Friday, 31 August 2018

Paperbabe Picture inspiration #81 ~ Pebble Cairns

Hello Creative Friends.

It's time for another challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps
and this fortnight we are asking you to use the picture to
inspire your creativity and share it with us over HERE.

Beach Pebble stacking is a mindful activity which requires patience and focus.
Harmless to the environment as nature reclaims them when the tide comes to call.

I've used the calmness of the colours from the stack to create a doodle
book and introduce elements upon it to represent part of the image.

Here's those *How to Do's*...

Onto an A4 piece of Kraft Card I have layered calico and lace,
sewn into place and painted over colour using distress crayons.

From the *Like Clockwork* set I stamped the face and numbers,
The numbers fit perfectly inside the minute marker stamp.

With the Isometric stamp printed onto the calico back cover I secured
it onto the Kraft card with stitching and used Paperbabe leftovers from
previous creations to embellish, including stamped rice paper and tea bags.

With the Kraft Card clock face trimmed and sewn in place the cogs 
and gears are the perfect fit to stamp onto the MDF buttons. 

The words Inspire me have been stamped onto a used Teabag smeared in 
gesso and glued onto the front of the cover along with the pointing hand 
stamp included within the *Like Clockwork* set. 

Stamped onto rice paper the word because has been adhered to the back..
BECAUSE we do not need to have a reason to be creative do we.. ?
A blank canvas to add more, scrawl or paint upon.

Filled with a selection of papers tied in with string the ability to express is unlimited.
Watercolour, drawing, stamp, Kraft and black core card have all been included.
I've used the isometric stamp as a guide for some mindful colouring.

A Cogs stack to resemble those Cairn Pebbles completes my 
Mixed Media Paperbabe Doodle Book..

I'm using this as my calming space, something much needed at the moment,
with the hope of keeping everything within it monochrome or neutral.

Thank you for sharing your time, it surely is precious.
I hope you too can join in and share your take on the Picture challenge.

Creative Hugs & Wishes
Tracey xx

I'm joining in with the PPF Fun today with Kristin & Eva.

 Paperbabe Stamps Creative Supplies: 

Paperbabe Portrait Media Blanks


  1. Your book covers are absolutely gorgeous. So much beauty to see and your skills are fabulous. I love inspiration picture, too. Yes, it's relaxing and nature saving activity :)
    Wishing you happy, enjoyable PPF and Weekend xx

  2. Very arty and fabulous. I thank you also for your sweet birthday wishes and do hope you are 'out of this pickle' soon, big

  3. Oh beautiful - calming and inspirational - such lovely natural colours and textures.
    Alison x

  4. Fantastic piece Tracey, love the vintage look and the lace and trims, just beautiful. Happy PPF, Valerie

  5. Very, very elegant and beautiful as always Tracey. Time is very precious indeed. Hugs xx

  6. gorgeous book cover Tracey!! Happy PPF!

  7. Absolutely charming and gorgeous art pieces!!!
    I do love the stacked stones...such a cxalming palette~
    Happy PPF Tracey...Big Hugs~

  8. Oh Tracey, what a most beautiful, and gorgeous art journal, for you. I simply love it , and the sweetness you achieved with laces and fabric- the buttons, and your words.
    The Because looks fantastic on the back , too . I will look forward seeing more in monochrome and nature , so very stunning dear friend.
    Big hugs from me- xxx

  9. I'm in LUST. I love how you combined stamping with paper, fabric, and sewing. You hit the trifecta. Add in teabags and you have hit this beautiful and romantic beauty out of the park. I LOVE IT.

  10. wow, super-gorgeous and so elegant..your book is so beautifully done, enchanting and inspiring.Love seeing your creative process and all of the intricate work that goes into such beauty!
    Happy PPF
    Victoria #26

  11. Well you certainly "inspire me" Tracey, a beautiful vintage feel to your doodle book, I really love your calico and lace pieces of work... ( oh heck!!!.. I love ALL your work). I am trying to be brave enough to start some thing like this, as I am going through a journal obsession at the moment. So it is a real help and a source of much needed inspiration to see the process of your creations. This is so beautiful. I love the beach pebble quote too.sending hugs and hoping things are going well for you. Xxxxx

  12. A stunning project. It has a wonderful vintage look with all the super lace and detail you added.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Definitely calming and it looks very tactile (love that), you have interpreted the stack so beautifully with the exquisite cover for your doodle book! Hugs, Anne xxx

  14. great texture and love how you've assembled the fabulous elements. Thank you for the step by steps on your unique and amazing doodling book. Love the idea of keeping its contents neutral. What great inspiration and such a fun idea to stamp onto a used tea bag with the sentiment X.

  15. This is amazing .... Such a beautiful piece! Lovely interpretation of the inspiration picture ♥

  16. I love your Mixed Media! Even when it is all neutrals it looks rich in texture. Beautiful

  17. This is absolutely to my liking and I love and adore every bit of this amazing cover dear Tracey! You never cease to amaze with all your techniques! WOW!
    So beautiful in the neutral colours and so much depth. A masterpiece!

    Wishing you good luck with the kitchen remodeling!!!
    Happy weekend my friend!
    Big hugs, Susi

  18. This is really beautiful Tracey. I can imagine all the wonderful textures and clever stitching of the calico and lace.
    I just noticed that you are having your kitchen worked on - hope all goes smoothly - a nice time of year for it now that its a bit cooler too.
    Hope your PC is ok now too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Gill xx

  19. Wow, what an amazing cover! All the details you created are fabulous and I love your neutral colour palette and how you used the stamps and stitched the pieces in place - stunning 😁. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy September! J 😊 x

  20. Calmness even in your art I can feel it. This cover is just gorgeous. I am impressed with all the element you used to have it so cohesive.

  21. This is fabulous Tracey, beautiful layers and textures, and such a calming piece. Have a very happy September, Sue xx

  22. You put a lot of work into that little creation Bravo.
    Happy you dropped by my blog

    much love...

  23. Oh Tracey this looks simply fantastic!! Love all those beautiful layers and textures, - just so go gorgeous! A really stunning project!!!

  24. Lovely and very creative fiber collage work!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  25. wow, so much work but worthy - really beautiful art piece.
    Have a good week!

  26. I wonder how much time does it takes to do such a perfect page?

  27. Gorgeous work! Love your source of inspiration and the way you used the color palette - so serene and great texture mix - beautiful!

  28. love the oldfashioned style you achieved in your work. Love the design and colors. :)

  29. Tracey, this is beyond beautiful!!
    As I scrolled through reading and then rereading your steps, I am in awe of the details you have added and how perfectly all of your elements marry!
    What an exquisite journal my friend!I just LOVE it!
    Jackie xo

  30. Oh wow, that is amazing! I enjoyed seeing your inspiration and detailed description of how you put it all together.

  31. Love how you interpreted your inspiration. It's a beautiful piece of art and you get to enjoy it every time you use your book. Enjoy your calm space. Love that idea too.


  32. What a beautiful book cover you created with the inspiration of that wonderful photo Tracey! I love pebble cairns, and I love your book! Hope you're having a lovely week.
    Alison xxx

  33. Fabulous book cover, Tracey. Hugs, my friend.

  34. My goodness, Tracey! This is a GORGEOUS, textural journal cover! I would love to hold this in my hands and turn it around to catch all these amazing details! Your artwork is brilliant! Hugs!

  35. Oh My! You inspire me! This is so fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx


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