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


  1. She is beautiful! I love how you used your finger to stamp around the curves ~ Very clever! Pretty flowers and I think her peaceful thoughts are maternal ones that have yet to bloom ~ Enjoy your weekend

  2. wow oh so beautiful, I would love to paint like this and have a few special rocks on my desk...creative and peaceful.xx

  3. Your stone is absolutely wonderful😍 It's creative and very beautifully made. You have such a talent of this kind of art, Tracey.
    Happy PPF celebration and enjoy the weekend ❤️

  4. Oh my.... this is the most beautiful rock here.. she is so serene and with the flowers around her she just makes me happy! Adorable and masterfully made Tracey! You are a ROCKstar for me! Lol!

    Happy weekend
    SUsi xxx

  5. Love your beautiful, painted rock, Tracey. She really looks so peaceful and serene, well done. Great idea. Have a wonderful weekend, hugs, Valerie

  6. This brought back such happy memories - I used to love painting stones on childhood holidays. The serene face in the midst of all those flowers is absolutely charming - and I can just imagine how lovely it must feel in your hand too.
    Alison x

  7. Your work is fantastic. I keep thinking I want to try this but couldn't compare to what you have done here.

  8. beautiful what I can see on this simple stone. A charming woman and with the flowers! Fantastic!!!
    Happy Weekend, Elke

  9. Lovely! i also did a girl among flowers today. Have a nice weekend Tracey

    much love...

  10. Beautiful work on the rock!

  11. This is so pretty, lovely.

  12. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. We have some things in common, being creative with numerous media. My hands have rebelled against some of those things now so I am focused on painting. So taken with your painted rocks, and working in small detail is always relaxing.

  13. What an amazing project! I love the tranquility and beauty that you have created, it looks so amazing 😁. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog, I was delighted to have won and with all the new PB releases its going to be difficult to chose my prize 😉. I hope you've had a lovely week and wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x

  14. Absolutely incredible, Tracey. You do SO well with those Paperbabe stamps and this rock is just one more example of how you can create incredible art using any substrate. Most impressive art and it looks like a fun idea for Rain's Art Date, too.

  15. So cool! I love seeing your process pics, too! What a beautiful creation you have made!

  16. I do like a good painted rock. Yes, she is so peaceful and beautiful. A spirit for a natural piece of earth.

  17. Tracey she is so beautiful!! A true nature goddess dreaming of spring. Love her. Happy PPF!

  18. Wow that looks great. You did such an amazing job with this project.
    So different.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  19. Hi Tracey! :) Your rock gal is SO beautiful! I LOVE the colours, her eyes...I'm sure she sees peace in nature! :) Thanks for taking us through the steps on how you made it, it's perfect for the theme!!! I'm so happy you joined in!! :) Such talent! :) I have to get me some stamps one of these days, I love the effect!!! You are very creative. :)

  20. She certainly does look serene and you have surrounded her with such beautiful dainty flowers. The stamps are beautiful but you really do bring them to life with your wonderful painting! Hope you have had a good weekend and best wishes for the coming week. Hugs, Anne xxx

  21. wow, you created a very beautiful woman on that pebble :)

  22. Dear Tracey, what a lovely, and beautiful idea, of painting the stone - she is beautiful resting a bit there, among the flowers,- I`m sure she have peaceful and happy thoughts . So amazingly painted, as always, but on a stone it is even more to admire!!
    Sending you big hugs and wishes all is well , dear friend. xoxoxoxoxo

  23. I used to paint rocks with my granddaughter when she was younger, but nothing as beautiful as you have accomplished here. It is something to behold (or see, in keeping with Rain's prompt). I hope you will come again to Rain's so we can all appreciate your talents.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  24. Wow this 'Rock/Pebble' is so creative and I too wonder what she is thinking. The colouring is fabulous and I love how you manipulated the hand around her gorgeous face x. So creative Tracey x.

  25. Wow Tracey, this is so beautiful and creative. She looks wonderful here, definitely in her own little world. Have a very happy and crafty week, Sue xx

  26. Oh wow she really is stunning, I love this. She is perfect for our March "the eyes have it" challenge over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for joining us xx

  27. uuuummmmm...very meditative!

  28. WOW Tracey, such a gorgeous creation! I love painting on rocks! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  29. She is stunning Tracey! Such a lovely idea.
    Alison xx

  30. Thank you for your gorgeous entry in our March 'the eyes have it' challenge over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie xx

  31. Gorgeous, love it to bits. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

  32. Wow, this is the prettiest rock I have seen! Wow.

  33. Fabulous work of art! So glad you played along TIMI challenge

  34. This is stunning! So glad you played along TIMI challenge :)

  35. WOW! This looks amazing. She is absolutely beautiful ... great job with the painting. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  36. What a fabulous creation! So unique and beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month.
    Hugs, Ann DT

  37. Fabulous creation!Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Judy DT

  38. absolutely stunning Tracey - I adore this! Hugs rachel x


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