Wednesday, 7 January 2015

WOW !!

welcome to Love Stitching Red
and to my newest project that I will be sharing here every Wednesday

my friend Karen and I are working in our "Wreck This Journal" books

I've had my book for quite a while
and I've been collaging the pages the last couple of years
following a trip to London with my hubby in February 2013

it has an English "red white and blue" ... sort of "London memories" theme
but there are other random things throughout ...

starting with the very first page "to create is to destroy"
I added a banner of union jack flags
and collaged with some lovely "be a good teddy bear" paper

on top of a union jack napkin I added a skeleton leaf from a previous erosion bundle
the leaf has silk fibres adhered to it ... this happened in the erosion process of the bundle
and the sewing paper has some nice rust marks

a double spread

the page on the left has another piece from the erosion bundle from 2011
fabrics, papers, silk fibres and red cellophane all adhered to each other
the image of a Christmas bauble was naturally stuck to the rusted paper behind
I couldn't prise it apart ... but I like it "just as it is" ... so I added the word

the background page is whitened with gesso


you will get dirty


a "red white and blue" ad for robocop made it on to page 3
I love the super hero movies

you may get dirty ... working in Wreck this Journal
but grime has a new enemy

overprinted with acrylics and bubble wrap

Wreck this Journal is ...
dedicated to perfectionists all over the world

trying to free up and not be so fussy ... but it's hard to let go

I added more union jacks and put the book through the sewing machine

another double spread

I want this book to be an adventure
and I want to have lots of fun mixing up the collage elements

I want to have fun on Love Stitching Red this year ...

this book belongs to Carolyn Saxby
the page on the right was about adding your name

the blue hearts washi tape was carefully peeled off a parcel from Twinkletoes Mo
"suffice to say it's good. really good"

above that ... a very fragile piece from the erosion bundle of 2011
sometimes pieces just cannot be teased apart
they become a little work of art in their own right

I like loose fragments

the background paper is an old London A to Z
the silk fibres and canvas holding the fragile piece together

I added hand stitches in royal blue

these are the first five pages of the book ... 
they didn't really have many instructions to follow
but help by way of introduction

it's an indulgent project ... the book itself being the end product
I just want to have fun with it ...

if you want to play Wreck this Journal
feel free to join in and share on your blog
Karen and I will "wreck on wednesday" all this year

WOW !!
Karen explains it better than me and
you can see her pages on her blog MISSY K



missy k said...

You are off to a right Royal good start!

I loved seeing your pages Caroloyn...

I'll be back tomorrow for another lingering look but right now Barry is waiting with a cup of tea - its Barry time!

Joanna said...

Oh I'm in! I have this book but haven't done anything with it - yet! Looks like you 2 have been having lots of fun already :)

See you next Wednesday at WOW!


Redanne said...

I love the whole concept of the journal Carolyn and I love what you have done so far with it too. I look forward to seeing more! Hugs, Anne x

TwinkleToes2day said...

I didn't realise it was a special book you bought. I thought it was an every day kinda journal that you 'wreck'. How fab that someone has created such a journal. (or have I still got it wrong? lol)
Regardless - This is wonderful. What an awesome start. To me, it oozes power. Power to be. I love it.
I have a smile for you using the blue heart washi tape; it's one of my favourites.
Looking forward to whatever is next :o)) xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This looks like so much fun to do, and it will be equally as much fun to watch the process unfold.

Corrine at said...

Adore the stitchy goodness of your add your name page. How fun this will be for you. xox

rl said...

Carolyn! I also have not been on my blog for a long time and I still had your icon there. You are my favorite blog. I have GOT to make an erosion bundle!!!

daisy said...

May I join in too? I love your interpretation of the prompts, but then I always find what you create inspiring. Look forward to seeing more of your "wrecked" pages soon.

Caterina Giglio said...

well first off, your erosion bundles photos are fabulous and your new journal pages are wonderful, well done, intriguing juxtapositions and great contrast! xoxox

Catharina Maria said...

I Will also make an erosion bundle and look around what i can found to do it , your yournal is great !
Love Rini

TwinkleToes2day said...

Just checking in ((hugs)) x