Wednesday, January 9

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #90 ~ allow yourself to be a beginner

I'm a bit late posting my latest project, for our current challenge.
It's my first art journal page of 2019 so in itself a pretty good achievement for me... I'm just taking a little break from packing to share a few more pictures and hope it inspires you too....
I started with a rough plan which I like to just doodle on copy paper, means I can adjust parts that will or will not fit on my pages. I also test colours on this page too.
I drew the girl first, stamped and painted her face in watercolours, to keep a softness to her.
I was pleased how the background came out, I simply stamped the leaf images in grey distress oxide ink randomly over the page, I had to try very hard not to make a repeat pattern or have the leaves in an orderly design. I then filled in the gaps with dots from the birthday wishes set, I love how you can take elements from other designs, so all your stamp sets can be given a little love.
here I wanted to show how versatile the hair templates can be, by simply turning the curly trails in a different direction you can create endless possible styles. I flipped the template over to draw the curl in the gap, and also moved in down slightly too. I also used the fringe from the wavy bunches template.
I started with the portrait face but wanted her body slightly angled so use the profile torso and drew her arm forward to create a different shoulder look.
I finished off with some doodling on the pink painted background with a metallic posca pen, and hand drew the sentiment which fitted with our theme of new (being a beginner)and fresh starts(first art journal page of 2019). I used a white posca pen to add sparkle to her clothing.

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Thank you so much for stopping by,
I hope you enjoy a wonderfully creative New Year.
HuGs Kim x

Friday, November 9

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #86 ~ Theme ~ Animals

 Hello, delighted you've stopped by today,
we have a new fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
and the theme is Animals or pets...

I have to give credit to the very talented Micki Wilde for the inspiration for this piece. She had class as part of the Art is Magic weekend retreat quite a few months ago, and I just had to try it with the cat templates...


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Thank you so much for stopping by,
I hope you enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, October 26

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #85 ~ Picture Inspiration

 Hello, delighted you've stopped by today,
we have a new fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...

I created a dia de los muertos gato in my art journal using the Cat face stamp set, along with the mixed media templates, and the sugar skulls stamp set. Some of the decoration was using the butterfly and the rose layers small.

I have recorded most of the process, although my memory card became full and I didn't have time to empty it and continue... I will try an upload next week.


Thank you so much for stopping by,

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
HuGs Kim x

Friday, September 14

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #82 ~ Theme ~ Stars

 Hello, delighted you've stopped by today,
we have a new fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
So, I created this bowl, using airdry clay, 
I sculpted the shape over a metal mixing bowl, with a reasonably thin wall.
I then pressed the lovely doodle stars into the soft clay, added a few holes as I knew I wanted to add embellishments.
When it was dry I painted the outside with fantasy moon paints, this is my first time trying this medium, quite a fun challenge.
I've painted a few layers of gold acrylics to the inside of my bowl before adding the sentiment and gold stars using the tissue paper technique as trying to get an image to stamp inside such a vessel would be pretty tricky.
I used some black acrylic mixed with glaze medium to add some depth to the depressed stars and make them pop a little.
Now it's deciding what yummy treasures to put inside.


Thank you so much for stopping by,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
HuGs Kim x


Saturday, September 1

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #81 ~ Picture Inspiration

Hello and welcome,
I'm running a little late posting my project for the current fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
It's a picture inspiration this time and I am very interested in the theme of Cairns, didn't realise I do this often when I'm surrounded by rocks on my beach walks lol.
I was inspired by Joan Bess tutorial using masking fluid with the gelli plate printing... I started by squiggling the fine tip masking fluid rose design over my blank cardstock before following the steps.
I've used the herringbone and polka dot stencils to give lots of interest and texture to the earthy base layer.
I cut out some rock shapes free hand from some scrap paper to use as a mask over the background to then pull another print. I removed the masking fluid to get the bright white design.
I then reused the rock shapes to add shadows with distress inks, and a white and black stabilo pencil to add even further depth, I spritz the finished image with water to activate the pencils.
I completed my picture with a very fitting quote...

I'm adding this to a few other challenges...
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Love to craft ~ Anything Goes
Crafty creations ~ Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Thank you

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Thank you so much for stopping by,
Hope you're enjoying the last weekend of summer hols,
HuGs Kim x

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