Wednesday, 14 November 2018

#WOYWW 493

Morning everyone it's time for WOYWW 493 ..
Our mid week show and tell  hosted by Julia over at the stamping ground.

It's so dark this morning so apologies about the glare from the overhead lamp.

There's no new creative activity from me as Hubby goes in for his second stent next
week so i've been getting all those tedious jobs out the way so I can concentrate on him.

After the buzz about die cutting last week Julia prompted a discussion later in the week
*How do you make the cut?* Well as you may remember last week I confessed to not liking
die cutting. I used to think it was because I loathed getting them out as I had no room for
them to live permanently. Last year I brought this little trolley, the bonus is my largest
machine now has a home of it's very own and can be freely wheeled around the room..

The down side is it hasn't brought anymore love to the die cutting table
from me but I sure do enjoy wheeling that trolley around!!

Look what the lovely Angela sent me on Friday, two fabulous hand painted rocks.

As Angela leaves these in random places for people to find I'd commented on how i'd love 
to find one of those pumpkins and Angela kindly offered to send me one, what a wonderful 
surprise to find not only the pumpkin but also one of her fabulous Dragon Eye stones too.. 
Thank you again Angela, they were so sweetly wrapped in your handcrafted paper.

The rock above is one I made at school well over 40 years ago hee hee.. 

and finally i'm sharing my self indulgent purchase this week
from Tilly Tea Dance wrapped beautifully by Jo (Twiglet) ..

I couldn't resist when I saw this, the Poppies reminded me of the adults with open arms 
and the three daisy's like children.. Truly amazing detail from Maxine the creator and if 
you have not seen her work you really do need to pop on over and check out her website

That's it from me today, I may be a little slow getting round as we have 
friends and family visiting for the rest of the week before Hubby's next op..

Thank you again for your kind words they mean so much.

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sunday, 11 November 2018

We will Remember...

Good Morning Creative Friends..

I'd not planned on sharing this piece but as today is Remembrance Sunday 
and the Centenary of the end of the First world War it seemed appropriate.

Inspired by the book Warhorse, I introduced those modern mechanical 
workings from the stage show into my Horse study using glue and 
gave the Horse a watercolour wash when the glue began to dry.

The journal background was created using structure paste, old brown paper 
and seed beads I'd rescued from a broken vintage necklace.

With those raised glue areas dry and highlighted with metallic pen, 
I tried to capture the silhouette of Soldiers along the horizon within the eye.. 

Painted and layered scraps of paper form the Head collar,
with brads and punched holes added for extra detail.
Brown paper, ribbon and twine give dimension to the Horse mane
graced with one single poppy OUR Symbol of remembrance.

Written words are just one paragraph taken from *For the Fallen* 
written by Laurence Binyan and one I think most have heard before.

For the past, present and future 
We WILL Remember them...

Wishing you all peace on this day of memorial.

Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with:
Art Journal Journey ~ Vintage or Modern Hosted by Erika
Creative Artiste's ~ #44th Challenge

Friday, 9 November 2018

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ #86 Animals/Pets

Happy Friday Creative Friends,

There's a new challenge theme over on the Paperbabe Blog  
with this fortnights theme being Animals/Pets. 

I couldn't resist using the White Rabbit templates for this challenge.
Traced onto a canvas sheet I stamped those Rabbit Face features and used the 
Cat template to give the shape of the body.. The Rabbit ears I traced separately.

Poppies are so relevant this time of year this napkin adhered 
to the Ornate Frame made the perfect backdrop.

It's hard work using pencil on canvas sheets, I lost count of the amount of times 
I had to sharpen those pencils.. but it gives an alternative effect to paints. 

A wash of blue helps create the skyline with left over poppies 
mounted onto card waiting patiently to be layered on top..

I cut a boarder around the Rabbit and ears so I could pull the canvas edge apart to 
create the appearance of fur tufts. Now to decide exactly where those ears will go..

With those Rabbit ears tweaked into position and wire whiskers glued into place, 
those left over poppies are layered up to complete this idyllic scene.

I do hope you can pop over and see what the Design Team have been up to. 

Come and share your Animal or Pet designs over on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog 
you may just be the Lucky winner of a Paperbabe prize.

Wishing you all a Peaceful weekend.
Creative Wishes

Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with..
Kristin & Eva over at PPF
A Bit More Time to Craft ~ Challenge #79 ATG