Wednesday, 21 July 2010

WOO HOO FOR WEDNESDAY

Welcome WOYWWERS (that's Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's! It's time to reveal the contents of my desk again, and this time it's something a bit different. As you know I've been bitten by the art journalling bug, in the course of which I've hankered after some different kinds of collage sheets, rather than the vintage photos which form the greater part of my collection - although I have a few Teesha Moore sheets too. In the end it occurred to me to make my own, so this is my first attempt at doing so ... haven't a clue how I ought to be doing it, or even whether to photograph the result or scan it or what, so any hints gratefully received. My journal is also open on the desk to give me inspiration for the kinds of elements I wanted to produce.

A lot of collage sheets are simply beautiful but are already complete works of art in their own right. I don't want to just cut something out and stick it down, I'd rather have distinct elements that I can use, or cut up if the fancy takes me, so that was my guiding principle.

And it wouldn't be fair not to show you the completed effort, so yer tis. Some things are coloured but I've deliberately left others black and white so they can be coloured at need. Every element is an original drawn by me, so that I can't infringe anyone's copyright. Feedback much appreciated - negative or otherwise - and I hope to make this available as a freebie when I've figured out the best way to reproduce it ...

21 comments:

Alix said...

oh those are so fun rosie...and that princess has to be Issy...right???

JaneH said...

Love it! I think a lot of us would love something like that.

new2this said...

Ooooh, Rosie, these are gorgeous .. and YES, lots of us newcomers to the Altered world would love something like this.

TracyW said...

Your collage sheet is fab, sure loads of people would find it useful.

Deezines Art said...

Rosie these are wonderful - you are so clever. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow - Jacqueline xx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Rosie
love the bright colors and whimsy! Woo hoo for Wednesday indeed! Awesome art and have a great day! :)

*jean* said...

wonderful!!

Kaz said...

I think those are fab Rosie - and I think you can do whatever feels good for you with journalling zxxx

Darcy said...

love your collage sheet, i would def use it. Try photographing it and also scanning it, see what effect you like best. Scanning will give you a flat copy, wheras the camera can be angled to give you a different look.

Twiglet said...

Clever you - hope it turns out well as I am sure lots of folk would use it!

Maz said...

Wow, your collage sheet is fab - I'm sure most people would love it! x

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Bettythebaglady said...

And again-I meant to say you are so talented. Art journalling is beyond me but I love to look so thanks for showing. Hope your FMS is not too bad. Gentle Hug BettyXXX

Kathy said...

ph wow, Rosie, your drawings and colourings are just fabulous - I do so love them - I wish I had just a scrap of your talent.
Your journal looks amazing - what an inspiring desk you have today

Kathy said...

oh wow, Rosie, your drawings and colourings are just fabulous - I do so love them - I wish I had just a scrap of your talent.
Your journal looks amazing - what an inspiring desk you have today

Linda Elbourne said...

They are yummy Rosie ... I am thinking you have some fab stamp images there too ... and pack your bags girlie ... this is an official invite ... you are welcome anytime ... truly ... just say when X

Sunshine Girl said...

What fabulous artwork you have done! I love the way you have put little bits on the page so that you have to collage them yourself - I too am like you and am not keen when its already been done for me and I just need to stick one thing down - would much rather mess about and do my own thing! also I think you would be better to scan the images in rather than photograph them as you get better angles and light on the images - HTH.

Linda said...

Clever, clever girl......this is a great collage sheet!
I had fun playing with it ;-)

Gill M said...

Rosie I have just discovered your lovely blog, and these collage images are such a delight. I love both the colour and the humour. I look forward to you offering them as downloads.

Amanda said...

Your collage sheet looks great. What a good idea to keep some black and white.

Minxy said...

O M Word Rosie your art journalling is just amazing, and i would absolutely love to use your freebie sheet when its available