Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Try It On Tuesday and T stands for …..a Trip to the seaside

Hello everyone, I'm back from a lovely but busy long weekend! Thank You for your visits and kind comments, they are most appreciated! I hope to get around to making some visits soon

Our new theme at Try It On Tuesday is 'Nature' and I have a journal page to show you. 

When I was teaching we often used to take the children on walks, either in the nearby park or further afield - one of our favourite places was Dovestone Reservoir - it was so peaceful and I used to encourage the children to stand and listen - I still do this with our grandchildren - often we see, but but miss so much by not listening!

The background was spritzed ink and and some stencilling. I added some random stamping and then I used some scraps from my scrap box - I have sooooo many scraps leftover from other projects and the only new thing I added here was some tissue tape and the stamped sentiment.
I am also linking this to Art Journal Journey where I have been hosting this month with the theme 'If You Go Down To The Woods'. The quote is from a Crafty Individuals tree set.

T Stands for Tuesday over at Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog

This time I have a drink and food to show you …and a few photos…

When we went up to our caravan on Friday we decided to go via Morecambe and visit one of our favourite places to eat.
We like the Rotunda at the back of the hotel - it is cheaper than the main restaurant and less formal. I have taken you here before..
We ordered Fish and Chips..and Mushy peas! 
You maybe can't read the paper it was on but they are quotes from the Morecambe and Wise show…this one got a bit greasy but the waiter seeing me trying to read them bought me a couple of clean ones(coming to a journal page some time soon!)Here are a couple of links to two of my favourite clips(my very favourite - Singing in the rain has been blocked by the BBC)
We also had our drinks, a latte for me and tea for hubby.
Afterwards we went out of the back door for a walk.
The view from the steps outside
The Rotunda from the bottom of the steps

We walked past the old Lido area - this often has a fairground there..
today there was a circus!

Morecambe has lots of art work related to birds and beaches.

Some of the architecture is interesting too - the bottom photo is of the Winter Gardens - a lot of famous stars appeared here! It is being restored but will take a long time.

The statue of Eric Morecambe - see the birds at the front?
 You can see the mountains of Cumbria across the bay - there is a model to show what you are seeing
Warton Crag is the one we see from our caravan - several miles away 

I hope you will join in - maybe with your drink related post at The Altered Booklover, a Journal page for AJJ or with anything Nature related at Try It On Tuesday where the challenge is open for the next two weeks - we are looking for all kinds of crafting as your entry, as long as it follows the theme!

Thanks for looking, I will be back with more photos from our weekend another day, Chris


sirkkis said...

Your DT-piece is unique. Wonderfully created.
You've had a great camping trip. Thanks for interesting photos, Chris.
Have a happy day xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, great post Chris! Love your piece, that owl is so fun! Looks like yummy food, and that Latte...Mmmmmmm! Beautiful place, I've never been to a circus or even seen one, how cool is that!! What a lovely walk, I can almost smell the water! hugs :)

voodoo vixen said...

Your trip to Morecambe looks like you had a great time and love that statue of Eric doing his silly walk! Your journal page is fabulous as always with the owl peeping out of its tree hole. Happy T day to you! Annette

Marjut said...

Beautiful work Chris!

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful nature inspired piece and color choice Chris! And thanks for sharing that beautiful area you got to enjoy along with the good food and drink. Happy T day!

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for the really fun visit to Morecambe... it looks enchanting in so many ways.
Your nature page is super and extra special made from scraps.
The words really speak to me too.
Pausing to "listen" is always a fun thing to do I find.
Wishing you a Happy T Day dear Chris.

Sandy said...

Your page is really nice!! I love the corrugated cardboard - looks like wood. Your sentiment is so very true.
A food and drink show? Sounds like my cup of tea! I really did enjoy all of your pictures - it allows me to travel from my desk chair! No air fare!!!!
Sandy xx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful journal page Chris, love the owl in the tree. It was a super post to read and I enjoyed seeing your fantastic photos.
Yvonne xx

Darla said...

Like your journal page very much. Sometimes those little scraps can excite our imagination. Thanks for the views of your trip as well. I like seeing places in parts of the world I am not familiar with.

zandra said...

Love teal and brown togerther and all the layers, very nice. That latte sure looks
Hugz, Z

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was truly impressed with this nature inspired entry. I love how the bird sits in the hole in the tree. I like how you used the corrugated, too. You use a LOT of dimensional art in your journals, and I would love to just touch them some day.

