Wednesday, 21 October 2020

WoywW #594

Hello everyone, 
Time is very much not on my side..
busy, busy, busy, nearly never made it... 
but it's desk sharing day @ the stamping ground

There's lot's going on in the background but nothing I can 
share just yet.. 😋 So here's a little artist tile doodle a 
LifeBook taster mix it up as I stopped for artistic breath. 

It's Birthday week for me and Freya, can't believe she's 
a year old already and me just a wee bit older hee hee!! 

Care duties, needful things, cuppa and cake time with Mom 
before home and pressie time, I'm wishing for arty things 😊

I look forward to seeing what you've all been up too.

Take care everyone 

Stay safe 
Tracey xx

Monday, 19 October 2020

Monday mixed media mumble..

 Hello everyone, 

a quick Monday mumble inspired by a cobweb I caught sight of 
in the dead of the night outside my bedroom window... 

A glue drawn web upon an interference painted black page 
I hope Mr Moth manages to escape before the spider spots him.. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Art Journal Journey ~ Hold the Line
Country View Challenges ~ Halloween (Make a Scene)

Friday, 16 October 2020

Anything Goes ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #130

Hello everyone, 

*Anything Goes* this fortnight over @ 

A chance to win a *gift voucher* to spend in the 
Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store come share your 
crafty creations HERE...

Today my Anything Goes creation is a Triad of ATC's

Coloured with alcohol markers, embellished with enamel 
accents and a dusting of glitter, in honour of
Dia de los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead.. 

What could you use them for..??

Look forward to seeing your 

Stay safe & Creative 
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Woyww #593 with this, that and t'other

Hello creative friends, 

First a page for *Art Journal Journey* 
and Chris's theme *Hold The Line*

A spread inspired by the wonderful collage art of Pia Rom. 
The word refuel peeping from the book page below brought a 
vision of migrating birds keeping formation as they fly in 
to join us for Winter, like little aeroplanes in the sky... 

and now as it's Wednesday already... here's WoyWW #593 
remnants of a long lockdown weekend in my crafty space.. 

I've been down with an ear and throat infection so just incase 
it was something more sinister than a head cold and with a huge pot 
of Lamb Stew prepared for the boys this is where I've been hiding, 
catching up with the Lifebook Taster course.. 

So sorry to those @ the stamping ground and beyond that I've 
missed visiting, this week will definitely be a better one..  

Watercolour cards inspired by Galia Alena, 
a beautiful artist with her soft spoken words. 
Maybe you'll join her Art is Magic taster workshop ? 

and finally I made use of my 4x4 artist tiles thanks to Effy Wild, 
I never need asking twice when eyes are involved..

Look forward to a catch up and seeing what you've been up to.. 

Stay safe & creative 
Tracey xx

Friday, 9 October 2020

In the dead of the night... we create a scene!!

 Hello Creative friends, 

a one pick post from me today as I share a page created 
during a sleepless night. Lack of sleep or just sheer 
madness have you ever tried to paint on a black page 
in the dead of the night..?? 

Rollered in white gesso I used just three colours 
white, black and yellow to pick out shapes left from 
those roller marks to create a scene. 

Adding paste through a brick stencil and a TH Cathedral substrate, 
hidden within the mist distant ravens sit on the power line 
between two houses and wiry tree's... 

As the pumpkin scarecrow keeps watch over the land I'll leave 
you to discover the stranger things within this spooky scene.. 

Have a great weekend everyone, 
Stay safe..!! 

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Thursday Art Date with Rain ~ Scarecrows
Art Journal Journey ~ Chris's Theme ~ Hold the Line 
Country View Challenges ~ Halloween (create a scene)

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

What's on your Wednesday Workdesk #592

 Hello everyone, 

hope you are all keeping well ? 

Desk sharing day again over @ the stamping ground and a 
midweek meet up to show and tell what's on our workdesks. 

The past week has been a busy one but did manage to catch a couple of hours 
to sit and colour stamped images from Tracy Easson's new stamp collection. 

Played with a freebie Studiolight stamp received a few weeks ago. 
I'm always impressed when an image stamps first time onto hammered 
card without losing any of the detail, the linework is ultra fine. 

Made a boo-boo colouring over the lines of the Purple Cyclamen 😒
probably why the white one is my fav, now all awaiting a sentiment.

Look forward to seeing what's on your workdesk. 

