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

37 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous. It is a simply wonderful. I love how you bring the flowers to the foreground. I love how the tiny cottage in the background just peeks out from behind the gate. This is just a wonderful entry for Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that. That should have been the background peeks out over the stone wall.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous morning painting, atmospheric and gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ, much appreciated! Hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

This is lovely Tracey. Have a good Thursday

Much💜love

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, this is stunning and love the story as well. Hugs Anesha

aussie aNNie said...

wow love this to bits, you are one amazing artist. xxxx

Christine said...

Gorgeous art Tracey.

Meggymay said...

An awesome painting Tracey, the scene is one I would be happy to visit. Thank you for linking to our Countryside theme at Art Journal Journey.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

This page is definitely you Tracy and so beautiful. I want to be visiting or living here. You did a wonderful job and create so many beautiful views for us. Thanks for sharing at Alison's challenge this month. Hugs-Erika

Mac Mable said...

How lovely to read this post Tracey, you have just a lovely way in which you write your blogs x. I love the idea of peeping over that wall and I love your stencilling, those beautiful flowers and your fabulous pages. Made my day.....Thank you x.

DVArtist said...

Wow Tracy your talent is amazing. You create with such detail and color. I love it.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

It's so beautiful. I would love to step inside the painting and spend some wonderful time there.

-Soma

NatureFootstep said...

you created a beautiful scenery. Love it. Love the fact the flowers are in the front with the building as backdrop. Nice!

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy PPF and thanks for the kind words. We are all really shocked about what has happened over here. Hugs, Valerie

Tarang Sinha said...

It's a beautiful artwork, very creative. :)

nwilliams6 said...

Tracey, this is so pretty. I am amazed at how you transformed the cottage scene into this beauty. I love the theme of Morning has Broken as well - that song was the Prom theme when I was a Sophomore in High School and I have always loved it. Your page makes me want to stay home from work today and paint something!

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! I love the little cottage nestled in the trees and how you added the colours and surrounded it 😁. The stencilled wild roses and trellis in the foreground look so pretty too! So lovely to see you at Country View Challenges too, thanks so much for joining in the fun! Take care and wishing you a happy Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Linda Kunsman said...

This is so beautiful Tracey. The flowers frame the scene so nicely- and I would love to walk down that path to the cottage for a cuppa:) Happy PPF!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous work.

Clare Lloyd said...

Fabulous

craftytrog said...

Simply stunning art Tracey! You are so talented!
Have a lovely weekend.
Alison xx

Rain said...

Hi Tracey! :) Your piece is beautiful! I can imagine living there too, I think country cottages are so pretty and I love how you drew the flowers...what a nice morning scene! I'm with you, peace, tranquility and summer mornings with the birds singing - heaven! :)))

Fundy Blue said...

I am in awe of how creative artists are. Your extended painting is lovely, so peaceful and calming.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

How beautiful, Tracey. Who wouldn't want to live in such a place. And, I am guessing that those trees are full of the chirpings of beautiful little birds serenading your dream house. What a delightful post ... Stay safe Tracey. Your creativity is a gift that will bring you and others joy.

Andrea @ From the Sol

carol l mckenna said...

Divine artwork ~ love the cottage ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

WendyK said...

Fabulous, love the cottage scene, and the idea of painting over parts of it. Have a great weekend.

Trillian As said...

What a wonderful cottage. As you wrote I would to live there too. Thank you for this nice page.

Tom said...

...I love your little cottage. Over the years I have enjoyed BBC shows like Father Brown, Pie in the Sky and Rosemary and Thyme, if you have scenes like these, you have lots of inspiration!

Sue said...

Tracey this is beautiful! Your little white cottage is a work of art on its own, but is even more wonderful as part of the whole scene. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue ss

SewPaperPaint said...

Tracey, this over painting is so gorgeous! I haven't thought to do this in years and you are really on a roll with it. The color is perfection and I love the addition of the larger blossoms in the foreground. Always a pleasure, Autumn

Sarina P said...

What a lovely page... It definitely feels calming and welcoming... Just heavenly!

Kokopelli said...

That scene is so beautiful, Tracey! I really love to be there, maybe for a vacation. Beautiful! Happy PPF!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wonderful additions Tracey! Imagine waking up there every day! An amazing entry for Alison's theme at AJJ - Thank you! Chrisx

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautifully done, Tracey - the wild roses are the perfect addition, rambling over your fabulously textured stone wall and creating a wonderful foreground for the stone cottage. Love this spread so much. Thanks so much for joining us in the Summer Countryside at Art Journal Journey.
Alison x

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow Tracey!!! This is absolutely amazing!!! Beautiful work!!! Thank you for joining the July challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Craftyfield said...

I love the cottage image... I would live there too! The addition of the roses and the "wall" do transform the scene beautifully.
Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges this month Tracey!

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

This is such a beautiful project, Tracey! Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT