Friday, 16 July 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge/The Stampman Challenge

Over at The Play Date Cafe this week there is a new sponsor to The Cafe, Artistic Outpost, even more of a reason to play along.  It is also the grand opening of the Stampman Challenge Blog so I am also entering these pieces of art for their first challenge, it is so worth while popping over to the Stampman blog to check out some awesome artwork.   I love this weeks colour challenge at The Cafe mainly because of the picture and that I absolutely love gardening.  However, I have the same problem as Sarah, I just can't keep Lupin's in my garden, I have only just managed to hold onto one that the slugs have not eaten.
After reading my gardening magazines last night I decided that I would do a double page in my journal around a gardening theme.
I have sprayed my pages and used a flower stencil with DI inks shabby shutters and dusty concord.  I also added texture paste before I started the pages as I love the tactile feel of a journal and as much texture as possible.
I have cut a couple of flowers from my gardening magazine to match the colour challenge and decorated around these pieces.
I have added a few circles using a top from a bottle dipped into Gesso, torn papers and stitching.
A few doodles, and garden associated words have been added to complete my double page spread.
Whilst having a few hours to play I also created some cards to match the colour theme.  This one has been coloured using alcohol inks.
A texture fade has been used in the background for this card, along with DI inks shabby shutters and dusty concord.
Finally my last card has been created using sprays.  That is my play time for today, off to do the ironing now, YAWN!  Have a great Friday, Tracy x

22 comments:

Netty said...

Wow Tracy, what a lot of work you have done today and its all so gorgeous. Love all of it. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Lisa Somerville said...

Wow! Wonderful journal pages and cards - great use of this weeks challenge! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

donna said...

All your projects are wonderful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Tracy!!! ALL of your projects are amazing! So creative & artsy!

Dragon said...

OOO I love what you have done with these pieces... they are spectacular, so thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this week
Frankie
xx

*** Suzi B *** said...

Love all of these amazing creations! but I esp like the journal pages..

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! You've been busy, Tracy! Love your journal pages and your cards are fabulous.. Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

brenda said...

Stunning work Tracy and you ahve caprutes the colours of the phot inspiration beautifully.

Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments.

B x

Sue said...

Wow Tracey this is all beautiful, your journal looks fabulous x

Lynne Phelps said...

As wonderful a gardener as you are, you could have an entire journal around this theme! Love to see where you are taking these journal pages! The cards are lovely - love the dimension, and the watery background on the first card and that GREAT bird on the third card really send me!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOW! You have been super busy--so glad you enjoyed this color story:) Great journal pages--love all the glimmer mist and flower images!! I really REALLY like that last card! I love birds and it just makes me smile:) Great job all around:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous pages & beautiful cards Tracy! I love that colour scheme! x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I LOVE your pages - my big thing of the moment - but your cards are also wonderful. Great artwork and a treat to see your blog.

lisa said...

Hi Tracy. I have just come across your beautiful blog and I'm thrilled I've found you. You create the most amazing work and sound like a lady after my own heart with your love of craft and gardening.
These creations are just beautiful. I love your journal pages, the colours are fantastic.
I shall enjoy following what you create next.
Hugs Lisax

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow GF , first I saw you pages and thought how cool, but thats not all, a card and than another, oh you make me look so bad. Way to rock this challenge!

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh my goodness Tracy, how busy have you been?!! I have to say, it's very reassuring to discover that you can't grow lupins either! If you can't grow them, there's no hope for me ;)
Love your journal page, and all your amazing cards. They are all fabulous, and I love that you support us so well at the play date cafe :)

Kay Carley said...

What a lovely journal. Just love the colour scheme too. Thanks so much for entering this into The Stamp Man's Anything Goes Challenge.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You do such beautiful work, I love every piece! I see we play in a lot of the same places! lol

Suzanne C said...

Tracy... Love coming over and seeing what you mix up because you always create multiple gorgeous projects with the colors. Love the cards and the journal pages are beautiful. Could spend some serious time looking at all the fab details! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week.

She said...

Oh Tracy, these are stunning. I love them. S xx

Ruby said...
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Ruby said...

(sorry I hit post comment before I'd finished!)

Wow Tracey, you have been busy!!! Love all of them, but especially the bird at the end! That bird always makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

Thank you for your lovely message on my blog!