Friday, 10 August 2018

Count your blessings...Together.

Happy Friday everyone..

I've not had much time for creativity this past week but managed 
to snatch a couple of hours today to complete this journal page.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth are our hosts over at Art Journal Journey
with this months theme being *Count your Blessings*

This found journal page full of paste, stencils & DOx's made the perfect backdrop.

Hubby & I will be celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary next week and 
ALL these stencilled words remind me how blessed I am that we are still *Together*
 After meeting nearly 30 years ago we can still be as silly, weird or wierd 
as the stencil states just like those early days... it's extraordinary!

Here's what I got up too..

Onto Linen paper I pushed modelling paste through an AALL & Create 
stencil. I find this paste leaves a fantastic flexible surface to work on. 

Torn around the edges I painted over the page with a thin layer of Gesso 
and used watercolour pencils to layer up those flower colours.

When happy with the colour blend I've sewn on some 
lace remnants along with a handful of beads.

These two hearts are from That's Crafty left over from a past project.
Coloured to mimic the colours within the page I let the lace overlap 
adding a little key & button embellishment.

The initials J & T gave it that personal touch...

With the embellished panel glued to the page Distress crayons 
are used to blend in extra colour completing my Journal page.

The colours of these flowers just remind me of my 
Summertime Wedding Bouquet. 

Thank you for stopping by..
It's been a very eventful week for me,

I'm looking forward to having some down time and
catching up with you all over the weekend.

Creative Wishes

Tracey xx

I'm linking up with:
Kristin & Eva over at PPF
Moo-Mania & More Summertime Challenge
Thank you all for hosting


  1. Wonderful page. Happy Anniversary and happy PPF, Valerie

  2. Lovely page. Happy PPF

    much love...

  3. Lovely page Tracey and Happy # 25!!!

    Happy PPF~

  4. I intended to come over on Wednesday and visit, but unfortunately life got in the way. I was delighted to see this glorious entry, though. I love the background. I've never used modeling paste, but I was really impressed with the entire entry. Those hearts were stunning and the lace you sewed to the page was out of this world. Very romantic and very feminine, too. I am so grateful you shared this beauty with us at Art Journal Journey and you chose to make this art based on my theme there.

    Happy 25th anniversary. Hope you celebrate 25 more, too.

  5. BIG Congrats to you and hubby on your wonderful 25th anniversary, make the weekend special and #1.
    Your work of art makes me sigh with admiration...Love

  6. Happy 25th Wedding anniversary. Your art work is just lovely.
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

  7. What a lovely art. Congrats for the long happy journey with love 💖
    Have great eweeken 🌝

  8. Oh wow - what a unique and utterly beautiful personal page! I am just in awe of it dear Tracey! Happy anniversary! Congrats on 25 years of LOVE together! Love is all we need! Thank you very much for joining Elizabeth's =Count Your Blessings= theme with this wonderful page and you made me also happy to link to Moo Mania & More! Thank you for all your support !
    I wish you a very happy weekend my friend and hope you can realx after this busy week!
    Lots of LOVE from

  9. A fabulously arty page Tracey, and congratulations to you both! xxx

  10. Hi Tracey, loving your journal page full of gorgeous detail and texture. You've reminded me that I must make an anniversary card as it's ours too this month. Hope you have a lovely weekend and manage to get that down time. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  11. What a gorgeous page, nice work! Hope you find some time for creativity this week too. Happy PPF!

  12. Pretty!
    Happy Anniversary!!!
    25 years is a wonderful thing to celebrate!!

  13. Such a unique and personal project. Love the little initials and how sweet to replicate the flowers from your bouquet. How marvellous too that you can both still be silly and weird at times....Many congratulations for next week on your special 25th wedding anniversary x.

  14. First of all, Happy Anniversary! 25 years is quite the achievement nowadays.

    I have that stencil and have never noticed the spelling mistake, but I quite like the spelling - lol! Your page is beautiful and a lovely way to celebrate your special anniversary. The flowers look wonderful and I love the pieces of lace that you added. Beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Happy Anniversary, a beautiful textured page and words to celebrate!

  16. A gorgeous journal page and so personal. Awesome details and it does look so romantic as well with the trimmings you added.
    Congratulations for your special Wedding Anniversary when the day arrives.
    Yvonne xx

  17. First congratulations on 25 years. This piece of art is a grand tribute to the years you have been together. Each component thoughtfully places with tender love. A beautiful piece from your heart.

  18. wow,love your amazing page,love the hearts and soft texture,its so romantic,love this so much!
    happy weekend.

    hugs jenny

  19. An absolutely stunning page Tracey with the most amazing texture and detail and wonderful colours too.
    Wishing you and your hubby a really Happy Silver Anniversary for next week too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  20. Beautiful! And thanks for sharing your steps. Congratulations on your anniversary. Like silver, the older the relationship, the more beautiful it becomes. Enjoy the next 25 or so... Happy PPF

  21. I love your gorgeous card.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  22. Dearest Tracey, biggest congratulations on your anniversary,-- so wonderful.
    The page you created for the occasion , is amazing, my friend. So love the colors you have used, and oh my, how you painted the flowers is magic. So gorgeous a background, too, and the hearts say it all - this is a beautiful memory for you to keep Tracey . <3 <3 - Hugs, Dorthe xx

  23. Congratulations to you both on your anniversary Tracey! Your page is really beautiful, I love those hearts, and what pretty lace. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  24. nice work. Love the hearts with the key :)

  25. Oh wowser - what a stunning piece Tracey - I just adore it all. I love the beautiful colours and textures and details - just gorgeous!
    And many many congrats for your 25th anniversary, I hope you both have a wonderful day and a wonderful week.
    Gill xx

  26. I love the way you have brought together and reworked so effectively all the elements from different sessions and projects. The two hearts in the corner look perfect - my favorite photo. Happy anniversary, we had ours this week too! x<3

  27. Thanks too for all your lovely comments and visits x

  28. Beautiful page! Your stencilled background is amazing and I love all your embellishments - stunning! It's a lovely way to celebrate such a happy milestone too - Happy Anniversary to you both and it sounds like you found your soulmate, you are truly blessed to have each other 😁. Wishing you every happiness! J 😊 x

  29. A stunning journal page Tracey, the stencilled flowers look amazing and I love the way you've framed them with the added lace. Wonderful work on the Anniversary card in the next post and congratulations for tomorrow.
    Avril xx

  30. Such an amazing page Tracey! The florals are stunning and I love the lace and color palette you've chosen. <3 Big hugs, Autumn

  31. Jede Bildkomposition für sich inspiriert! Sehr schöne Umsetzungen zum Thema Sommerzeit, die die Teilnehmer umgesetzt haben.

    Ein tolles Bild!

    Ich bin selbst wieder gerne dabei - es macht mir Spaß.

    Ein herzlicher Sonnengruß... von Heidrun

  32. what a stunning piece! thanks for sharing your process! xo

  33. Absolutely Gorgeous Tracey!!
    huge hugs my friend! and many wishes for many more happy,healthy years together! xoxo

  34. Wow... 25 years married!!! know that thing when you have a vision in your head of what someone is like.. I don't know why but in my head I thought you were about 35,... but that illusion is shattered now Tracey...unless you got married at age 10... 🤣🤣 . Your journal cover is really beautiful and I felt choked when you put right on the end about it being the colours of your bouquet... how lovely and personal. Xxxxxx


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