Friday, 21 December 2018

Paperbabe Stamps ~ #89 Picture Inspiration

Hello Creative Friends,
Welcome to Winter..

It's time for the last Paperbabe Stamps challenge of 2018.
With the busy festive season upon us we have given you a picture  inspiration
... a Wintery scene that some of you may have already witnessed this year.

We'd love you to be inspired by what you see and share it with us over HERE..
There's a prize for one lucky creative who cares to share their creativity.

Here's my take on the challenge and some very quick How to Do's..

I love those rich reds within the picture above and I knew this festive napkin 
would help create my journal background. Glued onto an A3 page I used the 
from Paperbabe Stamps to create my Santa Baby image.

Stamping her features using the Female Face Stamps don't do what I did and shake 
a full pot of gesso before opening it, lucky for me I was able to salvage that splodge 
and work it into my page using the left over backing from the napkin.

Those double gates really remind me of the entrance to those large park grounds. 

Not happy with the first Winter outfit I sketched in another, blocked out any
unwanted image using white gesso and then lost myself within the painting.

Fibre paste added dimension to the pom pom and hat trim 
with speckles of white posca pen creating a sprinkle of snow time.

Completing my picture inspiration journal page and sent with 
"Good will and Seasons Greeting to one and all."

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and
enjoy the magic of the season.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with:

Kristin & Eva ~ PPF
Try it on Tuesday ~ Santa
**Art*Journal*Journey ~ My Favourite Season/Tis the Season


  1. WOW--- Your female Santa is so beautiful and so clever created and so pretty painted - What a fantastic scenery ! You just made me happy to link to Try It On Tuesday and Art Journal Journey! We are just happy to see you joining us!
    Wishing you a happy weekend dear Tracey and a very merry Christmas!

    Hugs, Susi

  2. I love this and the photos of the process! Happy PPF!

  3. Love your gorgeous winter girl Tracey, she's well wrapped up for winter. Red is such a warming colour. Thanks for the birthday wishes. Today I shook a tub of cream but had forgotten that it had already been opened. Cream hair rinse is surely healthy! The kitchen is now clean again, too! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  4. How nice to see a female santa. She is on beautiful wintery scene, Tracey.
    Happy holiday season 🎄💜

  5. Oooh what a beautiful wintry Christmas scene! Truly delightful!! Happy PPF and a Merry Christmas!

  6. Love how you took the inspiration from the piece to create this beautiful work!

  7. Oh Tracey, I love this. It is beautiful. When I saw the first couple of photos, I had NO idea where you were going with that entry. The end result was incredible. If I had guessed where you were headed and where you ended up, I would have been so far wrong. That's why I love your step out photos. Thanks, too, for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey. I love your darling girl and the phone box and bicycle in the back ground.

  8. I love seeing how you work and create. I'm looking at the progress and thought hmmmm and then the finished pieced. WOW! She is beautiful. I love the texture and of course the red. Have a very happy Christmas my friend.

  9. This is fantastic!!! It was wonderful to see the steps you took to create this wonderful piece 🎄
    Happy PPF!!!

  10. Absolutely love what you have created even with the gesso Evey where... have a great Christmas and all the best for 2019...hugs Lozzy x

  11. A fabulous and festive page. Your Mrs Santa looks beautiful.
    Thankyou, I am so pleased you have linked this to our Try it on Tuesdays theme.
    Happy Christmas wishes to you and yours Tracy and I hope the New Year will be a good one for you all.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Oh Tracey, she is just so very beautiful and the napkin background is such a wonderful choice to show her off perfectly. The fibre paste creates lovely texture and dimension too. Thank you too for all your support and kind comments this year, it really does mean a lot to me. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Anne xx

  13. Wow! love to see the transition! Beautifully done! Have a great Friday ♥

  14. It's fascinating to watch the process you go through to make a masterpiece like this, Tracey! She's a Snow Princess in every way! Great recovery from The Blob!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  15. I so enjoyed reading the post and how you kept going, changing and developing as you went creative. Stunning journal page, fabulous colouring and love the texture from the fibre paste. Merry Christmas to you and your family and here's to good health X

  16. Well you know how much I admire your painting Tracey and this one is no exception. I love all the texure you've created and the allover Wintery feel. I hope that your husband continues to feel better and you have a very Merry (ok quiet and relaxing) Christmas and a happy and especially healthy new year, Sue xx

  17. This is super clever Tracey and masterfully put together! Each further step is so creative! It is a great inspiration photo, but what you did with it takes it to a whole other level! Brilliant!

    (I have probably missed quite a few of your posts, but I have decided I will only post on Fridays and visit on Sundays from now on, as, though I love seeing all the work that people create, I find blogger to be a too time consuming platform these days, sorry about that, I hope you understand)….
    Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for a creative and hopefully healthy 2019!

  18. Just trust you to come up with something as fabulous as this! What a great way to use the napkin. Your art work is Spectacular! Thanks for being a great crafting friend and I look forward to a New Year of sharing our crafty makes. Happy Christmas to you and your, Angela xxx

  19. I very much like your take on the Guess Who's coming it's Santa challenge. She is a fabulous Santa Baby! Thanks for joining us at TIOT. It's always fun to see how people interpret the challenge. Merry Christmas! Erika

  20. Absolutely beautiful! So gorgeous, festive and magical..loved seeing your whole process! Wishing you a magical 2019!

  21. Just brilliant Tracey, how the steps thanks for sharing,
    Every blessing this Christmas hugs Sha ain Oz.x

  22. Oh my word! Completely beautiful art Tracy!! I'm shocked and happily amazed at how you 'envisioned' this; and then created it! Superb artwork! Have a wonderful New Year~ Hugs, karen o

  23. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

  24. Wow! Beautiful festive art Tracey!
    Wishing you a joyful Christmas.
    Alison xox

  25. Lovely to see this post.
    Happy Holidays.

    All the best Jan

  26. Very Merry Christmas wishes to you and your family Tracey!
    much love,Jackiexx

  27. how interesting to see how you turn "not like" into a really great winter image. Love the end result. And, cool to see an old telephone box. :)

  28. Fantastic winter page. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  29. Wow, what an amazing page! Mrs. Santa looks amazing and the setting you created for her with the napkin and snow is perfect - I love it 😁. I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family! Enjoy the rest of your week! J 😊 x

    1. I loved this page as soon as I saw it 😁. Many congratulations on making the Top 5 over at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

  30. ... Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday too! J 😊 x


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