Friday, June 8

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #75 ~ Sketch

Hello, this fortnight's new challenge is a sketch, check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...
Firstly I toned down the bright white card base with distress ink then used the new the 1cm strips stencil for the base. I secured masking tape on the fold of the card to mask the back and a little to hold the stencil at the bottom. I painted the stripes in black gesso using one of those sponge brush thingy, which gave the stripes a little arty look.
The semi circle piece I inked in the same tattered rose distress oxide as I used in the rose, then added white gesso through the polka dots stencil. I like how the gesso went mat when dry. I've cut up a die cut doily for the trim and added sewing detail with a pattern tracer wheel.
 The rose layers stamp set give the most gorgeous effect for the roses, I trimmed around them with a slight border, and used plenty of foam adhesive.
the sentiment was built from the birthday wishes set.

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x



Wednesday, May 30

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #74 ~ Doodles

This Fortnight's new challenge is the theme of Doodles, so time to get pens outs and doodle some creative fun! Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...

Ok onto my project...
This is WAAAAY out of my comfort zone, yuk, it's so busy, too cute and not my usual style, but I did enjoy making it, and I had fun exploring a different process. There are a few parts that I like but all together don't really work for me. But they say art is for who likes it.

I did however take the time to take some step by step pictures...
and collated them into this little slide show...



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Enjoy a wonderfully creative half term,
I will be back with introductions this week.
HuGs Kim x

Friday, May 11

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #73 ~ Picture Inspiration

This Fortnight's new challenge is a picture inspiration so time to have some creative fun! Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...

Ok onto my project...
I was inspired by the female figure in the inspiration pic, my background reflects the ombre tones of her dress, which I created brayering distress oxide onto a gelli plate, the ink really goes along way, I love the soft blend.
I then drew directly on the inked background using the Wavy profile mixed media templates with the head and torso and the profile face stamp mini. I've stamped her facial features in grey ink to keep the palette soft
I loved the stark contrast of the figure's hair so kept that by colouring her wavy hair in copics. I hadn't stamped her ear yet and ended up hiding it under her hair, which I bet you wouldn't have noticed had I not said so now lol.
 I wanted to keep the ombre throughout the girl but decided to add The floral pattern to her torso which was created by stamping the adorable flowers from the Whimsical woodland set. I used the same distress oxides as the background, with a little red ink and white pen for the centres.
I loved the l little circle stamp in whimsical woodland set and added the details along the edges. I finished with a butterfly, and a sentiment built from the Birthday Wishes set.

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, April 27

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #72 ~ Anything goes

Can't believe it's been this long since I have posted on here, lots going on behind scenes.
This Fortnight's new challenge is an anything goes so time to have some creative fun! Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...

Ok onto my project...
I have wanted to do a shaped card for a while and thought the Cat mixed media templates would be perfect for this. 
I started by drawing the front of the cat directly onto some gelli prints I had made, 
I folded the paper on the left side of the drawn cat, I then cut the two layers together leaving a little of the fold to form the hinge. 
I drew the front legs on a separate piece of the gelli print paper as well as the tail, and adhered in place. Everything has had a inky edge treatment with black distress ink.
I stamped the cat face and added details to the paws with black pencil.

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x


Friday, March 16

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #69 ~ Picture Inspiration

This Fortnight's new challenge is a picture inspiration perfect for St. Paddy's day tomorrow
Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...
I created a card featuring the Alice template,(without the bow) along with the female mini head and torso
and the female face stamp set, using the closed eyes for a calm look.
 I just had to try out the pointy ears from the ears stamp set, I masked one on the left using the hair template and let the other become forward so her hair tucked behind.
So, I used only three copic colours to make this image, the face was stamped in grey memento ink as it doesn't bleed. The background inspired by the inspiration pic used the same three colours just using the chisel end to create the pattern.
I added the sparkle sentiment and glitter to her lids as well as a few white dots to represent sparkle to finish.



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Enjoy a wonderfully festive paddy's weekend
HuGs Kim x

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