Friday, 3 April 2020

Challenge #116 ~ Paperbabe Stamps Birthdays Theme

Hello everyone, 

with this fortnights theme *Birthdays*... 

Everyday is a Birthday and I can think of no better time than 
NOW to share the love and appreciation of a friend or loved one 
by creating a little something to celebrate their special day. 

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

I came across this distress oxide background amongst my scraps pile. 
 I love how those cracks appear so strong through the crackle paste 
when pushed through one of my favourite Paperbabe Iso Fun Stencil.

The colours were a perfect match for my latest Paperbabe design 
using the Dinky 3/4 View stamp teamed with the Micro Fringe template.

stamping flowers from the Flourishing Hair Set help adorn her outfit 
with a little bit of bling to balance that scrummy gold crackle paste..

As if she awaits her destiny this A5 mixed media journal page may well 
turn into a card topper as the Birthday Wishes sentiment quietly awaits.

Come see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you 
and *Please* share your stamped Birthday creations with the team 
over HERE you DO NOT have to use Paperbabe Stamps to join in...

Stay safe & keep creative everyone 
Sending light & good wishes your way

Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Paint Party Friday ~ Week 5 Year 10 
Rain's Thursday Art Date ~ Stencil Art 
Art Journal Journey ~ Valerie's theme Geometric Shapes


  1. Hi Tracey! Wow, you have created a really adorable journal page here. Love the colours, they go together so well, and the gold gives it a very extravagant touch. Love how you put your gorgeous girl outside the frame, great idea. Thanks so much for linking to AJJ, much appreciated. Happy PPF and have a safe and happy weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow, what a beauty! Love the gold alongside the other colours, Jo x

  3. She looks ready for a wonderful party. Good that you shared her at PPF😊

    Thanks for dropping by my blog today


  4. You created a gorgeous card from that wonderful scrap Tracey!
    Alison xx

  5. Hi Tracey!! :) I love your piece!!! What a pretty little magical gal with her ears and big bright eyes! I'm so glad you joined in!! :)

  6. The gold and turquoise really pop together - and your elfin girl is lovely. Happy PPF from Number 21 :D

  7. cool looking background and fantastic coloring on that beautiful girl!

  8. Ahhh ... do I see an Elfin ear on this sweet lady? This is creativity at it's best and I would be thrilled to receive such a BD card. Beautifully done, Tracie ...

    Andrea @ Form the Sol

  9. This is a beautiful design!

  10. What a beauty on your journal page
    Everything is fascinating, very well thought out for the topic!
    all the best and stay healthy!
    Greetings Elke

  11. This is gorgeous Tracey. I think from those ear she is a bit elfin. And I do love those cool triangles. What a great border. Thanks so much fro joining Valerie's challenge at Art Journal Journey too. Hope you are staying healthy and safe from the virus. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  12. what a perfect way to use that background! Everything fits so well together. I would love to get a birthday card like that :-) I really need to start experimenting with crackle paste, I love the effect. Stay safe and healthy ♥

  13. I loved watching your creation come to life step-by-step! Each addition making it even more spectacular! Wonderful techniques and beautiful colour choices. Thanks for sharing this with us at Morgan's Artworld

  14. It is a lovely background for your beautiful lady, she look quite magical with her elf like ears. Thank you for linking to Valerie's theme at Art Journal Journey.
    Yvonne xx

  15. Gorgeous page! The crackle paste looks amazing with the oxide background and provides a striking backdrop for your beautiful elfin lady - such a magical design 😁. Take care and give Freya a doggy hug for me 😉. Wishing you a happy weekend! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

  16. Creative background and a lovely lady ~ awesome artwork ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. Isn't it great when you come across pre made backgrounds and they always seem just perfect for what you've got in mind. Love the layout of the page using that beautiful girl outside the frame.
    Have a great weekend and stay safe.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  18. Beautiful colouring, great card.

  19. I love your little lady. She is beautiful and thanks for sharing the details :)

  20. She certainly is a beautiful and enhanced even more by the gorgeous golden crackle in the background and the wonderful blue/green colours. I too, love her elf like ears. She would make a beautiful birthday card but she looks equally beautiful as a journal page - I don't think I would be able to part with her!

    I really do hope you are getting some crafty time this weekend. Stay safe and well my friend. Hugs, Anne xx

  21. Absolutely gorgeous work. Love the design too. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

  22. I always love hearing the word "scrap." It's a fun way to use something that would normally be overlooked. This is a beautiful journal page. I love how you turned the birthday greeting into a journal page. This was very well executed, too. Thanks for sharing it with us using Valerie's theme at Art Journal Journey.

  23. Hi Tracey, pleased to see you've found a use for something in the scrap pile and it works so well. Hope you're all well and managing to occupy yourselves though I know you wont have a problem with that. Take care and creative hugs, Angela xXx

  24. Dearest Tracey , another gorgeous creation, and painting done, to perfection. I love the crackle, too- and your sweet elfin - so very cute and a little dangerous, maybe, lol.
    Tracey, I so hope you are doing ok, and your family too, - this is not going to stop the many coming weeks, I guess, so we better stay firm, and protect ourself, as much as we can. I do that, only out each day for a walk, and then going to opposite side of street if someone is coming close to me,- How do you cope , dear friend? Do you live in an area with many people around you ? I hope your husband also can keep inside and not get any risk of being infected . Have a cosy evening dear friend. I send you loving thoughts and hugs. Dorthe xoxoxo

  25. This is so beautiful Tracey, she looks so elegant and the background is perfect, you really know how to use the white space. Take care and stay safe, Sue xx

  26. What a babe!
    I've seen this type on tv realityshows :)

  27. The most delightful project with the prettiest and delicate of colours and of course with marvellous colouring. Love The little bit of bling and the texture from the crackle paste. Yes it would make a wonderful birthday card x.

  28. Such a beautiful creation Tracey! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx


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