Friday, 10 April 2020

Good Friday wishes..

Happy Friday everyone, 

Crafty friends will know some things we just can't wait to 
get our creative hands on. When I first saw this AALL & Create 
stamp set Daisy Elegance designed by Tracy Evans i'd already 
thought of many ways to create with it before i'd even 
pressed that add to basket button.

Balanced with some geometric Mandala stencil work 
I had many happy hours creating this page.


Raised up vases given a brush of liquid wax


and making very good use of those off cuts..


i'm not sure what the text says but *93 
was a good year for me & my Hubby..


It seemed such a shame to close the page on this journal and 
so wrong to crush those blooms so with extra time on my hands 
I decided to alter a frame including those calming Mandala's. 

No longer hidden away it now makes a lovely addition to my 
home decor for everyone to see...


Wishing you all well this Easter, 
Take care & stay creative.. 

Tracey xx 

Happy to share today's creativity with: 

Try it on Tuesday ~ Beauty of Nature
Art Journal Journey ~ Geometry Shapes
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge ~ APRIL



35 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is another WOW! creation from you Tracey, love it. The background is gorgeous and I love how you placed the bottles and flowers over the script background, just beautiful. And it deserves to be in a frame and not stuck away in a journal! Have a great day, and thanks so much for linking to AJJ, much appreciated. Take care, and happy Easter! Hugs, Valerie

Cath Wilson said...

Love those muted shades on the dragonfly, Tracey and the 3D bits are wonderful! Another of Tracy's wonderful images...I can see the pleasure creating this page gave you - it seeps off the page, lol. Beautiful art, beautifully framed and gorgeous pops of colour. I love it.
Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Happy Easter and may God bless and keep you safe!
Cath x

sirkkis said...

I really love your gorgeous beautiful art work😍
Thanks for your kind comment. She is not Marilyn.
Enjoy Easter wonders, stay safe and well♥️🌞

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful! So glad you framed it - it deserves to be on the wall for sure! I love the images on this. I definitely know how an image or item can make you see things you will make before you get it - fun to see how this image called to you.

Helen said...

This is stunning! LOVE it all!!! Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday!! ((HUGS)) Helen

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous page and it looks beautiful the way you framed it to put on display.
Its a super stamp, I am waiting for mine to drop through the letter box.
Thank you for linking to the theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
Stay safe and well.
Yvonne xx

Debra said...

So pretty!

Mac Mable said...

I am so glad you found the time to make this fabulous piece of art into a piece of home decor. It would have been such a shame to hide it in a journal. Wonderful stamping, layering of the vase and pretty colouring. The mandalas have added to the overall composition and What a stunning creation Tracey x. Happy Easter x.

craftytrog said...

Wow! Your art looks beautiful Tracey, it definitely deserves to be on display!
Sending Good Friday blessings,
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is simply out of this world. You have a way with mixed media. I am SO impressed with the vintage, old world charm I think this page has. It definitely deserves a place in your home and I LOVE that you are recycling, too. Thank you beyond belief for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Valerie's theme. You create the most incredibe art. Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter.

Redanne said...

I didn't expect to come back so quickly to see this beautiful project, but I am glad! You really have done Tracy's stamp a huge amount of justice, your page looks wonderful framed. I love the colour of the flowers against the softer toned background and the vases look beautiful with their wax layer.

I cannot remember much of my schoolgirl German but I think the wording relates to the German Postal Service from the days when people used to send each others postcards, possibly during the war (just a guess).

Thank you for brightening my day Tracey! Have a lovely Easter weekend. Hugs, Anne xxx

Elkes Lebensglück said...

This is beautifully creative with the background and the flower bottles. Wonderful the journal
I wish you a nice Easter and stay healthy!
Greetings Elke

My name is Erika. said...

