Friday 3 August 2018

Paperbabe #79 Sketch Challenge

Hello Creative Friends

It's Friday Yayyyyy... 
..weekend i'm so looking forward to you after the busiest of weeks..!

It's time for another Challenge at Paperbabe Stamps.

This fortnight we are asking you to use the sketch below and be inspired.
The "Paperbabe stamps" can represent any sentiment.
Use the shapes as prompts, flip, turn and create your own design. 

There's a prize to be won for one random winner.

Here's what I got up to using the Sketch, along with those How to Do's.

Drawing around the Portrait Head and Torso Template I used the markings 
on the template to guide and help me to stamp those Doll Face features 
exactly where they needed to go.

Water-soluble and permanent pencil are used to colour my Paperbabe
with her hair line drawn free hand. Die cutting out her face will form 
the large circle from the sketch prompt.

With the die cut portrait mounted on to a larger die cut circle
this will hide the hole it has left when remounted over the aperture.

Two strips of paper are decorated in gems and left over lace 
to represent part of the sketch prompt..

With the *Your Sparkle* sentiment stamped boldly into the corner of the 
postcard it was time to layer all those sketch elements up and display them 
on to a lace, gesso'd and crackle glaze white space Journal page.

...but I think I need to stitch and distress the edge of that postcard first..!

The portrait design on the white mount area is continued to hide it.

Not happy with the colour match of her neck on the layered circle due 
to using a different cut of card (Silly me..) I decided the best thing to do 
was hide it and give her a Vintage style choker necklace.

With the Sketch piece glued onto the journal page I extended
the line and colour of the hair letting it flow from postcard to page.

The natural lace grips hold and absorbs the colour yet upon the simplicity of the
white gesso resists the watercolour almost washing it away from the background.

My Paperbabe Sketch is complete.

I love how the white space envelops her..

Thank you so much for popping on by..
I look forward to seeing your interpretations over HERE.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Take Care & Stay Creative
Tracey xx

Creative Supplies:

Paperbabe ~ Mini Head and Torso Mixed Media Portrait Templates, 
Paperbabe ~ Your Sparkle stamp
Water colour paper/card
Water soluble/permanent Pencil
Lace, Gesso and Crackle Glaze
Waterbrush/A4 Journal

I'm linking up with Eva & Kristin and joining in with the PPF
A Vintage Journey *How can I resist*


Sandy said...

What a great card. You did a terrific job of following the sketch. I like the way you interpreted it.
Happy PPF
Vicki-Ann :)

JFM said...

Stunning...very beautiful Tracey!!!
Happy PPF 🎨

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic piece, and congrats on being featured at PPF today, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

This is precious! So elegant and so clever layered! You are ingenious!
What a fantastic tak on the sketch - UNIQUE!
Happy weekend Tracey!
Big hugs,

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing journal page! I love the way that you incorporated the sketch and your lady is such a beauty 😁. The lace looks beautiful too and that's such a great sentiment. Wishing you a fabulous weekend! J 😊 x
p.s. Thanks for your lovely congratulations on my blog! So funny, as I was over at Paperbabes to see what the new challenge was when your message came through 😉. What a surprise to win, I'm delighted! Thanks again! Hugs J x

sirkkis said...

Amazing art making. Beautiful result, love the doll!
Happy PPF and weekend xx

Jackie PN said...

Wow Very cool! I was looking at that sample,thinking I just don't get any thoughts from this...and then I look at how you interpreted it and said! Brilliant!!
Jackie xo

aussie aNNie said...

WOWOWOW. You rock Tracey, I absolutely love this and her eyes are your work as you know. [that card I made is for my daughter's birthday]''big hugs'' xx

Gillena Cox said...

Oh she is truly a babe. Gorgeous!!!
Thanks for dropping by my blog today, Tracey
Happy PPF

much love...

Dotty Jo said...

This is terrific! Well done you, what a beaut, Jo x

Dorthe said...

So very beautiful dear Tracey, your beautifully painted face, onto the white background with the painted lace giving a soft color to the hair, and also a gorgeous texture to the page, all together with the white laces.
You really used the sketch so gorgeous .
Big hugs from Dorthe :-) xx

carol l mckenna said...

she is beautiful and lovely card!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is an incredible take on that sketch. I love how you took us through the entire piece, even sharing how you went to plan B to make it even more beautiful. She is a genuine beauty and I think you did a fabulous job.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, they are great stamps. She is adorable, gorgeous finished page. Have a great weekend my arty friend. Hugs, Angela xXx

peppylady (Dora) said...

First taking part in paint party friday. I find the paper (fancy) is quite interesting.
Coffee is on

Redanne said...

Tracey, she is absolutely stunning, I think the vintage choker was such an inspired idea. The face is beautiful and I love how her flows across the whole piece and the stitching you added looks wonderful and finishes the piece beautifully! I really like your interpretation of the sketch. Hugs, Anne xx

craftytrog said...

Wow! This is stunning Tracey! xxx

A Pink said...

Your use of the sketch design is just wonderful , Tracy and your beautiful Paperbabe is a real star of the show! Delicate use of colour and love how the watercolour resists the gesso. Your stitching, distressing and lacey touches add a lovely viintage feel to the composition.
Thank you for sharing your fabulous creativity with us at A Vintage Journey x

DVArtist said...

This is a great card and all the components work very well together. Wonder indeed.

Nordljus said...

Such a beautiful design, so much details and work that went into it, and the result is just gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning, so very unique and so very beautiful...amazing x.

Sue said...

This is just fabulous Tracey, I always love what you create with these stamps. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

Jennifer Rose said...

nice mixed media piece created from the basic shapes you were given, works really well :)

NatureFootstep said...

I never seen anything like this before. Love what you created adn thanks for sharing :)

Jannet said...

She is beautiful Tracey, I love the pink hair !

Jeannette said...

wow,she is so beautiful,love her wonderful green eyes and the long red hair,you have super stamps used for her cheerful face,so lovely.
wishing you a nice weekend.

hugs jenny

Words and Pictures said...

That's a really clever effect with the cutting and framing of the face - so eye-catching. She looks amazing, and I love the white on white textures in the background. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x