Friday, 1 February 2019

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Challenge #91 Anything Goes

Hello Creative Friends..

Welcome to February and a new challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps
It's *Anything Goes* this month so why not pop on over HERE and share 
your creativity, we'd love to see what you have been up too.
There's a prize for one lucky randomly chosen winner...

Here's what I got up to in my journal page 
along with those *How to Do's*

Blending scattered straw DI through the Paperbabe stripes stencil 
modelling paste was pushed through it's partnering gears stencil.

Sketching a large heart I stamped facial features onto rice paper 
allowing me to position the face exactly where I wanted it.
 Glued down I used scraps and snippets of lace to add dimension around 
the heart and to the surrounding outer edges of the journal pages.

Wavy pencil lines represent her flowing locks with Grunge paste adding texture.

Sketched arms give that heart a big hug, with background colours inspired 
by the scattered straw and encouraged with Ochre acrylics and neo IIs.

Gentle pencil shading over the raised areas reveal those hidden gears.

White gesso helps bring out those lacy areas, blend those 
colours into the background and bring the heart to the forefront.

My double page journal spread is complete.

I think I will call this piece *Hold on to your HeART...*
It is the month for love after all...

Thank you for popping on over today,
wishing you all a happy and creative week ahead.

Take good care everyone
Big Hugs & Creative wishes
Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creative play with:

Kristin & Eva ~ PPF WK48 Y8
A Vintage Journey ~ Your Hearts Desire
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge ~ Love is in the Air
Crafty Cardmakers ~ #226 Add some Texture
Pixie's Snippets Playground ~ Challenge #344


  1. This is gorgeous, Traces, love the lady is cuddling her cushion, great idea! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. Brillant work Tracey - she is absolutely gorgeous - I could imagine this framed on a wall :)
    Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend.
    Gill xx

  3. Popped over for a look at the new challenge and surprise! Mr Random Generator picked me so pleased! Your lady is a stunner Tracey, this is a gorgeous piece. Have a lovely creative weekend, Angela xXx

  4. Truly beautiful,magical and heart-warming! There is such a tenderness and sense of empowering love in this piece! Wonderful!
    happy PPF

  5. Fantastic journal page. Really lovely work and very dreamy.

    Hugs, Sarn
    Stamping for Pleasure

  6. Oh my word how beautifully done Tracey!! All your layers of building have created a frame-worthy piece of art! I love the soft neutral tones that give way to the deep rich colors of the heart. (And holding onto your heart can be a good thing
    sometimes : ) Beautiful work! Hugs, karen o

  7. Gosh this is just stunning Tracey! You have real talent girl. I think this is your first play in the Snippets Playground? Also, if you're playing for the prize please do leave me a comment saying so - even if it's after the Playground gates close tomorrow morning I'll pick it up and add you to the list.

    Once again I just LOVE this piece of artwork!


    Di xx

  8. Hello dear Tracey, such a very beautiful spread - I love it, - the woman holding and hugging your stunning heart , and she all in white there, with the wonderful texture behind ,and her sweet face. Gorgeous creation, my friend,- I don`t know how you make her hair look so alive, but it is amazing. Hugs to you , and wish you a happy February Tracey. Big hugs from Dorthe xxoo

  9. A lovely page with a charming girl and a beautifu heart.
    Happy PPF and weekend 💜

  10. Exceptionally beautiful!
    I love these colors together!
    Happy PPF 💮

  11. awe, this is so sweet-and gorgeous! happy PPF!

  12. This is absolutely stunning Tracey, the colours in the heart are wonderful - it looks like a piece of fabric. This really should be framed and hung on your wall. Have a very happy and creative weekend, Sue xx

  13. Truly Beautiful creation, gorgeous work . Emma

  14. What a sweet little face! I adore this painting.

  15. I love her hugging her heart - she is so thoughtful and full of emotion. Lovely. Happy PPF from No 29 :D

  16. Absolutely stunning project Tracey. The drawing looks beautiful and I love the way she is holding on to her heart, so romantic.
    Happy weekend
    Yvonne xx

  17. She's absolutely gorgeous Tracey! xx

  18. Oh my Lord Tracey, I can't tell you how much I adore this stunning work of art!!!!!... your girl is just so adorable, I love her expression as she hugs that fabulous heart. I am thinking you have done a self portrait.... a gorgeous girl with a huuuuuge heart. Xxxx

  19. Wow ....absolutely stunning. You are so creative and your freehand drawing and use of mixed media is amazing. Love how your beautiful girl is hugging that glorious textural heart and loving the stencils too x. Wow x.

  20. Tracey, I am in total awe of your face creations! The face it stunning and I love her flowing locks of hair. The heart looks so dimensional with your clever colouring and shading - it is stunning, the whole piece is! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  21. Admiration flows from down under here, you are so talented and I am in love with this gorgeous post...wowowowow xx

  22. Wow, she's just gorgeous, and all that texture is totally delicious! Hope you have a lovely PPF and rest of your week!

