Sunday 21 November 2021

Autumns last smile..

 Happy Sunday everyone, 

How are you all ..?? 

Extra family commitments have kept me away from my creative space 
this month but the extraordinary mild weather has enabled me to 
get ahead with outdoor jobs between work and appointments. 

I discovered my Cosmos and Mallow still in flower, 
as tall as my garden fence still attracting the odd Bee.. 

Orange fungi has taken refuge in my herb pots.. 
I'm no forager so i'll leave them to hide in the shade. 

Which leads me to a double page journal spread inspired by those
glorious Autumnal blue skies, trees stripped bare surrounded by 
a carpet of rusty leaves, it's a breathtaking sight to behold. 

Thanks to Jo 😊 (smile) these die cut distress oxide 
dipped leaves made a grand addition to this baron page..

They gently swept in on the breeze.. 

Being Autumn born, I feel a deep rooted bond to this Season
but as she fades, colder weather and Winter approaches, 
i'll be very sad to see this magical season pass by..

Wishing you all a safe, 
cosy and creative week ahead. 

Tracey xx

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Friday 5 November 2021

Creative Artiste November Challenge ~ #77 Anything Mixed Media Goes

 Hello Creative Friends 

Time to welcome you all again to
our theme is ALWAYS *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

This month I share another of my quirky handmade pots 
inspired again by Toni Burt and her amazing pottery skills.

Created using an empty glass pudding pot and metal lid destined 
for the recycle bin. I moulded clay around the glass pot and lid.
Leaving space for a magnetic die brush to sit, decorated with rice paper, 
making marks into the clay. Sadly during the drying process the clay split 
leaving a large crack in the outer clay. Continuing to paint up with black 
acrylic, dry brushing with antique silver and a protective varnish coating. 

I chose to make a feature of that crack adding a fashioned paper buckle, 
hardware to compliment the brads with its rice paper and colour combo. 

I'm really pleased with this little pot, 
it's proving very handy in my workspace. 

If you have a love for mixed media and use more than 
three mediums in your creations please come and share your 
mixed media creations with the Creative Artiste team HERE.. 

Wishing you all a safe and creative month ahead. 

Hugs Tracey xx