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

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

#WOYWW 492

Happy WOYWW 492

A mid week catch up with creatives from far and wide 
thanks to our lovely Julia over at the Stamping Ground.

Well my desk this week is not as productive as I had hoped,
 I've spent most of my time looking for things I've mislaid 
and finding things that i'd lost many moons ago. 

Not helpful when I've been trying to get my Christmas Mojo cranked..

I appear to have brought lots of dies this year and I have to confess...
I really do NOT enjoy cutting them out..!!
A mammoth cutting spree last Sunday felt like an intense gym workout.

 This area has remained redundant since then as I've hidden away with my pens 
and pencils making the most of putting my feet up whilst Hubby is resting. 
Winter must be on it's way as I feel hibernation is setting in.

Home visits and a pre-op appointment for Hubby this week
so I'll be round to visit asap...

Hugs to you all
Tracey xx