Friday, October 9

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ Frankie Doll

Good Morning wonderful people, I hope you are well, it has been a while, home life is pretty busy right now but I certainly found a bit of time to make something for the next challenge on the Paperbabe stamps blog, today...

It's an anything goes and I went a little Halloween crazy and created my very own Frankie Doll lol!

So, I started off by spritzing the canvas background with some scrumptious dylusions spray inks, yum! 
I drew around my fabulous mini mixed media templates;
First the flick and fringe hair, I then mixed it up a bit and borrowed the fringe from the short and fringe templates, I love how easy it is to change.
Next was simply drawing the head and torso, I opted for the slim head shape, it's still my go to shape.

I painted the skin first, in a mix of green acrylics this could definitely be used for other spooky characters like a witch, zombie, I can't wait to get messy trying other multi coloured skin girlies!
I stamped her facial features using the mini doll face set, I opted for different coloured eyes(of course).

So, I painted gesso on some old old book pages, which I used to create the hand using the mini hand template and the same green paints as the skin. I also used this same paper for her stripy dress.
 The Best Version quote sentiment stamp, I thought very fitting, rotfl! I heat embossed in orange embossing powder on tissue paper but it didn't quite disappear on the black stripes, shame.

Then it was just a matter of adding all those special finishing touches, like her stitching, the needle and thread in her hand and of course the very important neck bolts for receiving extra energy!!!(think I could do with some)

Well, I thought I would enter my mixed media piece to these current challenges, I was so pleased to discover these, it took some searching out, it's great to see the mixed media creativity growing!

Kim Dellow ~ Show your face
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge ~ Word Search (Orange & Purple)
Mixed Media Mojo ~ Halloween
Anything but cute challenge ~ 31 days of Halloween
Decoart Mixed media blog ~ Haunts Challenge
Altered Eclectics ~ Anything Goes
The Mirror crack'd ~ Tic Tac Halloween
That Craft Place ~ Mixed Media Anything Goes

There is also still plenty of time to enter our Design Team call, just click the picture to take you to all the details.
The entries so far have been wonderful, thank you!

Thanks for stopping by, we have a new release coming next week, 
so see you then!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!

Hugs Kim x

Wednesday, October 7

Courage Dear Heart, Life Book Week Four

Here I have another piece from my life book 2015...
This was from week Four, a lovely class from Patti Ballard, this is not my usual style, it was great to go out of my comfort zone and at least have a try, I loved loved loved the old style...
Which encouraged me to go a step further a paint a very generous amount of crackle paint over her face and body to give an aged doll look. I can't express how pleased I am with how this technique turned out.
I will try and share my life book when I get a few minutes...

I would like to enter this piece to:

Kim Dellow's ~ Show your face

And poor Glennis I will sort the winners out as soon as I have a moment!
There will of course be a new Challenge up on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog this Friday, so pop back then, I have a very fun piece ready and waiting!!!

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!

Hugs Kim x

Friday, September 11

Paperbabe Stamps is in Simply Cards & Papercrafts #141

While I have a moment, I just wanted to mention that Paperbabe stamps are in this months issue of Simply Cards & Papercrafts #141 YAY!
Thank you Aimes
In fact if you look closely you can see one of my Christmas cards on the front(left) eek.
I have a step by step master class demonstrating how to master the no-line colouring technique that's so popular in crafts!

A few sneak peeks... 

I am loving the sparkle spray over the pastel pencils on this snowman, it really gives a festive finish.
And Reindeer Fusions really came into it's own, I am loving this deer, he was fussy cut, so probably for those special handmade christmas cards :)
And here's reindeer fusions again, I've a step by step of this cutie using pastel pencils and finished with sparkle spray yum!

I hope to be back into the swing of things very soon, so bear with me.
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, September 9

Life Book 2015 ~ Week Three

I have been trying to keep up with life book 2015... my sister and I enjoy an arty day, (more like evening) when she comes to visit me. It's so nice to share art and enjoy eachothers company.

This piece was for week three's lesson, I know, I think we're already on week 37 gosh, need to get some major artering* done. *This is a Maoleidigh expression of being arty) It's a little bit of wordsmith art from the talented Joanne SharpeShe is known for her wonderful artful lettering work and showed us how to create art that includes beautiful 'Artful Lettering. 

I really enjoyed this lesson, I've always loved handwriting!
I love how the butterfly turned out I let the watercolours just flow around the place lol!
I enjoyed decorating the words differently, the spots & stripes and little white specks in the pink watercolour.
And here's it placed in a simple frame.

I will try and share my life book when I get a few minutes...

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!

Hugs Kim x

Thursday, August 13

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Queen of Hearts

We're introducing the Queen of Hearts on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog today...
Meet our new addition to our grown up digital collection, this beauty is inspired by the powerful Queen of hearts, complimenting the Alice in wonderland theme.
I've printed off the faint line version, I love that the eyes are still black and how they pop, much easier than trying to go over the eyes with a black pen. She was calling to be coloured with copics, I thought I would try some new cardstock I had but never again lol, it just doesn't take the inks well, whatever coating is on the card seems to interfere with the copic ink. I had to place scrap paper over areas as the ink was coming off and transferring to other parts I had coloured. But I was committed by then so carried on lol!
I was inspired by Tim Burtons Queen of Hearts for her colours but I've added a little heart to her face from the Kawaii Face stamp set instead of her beauty spot. 
I teamed her up with the looking glass patterned papers from Kaisercraft. 
and these are the copics I used.

I thought I would enter my card into a few challenges...
Cutie pie challenge #90 ~ Cute and Girly
sweet stamps challenge #234 ~ Anything Goes
stamp and create ~ One for the girls
Crafting from the heart #72 ~ Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs kim x

Wednesday, August 12

Pixel FUN FUN FUN!!!

We're introducing a new stamp set on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog today...
Called Pixel Fun
I have many samples but I thought I would just show the one my children loved, I've never known them to be quite as under my feet when making samples as with this set, it obviously totally appeals to that inner child. 
The background was created by stamping the broken parts of the blocks in layers, it stamped three by three and measures about 4 3/4" so fits on a 5" card base very nicely. The grass I've raised on dimensional foam to give a shadow.
There are many resources to find minecraft character faces, the hama beads is a good place to start as they have been simplified.
How cute would they be as magnets and cupcake toppers, I just need to have a go at some of the mining blocks to coordinate. I could very easily build a 3D block by stamping the grid image side by side.

We have one more introduction tomorrow so pop back then.
Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, August 7

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #18 ~ Anything Goes

It's the next challenge on the Paperbabe stamps blog today...
It's an anything goes so I went cute overload by paper piecing my Adorimals character, I just love that you can play with the pose, I've tilted the bear's head, as the elements are separate for more versatility. This is some very old paper stash but it's still lovely to use.
The face was stamped using the Kawaii Face Set, We had the most beautiful rainbow in our sky yesterday that I couldn't resist stamping one using the High in the Sky. Then I used the lovely sentiment Best Version on her little hill.

I'm entering this card to a few other challenges:
Southerngirls challenge ~ Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps ~ Anything Goes
Crafting for all seasons ~ Bright and beautiful
Creative Moments ~ Anything Goes/Summer
Rubys rainbow ~ for a little girl
Stampin royalty ~ Rainbows

Thank you so much for stopping by, I'm still recovering from our week away with the kiddies, there's still laundry to finish, designs to complete and art to make!!!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

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