  23. Love the picture but also thanks for the tips. . .Blessings, Janet

  24. Wonderful multimedia piece, love the shapes and color!

  25. Oh Tracey, this beautiful piece really speaks to me... it is full on Love right in the moment. what a gorgeous card to send to a loved one that you want to hug but which distance prevents.
    thanks too for the 'how-tos' as well. Happy PPF xx

  26. Oh wow Tracey, this gorgeous work of art has melted my heart. The beautiful girl hugging such a fabulous heart that just pops off the page is utterly delightful. I definitely feel the love xxx

  27. A fabulous piece of work. The colours are so vibrant, and the finished effect is so heart-warming.

  28. This is absolutely FABULOUS and really inspiring. I ADORE your page, Tracey. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions, my friend. Hugs!!!

  29. A fabulous piece Tracey and I loved seeing your process pics of how you create these beautiful faces, love your idea of her hugging the heart. Love the different textures.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  30. Wow!! The process as well as the result. Gorgeous. Happy you dropped by my blog


  31. She is exquisite ~ lovely art work ~ soooo creative!

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

  32. Lovely textures and colouring. Enjoy your weekend.

  33. What a lovely piece of positioning to have her hugging that heart so hard. Beautiful delicate paintwork, and I love the revealed texture of the cogs and gears.
    Alison x

    1. And thank you, of course, for joining us on A Vintage Journey with this beauty.
      Alison x

  34. Saw a glimpse of this already on Instagram. Another piece from you that has the total wow factor!!! So, so clever the way she hugs that heart, and your paintwork is of course superb like it always is!! Kim can be so lucky to have you on her team!!
    Happy Sunday xxx

  35. Tracey, as always you can tip me over with a feather! Your artwork is amazing! I love the texture you have added, but the piece de resistance is your beautiful hand drawn girl and heart. What a stunner! I truly believe this piece of art should be framed and displayed in a prominent place. Well done, you! And thank you so much for sharing your art and your wonderful tutorial with us at A Vintage Journey! Sending hugs!

  36. wow,your beautiful girl with the big heart in here arms looks so wonderful,she is cute.
    the super texture on your page its amazing.
    wishing you a nice sunday.

    hugs jenny

  37. Talk about a big hug! Your darling paperbabe did just that. Still playing catch up, but really LOVE this. It sure has a great WOW factor.

  38. Wow, what a stunning page! I love how you have captured the pretty girl hugging the heart - this looks so beautiful 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

  39. wow, the gesso really brought the painting to life. It is stunning :)
    I have some gesso but have not used it yet. I have to remember this :)

  40. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I love everything about your lovely project.

  41. Wow.. your journal page is stunning! Love the fabulous texture and colors! :)

  42. This is AWEmazing, Tracey! It's hard not to be mesmerized by her vulnerable (yet peaceful) face as she clings to her heart! I love it! Hugs, Darnell

  43. Ooooh, this is so pretty!
    Have a good week!

  44. This is so fantastic Tracey x love the design and your drawing is amazing x great to have you hop on board with us at A Vintage Journey Your Hearts Desire challenge
    Best wishes Annie x

  45. Such a gorgeous page, so much texture and the depth in color of the heart is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  46. Breathtaking beautiful! I love your image so much. Would like to hang it on my wall. ;)
    Great Design and really a wonderful Artwork.
    Dear Greetings

  47. I am so glad you took photos as you were working on this piece. I loved seeing her slowly take shape little by little. So beautiful. Love her soft hair, expression and the fabulous heart.


  48. What a sweet and lovely idea, it's beautiful!

  49. What a beautiful painting! Also love the progress photos. Makes it easier to understand the process and see the piece develop. Happy PPF!

  50. MOG i missed this one---- it's simply AMAZING Tracey!

  51. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time. This is stunning! You have almost made me want to try art journalling.. except I couldn't achieve anything like this. Lovely!

    Jackie x

  52. What a gorgeous mix of stamping and drawing on your Valentine Miss! She is beautiful! So much lovely texture and color too - thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! xx

  53. Saw your card at Pixie's Snippets challenge. Welcome as a first time participate and thanks so much for sharing your amazing card. I am an admirer of mixed media art but can never quite pull it off. [I think it is because I don't like being messy :) I can make a mess on my craft table... but not with pastes and glues and such.] Your card inspires me to maybe give it a try.

  54. Mi admirada Tracey, es un dibujo precioso que nada más verlo me ha transmitido la fuerza que tiene el corazón.
    Me a sorprendido como has conseguido sacar a la luz los engranajes.
    El pelo me gusta muchísimo con ese color blanco con pinceladas en oro(creo divisar) dándole volumen.
    Un cuadro bello, amiga.
    Felicidades por ello.
    Besos y feliz semana.


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