Tuesday, 3 January 2017

A Tissue at Try it on Tuesday

Hello Everyone and thank you for calling in.

This post is to announce the first challenge of 2017 at Try It On Tuesday. It is always exciting to start a new challenge and this one has lots of possibilities as the theme is A Tissue.  Wonderful ideas from the team over at TIOT so I hope you pop along and take a look if you need inspiration.

I made a framed picture-the photograph was taken on a part finished jigsaw that we are doing.

Hung on the craft room wall

It started out with this large plastic plate 10 inches diameter

Covered it in texture and made patterns with my fingers.  The centre was covered with a 4 inch paper circle for later

When it was dry I painted it with white acrylic paint then covered it with the thin top layer of the paper napkin so the texture would show through.

This is the paper napkin I used

Then I used a photograph taken in 1920 of my dad and his mum and dad paddling in he sea. I cut out 4 inches round of the photograph.This was mounted on another paper then stuck in the centre of the plate where there was no texture because the paper was removed that was added earlier.

It will be great to see your takes on the theme so please join us.

I would like to enter this at Altered Eclectics as well where anything altered is accepted

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Simply FANTASTIC dear Chrissie!
    oxo Susi

  2. Another wonderful project Chrissie. Have fun with Linda, hugs, Valerie

  3. Perfect mixed media that became a great home dec option, too. I thin this is incredible. It fits the TioT theme so well, too.

  4. I love this memory plate! The texture looks so good and the napkin is just perfect for the old photo! Happy New Year, Chrisx

  5. Awesome idea Chrissie and a beautiful way to display the photo!
    Best wishes for the New Year and big, warm hugs from Lula.

  6. A fantastic idea Chrissie, it is a wonderful way to frame a photo.
    It has a super textured appearance as well.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Fabulous project Chrissie and a lovely keepsake too for your special photo.
    Hope you're having a good day ... Gill xx

  8. Chrissie this is a fabulous way to frame the picture of your Dad and Grandparents at the seaside. Love the napkin, just perfect.
    Happy New Year,
    Hugs, Avril xx

  9. This is wonderful Chrissie, what a brilliant way to frame a photograph! Enjoy your week with your daughter xx

  10. A stunning project Chrissie! Love your brilliant ideas.
    Mar xx

  11. You have made a fantastic hangin. I lova all you put on this absolutely gorgeous project. The photo of your ancestry is a treasure.
    We have a holiday tomorrow, don't know if you, too.
    Anyway have a most happy weekend xx

  12. This is brilliant! Love the photo and the texture - perfect napkin too! xxx

  13. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing your creation.
    hugz, Z

  14. Ooh, I love your finger-painted texture, and the napkin gives a great setting for that wonderful family photo - brilliant, Chrissie!
    Alison x

  15. Fab "scrapbook" page! The circle shape is original and the napkin background so appropriate for the photo. Love it!

  16. Very lovely altered canvas. Love the collage. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Have a creative week. Judy DT

  17. This is super cool, what a great idea and how beautiful! Hugs, Autumn


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