Friday 6 August 2021

Creative Artiste AUGUST Mixed Media Challenge ~ #74 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello Creative Friends 

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

This month i'm sharing a journal page that's very close to my heart..

Created for my Daughters Birthday based around an old postcard 
the words say so much as travel restrictions have 
kept us apart for almost a year now...

What you see are not just any old oddment glued and pasted to a page as every single scrap holds a memory. A collection of ephemera saved from throughout her life till now.. Baby leaflets, ribbons from gifts and buttons from handknitted school cardigans, even the tartan washi tape represents her Primary school uniform kilt.. I just couldn't bring myself to cut a strip from it's fabric..

Layers of old wallpaper we stripped from the walls she calls home, 
a penny minted with her birth year lays upon lace taken from a dress 
she once wore on her first foreign holiday at the young age of one.. 

Using her favourite brand of Coffee there's stencil stained print strips 
amongst saved napkins from past family get togethers we've all shared. 

Even the beads that embellish were purchased together on a crafty day out.

all finished with a border of machine stitch using the sewing machine 
we brought for her 13th Birthday.. Like us all it eagerly awaits her return. 

Every single piece holds a treasured memory..

I'm looking forward to framing this and seeing her little face 
light up when she see's it for the very first time.

Please pop on over and see what the Creative Artiste DT 
and Guest Designer have created for you this month.. 
and come share YOUR mixed media creations with us

Stay safe & Creative everyone 
Hugs Tracey xx


Let's Art Journal said...

Oh my goodness, your daughter's memory piece is so amazing! I love how you kept and captured all those happy memories in one place for her, she will adore this I'm sure 😀. It looks so beautiful with all the layers and the postcard verse brought a tear to my eye. I hope you get to see her and hug her soon! Thanks for sharing this and as always for the inspiration 💖. Take care and wishing you a wonderful Friday and weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, Tracey, what a wonderful piece, so full of beautiful memories for your daughter. It really is gorgeous, so much time and thought and love has been put into it. A fantastic present! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful cration, love the textures. Anesha x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Tracey, this is absolutely beautiful and all the memories that have gone into making this are so precious. I think there will be a few tears shed (from both of you) when she see this.
Avril xx

sirkkis said...

What a lovely creation Tracey ♥️
Full of beautiful details and colors as well as a great selection of types.
Happy weekend 🦋💚🌺

Mac Mable said...

Oh Tracey what a labour of love and the most magical memories. She will treasure this and I hope you manage to be together soon x. Such a heart warming post...Sending love and hugs x.

Rain said...

Hi Tracey!! That is so beautiful! So delicate! :)

Andree said...

This is an amazing work of art Tracey and it's obvious you've poured your heart into creating it. Every lovely piece of precious memory is beautifully arranged to tell your daughter's story in this wonderful keepsake.
Hopefully you can be reunited soon xx

DVArtist said...

Oh my goshhhh this is beyond stunning. You are so talented.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Tracy, what a gorgeous piece. You have so much wonderful details. I love the lace and stitching, and of course that pretty card. And how can I forget the buttons...need I say more. Your daughter has to love it, and it has to be hard not being able to see her for so long. This covid is tough, not just being sick but also the isolation. I hope you can be reunited soon. Have a great weekend also. And thanks for joining in at Neet's challenge too. Hugs-Erika

Neet said...

This is so much more than a Journal page - what a wonderful creation you have made to celebrate your daughter. I imagine there have been a few tears ian the eyes of friends reading this post, it's a homage to love.
Before I read all the things that are included in the make up of this piece I just stared at the background and got lost in it. It is so beautiful. Then reading about all the little things that meant so much to you and your family I felt humbled that I was being allowed to share.
Simply wonderful Tracy, I am honoured that you have linked it to my theme at AJJ.
Hugs, Neet xx

Loose Stitches said...

Such a gorgeous creation Tracey!
Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Lys said...

A creation full of love indeed. You pay attention to every tiny detail and I'm sure your daughter will be so happy for this gift.

craftytrog said...

That's such a beautiful gift for your daughter Tracey! I bet she loved it.

Tammy said...

WOW Tracey this piece is absolutely stunning! All of the textures and details are amazing, so much thought and love went into all of the different pieces. She is going to treasure this for sure.
Hugs, Tammy

Annie said...

Tracey! What a beautiful heartwarming and emotional art piece of your memories of and with your daughter. I read every single word and can feel the love, heart and soul you’ve put into creating this beauty. So many small but largely significant material pieces representing stages of your lives. Fabulous details that will take your daughter through many years of her life. What a treasure!!!

sheila 77 said...

This is so touching, Tracey. I read every word and looked for each individual piece. It's a beautiful Birthday card and does look old - they had a special look these older cards. The buttons from hand-knitted cardigans, layers of old wallpaper, the beautiful background - it all speaks of love. How lucky she is to have you as her mother.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Tracey, I got a bit misty eyed reading this! I have been lucky enough to see my grandchildren and sons recently. The youngest used to do some shopping for us in the early days of COVID and he has made occasional trips with food treats over the year - we are lucky to have an outside walkway to our apartment so could chat easily. We are now planning to get everyone together for a picnic later this month!
Your page is so beautiful and love all those captured memories! An absolutely wonderful page for Neet's 'Type' theme. I hope you get to see your daughter soon. Hugs, Chrisx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an absolutely stunning beauty, Tracey. You have created a genuine homage to your daughter and all the wonderful memories from her childhood. I got a lump in my throat as I read about all the memories each piece and layer entailed. Such a charming entry and a beautiful inspiration for us at Art Journal Journey using Neet's theme, too.

Kokopelli said...

What an absolute lovely journal page! So many memories! Love to look at all the details. Have a great day!

Sue said...

Oh Tracey what a truly stunning piece! You can see all the love that has gone into this, and it made me think of my own precious keepsakes as I read about yours. I don't think our children realise that we are never ready for them to leave home (although we pretend we are lol) I hope that you all mangage to have a real get-together soon. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness Tracey, what a super special page you have created. You had me tearing up as I read what each of the elements mean - a lifetime of wonderful memories on one page. I am sure your daughter will be very moved by this gorgeous creation and it will look wonderful framed.

My fingers are well and truly crossed for a meeting with your daughter soon! Keep safe and well. Hugs, Anne xxx

Ina G said...

OMGoodness Tracey - there is a lifetime of precious memories here. I especially love the words on the post card - so touching. Tartan washi tape - oh how I would love that. I can imagine tears of joy when your daughter receives this treasured piece and made with so much love. Thank you for taking the time to explain every little memory you added here. Hope you get to give her the biggest hug real soon.

WendyK said...

An absolutely fabulous journal page.Lots to see and lots of texture. A fantastic page, she will love it.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Gorgeous mixed media page. The details are just amazing, you did awesome on this. Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
Tina dt

LOU said...

Beautiful journal page Tracey. Love all the details.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for August 2021.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions