Friday, 23 July 2021

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ #149 Anything Goes

 Hello Creative Friends, 

with a Paperbabe Prize up for grabs for one randomly 
chosen participant, so please pop on over and share 
your crafty makes in our *Anything Goes Challenge #149*

For today's DT Project I share two collage postcards


created layering torn strips of coffee stained stenciled paper 
and hand designed washi using a selection of Paperbabe Stamps
Machine stitched edges, embellished with lace and sentiments
each postcard displays a Peony or Butterfly stamped focal... 


Postcard size has always been my favourite size to work on 
and I just love collaging these creative stories together. 

This bundle await sentiments, focal images or an embellishment or two.. 
I've built up quite a collection.. I look forward to sharing more soon..

Wishing you all well 
I'll catch up with you all later..

Stay safe & creative 

Hugs Tracey xx

Sharing todays creativity with: 

TFJB Challenge ~ Funky & Frilly Challenge
Country View July Challenge ~ Use a stencil (or Two)

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Morning has broken...

 Hello everyone

I've been flicking through unfinished journal pages again and 
came across this little cottage nestled amongst the tree's... 

You can see i'd already started to work on it, over painting the collage 
adding light, shade and bright coloured blossom of purple and yellow.


Those that visit know I love creating little scenes like these, 
extending the tree's with pencil and paint, adding stencilled 
flowers painted to resemble Dog Rose lifting their heads 
up towards the morning light. 


Using grit paste, I stencilled the corner, painting it grey. 
I feel like i'm peeping over a dry stone wall at a magnificent 
country landscape, how I wish I could call that house mine... 

Give me the peace and tranquillity of early Summer mornings every 
day of the week.. now all I need is the sweet sound of bird song.


Stay safe and creative everyone 
Hugs Tracey xx

Sharing today's creativity with: 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge~ Lazy Summer Days
Country View Challenges ~ July Use a stencil or two
Art Journal Journey ~ Summer Countryside

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

WoywW #632

 Hello creative friends,

Time to share our Wednesday desks at the stamping ground

Not what I had planned to share this week I must say, 
I'd forgotten all about the Make Create Express Taster 
weekend i'd signed up for again.. 

Trying to get around 21 artists tutorials in one weekend is an 
impossible task when you only have a Saturday afternoon spare 

Not one piece finished but it was a great way to spend an afternoon 
many thanks to Galia Alena for putting another fab weekend together 
and the artists that dedicated their time, talent and creativity.. 



Spent time Mothering the hens and chicks in the garden, many of 
my Sempervivum are coming to an end hence their flowering.
They've produced plenty of little chicks all now replanted.. 

 How beautiful they do flower..


I'll leave you with this photo of Freya looking sad after losing 
her ball amongst the weeds, there not weeds but a Bee and Butterfly 
mix grown from seed, although they do look like weeds I must say. 

You'll be glad to read we did manage to seek out the ball 
no weeds were harmed in the process...😁


Catch up with you all real soon. 

Stay safe & creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

WoywW #631

 Hello everyone

tis desk sharing day at the stamping ground but I confess 
there's been no creative play time for me this week 😞

Down times been filled with long nature trail walks
and a mission to rid my lawns of these mushrooms, 
better to be safe than sorry with wee Freya around.


 but a space lays in wait.. reserved for my next free play day. 
There's a LifeBook lesson by Laly Mille that I really want to try.. 
Hopefully accompanied by a fresh cuppa, I mislaid that one Monday 😏

WoywW #631


So I'll share a couple of pages from my latest Junk Journal. 
The Blue is a pocket full of unused ephemera and the pink from a 
taster activity creating hues and shades using limited acrylics. 


You'll find the Junk Journal HERE if you've time to take a peep.. 

That's a wrap from me this week. 
Stay safe & creative everyone.. 

Hugs Tracey xx

Friday, 2 July 2021

Creative Artiste JULY Mixed Media Challenge #73 ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

 Hello Creative Friends, 

It's time to welcome you all to 
our theme is ALWAYS Anything Mixed Media Goes.. 

This month I'm sharing my latest Junk Journal.. 
 
It's contents is wrapped in corrugated card decorated with 
tissue scraps, washi tape and short lengths of lace. The lace 
butterfly aperture was cut using a Sizzix Bigz Die an offcut 
from a project I created over two years ago, how happy I was 
to rediscover it and bring it to life as my journal focal... 


Painted and embellished with broken jewellery, buttons and brads, 
along with Tim Holtz trim, idea-ology metal tab and token.. 


Creative time has been very limited these past few months, 
so I give thanks to the taster courses and time given by those 
creatives that have given me prompts and incentive to play..

Here's a taste of what's kept inside, a quick watercolour 
inspired by Kasia's #ArtReboot last month..


Pop on over HERE to see what the Creative Artiste DT have 
created this month and share your creations with the team.. 
we love to see your Anything Mixed Media Goes makes.

Stay safe and creative everyone 
Hugs Tracey xx

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