Friday, 25 May 2018

Paperbabe Challenge #74 Doodles

It's Friday Yay... 
and an extended weekend awaits with another
UK Bank Holiday.

It's time for another Paperbabe Challenge with this fortnight being doodle themed 
so for those of you that like to doodle, draw or just make marks 
this challenge may be just for you.

Here's my take on #74 Doodles Paperbabe Challenge along with those How to Do's..

Onto a postcard sized piece of water colour card I traced around the mini head 
and torso templates along with the short hair and fringe, marked out the 
facial features using the guides given on the head template and 
used the mini female face stamps to stamp those features in place.

Neocolors II have been used to lay down those base colours.

Onto deli roll used to mop up inks I doodled 
using a nib (dip) pen and acrylic inks.

With the image glued into my postcard album created just for this size paperbabe.
I tore strips of those inked doodles and glued them to the top and bottom
of the image to create a decorative edge.

Blending any white area still showing with those neocolors I then added a little more
pastel colour blending with my finger to give that softer dreamy effect .

My Doodled edge Paperbabe Postcard is complete.

If you'd like to share your doodles with us please pop on over HERE
and join in with the Paperbabe #74 Doodles Challenge.

We'd love to see you there..
Wishing you a wonderful weekend
what ever you are up to.

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Creative Supplies:

Deli Paper Roll/Versafine ink pad

Thursday, 24 May 2018

A5 Journal Cover

Hello Creative Friends,

It's Thursday again and my turn to share another
That's Crafty Creation, today using newly released products.

Here's a sneaky peek with the full picture and how to do's over HERE.

Take care & Stay Safe

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

WOYWW #468 9th Anniversary

Happy WOYWW #468

Today marks the 9th Anniversary of WOYWW 

Three cheers to Julia Hip Hip Hooray... Hip Hip Hooray.. Hip Hip HOORAY...!!!
For each week she has given creatives worldwide the opportunity to share 
their creativity on work spaces of all different shapes and sizes 
and that is something to be celebrated.

I've watched for a while, commented and finally taken the plunge,
8 weeks in i'm addicted so I can only imagine how those of you that 
have been there for the long run must feel.

Congratulations.. Wishing many more WOYWW to come.

This is what was on my work space yesterday as I have a Shopping date with my 
Daughter today and was unsure if I would have the time to take a picture this morning.

A glimpse of my take on Starry Night by Van Gogh and one unfinished 
ATC created to mark the special occasion,

A little finer detail and it's finished.
The eye is me watching and the nine speaks for itself..
Silly me forgot to add the WOYWW but I can do that!

I didn't opt in for the ATC exchange as I'm a new participant but
this one is for you Julia if you wish to claim it xx

Wishing you all a fabulous day
I'll be along to visit you all as soon as my day out is over 
and my Daughter has cleaned out my purse..!!

Anniversary Wishes
and cake a plenty!!

Tracey xx

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sneak peek of New Crafty Treats ...!!

Happy Sunday Everyone

I'm sharing a handful of sneak peeks today
as That's Crafty have lots of new products and
will be showing them off on Hochanda TV tomorrow..

Monday 21st May at 11am and 3pm (BST) where Neil Burley
will be demonstrating new products and sharing hints and tips.

Here's those sneak peeks..


and I do hope you can tune in/record or watch on catch up
and see what the That's Crafty Hochanda DT have been up too.

Have a super Sunday

Crafty Hugs
Tracey xx

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Notelets of inspiration

Hello Creative Friends

It's Thursday, the day I get to share some creativity 
using products from That's Crafty over on the
That's Crafty Blog.

Here's a sneaky peek at what i've been up to this week 
with the full picture over HERE

Until next week,
Take care everyone

Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A Stitch in Time ~ Paint Brush Pocket.. It's a Challenge.

We are half way through this months That's Crafty *A Stitch in Time* Challenge 
There's still plenty of time to join in and share your faux or real stitch creations 
over on the That's Crafty Challenge blog.

Here's my That's Crafty mid month reminder creation

On to a piece of medium weight wet Calico I traced through the Lana Stencil
and painted with a combination of That's Crafty Multi surface paints.
Facial features and hair filled every inch of the space.

Lost in the whole painting process I think there was definitely an air or 
should I say HAIR of the 80's vibe going on here.. Even adding a hint
of shimmer by mixing paint with the sparklers spray.

The Create Stencil was used to paint in the word, outlined with pen then machine stitched 
around the edges. Extra stitching is sewn through the hair just to add extra interest.
The panel is then sewn onto the front or the back which ever way you choose to look at it..

This is my paint brush pocket..

Created by folding a double strip of washed calico to produce a pocket leaving a 
little extra to create a flap. Stitched around the edges using different coloured threads 
and stitches this holds the painted panel on the front side secure.

A button and loop have been hand sewn on to create a closure.

I don't really do measuring, I much prefer to create by eye, making sure the pocket 
was big enough to house a handful of paint brushes was all I needed to know
and having one side untouched allows me to use it to dry off or clean my brushes..
It will not stay this clean for long.

This is the front/back of my brush pocket, washed, ironed and housing those brushes.
Perfect for outdoor crafting or whilst on the move.

If you'd like to share your ideas and creations with us there's a prize of £30 
up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend in the That's Crafty online Store 
and in addition to that a stencil prize for each of the chosen Top 3.. 

Pop on over and check out what the Design Team have created just for you in the

Wishing you all a wonderful day
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty ~ Multi surface paints
That's Crafty ~ Sparklers Spray
That's Crafty Lana Stencil
That's Crafty word series Stencil ~ Create

WOYWW #467

Good Morning creative Friends it's Wednesday which can only mean 
it's WOYWW #467 time to share what's on my work space as Julia hosts 
over at the stamping ground each Wednesday the opportunity to link up 
and sneak a peek of what other creative friends have been up too.

This has been my creative space over the past few days, carrying it all in and out 
of the garden when i've had a moment spare as the weather has been very kind...

There is a new addition to my art materials this week a wonderful surprise gift 
from my Daughter of the 30th Anniversary set of water-soluble pencils from 
Caran d'Ache containing 30 new colours.. Eek!! I'm such a lucky Mom and 
my children really do spoil me!!

The card top left was the Thank you card I made for my Daughter, using Stamps designed by Danielle Donaldson and the card next to it is using the awesome stamp set Designed by Olga Heldwein #81 from AALL & Create.
The face is Audrey another from AALL & Create and is one of many WIP's using this stamp.

Top right is my trusty art trug, my lifeline carrying the foundations of my art materials 
and is never to far away from me. My family know it's as good as a *Do Not Disturb* sign.

That's it from me this week,
i'm so looking forward to catching up with you all
and seeing WOYWW #467

Creative Hugs and Sunny Days
Tracey xx

For those wondering what became of the Masterboard last week please pop on over HERE