Monday, 16 November 2015

Art Book and inchie

Hello Everyone and great to have you join me for the start of a new week. I have taken advantage of a weekend rest from helping MIL and done some crafting which has been so relaxing.

Today at Every Inchie Monday we have the theme Exotic to think of.

I chose little love birds as my exotic inchie subject. I love to see them and how close they are to each other. I would like this to be a tribute to the people of Paris and to try to spread love to all
This is quite a large piece of beaded art that a fellow inchie friend has done as a tribute if you want to learn more about it you can go here


At The Mirror Cracked the theme for November is Water


 I have made a cover for an artbook that I have had for about 25 years just waiting to be used.
The price says £3.95 which must have been quite a bit of money at the time it was bought


I covered the book with some spare pieces of paper I had and added a picture that I painted over 20 years ago when we lived in the Lake District and used to sit in this place on the edge of Ennerdale Lake with Pillar in the distance. The spaces around the painting I stamped with words from a set of stamp I got from Astrid.

Have a great week

Love Chrissie xx

26 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

Those love birds have made me smile this morning! I love the cover you have made for your art book using your beautiful painting. Hugs, Chrisx

aussie aNNie said...

wow Chrissie you have an art book for 25yrs....gosh awesome. Love this gorgeous work of art today and of course that inchie is cute.xx { aNNie}

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful book cover with the lovely scene from the Lake District, gorgeous painting! Beautiful inchie, too. Love the beaded Paris art your friend made as tribute. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Good things comes to those who wait..lol.. great what you did with your watercolor pad ! Lovely inchie and the beaded tribute of your friend is awesome!
oxo
Susi

Melissa said...

The love birds are so cute. Your book cover is really beautiful (at first glance, I thought the painting was a photograph).

Melissa said...

The love birds are so cute. Your book cover is really beautiful (at first glance, I thought the painting was a photograph).

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous post Chrissie.
Love your journal cover and the beaded tribute from your friend is wonderful.
Gill xx

hazel said...

A beautiful inchie, I love the birds and your journal cover is wonderful.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

I love your love birds, and the journal cover is great - the painting is beautiful - and that should inspire you every time you open it. So glad you had some creative time over the weekend - always restorative, in the midst of family crisis as well as in the face of the horrors of world politics. I hope creativity, imagination and love win out in the long run.
Alison xx

Meggymay said...

A fantastic selection of artwork Chrissie, seems like you had a good weekend. Love your painting from the Lake District and the sweet birds on your inchie.
Yvonne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous pieces Chrissie! I love those little lovebirds, so sweet! Amazing job with the artbook cover, I love the beach image!! Happy Monday. hugs :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful inchie and wow your painting is gorgeous, beautiful journal cover :) Have a wonderful week xx

sirkkis said...

You have painted wonderful lake scenery. Well done, and it match your lovely art book as cover.
Inchie is really cute.
Have a great day,
Hugs ♥

Catherine said...

Both creations are so beautiful Chrissie ! This little inchie is adorable ! We were in France over the week-end, needless to say everybody is in shock... Our car was checked up twice in Calais and there were soldiers with machine guns... Such an horrible time for my country... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Beverly G said...

Paris is always considered exotic and a city of love, so your little birds are perfect. It's terrible that it had to be tainted with hate. Your friends beaded piece is great. Every time you open your art book to create you'll feel happy and at peace with wonderful memories and create beautiful art.

Jean Chaney said...

I loved your love birds. I raised several of them from hatchlings and they can be quite sweet. I guess I'm not the only one that buys things and tucks them away for years. Nice find and fun work.

Astrid Maclean said...

Your inchie looks super Christ and wow, that art book looks incredible, wow what a super painting! And now it has such a worthy place to be admired!

Kia said...

the love birds are adorable and I love your painting

Jan Hill said...

Love your art book cover! That painting reminds me of happy holidays in the Lake District and our honeymoon at Windermere. Thanks for joining our challenge at The Mirror Crack'd. Hugs Jan x

freebird7100 said...

Chrissie! Your inchie is lovely, as is the rest of your work. and thank you so much for posting my piece. That made me smile and tear up, you are such a sweet lady.

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful painting of the lake, a good idea to use it as cover. I never thought to do that but now I I will be looking at my covers differently...

MySpecialist said...

That inchie is exotic alright. And I just love the cover you made!

Sue said...

Love your inchie Chrissie, and the book cover is fabulous. Make sure you use it now lol xx

WendyK said...

Great painting on your cover, and the inchie is lovely.

Angela Radford said...

Maybe now the sketchbook has such a lovely cover you will be tempted to use it. Thanks for joining in at The Mirror Crack'd Challenge and happy crafting, Angela x

Trillian as said...

Love the two little birds on the inchie.