Friday, 20 September 2019

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ #102 *Anything Goes*

Hello everyone, 

I'm sharing another scheduled post today and a reminder that 
Paperbabe Stamps challenge this fortnight is Anything goes. 

So pop on over HERE and share your creativity 
there's still one more week to play.

Here's some gifts ideas created using the 

I love working with plain rice paper, 
stamping and gently adding colour. 


it can transform so many different 
things by simply gluing into place.


This cotton bag is full of the favourite sweets of 
someone very special who turned 70 this week.


Using left over rice paper I made a gift tag.


and gathered up some scraps from a previous Paperbabe make


to create a coordinating card..


Pretty gifts using one stamp set, 
I'd love to see these in all different colours.


Don't forget to come and share your creations.. 
There's always a prize for one randomly chosen 

Wishing you a safe & creative weekend 
Hugs Tracey xx 


Tuesday, 17 September 2019

It's Hot, Hot, Hot... Guest Design spot at Try it on Tuesday.

Hello Creative Friends, 

It's lovely to be back as Guest Designer over at 
Try it on Tuesday. Honoured again to be invited 
let me share a piece I created for this fortnights 
theme HOT, HOT, HOT...!!


Whilst thinking of idea's I came across a superb stamp and a 
piece of calico i'd pasted this magnificent Tiger napkin to. 
With the intention of creating a cushion, time was sadly 
not on my side so it led me to my back up plan...


Masking the edges of an A3 journal page I scraped on fibre paste and 
gesso using the pot as a template to create a sun within this scene.


Acrylic inks of reds and yellows are dripped and sprayed with 
water then left to find their own way across the textured page. 
Love how the gesso acts as a resist leaving areas of white space.


With the fabric stamped image cut out and glued along the horizon
I added warmth to the sun using orange to compliment that red sky. 


Separating and gluing more Tiger napkins to card I was able 
to cut out sections for layering to help create dimension. 

A Tiger's markings have always fascinated me with it's unmistakable 
stripes and those white spots at the back of it's ears... remarkable.


Pasting a base layer of napkin onto the journal scene tall grasses 
are painted in before layering up those magnificent markings. .


Carefully removing the masking tape when 
finished leaves a clean crisp border edge


with some hand made washi tape to use at a later date.


Stippling in an extra cloud everything flows so much better in three's... 
My Hot, Hot, HOT.. journal page is complete...


With climate change and deforestation this piece could almost 
conceal a message as those animals all shelter under the same tree.. 

With thanks to all over @ TioT 
I know they would love you to join them 
and share your Hot, Hot, Hot creations...

Sending creative Hugs 
& wishes your way 

Tracey xx

Saturday, 14 September 2019

ATC Wallet ~ Mini Album Makers Tutorial

Hello Creative Friends...

As promised i'm back today to share a tutorial on how
I created my ATC Wallet over @ Mini Album Makers..

You'll find the *How to do's* accompanied by lots of
photographs to help explain my process and hopefully
keep you inspired along the way...

So please pop on over and take a look HERE


Here's a sneak peek of what hides within...




Mini Album Makers is celebrating it's Second Blogaversary 
this month please follow the details HERE for the Blog Hop 
and come share your September Album creations with us all. 

Sending Creative Hugs
& Wishes your way
Tracey xx