Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Busy Bee's and WoywW #534

Hello Everyone..

I've been away camping for the week but it's 
nice to be back sharing my desk this Wednesday 
thanks to our host Julia over at the stamping ground..

I'd forgotten just how out of control this area is 
hardly an inch spare to squeeze in and create!



Here's what's amongst one pile, a batch of Bee cards 
stamped and coloured with a variety of sentiments.


Sat in the garden early morning with a cuppa, 
this card will be flying off to a friend today 
but I thought i'd share it up close with you and the ladies 
over at TioT and their In my Garden there is challenge first.


Look forward to catching up with you all and seeing 
WOYWW in between wading my way through the washing..

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Friday, 16 August 2019

Paperbabe Challenge ~ #100 GOLD

Hello Creative Friends, 

It's Paperbabe Stamps 100th Challenge 
so this fortnights theme just had to be #GOLD

 Pop on over and join our Challenge.

I've always been drawn to Gustav Klimt's GOLD period. 
The opulence of his gold leaf application really draws me in. 
When I first saw this Paperbabe Dinky Stamp I knew I had to 
recreate a painting I had seen online a few years ago. 
First led to believe it was an oil painting by the man himself 
mixed messages online lead me to believe it is not.. 

Either way I am extremely thankful for the inspiration 
and hope what I share will do the painting justice...

Here's what I did..

Stamping out the closed eye Female Dinky Stamp 
I coloured half in paint and pencil measuring out a 
2" x 2" square.. yes this will be a Twinchie.


Applying gold flakes down one side of the face I painted 
the opposite side in black then sketched in her hair.


Embossing the Iso Fun Stencil onto gold card 
I created a frame to sit around the Twinchie.


Adding those final gold flake touches for her tears 
I positioned the Twinchie in the embossed frame. 
I forgot just how hard it is to photograph something 
behind glass but I have to admit this frame really 
compliments this whole Gold design.


here's a close up..


Whether it's original name is *Golden Tears/Freya's Tears* 
or if the original is by Gustav Klimt if anyone knows more 
please enlighten me.. i'd really love to know. 

Hope you will share your GOLD creations and join in 

Wishing you all well & sending
Creative Hugs your way
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 
Kristin & EVA: PPF wk23 Yr9
Craft Stamper Timi AUGUST Challenge
Creative Artiste Challenge #52
Not just Cards AUGUST Challenge
A inky mess ~ Challenge 33


Wednesday, 14 August 2019

What's on your workdesk ? Wednesday 532

Hello Everyone,

Well last week is a blur, incredibly busy teamed with a 
stinker of a migraine so difficult to see straight to 
focus online, read and type. I near deleted last weeks 
post trying to amend a link... but there's a meet up at 
Julia's Stamping ground today so i'll try my best 
to keep up with everyone & slowly play catch up.

Short and sweet here's what's on my WOYWW 532 desk today. 
Cards to write and send this week. The top one is for 
a friends Silver wedding Anniversary.


Can't believe it's a year ago that I showed you this for my 25th. 
I'll be giving this one again this week as Hubby & I hit our 26th.


Look forward to seeing What's on your Workdesk. 

Creative HUGS 
Tracey xx

Friday, 9 August 2019

New realease... Papebabe Stencil's #playday

Hello Everyone...

New Paperbabe stencils ALERT!!!

It's always exciting to receive new products to play with.
When I got home one evening to find these waiting for me I don't think 
i'd even taken my coat off before I got carried away in a creative moment.

Embossing, inking, using paste and paints to create backgrounds. 


Made some quick all occasion's cards


and some tags...


with plenty more backgrounds left to use in upcoming projects.. 
There are so many different ways to use stencils.

All new AUGUST releases are available 

Why not come play along in the Paperbabe Blog Challenge HERE 
there's a Paperbabe prize for one lucky winner giving you 
a chance to choose a new Paperbabe favourite. 

Whatever you are up to this weekend
I wish you all a Safe & Happy one..

Creative HUGS Tracey xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

New What's on your workdesk? Wednesday #531

Hello everyone, 

Wednesday again, time to show what's on y(our) workdesk and 
meet up with WOYWW creatives over at the stamping ground.



