Friday, 24 January 2020

Picture Inspiration ~ Paperbabe Stamps blog Challenge #111

Hello Creative Friends,

Time for a new Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #111
this fortnight we ask you to use the picture below to
inspire your stamped creations.

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

Using a page taken from my New Junk Journal for 2020 I
painted over the text using white gesso to create white space.
Stamping a Flourish taken from the new Flourishing Hair Stamp set
dots of colour similar to the prompt add interest around the page.

Stamping one if the flowers taken from the *NEW* Flourishing Hair 
Stamp set on to scribbled dots of colour this is such a quick 
and easy way to create.

I used the NEW Flourishing Hair Mask aperture to trace around a 
Paperbabe Dinky Female Face i'd found partially coloured. 
Cut out she will fit perfectly into that stamped flourish...

Words taken from the Flourish and Grow set add a statement.

Cutting and pasting the face into the flourishing hair stamp a 
wash of watercolour creates her hair with the cut and formed 
flowers glued in place helping frame this Paperbabe design.

I do hope you can join us this fortnight. 
Pop on over HERE there's lot's more to see.. 
and a prize of course for one very lucky winner!!

Sending creative Hugs your way 
Tracey xx 

Happy to be playing along today with..

Art Journal Journey ~ Jo's Theme *Something New*
Try it on Tuesday ~ White Space or Colourful Grunge 
Morgan's Artworld Challenge#1 ~ Anything Goes
Paint Party Friday ~ Wk 47 Yr 9


  1. Beautiful journal page, love the face.

  2. She looks cute and lovely with her new hair, and the page has also beautiful other decorations.
    Happy PPF and weekend xx

  3. Fbulaous journal page Tracey, you have really created some magic here. Hope you're feeling better now. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  4. Dearest Tracey, such a beautiful creation, I love what you did with her hair and the baubles and flowers added, they are like lovely balloons , - beautiful color combo , and those eyes looking straight into mine . Gorgeous my friend. Hugs and hugs from Dorthe xxxx

  5. Tracey, you silly girl. I consider us friends. For me that is NOT obligatory. You have given me so much to brighten my life. Even if we don't converse everyday I know that when you think of me you are sending me the best as I do for you. I am blessed to have you in my life, thank you. Now for your art. REALLY???? SHE IS BEAUTIFUL You have used those colors magnificently. I admire your art so much. When I have tried to do this type of art, it comes out so wrong. LOL Think I will stick to sketching.
    Have the best weekend.

  6. Tracey she is simply amazing!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend!
    Big hugs

  7. oooh I love your piece Tracey!!! I really love your style of drawing your ladies, and the stamps looks awesome! I'm going to check out that link, I don't know that I'll find time but it looks like a fun challenge!!

  8. Beautiful creation and wonderful colors ^_^

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

  9. The loveliness of this girl and page flows beautiful like the wisps of her hair. Love this Tracey. Happy PPF!

  10. Lovely journal page, love the image

    Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


  11. I wouldn't give those stamps a second look but what you create with them is always gorgeous, Tracey. Love reading your process, too. I think we (or maybe just I) tend to overthink things and make them more difficult than they need be. Such a great way to incorporate the colours into your design, while leaving lots of space to enjoy the text background. This is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x

  12. I so enjoy reading your posts Tracey and then I get continually wowed as a scroll down and today is one of those days x. I so love how you start your projects and how they end up. Amazing creativity and thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.

  13. The new stamps and stencils looked fabulous Tracey and this page is gorgeous, you did create magic with this page. Thank you for linking to Jo's theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Wow! Wow! Wow! I absolutely loved reading your step-by-step process, and watching this masterpiece come to life! Fantastic techniques and gorgeous finished product! Thanks for sharing this with us at Morgan's Artworld

  15. Hello Tracey! Its always fun to see how your artwork comes together... you've such creativeness and love of the beautiful side of life which I find so inspiring! Happy PPF xx

  16. Wow, what a stunning page you created! I love the new stamp that you used; your lady looks so beautiful looking out through the flowers - amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey, it's lovely to see you there! Wishing you a happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

  17. So cool to see all the bits come together in such a beautiful piece! Happy PPF!

  18. Beautiful Tracey. You are a master at making faces. She is really fabulous. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  19. And thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday too. I meant to say that and hit post before I did.

  20. I love the magic you have created!! Beautiful!!

  21. This is just stunning! I love all the colors and fun details!

  22. I always love how you take us through each piece you make from beginning to end. That takes dedication. Your lovely lady is just the tip of the iceberg. That new stamp and the flowers are absolutely incredible. Thanks for sharing this with us at Art Journal Journey using Jo's theme.

  23. Beautiful Tracy and great post on how you created.. you give me inspiration.. hope you all doing okay xx

  24. Wonderful this page! The design is fabulous for you!
    Have a good weekend, Elke

  25. Oh my goodness Tracey, I love your beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  26. Oh, wow, this is absolutely beautiful, love it.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  27. You definitely created your own magic by taking a gessoed page and turning it into a beautiful work of art. The face is stunning, I love how you created her hair and you captured the inspiration photo perfectly with your embellishing. Love, love, love this Tracey! Hope you are having a good weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  28. Love this and the idea of the dots and gorgeous results. Is that a jar you have used for your stamping? I am fascinated by your work and just love it.xx

    1. Hi Annie, that thing that looks like a jar is an acrylic stamp peg from Card-io Stamps, they are great for smaller stamps and a good weight to hold in the hand.. but i'm sure a flat bottomed jar would work just as good. I've used all sorts of things to stamp with in my time ;-D

  29. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! I love the face and how you did the bg. Amazing.

  30. Thank you for your kind words on my blog!!

  31. WOW stunning journal page love the face and appreciate your step by step too
    Carol x

  32. Your page is absolutely stunning, Tracey. Very inspiring for the photo of the challenge. Kisses!!!

  33. This is gorgeous Tracey, you always colour your girls in so beautifully! I love how the text in the background appears through her hair, and the sentiment ties it all together perfectly. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  34. What a beautiful page. The woman's face is just gorgeous, highlighted by the elements you've used. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene DT

  35. Such a wonderful walk through your project Tracey.I love the layers and the old manuscript impression you've created, she's very beautiful and wonderful inspiration too! Have a lovely week Sweetie. Xx

  36. Beautiful - I love how you've incorporated the photo inspiration into your lovely portrait. The bubbly colours add a lovely whimsical touch, and the flowers look so good.
    Alison x

  37. Stunning result for all your beautiful work on this page. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Challenge at Morgan's Artworld Challenge this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT

  38. She's gorgeous Tracey! I love your page! xxx

  39. A fabulous page Tracey, love how you created this beautiful face using the stamps and stencils and thank you for sharing the process.
    Avril xx


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