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