Sunday, 2 July 2017

…and it's 1,2,2…...

First, it's 1 tag - for Tag Tuesday's 'The Beach' theme chosen by Joan.
I had a load of these sea side themed die cut images that I intended to use with my GD at the caravan - I also had a tag that had been inked with Distress ink and spritzed to give a sandy look. I had taken some mop up paper towel with me so I tore some off as a background! The words are from a Hunkydory set.When I got home these ribbons were mixed wth some others on my desk…as if they had been waiting for me!
Second is a page I made for Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania and more! 
Elizabeth's theme at AJJ is 'Summertime Love' and I was inspired by a post I saw on Elizabeths blog. I used a circular sponge to pick up and overlap distress ink colours before cutting it out.
I stamped the bicycle and added some doodling and some of the words of the Queen song! It's a long time since I rode my bike but it may get a dusting this Summer!
The theme at Moo Mania and More is Wheels 
The final 2 is a Second Look On The Second where I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth in sharing something you may or may not have seen depending on how long you have been visiting my blog.

My post is from July 2013
Wow! What a match that one was - at last we have a Wimbledon champion! That last game was a real edge of the seat one! Hurray for Andy Murray!
I've been playing with my little travel journal, not many more pages now - I've mainly been adding photos!

We've been sticking to our tasks of gardening and painting this week, helped by the lovely weather. Both garden and decking are looking a lot better! Unfortunately the weather has also produced a casualty - hubby was painting the other day and I was inside when a sudden crashing noise alerted us to a tree across the road that suddenly - no breeze - fell over!

 As you can see it very nearly hit a car that was parked in it's shade - fortunately the driver wasn't in the car but another car that was passing was given a fright! The tree was wrapped pretty well with ivy and I guess that's what caused it's demise!
The pages were from the journal I made on our first visit to my SIL's near Poitiers.

Now we home with a reasonable connection I and hoping to have little catch up! 

Thanks for looking! Chris


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh! A brilliant tag and the page you linked to AJJ & MM&M is a WOWSER!
What a fun make - just BRILLIANT!
And I love your Second on the 2nd - what brilliant pages !

Happy start into the new week Chris!
oxo Susi

Astrid Maclean said...

Lovely summery pieces both of them and great photos for the second of the second too!

chrissie said...

Lots of goodies in this post you have been busy. Love the page and the 2nd on the 2nd. The tag is terrific Nd thank you for joining us at Tag Tuesday

Love. Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend. Lovely journal page and tag for TT, those cut outs are cute. Nice choice for 2nd on the 2nd, too. Thanks for joining us at TT, and have a good new week, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

loving the bicycle page especially! one of my favourite Queen songs.

Meggymay said...

Wonderful summery pages and tag Chris. It was a good post to read tonight and what a lucky escape that car had.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness Chris. I'm the host and am late to the party. Your tag is fabulous. I like the "cute" appearance of the sand castle. I found a few die cuts similar to those. Although they are not my style, I plan to work them in somehow this month.

You didn't read incorrectly, dear. I am on a heart kick, but that doesn't mean YOU have to be. As long as the theme at AJJ deals with summertime, there will be more than enough love to go around. Of course, you can expect to see lots of hearts from me this month, but it's just my way of getting rid of all of them! And of course, your bicycle and Queen song are perfect. I'll be singing it for hours now!

I really enjoyed your second look this month. I'd never seen it before, so it was fun to see how different your art is now as opposed to then. I was impressed with the pages you shared, and they made great journal entries, too. What a close call about that car, too.

Thanks for joining AJJ and sharing your second look on the 2nd this month.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, that person was lucky not be get their whole car squashed by the falling tree. I love both your tag and your bicycle page. They're both so much fun. All those colors for the bike page makes it summery and cheery. And I enjoyed seeing your journal as I didn't see it the first time round so its nice to see it now. Happy new week. Hugs-Erika

Joan said...

I am loving both your beach tag and the bike journal page!! Perfect for summer!

Gibby Frogett said...

Love your summery tag and page Chris... funnily enough as I comment rain has just stopped play at Wimbledon with Andy Murray playing.
Wow that tree falling could have been very nasty - lucky it didn't do any serious damage.
Gill x

Sandy said...

I especially love your tag -- I always know I am enjoying looking at a make when I have a big smile on my face like I do now!!
Sandy xx

Piehard13 said...

Love the bike page, so colourful, makes me feel like I want to go for a bike ride! The beach tag is great! Glad no one was injured when the tree fell, scary. Have a great week Annie ( I'm on my husbands kindle and don't know how to get my picture back) x

Rosie said...

Very beautiful artrtwork here.

Thank you for sharing at MOO MANIA & MORE

Michele said...

your tag and the bicycle journal page make me think of very happy summer memories. all the work is beautiful! xo