Wednesday, 17 July 2019

What's on your workdesk? Wednesday #528

Hello Creative Friends,

It's midweek meet up time again.. yup it came around that fast!
Another Wednesday where we share What's on (y)our Workdesks.. 

I'm sure it's WoywW #528??


Well my creative workspace is virtually untouched. 
Shoshi wondered what the wooden block tied with string 
was all about on last weeks desk, well this week it's multiplied.

I came across an ice-cream tub full of them during my clear out,
I made these must be 15 or more years ago for a pre-school group 
using spindle spacers and string. Mark making tools for little hands 
they are well loved as was the glitter that's stuck to them solid. 

I must give them a soak and see if they still work.. 
Something else to add to my weekend To-do list ..


I've had a fabulous week, full of family time starting with Lunch out
last Wednesday with Mom. Family get together's over the weekend 
followed by my sweet Daughter's 21st Birthday yesterday...😊

Here's the card I made for her


Sadly this photograph was taken on a very dreary day so here's a 
close up. Love that rainbow of colour given from the D'OX's. 
I'm sharing this with the ladies over at Try it on Tuesday
 and joining in with their ~ Colours of the Rainbow Challenge.


I can also share this with you today.. 
Another make for my Daughter's Birthday.

A Gift card created using my latest favourite stamp 
distressed wallpaper by Andy Skinner, how lovely is that print..!


The gift card is held closed with organza ribbon and a pin stamped 
with 21 embellished with a single wrapped opaque red ruby.


Inside the gift card holds a handmade keyring. A bronze wire wrapped cabochon 
bearing her star sign Cancer decorated with an elaborate ruby birthstone tassel. 
I'm pleased to say my little precious loved it..


I'm sharing today with A Vintage Journey ~ Precious Metal Challenge. 

I've some errands to run today so scheduling this post early.
After all the fine food and cake this past week I'm in need of the exercise.

Look forward to catching up with you all.

Take care everyone
Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

What's on your workdesk Wednesday #527

Hello creative friends

It's midweek meet up time.. 
That day in the week creatives all over share 
What's on (y)our Workdesks every Wednesday. 



When Julia waves the weekly WOYWW flag it helps me stop, 
take a moment and regroup with creative blog friends... 
I'm very grateful for that right now 😘


Amid the madness of life I've been having a clear out this week 
so nothing new creatively to share but a blast from the past. 
I found this blurry photograph during the sort out it's of my 
A Level Art & Design watercolour exam submission from 1988 😐


I didn't pay the £3 fee to have any of my work returned, 
for most students £3 was quite a sum 30 years ago, in fact 
the price of 4 pints of lager & black. Not that I was a pint 
drinking girl back in my student days but i'm just saying..  
of course I spent my money on pencils and paint ...  😇

Treating Mom to lunch today and a little retail therapy, 
so i'll catch up with you all asap.
Take care & stay safe 

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Friday, 5 July 2019

Paperbabe Challenge ~ #97 Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday Creative Friends, 


 This fortnight we give you a Sketch prompt. 
Use the design below, let your creativity flow 
and come share your creations with us HERE ... 

There's a Paperbabe prize each fortnight..


Let me take you through this CAS journal page... 

Masking off an area at a jaunty angle peeled paint and broken china 
DOx are applied with a blending tool. I just love those blues and green's. 
Droplets of water expose the white underneath when lifted off with tissue.


Onto Kraft card I stamped profiles from both LEFT and RIGHT Dinky sets 
and used the Dinky hair templates to help guide those flowing locks.


Colouring the images in pencil the masks within the dinky 
template set protect the detail whilst adding that DOx blend.


The little freckle stamp in the profile set fits neatly 
on the end of my finger, dipped into salty ocean DOx 
it's dabbed amongst those background splashes.

Removing the masking tape reveals a clean crisp line 
where stamps taken from the alphabet BUNDLE build the 
word Sisters bringing both image and word together.


Sending a simple harmonious message 
that we're all Sisters under the same sky.


Pop on over HERE to see what the DT have created and
 come join us in this fortnights Paperbabe Challenge. 

Take Care everyone and 
look after one another..

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creativity with: 
PPF ~ WK18 Y9 
Art Journal Journey ~ We're all/going Challenge 
Country View Crafts ~ Blues and Greens