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


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page. Happy Anniversary and happy PPF, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Lovely page. Happy PPF

much love...

JFM said...

Lovely page Tracey and Happy # 25!!!

Happy PPF~

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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.

aussie aNNie said...

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

Sandy said...

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

sirkkis said...

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

froebelsternchen said...

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

craftytrog said...

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

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

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

BrownPaperBunny said...

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

Misty said...

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

Lovely journal pages

Mac Mable said...

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.

Redanne said...

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

Christine said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

DVArtist said...

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.

Jeannette said...

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

hugs jenny

Fliss said...

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

Susan said...

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

Rosie said...

I love your gorgeous card.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Dorthe said...

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

Sue said...

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

NatureFootstep said...

nice work. Love the hearts with the key :)

Gibby Frogett said...

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

Paper Wishes said...

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

Paper Wishes said...

Thanks too for all your lovely comments and visits x

Let's Art Journal said...

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

Mrs.B said...

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

SewPaperPaint said...

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

EricaSta said...

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

Michele said...

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

Jackie PNeal said...

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

Jane Elizabeth France said...

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