Friday 17 August 2018

Paperbabe #80 Anything Goes *Friendship*

Happy Friday everyone

It's time for another challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps 
with the favourite theme of many *Anything Goes*

Please pop over HERE and share your creativity with us,
you do not have to use Paperbabe stamps but if you do 
the prize will increase for one lucky winner.

Here's what I got up to and how it came to be..

Sometimes the hardest part when creating can be having no instruction.
Anything goes gives us freedom to explore and words often help me do this.

The line below is taken from the Poem Youth and Age by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
and is included in the Tree Hugs Stamp set and is my own source
of inspiration for this journal page.


Using one of my Paperbabe WIP's created using the mini portrait templates, 
stamped facial features and blunt bangs she awaits further adaptation.

Onto a journal page I created a scene using the Tree Hugs Stamp set.
scribbling in areas of light and shade using neocolor II's.

Deli paper applied with matt medium helps add texture to that flat page.

Acrylics are painted over the Deli paper and spritzed with water to move the paint 
around, repeating the process when dry until happy with the application.

What appears to be birds in the sky is actually two hands holding.
A genius little stamp included in the set.

After adding more colour to the tree tops I stamped in those two nesting birds 
and rounded off the area of light surrounding to form the Sun or Moon 
which every you choose to see. 

Luminance pencils help create a Unicorn effect to the hair colour.

Cut out and applied to the page, black pencil is used heavily to outline each area.

My Paperbabe Journal Page is complete.

Friendship is such a beautiful thing and we are blessed if we have 
friends that we can count on during our life time... I know I do..

Wishing you a wonderful week
and much creativity.

Hugs Tracey xx

I'm sharing this with Bluebeard and Elizabeth over at AJJ Count your blessings
Craft Stamper Magazine: August Anything Goes

Paperbabe Supplies:

Paperbabe Portrait Templates: Mini Female Head & Torso & Blunt Bangs
Paperbabe Stamps: Tree Hugs set 


Valerie-Jael said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, love the quote, the hands, the face, the tree, well - everything! Friendship is really something to treasure. Have a great weekend and happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous, Tracey.

I was so grateful you shared how you created this beauty. I was impressed that you used deli paper, because I thought it was not available in the UK. Yes, after you told us, I saw the two hands. The DO look like birds, though.

I love your darling paperbabe. She is adorable, and so is her sheltering tree. That is such an awesome quote about friendship and goes perfectly with your wonderful art. I am blessed that you chose to share this with us at Art Journal Journey, too. said...

Wonderful artwork! Happy Friday!

froebelsternchen said...

OMG - this page is simply INCREDIBLE! And super that you shared your progess!I am so blesse to have artsy friends that are so inspiring! Your blog makes me feel good and helps me to have better feelings in life generally. That's a blessing and I appreciated this page linked to Art Journal Journey so much! Thank you for being with us dear Tracey!
Happy weekend!
Hugs, Susi

sirkkis said...

Super beautiful art journaling, Tracey. Thank you for sharing the talented process. I love all the charming details you created.
Have a happy PPF 🌺 and weekend πŸ¦‹

JFM said...

Absolutely beautiful and designed with an elegant touch.
You are a very creative artist wonderful!

Happy PPF 🎨

DVArtist said...

Ohhh Tracey thank you so much for showing how you created this fabulous piece. The two hands making the birds is brilliant! I am going to have to locate some of those Luminance pencils. Those are amazing. Good luck I hope you win.

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Tracey, the colours look stunning. I had to look twice at the hand stamp, it really did look like birds.
Avril xx

Christine said...

Lovely pieces!

Gillena Cox said...

Nice work, luv the 2 crops best, they will make great ATCs

much love...

Redanne said...

The texture you created with the deli paper is wonderful, the sky, the tree, the sun/moon look exquisite in the background - and those hands for birds are so clever! The face is gorgeous (I have not heard the term 'bangs' for many years, it made me smile) and you have coloured her hair so beautifully. A truly fabulous creation and the sentiment is just perfect! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

A stunning journal page and I loved the photos sharing how this was created. I have read this great post a couple of times and have seen something different to draw my attention each time.
Yvonne x

Jannet said...

Beautiful as always Tracey, I just love the Unicorn hair ! Have a lovely weekend xx

peppylady (Dora) said...

What a beautiful creation.
Coffee is on

aussie aNNie said...

WOW I enlarge these on my big screen to see the full details and you sure go to full extreme Tracey, them....xx

Dorthe said...

Your way with these girls always amaze me, dear friend, and this sweetie in the beautiful nature landscape . The texture from paper looks gorgeous, and fantastic with the sun- giving shine to her hair like a rainbow , almost. Wonderful details with the clouds, and the tree shadow, Tracey.
Sorry I`m still behind answering you, but I hope tomorrow . Big hugs to you. xx

Paper Wishes said...

You make the whole process look like such fun. Thanks for sharing the process. Lovely sentiment and page the sky has a touch of Vincent too it. x Amanda

Jeannette said...

oh my,this face,the trees,the hands just amazing,love this girl with the sweet face.
the hair with her is so beautiful.all is amazing,love your page so much.
happy sunday.

hugs jenny

Linda said...

What a beautiful journal page, love the words. Great step by steps too. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

SLScheibe said...

She is adorable and cute! I love the techniques and your guide too. Lovely art!

craftytrog said...

Friendship is so precious Tracey! Your page is absolutely gorgeous!
Alison xxx

Sue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous as always Tracy. The way you've coloured her hair is stunning - simply beautiful! Have a lovely week, Sue xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your most welcome Elizabeth, I'm glad you like her. Thank you very much for hosting such a blessed theme over at AJJ xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, she is a beauty. Great techniques you've shown us too. The hands are a perfect addition, genius idea. Have a great week, Angela xxx

Let's Art Journal said...

Beautiful journal page! I loved following along to see how you created it too, the texture and hair colour looks amazing 😁. I can see how you would be inspired by the wonderful quote and friendship is such a blessing! Happy creative wishes! J 😊 x

NatureFootstep said...

when I see your work I realize I have a LOT to learn :) Love what you did to the hair.

Jackie PNeal said...

What a totally cool piece Tracey! I just love her sweet face and the colors you used in her hair! Wish I was brave enough to do that with mine! lol
Thank you for sharing!
Jackie xoxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is simply amazing Tracey! The quote is wonderful and you have portrayed it so well here! Hugs, Chrisx

Words and Pictures said...

A lovely thoughtful page - with great textures, and fabulous colouring of the woman, the hair especially.
Alison x

Jane Elizabeth France said...

I am a huge fan of Paperbabe products and you just always always do them justice, your colouring techniques are amazing, I especially love the girls eyes and wow!!!... that hair!!! Oh... and the two cuuuuute birds in the tree..😍😍😍