I have so much on the go at the moment was worried I may not 
be able to join in this week with all the fuss and kerfuffle.. 

Here's what's been on my desk this week
I've been playing with some new Paperbabe DT Products, 
i'd only planned to share this sketch using just one of 
four New Mini Hair Templates plus New Torso Mini's


but i've been given permission to share the finished piece even 
though the products are not available until the 10th August. 

This sketch is created using the Volumptuous Wave template 
re-scaled to work with the mini Paperbabe profile stamps. 
I love mix and match products so kind to our crafty pockets.


Sharing with Art Journal Journey ~ Gill's: Anything with EYES 
to say i'm in my element with this theme is an understatement!! 

It's with Thanks to our WoywW host Julia that my creative path 
collided with Marvellous Marit of Marits Paper World. 
During Summer Marit hosts Quirky Dutch Summer over 10 weeks 
inviting Bloggers from around the world to share there creativity. 
This week I was honoured to be part of QDS sharing my 
*Rag Book* which some of you have seen earlier in the week.

I'd been working on it for some time.. some may remember those 
brightly coloured cottons that kept appearing on my workdesk.. ?

Ta-Daaaaa..  here it is!!


Over @ Quirky Dutch Summer #9 I show how she transforms 
and you will also see why Marit really is so Marvellous... 

Found these lost lips on Monday..


My Rag Book beach girl now has a removable trout pout 😘


Right i'm done now.. 
before Julia wags her finger & throws me out.

Look forward to seeing WoywW 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Monday, 5 August 2019

Quirky Dutch Summer Guest Blogger ~ Rag book story telling

Hello creative friends,

I'm delighted to be part of the Quirky Dutch Summer this year.
Hosted by it's founder the marvellously talented Marit Barentsen


QDS is a 10 week Summer project where creatives around
the world come together to share their artistic journey.

Today it's my turn to share a project..

Bringing childhood memories to life with cloth and stitches you
can find me over here @ QUIRKY DUTCH SUMMER ~ #9 GUEST: TRACEY


I do hope you can join us..
There is so much more to see @ QDS than little me!!

Thank you sweet Marit for giving me this opportunity
and many thanks to all the QDS Artists for their 
inspirational creations this QUIRKY DUTCH SUMMER

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Sharing my creative journey with:
Art Journal Journey ~ Gills Theme Anything with Eyes
More Mixed Media Challenge ~ Anything Goes with Optional BRIGHT
Country View Crafts _ August Texture

Friday, 2 August 2019

Paperbabe Challenge #99 ~ Picture Inspiration

Hello Creative Friends, 

It's time for another Paperbabe Stamps Challenge... 
Use the image/colours below to inspire you and come share 
your creative flare with us over HERE. You have two weeks 
to play with a prize for one lucky random org winner..


Inspired by the colours and shapes within the picture 
I've combined both Dinky Male and Female Stamp sets 
to create a calico patch for my fabric journal. 

Here's what I did and how it came to be..

First stamping the female face and torso onto heavy calico I 
secured the face mask template over the stamped image to protect it. 
Then positioned partly over the mask I stamped the male image.


When the mylar mask is removed you can see it leaves a seamless 
impression bringing the stamped female face into the forefront.


Painting the skin tone and features, I used the Pompadour hair style 
from the Dinky Male Face Templates to draw in the hairline and torso.


The pompadour template 2: acts as a guide to help add all the detail.


For the female I used the pony & bun hair template but decided against 
adding the ponytail as I liked the look of the hair all tied up loosely. 



The Fun alphabet outline stamp set helps create the words, 
painted with stripes in keeping with the picture inspiration.


Along with candy striped paper and patch sewn onto the page 
I began adding a colour inspired selection of embellishments..


With it's sweet sugar colours there's plenty of white space  
to add more texture and detail but I think for the moment 
I'll leave my fabric journal page just the way it is..


There is plenty more to see over on the Challenge blog HERE 
we look forward to seeing your take on this fortnights 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Take care & stay safe. 
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

I'm sharing todays creative play with: 
Art Journal Journey ~ Gill's theme *Anything with Eyes*
World wide Open Design Team Challenge ~ #07 July 2019