Stay safe & creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

Friday, 2 October 2020

Creative Artiste *October* Mixed Media Challenge* #65

 Hello Creative Friends, 

It's October Challenge time @ Creative Artiste 
where each month Anything Mixed Media Goes. 

If YOU love working with a mixture of mediums 
come share your creativity with the team and join 

This month I have created A House for all Seasons..

Here's what I got up to with wood, stamps, stencils, 
pastes, die cuts and wire to name but a few...

Using two pieces of wood left over from a recent garden project, 
I used an image from AALL & Create's Shuttered Window's stamped 
onto rice paper ready to position exactly where I wanted.

Adhered to the wooden base I coloured and painted the image 
adding liner pen and glossy accents to bring out areas of detail. 

The back displays paste pushed through Tim Holtz Ironwork and 
Bricked stencils, painted with distress paint, all wrapped gently with 
wire ready for dressing with die cuts of ivy from the StudioLight range.

Adding texture paste to the roof painting in all those finer details 
I lost myself in a creative afternoon with this piece, so I will leave
you with views from all sides and let the pictures tell it's story. 

I love how the twisted wire and roving ivy envelops these sides still 
allowing the texture of Tim Holtz Iron work stencil to peep through.

Words taken from Tim Holtz tiny text stamp set is a 
reflective message to cherish every moment...

Shutters stamped separately I was delighted to discover each one 
was a mirror image of the other enabling me to stamp both sides. 

Attached either side of the arched window it gives a private yet 
homely feel with it's evergreen ivy, timeless whatever the season.

Now it's your turn to create and share 
your mixed media creations @ 

and please check out what the 
Design Team have created this October. 

Look forward to seeing your creative creations.

Creative wishes 
Tracey xx 

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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

A tag for Tuesday, TioT & Woyww phew...

How you all doing?? 

Here's a little bit of this & that on the last day of September. 

Didn't get chance to share this over the weekend so here's 

Stenciled relief paste on a book page background painted with 
distress paint, oozing Autumnal colours.. I get to join in with 

Update on the Garden now all neat and tidy with it's freshly laid lawn.. 
I can leave it be now & hope for lots of rain to help keep it alive 😏

So what's on my workdesk this Wednesday ?? 

There lies those cards from last week, 
all given a sentiment and a matching gift tag or ATC.. 

Had lots of Happy Mail arrive yesterday, think Royal Mail have been 
saving it up. This package was my favorite of all, made me extra happy. 
New stamps from the lovely Tracy Easson, wrapped so sweetly, 
like a Christmas gift you never want to open ... 
Hope to share some playtime next week 😊 

Well that's it from me this Wednesday 
Look forward to seeing what's on your workdesks. 

Stay Safe & Creative everyone 
Hugs Tracey xx

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

What's on my Wednesday Workdesk 590

Hello everyone, 

Desk sharing day over @ the stamping ground 

Here's WoywW 590 just some painted stamped leaves 
and a handful of cards in need of the right sentiment.

Another busy week in the garden making headway for that new lawn, 
I know what you're thinking but it really is just a mound of earth...😅

and this one's especially for Julia.. 

Our hostess was very taken last week by Hobby Poo 😂 
Impossible to part with the old boy during the clear out.. 
Call it *Loco in lockdown* perched behind my garden bench 
he's a quiet companion whist I enjoy my first cuppa of the day.. 

Care duty errands to run this morning but I look forward 
to seeing what's on your work desk's upon return.

Stay safe & creative everyone 
Hugs Tracey xx

Friday, 18 September 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #128 ~ Dimension

 Hello creative friends

however you depict the theme come share your dimensional 
creations with the team HERE for a chance to win a prize. 

*You DO NOT have to use Paperbabe stamps in your design but if 
you do it doubles the prize pot for one randomly selected winner*

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

Using scraps of left over Paperbabe stencilled paper saved from 
projects, paste test sheets or various mixed media, I layered 
torn strips to a journal page to create a simple background. 

A stamped and painted Dinky Female face and torso is given a layered 
hair style using more of those stencilled scraps cutting out a mix of 
styles using the Bunches Template set creating dimension to her hair. 

Toning down the existing colour of her layered hair using gesso 
she blends into the background resting peacefully on Dinky hands
Recycled lace, pearl embellishments and a fibreboard substrate 
add extra texture and dimension completing my journal creation.

