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WOYWW 616

 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



29 comments:

Helen said...

preparation is key... hope you start your portrait soon. love the journal pages you've done. Happy WOYWW Helen#1

Sarah Brennan said...

Love those journal pages you have prepared Angela - great idea to leave space for the writing too. That course looks a good one. Glad you managed to get the colours you needed. I love Caput Mortuum it gets used a lot in my journals. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Lisa-Jane said...

I love those stitched pieces - so perfect for adding lots of lovely texture to a page. Have fun with the class! Sending Spring blessings, Lisa-Jane #7

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I agree with Helen prep is key it's something my old art teacher would drill into us each term. Looks like you are ready to go, i'm looking forward to Ida's Lifebook tutorial this year. Glad you invested in those colours, it can be so frustrating when we can not find what we need, I tend to just mix my own now apart from the ones I use lots of. Paint is a big thing to me, there's not many cupboards or corners untouched by it hee hee..
Happy WoywW Tracey #12
P.S LOve the ephemera x

glitterandglue said...

Morning Angela. You've been busy. Great little bird pieces. Lovely fun tearing up and sewing back together differently - I used to so enjoy that when working for my C&G - wonder why I don't do it now?? Well done on all the journal pages - they look good to go!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The journal pages are great and it's always better to adapt an idea than to copy it exactly, what works for one person can be a great inspiration and turn out even better when you play around with it so well done. Good luck with the portrait and I look forward to seeing the process develop. Take care my friend and have a happy woyww, Angela x19x

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Angela, I love your birdy ephemera and your journal pages.
Take care, stay safe and happy WOYWW
Hugs
Lynnecrafts 17

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely journal pages. I especially like the ones with pockets.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

We are allowed to meet another pair outside in our gardens so our friends came over for a coffee and we sat outside too, it almost felt like normal again!! Spring is definitely making me feel happy, your pages reflect that with the pretty colours!
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

Diana Taylor said...

Your pages are absolutely gorgeous, and I love the little lace pieces you've made too - so very pretty.
Hope you have a good week,
Diana xx #24

De serendipity said...

Great to see what you have created with all those layers. They will make wonderful journal pages. Enjoy your course.
Sandra de @23

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the stitched lace page.
Your desk looks really busy!
Happy WOYWW!
Susan #15

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Your ephemera look really lovely, Angela, very vintage! They will be wonderful for journals, etc. Have a lovely week! xx zsuzsa #28

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Angela, I saw your question about the ATCs and how I store them. There are companies that sell folders with pockets to store them. I haven't bought any for a while but you can get them from Amazon definitely. Angela x19x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Sorry just saw your other question and yes it was net from a bag of oranges. I find it very difficult to throw things away Lol! they just wont stay in the bin! Angela xXx

Caro said...

I love the ephemera and the journal pages. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#17)

Shoshi said...

All your pieces are so exquisite, Angela, and I love your journal pages too. Beautiful work!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #22

Spyder said...

Love them all Angela, 'specialy the birdies. I'm colllecting bits but still havn't made anything yet, but am thinking a lot about what I'm going to do! Thought I'd been earily...had a feeling I pressed to close button instead of the publish! Stay safe, keep crafting! Happy WOYWW?! ((Lyn))#21

Spyder said...

I love the birds Angela. I'm still in the 'thinking' stage, I've collected a few bits but not done anything yet! Hubby's got to the stage of saying, 'Are you keeping this or can I throw it away?!' Take it all, give nothing back, is my moto. Caput Mortuum, no, haven't got that colour! Stay safe, keep crafting! Happy WOYWW?! ((Lyn))#21

Julie Forest said...

Wow, Angela, you've had a very productive week. Your ephemera and journal pages are gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you do with Ida's classes. Happy WOYWW! 😃

Anne said...

Your pages are great.I wish I was so creative.Your desk area is like an Aladdin's Cave. Would love to mooch round there lol. Anne x #26

BJ said...

All the Ephemera with the birds is quite delightful. Had to click on each photo and study all the elements, love it all. Super job.
Sorry I'm a bit late this week but I was digging a pond Wednesday then food shopping and trying to source some plants yesterday whilst the boys replaced some fence panels then I had to go clear up the garden AGAIN. Thanks for the visit BJ#9

BJ said...

Oh forgot to say - FOUR ponds!! When I got this FIRST one it was called a starter pond and son joked about getting the next level up then to experienced pond! However hubby has even now suggested we could do a second pond, more in the sun as this one is a tad shady. It's supposed to be a wildlife one, just pending plants to be delivered now.... Love it. BJ#9

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your visit, Angela - glad you liked my kitty baby photo! I agree with you about animal videos on YouTube. I could spend all day watching kitty videos... I have educated myself watching some slaughterhouse ones and although it was totally horrible and unbelievably cruel what they do, I am glad I did it because it just reinforced my decision to eat whole-food plant-based which was initially just for health reasons. There's no way I could support such an industry now...

You have my sympathy with your situation re food. From what you say I gather your hubby does the cooking? My hubby used to buy me choccies all the time and I look back at what I used to eat and no wonder I gained so much weight. It's all just fallen off now and I am eating what I want and not restricting quantities either. My hubby is fortunately very amenable because he was told by the doctor to do something about his weight/BP/cholesterol etc and his family history is appalling - although I am convinced it is due to lifestyle not genetics, knowing what they all ate! It's much harder to pursue this lifestyle if you are not both on board with it, and I really don't know what the answer is. There are issues here at home that I have to keep quiet about for the sake of marital harmony lol - politics mostly! - sometimes sacrifices have to be made but it's a shame if it involves your health. Perhaps there's a way to wean your hubby off his love of baked stuff... it can't be good for him, either. As for Cadbury's cream eggs, I always found them much too sweet and sickly - I don't think I could endure eating one now my taste buds have adjusted to real food!

Shoshi x #22

Dorlene Durham said...

Oh, your journal pages look great. I do like that you can look at instructions and still do your own thing. I guess that’s the way it should be. Sorry for the late visit. Have a great week. Dorlene #33

Kelly said...

Good morning, Angela.
A coffee visit before I dive into a full day of writing. Peaceful and quiet here at the hotel so I'm enjoying going from door to door to see what everyone's been up to. That class sounds interesting and the portraits intriguing. I hope you'll share progress on a Wed. post. Love your journal pages. I'll have to check out her YT channel... you know... so I can be inspired by yet one more thing! LOL Creative Blessings & Hugs! ~Kelly

Neet said...

Have never heard of Caput colours. "Kapputt" as in 'broken down' yes, but not as you have it in colours. Shows I used to read adventure comics as a youngster. LOL
Anyhow I look forward to seeing your portraits, I love faces but tend to do whimsical ones (badly I must add) and so enjoy looking at portraits of any kind.
I often read instructions and then deviate to my own way - it's fun either way and an ideal brain occupier, especially during lockdown.
Sorry I am so late but my back is really bad plus I have had 267 spam comments to delete since Wednesday. So time consuming, especially when you don't feel like bothering. Someone obviously is targeting me.
Hugs Neet 5 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fun journal pages. I love stitching on most all things. A little late with the visit, but between 2 days of router issues and time away I'm still trying to get printers in sync. Thanks for your visit. Enjoy the weekend.

My name is Cindy said...

Love the journal pages! Good luck with the protrait. Happy belated WOYWW, stay well, stay safe, lopve n hugs, Cindy #27