Welcome to another Wednesday, another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Yesterday I sat outside with my husband and it felt lovely and warm. The weather though is about to change! This week I have made some ephemera, photographs 1 and 2, and finished my journal pages, 3 and 4.
For the above I used old book pages and some images in my "bird" box. For the images below I tore narrow strips of paper and then machine stitched lace pieces on. For the smaller piece I sewed them on horizontally. I then cut that piece into strips and added some tiny bird pictures and pink flowers, I added another piece of torn paper behine to soften the edge. The idea being these strips are added to journal pages along one edge. I saw both ideas on a YouTube video by Anna Milford. Anna's were made more individually where I did the whole page. It's funny how you think you know what to do and then you go and do it differently!
My finished journal pages, I haven't made a cover yet. I have left space for writing and adding further pictures.
Now for my craft room view:
I am starting a new portrait with Ida Andersen. The course costs a little under £20 a month. Although Ida always says to use what you have, some of the colours I find hard to match, like Caput Mortuum and Caput Mortuum Violet. I ordered the colours I needed for two of the portraits and since they have arrived I am starting. Nearly every day for the past two weeks my husband has been asking me when I am going to start! You can see the one I am starting with, and to the left is a little pile of other photographs from her site. An owl, a deer and two more portraits. I have seen a turtle one that Ida is doing as part of another group and I hope she will be adding that to her site too. I am off to link this up at Julia's Stamping Ground and visit all the other deskers this week. Stay safe and take care x