Monday, April 01, 2013

R is for....

Rubbish. This was my immediate thought in the Craft Barn Challenge this weekend and once there it wouldn't budge so not being the weather to rush out and pick daisies I went to play.  My first association was with the lovely Eric Morecame,  (One of his catch phrases). How many have happy memories of getting the family around the television to watch the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special? Then as I worked on the page the images I had seen of children searching rubbish tips, trying to find something to sell, became firmly lodged. So this is the finished page.
Gelli background, the word made in Paintshop Pro with lots of layers.  The rubbish made from pieces torn from magazines. The definition from the very old dictionary I am using reads " Rubbish.- fragements of buildings or any structure: ruins: waste matter:anything worthless."
I am sure, by now, many of you will have seen this video but I think it is worth repeating here.

21 comments:

Margaret said...

Not living in the UK, I'm not familiar with that particular television programme, but I can just imagine! And yes...wonderful video!

P.S. May you soon have daisy-picking weather. Though our snow is slowly melting, it will be some time before we see them here.

Clare Wassermann said...

I like your collage - very colourful...I still haven't used my Gelli!!! xx

sharon young said...

Love the collage, the mix of of digital and hand work is really great and of course the subject is brilliant.

BJ said...

Brilliant - Love the catch-phrase and your page. Well done - bet no one else chooses this word LOL. BJ

Nan G said...

That's pretty...cool!

Maggie said...

A beautiful collage Pat and yes We never missed a Christmas special with Eric and Ernie brilliant comedy laughed until your sides hurt! Great word choice and interpretation

MaggieH

Helen said...

Now,that is very clever!! Great page.

Elaine said...

Great page - two completely different sides of the word so thought provoking too!

Karen said...

Ahhhhhh....Morcombe & Wise Christmas shows were amazing!!! I can hear Eric now haha! Fantastic take on your theme, fantastic humour!!!

Karen from The Craft Barn xxx

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabulous collaged pages Pat...

Meggymay said...

Fantastic collage page, the details are great. I loved those two characters on TV as well.
Yvonne.

Annie said...

I am not familiar with the show, but I'm quite familiar with rubbish. GREAT word choice and fun page to illustrate it. Your imaginative mind works great!

chrissies said...

Love this page andyour choice if word it brought back great memories

Love Chrissie xxx

Scrapmate said...

Oh yes the M & W Christmas specials! Happy memories! I love the different elements on your page, thanks for explaining it all.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Love the background...very cool. I don't know the programme but really like the way you have featured him. Your pile of rubbish looks authentic. Great idea.

Sylv said...

Fabulous collage page with the added humour, love Eric and Ernie never missed one of their Christmas Specials very well.

Sylv xx

Suisho said...

wow, cool! You're an inspiration! Thanks for the video share!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Your interpretation made me smile. MMx

LindaS said...

I really like how you save a great memory in your cool collage.

Sandy said...

This really made me laugh and how original!!
Sandy

The Craft Barn said...

Great collage !!
Thanks for playing with us.
Izzy