Friday, 5 May 2023

Creative Artiste Anything Goes ~ May Challenge #93

Hello crafty friends

where our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

This May I share three ATC's created using paper collage 
and fabric scraps. Each fashioned into a mini scene with 
beads and die cuts, fabric paint washes, posca pen doodles 
along with hand sewn and free motion embroidery detail.

If you like to mix up your media do come and share 
your creations with the Creative Artiste Team HERE 

Wishing you all a happy, safe and creative month ahead 
Hugs Tracey xx

Saturday, 22 April 2023

Nature is HOME.. take care of it

 Hello everyone 

*Happy BEARTHDAY* Elizabeth... 
I hope you have a bright and beautiful Earth day..?? 

As Elizabeth hosts her Recycle ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose theme 
@ Art Journal Journey I thought I would share 12 junk journals from 
last year one for each month all created using recycled materials. 

This year I continue to use/reuse when creativity comes to call..


A play today in Aprils Junk Journal stamping and painting on packaging, 
inserts and wrapping paper pages whilst using drying up paints..

I loved how the untreated paper thirstily soaked up the rainbow colours. 

Take care of yourselves and each other..

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing today with:

Art Journal Journey ~ The Birthday Girl herself Elizabeth's Theme 

Try it on Tuesday ~ Rainbow Colours

Friday, 7 April 2023

Mixed Media April Challenge ~ Creative Artiste #92

Hello creative friends 

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

My April project is a mix of left over paint and paste scrapings, 
stamps and doodles, recycled packaging, fibers and plant waste. 

The glitter paste mosaic circle holds a rainbow of watercolour as 
washes of colour seep into the unprimed areas of my journal page. 
Acrylic leaves and flowers painted on cereal box waste are fussy 
cut all given a doodled edge then glued down to frame the pages.

Finished with a stamped and coloured funky fossil bunny 
peeping out from the long grasses created using leftover die cuts, 
fibres and cuttings from salvaged and pressed house plant leaves. 

If you love mixing your media why not share your own creations 

Whatever you are all up to this weekend
I wish you all a Happy HAPPY Easter 
Stay Safe and Keep Creative 

Hugs Tracey xx 

Sharing today with: 
Try it on Tuesday ~ Hello Spring 
Art Journal Journey ~ Recycle, Reuses, Repurpose 

Friday, 3 March 2023

Grow in Grace

Hello Creatives 

our theme is ALWAYS *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

My March DT project is bright and cheerful to 
greet the coming of Spring. Created using a mix of torn 
papers collaged on top of messy mop up journal pages.

a stamped and acrylic painted tulip fills one corner,

where a quote stamped and embossed on vellum is stitched to 
the page to act as a pocket and hold a handful of watercoloured 
Tim Holtz Modern Floristry die cut Flowers all now waiting to 
brighten up a forthcoming Spring project..

Pop over HERE to see more mixed media projects from the 
Design Team and please give a warm welcome to our 
new member of the Creative Artiste Team Fiona.. 

We look forward to seeing your own 
*Anything Goes Mixed Media Creations 

Wishing you all a bright and cheerful month. 
Happy Crafting everyone
Tracey xx 

Sharing with: 

Friday, 24 February 2023

Simply RED*

 Hello Creative Friends 

Later than intended sharing this post 
Blogger did not want to post earlier in the week. 

So i'll try and share again today 😌

A page to join in with Erika's Theme *Seeing RED* 
February's delightful Host @ *Art*Journal*Journey*

I found a stamped image awaiting colour inside this old book, 
so whilst sharpening pencils when I really should have been 
tidying up the chaos on my crafty desk I decided to swatch, 
blend and colour creating different shades of red. 

There is something extremely calming about 
the feel of pencil upon old book pages... 

Wishing you all a safe creative weekend. 
Hugs Tracey xx

Tuesday, 14 February 2023


*Happy Hugs and Kisses Day* 

A little post as I share an ATC and Challenge reminder

Creative Artiste's #90 Anything Mixed Media Challenge

Wishing you all a day full of joy, hope and love.. 

Sweet memories of the past and present and for future beautiful days.

Take good care of yourselves and each other. 

Tracey xx

Friday, 3 February 2023

Creative Artiste February Challenge #90 ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello Creatives 

Please forgive my absence It has been quite 
some time since I last stepped into blogland. 

The past few months have taken me on a different journey 
and extra care duties made life very difficult to balance. 
Creative time just got smaller and smaller but I'm really 
hoping 2023 will be a little more generous with me time.. 

I have missed seeing your inspirational creations..

our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes* 

This February I'm sharing the love with a journal page layered with 
rice paper and old gelli print strips. Gesso and watercolour washes 
are stamped with french script. Red hearts cut from a magazine 
page are fashioned with machine, hand stitch and lacey strips. 

Here's a peep at what the brown paper envelope holds, 
ATC's created using the very same mixed media supplies.

I hope you will join the Creative Artiste Team HERE 
and share your very own Mixed Media Creations. 

Take good care everyone

Creative wishes for 2023
Tracey xx