Wednesday, January 15

Introducing ~ Paperbabe Stamps Dinky Hands Stamps and Mixed Media Templates

Today over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog we are introducing new Stamps and Mixed Media Templates.

Dinky Hands
These are just a perfect companion to the dinky faces range, there are plenty of angles and hand poses to really add that extra touch to your portraits. They are a great addition to the portraits but equally useful in their own right too, they could be added to a sentiment or have a whole card front filled with hands.
and this mixed media templates helps so much, I couldn't imagine having to fussy cut masks, or cutting out stamped hands out of precious paper to have to stick in place. I keep my mylar hands securely on the acetate reference sheet of the hands stamp set and I haven't lost one yet lol!

Samples... that's what you're looking for?
I've been trying this new bristol board card, and I think the colours become so much less vibrant than other brands, her skin is a lot paler than I had expected with all the layers I had put on... you'll be able to see in the video... 

This was a fun little watercolour 
 I used just one hand stamp to complete this piece, I had a go with those ecoline watercolour brush pens, they bled quite a bit with the small details, I probably need more play time with them.
 I decided to outline in black ink and add a generous sprinkling of glitter.

 I have wanted to create a panoramic portrait for ages this came together quite well, I did practice the poses on scrap paper before committing to the watercolour paper.
I used the same ecoline watercolour brush pens, and added strings of glitter over their hair, I left the outlines as they are to keep the images soft and delicate.

Here are a couple of my very useful cheat sheets!!!
sometimes you can stamp the face first and mask to stamp the hand under or behind the chin, offer the acetate reference sheet up to the face to get an idea of hand placement.

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

Friday, January 10

Bat Girl Jointed Poseable Paper Art Doll ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #110 ~ Anything Goes

Happy new Year, wow 2020

Popping by to share my project for our current anything goes challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
I had so much fun creating another jointed poseable paper art doll, meet bat girl, using the base from this doll, I just changed up her outfit and added cute bat wings.
she's about 12" tall
Her Pixie head was stamped with the Female Face 3/4 view Left Dinky along with the finger wave bob hairstyle. I wanted a fae look and had fun with her make up colours.
I did create a layer for the back of her hair too, and you can see the wing construction clearly here too...
I used the wings from Dillon Magic they are two layers, with the top being the fussy cut spines of the wings.
I laser cut the vellum just to see if it would work and I'm pretty pleased with the result, I also applied the same lacy detail to her sleeves and top of the dress.
She is so much fun to pose, there are 20 joints of movement, I didn't quite finish the detail on her boots but I bet you wouldn't have know that unless I said it hahaha.

Thanks so much for stopping by, let me know if you'd like to see a jointed poseable art doll kit in the shop?

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Copics list as I forgot to take photos...
Face/skin: R000, 00, 02, 05, E31, 04, RV91, Y26, 28, W5, B60, 
Hair: R35, 59, RV69
Outfit: RV99(new), BV23, 25, 29
Through The Craft Room Door ~ anything goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge ~ anything goes with colouring
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge ~ anything goes
Through The Purple Haze Challenges ~ anything goes
Love to Create Challenge Blog ~ anything mixed media

Simon says Mon Challenge ~ something new(new copic colour)

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

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.

 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

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