Friday, July 22

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #38 ~ Anything Goes

Good Morning...

Here's my latest project for the current challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
I really haven't done many atc's in fact I think these are the first that I've ever actually swapped with another person... I know
This is using my mixed media templates and profile face stamp, I loved the background and felt it was a shame to cover up... so just painted her face.
Although I did paint the hair here, and you can hardly see the background but you know its there...
These are the four that I swapped, I used a sentiment stamped on tissue and trimmed to fit on four cards to make them a set... and the butterfly stamp set with gold on vellum for added interest, 

Female Face Mini Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.Profile Face Mini Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.
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Thanks so much for stopping by,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim x


Friday, July 8

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #37 ~ Art Doll

Good Morning...

Here's my latest project for the current challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
I wanted to try my face stamps on fabric and what better way than an adorable Alice doll?
I used a calico (cotton) fabric for the base of my doll, I've used the same inks I usually do, Memento luxe and versafine, they seem to be water tight when dry so I'm a happy bunny. I've used a little copic marker and posca pen to add those extra details.
her hair I'm not overly happy with it certainly does need some work, I think I need to spend some time experimenting a little more. It's funny but my Alice is still the brunette from the 70s lol.
I have given her stripey legs, instead of the extra work of trying to make long socks and her adorable shoes are simply painted with some black acrylic paint.

Now what Alice would be complete without a little friend? hahaha
So I was on the lookout for a flamingo statue, taxidermy thing for my darling sis and came across this Flamingo sewing pattern and decided it would be so much better than anything shop bought...
How Cute?
I found some pink silk velvet, the yummiest fabric ever, it feels divine and I like the difference it makes.
It's quite tall, taller than Alice in fact, but they seem pretty happy...
So, there she is, I will work on the doll pattern if anyone is interested?
Female Face Mini Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.Profile Face Mini Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, July 6

Mixed Media Card Art Published in Craft Stamper Magazine!!!

While I have a moment, I just wanted to mention that Paperbabe stamps are in August's issue of Craft Stamper magazine, which came out in the shops Friday 1st July, Yay, Thank you Trish.
I'm amongst some amazing designers in this lovely issue.
This month is a special Card Making issue! Showing you how to translate all those mixed media techniques to cards, so every feature in this issue has at least one card example for you to see!
My feature was the Card Art starting from pg 60. 
I have a step by step tutorial showing how I colour hair using copics, I created a few mixed media cards, I use coloured pencils for the faces and copics for their hair and as this little card wasn't in the issue I can share it in blog land...
The face is using the lovely female face stamps and my mixed media templates for the Girl and her hair.
And I am loving my butterfly set, I think they just add that bit little extra, I did consider stamping them as part of the image but realised that colouring around something so small would be a tad trickier, how easy to simply trim them.

copies of the magazine are available here:
Digital copies are also available here:

AND
I have a giveaway in the magazine too, all the Paperbabe Stamps products used in the feature is offered to a lucky reader.
How exciting!
Female Face Mini Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.
Mixed Media Templates ~ Mini Portrait Mylar templates - Paperbabe Stamps - For mixed media, paper crafting and scrapbooking.Butterfly Pieridae Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.

Thank you so much for stopping by, we will have a new challenge on Friday so hope you pop by then and enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, June 24

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #36 ~ Picture Inspiration

Just stopping by quickly to show you my latest project for the current challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
My post is picture heavy, I am still enjoying the last few days of my Open Studios event, the rain has NOT helped and I've had a lot fewer visitors than I had hoped.
So, I thought I would try copics and coloured pencils onto my substrate but I made the fatal mistake of painting the mdf in a base colour first... this did not work it didn't take the copics well, and I ended up wiping it all off with rubbing alcohol urgh. 
Then I went to my trusty coloured pencils, some of it was going alright until I needed to layer more colour, this made the underneath pencil rub off urgh, I really struggled with this one, I nearly threw her to the side to start again on a new piece. But I persevered I think it just took me much longer to finish then usual.


Female Face Mini Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.Portrait Media Blanks ~ Wavy Bunches Kit ~ Paperbabe Stamps ~ MDF Substrate for mixed media and craft.Butterfly Pieridae Stamp Set - Paperbabe Stamps - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - For paper crafting and scrapbooking.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
BiG HuGs
Kim x


Friday, June 10

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #35 ~ Anything Goes

Just stopping by quickly to show you my latest project for the current challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...

I had fun creating a bright summery mixed media piece on a canvas board, still a tricky  surface for me, the texture is challenging.
I love how the black hair really changes the usual look of the bunches
The heart eyes are adorable from the female face stamp set.

I'm just getting the finishing touches ready for my my Open Studios event starting tomorrow eek I am both nervous and excited.
You are all welcome to visit me and see my artwork, I hope you can come along!!!

I know I'm super busy but I'm actually ahead with the new release for a change, it's something a little different, so see you next Monday for sneak peeks.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
BiG HuGs
Kim x


Friday, May 27

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #34 ~ Sketch

Today we have a new sketch challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...

I created this fun birthday card using the DesignA Tweed to follow the background panel on the sketch. 
The Panda embellishment was very easy to put together using the DesignA Adorimals trimmed with a little border.
 I added a few ink blobs from watercolour alphabet, partly to cover the smudge I had made from the stitching too.
and finished with a sentiment from Birthday Wishes.

I'm also entering this into...
Create & Inspire ~ Anything Goes
Crafting from the heart ~ Anything Goes
Craft your passion ~ Anything Goes
Simon says stamp ~ Anything Goes
Crafty sentiments ~ Anything Goes


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Thanks so much for stopping by, 
I hope you have a lovely Bank holiday weekend,
HuGs Kim x


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