WOYWW 621, collage pages and digital

 It's Wednesday, my don't the weeks fly by!  A warm welcome to Crafting With Jack and What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - except I have no workdesk to show this week.  Instead a chair where I have been doing collage and working on my laptop.  We have had some lovely days sitting in the garden, believe it or not my husband brought out a blanket as I said I was cold!

First up the collage pages, very similar to last week except using a ruler I took off all the edges and also cut the pages up.  i did all the pages in an A4 notebook.  The picture in the centre is the back of each page which I tea dyed just to give a little colour.

I did about 8-10 pages in an evening, tea dyed them the next day, left them to dry in the conservatory and then flattened them with weights.

I have also being doing some digital work editing vintage pieces.  I removed the middle section, I thought they might make nice text boxes for journals etc.

These are my collage pages which  I had some fun with on my laptop.

Not forgetting my chair in lieu of a desk!  I have my little blue bin one side and have various torn paper on both sides.

Finally one more digital piece, I removed the advertisement and added the text.  You are very welcome to this if you would like it.

Joining up with Julia's Stamping Ground as usual and off to peek at other WOYWW deskers.

WOYWW 620 and more collage pieces

 Welcome to Crafting With Jack and What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  Just in case this is your first time here - in which case I say "Hello!" - Wednesday is the day we show off our desks, be they neat and tidy or a total pickle!  then we go off and visit.  We link up at Julia's Stamping Ground so come and have a look.

Still working on collage pieces, the top two are collage book pages, the bottom two are collage strips, I have done two inch and three inch ones.  I have done several of these strips and I am finding them quite relaxing.  I watched a YouTube video  "A Twist on Making New Pages from Old Pages".  I have seen how to make "Franken" pages with patterned paper.  This idea is similar except there is a final addition of tissue/napkin to strengthen the pages as old pages can be fragile.  The top picture below is the final page.  In the video the 2nd layer with just a faint image was used or white tissue.

The bottom picture is a tube of mints, kindly opened by Dolly, who then took the wrapper and left pieces all over the place!

Finally my desk, not quite as full as last weeks!  Have a great week and thank you for visiting.

WOYWW 619 & journal challenge

Welcome to Crafting With Jack  and What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  This past week I have been busy creating, but not finishing anything.  I have been using up decopatch papers and paper napkins over music pages, crating pages for a journal.  I have also started a journal challenge for "Dear Julie Julie",  Part of the challenge is to create neutral clusters for embellishing later, it felt a bit weird only partly creating them and it felt awkward not having a plan in mind.  The photograph below is of some of the many pages this week.  Successfully using up glue and papers.

I spent a lot of time yesterday tidying and rearranging my shelves.  My son gave me another Christmas tree shelf to put my little ornaments on.  My horses were hidden before, now dusted and looking great!  It's still a little crammed -  I wonder how long before I add more to it! 

This is my desk as of last night, I did the little collages watching TV. Total mess as I sorted out and found new homes for stuff that had been on the shelves.

Finishing with a funny picture my daughter shared with me.  Wishing all you lovely deskers a great week, whether you are taking part or not!  I am off to link this up at Julia's Stamping Ground.

WOYWW 618 & Embellishments for journals

Welcome to Crafting With Jack and What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  We have been having snow!  After sitting out in the sunshine Sunday, suddenly we have cold winds and snow.   I shall be linking this post up at Julia's Stamping Ground and then looking in on all the other lovely deskers.

This past week I have been working towards some embellishments and journal pages.  This is a close up of the embellishments and below my craft room.

Another piled high desk as I pulled out different items for perusal.  Looking for stuff to use up, I made a page from strips and several pages with decopatch papers.  The orientation of the butterfly paper meant I added a strip down the middle and then ripped the paper more or less, down the middle, avoiding ripping in half any butterflies.  The orientation of the other piece was landscape, so it went straight across.  I have several packs of these decopatch papers and I think they make nice backgrounds.  I used some book pages so the text shows through although you probably can't see it in the photograph.

I printed a page of little verses and some numbers.  

My niece had a baby girl, Analia, weighing 8 lb 4 oz.  Analia is a name of Spanish/Italian origin and means grace. The baby's father is Italian.  I am looking forward to visiting once we are allowed.

Thank you for visiting and have a great week x