Friday, January 19

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #65 ~ Picture Inspiration

Morning, it's been a crazy couple of weeks trying to get Dillon into a new school, my home educating him has reached it's end and I'm handing it over to the professionals lol.

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
This years colour is ultra violet so I thought it would be fun to use.

I confess that I completely struggle with colour but I gave the challenge a go...
I've used the mini profile Curly hair and Head & Torso mixed media templates, with the profile face stamp on a wooden block canvas.
I coloured her in using stabilo all graphite pencil, a little white for highlights. The background is golden fluid acrylic paint in violet. I love how the translucency soaks into the wood keeping the grain.
I have stamped her features in grey ink so it would work well with pencil. The pupil in black ink. I also thought I would add a few freckles but not sure they look like she have chicken pox instead... lol.
The crown has been heat embossed along with a few stars from the profile stamp set.
The roses inspired from the picture adorn her top I used the rose border stamp which I will get new stock as soon as I can... I've outlined some of her in black posca pen and added details with white posca pen.


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Thanks for stopping by enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, January 5

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #64 ~ Anything Goes


Good morning and Happy New Year,

We have the first challenge of 2018 on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today, and it's an anything goes.


I created this 12 x 12 mixed media background ages ago, I wanted to try something new, I was going for a galaxy look, it's hard to see just how many, many, many layers there are on this one.
The girl was created using the long loose wave template for her flowing hair along with the head and torso. I've given her quite a long neck, was going for an elegant look.
 The female face was stamped for her face, I went for a soft colour pallet all painted with acrylics, layered thinly and using a small paint brush. I think I haven't finished her eyes yet, must have been rushing(the usual).
I was pretty impressed with how well her top turned out, I used the leaf in the peony & bud stamp set, I stamped in grey ink first, painted the leaves in green and re-stamped over to define them. So the bow is from the rag tails template, and works so well on the edge of her top. I fussy cut her out before putting her on the galaxy background.


I'm entering this to a few other challenges...

Thanks for stopping by enjoy a wonderfully creative New Year!
HuGs Kim x


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