Friday, 12 October 2018

Paperbabe *Anything Goes* Challenge #84

Hello Creative Friends

It's Anything Goes over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog this fortnight 
and we'd love you to share your creativity with us over HERE.

Pop on over and see what the Design Team have been up to.. 
There's a prize for one random winner every fortnight..

Here's what I got up to one rainy play day.

As Halloween and Dia de (los) Meurtos approach I chose to mix and match 
the male, female and sugar skull stamps as they all work perfectly together 
alongside those Paperbabe Portrait templates.

The daisy stamp from the sugar skull set was used to create a lace effect.
With the outer edge of the torso template acting as a mask it keeps 
the stamp within the lines... such a time saver..

Again those template edges act as a guide but this time helped me add those 
darker areas whilst still keeping the shape of the Blunt Bangs hair style.

Adding my favourite shades of watercolour pencil and paint, I find a good 
gesso invaluable as it not only adds those important highlights but also 
tones down over worked areas with what ever medium you choose.

Keeping those colour tones similar a dot of black diamond glitter glue 
has been added to the centre of each flower to bling it up just a little.

The rose from the sugar skull set has been stamped onto a colour wash background 
and coloured with watercolour pencils. Cut out they are ready to add to my page.

Used to embellish the hair and garment those final 
gesso highlights complete my Paperbabe Journal page.

I'm very much in my comfort zone with portraiture but 
the Paperbabe face stamps and templates give me the confidence 
to share the magic they can create, much more than my own sketches.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Wishing you all a super weekend.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

I'm happily playing along with:
Art Journal Journey ~ Creature Comforts hosted by Linda
and Paint Party Friday ~ Courtesy of Kristin & EVA

Creative Supplies:
Paperbabe Stamps ~ Standard Male and Female portrait torso templates 
Standard Male and Female Face Stamps and Standard Sugar Skull stamp set.
Paperbabe Stamps Red Rubber ~ Comfort Zone quote
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II's ~ Supracolor pencils and Indigoblu paints


  1. This couple is simply FANTASTIC! I love how you made their make up and the colour choice is simply gorgeous! You are an incredible artist dear Tracey!
    I love this painting so much and you just made me happy to link it to Art Journal Journey! Thank you so much for your support!
    Have a great weekend !
    Big hugs,Susi
    Big hugs, Susi

  2. Amazing couple. Thanks for sharing the process. Happy PPF


  3. WOW, how impressive and beautifully created they are! You have such grate ideas and unique skills to create fabulous art, Tracey!
    Thank you visiting my site with your lovely comment.
    Happy PPF and weekend xx

  4. Love your fabulous scary creations, really chilling. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  5. This is just superb. Very creative and inspirational.

  6. LOVE your sugar skull portrait Tracey!! I appreciate you sharing how you made them too. Thanks so much for joining AJJ, and happy PPF too!

  7. Your spooky faces are incredible. I love how you took us through how you made this, and it is such a fun finished project. I loved the girl, but the guy with the spider web on his face was incredible. Personally, unlike the sentiment, you seemed to be IN your comfort zone.

  8. Oh Tracey, I am such a dufus at times. I forgot to tell you (and thank you) how glad I was you chose to share this fun painting with us at Art Journal Journey.

  9. Absolutely love this couple...great art!!!

  10. Dear Tracey, it is so gorgeous- love the painting you did, and all the flowers is genius , -beautifully done hair and love the added hair pin flowers :-)
    Hope all is well, my friend.
    Hugs and kisses

  11. Wow, what a fabulous page! I love how you built up the layers and added all that amazing detail, it's boo-tiful 😉. I've just got back from holiday, been to Maine in America for a few weeks visiting friends, now playing catch up 😉. Happy Friday and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

  12. It's a wow from me too Tracey. What you do with these templates is absolutely amazing, and your colouring skills are second to none. Have a very happy weekend (I hope you are all over the flu) Sue xx

  13. Wow Tracey, your journal page is absolutely fabulous.
    The layers to create these beautiful slightly scary folk look amazing.
    You were sure in your comfort zone and this page shows how much you enjoyed creating it.
    Yvonne xx

  14. You really are a creative genius Tracy, your Day of the Dead couple are fabulous. I love how you created the lace effect on the lady and the lips on both are superb Fantastic use of those wonderful templates! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. How creative you are! I LOVED seeing the progress clear to the fabulous end. Thank you for posting this! :D

  16. oh wow, I really enjoyed looking through your progress pics! So many great ideas! Love how you used the small floral stamp, and the end result is fantastic!

  17. How brilliantly creative Tracey, you clever lady. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

  18. Tracey, you are MORE THAN welcome to add the AJJ button to your sidebar. The more exposure we get, the more people who might visit. Thank you for asking.

  19. Most definitely you are very creative and love the portraits and process for Halloween ^_^

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

  20. gorgeous Tracey! I love how you work your layers!!
    Jackie xo

  21. Tracey all I can keep saying to myself is WOW this is awesomely wonderful.

  22. I love the versatility of the stamping!

  23. A fantastic journal page Tracey, love the 'slightly' scary couple. Loved reading your process steps, such creative inspirations.
    Avril xx

  24. OMG.. that Halloween art journal page looks absolutely stunning... and your color combination is fantastic... Love Love Love it !! Have a great day. xoxo Heike

  25. Wow ...amazing images and the most fabulous colouring and colours. The masks and stencils are a great idea and thank you for the step by steps on your very creative and ingenious project x.

  26. lol, I love this. A style I have not seen before.It is "stylish" :)


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