Friday, 4 January 2019

Paperbabe Stamps ~ #90 (New) Fresh Start

Happy New Year from all at Paperbabe Stamps and 
welcome to a brand (New) blog challenge... Fresh Start.

A New Year can bring many changes from resolutions, new home, job, 
journal or a new craft, so let those changes guide you to create anything  
inspired by the theme #90 (New) Fresh Start.

Here's my interpretation and a handful of how to do's for my Folio of Faces.

Using a TH Folio Folder as my foundation I used the standard Paperbabe Doll Face 
set stamping first onto an old book page then adhered to the folio adding leftover book 
paper, lace and rice paper strips. Water soluble crayons begin the painting process.

Heavy Gel Medium is pushed through the Roses Stencil 
when dry the painting process begins again using watercolour brush pens.

I love watching how the markers react when water is applied.

Her Hair flows across the back cover along with stencilled Roses.

Exaggerated features brings out that Vintage Doll stare, 
with fragments and threads embellishing her hair.

A Fibreboard whimsical word leaves a creative prompt 
completing the cover of my Folio of Faces. 

This folder houses faces of all shapes and sizes awaiting new adventures!
...but I'm saving what's within for another day... Hee hee!!

You have the whole of JANUARY to play along.

HAVE FUN if your joining in with the challenge or just pop on over 
and see what the Design Team have created to inspire you HERE..

I look forward to seeing all that you create.

Take good care everyone & Stay Safe
Creative wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing my creative play with:
Kristin & Eva ~ PPF
A Vintage Journey ~ Put your Stamp on it
Craft Stamper ~ TIMI January Challenge


Sue (this n that) said...

Wow Tracey you created something really special here. I'm so drawn to the roses in her hair and thank you for showing us the steps of how you did this. The end result is very pretty. Happy PPF :D)

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous Tracey, your doll face is wonderful, love the flow of her hair and the roses.Lovely, soft colours, too. Have a great weekend, and happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sarascloset said...

How fun to see your beautiful girl's face come to life! This in one AMAZING project and how wonderful it's useful, too! Those roses are incredible! I would love to learn what watercolor markers you've used. My daughter had these on her Christmas wish list, and I was hard pressed to find any. Wonderful project, Tracy, and I'm excited you shared it with us at A Vintage Journey, too! Happy New Year hugs!

sirkkis said...

Nice doll faces and the roses are beautiful. Love the pink color.
Happy PPF and weekend xx

Clare Lloyd said...

She is lovely

JFM said...

Love those eyes!!!
This is gorgeous Tracey!!!
Happy PPF to you 💮

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a gem. I am truly impressed. That face is so beautiful and those roses really make her hair. She's beautiful and so is your cover. I love it.

froebelsternchen said...

OMG! This is simply A*M*A*Z*I*N*G dear Tracey! A wonderful Mixed Media painting -- I I love all about it!

Happy weekend!


R's Rue said...


Let's Art Journal said...

What a magical piece! She is such a beauty, I love the way her hair flows across the page adorned with the roses and her eyes are mesmerising, they really sparkle 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

Redanne said...

Tracey, she is amazing! The eyes are so mesmerising and those roses look so wonderfully dimensional. The book page was such a great choice of substrate for the colouring too. I just love everything about this beautiful cover and look forward to seeing what is inside! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Sara, the watercolour pens I used are a combination of Tombows and Royal Talens Ecoline, I find the brush nibs can cope with both large areas and fine detail work plus they are both very juicy :)) Kuretake Zig Clean Color are also very good for smaller areas and extra fine detail. Hope you can source some out for your Daughter xx

Meggymay said...

A stunning painting for your book cover Tracey. Your girl looks so beautiful with her hair flowing onto the back cover as well, her eyes look amazing.
Belated Happy New Year wishes to you and your family.
Yvonne xx

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous and creative art work ~ divine!

Happy New Year,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

DVArtist said...

OMG Tracy she is beautiful. I wish I loved closer to you as well. I think we could take over. LOL I would love to learn how to work with the stencils. No one here does it. Again wishing you all he best for this year.

Christine said...

Beautiful piece, Happy New Year!

BrownPaperBunny said...

