Thursday, 12 July 2018

The beginning and the end...

Hello Creative Friends

Today i'm sharing some That's Crafty Creativity 
over on the That's Crafty Blog.

Here's a sneaky peek with those How to do's..


Thank you for sharing your time.
Wishing you a wonderful day.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

WOYWW #475

Good Morning everyone.

I'm not quite sure where the last week has gone but it's time again to share 
what's on my work space. Many thanks to Julia over at the stamping ground 
for hosting WOYWW #475

Well there's not much Crafting been going on this week life's been so busy 
with hardly any time to get online.. a welcomed break with this dysfunctional laptop!!

...but today is partly free so i'm spending the morning having a little play time using
those products I won from Kezzy a few weeks back and hoping to catch up
with what's been going on in blog land..

There's something quite magical about eating breakfast outdoors 
watching the sunrise with the sound of the dawn chorus..


Dorthe kindly notified me of my win, here's the little gift I sent her to say
*Thank you* which I can now share with you as I know it has been received.


The posy was cut from one of my Lavender bushes which have thrived better than ever 
this year with the mixture of stormy weather and the last 4 weeks of Summer sunshine.

The Butterflies and Bee's are having the time of their lives dancing within it.


Have a great day everyone, I'll be round to visit asap.

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Friday, 6 July 2018

Paperbabe Challenge #77 ~ Picture Inspiration

Hello Creative Friends

I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to the weekend?

Today I'm here to announce a new Paperbabe blog challenge
using the picture below as your inspiration.

We'd love to see your take on the Picture Inspiration so
pop on over HERE and join in with the creativity.


Here's what I got up to and how it came to be..

Using a large canvas tote bag I masked around the edges and used paints suitable 
for fabric to create a background. Painting, spraying, dabbing and scraping through 
stencils from the Paperbabe range. I had so much fun creating it..


With the Peony and Buds stamped onto plain decoupage rice paper I applied directly 
onto the painted canvas using fabric decoupage glue, sealing it with another coat 
and then began to paint it using the colours from the picture prompt.


When finished I painted around the flower blending in colours to hide any of the rice paper still visible. When happy with the design I removed the masking tape.. 
I love how the paint has seeped just a little outside those lines.


With some machine stitching added around the edges of the print 
I ironed on the back to fix the paint making it suitable for washing. 

My Hand painted Canvas Tote Bag is complete.


...but what about those hanging words I hear you say..?
well I'm saving that tutorial for another day!! Hee hee..

Thank you for sharing your time today and popping in
it really makes my day.

Take good care everyone

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday

Creative Supplies:
Paperbabe ~ Dots Stencils in all sizes. 
Paperbabe ~ Peony & Bud Stamp Set 
IndigoBlu Paints
Fabric Decoupage Glue
Decoupage Rice Paper