Monday 12 February 2024

Heart and Soul...

 Hello Creatives 

You would certainly smile if you saw the process that went into 
creating this background. Created over weeks adding collage scraps, 
washi, fabric and lace, stencil scrapes and a wee bit of stitchery.

Limited messy time takes me back to crafting in my kitchen in 
between meal prep, cooking and excessive washing of hands 😊

Life is what it is but I am thankful..

Stamped, embossed and water coloured focal heart..

Shedding light on my chosen words.. born and bred in 
England and very much where my heart and soul lies..

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

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Art Journal Journey ~ Vicki's Theme Keeping it Light
Try it on Tuesday ~ Hearts/and or Flowers

Friday 2 February 2024

Creative Artiste ~ #101 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello Creative Friends 

Welcome to Creative Artiste first 
mixed media challenge of 2024. 

My DT project this February started with a stamped 
Visible Image quote on a coffee stained linen scrap..

*When you feel like quitting think about why you started*

Stitched over and attached to a fabric panel I've glued, sewn 
and stained recycled materials, papers and embellishments, lost in 
the art of slow stitch and collage with Winter very much in mind.

The pincushion I made from a fabric gift bag, painted and layered 
with lacy scraps, ribbon and repurposed buttons. It holds lovely 
decorative pins gifted to me by a dear friend.

on the reverse side it's rich red velvet, creamy lace and pearls 
and more of those lovely decorative pins thanks to Anne x

all adding warmth and a touch of romance 😊 
This is the first page in my 2024 mixed media journal.

There's lots more to see from the Creative Artiste Design Team 
we look forward to seeing your February Mixed Media makes @

Stay safe & Creative 
Tracey xx

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Try it on Tuesday ~ Add some Text 

Friday 19 January 2024

Seize The Day...!!

 Best wishes to all creatives this January

The rains have stopped for now as Winter shows it's face &
 temperatures plummet, we've even had a sprinkling of snow 
giving beautiful bright blue skies alongside frosty mornings. 

My first share of 2024 is a journal spread of collage, remnants and 
poignant words. Those who visit my blog know I no longer have 
time to create as I once did 😢 Care duties take up almost all 
of my time both day and night and over the past year 
those duties have escalated. 

The calendar is key to my world, it authorizes me to function for those 
that can not, be their daily guide or reminder and at times it allows me 
to seize any gap in the day to do the things I love to do like create..

Creativity is a healer and makes me stronger..

makes me think and appreciate time I have for myself..

gives me strength whilst patiently waiting..

and makes me hopeful everyday.. 

Seize the day and make the best of every moment...

Take care & stay safe everyone

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

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