Friday, 14 February 2020

Beautiful Heart

Happy Heart day.. 

The heart beating around 100,000 times a day. 
A symbol of love and life, it's such a precious thing.. 

Using this amazing stamp from Andy Skinner I dissected each 
detailed area with precision and felt like a surgeon taking 
time to put it all back together right where it belonged.


there's been a lot of affection put into these pages 
built up with collage, stamps, stencils and paste 
each day since the beginning of February.


Edged with inky drips, white spots and splatter i'm sharing 
a little mixed media love with you all today... 


Wishing you all happiness and health 
and a super creative weekend. 

Hugs Tracey xoxo 

Playing along with: 

Paint Party Friday ~ Wk50 Yr9 
Rains Thursday Art Date ~ LOVE 
Creative Artiste's #57th Challenge
Try it on Tuesday ~ Share the Love 
TFJB Challenge ~ Love is all around us 
Art Journal Journey ~ Elizabeth & Bleubeards HEARTS  
Country View Crafts February Challenge ~ Splatter's, Splashes & Drips

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

WoywW #558

Hello everyone, 

Time to show WoywW #558.

Sorry I couldn't make it over at the stamping ground 
last WoywW but I needed to be else where, i'm sure 
our lovely host Julia will forgive me.. 

There's just some leftovers put to use on my desk this morning 
and a couple of very sad looking ink pads in need of re-inking.


A sympathy card I made over the weekend, not something I 
enjoy making but this hobby art stamp is one I turn to often. 


Still in the process of moving crafty things from one space to 
another I've found so many things I know i'll never use again.. 
Time for another charity bag sort out, i'm sure creatives 
out there will be able to show them some love. 

I'll leave you with the latest pic of little Freya, at 
5 months she's still squeezing into this little space. 
She's not going to be my friend when I collapse that 
adaptable storage down as she's claimed it as her own.


Look forward to seeing what's on your work desks. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Sacred Sunday

Hello everyone, 

an impromptu post from me this evening having sheltered 
from the storms today, I hope friends in the UK are safe 
it's been fierce in so many areas. 


So huddled indoors, lost in the moment there was so much thrown 
at this tag. Using stencils, pastes, flicked and dripped paint 
and a rich rusty red heart as the focal, it shows off that super 
thin heart rhythm taken from Tim Holtz Heartbeat die..


Unconvinced after lunch that this was finished 
there just seemed to be something missing..?


some found cogs and gears should fix it..


now that's kick started that heart.. I'm happy now 😊


The poor light today really doesn't show this tags true colours 
but it was good to have a much needed play day and share the love. 

Take care everyone & stay safe. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Playing along with: 

TAG TUESDAY's Challenge: Wendy's Black, White and Red.. 
(I hope my iron oxide rusty red is red enough..) 
SanDee & amelie's FEBRUARY Steam Punk Challenge
Country View Crafts February Challenge ~ Splatters, Splashes & Drips
Try it on Tuesday ~ Share the Love


Friday, 7 February 2020

Challenge #112 ~ Paperbabe Stamps *LAYERS*

Happy Friday everyone, 

Today see's a New Paperbabe Stamps Challenge   
as we present you with this fortnights Theme 

Here's my DT Creation and how it came to be. 

Onto a heavy weight calico fabric panel I stamped a 
painting both face and stamped torso with fabric paint.


Gluing a patterned paper napkin onto the surrounding hair space 
I used an inktense pencil to define those flourishes and blend out 
with a water brush to help create a subtle edge to her hair line.


Tracing those hair flourishes with glitter glue adds another layer along 
with the word Flourish taken from the Flourish and Grow stamp set 
stamped onto tissue paper, positioned then glued into place.


Embellished with sequins and beads initially my intention was 
to create a fabric postcard sized patch to add as an extra layer 
to a bag or item of clothing but when I laid the panel onto a 
lace edged piece of fabric I saw a different vision.


Folded it made a super needle book.. 


I've lost count of the amount of needle books i've made over the years 
they always tend to find their way into other peoples hands as gifts,
i'm hoping that this one will stay with me a little longer...


I do hope you can join us this fortnight for our
there's a prize for one randomly chosen winner.. 

After an extremely busy week i'm looking forward to some 
creative time myself and seeing what you've all been up to. 

Creative Hugs & Wishes 
Tracey xx

Playing along with: 
Creative Artiste Challenge #57