Thursday, 22 March 2018

She's no wallflower

Hello Creative Friends..

I hope the week is treating you well??
If my eyes do not deceive me there's a
BIG Yellow round thing
in the sky today called the Sun.. Yay!!

It's my turn to share some That's Crafty creativity over HERE today.
Here's a sneaky peek with those how to do's over on the That's Crafty Blog.

Hope to see you over there..

Wishing you sunshine..!

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Spring has officially Sprung! ~ MM reminder *Spring into Action*

It's mid month inspiration and reminder time to let you know there's still time to
join in with the That's Crafty *Spring into Action* Challenge over HERE.

This mini make was inspired by a Large upright I decorated
a year ago for a Guest Design Project for Rubber Dance Stamps.

Spring has officially sprung!

Onto a Dinky MDF upright Tag I dabbed on some Texture paste
to create clouds and painted a little scene around it.

The Tulip Stamp has a face which I masked off before stamping.
This gave me a blank flower head to add lots of paint layers.

Stamping the tulip six times I painted with multi surface paints and cut out 
the leaves and Tulip head layering them on top of a full painted image.

Concertinaed  card acts as a raised base for the Tulips.

When painted the tulips are glued in place held by clips until dry.

Glitter Glue gives a little Spring Time Sparkle
completing my Spring Time Upright.

The dull months have really knocked my colour mojo and I needed a little
trip down memory lane to see what I was up to on my blog in March last year.

Please pop on over and see the inspiration the Design Team bring you
and we'd love you to share your *Spring into Action* creations with us all.

There's lots of prizes up for grabs over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Wishing you warmth and springtime sunshine
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the ~ TioT ~ The Call of Spring Challenge.

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! ~ Dinky MDF Upright Tag
That's Crafty Clear Stamps ~ Nature's Faces SET 2 Designed by Melina Dahl
That's Crafty! ~ Multi Surface Paints
That's Crafty! ~ Texture Paste

Friday, 16 March 2018

Paperbabe Picture Inspiration challenge #69 ~ 50 Shades of Green

Happy Friday..!!

Today see's a new Paperbabe Challenge #69

Using the Picture for Inspiration it's really up to you how you interpret it.

Here's my take on Challenge #69..

Creating a colour wash background using shades from the picture for inspiration 
I used the same colour palette to colour in the Frost Fairy Stamp.

I stamped the largest of the two hearts from the Rabbit Face
Set and stamped four together to create a four leaf clover.

When cut out I used both to cover up those snowflakes.

The whiskers stamp helps break down some of the white area when 
stamped around the edge along with the quote stamp I embossed in copper.

The layers have been machine stitched using a neutral shade of thread
Completing my Picture Inspiration Card.

I do hope you can play along with this fortnights Picture Inspiration Challenge #69..

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and the
Luck of the Irish for St. Patricks Day.

Also a very *Happy Birthday* to a sweet little Lady
who's special day happens to fall on the very same day..

BIG Hugs
Tracey xx

Creative Supplies:
Paperbabe ~ Frost Fairy Stamp Set
Paperbabe ~ Rabbit Face  Stamp Set
Paperbabe ~ Your Sparkle Quote Stamp Set
Watercolour Pencils/Versafine Ink Pad/Embossing Powder

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Dylan in the Limelight

Hello Creative Friends,

I'm over on the That's Crafty Blog today sharing a project using new stencils.
Here's a cheeky peek of what i've been up too with the full project
and how it came to be right over HERE

Hope to see you over there

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Thursday, 8 March 2018

House sweet House

Happy Thursday everyone..!

Today I share another make using newly released stamps from That's Crafty
Here's a sneaky peek with the full project and how to do's
over HERE on the That's Crafty Blog...

If you have the time please join That's Crafty Tomorrow on Hochanda
Friday 9th March at 11am & 4pm
where Neil Burley will be demonstrating with some of the
new surfaces, stamps and mediums.

Wishing you all a creative week ahead.
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Green Man ~ That's Crafty *Spring into Action*

It's been all about the weather again and I know so many of you
are looking forward to seeing Spring finally break through.

To spur it along i'm sharing my Green Man
a symbol of rebirth in the hope that we do not have to wait too long
for Mother Nature to share her beauty with us all.

This project is to showcase the new That's Crafty Blog Challenge  
with this months theme being *Spring into Action*

Here is my Green Man
and how he came to be..

Onto a 4.5 x 9" whiteboard panel I mixed paints to create different shades
of green tracing the facial features of Max through the stencil.

Painting greyboard leaves and scoring leaf veins with a pokey tool, areas 
have been highlighted by heat embossing white embossing powder.

The facial features have been accentuated using glossy accents and painted when dry.
Some greyboard leaves have been used as a template drawn around onto paper 
and cut out enabling me to have more leaves to build up around the face.

Stamping the leaf stamp from the textures set 3 adds extra detail to areas of the leaves
and textured sand adds texture to some of those very flat leaves.

Mounted onto a 4.5 x 9" Chunkie I dabbed antique gold paint over those 
textured and raised areas and drew in more leaf veins with a white pen.

.. given more leaves I would have continued with an abundance of them.

Please pop on over HERE and see what the Design Team 
have been creating to inspire you..

We look forward to seeing your interpretations of the 

Creative Wishes
Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty: 4.5 x 9" White/greyboard panel
That's Craft Stencil: Max TC7012
That's Crafty Surfaces: LeavesAcorns and Leaves
That's Crafty Textures Stamps: SET 3
That's Crafty Chunkie: 4.5 x 9"
Embossing Pen/Embossing Powder
White Pen

Friday, 2 March 2018

Paperbabe Challenge #68 - Anything Goes.. Chesire Cat.

Hello everyone,

I would normally say Happy Friday but I know due to the present weather conditions 
it may not be the happiest as nearly everyone I know has been affected by it.

First may I announce the winner of my *Giveaway* The Bottle of Stamps..
and try and lift the spirits of at least one person.

Congratulations to.... Fanfare..!!

Mrs B... you are a Winner.
Can you please email me with your address and I can get your prize 
on its way to you as soon as services are back up and running.

see's a new Paperbabe Stamps Blog Challenge over HERE
with this fortnights theme being ~ *Anything Goes* YAY..!!

Here's what i've been up to,
just skip over the words if you have not the time to read..

Tracing around the sitting Cat templates I'd already decided I wanted to 
continue the theme and create my Cat in the style of the modern day 
Cheshire Cat, so I don't really know why I drew in it's muzzle!
Oh well easily erased if you use pencil.

With my blues/greens and grey pencils nice and sharp and the
Face, nose and Cheshire smile stamped I began to sketch in some colour.

Adding a quick forest background a watercolour wash was laid down
ready for some finer detail to be added. I may even change his body shape a little..

Whiskers were stamped and embossed with bright white EP
and little dots added to ground them before adding the final shadow and shade.

With a little more excess to cuddle my Cheshire Cat is complete
although i'm not sure everyone would want to give him a cuddle.

Hmmm.. I really do need to fix his wonky tail...!
That will teach me to meddle with shape shifting..

We hope you can join us for the Paperbabe ~ #68 Anything goes Challenge over HERE
and pop on over to see what everyone has been up too.

Take Care everyone, stay warm and safe
and please don't venture anywhere if you do not have too..

Warmest of Hugs
Tracey xx

Paperbabe Supplies:

Paperbabe ~ Cat template 
Paperbabe ~ Cat face stamps
Pink Pig Sketchbook
Caran D'ache