Thursday 28 April 2022

Leaves and branches, April Junk and Heart of Glass ...

Hello everyone 

I hope you are all keeping well?? 
Another month where life stuff again absorbed me..
so here's a photo heavy end of April post from me

Watercolour studies of Photinia *Little Red Robin* 

Some pages from my April Junk Journal.. 
Mini eggs they were in short supply 😒 

Face doodle created from a paint spillage on package waste.

Caramel Kraft paper with stitched rice paper Butterfly

Painted night forest scene from a tutorial by Danielle Mack and 
a stamped scene titled *Morning has Broken* what a beautiful Hymn. 

and finally...

Another found face journal doodle and the attempt to turn this one into 
Debbie Harry, lead singer of the group Blondie using pencil and paint. 
As a 9 year old I remember singing Blondie songs into my hairbrush 😂

*Heart of Glass* was always a favourite track. 

Wishing you all a great weekend 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Thursday 14 April 2022

People are Strange...

Hello everyone, 

Another quick post from me my crafty space is so 
messy creative time would be wasted cleaning it up so 
I've made use of old sketched faces found in a journal, 

Painted slightly caricature to resemble two main characters 
from the cast of The Lost Boys, one of my favourite Movies. 

I look back with nostalgia 35 years after it's release.. 
A cult vampire movie, scare jumps, funny one liner's. 
Oozing the 80's with a fab cover in it's soundtrack of  
The Door's *People are Strange* by Echo & the Bunnymen.
Brings back fond memories of cinema nights with college 
friends every time I watch it.. Happy happy days..
Creative Easter wishes 
Tracey xx 

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Friday 8 April 2022

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ #165 Anything Goes

 Hello everyone 

It's time for Paperbabe Stamps Blog Challenge #165 
the chance to win a Paperbabe Stamps prize over HERE 
for one randomly selected winner when you share your 
*Anything Goes* crafty creations @ Paperbabe Stamps.

Easter is nearly upon us so here's an early treat a sneak peek 
of something coming soon, Paperbabe Stamps Dinky Bunny face.

With the popularity of the White Rabbit template and Rabbit face Stamps, it 
was only a matter of time before Kim produced this cutie on a smaller scale.

I've created a journal page all painted in watercolour with a colony of 
Spring time bunnies or a Fluffle which I much rather prefer (so cute)..  

Creative hugs and best wishes 
Tracey xx 

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Country View Challenges ~ Spring is Coming

Art Journal Journey ~ Alisons Theme Play it again Sam
Rabbits and Bunnies always remind me of the film Watership Down 
When I was 10 my Grandfather took me to the cinema to watch it...
It had a huge impact on me, encouraged my love for illustration, 
respect for nature, habitat and the environment.. 

Thursday 7 April 2022

Muddy puddles..

 Hello everyone 

A very quick post as I share my faithful wellies @ 

Painted with gouache .. Invaluable footwear for any Farmer.. 
and Dog walkers too I'm sure Rain would agree. 

Creative Hugs 
Tracey x

Friday 1 April 2022

Creative Artiste ~ April Mixed Media Challenge #81

Hello Creative Friends 

our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes* 

Today my Design Team project is different from past makes, 
created earlier this year for a very dear friend going through a 
really tough time right now. This piece I never intended to share 
hence just one photograph... but today with permission I do.

*I walk with you*

On a tiered photo frame mount I painted a Spring woodland scene in 
watercolour, acrylics and inks, dotting Bluebells in gouache along 
the waters edge as golden sunshine peeps through it's cloudy sky.

The boot a hand drawn mini version from an art journal piece created 
last year is painted and detailed with coloured pencils, cut out and 
simply suspended in the corner of a painted wax gilded frame. 

I hope you will join our Creative Artiste March #81 Challenge 
and share your *Anything Mixed Media Goes* creations HERE.

Creative hugs and the 
warmest of wishes to you all
Tracey xx