Wednesday 25 March 2020

WoywW #564

Hello everyone, 
How are you all doing? 

Sharing what's on my work desk this Wednesday 
here stands a Tando mini book tower a present to myself 
last Christmas but like lots of my crafty stash was in hiding 😏 

Holding 12 mini books one for each month, when constructed each book 
can hold a months worth of pages. I thought the Tando 366 challenge 
was only for Facebook, a challenge to create a page a day using the 
Tando prompts. Not being a FB user I never looked for those 
daily prompts, my intentions were to just do my own thing.. 

...BUT I came across a Team Blog that was sharing each prompt 
how useful, this could spur on my create every day motivation. 

Watch this space!!

With lots in the making but all unfinished here's 
a little creation I blogged about last week.. HERE

there's been lots of bonding going on now both my girls are under one roof.

Life sure feels like a script from book or scene from a movie 
right now, strange that exactly three months ago it was 
Christmas day.. 

Family and friends all together, food & drink a plenty with 
unrestricted love and laughter... how different life is today. 

Hold onto those memories everyone, 
whilst being sensible and safe listening to those vital instructions 
so we can create more memories with loved ones when this darkness lifts.

Sending good health & creative light your way 
Tracey xx

Thursday 19 March 2020

TFJB ~ Guest Designer... *Little Things*

Hello creative Friends, 

What an honour it is again to be a Guest Designer 

Excited to learn that Jenny's theme was *Little things* 
being asked to create a small Vintage or Shabby Chic 
project my creative side was buzzing with ideas... 

Here's my *Little Things* creation and how it came to be.. 

Jenny was so right when she said even the littlest of things 
can mean the most. All crafter's know how hard it can be to 
throw away those tiny left over scraps from previous projects, 
odd buttons, beads and for me the tiniest strands of lace. 

Utilising a 4" x 3" frame I stamped and embossed an image 
taken from Stamperia's Art is the Journey stamp set then 
glued down those little saved scraps amidst the lace.

i'm always amazed how a coating of gesso 
calms those dark spaces and brings out the light...

Using the same stamperia image used upon the frame, I 
stamped card then heat resistant acetate embossing it 
with clear embossing powder, highlighting her features 
by carefully colouring with an alcohol marker.

see how her features pop when the acetate is laid on top.

A wash of skin coloured watercolour around the frame 
helps blend both frame and image together.

with a whisper of gilding wax to bring out the 
best of those little things.

Completed it gives us much more to look at 
than just a picture within a frame.

Thank you to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for having me 
what a pleasure it has been. Please pop on over HERE 
to see what *Little Things* the talented DT have created. 

Sending Creative wishes your way 
take care & stay safe everyone 

I look forward to spending some time with you all 
over the weekend to see what you've all been up to..
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creation with: 

Wednesday 18 March 2020

What's on your workdesk this Wednesday? #563

Hello everyone, 

Popping in to share what's been on my workdesk 
as it's Wednesday & before another week zooms on by.

It's all been somewhat busy here with important people 
to attend to in the light of what's happening world wide 
there's been quite a few Birthdays in between... 

Here's one of the cards I remembered to photograph..

 and a little textured pot I revamped with a lick of paint. 

Taken yesterday afternoon this space awaits a crafting day. 

My Daughter is now over from Sweden, she made the decision 
to be near to the family rather than run the risk of being 
stranded in the tiny village she now lives in. 
Picking her up from Manchester Airport can't tell you how 
nervous we were seeing airlines start to cancel flights. 

We are all in it together now... 
what a ray of light that is.

Hope everyone is looking after themselves and those that 
need help have people around them to lend a hand..??  
Look forward to seeing WOYWW #563

Stay creative everyone
Hugs Tracey xx

Friday 13 March 2020

*Green* Peace..

 Hello Creative Friends, 

How are you all keeping in this crazy world?? 

Dropping by to share a journal page i've been tinkering around with, 
a combination of mixed media, stencils, stamps, inks and pencil work 
it's been very therapeutic to keep revisiting each evening 
when the work day is done. 

it's certainly renewed some of the energy that's been lost over 
very busy few days. Makes me want to part those wild flowers 
and just sit amongst the tranquillity of it all...

We are all very lucky to have such natural beauty around us, 
it gives us so much and asks for little back. 

Wishing you all a safe weekend
Take care everyone & look after each other.

Creative Hugs 

Friday 6 March 2020

Challenge #114 ~ Paperbabe Stamps *Anything Goes*

Happy Friday Creative Friends, 

It's challenge time over on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog 
this fortnight it's *Anything Goes* so come share your 
crafty makes with us over HERE... 

Here's what I got up to.. 

I'm very lucky that my Mother in Law's Garden is full of 
flat rocks and pebbles. When I recently came across this 
one it's shape really reminded me of a head. 

Inspired by my blogging Rock Painting Friends 
I'm sharing a painted rock of my very own today.

First adding a coat of gesso I stamped the closed eye 
face stamp from the Paperbabe female dinky face set 
onto the flat surface delicately painting with acrylics. 

I stamped the Paperbabe hand under her chin by placing the 
dinky hand stamp onto the end of my finger, this made it much 
easier to get an impression around the curved edges as I could 
manipulated the stamp around the curves, repeating the process 
with flowers taken from the Flourishing Hair stamp set.

Painting those stamped outlines I added the detail, 
coating the finished rock with satin varnish..

I love how peaceful she looks,
each time I look at her I wonder what she see's
behind those closed eyes dreaming of beautiful things...

Come see what the team have created over HERE 
and join in with our Anything Goes Paperbabe Challenge.

I look forward to seeing what delights you have for our eyes. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing today with: 

Paint Party Friday ~ Happy 9th Birthday!! 
Country View Challenges ~ The eyes have it
Rain's Thursday Art Date ~ What do you See?
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Something Feminine