Friday, 10 May 2019

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Sketch Challenge #93

Happy Friday Creative Friends,

There's a new challenge theme over at Paperbabe Stamps 
and this fortnight we give you a sketch prompt. 

*Use the Herringbone image to create a background,
the tag maybe your focal, the "Paperbabe stamps" word can 
represent any sentiment and the flower any embellishment...
it really is that simple. 

Play and create, flip it, turn it and be inspired by it. 
You do not have to use Paperbabe Stamps to play along...

Here's what I've created and how it came to be...

Onto an A4 journal page, a background was created playing with the 
chequerboard stencil to add flat and dimensional texture alongside 
left over book pages, paper snippets, washi and loose threads. 

All calmed down with a few brush strokes of white gesso...

Shading with pencil around the aperture within the book page I stamped 
the comfort Zone sentiment onto deli paper and applied to the page.

Creating a Female face using the Paperbabe mini head and torso 
template and mini female face stamps I scribbled in her hair.


Cutting the face out with a Tag die, the colouring begins 
using alcohol markers and a selection of pencils.

Embellishing the tag with left overs, lace and paperbabe 
hand painted media blanks I arranged them to flutter around her.

I love how those wings in the background appear to belong to her.

There's plenty more to see over HERE from the Paperbabe DT 
pop on over and join the Sketch Challenge Fun.

A moment away from the weekend lets hope it's a creative one!

Take Care everyone
Hugs Tracey xx

I'm sharing today with: 
Kristin & EVA's - PPF Wk10 Y9
Art Journal Journey - In the Sky/In the Air


  1. Beautiful piece Tracey, love how you combined all the elements to make such a great composition. Sorry you have a lot of troubles just now, and hope they soon pass. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. OMGosh, Tracey. This is out of this world. I agree the wings in the background appear to belong too this gorgeous beauty. I simply adore how the butterflies dance around her and the tag. This is an incredible entry and I'm thrilled you chose to include Erika's theme at Art Journal Journey, too. I love that you are so supportive of AJJ.

  3. Oh My! Tracey, this is absolutely gorgeous! Those wings definitely belong to her! Thank you so much for this entry at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. I do like how you shaded that big butterfly Tracey. It pops right off that texture, which is pretty divine also. Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic page at Art Journal Journey. It is really a great addition and I appreciate your support. Happy almost weekend. Hugs-Erika

  5. Adorable and beautiful creation, Tracey. All elements fit perfectly together.
    Happy weekend 🦋💗🦋

  6. Sweet card and so gorgeous design. Thanks for your sweet comment and taking the opportunity to use DIL computer to say Hello...hugs..
    [aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  7. Wow - this is simply terrific dear Tracey! I love all about it! A wonderful artsy project! Unique!
    Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday and Art Jourmal Journey my friend!!
    I wish you a happy relaxing weekend!
    Take good care of you!
    Susi xxx

    Susi xxx

  8. Beautiful what you have created with the directives.

  9. Wow, that's so pretty and layered! I really love the background with the textures and the shaded butterfly wings. It really came together so well!

  10. Hi Tracey. Beautiful project, she is lovely. Must pop over and have a look at what the others have made. Have a great weekend, Angela xxx

  11. Beautiful journal page. Very motivational quote. Happy PPF


  12. I too like how she looks like a little beautiful fairy , so stunningly painted as usual, dear Tracey . Everything here is so beautiful, having that soft romantic look , and then the qoute of power , so love it my friend. Big hugs from me- xxxx

  13. My goodness! What a versatile and eclectic artist you are! I LOVE this! Thank you for your sweet and encouraging comment. <3 You made my day! :D

  14. I liked the image with the butterfly. It's a reminder to leave some bits out and let the viewer's eyes fill in. And a lesson in subtlety. LeeAnna

  15. Wow, Tracey! Another absolute stunner ;-) I love the way you created this from your leftovers and cutting out your girl's face with a tag die was pure genius. They're interesting looking stamps... and your colouring is wonderful. I think the thing I like best is the virtual lack of colour, apart from on the flutterbies and the girl - such an understated effect but the contrast is so effective. It really is a gorgeous page; I love it. You are so inspiring!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at TIOT.
    Cath x

  16. Stunning, so creative and your colouring, as always is amazing x The design and layout is fabulous and yes the wings do look like they belong to her. So enjoyed reading your post and the process.....Thank you x.

  17. Wow, what an amazing page! The colour palette is so elegant and I love the design texture with the texture, butterflies and pretty tag, everything is stunning 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Wishing you a happy Friday and Weekend too! J 😊 x

  18. What a so so Gorgeous Art journal page Tracey !! I really love it, this is an awesome face, and this background is lovely. The textures you have created are great, and I like these butterflies so much.
    I want to thank you very much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday,
    Wish you a very nice day,
    Big hugs, Caty

  19. Wow Tracey!!!!!!!! Your page is a masterpiece!!!!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

  20. Oh my! I bet you could hear the big sigh that I just let out on seeing that beautiful face Tracey! You really do create THE most exquisite faces, I am in total awe. The shading on her face is wonderful and her hair - wow, it looks so incredible, so real.... sigh again! The wings really do like they belong to her too. This really is a beautiful and very creative masterpiece of a journal page!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend and find some 'me' time. Hugs, Anne xxx

  21. Wow, it is a gorgeous journal page and I love the quote you added.
    The girls face is beautiful, I am in awe of how you colour your images.
    Thank you, I am thrilled you linked this to our theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
    Yvonne xx

  22. Beautiful mixed media page ~ divinely created!

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

  23. That's amazingly wonderful. Happy PPF!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  24. A fabulous page Tracey, I'm always amazed at how you create those beautiful faces and the colours are gorgeous. Love the butterfly wings .
    p.s Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday.

  25. Tracy these are just gorgeous. You have a real talent for putting texture and color together.

  26. I love faces! I strive to draw and paint faces, but I never come up with anything remotely like yours. This is beautiful. The colouring is superb. The way you decided to cut the face into a tag is something I have not seen before and to include this in your journal page which is quite devoid of colour is simply stunning. All the elements blend together, the butterfly wings are , well, just perfect.
    An absolutely beautiful piece of artwork.
    hugs, Neet xx

  27. Lovely. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  28. Such a gorgeous page Tracey! I love it! xxx

  29. Interesting texture. Sorry being so late stopping in.
    Coffee is on

  30. wow, how fun and interesting. Love the checkerboard stencil. I never seen this in Sweden. :(
    And I love the finished piece and the words.

  31. How cool! Thank you for your comment on my blog! - Irma

  32. Such a lovely piece of artwork, Tracey! Beautiful hair and wings. The chequerboard is one of my favourites in this artwork and of course the words :)


  33. Oh that is gorgeous! I love the wings and her lovely eyes. Thanks for sharing your process...

  34. Wow Tracey this is absolutely gorgeous as always. I love the chequerboard, and the stitching, and the bookpages look fabulous. Have a very happy week, Sue xx


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