Monday, June 10, 2013

Camping...

Who said camping was no fun???


We have just come back from a long weekend of camping.  It was a fantastic weekend away with the family.  What a place for inspiration!!


The view from our campsite was just amazing.  It was a tad chilly but once the sun came out it was just amazing.  But I did still find time to do some work in my art journal



I have been trying to finish off some pages that were just backgrounds.  I love to make borders out of parts of stamps and then change the colours around so that it is not what you expect.




This page I have had the background down for a few weeks and just did not know what I wanted to do with it.  I never worry about leaving a page as just a background as I know that I will eventually find the right finish to the page.  I really love how this page mixes the colours and shapes.  Have to say it is a fav of mine right now.



It is also fun to play around with mixing up the stamps too.  I have used border stamps all the way down the page like hanging vines.  It is such a cool effect.

Thanks for stopping by...

Tracey
xoxo

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Eyes Have It...



This page is all about a bit of fun.  Using different stamp sets and altering stamps to give different effects is what this is all about.



Stamping the eyeballs at the end of the branches gives such a cool result.  Also there appears to be a head at the food of the tree!!




Oh there's the body!  See all just a little bit of fun.

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Tracey
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dina Wakley Visit to Pages 2 Scrap...



The best part of being an owner of a scrapbook store is getting the most amazing opportunities.  April 2013 I was able to share a very special opportunity with the store.  We had the amazing Dina Wakley at Pages 2 Scrap to teach for 5 amazing classes.




This picture was taken after the Sunday 5 hour class.  It was great to have staff and our design team members there to share the day.





Here are a couple of the pages that I did during the 5 classes.

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Tracey
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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Girls with Hearts...


So I think the silhouette masks and stencils are going to be a favourite of mine.  I am just going to have so much fun with them.  I find this page so floaty and happy.  The red hearts are from the Dylusions Inbetweenies stamp set.



I also added a little flower at the end of the heart border stamp.  I have also used white ink to add to the dimension of the silhouettes.



This is a favourite saying of mine (from Dylusions The Right Words stamp set).

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Tracey
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Froggies...


I just love to play with the body and head stamps.  I have to say that I really do like this frog head.  I use it a bit and it was the perfect match for this page.


I have used the Dylusions Journal block to draw the border on this page.  I love the effect of using the black ink and the white writing.  It is cool that it makes it look a little like a blackboard.



The background is just a border stamp from the Inbetweenies set.  It is very effective to just have the simple yellow background with the black stamp.

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Tracey
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Flowers of Courage...


Don't you just love my finger painting??   This whole page has been done with Dylusions inks and my fingers.  I just love it.



In the picture above you can see where I have used the page to clean my stencil Silhouette.  It just amazes me just what you can make from a page that you have been cleaning your stencils with.



I just love the idea of writing inspirational words down the stems of the flowers.  They are not too obvious but still say what I need them too.

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Tracey
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Torn...


I just love working on torn pages.  This is an example of the dimension that you can get just by tearing out a page.


This page was very narrow and I was not really sure what to do with it.  So I just filled it with lots of images that I could colour.  I love how bright and happy this looks



I found this cool picture of a horse in a magazine and it was just perfect for this page.  The colours on this page are just 3 shades of blue.  I have also used white to make the snowflakes.  There is really not a lot to this page but it is just perfect.

Thanks for stopping by

Tracey
xoxo