Thursday, 30 July 2020

*When it's Hot..! why not??*

Hello everyone 

I can't believe we are near the end of another month, 
it started off with good intentions but fell on it's face 
with a change in routine but i'm clinging onto the last 
couple of days and at last sharing some fun inspired by 

Meet my feet, we go everywhere together... 

Those with an aversion to feet may not want to scroll 😁

There's nothing like not having to wear your socks 
when the weather's warmer and if I could get away with 
bare feet 24/7 throughout the year I certainly would.. 
tis the inner hippy & free spirit within me!

In a journal dedicated to the adventures of my feet be it 
weird of not, this 8x8 is a good space for me to have fun, 
raise a smile and just paint, paint and paint a bit more..

taking me to the beach on a hot sunny day, 
lay back on a beach towel listening to the 
soothing sound of the sea.

a picnic in the meadow, what a pretty picture 
amongst the wildflower and amplified birdsong...

and finally me and my feet paragliding 
making our descent back down to Terra firma... 

May I add i've never been paragliding but just think of the 
cool breeze upon those feet... hold on to your flip flops!! 

As the busy week is nearing an end i'm really 
looking forward to a more relaxed weekend. 

Wishing everyone a happy & safe one, 
I'll be catching up with you soon.

Creative HUgs 
Tracey xx

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Friday, 24 July 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #124 ~ SUMMER Theme

Happy Friday creative Friends, 

We've a Summer Challenge over on the 

For the next two weeks you can share your 
Summer time creations with the team over HERE

I love the sweet smell of Lavender in Summertime 
watching the Butterflies and Bee's busying themselves 
without a care in the world..

Upon a painted oblong Flourishing hair substrate I used the 
Blossom stamp set creating a scene of calming Lavender where 
3/4 view Paperbabe female face restfully peeps amid 
a cloudless Summer blue sky... 

I look forward to seeing your SUMMER creations..

Take care & stay safe
Creative wishes
Tracey xx

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Try it on Tuesday ~ Summertime
Country View Challenge ~ Do what makes you happy

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Create what you love from Spring through to Summer..

Hello everyone, 

Way back in April on a mission to make a dent 
in a stock pile of MDF and a plan to replicate  
something i'd tried 30 years ago I created this.
The first of three faux ceramic tiles..

triple embossed with clear embossing powder I really 
loved how the powder sank into the design when heated.

At collage we'd draw our designs on clay tiles 
tracing their outline with a process called tube lining.. 

I can still feel the frustration of making mistakes 
and having to scrape off and start all over again. 

This daisy stamp by Tracy Evans is a stunning design 
the perfect image to stamp and retrace with a liner pen, 

The opacity of gouache is ideal for painting out areas not required, 
with the ability to reactivate again with water when dry, a huge 
advantage for this tile that had lay unfinished since May.

Introducing a touch of stamping back into the open painted 
design and then like the first tile it's triple embossed. 
The high gloss really does bring it to life.

As Spring moved into Summer with a vision of uncut grass 
that lay carpeted with lawn daisy's my June tile came to be. 

Using the same process and paints with a subtle colourway, 
when embossed this final tile became my favourite of the three.

Which one is your favourite? 

I really enjoyed creating one tile each month and although 
I only intended to produce three, i'm not sure my 
faux ceramic tile journey is over just yet. 

It's much easier to create them this way than 30 years ago..

Creative wishes 
Tracey xx

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Try it on Tuesday: Summertime
A Vintage Journey: Watercolour Wonders
Country View Challenges July: Do more of what makes you happy.