Thursday, 20 October 2016

Journal Page and Tag

Hi All. Hope your week is going well and thank you for your visit today. I seem to have been busy this week with hardly any time to craft at all.

At Art Journal Journey the talented Valerie is the host for the wonderful Indian Summer/ Golden October/ Autumn theme. Our leaves are only just starting to turn but I can't resist collecting a few to stick onto pages for the theme


This page has lots of Autumn colour, gold spray and glitter but even my light box didn't show it as it looks in real life

Go Tag Thursday starts a new challenge today with the theme of Vintage Men.



I used a photograph of my grandfather that was taken about 1915 when he was a young man. I can always remember him dressed like this as he was the lead violinist in a theatre orchestra in a big City. He looked after me during the day when I was little and I used to watch him practice on the violin and the piano. They had a grand piano and could sit under it and feel the floor move when he pressed the pedals. The black bow is to represent the one he wore if there was a matinee and the watch chain also reminds me of him as well.

Off now for a cup of tea and cake. Enjoy your day

Love Chrissie xx





25 comments:

  1. Wonderful journal page, love how you used the leaves, hanks for another great piece for AJJ, your support is really much appreciated. The tag is gorgeous, too, your Granddad was a handsome man! Good that you have such nice memories of him. Have a nice afternoon, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Fabulous page. Sure it is even more beautiful in the real life.
    What an interesting talented granddad! I can imagin you sitting under the grandpiano and listen to great music:-)
    Have a happy evening ♥

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  3. Wonderful tag Chrissie, and a lovely photo, especially when it evokes such lovely memories of him. Love the quote you've used with your journal page.
    Avril xx

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  4. An amazing page - so much textured - awesome and I like this tag to memorate your grandfather - beautiful done Chrissie!
    Thank you for another lovely entry to AJJ!
    oxo Susi

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  5. Its a fantastic tag, and the memories you shared with us, must be very special for you. Love the wonderful autumn page and the shimmery glows you added beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. A fabulous page with lovely textures. Great memories of your grandfather, the tag is fantastic.
    Mar xx

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  7. Great page Chrissie, wish we grew old full of light and colour like the leaves...have a good weekend.xx

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  8. A beautiful journal page and a great tag.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Gorgeous textures on the top design, fantastic tag as well :) Have a great weekend, xx

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  10. As always, I love the art you make. The AJJ entry is wonderful with real leaves. They made the piece.

    Your tag is fantastic, and the personal nature of the entry makes it even more special. It's nice to learn a bit more about you and your childhood, too. Have a great weekend.

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  11. Lovely warm and glittery autumnal page Chrissie - what a nice array of leaves you have collected.

    Your second piece using that wonderful photo of your grandfather and sharing your special memories is really lovely. What an interesting life he must have, do you know if there are any recordings of the orchestra?

    Have a lovely weekend...... Gill xx

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    1. Unfortunately not Gill. It was well before the time when everything appeared on a recording and if there were any of the performance they didn't include the orchestra pit at all even though without them the people on the stage wouldn't have performed so well at all. I did get a free ticket every week and went to see lots of things. When I got married I moved away from where he and my grandmother lived but I always enjoyed the sing songs around the piano when we went to visit.

      Love Chrissie xx

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  12. I love how you craft with nature! So lovely to hear your memories of your grandfather and see your project in memory of him.

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  13. Beautiful shine on your first card! I love the leaves and the background texture.
    A great picture of your grandfather too, it's nice you had those moments with him too as in those days men didn't like to look after small children!

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    1. He was only one left to look after me as my dad and uncles were still in the forces for year and my aunts, my mum, and my grandmother all had important jobs. It was a time when most of the men were something to do with the war and the women took over their roles. Fortunately that meant I was an only child for quite a few years and, I am told, I was very well behaved.:)

      Love Chrissie xx

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  14. What fabulous pieces Chrissie, I love the glowing colours of your Autumn leaves, and your Grandfather's picture is wonderful. What an exciting life he had! Have a lovely weekend xx

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  15. Beautiful autumn piece Chrissie! Love the quote you used! Fantastic tag too, it's lovely that you used a photo of your Grandfather. hugs :)

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  16. Gorgeous autumnal page. Love that you used real leaves and the quote is fabulous! Your tag is a wonderful tribute to your Grandfather. What awesome memories you have of him! xxx

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  17. Thank you Chrissie for sharing your handsome grandfather with us along with some of your precious memories. It sounds wonderful and rich.
    Your golden glittery leaves look super with the perfect quote to boot.
    Photographing shiny is never easy I find.
    Happy weekend to you oxo

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  18. I can no longer tell which of your art is real and which is digi because they are both so good xx

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  19. I can well imagine the real life shimmer on your wonderfully sparkly leaves, and your grandfather makes a great nostalgic presence in your vintage masculine make. I love that you've included an actual watch chain, and your memories of sitting under the piano reminded me of this DH Lawrence poem (only the first couple of verses - he gets a bit over the top at the end, for my money!)... Do you know it?
    Alison x

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    1. Hi Alison

      I have never come across that poem before and didn't think there would be a poem about sitting under a piano. It is a strange experience both in sight and sound--even in smell as well though you would have to try it to know what I mean lol

      Love Chrissie xx

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  20. Those sparkly leaves are amazing. I love what you did to create that page. :) Hugs-Erika

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  21. Wow Chrissie how great that you have used your grandfathers photo for your tag..a handsome man too...
    Thank you for playing along in the challenge this week at Go Tag Thursday...x

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  22. Love this Autumn page! Your tag is great too - ben more so for using a photo of your Grandfather! What a great experience to have watched him practice his music! Chrisx

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.