Monday, 26 June 2017

Dance of the Dragonflies

Happy Monday everyone.. 
Can you believe this is the last Monday of the month, where has June gone?? 

It's my turn to share some That's Craft Creativity over on the *That's Crafty Blog * showcasing a project using new paints and surfaces from the That's Crafty range.

Here is a sneak peek of my Dance of the Dragonflies..*

Please fly on over HERE for those *How to Do's*

Thank you for taking time to visit I look forward to sharing more with you 
the same time next week. Until then Take Care and Stay Safe everyone.

Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Friday, 23 June 2017

Keep it Simple.. That's Crafty Blog Challenge

It's time for a new Blog Challenge over at That's Crafty and the theme this fortnight is *Keep it Simple* So please pop on over Here to check out the inspirational makes from the DT and join in.. There's a chance to win £20 to spend in the That's Crafty Store.

Here in words and pictures is my Keep it Simple card..

On Kraft card I drew an Artists Paint Palette, cut it out and using the new That's Crafty Shimmer and Metallic paints I dropped a spot of each colour onto it.

As the paint is quite fluid I sprinkled embossing powder onto the larger spots of paint and heated it. I then added more paint over the top creating the illusion that the paint had been there for some time..

I stamped the sentiment from Lynnes Affirmations Set 2 onto a 5"x 5" card using Onyx Black Versafine, such a delicate font and Versafine picks up the fine detail perfectly.

The palette was mounted onto the card using foam pads and two old paint brushes 
glued on top. Doodles around the cards edge bring it all together.

My Artist Palette card is complete.

I do hope you find time to join in with the That's Crafty Keep it Simple Blog Challenge.
I look forward to seeing you and your crafty creations over there.

Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

Thats's Crafty Paint
That's Crafty - Clear Stamp Set - Lynnes Affirmations Set 2
Versafine - Onyx Black
5"x 5" Blank Card
Kraft Card
Clear Embossing Powder

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Summer Solstice Girl..

*Summer Solstice* the astronomical first day of Summer and the longest day of the year
and boy has the UK been treated to plenty of sunshine over the past week. 

Reminding me of happy times ahead with friends and family.
 I'm sharing my Summer Solstice Girl using Kim Costello's Paperbabe
Female Face stamps and templates along with stamps by Rubber Dance.

As always... in words and pictures.

Tracing around the mini face template I marked all the feature points and stamped the facial features. Skin and facial tone colours were applied using my favourite pastels.

When blended the finer details have been added using a fine Posca Marker Pen,
although I may have over exaggerated the eyelashes just a little.
The image and hair have been cut out ready to stick onto a journal background.

I glued a piece of wool around the wavy bunch hairstyle adding stamped, coloured and fussy cut Flowers by Rubber Dance stamps. By gluing the flowers onto the band it allows a little movement to her Flower Crown rather than being glued flat directly onto the hair.

As my theme was the Solstice drawing a Stonehenge style monument in my Journal 
seemed fitting with the heel stone filtering the break of dawn through it.

Smaller fussy cut Flowers have decorated my Solstice Girls bunches completing 
my project as she waits for the magic the Summer Solstice may bring.


Thank you for sharing your time, 
Take good care of yourselves..
Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter my Summer Solstice Girl into the following challenges.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Wild flower GigantTAG..

Hello everyone it's Monday again and it's my turn to share a little That's Crafty creativity.

Here is a sneak peek of my GiganTAG using the brand new That's Crafty Large Wild Flower embellishments and Shimmer Paints featured on last Fridays Hochanda shows .

Please click the link and pop on over to That's Blogging Crafty
for those *How to do's*

Thank you for sharing your time, 
I look forward to sharing another That's Crafty make with you all next Monday, 
until then take care of each other and stay safe.

Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Monday, 12 June 2017

Summer Sun Male Portrait using Papebabe templates and stamps.

Hello everyone hope you are all keeping well? As I've recently returned from a sunnier climate and the UK weather is utter pants I thought I would share a little sunshine.

This is a Journal page I created on Holiday using 
Kim Costello's Paperbabe Male Portrait templates and face stamps with the inspirational colours of the Rubber Dance June Colour Challenge of Blue, Sea Green and Sand in mind.

Here are those how to do's in words and pictures.

 Using a 8" x 6" Flat journal I traced around the face and neck templates along with the side swept bangs hairstyle. I quickly sketched the background using the view from my balcony taking all the fiddly bits away and accentuated areas of interest. 

Each area of the scene I named (just to remind me what they were!) I then coloured using Caran D'Ache Neocolour II Pastels and washed with water as they are water soluable.
Facial features were stamped using versafine ink with the hair stencil 
used as a mask when stamping the eyebrows.
Don't be scared by the garish appearance as it does all come together.. stick with me here!

Apologies for not having a breakdown of how I built this face up but I must say, 
sat overlooking the harbour I totally lost myself and before I knew it
 my face and hair was almost complete.
As you may spot I had forgotten to give this poor boy some ears but easily rectified by using the hair stencil as a mask again and stamping the ears where they needed to go.

I then proceeded to fill in the larger areas of the seascape adding depth to the sea as it gets deeper along the horizon along with shadow and shade to the male figure.

As you may see I have drawn around the stamped features using a fine liner pen this has not only added extra detail around the eyes but also allowed the stamped eyelashes to act as a shadow. Freckles have been added for that summer time look. 

Fine liner pen helps bring out the details of the palm trees with white Posca Pen adding a touch of light to both eyes, features and sea foam along the seas edge... 
My Summer Sun Male Portrait is complete.

The Paperbabe stencils and stamps are so easy to use and whilst away I managed to compose quite a few faces and I look forward to bringing some more male portraits to you in the very near future.

Thank you for taking the time to pop over and take a look fingers crossed it will encourage the Summer Sunshine to make an appearance where ever you are.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

I'd like to enter my Journal pages into the Rubber Dance June Colour Challenge

Join our Challenge, June 1st - 14th

Crafty Supplies:
Caran' D'ache Neocolour II : Classic/Summer Edition
8"x 6" Journal

Bronze and Verdigris Journal Cover.

Hi everyone It's Monday again and i'm back on terra firma after my holidays.
It's my time to share some creativity over on the That's Crafty Blog. 
Here's a little sneak peek of my Journal Cover but please follow the link for the full 
*How to do's over at That's Blogging Crafty! 

Hope to see you over there..

Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Friday, 9 June 2017

Poodle Power...!! Dog Eared That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

Morning everyone, a new challenge blog starts over at That's Crafty today and for the next two weeks the theme is Dog Eared. Using Rubber Dance Poodle Power Stamp set 
Designed by Donna Gray I've created a  Dog themed panel.

Here in words and pictures is my Dog Eared How to do's...

The poodle image has been stamped twice so I could layer up the curly fur, I coloured and cut out the areas I wanted to layer and applied Fluffy Stuff. This gives a raised effect just like popcorn when heated with a heat gun.

I covered the panel with texture sand paste and a coating of acrylic paint. I then decorated 
with a combination of  That's Crafty stamps and stencils.

The hat was created by pushing modelling paste through the dinky cogs stencil and highlighting with waxes when dry. Wire was added to the flower along with a watch cog to add interest.

Ranger paint dabbers help tie in the colours used on the panel and a stamped phrase which is part of the Poodle Power set.. Dots, dashes and a squiggle or two using my trusty Posca Pens help complete my Dog Eared panel piece.

Do pop along and see all the inspiration from the That's Crafty Design Team and I really do hope you will feel inspired to join in with this *Woofly*.. Dog Eared theme over at the
That's Crafty Challenge Blog. and the chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend in the
That's Crafty Shop.... Now wouldn't that be just PAW_FECT..!!!

Have a fabulous weekend all..
Hugs Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:
That's Crafty Grey/White board Panel 2
Rubber Dance Stamps Poodle Power
Rubber Dance Stamps UK Supplier
Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabbers
That's Crafty Stamps Textures Collection - Set 1
That's Crafty Dinky Stencil - Distressed Harlequin
That's Crafty Word Series WS002 Stencil
Alcohol Markers, Gesso, Woodware Fluffy Stuff, Archival Ink.