Friday, 24 December 2021

Doorway to creativity..

Hello creative friends 

Last weekend I was gifted a new journal with 
pages made completely from recycled coffee cups.
As Valerie is December's host @ Art Journal Journey 
often sharing her love for coffee I thought I'd dedicate 
Valerie's theme and title to this new creative journal... 

With stenciled crackle paste brickwork, I've adhered a 
wooden door with decorative wreath and over door swag. 

Modelled from memories of past visits to Dublin Ireland, 
with it's rows of Georgian terraced house's and large doorways.
I wonder how many people have climbed those mossy steps and 
will continue to visit family and friends throughout the years. 

A timeless invitation of warmth, security and 
companionship from the past, present to the future. 

Which just leaves me to wish you all a very 
cosy Christmas from my house to yours..

Stay safe and creative 
Hugs Tracey xx

Sharing with: 


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a joyous post, Tracey. I was SO impressed with the idea of recycling old coffee cups. A glorious way to recycle something that most would throw in the trash and not think to recycle. You have given us at Art Journal Journey a beautiful Christmas gift and the door you shared on the cover of that book is so perfect for Valerie's theme.

I hope you and your family have a safe, healthy, joyous Christmas, dear.

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Tracey, I love how you have decorated the cover of your new, recycled journal, it looks so good. Your door is perfect, love the brick surround, too, and how you put the title along the spine. Thanks so much for linking to AJJ, and wish you all a merry Christmas, and perhaps a bit of me time for you! Hugs, Valerie

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous journal cover love the wooden door and textured wall.Merry Christmas from ours to yours
Carol x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey. Little Freya's looking a bit unsure of what's going on either that or she's been up to something lol! Your journal cover is amazing and I need to pop back and have a look at what else you've been up to. I've been occupied with other stuff this year so you don't need to explain my friend. Your card was lovely though I was unsure at first who had sent it as it was blank inside but saw your stamp on the back so I knew it was from you. I promise to try and do better next year and hopefully catch up with some of your gorgeous art work soon. Take care and have a very happy Christmas. Hugs, Angela xXx

Gillena Cox said...

Gorgeous art. Merry Christmas Tracey


Christine said...

Merry Christmas Tracey! Your art is outstanding, wow!

Neet said...

Wow, so glad I cane on AJJ and had a peek at the latest additions. This book of yours is gorgeous, so professional and so beautiful. Love the idea you had of adding the quiote to the spine of the book.
Freya looks as if she is wondering what is going on, or does she know about Father Christmas and is wondering what he is bringing her.
Have a wonderful time
Hugs, Neet xx

DVArtist said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours, Tracey. This is a lovely tribute to Valerie and her theme. You are so very talented and your use of soft delicate colors is amazing. Have a great weekend. said...

What a lovely door and dog. Happy Christmas.

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Beautifully done, Tracy and your pup is adorable ... warm wishes to you as well.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Linda Kunsman said...

Beautiful journal /art! Sweet pic of your pup:) Happy PPF and a Merry Christmas too!

Rain said...

I love what you've done with your journal! It's so beautiful Tracey!! Your little furball is adorable!!! Merry Christmas!!! ♥

NatureFootstep said...

love your door and hopw you had a gret, cosy day. :)

carol l mckenna said...

Love your sweet doggie photo and your door creation is divine ~ Xo

Merry Christmas to You,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

My name is Erika. said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday Tracey.And happy Boxing Day. What a cute pup you have. AND what a beautiful new journal too. I'm loving that gorgeous cover your created. I think that is the same door I am using on my page I will post today. Smile. But your cover is definitely nicer. Also adding the doorknob is a great idea too. What a great idea to make a journal out of recycled coffee cups. Is the paper thick? I haven't heard of that before. Thanks so much for joining us at AJJ for Valerie's challenge, and that is great how you dedicated your journal to her by using her theme as the title. It is perfect for moving into the new year, isn't it? Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend. Hugs-Erika

Meggymay said...

A fabulous cover for your new journal Tracey.
I hope you had a good Christmas and send you best wishes for the coming year.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I'm late, but hope not to late to send belated Christmas wishes! This is an amazing cover - I love the textured bricks and that door looks so inviting. An absolutely brilliant entry for Valerie's theme at AJJ, Hugs, Chrisx

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful journal cover, with great texture and how wonderful it was gifted to you x. Super cute doggie photo x.
Here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2022....Sending hugs Tracey and thank you for your blog friendship x.

Redanne said...

So sorry to have missed this wonderful post Tracey. Who would not want a gorgeous blue door like that one and the swag is just joyous. I also love the subtle brickwork, it doesn't detract from the beauty of the door. A beautiful journal and such a lovely gift.

Freya looks just adorable, as always! By now it is past New Year so I am wishing you a very happy one! Hugs, Anne xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Aww, so lovely to see Freya and I just love doorways - they're so symbolic! The textures in that piece are awesome!

Let's Art Journal said...

Just looking through all your gorgeous makes for 2021 on your other post and then I saw a Merry Christmas from Freya, she sure is a cutie 😀. I showed my hubby and he knew who she was instantly! I hope that you are keeping well! Take care and sending hugs Jo x