Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A Mixed Bag

Hello Everyone and thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts.

A bit of this and that from me today

Summer scene from our bedroom window-I think we need to order a boat

At Art Journal Journey the wonderful garden theme, chosen by Yvonne, is producing some beautiful and interesting ideas.

Some parts of our small garden are like an art gallery so I thought I would take a few pictures and make them into pages for this theme.

This first one is a lampshade I bought for 50p at a car boot sale about 4 years ago and it has hung in the garden ever since. The little beads catch the sunlight--when it shines that is-- it is guarded by old DVDs that also catch the light and show all sorts of wonderful colours. I recently added a big gold butterfly that my  daughter gave to me. 

A reminder that the Happy Holiday theme at Try it on Tuesday still has a week left for you to join us.
This is a postcard I drew back in 2011 to inspire you to join us, hopefully.

Last but not least this is my tag for Tag Tuesday this week where the theme is Down Our Street

I drew the houses and coloured them with Sharpies. Certainly nothing like our street but I can dream.

Have a great day all

Love Chrissie xx


Maggie said...

Great work Chrissie hope it stops raini g soon and you won't need that boat!

Zoe Sanderson said...

WOW! Love your post card it is so clever and really reflects the sea. Colourful houses, I remember seeing in Italy houses pained on the outside with fabulous Trompe-l'oeil your bright houses remind me of that. XOXO

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creations Chrissie, looks like the rain is every where, so get sick of it... x  {aNNie}

hazel said...

Fabulous pieces of art Chrissie, I love your garden art, our neighbour is having their patio done and they have put up a lovely new very high fence so that we don't overlook each other, I've been wondering how to fill the space and you have given me lot's of ideas.
xxx Hazel.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful creations Chrissie, all of them! But, oh my goodness, your weather is even worse than ours and here in Australia it is winter right now....

My name is Erika. said...

I love the idea of art in the garden. I have things in mine but never think of them as art. You are a smart lady to think that way. Sorry for all the rain, but it does seem you've found some creative ways to stay busy. Love all your pieces today, especially the holiday theme. Reminds me I need to make a piece for that. Have a wonderful rest of your day. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

Hi Chrissie, I thought I left a post this morning, gremlins must be busy again. I love the fantastic page with your art gallery, a great interesting idea and its a super quote as well. The summer card and the tags look fantastic as well.
Yvonne xx

chrissie said...

You did comment before Yvonne but for some reason the post was published twice and it was nothing to do with me. Google was having a bad hair day I think

Love Chrissie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, what a great line up of projects Chrissie. I love the bold colours on your tag and those fun buildings! Beautiful lamp shade, and that sentiment is funny!! Oh what I wouldn't give to look out my window and see rain! We are officially in a drought now, such a shame to see my beautiful new home all shrivelled up and brown. sending wishes for warm weather to you. BTW, rain or not, buying a boat sounds awesome!! hugs :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful artwork Chrissie, including the whimsical pieces in your garden. Please send some of your rain over to us, we are very much in need of it. take care, Shirleyxx

Marina said...

I love those colourful wobbly houses.
The doodled hills on the postcard are amazing and you've got me singing 'Summer Breeze'!

chrissie said...

Valerie-Jael12 July 2016 at 07:44
What a lot of gorgeous art today, and thanks for joining us again at AJJ with a picture of your garden gallery, great idea. Love the tag, too, just saw it at TT. Have a nice and hopefully dry day - here we have some sunshine! Hugs, Valerie

Meggymay12 July 2016 at 11:21
Loved reading todays post and seeing all your fabulous art pieces.
I love your garden quote, and your private art gallery in your garden, looks great and is a good idea. to make out gardens more interesting.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi12 July 2016 at 18:44
I love both pages and the tag is super as well!
you never cease to amaze me with your ideas Chrissie!
You sent your rain to me.. we had sunshine and got the rain now...
Thanks a lot for joining us at AJJ again Sweetie!
oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal12 July 2016 at 23:24
Wonderful art work and I love that you use areas in your garden as an art gallery, what a great idea! J :-)

pearshapedcrafting13 July 2016 at 23:29
What fabulous art filled post! Love your journal page and the postcard- I misread your title for the tag - thought it said Downing Street!! It's great though - love those coloured houses! Chrisx