Friday, 16 August 2019

Paperbabe Challenge ~ #100 GOLD

Hello Creative Friends, 

It's Paperbabe Stamps 100th Challenge 
so this fortnights theme just had to be #GOLD

 Pop on over and join our Challenge.

I've always been drawn to Gustav Klimt's GOLD period. 
The opulence of his gold leaf application really draws me in. 
When I first saw this Paperbabe Dinky Stamp I knew I had to 
recreate a painting I had seen online a few years ago. 
First led to believe it was an oil painting by the man himself 
mixed messages online lead me to believe it is not.. 

Either way I am extremely thankful for the inspiration 
and hope what I share will do the painting justice...

Here's what I did..

Stamping out the closed eye Female Dinky Stamp 
I coloured half in paint and pencil measuring out a 
2" x 2" square.. yes this will be a Twinchie.

Applying gold flakes down one side of the face I painted 
the opposite side in black then sketched in her hair.

Embossing the Iso Fun Stencil onto gold card 
I created a frame to sit around the Twinchie.

Adding those final gold flake touches for her tears 
I positioned the Twinchie in the embossed frame. 
I forgot just how hard it is to photograph something 
behind glass but I have to admit this frame really 
compliments this whole Gold design.

here's a close up..

Whether it's original name is *Golden Tears/Freya's Tears* 
or if the original is by Gustav Klimt if anyone knows more 
please enlighten me.. i'd really love to know. 

Hope you will share your GOLD creations and join in 

Wishing you all well & sending
Creative Hugs your way
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 
Kristin & EVA: PPF wk23 Yr9
Craft Stamper Timi AUGUST Challenge
Creative Artiste Challenge #52
Not just Cards AUGUST Challenge
A inky mess ~ Challenge 33


  1. Beautiful sketch that made into amazing artwork!

  2. Really beautiful result. Love gold in her face 💛
    Have a wonderful PPF and weekend ahead 😘

  3. I'm late Tracey for WOYWW but I decided to comment on today's post instead because oo la la it's gorgeous. I love, love, love it. I wish I could create something like that. I love the frame and the way you did the image and the final product needs to go in my craft room!! Oops, did I say that out loud? hee hee Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
    Belinda #27ish (can't remember and too lazy to go back and check!)

  4. This is like a little masterpiece! I love Klimt's work and how he use gold, but not familiar with the piece you a referring to. However, you got the feel of his work. Thanks for you for visiting my blog and Happy PPF!

  5. Wow, wow, wow, Tracey, this is totally and absolutely and splendidly and fantastically beautiful! Can you tell I LOVE it! Well done on the gorgeous little masterpiece! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  6. I am afraid I cannot help with your question. I would love to think of Freya's Tears as a Klimt though. I am more of a Kandinsky fan but i do love how Klimt used gold in this work - always so impressive. Your little portrait is stunningly beautiful, the gold elements look amazing and the frame is gorgeous. What a beautiful piece of art that would not look out of place in the best gallery!! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Thanks so much Anne, it's a frustrating search... It will have to be one of those pending questions in life xx

  7. Beautiful art Tracey. Happy you dropped by my blog


  8. Love this gorgeous posts love the lovely lady...I don't have much luck with the gold flakes and wonder what I am doing wrong, need to google it.. just love this..take care and enjoy life.xx

  9. Oh wow Tracey! this is a brilliant piece and loving the techniques you've used. You're so right about the Klimt the effect of the gold just makes everything pop, it's the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for the lovely comment over at mine and pleased you enjoyed seeing my very special family member. Happy belated anniversary too. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

  10. What a beauty she is - stunning piece Tracey - so beautiful and opulent - love LOVE this!
    My art/artist knowledge is sadly lacking - but I have been trying to remedy that by looking at youtube ... I think the channel is called 'learn from the masters' and its individual artist slide shows of paintings.... this lovely Kilmt one I do not know.
    Thanks for your lovely comments you left me.
    Sorry to hear about the migraines - I do hope you are feeling better today - and hope you have a good weekend... look after yourself...
    Gill xx

