist. I started off with white matte emulsion and whilst it was still wet I blended in various colours of poster paints. Then it was imagination time as I added some stamps, drawings and shapes. All highlighted with felt tip pens. I thought it only fitting to take the page outside to photograph with some flower but it was very windy and difficult to take anywhere else but in a sheltered corner of the garden.

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see what you make of this wonderful challenge.

Love Chrissie x



21 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, love how you have shown Frida as queen of the flowers, and presented the journal page in a bed of flowers, really wonderful, so glad you joined in the challenge at AJJ! have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. This is so beautiful Chrissie, I love all your colourful flowers.
    xxx Hazel.

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  3. Hi Chrissie, this is a real stunning art page, love the flowers.xxx


    The Journey is the Start

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  4. Terrific border for the photograph, Chrissie, love all the colourful flowers, including the real ones.

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  5. This is beautiful Chrissie ! What a nice tribute... Hope you are having a lovely week-end my friend ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  6. Your first effort? Outstanding! I hope you do more of this!

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  7. Fabulous page and wonderful tribute xxx

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  8. Beautiful page and what a lovely border!!

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  9. A beautiful tribute to Frida Chrissie! What cool techniques you used!
    Fab!
    Thank you s much for this great entry for AJJ - Frida month!
    xxx
    Susi

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  10. A beautiful page, love the way you framed Frida with a flower scene.
    Yvonne x

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  11. Beautiful piece you created with such a lovely image of Friday too...one I had not seen before.
    You photographed it brilliantly too!
    oxo

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  12. this its so beautiful, i love your frida with the wonderful many flowers,love it.


    xxx jeannette

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  13. I think you've captured the spirit of Frida perfectly here Chrissie. Jenny x

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  14. Frida and flowers together - lovely page, Chrissie.

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  15. That's a gorgeous photograph of her, and you framed it beautifully with you flowers that reflect her quote. Blessings!

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  16. Very beautiful. great job on the flowers

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  17. Love the photo of Frida and your beautiful page, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Great page with beautiful flowers. I love the image of Frida.
    Hugs, Mar

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  19. A beautiful page Chrissie love it.
    Becky x

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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.