Thursday, 23 June 2022

Plants, Paint, Purple..

 Hello everyone, 

Completion on my Mother in Laws house sale draws closer but 
I'm still juggling time between houses, there's honestly not 
much creative time. I strive but more than most struggle 
to create anything other than in my traveling junk diary. 

Nature is always inspiring and at present I have the best of 
both gardens, documenting in snap shots how everything thrives.


My Sempervivum's continue to have babies (hen's and chicks) 
can you spot the common blue who has come to visit? 

Documented in watercolour and gouache in my Junk Diary..


My MIL's Purple Rhododendren has flowered like never before..


This bush is over forty years old and stands 7 feet tall 
does that it makes it a tree? It's really showing off this 
year with a magnificent display. I hope the new home owners 
take good care of her.. If I could uproot her I really would..


A continuous pen face drawing of MIL an early month 
reminder to get that hair appointment booked


finishing with a photo of Freya supporting her recent Grandma cut 😁


Wishing you all a safe & creative weekend 

Hugs Tracey xx 

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Sparkles Monthly Challenge ~ #154 Things with Wings

Friday, 17 June 2022

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Anything Goes #170

Happy Friday everyone 

It's time for Paperbabe Stamps Anything Goes Challenge #170

Today I share two Summer themed ATC's in watercolour...


Created using stamps from the JPAD Die and Stamp Portrait Head Set 
with traced Misty and Taura hair accessorised with fussy cut flowers 
from the co-ordinating Dinky Sugar Skull set

For the chance to win a Paperbabe Prize why not share your creativity 

We've a mini heat wave here in the UK with temperatures set to soar today 
then cool over the weekend, where ever you are in the world keep safe.

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Guest Designer @ Try it on Tuesday

 Hello everyone 

I'm extremely honoured yet again to be invited to be a
Guest Designer @ Try it on Tuesday where this fortnight 
the lovely TioT Design Teams Theme is *RECYCLE* ..


Today I'm sharing the beginnings of my June Junk Diary..
With it's splash of red, white and blue a nod to the nations  
June celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.


During 2022 I've been creating a new Junk Diary every month 
gathering left overs and scraps from previous projects, salvaged 
packaging, found objects and ephemera with the potential to 
be something other than what they may have previously been. 

Collaged onto recycled cardboard to create journal covers, this surface 
also makes a fabulous substrate for pasting, die cutting and painting on.


Filled with papers, packaging and recycled envelopes each page makes an 
alternative surface for mark making, writing, drawing, painting and documenting 
colour swatches as well as collecting and collaging pictures from old magazines.


These Foxgloves are from a torn cross stitch magazine cover, 
over painted then simply edged with pencil..


a gentle reminder of the Foxglove cross stitch kit tucked neatly 
into the journals back pocket, saved for a free creative day.. 


Thank you so much to the wonderful TioT Design Team for having me as 
Guest Designer and allowing me to share my recycled June Junk Diary. 

I hope you have been inspired by my sneak peep today, 
please do pop on over to see more recycled inspiration 
You will not be disappointed..

Stay safe & creative everyone
Hugs Tracey xx 


Friday, 3 June 2022

Paperbabe Stamps blog challenge #169

 Happy Friday everyone 


For the chance to win a Paperbabe Stamps prize up to *£20* 
please come and share your crafty creations over HERE..

As we in the UK embrace an extended bank holiday weekend marking 
the 70th year of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the throne, 
I've created two watercolour ATC's to commemorate the event.


Stamped using the Paperbabe PORTRAIT FACE each face models a 
different style traced using the WILLOW and SERENA hair templates. 
Wearing fussy cut platinum painted WHIMSY Crowns embellished 
with red, white and blue gems fit for a Queen. 

Please come and share your 
*Anything Goes* creations with us HERE

What ever you are all up to this weekend I 
wish you all sunshine & creativity 
Hugs Tracey xx 

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Creative Artiste JUNE Mixed Media Challenge #83

 Hello Creative Friends  

I do hope you are all keeping well? 

How this year is flying by and again it's the first Friday 
of a brand new month which must mean it's time for me to
our theme is ALWAYS Anything Mixed Media Goes..  

June's Design Team project is a Steampunk man tag.. 

A collaboration of elements all brought together, starting with a 
block print napkin collaged onto a tag, grit paste, moulded cogs, 
gears and clock face applied then painted to achieve a rusty effect. 

 
This dapper Tim Holtz Time Traveller has been stamped multiple times 
coloured with pencil then cut and layered to give him added dimension.


Adhered onto the tag he takes centre stage accompanied by an 
altered chipboard quote to complete my mixed media man tag.


Now we invite you to use a variety of mediums to create a 
Mixed Media Masterpiece and share your creations with the DT

Wishing you all a safe and creative month ahead 
it's been a busy few weeks for me, I look forward 
to catching up with you all very soon... 

Creative Hugs Tracey xx 

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