Friday 5 February 2021

Creative Artiste ~ February Challenge #68

 Hello Creative Friends 

Welcome to Creative Artiste's 

This month I have an altered notebook to share with you BUT 
before I do may I say I lost a whole weekend early January 
cutting and water colouring these stunning colorize blooms, 
my main focal this month and I loved every second of it..

I digress.. oopps now where was I..? 
Oh yes onto those altered notebook how to do's.. 

First covering a plain notebook in Kraft card embossed using Tim Holtz 
Texture Fades 3-D Typewriter folder, I dry brushed with black gesso 
adding a tickle of gilding wax to highlight those typewriter keys. 

There's not many mixed media creations of mine that escape without 
the addition of lace and when teamed up with pearls it just adds to 
the romance.. The strawberries and champagne of mixed media.. 😊

Cutting out individual letters from the embossed Typewriter folder
I chose to spell the word noted as my intention for this book 
was to use it to document and sketch creative ideas.

Layered leaves, buds and rose with twisted wire and bead 
stems it just brought everything together harmoniously..

Complete with it's pearl & glass heart junk jewellery bookmark 
roll on spring so we can enjoy those pretty blooms for real !!..

Thank you for taking time to stop by today. 

I hope you maybe inspired to mix it up and share your 
Mixed Media creations with the Creative Artiste Team HERE

Take care everyone 

Creative wishes 
Tracey xx 

Sharing todays creativity with: 

TFJB Challenge Blog ~ Groundhog Day ( for me.. Pearls & Lace)


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, tracey, this is absolutely magnificent, love everything about it. And thanks for joining us at AJJ, much appreciated. I wish you a great weekend with some me time for you! Stay safe, hugs, Valerie

Mia said...

What a gorgeous creation, Tracey! I love the rose!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous piece. I got the Typewriter folder but haven't decided yet what to do with it but to be honest I've been a bit busy with some moulds and resin but I might just have to get back to some embossing soon. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Tracey. This book cover just amazes me. It is gorgeous. I love the soft of the flower with harder typed background. And perfect for Valerie's heavy metal challenge. Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Hope your winter has been going well and you are staying healthy. hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love how you used that new Thinlit set, this one set is still on my wish list as I ordered a different one instead 😀. The way you layered the leaves and foliage is amazing and I love the typewriter embossing folder; how you used it for the background and wording is just perfect! Those pearls look beautiful too, anything goes with mixed media right 😉. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you are doing ok, long time no chat. Wishing you a happy February and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

craftytrog said...

Your book cover is stunning Tracey, I really love all the textures and that beautifully coloured bloom!
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
Alison xx

DVArtist said...

I don't think you lost a weekend or digressed. These are wonderful and the finished piece masterful.

Judy McKay said...

Love the flowers. Very detailed. Great project and a lot of hard creative work. Have a creative week. Keep Safe. Judy

Rika said...

This is pretty!

Lys said...

A lovely project while waiting for Spring indeed. The flowers are beautiful, the pearls elegantly finish the project.

Redanne said...

I got the die and embossing folder but have not had chance to play with them, but wow, thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration. The flower looks so beautiful and I love how you picked up the colour in the typewriter letters. Another wonderful creation!

Thanks so much for your visit, there are no other posts from me for Belinda, so you didn't miss anything. Because of delays in shipping we had to put the start date back to January but we are well under way now! Take care my friend and keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xx

Neet said...

When I saw the first photograph with the roses I was in full agreement with you getting carried away with the making of them as they are gorgeous but then I came to the full card and it was a WOW moment. Absolutely gorgeous and now I want/need that embossing folder for a project I am about to do.
Hugs, Neet xx

Rain said...

"Noted" is just beautiful! Very creative! And I love the bloom piece too! I hope all is well with you Tracey! :)

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning and so very beautiful. Those dimensional flowers look amazing and no wonder you enjoyed doing the way you did the sentiment too with the 3D embossing and cutting out the individual letters x.

Andree said...

A beautiful altered notebook Tracey. I love the gorgeous centrepiece you created and the distressed looking background xx

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hello, Tracey! Saw this stunning piece on CVC and had to come tell you how much it speaks to me! I know it sounds corny, but I want to touch it and hold it, haha. Coveting may be next! Seriously, it's just gorgeous. Your work on the bloom die cut is perfect and the pearls are the perfect touch. Happy week to you! XOX

Ina G said...

OMG those flowers are exquisite and so very beautiful Tracey. Swooning over how gorgeous this cover is finished. The pearls are a great finish. Hope you have this in a prominent place for all to see. Love to have something like it to show off! Look forward to your next piece of creativity.

Let's Art Journal said...

... Thanks so much for joining us at the Country View Challenges with your beautiful notebook cover! I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Hugs, Jo x

nwilliams6 said...

Oh my gosh, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the texture, the vintage look, those fabulous flowers, the raised letters, and the pearl dangles. Wow. Impressive and inspiring!

sarascloset said...

Tracey, I have to say seeing that flower for the first time just took my breath away! And seeing it atop your notebook cover is even better! What a great project and so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog! Now I have to go have another look at that gorgeous vintage flower!

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Jenny Marples said...

Tracey all the time and effort you put into creating those clusters of blooms was so well worth it - they are stunning. And what a perfect way to show of that beauty with the embossed background (and of course the lace and pearls). Thank you for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Those flowers are a beautiful layering with enough grunge to make them soft and beautiful. Thanks for playing along in our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

rachel said...

This is so very beautifully done Tracey - I love it to pieces! Thanks so much for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw. Hugs rachel x

Aimeslee Winans said...

I'm back with my DT hat on! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Craft Challenge. We hope you continue to play with us! XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

Zoechaos said...

Saw this first a Funky Junkie and was completely blown away by it. This book cover has it all texture, colour, detail and harmony. Truly inspiring. x

Ina G said...

Oh Tracey you have blown me away also here with those most beautiful flowers and the whole concept is just so beautiful. Love the addition of the dangly pearls. What a treasured book this must be. Also love your ring. Very celtic and British.