Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Don't be afraid to Sparkle*

Hello creative friends,

I'm sharing a postcard sized creation today that i've put together whilst watching 
paint dry *literally* I've been working on so many different projects recently, to be able to just sit down and create this from start to finish was a breath of fresh air. 

Using some postcard sized watercolour card that i'd previously edged with stitching
I used my Paperbabe face templates to draw the outline of the face, marked out where the facial features would go and then scribbled randomly with Caran D'ache neocolor water soluble pastels.

Activating using a paintbrush and water I stamped those facial features 
using the Paperbabe Mini Stamps with Versafine smokey grey ink.

Using a selection of the hair templates I drew the hair outline applying
 neocolors where I wanted light and shade to be.

With the facial features coloured, blended and activated with water I wasn't convinced about the hairline shape I had created, this may have been due to the smaller area I was working on which seemed to kick the perspective out..

So using a fine wet paintbrush I dragged out the colours, creating a fringe/bangs and filling in the gaps by adding more colour dragging out again with a wet brush to create wisps of hair. Outlined with a fine liner the facial features really do come alive.

The Paperbabe sentiment fitted perfectly stamped in the open space.

Mounted onto black card I added dabs of distress glitter glue and a 
sprinkle of gemstones and sequins to add to her sparkle.

My Don't be afraid Postcard is complete.

I felt quite relaxed after creating this and have a handful of #WIP
similar to this just waiting for some more downtime.

Thank you for sharing your time
Until next time

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the *Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ #60 Anything Goes*


Dorthe said...

She is really a babe, Tracey :-) and you made her come to life. Love you created a fringe to her, it really suits her face, an d her soulful eyes.
A beautiful card !!
Hugs, Dorthe, xx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

I agree with Dorthe, she has the most wonderful soulful eyes Tracey, beautiful creation
Donna xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Dorthe you are always so supportive, giving her a fringe seemed to frame her face so much better. Her eyes remind me of my Daughters xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Donna, so glad you like her sparkle xx

Terri Koszler said...

Such an awesome project Tracey, thanks for joining in with the Paperbabe stamps challenge.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Terri, a pleasure to join in when I can and so relaxing to use my Paperbabe stamps and templates. Happy you like her :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Hi Tracey, first of all, thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment!. I am so glad you did, as it made me find yours and I have just spent a lovely time looking around o)
Love what you did with this face, such clever use of those stamps, your paper babe looks wonderful, as does the background!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Astrid, it's lovely to have you here. I'm so Happy you came to visit. You are most welcome for the comments and I Thank you for yours and always welcome to visit whenever you have a spare moment or too..
Have a wonderful day x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely combination of colours and class here Tracey. Very lovely face.xx[aNNie]🎄

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Dear Annie xx

froebelsternchen said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL! Great! Nice to find your lovely blog - I will follow you! oxo Susi

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm so glad you came to visit Susi. Welcome to my world I'm so happy you like what you see xx