Friday, November 22

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #107 ~ Picture Inspiration

Hello and welcome...
Today is one of those bitter sweet days, it's been 5 years since my mum became an angel and I still miss her greatly, she was my best friend and confidant. We worked together too before the launch of Paperbabe Stamps, I wish we could create together, I would love to see what she would make with my stamps and templates...
We have a picture inspiration challenge on the paperbabe stamps blog today... So any opportunity to create more christmas cards and these are as simple as can be really...
I used my stamping platform to create a stepped method so all the stamps I need are on the one plate. I have to turn the piece of card for each step, mask then turn for the next image and I continue until they're all done.
I followed this process to make a final mask so that I could get some ink blended onto the background. The whole card I used only two inks, rusty hinge and ground espresso distress oxides. 
I've added a little string, paper die cut foliage to bring the picture inspiration into play, to complete the look and add a little interest. I made four but the stamps are still clinging in place on the platform so I could knock out quite a few more, we'll see how the days goes.



Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend and give your mum's a hug and a kiss x
HuGs Kim x

Friday, November 15

Introducing ~ Paperbabe Stamps November Release

Good morning and welcome back...
Today over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog we are showcasing the right facing 3/4 view version of the dinky female face, the perfect pose for so many projects...
 I think most portraits have the face slightly angled, it shows a lovely natural look. I have been really looking forward to showing these off!!! 

Here's goes, onto some samples...
The watercolours came out for this card, I've added a crown of flowers, I mostly used the flowers from the sugar skull stamp sets, with just a couple from the sketchy rose set.
It did require some masking to get the flowers this way, they were all stamped in versafine as I knew I wanted a waterproof ink.
I've inked the edges with distress inks and left it blank, I could stamp any sentiment on there or simply leave it as it is.

Next...
 there's 45 sleeps until christmas, I think I might need to make much more of these, lol
 I just love to colour hair, and  copic markers are one of my favourite mediums to use for this, you can get fine lines and add layers without having to wait for ink to dry. I didn't jot down all the colours that I've used but as a good guess...
Copics List ~ Face: E0000, 00, 04, R00, RV91, B60. Eyes: B01, N3, W8. Hair: E31, 35, 37, 49, 59. Jumper: R24, 27.
For the Background I used B01 around her body, used the templates as masks to then stamp the snowflakes in tumbled glass Distress Oxides.
 You can just make out the texture on the jumper, I stamped the knit with barn door Distress Oxides over the copic.

Last but by no means least...
 I really wanted to create something whimsical and mixed media, not sure how well it worked but I enjoyed painting it and isn't that the real joy of creating.
 I've used matt acrylic paints onto cold pressed watercolour paper, I wanted to have the texture. I have used layers and pretty much dry brushed the build up some depth to the image.
I added a crown to her, also painted but with accents of gold ink, to give it an aged metal look.
I fussy cut her out and added pencil shading.



Do visit the rest of the team to see their amazing creations...



Thanks so much for stopping by, 
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day ♥ and
hope to see you tomorrow for one more project and release day...
HuGs Kim x

Thursday, November 14

Introducing ~ Paperbabe Stamps November Release

Good morning, have you like me been hiding indoors with all the freaky hail stones this month?
Today over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog we are introducing new Stamps and Mixed Media Templates.

This is the 3/4 view version of the dinky female face, the perfect pose for so many projects. I think most portraits have the face slightly angled, it shows a lovely natural look. I have been really looking forward to showing these off!!! 

Here's goes, onto some samples...
  This card features the whimsical waves, so flowy, inspired by my original drawing of Maoleidigh. I opted for copics onto kraft cardstock, it's a bit of a hit and miss with the colours showing up but I do love the finished look. 
Copics List ~ Face: E0000, 00, 04, 31, R00, 02, RV91, B60. Eyes: B01, N3, W8. Hair: BV23, V12, 15.
 I die cut an oval from a sheet of mylar, to use as a stencil to create this oval for her to sit in. I decided to have some of her hair falling out of the frame.
 The background I used the yummiest of Spica copic pens, in mint, love the look.
 It's hard to see but I went around the edge in gold ink, it's much more noticeable in real life.

Next...
 I love this micro fringe, reminds me of the very elegant Audrey Hepburn or more funky like Uma Thurman (pulp fiction) or Audrey Tautou (Amélie)
 The weather did not help photo taking this week... I used a grey tone for her skin, wanted that pencil look, not sure it is showing like that in the photos though.
 I have heat embossed the crown in gold embossing powder to hide the big blobs of copic ink that decided to drop onto my project. I think you can just see two funny blobs behind the crown, but I guess you probably won't have seen it unless I said anything lol. The template is perfect to mask my girl ready for some background stamping using the isometric fun stamp set with a few features gold embossed too.

And last project for today anyway...
 I've been enjoying making myself these large stickers, they're a great little project, they can be any size really, you could make just heads or add torso's and have fun with experimenting with colours too. Plus they can be used in your planner or art journal, mixed media creations whenever they're needed.
 Here is the messy buns template, the 'bun' is separate so you can add as many or as few as you wish, or add them to some other hairstyle. It's completely up to your creative imagination.
 I've used it with the cute pixie ear face stamp. I chose to use my copics with a darker skin palette, 
Copic List ~ Face: YR31, E21, 25, 27, 59. Hair: W10, E49. The sticker paper doesn't do very well with blending, but a reasonable result, they're still very addictive!

Do visit the rest of the team to see their amazing creations...




Thanks so much for stopping by, 
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day ♥ and
hope to see you tomorrow for more introductions...
HuGs Kim x





Friday, November 8

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #106 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, great to have you visiting, we have a new challenge on the


It's a fun and easy anything goes...
 I created this girly card, it could be for best friend's, sister's or even partner's... you could change these girl's up to suit any of the friends you know IRL!
I've used the dinky female face stamps with the wavy central parting and loose plait mixed media templates, they're in the same set. 
I went for a simple colour palette, I love the strong black against the soft colours... I also added a hat and a bit of clothing, nothing complicated, I've used the torso template, and simply added some stitching lines. The jacket has a tad more detail, but still fits into the same torso shape.


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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

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