Saturday, July 4

Mixed Media Templates Variation

Thanks Trish for sharing another of my projects on the Craft Stamper Blog


I wanted to show how easy it is to use the templates and stamps on a card, this time I paper pieced, drawing around the templates on patterned paper. I used the Long & fringe template for her hair, I only used the one layer. I've stamped her face onto another piece of patterned paper trying to keep the pretty flower on her cheek. See how I used only the solid part to stamp her lips? I love how versatile this set can be. Then it was just a matter of putting it together and adding highlights and special sentiment.

You should be able to find a copy of Craft Stamper in all good craft stores across the UK or if you want yours instantly then you can download a copy from Pocketmags! If you want to make sure you never miss a copy then you can also call Craft Stamper's friendly Customer Service team on 01684 588599 and subscribe!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day,
I will be back on Sunday to share a special blog candy!
See you then
HuGs Kim x

Friday, July 3

Paperbabe is a cover girl YAY!!!

My Mixed Media Girl is a Cover girl YAY!

The August issue of Craft Stamper is out today and I was over the moon delighted to have my work adorn the front cover of this months Craft Stamper, wow and I've been so very busy filling orders already, in fact I've already ordered a new batch of Profile face stamps because my stock is now very very low! (be warned)
I created this canvas using my profile face stamp set and profile mixed media templates. On pages 50 and 51 of the issue, I share how to use the stamps with the templates, how I created my mixed media background with lots of really helpful step by step pictures.
Here's a little close up of my painted face, I like ceramcoat matte acrylic for it's smooth finish! I created these stamps and templates to make learning to draw easy for every level of artistic ability. You see I think everyone can draw, I just created some tools to get you there!!! How you use them is purely your artistic license.
I used the stars in the stamp set to add gold leaf shimmeriness, yum!

Thanks Trish for sharing another of my projects on the Craft Stamper Blog
I wanted to show how easy it is to use the templates and stamps on anything, this is a tiny notebook, I really thought I was ordering larger ones, but hey you just got to work with what you've got! I used the wavy hairstyle, but had it flowing forward instead of over her face, so easy to adjust them to suit your needs! The sentiment was from Just because stamp set.

You should be able to find a copy of Craft Stamper in all good craft stores across the UK or if you want yours instantly then you can download a copy from Pocketmags! If you want to make sure you never miss a copy then you can also call Craft Stamper's friendly Customer Service team on 01684 588599 and subscribe!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day,
I will be back on Sunday to share a special blog candy!
See you then
HuGs Kim x

Friday, June 12

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #14 ~ Anything Goes

It's 'Anything Goes' over on the Paperbabe Stamps challenge today...
and I thought I should practice my art skills using the Mini Mixed Media Templates
I opted for the Loose Plait hairstyle, along with the head and torso templates.
The face was created using the Mini Doll Face Stamp set which was also used for the hearts, the dots on her lace collar, the circles and dots in the background... a set for many uses! Which is pretty great!
I painted my mixed media piece on a canvas board, it's not my favourite surface, I find the texture is very challenging, although from a distance this looks how I imagined it's meant to but not when it's close up! lol.
Dillon, my son has been eyeing up my stamps and templates and coming up with all sorts of creative ideas, bless him. He worked on this, with a little guidance from me on painting techniques etc... he was very pleased with the result, as am I, so I had to share really?

I would like to enter this into a few other challenges, like:


Thanks so much for stopping by, there's still time to enter my mixed media class giveaway... here!!! enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x


Wednesday, June 10

There's a Giveaway on the Paperbabe Stamps blog

Check out this giveaway... How Exciting!!!

To enter: follow Paperbabe Stamps blog by subscribing, share this on facebook or Pinterest and comment on their post with the name of a favourite technique you'd love to try and you could WIN a spot onto the... 

If you win but have already purchased a spot, you will be reimbursed.

Please note: Anyone can enter but you will need to be able to get to the UK to take part! There is a badge on the right scroll-bar if you wish to use it!

Good luck! Deadline is the 19th June!!!

Thank you and enjoy a wonderfully creative day
HuGs Kim x

Friday, May 29

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #13 ~ Brights

It's a theme challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps today...

 I've used bright watercolours for my card, it's raining here today so a sunny card is just what we need.
I've used Oriental Zen for most of my card, the flowers were heat embossed in white ink and coloured with bright watercolours.
The sentiment also embossed in white and the black and white stripe pattern on the background were from the Fabulous Everything set.
 
I wish to enter this card to a few other challenges too...
 
Thanks for stopping by I will be back over the weekend to share some Paperbabe Stamps news.
Until then enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x
 

Thursday, May 21

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Kawaii Face stamps & Adorimal Digi Collection

We're introducing the Kawaii face stamp set and Adorimal Digi stamps on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today
 
Here's a bundle of samples I created using the faint outline digis... sooo cute
Using sentiment from Just Because
Using sentiment from DesignA Knit
Using sentiment from Just Because
Using sentiment from Mayleedee Little Red
 
Well I ended up creating a little bundle of mini 4" cards, with cute envelopes with stamped faces on, I think these faces might be popping up on many things now... (is anything safe?) The tag uses the digi head, I simply cut the card at a funky angle and stamped love and hearts, I think they've showed up on every card too lol!
 
Here's the colours I've used for this whole set, oooh and a new sharpie white marker for those sparkle dots.
  
 I would love to enter these into a few crafty challenges:
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in our release today, I hope you're just as excited about this release a my children, it's currently their all time favourite set, their creativity with these stamps have been totally brilliant!
 
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!!!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, May 15

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #12 ~ Picture Inspiration

It's a Picture inspiration over on the Paperbabe Stamps challenge today...
 
 
Use the picture to inspire you, it could be the image or pretty colours, create any art your inspiration takes you and have FUN!
 
I chose to create a profile portrait using the Profile Face stamp set, along with the Head & Torso Template with the Curly fringe Hair template. I drew around the templates with my Sakura micron pen. The face, facial features and ear were all stamped.
I've coloured her using copic markers inspired by those fairy cupcake pastel colours, I wanted to achieve a quite cartoony graphic image and had to try an ombre effect on her hair by blending my copic colours.
I finished off the card with a little sentiment from Tree HuGs stamp set.
 
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges!!!
Kim Dellow art it friday ~ show your face
 
We will be starting sneak peeks next week for a fun and very cute May release.
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x 
 
 

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