Friday 7 June 2024

Creative Artiste ~ June #105 Anything Mixed Media Goes

 Hello Creatives 

It's again time to share a new project @ Creative Artiste 
First Friday of the month and a new Mixed Media Challenge 

Inspired by the first bloom from my Rose Bush 
always a sign that Summer is on her way...

My journal page this month is a layered composition of substrates. 
Acrylic and watercolour, machine, hand stitch and salvaged papers, 
fabric, embellishments and a found tag... 

Bead embellished Roses adorn the rice paper covered fabric pocket, 
stitched and filled with a bunch of die cut watercolour flowers.. 

Nature always makes me incredibly happy, 
a subject I share as often as free time allows. 
Forever rewarding giving me so much more 
than I could ever give back...

Come share your creativity with the team and Guest Designer 
see what mixed media makes they have created to inspire YOU 

Stay safe and creative 
Happy June Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing todays creativity with: 

Art Journal Journey ~ Matildes theme What makes you Happy  

Fourseasons JUNE 2024 Anything Goes Summer Challenge

Friday 3 May 2024

Creative Artiste ~ May Anything Mixed Media Goes #104

 Hello Creatives 

our theme is always *Anything Mixed Media Goes*

This month I share a simple Journal page, creating texture 
by embossing the page using an embossing folder layered with 
metallic paints inspired by nature, overlaying with embossing 
powders which I heated up to fix and add extra dimension... 

Reminding me of an aerial view of the coast line 
I added a Peacock Butterfly taken from a salvage napkin. 
I tore, pasted, cut then embellished it's wings adding glossy 
accents and then fashioned wire into little antenna feelers. 

Finished with a quote that worked like poetry in motion: 
*Stop to see the beauty along the way* 

We hope to see your beautiful creations @ Creative Artiste 
please come and share your Mixed Media Creations HERE 

Creative Artiste May Anything Mixed Media Goes Challenge #104

Stay safe and Creative 
Hugs Tracey xx 

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Try it on Tuesdays Challenge *FANTASY* ~ Guest Designer

 Hello Creatives 

Delighted to be invited to be Guest Designer for 
Try it on Tuesday and a real pleasure to create a 
project for their Fortnightly challenge theme. 

Over the next two weeks their theme is *Fantasy* 
The Try it on Tuesday Design Team explain all HERE 

My project is a Fantasy Forest journal page with the background 
sketched, painted with watercolour overlaid with coloured pencils. 
Dots of acrylic paints create a woodland carpet of wildflowers...

The Fairy is taken from a colouring book coloured with pencil 
cut then pasted onto my journal page. To complete my Fantasy 
project I added mystical orbs dancing around the woodland Fai...

Do pop on over HERE to see what the 
Try it on Tuesday Design Team have created to inspire you 
They look forward to seeing your *Fantasy* projects...

Thank you again to the Design Team for inviting me to be 
Guest Designer this fortnight and to all who stop by.
Stay safe and creative 
Hugs Tracey xx 

Sharing with: 
(my dots. spots and Orbs) 
Simon Says Stamp ~ Monday Challenge Feminine

Friday 19 April 2024

It's a.. Beautiful day...

 Hello everyone,  

I was blessed to have some free time this week 
so therapeutic to have a creative play day.. 

This journal background is made up of torn scraps, napkins 
and a spotty glassine bag painted, dotted and doodled 
all edged with machine stitch. 

The centre piece I'd intended to be a book mark but the painted blues 
of the stamped blue tit and coffee cup blended so well with the page.

All reminding me of the song Beautiful day by U2 
about finding joy in the small things in life. 

The focal bird brought to life the line 
*And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out*

Definitely a beautiful day.. Bird Song a cuppa and crafting.. 

Stay safe and creative Hugs Tracey xx

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Friday 5 April 2024

Creative Artiste #103 Challenge ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello Creatives 

Welcome to Creative Artiste's Monthly Challenge 
our theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes... 

