Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Wish you were here at TIOT

Hello Everyone. Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts.

Wonderful entries for the Things with Wings challenge and it will be so difficult for all of us to choose a top 5 I'm sure.

I know you will be eager to find out what is in store at Try It On Tuesday this time and to see all the wonderful ideas that my team mates have made to inspire you all to join in.

The theme is 'Wish you were Here'

This is what I made

I started out with two photographs we had taken at the North Beach in my home town, Bridlington. One had the cliffs and another the kite in the sky. I played around with them in Paint Shop Pro to make one photograph and I digitized that to look like a picture. Then I printed it onto a postcard. All the additions were cut from a postcard of a railway poster that I bought a long time ago-well all except the sun which I found on Google and I just love it :) 

So I had this idea to go and take a photograph of the postcard I made with the same view in the background. I tried on the beach, on the prom and anywhere else I could think of but it was too windy near to the sea. Then I thought of the little seafront cafe with tables and chairs to stand my easel on. It did involve coffee and toasted teacakes but I got the picture I wanted.

Can't wait to see what everyone makes for the challenge.

Love Chrissie x


  1. What a super idea, love it, as I have never been to Bridlington it was great to see the super photo you created. Hugs Bee

  2. Great card, and how wonderful that you sacrificed yourself and ate coffee and cakes to get just the right piccie , that's the spirit! Hugs, Valerie

  3. This post card is a genial idea and I love the beautiful images of your home town. Great work!
    Hugs, Mar

  4. Love your post card, the background scene is beautiful. Great idea to show the postcard and the view.
    Yvonne x

  5. WOW ! This is just awesome Chrissie ! Love the photo... You have made me hungry now, talking about teacakes... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  6. A fantastic postcard and great how you show it...fab !

  7. So sorry for having been MIA for a couple of days Chrissie, but wowzers, you've been active my friend! I see you coming up with one fab and fun creation after the other! You're on a creative roll! Such pretty creations!! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  8. What a nice idea to take the photo from your beautifulm card.

  9. A great postcard Chrissie, and I love how you sacrificed yourself with the coffee and teacake to take the photo with the cliffs in the background.
    Avril xx

  10. What a clever idea to take a photo at the same location Chrissie! It looks just perfect outside with all that blue sky. Jenny x

  11. A fabulous postcard and I love how you've photographed it in the same location.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Very imaginative, Chrissie...I like the way you combined the "old" with the new. It's such a fun postcard.

    Marianne xo


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