Monday, 3 July 2017

Inchie and Journal Page

Happy New Week everyone and I hope it will be a good one for you.

At Every Inchie Monday this week the theme is hippo. A shame that our numbers have dwindled a bit at EIM but I am sure that those of us that join in enjoy it very much.

 I found this wonderful hippo on a colouring site and couldn't resist colouring it in, resizing it and using it for my inchie this week

A new theme for July at Art Journal Journey and Bluebeard and Elizabeth have chosen Summer time Love to get us thinking about the joys of summer. Butterflies have to be one of the most loved creatures in our garden.

The background of this page is a mop up piece of kitchen roll. I stuck it to a piece of card then stuck the whole thing into my black page journal. The next thing I did was dig out a box of wooden and card embellishments that haven't seen daylight for a very long time. This was to join in the challenge at
 Mixed Media Monthly with the theme Altered embellishments I  saw this on Astrid's blog 

I will also add this to Altered Ecletics that let you make anything altered but no cards etc. Always great ideas from the team there.

That's plenty for today I think

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Holy cow, Chrissie. You are on a roll. I simply adore your inchie this week. Too bad the numbers have dwindled. I had contemplated playing this year until I realized I had no ability to draw animals. Yours is fabulous, and always look interesting. It makes Mondays fun.

    Of course, I simply adore the beautiful piece you made for AJJ. It's gorgeous, and I adore the fact you used a mop up paper/kitchen towel. Seems you have found a way to make it not only your own, but fit another challenge blog, too.

    Have a fantastic Monday.

  2. Beautiful inchie and journal page, great ideas again from you, you always come up with great out--of-the-box ones. Have a great start to the week, hugs, Valerie

  3. a mop up piece of kitchen roll great idea gives gorgeous structure. wonderful inspiration.

  4. What a great hippo, the jaws look powerful enough that they could soon crush even the more solid parts of me! I had noticed that our numbers had dropped, shame really, but some stalwarts are still doing the mini pieces - it's a nice change from a journal page lol!


  5. I love your hippo inchie and your journal page is beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Great use of the mop up kitchen paper Chrissie, and oh your hippo is sooooo cute...xx [aNNie]

  7. Fabulous inchie Chrissie and love your journal page - I like the heart you have used as the letter 'V' in love :)
    Have a great week.
    Gill x

  8. of the kitschen paper Journal is fabulous .. wonderful the Sommer!
    The hippo is so sweet!
    Happy Evening

  9. I love your hippo and I love all about this wonderful kitchen roll page - so super! Your ideas are incredible!
    Thank you for such a fab idea for AJJ Chrissie!
    oxo Susi

  10. I always love your inchies Chrissie, and this one is no exceptions. Great idea to use your kitchen roll too, it gives your piece such a fabulous texture. Have a fun week Sue xx

  11. Its a cute hippo inchie, I am always amazed at what you cab do in such a small area.
    Fabulous mop up colours to use as a base for the great journal page, the embellishments look beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Great use of the colouring hippo image and your background is lovely and vibrant and has great texture too. tfs, Dixx

  13. Lovely hippo and journal page. I always keep baby wipes and kitchen paper if the colours are good for other projects.
    Hugs Wendy

  14. Love all 3 pieces, I think that ppl are enjoying the summer and that is why there is a bit less people doing EIM but that is cool for now. The Hippo is so cute and the summer love piece is really great

  15. Oh Wow! This page is amazing! From the colourful mop up paper has appeared the loveliest page! I love how you have added the butterflies and such a great way to add the words! Your hippo makes me smile - it makes me think of the Disney Fantasia film! Hugs, Chrisx

  16. wow fabulous inchie you have created here - love the background especially.Thank you for joining in with this month’s challenge over at Altered Eclectics and hope to see you in our future challenges

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  17. The background is so unique. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  18. That's a great hippo and I love your colours on your art work - very pleasing to the eye.

  19. A lovely journal page Chrissie.Like that you have used your mop up paper, they do make fab backgrounds...
    A gorgeous entry for this months challenge at Altered Eclectics...x


  20. I love the mop of paper towel background, thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Monthly

  21. Lovely piece. Great colours. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectic this month. Judy DT


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