My April mixed media journal page is created around a focal 
stamped image surrounded by textured glitter paste scraped 
through a stencil. Tracing around the hexagonal honeycomb 
using a 3D Gold glue pen I also enamel embossed those 
background ovals to add extra interest.

Stamping the image out multiple times colouring with pencil 
and alcohol markers this enabled me to cut and layer up extra 
leaves and flowers along with giving me the ability to recreate
 a fluffy Bumblebee by cutting and sticking a bright yellow 
pom pom and eyelash wool, a fun Spring time project... 

We hope you will share your own Mixed Media Makes 
this month with the Design Team HERE  

We look forward to seeing you this April @

Stay safe & creative 
Hugs Tracey xx 

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Friday 1 March 2024

Creative Artiste ~ #102 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello Creatives 

March is here and if like me you eagerly await 
the awakening and flourishes of Spring.. 

So lets welcome you all to 

Here's my March Mixed Media DT project 

Torn papers, prints and mark making create my collage background. 

Stamped and stitched meadow grasses with a stamped cut and 
layered Hare expands this Spring like scene, grounded with 
twisted wire, machine stitch and topped with a lacey cloud.

Do you like mixing up your media or would like to try your hand??
Then why not create and share with us all @ Creative Artiste 
we'd love to see YOUR take on Mixing up different media's... 

You will find lots more inspiration from the DT HERE
pop on over, show some love and drop them a comment

Wishing you all a Safe, 
creative March 
Hugs Tracey xx

Monday 12 February 2024

Heart and Soul...

 Hello Creatives 

You would certainly smile if you saw the process that went into 
creating this background. Created over weeks adding collage scraps, 
washi, fabric and lace, stencil scrapes and a wee bit of stitchery.

Limited messy time takes me back to crafting in my kitchen in 
between meal prep, cooking and excessive washing of hands 😊

Life is what it is but I am thankful..

Stamped, embossed and water coloured focal heart..

Shedding light on my chosen words.. born and bred in 
England and very much where my heart and soul lies..

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

Sharing with: 
Art Journal Journey ~ Vicki's Theme Keeping it Light
Try it on Tuesday ~ Hearts/and or Flowers

Friday 2 February 2024

Creative Artiste ~ #101 Anything Mixed Media Goes

Hello Creative Friends 

Welcome to Creative Artiste first 
mixed media challenge of 2024. 

My DT project this February started with a stamped 
Visible Image quote on a coffee stained linen scrap..

*When you feel like quitting think about why you started*

Stitched over and attached to a fabric panel I've glued, sewn 
and stained recycled materials, papers and embellishments, lost in 
the art of slow stitch and collage with Winter very much in mind.

The pincushion I made from a fabric gift bag, painted and layered 
with lacy scraps, ribbon and repurposed buttons. It holds lovely 
decorative pins gifted to me by a dear friend.

on the reverse side it's rich red velvet, creamy lace and pearls 
and more of those lovely decorative pins thanks to Anne x

all adding warmth and a touch of romance 😊 
This is the first page in my 2024 mixed media journal.

There's lots more to see from the Creative Artiste Design Team 
we look forward to seeing your February Mixed Media makes @

Stay safe & Creative 
Tracey xx

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Try it on Tuesday ~ Add some Text 

Friday 19 January 2024

Seize The Day...!!

 Best wishes to all creatives this January

The rains have stopped for now as Winter shows it's face &
 temperatures plummet, we've even had a sprinkling of snow 
giving beautiful bright blue skies alongside frosty mornings. 

My first share of 2024 is a journal spread of collage, remnants and 
poignant words. Those who visit my blog know I no longer have 
time to create as I once did 😢 Care duties take up almost all 
of my time both day and night and over the past year 
those duties have escalated. 

The calendar is key to my world, it authorizes me to function for those 
that can not, be their daily guide or reminder and at times it allows me 
to seize any gap in the day to do the things I love to do like create..

Creativity is a healer and makes me stronger..

makes me think and appreciate time I have for myself..

gives me strength whilst patiently waiting..

and makes me hopeful everyday.. 

Seize the day and make the best of every moment...

Take care & stay safe everyone

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

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