Thursday, 23 June 2022

Plants, Paint, Purple..

 Hello everyone, 

Completion on my Mother in Laws house sale draws closer but 
I'm still juggling time between houses, there's honestly not 
much creative time. I strive but more than most struggle 
to create anything other than in my traveling junk diary. 

Nature is always inspiring and at present I have the best of 
both gardens, documenting in snap shots how everything thrives.


My Sempervivum's continue to have babies (hen's and chicks) 
can you spot the common blue who has come to visit? 

Documented in watercolour and gouache in my Junk Diary..


My MIL's Purple Rhododendren has flowered like never before..


This bush is over forty years old and stands 7 feet tall 
does that it makes it a tree? It's really showing off this 
year with a magnificent display. I hope the new home owners 
take good care of her.. If I could uproot her I really would..


A continuous pen face drawing of MIL an early month 
reminder to get that hair appointment booked


finishing with a photo of Freya supporting her recent Grandma cut 😁


Wishing you all a safe & creative weekend 

Hugs Tracey xx 

Sharing with: 
Sparkles Monthly Challenge ~ #154 Things with Wings

Friday, 17 June 2022

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Anything Goes #170

Happy Friday everyone 

It's time for Paperbabe Stamps Anything Goes Challenge #170

Today I share two Summer themed ATC's in watercolour...


Created using stamps from the JPAD Die and Stamp Portrait Head Set 
with traced Misty and Taura hair accessorised with fussy cut flowers 
from the co-ordinating Dinky Sugar Skull set

For the chance to win a Paperbabe Prize why not share your creativity 

We've a mini heat wave here in the UK with temperatures set to soar today 
then cool over the weekend, where ever you are in the world keep safe.

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Guest Designer @ Try it on Tuesday

 Hello everyone 

I'm extremely honoured yet again to be invited to be a
Guest Designer @ Try it on Tuesday where this fortnight 
the lovely TioT Design Teams Theme is *RECYCLE* ..


Today I'm sharing the beginnings of my June Junk Diary..
With it's splash of red, white and blue a nod to the nations  
June celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.


During 2022 I've been creating a new Junk Diary every month 
gathering left overs and scraps from previous projects, salvaged 
packaging, found objects and ephemera with the potential to 
be something other than what they may have previously been. 

Collaged onto recycled cardboard to create journal covers, this surface 
also makes a fabulous substrate for pasting, die cutting and painting on.


Filled with papers, packaging and recycled envelopes each page makes an 
alternative surface for mark making, writing, drawing, painting and documenting 
colour swatches as well as collecting and collaging pictures from old magazines.


These Foxgloves are from a torn cross stitch magazine cover, 
over painted then simply edged with pencil..


a gentle reminder of the Foxglove cross stitch kit tucked neatly 
into the journals back pocket, saved for a free creative day.. 


Thank you so much to the wonderful TioT Design Team for having me as 
Guest Designer and allowing me to share my recycled June Junk Diary. 

I hope you have been inspired by my sneak peep today, 
please do pop on over to see more recycled inspiration 
You will not be disappointed..

Stay safe & creative everyone
Hugs Tracey xx