Friday, 7 February 2020

Challenge #112 ~ Paperbabe Stamps *LAYERS*

Happy Friday everyone, 

Today see's a New Paperbabe Stamps Challenge   
as we present you with this fortnights Theme 

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

Onto a heavy weight calico fabric panel I stamped a 
painting both face and stamped torso with fabric paint.

Gluing a patterned paper napkin onto the surrounding hair space 
I used an inktense pencil to define those flourishes and blend out 
with a water brush to help create a subtle edge to her hair line.

Tracing those hair flourishes with glitter glue adds another layer along 
with the word Flourish taken from the Flourish and Grow stamp set 
stamped onto tissue paper, positioned then glued into place.

Embellished with sequins and beads initially my intention was 
to create a fabric postcard sized patch to add as an extra layer 
to a bag or item of clothing but when I laid the panel onto a 
lace edged piece of fabric I saw a different vision.

Folded it made a super needle book.. 

I've lost count of the amount of needle books i've made over the years 
they always tend to find their way into other peoples hands as gifts,
i'm hoping that this one will stay with me a little longer...

I do hope you can join us this fortnight for our
there's a prize for one randomly chosen winner.. 

After an extremely busy week i'm looking forward to some 
creative time myself and seeing what you've all been up to. 

Creative Hugs & Wishes 
Tracey xx

Playing along with: 
Creative Artiste Challenge #57


Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous needle book Tracey. Great layering and beautiful colours. I have made the same experience with little things like this, they nearly always end up in somebody else's handbag! Have a wonderful weekend, take care, hugs, Valerie

Rain said...

Tracey! :) That is so darn creative!! I love how you put that together, how lovely!!

froebelsternchen said...

This is sooooo beautiful! Out of this world beautiful Tracey!

Happy weekend!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Valerie, sometimes I feel like I have to hide things just so I can enjoy them a little longer but it can be handy when I need a clear out haa haa.. xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thanks so much Rain, there's not many created things of mine that end up exactly as I first planned.. I'll be along to see what you've been up too very soon, just need to catch my breathe first x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you for you kind words Susi xx

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Wow wow wow this is just amazing. What a great job you have done with this project. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Annette DT

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning make! This is a fabulous design and I love how you used the floral napkin to create her hair 😁. You always create such beauty with Paperbabe Stamps products and this is no exception - perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste and for all your kind wishes too 😊. Happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

How do you do it Tracey, I love it. Your brain thinks entirely differently from me. When I saw the title I was thinking to tune in and see how many arty layers you’d managed on a card that I would have to CASe!! Amazing take on the challenge and lovely lovely end result. Keep it, and smile each time you use it!

Arlene said...

Just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.
~ Arlene DT

Redanne said...

Tracey, I just want to type the word 'exquisite' fifty times and just leave it at that! I have no other words to tell you how much I love this exquisite creation, I just love the whole piece. Please do not give this away, you really need to look at this every day..... I hope you enjoy your creative time this weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Tracey, I love your flourish art. Her hair is beautiful and using the napkin like that is a great idea.
The calico is a nice surface and would give a lovely finish. You're always coming up with great art! Cheers xx

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Back again, and again, super gorgeous and great job with this stunning project.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Michele said...

wow, gorgeous! I've never made a needle book but yours is inspiring! xo

NatureFootstep said...

how cool, you turned the stamp into a needlebook. And a really beautiful one.

Many years ago I found a needlebook somewhere and uses it those pins you get on travells and such. It is a great idea :) Wishing you a great week. with many birds at the feeder.

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely beautiful and the paper napkin is so pretty too. The image of the lady is stunning and I love how you did the extra hair etc. Stunning little creations and you really must keep this one Tracey x. I so enjoyed reading how you did this one and I am always x

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! So creative and beautiful work ~ don't think I have ever seen a needlebook ~ ^_^

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

Sue said...

Just when I think you can't get any better you go and do something like this! This is absolutely gorgeous Tracey and I love that it's useable so you'll get to see it all the time! Have a very happy and crafty week, Sue xx

sirkkis said...

I haven't ever seen before this kind of needled book! What a charming creation. Love it.
Wishing you a great start to upcoming week xx

Loose Stitches said...

Such a gorgeous creation Tracey, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

nwilliams6 said...

I have come back to this several times - it is super special and gorgeous! I love it.

Ina G said...

This is such a stunning and beautiful piece of work here Tracey. I too have com back and looked and studied each photo. So much to take in. How talented you are. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Artiste MM Challenge.

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Gorgeous project Tracey. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Wendy DT Member for

Gale said...

Gorgeous creation Tracey! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Gale DT