Friday, 29 May 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #120 ~ My Quote right NOW

Hello Creative Friends

as a new Paperbabe Stamps Challenge begins
we ask you this fortnight to share your
*Quote right now..*

Create anything the new theme inspires you to do,
using words or a saying maybe close to your heart.
Old ones or an excerpt that simply engages you..

Come share them with the team over HERE.

Here's a small cushion I created embellished with
stamped and embroidered eyelashes and the quote...

*Be the Rainbow in someone else's cloud*


 Using the Paperbabe Standard Female Face stamp set  
and Watercolour Alphabet Capitals to create the quote
this tactile cushion is a real comfort to hold.. 

Wishing you all a bright and sunny day 

Creative wishes 
Tracey x

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

What's on your workdesk? 573

Hello creative friends, 

How are you..?? 

I've nothing really to share this workdesk Wednesday 
as sewing has taken up much of my time, making birthday 
gifts and other things.. believe me you really do not 
want to see the chaos on my kitchen table today.. 

So here's where I was yesterday evening taking note 
of idea's for some lovely stamp sets I received last week. 
The #justforwednesdays journal shows last weeks play using 
Tracy Evans stunning Iris, it's an addictive set may I say..



I can share a couple of tags i'd saved from some wrapping 
that I covered with gesso then stamped interesting areas 
from a couple of woodware stamps.  Embossed and trimmed with 
left over scraps of lace they may well become new gift tags to 
go with those sewing gifts or just #things in a junk journal.


Look forward to seeing Whats on your 
workdesks this Wednesday. 

Take care everyone, stay safe & creative 
Tracey xx

UPDATE..
**Has anyone heard how Helen is..?? 
She posted last night but I'm worried she has still yet to link **

Friday, 22 May 2020

Discover.. Flowers

Hello creative friends, 

How are you..?? 

Sharing a journal page today which I started just before 
Spring first sprung but never got round to completing..

No how to do's or explanations just close up's of those
Stamperia moulded pastes, stencils and rice papers..


Fuschia is not really my colour but I couldn't help paint those 
moulded roses to match those upon the rice paper background.


I love how the perched bird comes to life when painted, 
as if she's stopped to take in their sweet flowery aroma..


The stenciled word *Discover trimmed with buttons 
and lace sits above hand painted white fluffy clouds.


a keyword as birdsong amplifies whilst air traffic takes a break. 

We've all had more time to discover things of new and old 
while keeping our family, friends and neighbours safe...


Wishing you all a a super weekend.
Take care everyone. 

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Paint Party Friday ~ WK 12 YR 10

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Happy 11th Anniversary WoywW #572

Hello creative friends, 

**Happy 11th Birthday WOYWW* 

a crafty safe place over @ the stamping ground where we 
can gather each Wednesday catch up with like minded folk 
and friends to share what's on our workdesks.


Guided by Julia to work on our UFO's to celebrate year 11* 
rather than the usual sharing of ATC's I've been playing with 
those found objects shared in #570.


Made an ATC those paint brushes represent the number 11.


covered a new journal.. now my #just for Wednesday's!


Put some simple paint dot decoration on the folk it heart and 
then attempted wet felting which is now my latest UFO 😏


The sun is up, my outdoor Woyww #572 is set up for the day 


I'm raising my cuppa to Julia and ALL the WOYWW gang... 


Keep creative everyone!! 
Tracey xx

Friday, 15 May 2020

Paperbabe Stamps ~Picture Inspiration #119

Hello creative friends,

let me introduce this fortnights prompt as a 

Picture Inspiration #119



Here's a mixed media journal page and how it came to be..

Acrylic paints splotched onto a book page duplicating the 
colours and pattern seen above in the prompt are transferred 
onto it's sister page by simply just closing the book.


have been stamped on the transferred image page.


fussy cut flowers glued down and colour matched


displaying a scattering of flowers teamed with flat back gems.


Stamped words from the Flourish and Grow stamp set 
help inspire and dress up it's new partnering page. 


Pop on over HERE to see what the Design Team have created 
and come share your journey with the team...

Keep safe & stay creative 
Tracey xx

Sharing the love over @ Art Journal Journey 
with Hostess Mia and her theme Flowers

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

What's on your workdesk? #570

Hello everyone, 

HOW ARE YOU..??

Hiding away in the corner absorbed in the painting of walls 
DON'T look at the carpet.. ooooohhh you did, didn't you..?

Carpet cleaner is as elusive as hand wash 
I think a new carpet is a reward in waiting..


Found these forgotten's whilst moving some furniture, 
hand carved, stamped & coloured images designed by the 
clever hands of Donna Gray, she kindly sent them to me 
when we were on the same Design Team a few years ago. 

Not used the stamp set for a couple of years, obviously all 
lost together, the pack of pre-stamped images could come in 
handy for an 11th Anniversary that's coming up soon..! 😊


So here's what you've all came to see.. 
here's what's on my workdesk this Wednesday.. 

Journal & washi play with those Studiolight Stamps from last week. 
I have made some cards but can't share them just yet as those receiving 
peep at my blog. The large Butterfly I found in the journal a left over 
stamp & colour I previously shared.. Think i'll make a quick card 
with it today before it flies into hiding again. 



Hoping to be a bit more active online this week, 
I did make it round to see all woyww(ers) but missed 
many visits to my non woyww(ers) blog buddies 😘

Catch up time is calling... 
Stay safe & creative precious people
Hugs Tracey xx

Friday, 1 May 2020

Challenge #118 ~ Paperbabe Stamps *Anything Goes*

Hello creative friends,

welcome to May and the start of a 

Anything goes is this fortnights theme so pop on over check out 
what the DT have been up to and share your journey with the team. 

Today i'm sharing an ATC, one I created some time ago...


If you visit or follow my blog you can probably tell this 
Paperbabe Female Dinky Stamp is my personal favourite.. 
Stamped onto watercolour card she's painted in 
watercolour and coloured with Luminance pencil's. 


Freestyling her hair adding detail using a fine liner pen, 
the sentiment is taken from the just because stamp set


Part of an ATC collection I use for personal inspiration...

We hope you will join us over @ Paperbabe Stamps 

Stay safe & keep creative everyone
(((Hugs))) Tracey xx