Look forward to seeing your 

Take care & stay safe everyone..
Creative wishes 
Tracey xx 

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020

What's on your Wednesday Workdesk 589

Hello everyone 
how are you all doing??

Even though my little part of England is back in lockdown 
normal service resumes @ the Stamping Ground for me at last... 


I know my desk looks disorderly but there's quite a lot of 
creativity going on in this corner just can't share it yet. 

In between the busyness of August every spare hour was spent dismantling, 
recycling and responsibly disposing of the contents of the old playhouse. 
A mighty task and one at first we wished we'd never started..

but one month later it's been transformed into a restful place

a shady space to sit and embellish my latest fabric lavender pebbles. 

Just need to sort the lawn out now so little Freya can enjoy it too..

Look forward to seeing WoyWW 589 
over @ Julia's Stamping Ground

Take care & Stay Safe 
Tracey xx

Friday, 4 September 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #127 ~ Classic Blue Picture inspiration

Hello everyone 

It's time for a new Paperbabe Stamps Challenge

This fortnight we give you a Picture for inspiration.
Use the Picture below as your prompt and let that 
Pantone Classic Blue of 2020 inspire you.

Here's my Design Team creation and how it came to be. 

Working with an unfinished journal page displaying a stamped 
Dinky Female Face BLUE is one colour I could never be without 
in my colour palette, I find it extremely calming.

Layers of blue lace add direction and simulate the flow of her hair. 

Adding fibre paste through the Iso Fun Stencil. As Sapphire is 
Septembers birthstone I picked out the ring in the prompt adding blue 
glass beads and a dusting of Gold mica liberally amongst the blue.

A difficult shape to photograph I found it interesting that the Blue appears 
much darker and her skin paler through the lens than they actually are...

so here's a close up of her beauty unleashed from the shadows 
along side those brave words, completing my mixed media page.

There's a prize of up to £20 to spend in the Paperbabe Stamps Shop, 
I do hope you can pop along HERE and join in with this months 

Take care & Stay safe 

Creative wishes
Tracey xx 

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Creative Artiste Design Team ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello creative Friends, 

I'm so happy to reveal today that I have 
joined the Creative Artiste Design Team. 

A monthly challenge where 
and a place to share a mixed media 
creation along side the Creative Artiste Team. 

Thank you Andree and the team for inviting me..

Here's a walk through my September project and how it came to be.. 

Autumn my favourite of Seasons the warmth of it's colours are so cosy. 
Taking a postcard sized piece of mixed media card I painted a scene 
stamping wildflower stems in the forefront adding to it's atmosphere.

Sanding down a deep edge frame leaves are stamped onto the exposed wood 
and painted with the same colour palette. To add interest to the front of 
the frame texture paste is pushed through a stencil and left to harden.

Painting the textured edge in complimentary bronze, dots of glitter 
glue add the final touch of detail to the glass window protecting it. 

Glistens like morning dew from every angle,

my mixed media frame is complete and now ready to display.

Pop on over HERE and see what the Creative Artiste DT 
have created this month, we'd love to see your 
Mixed Media creations over @ Creative Artiste's 

Wishing you all a 
happy, safe and creative day 

Tracey xx

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Lavender Fabric Pebbles: Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #126 ~ ATG

Hello everyone, 

It's new blog challenge time @ Paperbabe Stamps 
with everyone's favourite theme *Anything Goes* 

Come share your stamped creations for the chance 
to win a Paperbabe Stamps Prize over HERE

Here's my Paperbabe Stamps ATG creations...

I call these my Lavender fabric pebbles designed using 
Rose Layer stamps left over from a previous project..

Stamped onto fabric, painted and sewn into shape. 
Filled with soft wadding and a pinch of dried Lavender 
they're the cutest size to place in draws and around the home. 

A plain lace drawstring bag is given a new look embellished with 
a fabric stamped word from the Flourish and Grow stamp set. 

The perfect size to hold those Lavender fabric pebbles.

The lace edged fabric pebble is a little different from the others 
given a brooch pin enabling it to be worn or pinned around the home.

Attached to the draw string bag it makes a lovely gift.
This one has already been spoken for.. 😊

I hope you can join us and share your 
Anything Goes creations over @ 

Look forward to seeing your makes.

Creative Hugs & best wishes 
Tracey xx

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