Wednesday, 22 May 2019

What's on your workdesk Wednesday #520 10th Anniversary

Hello creative Friends,

Today's an extra special day over at the stamping ground 
as WOYWW #520 celebrates it's 10th Anniversary. 

Three cheers to JULIA.. Hip hip hooray..
hip hip hooray, hip hip HOORAY!!..

I've only been part of the WOYWW gang for a Year but it's warm 
welcome made me feel like i'd been there from the very start.

Caught this little critter munching on early morning nibbles,
he must have got word there's a party going on.. 😁

My desk has barely changed since last week so no *ATC 
swaps from me but there's an ATC card ready for posting 
to our amazing host Julia later today. 

I think the words sum up this Wednesday gathering perfectly.. 

A door that's always open, safe with a welcoming hug. 
Home is where the heart is and where our story begins...

I'm also sharing this with the lovely ladies over at Tiot 
who are just as welcoming and also celebrating their 
10th Anniversary..! Congratulations lovelies... Lets Party!!

Still busy with life stuff limiting my online time 
but it's a migraine free week so far... YAY!! 

I'll be round to see WoywW asap.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

What's on YOUR workdesk Wednesday #519

Hello Creative Friends

Desk sharing time again over at the Stamping ground 
thanks to Julia it's a regular Wednesday meet up.. 

This desk view is not the one I'd planned to show today 
but I realised yesterday's tidy desk photo displayed upcoming 
DT work so I've had to amend it this morning... silly me!!

This view makes me feel very giddy...

so here's a desk close up.

I found those little paints at the back of a cupboard. 
Not sure what ever happened to Luminarte H2O's..? 

The foam tray they were stored in had fallen apart but a 
spritz of water soon activated these highly pigmented 
pots of shimmer as if they were used only yesterday.

I last used these in 2013 for some Wedding Invites. 
Happy to have been reunited with these little pots. 

A busy couple of weeks for me, lots of running around and 
medical apps so i'll be in and out of blogland when ever I can.

I'll catch up with you all asap
Take good care everyone

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

P.S still suffering with the migraines... I think it's my age! 😁

Friday, 10 May 2019

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Sketch Challenge #93

Happy Friday Creative Friends,

There's a new challenge theme over at Paperbabe Stamps 
and this fortnight we give you a sketch prompt. 

*Use the Herringbone image to create a background,
the tag maybe your focal, the "Paperbabe stamps" word can 
represent any sentiment and the flower any embellishment...
it really is that simple. 

Play and create, flip it, turn it and be inspired by it. 
You do not have to use Paperbabe Stamps to play along...

Here's what I've created and how it came to be...

Onto an A4 journal page, a background was created playing with the 
chequerboard stencil to add flat and dimensional texture alongside 
left over book pages, paper snippets, washi and loose threads. 

All calmed down with a few brush strokes of white gesso...

Shading with pencil around the aperture within the book page I stamped 
the comfort Zone sentiment onto deli paper and applied to the page.

Creating a Female face using the Paperbabe mini head and torso 
template and mini female face stamps I scribbled in her hair.


Cutting the face out with a Tag die, the colouring begins 
using alcohol markers and a selection of pencils.

Embellishing the tag with left overs, lace and paperbabe 
hand painted media blanks I arranged them to flutter around her.

I love how those wings in the background appear to belong to her.

There's plenty more to see over HERE from the Paperbabe DT 
pop on over and join the Sketch Challenge Fun.

A moment away from the weekend lets hope it's a creative one!

Take Care everyone
Hugs Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with: 
Kristin & EVA's - PPF Wk10 Y9
Art Journal Journey - In the Sky/In the Air