Wednesday, 25 March 2020

WoywW #564

Hello everyone, 
How are you all doing? 

Sharing what's on my work desk this Wednesday 
here stands a Tando mini book tower a present to myself 
last Christmas but like lots of my crafty stash was in hiding 😏 

Holding 12 mini books one for each month, when constructed each book 
can hold a months worth of pages. I thought the Tando 366 challenge 
was only for Facebook, a challenge to create a page a day using the 
Tando prompts. Not being a FB user I never looked for those 
daily prompts, my intentions were to just do my own thing.. 

...BUT I came across a Team Blog that was sharing each prompt 
how useful, this could spur on my create every day motivation. 

Watch this space!!

With lots in the making but all unfinished here's 
a little creation I blogged about last week.. HERE

there's been lots of bonding going on now both my girls are under one roof.

Life sure feels like a script from book or scene from a movie 
right now, strange that exactly three months ago it was 
Christmas day.. 

Family and friends all together, food & drink a plenty with 
unrestricted love and laughter... how different life is today. 

Hold onto those memories everyone, 
whilst being sensible and safe listening to those vital instructions 
so we can create more memories with loved ones when this darkness lifts.

Sending good health & creative light your way 
Tracey xx

Thursday, 19 March 2020

TFJB ~ Guest Designer... *Little Things*

Hello creative Friends, 

What an honour it is again to be a Guest Designer 

Excited to learn that Jenny's theme was *Little things* 
being asked to create a small Vintage or Shabby Chic 
project my creative side was buzzing with ideas... 

Here's my *Little Things* creation and how it came to be.. 

Jenny was so right when she said even the littlest of things 
can mean the most. All crafter's know how hard it can be to 
throw away those tiny left over scraps from previous projects, 
odd buttons, beads and for me the tiniest strands of lace. 

Utilising a 4" x 3" frame I stamped and embossed an image 
taken from Stamperia's Art is the Journey stamp set then 
glued down those little saved scraps amidst the lace.

i'm always amazed how a coating of gesso 
calms those dark spaces and brings out the light...

Using the same stamperia image used upon the frame, I 
stamped card then heat resistant acetate embossing it 
with clear embossing powder, highlighting her features 
by carefully colouring with an alcohol marker.

see how her features pop when the acetate is laid on top.

A wash of skin coloured watercolour around the frame 
helps blend both frame and image together.

with a whisper of gilding wax to bring out the 
best of those little things.

Completed it gives us much more to look at 
than just a picture within a frame.

Thank you to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for having me 
what a pleasure it has been. Please pop on over HERE 
to see what *Little Things* the talented DT have created. 

Sending Creative wishes your way 
take care & stay safe everyone 

I look forward to spending some time with you all 
over the weekend to see what you've all been up to..
Tracey xx

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020

What's on your workdesk this Wednesday? #563

Hello everyone, 

Popping in to share what's been on my workdesk 
as it's Wednesday & before another week zooms on by.

It's all been somewhat busy here with important people 
to attend to in the light of what's happening world wide 
there's been quite a few Birthdays in between... 

Here's one of the cards I remembered to photograph..

 and a little textured pot I revamped with a lick of paint. 

Taken yesterday afternoon this space awaits a crafting day. 

My Daughter is now over from Sweden, she made the decision 
to be near to the family rather than run the risk of being 
stranded in the tiny village she now lives in. 
Picking her up from Manchester Airport can't tell you how 
nervous we were seeing airlines start to cancel flights. 

We are all in it together now... 
what a ray of light that is.

Hope everyone is looking after themselves and those that 
need help have people around them to lend a hand..??  
Look forward to seeing WOYWW #563

Stay creative everyone
Hugs Tracey xx