Friday, 26 April 2019

Paperbabe Challenge ~ Flower/Garden

Happy Friday Creative Friends

It's Challenge time again over at Paperbabe Stamps 
and what better way can there be than to start the creative 
ball rolling by offering a Flowers/Garden theme Challenge.

Here's my Paperbabe DT creation and how it came to be... 

Onto a plain cushion cover I scraped on fabric paint, mark 
making by pushing those fabric paints through Paperbabe Stencils
Those pops of yellow remind me of bursts of springtime sunshine!

Stamping the Doll Face Stamps onto fabric gives strong 
guide lines perfect for a little embroidery.

The large Peony taken from the Peony & Bud set has been stamped 
onto rice paper and transferred onto the cushion cover using 
a washable fabric glue and painted with fabric paints.

I made a Peony fabric brooch embellished with beads and lace.

Sewing the embroidered face onto the cushion I added two rice paper 
Peonies to balance the design with the brooch taking centre stage.  

A flower border embroidered at the bottom helps to ground her, 
completing my Paperbabe mixed media Springtime cushion.

We'd love you to share your Flower/Garden designs over HERE,
Pop on over there's a Paperbabe prize to be won 
for one lucky participant.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.
Creative Hugs
 Tracey xx

I'm sharing today's creativity with:

Kristin & Eva ~ PPF Wk8 Y9
TioT ~ Springtime
Bleeding Art ~ Add Stenciling
Altered Eclectics ~ April Challenge
Inky Messy ~ Challenge 30
Country View Crafts ~ Easter and/or Spring
A bit more time to Craft ~ #90 Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge ~ ATG/Optional Yellow
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge #4 


  1. Wow, Tracey, what a fabulous creation, love everything about it - fantastic ideas there! Great colours, too, a real spring piece. Happy PPF and have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. It's interesting to see what you've created this week - sewing is enough for me :) I don't have imagination to make covers like this...

  3. Your Springtime Cushion is breathtakingly beautiful, Tracey. You are such a talent artist to create this kind of treasures.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my site.
    Have great PPF and happy upcoming weekend xxx

  4. Wow, Tracey! This is incredible. I can't believe how much work you put into it and how creative you are...the colours are gorgeous and the details are simply stunning. I'd love to see this IRL and to 'feel' all that texture and painty goodness! You're tempting me to get my Fabric paints out and that's something I haven't done for around 10 years! Beautiful.
    I'm so pleased you shared this with us at Try it on Tuesday - and even more pleased that it's one of my allotted numbers to comment on, lol - though I'd have wandered over anyway, as soon as your blog update appeared on mine ;-) I also confess I've never come across Paper Babe stamps - off to check them out...
    Cath x

  5. OH my! She is the perfect springtime creation, blowing away the last traces of a long hard winter! This makes my heart so happy...and thank you also for your comment on my pendants that just headed off to the gallery. That was very encouraging. Have an awesome (spring!!) weekend xoxo

  6. Wow - this is just gorgeous!!

  7. brilliant creation Tracey! Love this springtime pillow with the pretty colors and elements and embroidery. Happy PPF!

  8. Wow - this is such a unique and beautiful created cushion - it' simply incredible with what precious treasures you always come up! GORGEOUS!! Happy weekend my friend!

  9. An absolutely stunning cover for the cushion. The detailed embroidery is lovey and really draws the eye to look closer. I will be able to get a closer look when I get home and using the big computer, my old lap top is very basic.
    Have a great weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Back again to thank you for linking your awesome project to the TioT's theme.#
    Yvonne xx

  11. Oh my goodness amazing!! Beautiful creative work Tracey~~~ Stencil, embroidery, paint and even an embellished broach! All with beautiful Spring excitement : ) Love your work! Hugs, karen o

  12. Wow, what an amazing project! I love seeing how you created this cushion cover and it looks so beautiful 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊 x

  13. I admit I couldn't figure out where you were going when you started this project, but I loved the background. It looked like there were many layers. The final cover was incredible, and talk about mixed media! WOW. Great job and beautiful stamping and sewing, too!!!

  14. A stunning and oh so creative project Tracey, I love it! The embroidered eyes are incredibly effective and the background you created is so spring-like, light and pretty! The peonies are simply gorgeous, especially the one you turned into a brooch, a really lovely touch. Thanks so much for the 'how to', I have picked up a couple of great tips! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  15. That's an awesome creation! Thanks for joining us at Bleeding Art!

  16. I would have never thought of stamping on fabric for embroidery. What a great idea! The background looks amazing. You made a fabulous mixed media cushion, Tracey!


  17. Whoa, that is one awesome piece of embroidery! Happy PPF!

  18. Your cushion turned out so pretty. Happy Paint Party Friday.

  19. Wow ...what a creative and beautiful cushion cover. Love the striking image, your wonderful embroidery and the stamping and colouring with the rice paper. The background looks vibrant and fabulous for that beautiful face image....Stunning x

  20. It's really a clever pillow idea Tracey. And the design is super. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  21. WOW!!! Love this with the wonderful layers and textures. Thanks for joining us this month at Bleeding Art. Look forward to seeing you again.
    Linda xxx

  22. Amazing piece of art Tracey, I love your cushion and you've inspired me to try more fabric based projects! Love how the flowers are her hair, the brooch is superb and the background fantastic. Have a lovely Sunday sweetheart! Xxx

  23. Wow! This is stunning clever lady! xxx

  24. Very creative and elegant mixed media work ~ divine!

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

  25. Hi Tracey. I always love to see artists working with fabric and this is a great piece. Beautiful layers and gorgeous colours. Have a lovely creative week, Angela xxx

  26. WOW Tracey, this is absolutely stunning, a beautiful embroidered face that really draws the eye - and surrounded by those beautiful flowers, just fabulous.
    I'm so pleased to see that you shared this with us at Try it on Tuesday,
    Hugs, Avril xx

  27. Did my comment get lost -I love this , the brooch and the details at the bottom especially ! Hugs, Chrisx

  28. wow, that is the most beautiful cusion I have seen in many years. Love it!

  29. This is just wow! I love this cushion cover.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for

  30. This is just stunning Tracey, how you've taken a plain piece of fabric and turned it into the wonderful creation is amazing. I absolutely love it! xx

  31. Ab Fab Tracey! What a gorgeous cushion this is. Much better than the boring old ones you normally see hanging around. Another Tracey special.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  32. Such a beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  33. Truly amazing! <3
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Challenges last month!
    Evelyn xx

  34. Wow! just...WOW! Super cool project! I LOVE the idea and greatly appreciate your process! Thanks for submitting to this months Bleeding Art Challenge!

  35. What a lovely cushion showing off those beautiful peonies
    Thank you for sharing with A Inky Mess

  36. AnonymousJune 13, 2019

    Awesome article.


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