Wednesday, 17 April 2019

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday 515

Hello everyone ...

It's Wednesday & time to share what's on our workdesks. 


No creative desk from me today as i've been painting a larger canvas 
using up half pots of paint and catching up with jobs well overdue.

Thank you 
for your supportive words last week regarding our beloved 
Dog your all so kind. The house feels very empty without her 😢


Counting down the days till I can eat these again, help yourself 
but save me one please, I could do with the energy boost.


I'll catch up with you over at the stamping ground for 
WoywW 515 when i've finished those jobs of the day 
and washed the paint from my brushes and hair.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.
I've heard the weather in the UK is warming up..
hope it doesn't melt my eggs 😁

Take good care of yourselves & each other.

Hugs Tracey xx

Friday, 12 April 2019

Reusing it bit by bit..

Hello creative Friends,

We all love to receive new crafty goodies but the amount of packaging 
used to keep our products safe as they make their journey to us leaves 
little to be desired. It's the downside of online shopping for me. 

Here's a project I created recycling a tiny amount of this 
weeks packaging and re-purposing found bits and bobs ...


Using a blank A5 journal cover I protected the holes with washi tape and 
scraped modeling paste through this fabulously detailed Stamperia stencil.


This plastic water bottle had blown into my front garden.
Cutting off the top and bottom I've used its plastic to cut three 
large stems and embossed using the first folder that came to hand.


Taping down those die cuts onto a dark background helped me to 
identify the embossed areas whilst dry brushing with white gesso.
 When removed they've certainly left their footprint... 
I'll recycle that background another day.


Along with buttons cut from old clothing, unloved prizes from 
Christmas crackers and poorly cut dies (my fault not theirs)...


this cover was ready to be transformed...


With the protective washi removed I covered in a coat of gesso.

A wash of diluted Black Soot Distress Oxide is painted over the cover 
and spritzed with water. A small amount goes a long way pushing 
that diluted colour around the page where it clings and defines. 


Found this strange shape amongst those Christmas cracker bits,
It brought a smile to my face reminding me of a cold wet dog nose.
Perfect find for my intentions...! 


Wrapped wire and buttons to embellish a warm blast with a hairdryer 
gently curls those water bottle flowers when glued down in place..

There's a hint to the right what i've used that #wetnose for 😀


It holds a re-vamped stubby little pencil perfectly..

What fun I had recycling and re-purposing...
I think i'll keep this journal just for those recycling arty days.


Wishing you all a super weekend what ever your up too.

Take good care everyone

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creativity with:

Kristin & Eva: PPF Wk6Y9
Tiot: Use a Stencil or Two
A Vintage Journey: Neutral Zone
*Art Journal Journey * Wendy's -Having Fun
Frilly & Funkie: Re-purpose, Re-use, Recycle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: No Designer Paper

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

What's on your workdesk Wednesday #514

Hello Creative Friends

It's Wednesday that day of the week where creatives worldwide 
share their desks thanks to our host Julia over at the 



A scheduled post from me as there's been little time for crafting 
but here's two embroideries I made for Mom's on Mothering Sunday 
created from left overs, Linladan linen threads and help from 
Katrina Witten's Hand-stitched Landscapes & Flowers book.


Thank you to everyone who has left kind comments and best wishes 
regarding our dog Boni(ta) many know she had been very poorly. 

Recent tests confirmed there to be a tumour in her tummy 
and we sadly lost her on March 30th 😢

Here's a picture of her looking very regal at 4 months old, 
she never lost those puppy dog looks even at the age of 12.

The best companion, forever faithful with the waggiest of tails. 
She followed our children everywhere loving nothing more than 
sneaking into their warm beds on school days if given chance. 

Miss you little lady... until we meet again R.I.P xx


I'm a little fragile at the moment so please be patient with me.

I'll catch up with you all very soon to check out WoywW

Hugs Tracey xx