Friday, 22 June 2018

Paperbabe Challenge #76 - Anything Goes!!

It's time for another Paperbabe Challenge and a chance for one Lucky participant 
to win a Paperbabe prize. This fortnights theme is *Anything Goes* a firm favourite 
of many giving YOU the chance to share your artistic Flare however you choose.

Here's my take on the Paperbabe #76 Anything Goes Challenge
along with those how to do's..

Onto an A5 sketch book I drew around both faces included in the mini face template
set, stamped the facial features and added my base colours using neocolor II's


Glued into an A4 journal page used to mop up distress oxides. I scribbled neocolors into 
a palette watered them down and used them to match up those background colours.


Distress oxides were blended through the Checkerboard and Polka dot 
stencils and the bubble stamps used to enhance the background.

Drawn head wraps embellished with Sari yarn top knots accessorize my portraits.


Masking around the collar I used the candle stamp to add interest to the neckline.


Glitter glue and jump rings found amongst some junk jewellery add those final touches.


The warmth and character from these beautiful ladies and their vibrant 
head wraps inspired me to start this creation during a recent holiday.

I look forward to seeing what inspires you to maybe join in with the

Wishing you sunny Summer Days.
Creative Hugs

Tracey xx


Creative Supplies:
Paperbabe~ mini Faces stamps
Paperbabe ~ checkerboard stencils
Paperbabe ~ Polka Dot stencils
Caran d'Ache neocolor II
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Sari Thread and Junk Jewellery

46 comments:

Sue said...

Amazing as always Tracey, you are SO good with these faces! Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

froebelsternchen said...

WOw- those two Ladies are simply amazing with their head wraps and beautiful touches and their faces are simply adorable!And the background is fantastic as well! A wonderful painting!
Happy weekend dear Tracey!
Hugs, Susi

Redanne said...

The background alone is beautiful but those faces, oh my, how beautiful they are Tracey! The head-dresses you created are gorgeous - the sari ribbon was a perfect choice and I love how you used the candle stamp on the dress - very clever and so very effective! Hugs, Anne xx

Dotty Jo said...

Love these two! Jo x

Meggymay said...

The two women are beautiful, lovely features especially those eyes.
It is a fabulous page.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was here Thursday and your previous post wasn't up. The I got busy and forgot to check back. My apologies. These darling girls remind me of Island beauties who would have samba music playing while they swayed to the rhythm of the music. They are really lovely and set my imagination on fire!


Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful ladies! They both have the most mesmerising eyes and I love the headdresses that you created - amazing 😁. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x
By the way I tried to add my latest page yesterday to the Anything Goes challenge but it doesn't seem to have been posted on their website. Hugs J x

Mac Mable said...

Stunning 'colouring', so unique and so eye catching. Love the addition of the jump rings, great fun x

Dorthe said...

They are so beautiful, dear Tracey, - gorgeous head wraps and oh their eyes , so full of life , the background ,too is amazing, and the colors so perfect, giving light to their sweet brown faces .
Hugs, Dorthe, xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous, fantastic detail and background and your faces are stunning. Tracy xxx

Jannet said...

Beautiful vibrant ladies Tracey, and a gorgeously patterned background xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Amazing Tracey and great to see how the work developed. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

aussie aNNie said...

I love the see how you start off your project and view each section and then that fabulous result at the end. Wow, such talent.xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very very much..
I did send a message regarding the new challenge update Jo but I know Kim is at a show this weekend but I'm sure it will be sorted asap.. watch this space :) xx

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Wowzers Tracey!!!... you are the paperbabe princess!!. The shading on the girls faces is outstanding, also the shapes of their faces tell us that one is younger, maybe mum and daughter!! Fab earrings touch!! Even your mop ups are a work of art!!. It is great to find out how someone who inspires so many actually finds her own inspiration. Hope you are fully rested from your holiday. Xxx

Gibby Frogett said...

Gorgeous girls and stunning piece Tracey - Love it!
Beautiful colouring and colours. The use of the candle was genius and I really like the way you used the yarn and jewellery.
Thanks for sharing what inspired you and joining in at AJJ.
Thank you also for the lovely comment you left me yesterday. I have followed you back, but my avatar not showing anymore for some reason so I'm one of the faceless ones at the back :)
Hope you have a lovely day.. hot and sunny here on the east coast so hopefully its the same up there with you.
Gill x

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you very much for linking this wonderful painting to Art Journal Journey dear Tracey ! You made me happy!
Have a nice Sunday and a good start into the new week ahead!
Hugs, Susi

Jackie PN said...

WOW Tracey!! These gals are gorgeous!!!
I love how you used the two papers,what an interesting detail- it really grabbed me! The sari on the headdresses -perfect!
Beautiful art my friend! xoxo

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful work thanks for sharing!!!

Neet said...

Love this, your two ladies are beautiful and I can imagine it looks even better in real life with the additions you have used. As for the candle stamp - well, it worked and looks so good. Certainly a very inspired piece.
Hugs, Neet xx

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning! I love your two beauties Tracey! xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Tracey, this is a stunning page, love the faces and their serene expressions.
The head wraps look brilliant as does the jewellery made using the candle stamp.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

These two are absolutely stunning! You have created the most wonderful page! Chrisx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks Sue, i've always loved to draw faces. There are a few family portrait sketches of mine dotted around the family. The templates and stamps really are a great guide xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

They were such an inspiration, happy in life and so lovely in character. I will always remember them when I flick back through the pages.
Thank you Susi xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Anne, the candle stamp was a quick fix as I had planned to do something else but you know how time can be shorter than expected.. So happy to see you like my lovely ladies xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Awww Thanks Jo xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Who could not be inspired by these happy colours. Thank you for your kind words Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I think there were lots of gremlins running riot last week.. grrr!!
I think we maybe seeing the same vision and dancing to the same song from across the Atlantic Elizabeth, Thank you very very much x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you kindly Mac.. It seemed like a three legged table until I added the jump ring earrings, they really seemed to add to it's balance xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you as always Dorthe. They really were a ray of even more sunshine, with their smiles and bright coloured clothing and full of energy.. Happy Days xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks so much Tracy, your comments mean so much xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So nice to play around with so much colour. Thank you Jannet xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks very much Angela xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Really glad you enjoy it Annie, it's a pleasure as always to show. Thank you xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You saw the vision too Jane, I think they may have been Sisters or close relatives but they were together each day. You know I love to create in this way and i makes me so happy to see it;s appreciated. If I had the time I would do this every day of the week xx
P.S RE: Hols ~ Another week would have been nice hee hee xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your very welcome Gill and Thank you for the follow it's great to see you here. I rarely get chance to link up or join in with challenges and I miss it so much. Hoping to change that and get back to it very soon.
Glad you like my page, it's a handy stamp that candle xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Then that makes me extra happy Susi, THANK YOU xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Jackie, the Sari matched perfectly with the colours used. It's such a wonderful medium xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your very welcome Thank you for joining with the challenge x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks so much Neet, it's such a shame when colour and contrast is lost within photography and I am no photographer but I do try hee hee..
Glad you like my lovely ladies x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy happy happy.. Thank YOU xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Avril, I love their head wraps but I have to admit I did miss doing the hair.. xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Chris thank you very much, i'm so grateful for your lovely comments and even more so that you love them xx

Chris said...

So inspiring Tracey and absolutely stunning work, I love these African ladies and their wonderful head wraps! Chris xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Chris, glad that you like my African Ladies. Thank you very much for the comments and compliments the mean so much to me xx