Sunday 28 July 2019

Taking a moment.. We're all beautiful!

Hello Creative Friends

As the rain poured heavily replenishing the earth and 
temperatures returned to normal it was nice to have some 
free time today to get back online and blog just because..

Here's a little creative play before the heavens opened. 

Making use of a page in my salvaged scraps journal 
motivational words were added using stencils and paste.

Splodged on gesso helps protect and seal those snippets.

Splats, splots, flicks and dots add an element of colour.

Distress Oxide sprays look so dramatic when sprayed 
up close but gesso soon soaks up those splodges. Like our 
thirsty earth lapping up the rain the evidence is soon lost...

with pressed lavender harvested from the garden ..

areas of purple watercolour define the depth of texture 
with a kind word added to complete the page. 

*We're all beautiful*

I'm always amazed how these salvaged scrap pages transform, 
they make me stop and think before I throw anything away... 

With our busy full speed ahead lives 
we're all in need of days just like this..

Wishing you all a fabulous week, 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx 

Sharing today with: 
Try it on Tuesday ~ Splatter's and Splodges
**Art Journal Journey ~ Chris Theme "We're all/going"


Helen said...

what a great page! it did rain a bit didn't it....

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic page, love it. Glad you got some rain. It's cooling off here, but still no rain, pity! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Tracey, love the addition of the lavender.
We did need the rain, although I would like some 'gentle' sunshine now instead of these grey skies.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril xx

sirkkis said...

Gorgeous texture and design. Must be stunning in live, Tracey!
We had the most hot days for ever last week. Now it's cooling down, no rain yet.
Have a inspiring week ahead xx

craftytrog said...

Such a gorgeous page Tracey, I love those textures! It was great to see the rain, cooled things down thankfully.
Alison xxx

Cath Wilson said...

I love this, Tracey. As you say, it's amazing just how beautiful our junk can become with a little TLC. The texture is amazing, but it's also a bit of a time capsule. You've put the focus on what's best about this time of year with the lavender and pushed all the junk of our lives into the background, where it belongs... Life happens all around us; we just need to focus on the good things, as you have done. It's a fabulous example of prophetic art! You've inspired me in more ways than you realise.
Hope you eventually slept and have an absolutely amazing week! We've had a lot less sun up here than the rest of the UK and a lot more rain... but hey, when the weather isn't as good, we get more time to play, even if the long days are shortening!
So pleased you played with our Splatters and Splodges challenge at Try it on Tuesday.
Cath x

froebelsternchen said...

I love all about this page ! The textures, colours and the atmospheric feeling you achieved. A wonderful entry for AJJ dear Tracey. Thank you beyond belief for supporting AJJ again. Have a wonderful new week! BIG, BIG hugs
Susi xxx

froebelsternchen said...

A terrific entry for TioT as well! You make us happy there in addition! GREAT! Thank you, that's so much appreciated!

Words and Pictures said...

Absolutely beautiful. The textures here are beyond fabulous, and I love the inclusion of the real lavender (one of my favourite things to do). The soft subtle colour tones of the finished page are wonderful.
Alison x
Yes, Anne suggested Oxide contamination, but I'm pretty sure it was a direct chemical interaction between the ink and the embossing powder. Some of those browns do have a greenish tinge (I'm thinking Frayed Burlap)...

Dorthe said...

Dearest Tracey, this is extreamly beautiful, - so amazing a transformation, and with wonderful texture and depth -- the change made using gesso almost all over the whole panel after adding bits and pieces , is fantastic, yes I love it. Also lov e your lavenders,- and still treasure the bouquet you gifted me last year .This is adorable - and I`m happy for you, you also had a great rainy day, we need it here, so much, today it is 32C so too much !!!
A wonderful new week to you, dear friend- and warmest hugs, from me- xoxoxoxo

Roosterhead Designs said...

Lovely page Tracey! Great texture and the colors are so appealing to the eyes.
It is amazing, the transformation that happens when you add dif 'ingredients' to you mix! And how things evolve and change. I love your results! Thanks for sharing <3 hugs, karen o

Mac Mable said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful project. Love the texture, your thought process and the use of the real lavender. Amazing and inspirational.....Thank you x.

Sue (this n that) said...

I do love your page Tracey. So much lovely texture and the way you've positioned the lavender with the Beautiful is just right. You're very creative and I know I've already told you that but its what keeps coming to mind as I scroll down your post. Very inspiring too, I shall get out the gesso and have a little go at something different (for me). Thanks for showing your gorgeous works :D)xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Tracey, you always come up with the most beautiful art, even from scraps. This is most impressive and gorgeous, too. Thanks for taking us through the steps, too. Of course, I am also thrilled you shared this journal page with us at Art Journal Journey, too.

aussie aNNie said...

I enlarged each 'page' and was mesmerised by each one of them, sensation in every way and gosh wish I could be as the lavender and the smell would be

Rosie said...

A very beautiful page

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Tracey, the textures and the colours are so pretty, and adding your own pressed lavender makes it extra special. Hope you have a very happy and creative week, Sue xx

Redanne said...

Ooooh, that lavender! It is so beautiful mingling in all that wonderful texture you created in the background with those snippets - I am just imagining the wonderful smell of the lavender now.... A very inspirational spread Tracey.

We are having more rain, thunder and lightening than usual but I am not complaining, anything is better than oppressive heat in my eyes! Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Tracey! You have turned your scraps into a most beautiful page! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday as well as it being a wonderful entry for Art Journal Journey! I'm sorry it's taken a while to get here - a huge backlog of stuff to do had me wanting to do some blog visiting but then had to wait for hubby to finish with the computer! Days I could do without, so it's really great to be reminded we could all do with days like these! Hope the weather has improved where you are - we had a deluge this afternoon and couldn't get out of the car until the water level had gone down bit!! Hugs, Chrisx

sarascloset said...

OOOOH! Look at that gorgeous texture! I'll be back!

My name is Erika. said...

I loved the original colorful working piece Tracey as well as the final, more romantic one. Very gorgeous with that texture. I'm really glad you shared it with us at try It On Tuesday. Happy August my friend. Hugs-Erika

Caty said...

Your Art page is Fantastic Tracey !! I looove it, love all the bits you added on it, I also keep every little bit of scrap and of anything too, perhaps.... one day... I could use them. Love the layers and layers and the espectacular texture !! Great !
Congrats for being at the top 5 at Try it on Tuesday !
I wish you a very nice new week
big hugs, Caty