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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Love Is Incredible . . .

 Hello sweet friends, Tracy here today and it feels so good to be back and sharing a little of my art with you all!
The lovely Broni is the host for this months
and the theme is
Pssst you still have time to join in the fun!

I scratched my head and hummed and hawed . . . but I kept coming back to home, my boys, Alex and Rosie 
{ she`s the mad wee terrier,lol }
So time to get the old book out and create a journal page!
 A quick coat of Gesso followed by some Stenciling and Paste, Distress Paints & Stains with a touch of Pan Pastels thrown in and it was ready to add the details.
First up, preparing the playing cards, quick rub down with the sanding block followed by a splodge of Gesso.
They make great little houses with the addition of some prrretty scraps of paper.
Time to add some of my doodle doodle doo`s . . .
{ Just saying doodle doodle doo`s makes me happeee }
. . . and it started to look like this.
See the swirling puffs of smoke from the chimneys . . . Gesso dabbed on with my fingers.
 { The words I have had in my stash for a while, sorry but I don`t know who the manufacturer is. }
 Apologies in advance . . . I got really carried away at this point and started to add more doodle doo`s, Paints, Stains, Stamps, more pretty scraps of paper, lace trim, flowers and Distress Rock Candy Glitter to the teeny tiny windows.
I had some lovely red embroidery thread, so out came the needle to add a wee touch of stitching for that homespun feel.
This page is dedicated to my family.
My boys are spreading there wings and starting to fly the nest, but one thing for is for sure . . .
wherever they may be part of my heart will always go with them!

Well that`s all from me today, I hope you enjoyed having a look inside my old tatty book.
Remember you still have time to get creative with playing cards!
Till next time

List of materials and links to the eP Store -
Tim Holtz Distress Paints
Tim Holtz Distress Stains


Hee Sun Kim (MIYAKE) said...


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just so creative.
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rachel said...

hiya Tracy - this looks amazing! Fabulous xx

toni said...

Tracy this is just gorgeous! I am in awe of your work, you have such a wonderful 'illustrative style ...... Have you ever thought of illustrating children's books ? Xx

steve said...

Hi this is incredible and nice with interesting stuffing of words keep readers interesting. You had made my day.

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Colleen said...

I love this page. I've been wanting to do a house page, you may have just given me the gentle push I need.

butterfly said...

Stunning playing card houses, Tracy - I completely adore these pages!!
Alison xx

Redanne said...

I most certainly did love looking inside your journal, these pages are fabulous. I love how you 'built' your beautiful little houses and your doodle, doodle dos don't just look fabulous, they made me smile too! Anne x

Unknown said...

love, love, love!! Your houses make me smile!

Geraldine said...

Love how you used the cards as houses, great idea. Love your page.

Carole said...

Hi Tracy, I love this, beautiful!

Polkadoodles said...

Adore all your work Tracy as you know and this is no different, you just rock honey! xxx

Andiepants said...

Your houses are adorable Tracy. I just love each and every one. How you constantly transform one image into something different every time just blows my mind. You work is so warm and lovable.


Micki said...

Oh Tracy..... so love this..... what a great idea to use the cards as houses. Totally adorable and makes me itch to create these on a canvas :-)

Annmaree of Oz said...

This is awesome, Tracy! Great use of the cards, such pretty and fun houses! I love your work! xoxo

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Your doodles are amazing! Love your work.

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

OMG Tracy .... that is gorgeous ..... it would look amazing in a frame (and in my house:D ....) You are very talented and I adore these houses ...

Hugs Tina xxxxxx

Joann1964 said...

Just found your blog today and I could spend far too much time here. I have clicked on posts that I have products for. Thanks for leaving your blog active with your older posts. Appreciate it! I am a caregiver for my husband and I don't get out much.