Tuesday 29 June 2021

WoywW #630

 Hello everyone, 

Desk sharing day @ the Stamping ground

Sorry I was absent last week but I was needed elsewhere, 
made it home just before the rains came in time to uproot the 
Garlic i've been nurturing since Autumn, a proud moment..😁

Played catch up with the Kaleidoscope Taster week, grateful for the 
extra week extension which gave me chance to have a selfish Sunday 
all to myself and throw some paint around in my tiny journal. 

The piece below was inspired by Angela Anderson, if you've never seen 
her work you should check her out on Youtube, very generous tutor.. 
I've been hooked since her Thimbles & Cotton reels painting in 2020..

Look forward to seeing what's on your workdesk. 

Stay safe & creative 
Tracey xx

Monday 28 June 2021

Beautiful Butterfly and Blooms..

Hello everyone, 

a quick journal post from me making use of tissue scraps.

The cold spell this Spring gave a late start to some tree's 
blossoming but what a beautiful sight to see the Butterflies 
enjoying their blossom alongside the summertime blooms..

Over painted with acrylics & blended with Summer Sky fresco 
I couldn't resist stitching these tissue words into the page, 
they sit like a missing part of the jigsaw..

Take good care everyone 

Stay safe and Creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

Sharing with: 

Art Journal Journey ~ Mia's theme Butterflies
Try it on Tuesday ~ Here comes Summer Challenge

Wednesday 16 June 2021

WoywW #628

 Hello creative friends. 

tis Wednesday desk sharing day over @ the stamping ground 
faint hearted please look away now for it is what it is again.

Pushing all that aside I did find some time and space for a 
wee bit of colouring when I got home yesterday..

and then these arrived.. Oh Gnome!!

Look forward to seeing what's on your workdesk. 

Stay safe & creative
Tracey xx

Friday 11 June 2021

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #146 ~ Anything Goes

 Happy Friday everyone, 

Time for a new Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #146 

There's a Paperbabe prize to be won up to £20* 
for one randomly chosen participant... HERE

Today my Design Team project is a page from my journal..
Blog visitors will already know I have a love for portraiture and flowers 
this piece is very much back to basics coloured using just pencil and paint. 

First stamping out her face, her hair was drawn by tracing around a template. 
Given a floral crown she is painted with fresco paint then coloured with pencil.

Given wings you may be led to believe she is a Fairy but please do not be 
mistaken for she's a Butterfly Girl ready to spread her wings and be seen.

Look forward to seeing your 

Stay safe & Creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

Paperbabe products used: 

Sharing todays creativity with:

Art Journal Journey ~ Mia's Theme Butterflies

Wednesday 9 June 2021

WoywW #627

 Hello everyone, 

Desk sharing day @ the stamping ground 
let me start by sharing some happy mail I received from our 
hostess Julia. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, 
just the boost I needed after a tiring week, I love them 😘 

So what's on my workdesk this Wednesday..?? 

Finished and framed those needlework pieces shown last week. 
They are patterns from Rowandean Morti, I know the first can be 
found in Katrina Wittens Landscapes & Flowers embroidery book.

apart from that there's been plenty of this when care duties are done. 
Those aquarel studiolight flower books are a great way chill out after 
a busy day and it's a treat to be sat outside in my blooming garden.

Thank you for your kind words last week regarding my MIL, 
she's still on a very slow road to recovery. 

Take care everyone & 
Happy WoywW... 
Tracey xx

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Dearest neighbour..

Hello creative friends, 

I hope you are all keeping well? 
What glorious weather we've been having, teamed with a 
couple of creative play days my weekend has been just perfect...
I've so many tags with techniques that never amount to anything, 
as my minds been drawn to creating something special for my dear 
neighbour's monumental 100 Birthday this year I've been playing 
with lots of ephemera and stamped TH tickets, adding a die cut 100. 
Funny thing is this stamp set is also SA's 100th Collection...

This napkin image reminds me of two little princesses, with big sis wearing 
the crown. I'm sure my neighbour will be wearing her finest hat in celebration 
of her special day when she receives her birthday greeting from the Queen.

Losing myself in the finer details of hand stitching, buttons and brads, 
butterflies, flowers and lace, I attached a triple ring clasp creating a 
tag flip journal, now all those extra ideas can stay close to hand..

Thank you so much for stopping by today
wishing you all safe sunny days 

Creative wishes 
Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Inspired by Evelyn's creative sketch book cover, 
paperdoll and flower ephemera and die cut 100..

Friday 4 June 2021

Creative Artiste's June Challenge #72 ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes


Hello Creative Friends, 

First Friday of the month and time to welcome you 
our theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes.

This shared mixed media journal page was created some months back, 
during cold dark days with a longing for some warmth and sunshine. 

Torn papers collaged onto the page are painted with my finger, 
as a magazine image pasted on top is over painted 
adding back every little detail.

Tim Holtz Brushstroke flowers #1 are cut from fabric, 
painted and sewn together with a recycled button.

Summer has very much began to show her face this past week 
in my little part of the UK and i've really enjoyed seeing 
the Birds, Bee's and Butterflies embrace it too.. 

Here's a little addition to fill that Summery Sky.. 

If you like to mix up your media, please come and share 
with the Creative Artiste Design Team and join our 

*Anything Mixed Media Goes*

Wishing you all sunshine 
Stay safe and Creative
Tracey xx

Wednesday 2 June 2021

WoywW 626

 Hello everyone, 

it's been sometime since I shared what's on my work desk, 
@ the stamping ground. The past few weeks have been eventful 
and i've not stepped foot in my crafty space since early April. 

Suspended in time, feel free to look away but it is what it is...

I've been away caring for my Mother in Law after she collapsed 
at home, found by my Hubby after being alerted by Neighbours. 
She spent two weeks in hospital fighting an infection and umpteen 
tests where they discovered a heart murmur amongst other things. 

Not quite the woman she was when she returned from hospital 
now lots of extra things put in place to make mobility easier. 

 No play time as I stayed to help rebuild her confidence 
but I did manage to complete this whilst MIL minding,

and started a new one sat in the conservatory 
listening to bird song whilst MIL had a little nap.. 

Can I say Thank you so much for the emails 
I think I've replied to you all now 😊

Sorry I missed the 12th year WoywW celebrations 
I hope you all had a good one, i'm sure you did. 

I know not everyone visits/comments but i'll be 
round to see what you've been up too asap. 

Take care & be safe
Tracey xx