That page came out gorgeous Tracey. Don't you just love it when you see a set that puts ideas into your head just looking at it? I love how you framed it. And thanks for sharing it with us at ARt Journal Journey. I'm sorry I didn't get by yesterday also, but this piece was worth being late for. Happy Easter and and happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

What a beautiful page! Your new stamp is gorgeous and your design is wonderful with the beautiful background 😁. The colour of your 3D flowers is so pretty and your vases with the liquid wax look so realistic - amazing! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday and also for joining us at Creative Artiste too! Happy Easter and keep well! Hugs, Jo x

Sharon Fritchman said...

Your page is absolutely gorgeous! And I love that you framed it!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy Easter! HUGS!

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty canvas. Love all the details that you have put in your piece. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

butterfly said...

Simply gorgeous, Tracey - I love what you've done with those glass vials to give them such dimension and a lovely gleam to the surface. It looks fabulous in the shabby wooden frame. I'll be back for some proper catching up soon. Stay safe, stay well, and happy Easter.
Alison x

Linda said...

This is beautiful, and looks really pretty in the frame. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Tracey and I love how it looks framed up.
Happy Easter and stay safe, Avril xx

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Tracey and it's great that you had ideas for the stamp set even before you bought it. I am such an impulse buyer and often buy staps just because I like them and then find that I don't really know what to do with them lol. I love how you've framed your page too, it definitely deserves to be in full view! Have a very happy Easter and take care, Sue xx

Sue (this n that) said...

Very beautiful Tracey. The raised effect is gorgeous and how nice to have it hanging on your wall, it will add a lot of joy being seen like that. All the very best xx

DVArtist said...

Wow Tracey I am so glad you framed this one. It is just magnificent. Especially with the raised bottles. Just beautiful. Hope you had a nice Easter.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and love you framed this gorgeous work of art, a fabulous stamp set too..xx

Dorthe said...

Hello dear friend,- hope you have had a lovely Easter Tracey.
This surely deserves to be framed and hung on your wall- it is gorgeous , with the raised bottles, and beautiful flowers you made come to life , with the 3-D effect . I`m totally in love with the text behind, too , and the scrap of paper ,made look real old as if having been laying somewhere for ages - you are such a wonderful artist , dear Tracey.
Again stay safe and keep well - Biggest hugs to you from Dorthe xoxo

Joan said...

Love this Tracey, gorgeous stamp, lovely colours

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge

Joan

kathyinozarks said...

Wow very beautiful page I really like it Kathy

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Awww firstly Tracey I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments, you're so generous, thank you so much. Secondly, I have to apologise for my absence, I have had a bit of a problem, if maybe you could help, I will try keep it brief, for a while now, Every time I click on a link to someones blog ( for example, the link to your blog is on my phone), when I want to comment, the box just says comment as Google account, no picture of me or anything, I doesn't send my comment when i press publish whatsoever,( i didnt even realise this for ages) ... but ( and I only found this out last week) if I go to Google and type in e.g., your blog directly, the box for commenting says comment as Jane Elizabeth France, and let's me comment!!.. luckily I know your blog name so can go to Google and type it in, tracey have you ever had this problem? I have gone to my Google settings and everything looks good there so I am perplexed!!. I cannot tell you how frustrating it is!!! Grrr. Sorry for bothering you Tracey, but if you could offer any advise ( or anyone else that is reading this) ps. Thank you once again Tracey. Hugs. Jane. Xxxxxx

Cheremane said...

Fabulous thanks for entering the Craft Stamper Challenge good luck xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I knew you'd got this stamp set but nearly missed the finished project, pleased I've seen it now cos it's gorgeous. Hugs, Angela xXx

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous! So glad you played along the TAke it make it challenge

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations with the win over at Craft Stamper Tracey with your stunning card x.

Dorlene Durham said...

This is a beautiful piece of art! Wow! Thank you for sharing this with us at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

Fiona said...

So beautiful - and you've introduced me to a new stamp brand I'll have to check out.

Cocofolies said...

Wow Tracey, what a fabulous card!!!!!! And so wonderful to frame it indeed!!!!
Congratulations for you win on Craft Stamper, it's so well deserved...
All you do is absolutely stunning, this one is no exception, I adore your make!!!!
Stay safe and well.
Hugs,
Coco xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats on CS win!