Friday 30 October 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ #131 Picture Inspiration

 Hello Creative Friends. 

It's time for a new challenge over @ Paperbabe Stamps 

This fortnight we give you a Picture for Inspiration below. 
Use it to inspire you and come share your creativity HERE.

*Here's my interpretation of the challenge*

Inspired by the colours and shapes in the picture prompt and techniques 
discovered during a Laly Mille workshop I created a divided journal page. 

Working within the lines I've used scraps from previous Paperbabe 
creations using Paperbabe STAMPs and STENCILs, embossed pastes, 
paint, leaves and lace to create a mixed media journal page.. 

Here's a closer look of my two favourites 

A happy little leaf family.. 

Uplifting quote from Picasso alongside a dormant Sunday best dress..

Whether i'll keep this A3 page as it is, create a smaller journal 
or divide each section individually, i'm undecided but I must say 
the process was very relaxing to work on from start to finish..

Look forward to seeing your 

Stay safe & creative 
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 
Paint Party Friday ~ Week 35 Year 10
Try it on Tuesday ~ Embossed
Art Journal Journey ~ Chris's Theme *Hold the Line*

Wednesday 21 October 2020

WoywW #594

Hello everyone, 
Time is very much not on my side..
busy, busy, busy, nearly never made it... 
but it's desk sharing day @ the stamping ground

There's lot's going on in the background but nothing I can 
share just yet.. 😋 So here's a little artist tile doodle a 
LifeBook taster mix it up as I stopped for artistic breath. 

It's Birthday week for me and Freya, can't believe she's 
a year old already and me just a wee bit older hee hee!! 

Care duties, needful things, cuppa and cake time with Mom 
before home and pressie time, I'm wishing for arty things 😊

I look forward to seeing what you've all been up too.

Take care everyone 

Stay safe 
Tracey xx

Monday 19 October 2020

Monday mixed media mumble..

 Hello everyone, 

a quick Monday mumble inspired by a cobweb I caught sight of 
in the dead of the night outside my bedroom window... 

A glue drawn web upon an interference painted black page 
I hope Mr Moth manages to escape before the spider spots him.. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Art Journal Journey ~ Hold the Line
Country View Challenges ~ Halloween (Make a Scene)

Friday 16 October 2020

Anything Goes ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #130

Hello everyone, 

*Anything Goes* this fortnight over @ 

A chance to win a *gift voucher* to spend in the 
Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store come share your 
crafty creations HERE...

Today my Anything Goes creation is a Triad of ATC's

Coloured with alcohol markers, embellished with enamel 
accents and a dusting of glitter, in honour of
Dia de los Muertos ~ Day of the Dead.. 

What could you use them for..??

Look forward to seeing your 

Stay safe & Creative 
Tracey xx

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Woyww #593 with this, that and t'other

Hello creative friends, 

First a page for *Art Journal Journey* 
and Chris's theme *Hold The Line*

A spread inspired by the wonderful collage art of Pia Rom. 
The word refuel peeping from the book page below brought a 
vision of migrating birds keeping formation as they fly in 
to join us for Winter, like little aeroplanes in the sky... 

and now as it's Wednesday already... here's WoyWW #593 
remnants of a long lockdown weekend in my crafty space.. 

I've been down with an ear and throat infection so just incase 
it was something more sinister than a head cold and with a huge pot 
of Lamb Stew prepared for the boys this is where I've been hiding, 
catching up with the Lifebook Taster course.. 

So sorry to those @ the stamping ground and beyond that I've 
missed visiting, this week will definitely be a better one..  

Watercolour cards inspired by Galia Alena, 
a beautiful artist with her soft spoken words. 
Maybe you'll join her Art is Magic taster workshop ? 

and finally I made use of my 4x4 artist tiles thanks to Effy Wild, 
I never need asking twice when eyes are involved..

Look forward to a catch up and seeing what you've been up to.. 

Stay safe & creative 
Tracey xx

Friday 9 October 2020

In the dead of the night... we create a scene!!

 Hello Creative friends, 

a one pick post from me today as I share a page created 
during a sleepless night. Lack of sleep or just sheer 
madness have you ever tried to paint on a black page 
in the dead of the night..?? 

Rollered in white gesso I used just three colours 
white, black and yellow to pick out shapes left from 
those roller marks to create a scene. 

Adding paste through a brick stencil and a TH Cathedral substrate, 
hidden within the mist distant ravens sit on the power line 
between two houses and wiry tree's... 

As the pumpkin scarecrow keeps watch over the land I'll leave 
you to discover the stranger things within this spooky scene.. 

Have a great weekend everyone, 
Stay safe..!! 

Creative wishes
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Thursday Art Date with Rain ~ Scarecrows
Art Journal Journey ~ Chris's Theme ~ Hold the Line 
Country View Challenges ~ Halloween (create a scene)

Wednesday 7 October 2020

What's on your Wednesday Workdesk #592

 Hello everyone, 

hope you are all keeping well ? 

Desk sharing day again over @ the stamping ground and a 
midweek meet up to show and tell what's on our workdesks. 

The past week has been a busy one but did manage to catch a couple of hours 
to sit and colour stamped images from Tracy Easson's new stamp collection. 

Played with a freebie Studiolight stamp received a few weeks ago. 
I'm always impressed when an image stamps first time onto hammered 
card without losing any of the detail, the linework is ultra fine. 

Made a boo-boo colouring over the lines of the Purple Cyclamen 😒
probably why the white one is my fav, now all awaiting a sentiment.

Look forward to seeing what's on your workdesk. 

Stay safe & creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

Friday 2 October 2020

Creative Artiste *October* Mixed Media Challenge* #65

 Hello Creative Friends, 

It's October Challenge time @ Creative Artiste 
where each month Anything Mixed Media Goes. 

If YOU love working with a mixture of mediums 
come share your creativity with the team and join 

This month I have created A House for all Seasons..

Here's what I got up to with wood, stamps, stencils, 
pastes, die cuts and wire to name but a few...

Using two pieces of wood left over from a recent garden project, 
I used an image from AALL & Create's Shuttered Window's stamped 
onto rice paper ready to position exactly where I wanted.

Adhered to the wooden base I coloured and painted the image 
adding liner pen and glossy accents to bring out areas of detail. 

The back displays paste pushed through Tim Holtz Ironwork and 
Bricked stencils, painted with distress paint, all wrapped gently with 
wire ready for dressing with die cuts of ivy from the StudioLight range.

Adding texture paste to the roof painting in all those finer details 
I lost myself in a creative afternoon with this piece, so I will leave
you with views from all sides and let the pictures tell it's story. 

I love how the twisted wire and roving ivy envelops these sides still 
allowing the texture of Tim Holtz Iron work stencil to peep through.

Words taken from Tim Holtz tiny text stamp set is a 
reflective message to cherish every moment...

Shutters stamped separately I was delighted to discover each one 
was a mirror image of the other enabling me to stamp both sides. 

Attached either side of the arched window it gives a private yet 
homely feel with it's evergreen ivy, timeless whatever the season.

Now it's your turn to create and share 
your mixed media creations @ 

and please check out what the 
Design Team have created this October. 

Look forward to seeing your creative creations.

Creative wishes 
Tracey xx 

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