Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Garden Art and Photographs

Apologies to those who thought they had already commented on my post yesterday then the comment was missing. Your comments were still there and so was the post but Google had posted the same post twice and each post had different comments. Very confusing I know. Now deleted one of them and added the comments all to the remaining one.

Nice to have you join me today so thank you for calling in.

At Art Journal Journey the theme chosen by Yvonne is, 'in my garden there is'.

I made a collage with some more of our garden art. All of these things I got for 20p each at the carboot sale. The brass picture Vic varnished.

This is the bottom creation and it started life a plastic mat. I'd like to share this at Moo Mania and More where Anything goes for the next two weeks.

                                                The original mat
I painted it with white acrylic then Vic and me kept taking turns to paint one bit each until it was covered. That's what happens when it rains a lot lol. Then it was vanished back and front to hang on the fence

I just popped into the garden to take pics of a few of the flowers that are out at the moment--then the rain came so will take some more another day

                                      Spot the bee on this campanula
                                                           Fever Few
Hipericon though I am sure which one as we have a different one as well which is a much bigger flower

Hope you day is going well

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Your garden is wonderful, and it is a great idea to have your gallery in the garden. Thanks for joining us again at Ajj and Moo Mania and More. Have a nice evening, hope your decorating is getting on well. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wonderful flowers in your garden - AMAZING!!!
    and what a lovely idea with this mat - looks super and the page you made for Art Journal Journey is great dear Chrissie!
    Thank ♥ you so much for all your support to Moo Mania & More and Art Journal Journey always!

  3. Love the garden art Chrissie and the mat looks like painted pebbles.
    Flowers look gorgeous, glad you mentioned the bee, I would have missed him.
    Avril xx

  4. Beautiful flowers in your garden Chrissie, I saw the bee. A great journal page and the garden art is again awesome. I love the brass plaque, I bet it catches the sun when it appears in our sky. what you did to the plastic mat is so bright and colourful , we have one of those as a protector in the bottom of the kitchen sink, now I know what will happen to it sometime in the future.
    Yvonne xx

  5. A fabulous journal page with an amazing mat! Wonderful flowers in your garden, Chrissie!
    Mar xx

  6. Very good idea to color the mat and use it for garden decoration. Your well designed page looks wonderful and your flower photos are sonice.
    Dear Greetings

  7. Fabulous page and garden art! Your garden has some lovely flowers in it - need to get some June colour in mine!! Hugs, Chrisx

  8. Love seeing the mosaic you made and all those gorgeous flowers. I love how you used the mosaic as the inspiration for your page. Its a great arty journal page. Hugs-Erika

  9. Love to see all the mix of natural and handmade things you have in your garden.

  10. Fabulous designed creation with ideal colour combo's. Love your beautiful flowers too Chrissie.xxxx {aNNie}

  11. what a joyfully colored map and your photos of the flowers are extraordinary!
    i´m having These Blogger issues also lately - esp. with scheduled Posts when i update them. annoying double postings.
    have a great Weekend ahead!

  12. A fabulous piece Chrissie and beautiful flower photos.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Absolutely love your mat - genius idea xx

  14. Your garden must look spectacular with those wonderful flowers and garden art. Wishing you a happy weekend! J :-)

  15. Amazing project. Thanks for beautiful flower photos. I learnt new names:)
    Happy weekend to you xx

  16. Your collage is beautiful Chrissie, but I am distracted by the photos of your gorgeous garden!! WOW, so many wonderful flowers. Those yellow ones are my fav, love those long stamens! Love that garden art piece too, it must have taken forever to paint all those little pebbles!! Totally worth it! hugs :)

  17. Love the idea of your taking-turns-painting-game, and the garden-art at the end of it is great. Wonderful flower photos - thanks for sharing those.
    Alison x

  18. A gorgeous post, dear Chrissie

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  19. You have a beautiful garden Chrissie and what a great idea for a rubber mat xx


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