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

Saturday, August 18

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #80 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, we have our wonderful fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
It's a free and easy anything goes this time...
I created this man themed mixed media card, 
with texture from the knit, and polka dot stencils, using texture paste, paints and inks.
the very versatile male face stamp along with the side swept bangs mixed media templates... complete with sentiment.

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Thank you so much for stopping by,
Hope you're enjoying a wonderfully creative summer hols,
HuGs Kim x

Friday, August 3

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #79 ~ Sketch?

Good morning, we have our wonderful fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
It's a sketch challenge, although I might have to explain my interpretation of it lol...
I used the sketch as a jumping point to create my earth fairy on this card, 
started by drawing her using the profile head and torso, along with the long & fringe hairstyle. I've stamped her face in grey ink and painted her using watercolours.
I've given her a headdress of roses which is covering her pretty pointy ears...
I have gold embossed the outline, before adding watercolours in a fun blend.
the sentiment didn't fit in a straight line so I manipulated on the block into a curvy one.

Here, I wanted to demonstrate how close to the sketch she was in real time... by placing the sketch directly over my card.

I would like to share my card to these great challenges:
Artistic inspirations ~ Anything Goes
Crafting by designs ~ Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Love to craft ~ Anything Goes
Crafty creations ~ Anything Goes
Make my Monday ~ Coloured Image
Thank you


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Thank you so much for stopping by,
Hope you're enjoying a wonderfully creative summer hols,
HuGs Kim x

Friday, July 20

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #78 ~ Theme It Flies

Good morning, thank you for visiting today,
I'm sure lots of you have children finishing for their summer hols today, my DS still has a couple of days to go... but in the mean time we have our wonderful fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...

So I was totally inspired by the very talented Emma Petitt who got me out of my creative slump with her amazing class that was part of the free Art is Magic retreat, run by the wonderful Galia Alena. 

I used a tote bag as my canvas, I followed most of Emma's steps, with applying gelli prints and stencil marking and texture paste, not that they can be seen now... it's all part of the process :)
But what I totally loved was using simple tools, I used only a palette knife and wide flat brush for this piece. I did use the female face stamp for my base, and painted it in rough layers, very fun, will have to try this technique again.
as well as using the mermaid hair and head and torso templates, I love the fusions of tools this way. The angel/fairy wings I used as a mask really and blended ink through to create the shadow, then applied some yummy iridescent acrylics to make them shimmer.
The sentiment worked out so beautifully, I love love love how the tissue just disappears into the background making the text part of a single surface, yum!
So, many moons ago I used some clearly for art and thought this material would work perfectly for my dimensional butterflies, it's solid and holds its own, I did add a little stitch to the bodies of each to be sure they would remain secure, when or if the bag is in use.
A couple of texture shots.

I thought I would enter my piece into a few other challenges too:
Rhedds creative spirit ~ July Challenge
More mixed media ~ anything goes
Mix it up challenge ~ anything goes(mixed media)
Not just cards ~ anything goes
Artistic inspirations ~ anything goes
We love 2 create ~ anything goes
Altered eclectics ~ anything goes(mixed media)
Paint party friday ~ Week 20
thank you

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

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