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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Tag and Journal Page

Hello Everyone who drops in at Jumbled Crafts

Still dull here but with a bit of sun forecast for later today so I am hopeful.


At Tag Tuesday the theme is A Night at The Movies chosen by Joan and I wanted to do a tag of my favourite film ever--I still have a copy of it on DVD and it never fails to make me very happy when I watch it.
 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers made in 1954

As all forms of tag are acceptable for the TT challenges. I made a digital one this time. I was singing the songs from the film as I constructed the tag.

Art Journal Journey have a great theme this time chosen by Gill. All you need to do is make a journal page that shows something or someone that has inspired you.


I did a page for my digital journal. It was influence by the work of Gary Saunt that I find fascinating. He uses his own photographs of local places, as backgrounds and adds allsorts of things to them. I used my own photograph of the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. That always inspires me whenever I go in there. I added lots of things including Vic wearing of my owl teacosies that he decided may make a nice hat? No wonder they are all looking his way.


My photograph of the Winter Gardens ceiling


One of Gary's pictures called Beverley Station. I would have loved to have bought it but it was a bit pricey so will have save up.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Movie night a TT

Hi All

I hope your week is going well

At Tag Tuesday this time Joan has chosen the theme A night at the movies as the theme.



It is years since I went to the cinema and rarely watch films at all even on television but I would have liked to have seen the latest Jumanji at the cinema.  Some one said it was very scary so I am going to wait until it appears on television. Would also like to see the latest Jurassic Park as well but not sure that has even been made yet. Stuck various movie related things onto a black tag for this entry.


I was amazed to see you can buy Movie night bags and even more amazed at the price that I have added to the picture.

Yesterday we went to Hull to visit the Feren's art gallery as they have some famous painting on loan for a short time

 One is Cezanne's card players loaned along with others from the Courtauld collection

This one of Charles 1 by Sir Anthony van Dyck loaned until the end of July from the Royal Collection. It was painted with the three views as it was to be used for a sculpture. It is wonderful to see for real with the King wearing three different outfits for the different poses. I just love to look at how lace is painted and all the collars were very beautiful. 
There is a connection with Hull and Charles 1 and it is a great story. We went on a little land train around the the old town and museum quarters of the city and the chap doing the commentary knows so much about Hull and also made the trip real fun for all. Only £2.50 to hop on and off at various points and go back on the train anywhere at the stopping points. You can board near Ferens and we went all the way round and then walked afterwards to various places.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Journal Page

Hi All

A dull day with drizzle here so thought it was about time I got out my neglected journals and did a page in one of them

At Art Journal Journey this month, Gill has chosen the theme Inspired by.

I am inspired by lots of people and things and especially by lots of friends blogs and their wonderful artwork--I can see I will have to do more than one page for this theme.


My page is called 'A Day at the beach' I sketched the picture then used Promarkers to colour it. The pics on the beach are printed out from Google and stuck on the finished page.

Collage of inspiration.


I was inspired by all the things in the collage. I have postcards by Peter Adderley and David Hockney-he lives just near to us when he is in the UK. We have many different kinds of beach huts in Bridlington and also our garden shed never looks the same twice as we always paint it with whatever paint is left over from other things or we buy taster pots. Lots of people come to look at it--not sure if they think we are insane or inspirational.

Lots of things were running through my head as I did this page and not all of them positive. I wish our beach huts were as free as the ones in the picture. Few places have the old fashioned beach huts with different designs and colours. Some in the South of the England sell for more than our house its worth.

Hope your weekend is going well

Love Chrissie xx