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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Try it on Tuesday - a little holiday….and T stands for tea(hubby's)

There is a new topic at Try It On Tuesday - we would like you to join us on our 'Happy Holidays'! As long as your entry sticks to the theme of 'Happy Holidays' we look forward to seeing how you represent this topic! Of course I do realise that in the USA holidays are known as vacations but one of your biggest Public Holidays 4th July was only yesterday so belated wishes for that!
The team have some fabulous examples if you hop over HERE and have a look - you are sure to find something to inspire you!

I love going to the seaside and Morecambe near our caravan is one of my favourites! It still has an air of the seaside towns of my youth, although the seasides I went to then were all on the East coast of Britain - Bridlington, Scarborough, Cleethorpes, Skegness, Great Yarmouth and my favourite Mablethorpe!
I have made a little book that reminds me of them
I have made it out of one piece of A4 card which I started by painting - one side with a mix of Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Lake Wanaka, Concrete and Snowflake and the other side with Sky sprinkled with Royal Blood Infusions powder which I scraped into the paint with an old loyalty card.

This is how it looks when folded - I glued the open parts together but they can be left open and decorated

I used mainly Crafty Individuals stamps and images from their little image books. 
A little bit of added stencilling and spattering
A shell stamped onto part of an old napkin and another part of a patterned napkin added with gel medium.
 I found the deckchair definition in the old dictionary that is kept by my desk.
The wading birds image was leftover from something else - it was the wrong colour for what I wanted it for.

The sea glass was found on a beach in Scotland years ago - I added remnant rub but it didn't come off cleanly so I had to use a pen to correct it.
The back page has an old label from a shirt of hubby's - yes I was keen for him to buy it because of the label!!It was a nice shirt too!! 
The quote is from a bigger stamp and I cut off the part I wanted.


Last week we had intended to go to our caravan but at the last minute changed our minds which meant we could go and meet our youngest son in Manchester! 
He was working until early afternoon so we went to the John Rylands Library, built under the orders of Enriqueta Ryland in memory of her husband. You can find out more in this Wikipedia link HERE 
It is an imposing building and one of my favourites in Manchester - I didn't get a shot of the famous Reading rooms there was a school group in there. Throughout the year there are different exhibitions.

I waited ages for a gap in the traffic as this is on Deansgate one of the main routes through the city!

The old and the new meet here inside


Of course there is a very nice cafe

 Tea for hubby and coffee for me while we waited for my son.
I love the little milk churn!
These next two photos taken outside the new extension show how they have blended the old and the new on the outside.


The chess set is advertising a new Crazy Golf pitch down in the new Spinningfields area - you can probably guess from it's name what was there before! The tilted sheet of glass is over some steps to a basement restaurant.

I hope you can join us with your Happy Holidays and for a drink related post at Elizabeth's.

I would also like to enter this in the Crafty Individuals July 'Minis' challenge 

Thanks for looking, Chris


35 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your beautiful make, really lovely! Great photos, too, The John Rylands library looks wonderful, and glad they even had a cafeteria and nice coffee for you. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. a super project and great photos - Happy T-Day dear Chris!
Thank you for sharing the fab photos!
oxo Susi

sirkkis said...

Marvelous project, Chris. So many interesting holiday possibilities.
Thanks for sharing your great photos.
Have a happy day xx

Zue said...

Love your fab little folded book. Isn't it amazing what you can do with one piece of paper.
Manchester looks very smart these days, I haven't been there for ages.
Sue xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. What a great little book. It was fun to see. And also fun to see where you are now. Love armchair traveling. I have been so many places in the last hour and never had to get out of bed. Anyhow. Happy t day Chris and enjoy your little trip. Hugs eeika

Darla said...

You created a very clever little book and I enjoyed reading the pages. My goodness that library is amazing. Makes me want to go in and sit down and read a book. Maybe a gothic novel in that setting.

chrissie said...

A wonderful little book Chris and fantastic photographs

Love Chrissie xx

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely seaside book and the library certainly does look like a special treasure both old and new!
Happy T Day Chris and Happy July too.
oxo

Divers and Sundry said...

The architecture is impressive, and I'd love sitting in a window in that cafe. Happy T Tuesday!

jinxxxygirl said...

