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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DVArtist said...

Wow this butterfly is just gorgeous. The inside is so pretty. Have a nice weekend.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful journal! The lace and butterfly look so amazing with all the recycled jewellery and details that you added - I love it 😀. Glad that you are doing ok, I'm hoping this month is better as things have been a bit hectic here too! Take care and wishing you a happy July! Hugs, Jo x

My name is Erika. said...

This is amazing Tracey. I love those jewels in the butterfly body. The lace and the cardboard as well as the other textures all work together so well and create a beautiful finished piece. And of course the poppies are wonderful too. Thanks so much for having as guest designer this month. And happy July too! Hugs-Erika

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Aww thank you Nicole, things like this make me very happy. Have a great weekend, catch up with you soon x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Many thanks Jo, glad you like it. Hope things are less hectic for you this month, it's not getting any easier my end sadly.. but we just keep on plodding. Take care x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Erika it's wonderful to have you as Guest Designer @ Creative Artiste this month, love your seascape journal page. Thanks so much for your kind comments. July Hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, Tracey, this is over the top fabulous, what a wonderful piece you created, love it! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Lys said...

I love the contrast between the textures you chose, and the strength of the butterfly!

Rain said...

Oh Tracey that is so lovely!!! Very feminine! :)))

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Tracey. I love your album cover, and also those fabulous poppies inside. I hope life gets easier for you very soon and you get to have much more 'me time'. Take care, Sue xx

Andree said...

A gorgeous journal Tracey, it has a wonderful vintage feel with all the lace scraps, jewellery findings and soft colours. The beautiful butterfly, tiny details and tantalising layers make it an absolute delight xx

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I left THREE messages/comments yesterday and none took. Unless you haven't published them, of course.

Your butterfly journal cover is drop dead gorgeous. I love the lace that sits behind the butterfly. It really makes the butterfly pop. I love the jewelry you used to enhance the butterfly's body. I love how you extended the cover past the butterfly and how you used your beads and layers of paper to turn this into a masterpiece.

I laughed when you said you created a "quick watercolor." It looks ever so well planned and created. If this is an example of what is on the inside, I really, really, really want to see more.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm amazed. First time today my comment published just fine. Happy dance.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous junk journal and butterfly-love all the textured layers and corrugated card covers and trinkets-the beautiful "quick" watercolouring looks anything but quick!
Carol x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Blogger was misbehaving for me too yesterday Elizabeth, glad you could finally post your kind words Thank you.. Those poppies really are just big and little blobs of watercolour paint, no skill honest x

Judy McKay said...

Tracey - what a beautiful junk journal book. The textures and layers are spectacular. Have a creative week. Judy

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

This is just amazing, love it to bit. Sending hugs, Angela xxx

Tammy said...

WOW your junk journal is stunning Tracey! I love all of the textures and lace, the layers and embellishments are amazing!
Hugs, Tammy

Crafting With Jack said...

This is fabulous work Tracey. That cover is so lovely andgreat poppy pages. Angela #3

Debbie Mageed said...

WOW, wow, wow! I just love everything about this gorgeous journal! This is something that I would love to do but know it would never turn out like this beauty! Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Annie said...

This is a fabulous journal cover! So fun to find all your bits and pieces of details that make this journal look so amazing. Tiny added words, tiny brads, bits of paint here and there, so many pretty lace pieces, oh...just so full of awesome!

Ina G said...

What a beautiful butterfly Tracey and I love all the gorgeous bits and bobs you have added behind it. Love using corrugated cardboard too. It's so 'fun' that you can do anything with it.
PS Love the lace! Always inspiring to see your makes.

Mac Mable said...

So good catching up and admiring this work of art beautiful and textural and always chuckle at the 'words...Junk Journal'....Love the Poppy pages too x. Hope life allows you to be creative this coming week Tracey x.

Darlene said...

Me again! This is so, so beautiful Tracey. Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
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craftytrog said...

Your journal is absolutely stunning Tracey, I love that butterfly! Beautiful journal pages too.
Alison xx