Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tag and Journal Page

Hello Friends and Followers hope your week is going well. We have  a lovely sunny day here after all the rain the last few days it is good to see the sun again. Thank you for calling in today.

At Tag Tuesday we have the theme Use your Scraps. It was chosen by Valerie and there is a really lovely prize to be won by one person who enters the challenge. If you go to Tag Tuesday you can read all about it and also see the great samples by Valerie and the beautiful entries so far.

The patterned background for this tag was handmade by a friend and on a birthday card she sent to me. I made a little patchwork out of scraps and some felt flowers from small pieces of felt left over from other things.

I will also enter this as my tag for Got Tag Thursday this week where Anything Goes. 

Art Journal Journey has a very interesting theme this month. Jo chose Poetry in Motion but you can use a quote or saying as well as poetry.

I printed a pattern onto a 7x5 piece of card. The face I have had for a while in a folder and thought it matched the quote. I have stuck this on the wall to inspire me when crafting.

I haven't a lot of crafting time at the moment as we seem to be visiting the hospital most days to see my MIL who doesn't seem to be improving as yet. I decided to make lots of background pages for a journal and all I used were chalks and stencils. Then I sprayed them with very cheap hairspray to fix the chalk. Hope to find time to make them into something more interesting.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. I love both of your pieces - the page for AJJ is UNIQUE - great to have it pinned on the wall to inspire you. I am sorry that your MIL feels not so good - wishing the best for her and the both of you - I can imagine how exhausting this is.
    Thank you very much for joining AJJ with another BEAUTIFUL entry dear Chrissie!
    Happy day!
    oxo Susi

  2. I wish the best for MIL hope she feels better today

  3. Gorgeous tag and journal page, as always, love how you used the fabric squares. Hairspray is great as a fixative, and now you have lots of ready made backgrounds to play with. All the best for Mollie and especially for you and Vic as you seem to have to do all the work again! Hugs, Valerie

  4. fantastic tag and wonderful page,love this so much,the poem from buddha is beautiful.
    hope your mil is going better.
    happy day.

    hugs jenny

  5. Awesome way of using the scraps, love your page again today Chrissie, they are always interesting.xx[aNNie]

  6. Two great pieces Chrissie and I love that quote.
    Sorry to read MIL isn't too well, hope things improve.
    Avril xx

  7. Sorry to hear your MIL is still in hospital, I hope that she gets better soon! Your tag is so pretty and the way you have incorporated the little patchwork squares are amazing 😀. The page you have created for Art Journal Journey is so beautiful! The quote is very enlightening and your design of the colours and patterns with the lovely face and pretty butterflies is perfect - I love it! Thanks for joining AJJ again and wishing you a happy week! J 😊

  8. Fabulous the Tag and grand and beautifully designed journal page with the saying
    Happy Day

  9. A wonderful page and tag! I love the quote!

  10. Beautiful tag and page, they are both so colourful. I like the designs on the page, wonderful! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

  11. Your MIL is in my thoughts, and I'm hoping for a speedy recovery. I understand how real life gets in the way of art. I hope things improve soon.

    The tag is fabulous. I'm in total AWE. Of course, I also like the journal page you created for Jo's theme, too. It is lovely.

    I have stencil envy. I think you have a great start to many backgrounds, especially since you are so good with digital, too. Cheap hairspray is the best fixative I know.

    Hope your day is fabulous, dear. Just breathe and the rest will come naturally.

  12. Gorgeous tag = I love the patchwork! Fabulous page, real cool background for the lovely face and fab quote. Looking forward to seeing what you make with your chalk backgrounds and I hope your MIL shows improvement soon, bless her! xxx

  13. The patchwork tag looks gorgeous Chrissie, wonderful that you made it with such small pieces of material.
    The quotes on your page are brilliant and it must look so good on the wall close by when you are crafting. The face looks so beautiful.
    You will have fun using all those super journal backgrounds you have made.
    Hope MIL will be on the mend soon. Please take care of yourself
    Yvonne xx

  14. I am sure you will make wonderful crafts, Chrissie. I wish MIL gets better soon. Take care of yourself, my friend.

  15. Fabulous Tag Chrissie, love the bright and cheerful colours..perfect for our challenge this week at Go Tag Thursday xx

  16. I love your fabric patchwork - more great ways to make the most of scraps. And the Buddha tag is perfect for inspiration - those words are wonderful. Great to see you are finding ways to be highly productive even with limited time. Those backgrounds will definitely come in handy, and I didn't know about hairspray as a fixative - not sure I can stand the smell though.
    Alison x

  17. such a fabulous tag! lovely journal page as well. sending loving thoughts to your MIL and to all the family. xo

  18. Sorry your MIL isn't any better Chrissie, I hope she picks up soon. I love your patchwork, and your Buddha piece is so cheery xx

  19. Your scraps tag is interesting and very tactile. The other tag has a psychedelic feel. I love your chalk backgrounds - hope to see them used soon.

  20. Wow ! Fabulous tag! I love the journal page and can see why you would display it! Sorry to hear that your MIL isn't improving much! Making journal page backgrounds is a good distraction! Hugs, Chrisx


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