YOur little book is just amazing!! Love how you put that together. I have to tell you i have that exact same 'Breathe' tag even has the same # Is that cool or what?? Love , love LOVE that library. Omgosh its amazing. I LOVE books ... can you tell..:) Thank you for sharing your T with us this Tday! Hugs! deb

Meggymay said...

A stunning little book Chris, full of interesting images and details to to look at. Amazing photos as well.
Happy Tuesday.
Yvonne xx

Nancy said...

Wonderful images and colors in your little book. It captures the seaside. And enjoyed the tour of the library. Thanks for sharing it.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Your book is so brilliant I just don't know what to say! Saw the picture at TIOT and had to visit only to be blown away. Then there are all the wonderful photos of your day out. All in all a terrific visit to you today. XOXO Zoe

Crafty She said...

Hi Chris what a fabulous little book, I love it. Your photos are fantastic.. I have walked passed that building so many times and gazed at the outside, not realising I could go in!!! I will have to visit it on our next trip into town! xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous little book Chris, full of lovely details.
Great photos, the building does look very impressive, thanks for sharing.
Avril xx

Gibby Frogett said...

Fantastic Sea themed book!
Fabulous photos too - what a magnificent looking building.
Gill :)

Carol said...

Great projects and love the photos of it. That building is beautiful. I so love the old architectural styles. So many intriguing details. Happy T Day!

Karla B said...

Love your sea project and your photos!What a magical place!Gothic style I guess.Happy T Day!

Helen said...

your book is gorgeous, but the building in Manchester is just outstandingly beautiful; no wonder it is one of your favourites.

Margik said...

What a wonderful little book, Chris! The images and details are really fabulous. Thanks for sharing your great photos.
Hugs, Mar

johanna said...

your artwork is wonderful and so summery looking! and beautiful photos, too, thanks for showing.
have a great week!

Brenda Brown said...

I think this theme fitted you perfectly and you created a fabulous piece for it. Love the photos too, thanks for sharing your adventures xxx

Ruth said...

Not been to John Rylands for years, want to visit it again now, it does have stunning architecture. Your little book is fabulous Chris, I thought the first photo was a journal page and thought that was wonderful, great colours and composition but then realised it was only the cover. Great work! Ruth xx

Jean Hardy said...

What a lovely seaside booklet Chris! Beautifully made and great to look at. Many thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals minis challenge. Jean x

Let's Art Journal said...

What a great idea, I love the little seaside book you have created! The images and details are perfect and the sea glass is a lovely addition. Happy T Day! Wishing you a lovely week :-)

Marjut said...

Great projects.

Coco said...

What a lovely seaside mini-book!! I love your use of the seaside glossy images, in addition to beautiful sea stamps too.
Thank you for joining in our Crafty Individuals challenge this month!
Crafty Hugs, Coco x

Nancy Dynes said...

Your pages are absolutely fabulous, Chris!! The detail and special touches are out of this world. I especially love the addition of the sea glass. This is a true timeless treasure. Thank you so much for always inspiring me with your art!
Hugs,
Nancy

nefertiti said...

Your seaside book is gorgeous! Great work!
Thank you for joining in CI challenge this month.
Hugs,
Sylvie

Team Clark said...

This post is a true treasure trove! What wonderful creations and scenery. Hugs, Autumn

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW! Very impressive art. Loved the seaside booklet. It is amazing and I loved how you cut it, too.

I was also impressed with that beautiful library. It was rather overwhelming. I thought it was beautiful, even with the addition. Those arches are incredible.

Enjoyed sitting down to coffee and tea with you and hubby. Loved the cream containers, too. Thanks for joining us for T while you waited for your son, and thanks for sharing that awesome booklet, too.

Florence said...

Wonderful book Chris. Beautifully created. Such a great way to "remember moments". That is an amazing building. Also love the chess set which has given me an idea for a craft project :) Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Flo x

Linda Kunsman said...

I love everything about your seaside booklet-and what a clever color combination to paint the background too! That building is so magnificent looking-amazing architecture.

Sandy said...

I do believe this is my favorite post of yours. I just have to get to Manchester! Your seaside booklet is fantastic and now I feel the need to make one!! Only wish I could have been with you and your husband for a cuppa what else TEA!!!
sandy xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Chris,
Always love to view your photographs, you always manage to give us a real sense of a place.
This is such a fabulous mini book and would get anyone into the spirit of summer - even on wet and soggy summer days LOL. A beautiful home for memories. So glad you joined us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Good Luck Wishes
Lynne