I love how this came out, thanks for showing us the process and details...very cool! Happy PPF!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Lovely piece.
Coffee is on

craftytrog said...

Wow! She's absolutely stunning Tracey!
Happy weekend!
Alison xox

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, you clever lady you've done it again and she is gorgeous! The flowers are brilliant too. Just wanted to say that I think you will kick yourself when I tell you who Graculus was but I admire you for not googling it. I'll post it next Friday. Have a great weekend and big hugs, Angela xXx

My name is Erika. said...

Those blue eyes are amazing. They pop right off the painting. And I do like how you added the roses. What a fantastic piece you created. happy new year to you also. Hugs-Erika

Mia said...

Stunning creation, Tracey. Thank you for sharing the instructions. Happy New Year, my friend.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oooh, I do like the deep texture you created for the roses and the colours are fantastic too - you've beautifully transformed and enhanced the stamped face as well - loving it!

Mac Mable said...

What a unique and stunning folio face project. The eyes are vibrant and mesmerising. The texture and design is fabulous and love how you did the roses using the stencil. Glorious creation and so looking forward to seeing more of the pages x.

aussie aNNie said...

WOW this is so beautiful, love your art work and the gorgeous

Astrid Maclean said...

Just coming by on my weekly visit..
Absolutely amazing way to work with that stamp Tracey, the effects you have created look just fabulous, I totally adore how her hair turned out and how the staring face suddenly came to life!! So, so clever! And what a great idea to use one of Tim's folios like that!! I really look forward to seeing more!!

Neet said...

Gosh Tracey, this is lovely. I really love to look at faces and this is certainly up there as one of my favourites. I especially like how you have mixed texture in with it - a great journal cover - can't wait to see what goes inside.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps I notice there are some Dorset buttons there?????

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Fantastic artwork. She is lovely and the flowers in her hair are perfect.

butterfly said...

Fabulous mixed media work - your cover looks amazing with those intense blue eyes gazing out from the florals. Happy New Year!
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous, love the way the roses flow with her hair enhancing her beautiful face.
Thanks for the process pics great to see how this evolved.
Avril xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracey! As always I've loved seeing how she came together. Her hair and the roses look amazing, and you've put real life into her eyes. Have a very happy and creative week, Sue xx

NatureFootstep said...

love what you created. It is beautiful in so many ways.
Don´t tink I am ready for such a challenge yet. Still have a lot to learn :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I do love faces.. and yes they are the Dorset buttons, my practice ones :*

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Graculus.. i'm still not googling.. I HAVE will power & can wait till next Friday :))

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful face you created here Tracey - love the flowing hair and lovely roses! thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! xx

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Well Tracey, I haven't visited yours (or anyones) blog for way too long now!!!!holidays and xmas have left me sluggish and lazy, only doing bare minimum!!!.so i have shook myself up so now need to catch up, i have started with my favourite artist/crafter and fabulous blogger...I always admire how you do step by steps!!and the first thing I see is this stunner, the roses, the hair, that gorgeous face with them beautiful eyes... oh my word tracey, you never cease to have me drooling, paperbabe products brought to life by you once again. As always, my inspiration. I hope you are well. Happy New Year to you my crafty friend. Xxxx

Dorthe said...

I know noone like you, whom paint such beautiful faces, -dear Tracey- I know I said it before, but it just have to be said, that I so admire your creations, -their amazing eyes, and hair. And this one I am in awe over the roses, too- SOOOO GORGEOUS my friend.
Big hugs and a lovely journey through the week. Dorthe xoxoxoxo

BLOGitse said...

I agree with others - this is pretty.
Good luck with future faces!

Águeda said...

Mi querida y admirada Tracey, me encanta lo que muestras.
El resultado de las rosas me ha enamorado.
Bella mujer has realizado.
Besos y feliz semana!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my Tracy! She really is a true beauty! Hugs,Chrisx

Linda said...

WOW! She looks amazing! Love her hair. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Jackie PN said...

Tracey! She is absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented,my friend!
I know it has been awhile, but I am still lurking around the corner!
Just wanted to ask how your husband is doing and wish you both a most wonderful new year full of good health,peace,love and joy!
huge hugs xoxo

butterfly said...

Should also have said thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey too, of course!
Alison x