Friday, 5 January 2018

Winter's Day..

*Happy New Year from all at Paperbabe*

Today see's a new challenge over on the Paperbabe blog
with the theme being *Anything Goes #64*

My piece was inspired by the snow fall we had over the Festive Season
a scene we only seem to see on Christmas cards during winter time now.


Here is my Winter's Day How to do's..

Using a sheet of 10 x 7 watercolour card I sketched around the main standard 
Flick & Fringe hair template placing the small face template in the centre and 
drawing around it along with the torso included in the template set. 

The markings for the facial features are all marked out on the Face templates 
making it easy for you to trace the lines and stamp those features in. I moved the 
fringe template down to slightly cover the eyes and traced the outline on.


Using water-soluble wax pastels I first laid down the skin tone colours,
building up the surrounding areas with colour and shade activating it all with water.


White Gesso helped to cover up any stamped areas I no longer required.
Hiding the eyebrows now gave me a full fringe to work with again using 
water-soluble wax pastels along with water-resistant pencils to add the finer detail.


Inking through the herringbone stencil added interest to her garment.


Snowflakes from the Peaceful Flurries set have been stamped and embossed on the 
background with gel paste pushed through the mini dots stencil randomly across the page.


adding dimensional dots almost replicates snowfall.


Mounted onto black card my page was edged with machine stitching. 

Peaceful Flurries substrates were stamped and embossed using their sister Peaceful Flurries stamps and adhered to the page adding a button or two for embellishment .


My Winter's Day portrait is complete.


Thank you for stopping on by, 

Please pop on over HERE to see the fabulous creations from Kim and the Design Team
and share your creativity with us all by joining in with the *Anything Goes #64 challenge*

It's open to everyone and there's a prize to be won for one lucky winner!!...

Hope to see you over there..
Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Paperbabe Supplies:

Paperbabe Standard Head and Torso  Portrait template
Paperbabe Standard Flick & Fringe Portrait template
Paperbabe Standard Female Face Portrait Stamp Set
Paperbabe Peaceful Flurries Stamps
Water-soluble wax pastels & Water resistant pencils

24 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning creation Tracey, love this so much
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Aww Thank you Donna, she is my first larger PB face creation, think i'm addicted!! xx

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  2. She is AMAZING! A really beautiful girl and I love the texture you have added!
    Happy start of the weekend.
    Beautiful snow was this - we have such warm temperatures today that it feels like spring is already here.
    I wouldn't mind when spring would start right now - but I fear it won't!


    oxo Susi

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    1. Really happy you like her Susi.. It was very calming to look out on the snow we had but it causes chaos in the UK. As soon as Christmas is gone I too am guilty of trying to hurry Winter along but know that it's a time when nature takes a well earned rest xx

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  3. Oh Tracey, another such beautiful, face.She is adorable, with her pinkish hair, and the dots /snow falling there, -her eyes promising something exiting and her dress, perfect with the herringbone pattern.I love the snowflakes, too .
    Happy weekend to you dear friend. No snow here yet , just a tiny bit would be nice :-) Hugs from Dothe xoxo

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    1. Thank you Dorthe, I find portraiture so therapeutic a much needed time out for me over the festive season. Thank you for your kind comments, have a wonderful weekend & I hope you get a a little snow soon, if only a sprinkling of it xx

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  4. Your Winter's Day portrait is stunning Tracey! I love the detail you added to her dress, her face and hair are so beautifully coloured and I just love her eyes!! The snowfall is a lovely touch too, you really did bring her to life.

    Your snow scene is beautiful too. Hope you had a great holiday season! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne, portraits are my escape and I always seem to zone out until they are finished. Need to train myself to take a breath and record more of the process!! Glad you like her xx

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  5. Oh my word!!! Beauuuutiful!!!. Fabulous cool colours. Her jumper is amazing too tracey 😍😍😍xx

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  6. She's beautiful Tracey, and I love the snowflakes!

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    1. Thank you very much Alison, love those intricate snowflakes x

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  7. Oh how very clever! Never heard of those Paperbabe templates (where have I been lol) but that face is so expressive! Love also what you did to add interest to her clothing, and the background elements are wonderful too!!

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    1. Thank you Astrid, the templates really are super. Even if you are able to draw they are a magnificent aid giving a great outline to put your own mark on. The facial stamps work in the same way, giving us the perfect guide with the outlines given. The limits to what you can create are endless.. xx

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  8. wow Tracey - this is really fabulous and it was so good to see how she emerged! Wishing you a very happy New year! Hugs rachel x

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    1. Thank you Kindly Rachel, wishing you all the best for 2018 x

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  9. Absolutely amazing, so creative and so artistic. Frame it and pop it up on the wall! x Thank you for the step by step x

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    1. Your very welcome, Thank you & I may just do that x

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  10. Gorgeous snowy photo and a wonderful wintry portrait too... what a great step by step to see all those wonderful details coming to life.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison, to some it may not seem necessary but I think at times it may give encouragement as with portraiture we can give up on our pieces when we don't see what we hoped in the beginning.. It's worth carrying on! xx

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  11. Fantastic card design, love this image/stamp. Thanks for your comments while I was absent..[aNNie]

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    1. Your very welcome Annie and Thank you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year with your family. All the best for 2018 xx

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  12. I absolutely LOVE your winter portrait! Thank you for the step by step photos, very helpful!! BIG hugs Delphine xx

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    1. Your more than welcome Delpine, Thank you for your lovely comments xx

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