  11. Wowzer - an amazing Klimt tribute with the Paperbabe image! What a brilliant idea, beautifully executed, and it looks just stunning framed in all that gilded loveliness and up on the wall.
    Alison x

  12. Finding the right frame is so important. I still have a few antique ones from my family that I treasure. - Margy

  13. This is absolutely stunning Tracey, the gold looks amazing, so opulent and I love the way you've framed your twinchie. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  14. What a divine creation ~ elegant especially for its size ~ ^_^

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

  15. I love this! She has a beautiful face and I love all the gold all ties together beautifully! I have never tried using gold flakes, but have some foil I'd like to try sometime. :)

    I agree with you about the ocean view. Always relaxing. I'm a bit envious of those who live near the ocean full time!

    Happy PPF!

  16. Wow! This is stunning Tracey! xxx

  17. What a so Gorgeous Art Tracey !! I looove how you paint this beautiful face, and how you add each element, really wonderful Art ! The frame is lovely!
    I wish you a very nice day,
    Big hugs, Caty

  18. Dear Tracey, what a most beautiful creation,- so love it .
    She is stunning with the gold over her face, the tears , and the frame is so gorgeous,-
    Is that a real frame or ? I`m sorry but did not understand ....
    It is a totally fantastic creation dear friend.
    Gustav Klimt created such amazing paintings and especially love his Art Deco periode.
    Big hugs to you, and wishing you a wonderful week ahead !! xxxxx

    1. Thank you all so much. Yes Dorthe the outer frame is real, wooden and covered in gold xx

  19. love the "Golden tears" It´s beautiful :)

  20. Wow, what a spectacular make! I love how you used the gold flakes on the beautiful face that you created and the gold embossing on the frame looks so amazing 😁. I hope you've had a good couple of weeks and thanks for the heads up at Paperbabe Stamps, I'm thrilled to have won! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  21. Oh WOW, what a fabulous creation Tracey, love it!
    Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

  22. You wished me a lovely week on my blog yesterday, Tracey, and I can tell you for sure it's going to be! Hubby and I are crossing the ocean to visit London and Cambridge!!! Going to work on re-filling my creative well :-)

    1. How wonderful Cyndi.. Safe journey. I Look forward to seeing lots of sparkly new things :)x

  23. The face looks incredibly beautiful, Tracey! The gold mat you created really complements the artwork and you found a great frame for it. Amazing finish!


  24. I love your lady in gold. She is class, and so is that frame too. Beautiful work Tracey! hugs-Erika

  25. How fabulous Tracey! You did a great job and the frame is perfect with your artwork. Best wishes xx

  26. The stunning gold frame draws your eyes right into the amazing 'little' face. Love the opulence of the gold and the face, as always is beautifully coloured and executed. A stunning project Tracey. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind and generous comments and thank you for the heads up my friend x.

  27. Just popped over to the Paperbabe blog and so glad I did....Wow what stunning projects, fabulous creativity and congratulations on your 100th challenge x.

  28. Looking at this amazing project once again and realized I hadn't left a comment. Can't stop coming back to admire the sheer beauty of what you have made here Tracey. You are truly so very talented. So many elements to ponder over. I am loving my fairly new journey into MM and in awe of so much beauty out there. Thank you soooooo much for sharing this masterpiece with us over at Creative Artiste MM Challenge this month.

  29. Absolutely stunning creation love what you did with the image and brilliantly frames
    Carol x

  30. WOW!!! This is a tiny masterpiece .... so much detail. I love the added gilding flakes. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  31. A masterpice indeed! WOW!!!!

  32. Wow if this doesn't win, I'll eat my knickers LOL it's fantastic Tracey...
    (please win lol)
    Jane 🌴

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

  34. Lovely design and creations. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Bleeding Art this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT


Thank you for your visit, your comments are as welcome as you are. Creative Hugs Tracey xx