Thanks again for the stamps. They came in handy when I decided to make my nature inspired piece. I was so glad you sent them. It was almost deja vu.

I LOVE your trip to Morecambe and the hotel where you had lunch. It's a gorgeous place. Although I had never heard of Eric Morecambe before, I love the statue.

Thanks also for joining in the T fun this week. I was shocked the BBC would block Singin in the Rain. It's a classic. I would gladly eat that lunch and read those quotes. It's fun to see your latte and Tony's tea for T this Tuesday.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the windows in that rotunda! And those murals. And that food. And the scenery is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing these photos :) Happy T Tuesday!

chrissie said...

Wonderful and very artist page Chris and great photographs again. I loved the day we spent in Morecambe last year

Chrissie xx

My name is Erika. said...

What a post Chris. First of all I loved your little owl in your art piece. Secondly I loved your photos to the beach. Looks like such a wonderful outing.And I love fish and chips and mushy peas- YUM! Makes me hungry looking at that photo. Thanks for taking me on a virtual journey today-which I enjoyed a lot. Happy T Day! Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful project, love it! Thanks for sharing the photos, happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

Lucyna Marynowska said...

Great page Chris! I love the quote! So true!
It is always interesting to read about your travels! Hugs!

Brenda Brown said...

Looks like you had a great weekend Chris with lots of fabulous photos of Morecombe, I love the rotunda as a place to eat, looks good. Eric and Ernie are my most favourite comedians, they always made me laugh and sometimes till I cried, they were so funny. Thanks for sharing your great pages, love the cute owl. Enjoy the rest of the week.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Dianne said...

oh, love the collage page! beautiful combination of browns, tans, and aqua! so fun to see your photos too...intriguing old buildings and sculpture...happy T day!

Helen said...

Good old Eric! How kind of the waiter to give you spares of the paper wrappings to journal!! Not a fan of mushy peas though the fish and chips look fab! Love your owl sitting in his tree; great page.

Redanne said...

It really is a beautiful page Chris, I love the piece of corrugated that you added. Now that is the sign of a true crafter - getting some clean sheets to work with! Your photographs are always wonderful - I love the one of Morecambe and Wise, it is a great statue! Hugs, Anne xx

Carol said...

What an interesting post this week. Love the journal page this week ♥ Love seeing all of the photos of your weekend also. Have a grand week.

Margik said...

Stunning page Chris! Love the combination of colours and all great details. Beautiful photos too. Hugs, Mar

JoZart Quilts said...

A really lovely post of your art work/journal page and your day trip. We went on your recommendation last trip to Pine Lakes and the Midland really lived up to it's reputation. I love the Art Deco Eric Gill panels behind the reception and in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall we have Eric Gill panels down each side of the auditorium. I'm off to Germany on my ownsome next week but after that we'll be paying another trip up there.
Jo x

Ariel said...

Your Nature inspired journal page looks lovely.Thank you for sharing your weekend outing pictures.

johanna said...

beautiful artwork and a nice photo tour! hope you will have a great week!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful project for Art Journal Journey! Love the colours and all the super scraps you used along with this lovely quote! What a wonderful place - thank you for sharing all the photos - fabulous!I am interested in the mushy peas - must look after a recipe .
Happy belated T-Day - I was out and about yesterday! Sorry for my late visit!

Mrs.B said...

Love your woodland journal page Chris looks so peaceful with the owl in his tree. Thanks for sharing your visit to Morecambe, I've never been, although passed it on the M6 and seen the bay, wish we had called in. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the 'clean' newspaper.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

Love your woodland journal page Chris looks so peaceful with the owl in his tree. Thanks for sharing your visit to Morecambe, I've never been, although passed it on the M6 and seen the bay, wish we had called in. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the 'clean' newspaper.
Avril xx

Halle said...

LOVE your journal page!!!! Thanks for the site seeing tour as well. Very interesting places.

jinxxxygirl said...

Chris, Chris, Chris... this post is just so full!! I hardly know what to comment on.... But thank you so much for taking us with you on your little trip...So fun to see sights i would not normally get to see! Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful Collage Page with the different papers and stencils, very good design. I also like your nice photos from Morecabe, a really nice place.
Dear Greetings

butterfly said...

I adore your textured tree trunk with the owl perched just so - great texty harlequins and lovely extra branches and corrugated ground. Another wonderful woodland page!
Alison x