Wednesday, 29 July 2015

glue and crumple ... WOW !!

I only managed a couple of wrecking prompts this week ...

glue random items here
ie. things you find ... on the street ... and everywhere
"during those few days she had spent in London"

mostly I stuck in "stuff" I found on the pavements in London
a Hamlet cigar paper, a scuffed Iron Man II sticker
a leaf and a clothes tag with a big red cross on it

things not from the pavement ...

a scuffed image of our young queen (with suitable headwear)

and this badge commemorating the coronation
(which once belonged to pop artist Peter Blake ... bought at one of his shows)

and the "crumple" page
page torn out ... crumpled ... and glued back in the journal

thank you for following along ♥

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

uplifting and fun ... WOW !!

Wednesday comes around again and brings more pages from WOW !!
(Wreck On Wednesday)
and the opportunity to collage more pages with red, white and blue

really ... an opportunity to fill "wreck this journal" with things that make me happy
like waxing these little collages and using Tunnocks wrappers

collecting pages about interiors, patterns and designs

and being pleased that my collection of stamps came in handy ...

I don't actually "collect" any more but still have my old collection pre-1980s
and my Dad's precious childhood collection of British and Commonwealth stamps
there are some gorgeous old stamps in there ...
I used a few duplicates here

"collect the stamps off of all your mail"

older and more contemporary stamps ... all in red ... of course!

after all those stamps ... a post box is needed
I added one of Ann Winder-Boyle's cards to my journal
and gave the vintage little girl a crown of silver stars
the card is stuck on a page "trace round the things in your bag"
but I'll share that another time
on the opposite page I've collaged with a Rialto programme
I've given "Mary Astor" a ric rac and feather tiara
and "Beau Bridges" a paper crown in glacier white
from now on I'm giving "everyone" in my journal a crown
(well ... either a crown, tiara or headwear of some kind)
this week ... on Monday the uplift box reached me ... a project organised by Lawendula
so far it has been to four bloggers in Germany and one in France
then to me ... and I have to send it to Scotland
from whence it will travel to America, Canada and South Africa 
Lawendula's lovely idea ... to take up to 15 paper items from the box
and replace with 15 of my own and then to use the selected papers to create a postcard
then send the postcard to someone who needs "uplifting"
so far I have selected the papers and replaced and got the box ready to send to Scotland
I will share the postcard when I've made it
and will send the postcard to someone I think will really appreciate it
there were some lovely things in the box
it's so nice to be able to add to my paper stash from Germany and France
thank you to everyone taking part and to Lawendula for organising the uplift box

and ...
thank you too for reading and following along with WOW
and for all very kind comments and messages

now I am just going to pop over and see how Karen and Mo are getting on with their journals

"wreck this journal" with Karen and Mo