Tuesday 30 June 2020

Paperbabe Stamps #122 ~ ANYTHING GOES

Hello everyone, 

Over on the Paperbabe Stamps Challenge blog our theme this 
fortnight is *Anything Goes* come share your creative makes 
with us over HERE for a chance to win a Paperbabe prize.

Here's my DT creation this month and how it came to be.. 

Inspired to create a journal page gluing down torn papers 
embellished with texture using Paperbabe STENCILS

I smudged paint picking out those raised areas to 
create a landscape in Summer blues and greens...

Stamped, embossed and fussy cut Butterflies using stamps 
from the Pieridae Stamp Set help to fill in every gap...

with the largest Butterfly stamped in complementary colours

machine stitched edges softens the scene as my kaleidoscope of 
butterflies rise up into a sun filled sky above the meadow below... 

Look forward to seeing your anything goes creations. 

Stay safe & keep creative.. 
Tracey xx 

Sharing with: 
Try it on Tuesday ~ Create a scene
Country view Challenge ~ Summer Fields
Art Journal Journey ~ Halle's theme.. A Stitch in Time

Monday 8 June 2020

A stitch in time saves a Rustic 9

Hello creative friends, 

How you all doing? 

Inspired by a rusty number nine found buried in my garden 
I thought i'd incorporate it into the cover of my latest 
junk journal...

Layering it's stencilled cover with die cuts of old paper, 
embellished with buttons, wrapped thread and lace

a punched book page made an alternative surface to stitch. 
Alongside a stamped embroidery reel topper and bobbin wound with 
thread, the button is from Granny's button tin still attached to it's card.

Onto ribbon edged with machine stitch faux typewriter keys sit.
I love how the original book cover still peeps out from below.

Not convinced this journal cover is quite finished, there's still 
room to squeeze in a found curio or trinket don't you think?

A stitch in time saves 9... 
(it's one way to approach the new blogger interface..!)

Wishing you all a super week ahead, 

Take care
Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with:

A Vintage Journey ~ Rustic Charm 
Creative Artiste ~ Mixed Media Challenge #61
Art Journal Journey ~ Halle's theme: A Stitch in Time