Friday, 11 January 2019

Inspired by an Angel

Hello Creative Friends,

You may have already seen this sweet Angel I received from my dear friend 
Dorthe isn't she heavenly.. Her rich colouration was my inspiration 
for today's shared creation...


During my New Year clean up I found these scraps of lace, threads and fabrics 
along with some left over Kraft tags from Christmas wrapping, it seemed such a 
shame to discard them as together they appear at harmony with each other.


Sewn lace on a hessian tag is enhanced using watercolour brush pens.


These new to me dies create beautiful cuts when using vellum.


The sewn on doily masks the clock face.. 
a simple message to embrace the moment for time is precious...
just like that handmade button my *New* obsession for 2019


Randomly stamped areas help give depth to those neutral colours 
with words from my favourite affirmations set Designed by Lynne Moncrieff, 
gently stamped onto tea bag paper and stitched into place.


A handmade embellishment made to represent the gifted Angel is sewn into place, 
how the gold of the ribbon matches the golds upon Dorthe's created Angel above.


Those handmade embellishments help put my personal stamp on it.

Completing my First tag of the Year.


I think this tag would make a super cover to a notebook..
Hmmm there's an idea in the making :))

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Creative Hugs & wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creative play with:
Kristin & EVA ~ PPF
Tag Tuesday ~ New Beginnings
A Vintage Journey ~ Put your Stamp on it
AppleApricot ~ Simply Neutrals 52

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

What's on YOUR Workdesk Wednesday 501

Happy Wednesday everyone.

It's time to share what's on our workdesk's for it's WOYWW 501 
so let's take a stroll around those who care to share over at the 
stamping ground courtesy of Julia our hostess.


I was hoping to be a lot tidier this week but there has been more stops 
than starts whilst I try to find a home for found odds and ends.


Not helped by my madness of deciding to sort out the cupboard that's behind me!!

You didn't think that little crafty corner was it did you :))

This is the first time in two years that I have actually been able to open the door 
without something falling on me... Sadly there's more to go in yet!! Grrr...


Sorry if I missed visiting anyone last week, with a poorly dog, Hubbies Cardio 
appointments along with the Christmas clean up there was little time left for 
me or those Dorset buttons.. I'm having withdrawal symptoms already!

I will do better this week to both visit and button I promise.

Catch you all later..
Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Friday, 4 January 2019

Paperbabe Stamps ~ #90 (New) Fresh Start

Happy New Year from all at Paperbabe Stamps and 
welcome to a brand (New) blog challenge... Fresh Start.

A New Year can bring many changes from resolutions, new home, job, 
journal or a new craft, so let those changes guide you to create anything  
inspired by the theme #90 (New) Fresh Start.

Here's my interpretation and a handful of how to do's for my Folio of Faces.

Using a TH Folio Folder as my foundation I used the standard Paperbabe Doll Face 
set stamping first onto an old book page then adhered to the folio adding leftover book 
paper, lace and rice paper strips. Water soluble crayons begin the painting process.


Heavy Gel Medium is pushed through the Roses Stencil 
when dry the painting process begins again using watercolour brush pens.


I love watching how the markers react when water is applied.


Her Hair flows across the back cover along with stencilled Roses.


Exaggerated features brings out that Vintage Doll stare, 
with fragments and threads embellishing her hair.

A Fibreboard whimsical word leaves a creative prompt 
completing the cover of my Folio of Faces. 

This folder houses faces of all shapes and sizes awaiting new adventures!
...but I'm saving what's within for another day... Hee hee!!


You have the whole of JANUARY to play along.

HAVE FUN if your joining in with the challenge or just pop on over 
and see what the Design Team have created to inspire you HERE..

I look forward to seeing all that you create.

Take good care everyone & Stay Safe
Creative wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing my creative play with:
Kristin & Eva ~ PPF
A Vintage Journey ~ Put your Stamp on it
Craft Stamper ~ TIMI January Challenge