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

Friday, November 1

Paperbabe Stamps Mid-challenge Reminder...

Hello everyone!!!
Hope you're having a lovely week,

There is still plenty of time to take part in our current Sketch challenge...
and I'm sharing my project for a mid challenge inspiration...
So I've created a Halloween inspired card, it's been ages since I've made a 'card' seems strange lol.

Check out the vintage pattern papers, a Pink Paislee, called bayberry cottage, possibly discontinued now.
I started by creating my witch using the dinky face with the torso template and the fringe part from the loose plait hair templates
I added a witches hat and bat wings from two different digi's and sized them to coordinate. These represent the three elements from the sketch lol.

She has been coloured with copics, definitely found my love for these pens again... I went for a grey tone for her skin, with a little sparkle in her witchy eyes.
BV 23,25,29/N0,1,2,3/R00,85/G000/100

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You can find all the details of the challenge and how to enter HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative spooky weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, October 11

How Peculiar? A Poseable Miss Peregrine Paper Art doll ~ Fan Art!!!

Good morning, great to have you visiting, we have a new challenge on the paperbabe stamps blog today...

The theme is 'movie night'... which movie?... hmm decisions...
I did plan on creating a art journal page using my templates and stamps for a bit of Adventures of Sabrina fan art but realised that was a series, although binge watching feels like a whole movie night lol! So instead I opted for the movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children if, like me, you love all things Tim Burton then this fan art is based on the fabulous Miss Peregrine.
I have been so eager to create a poseable paper art doll, it's been ticking over in my creative brain for some time. Then it really clicked when I realised just how to make the joints without brads...
...delighted with myself I just had to put this together. I've used the female face dinky stamp set as the base, and drew some peregrine style hair. I've designed a jointed art doll base but then used the picture below to inspire the costume design, which I drew and coloured using copics.
Her hands are one of my favourite features, although I think maybe her sleeves could have been a little longer.
It's double layered as I wanted to create a back too.. I think taking the photos took me so long as I was too busy posing and playing than clicking hahaha!
You can just see there is also a chain from the the bottle of stamp set heat embossed in gold. Too fun, I already want to put another one together.

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 the photos...
Face/skin: R000, 00, 01, 21, E0000, 000, 04, RV91, B60, C2
Hair: B23, 39, 99, BV29, C10
Outfit: B39, 69, 99

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, September 27

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #103 ~ Autumnal Conkers ~ Art Journal

Good morning, thank you so much for stopping by, we have a new challenge on the paperbabe stamps blog today...
And I decided to add to my art journal with a double page autumnal piece inspired by the challenge image.
Firstly I created a very cosy looking girl using the female face stamp set with mixed media templates, Head & Torso and the beanie hat. I love that you can change the position of the eyes so she can be looking anywhere. I painted an under layer using very watered down gouache, it's like a permanent watercolour effect. I've added more layers using coloured pencils, pens and free drew her lashes. Her hair I've tucked into the top of her jumper, I used copics for colouring that with a few wispy bits..
You can see how the hat templates are used here, slightly tilted and raised up as I wanted a tall hat. I've used the Design A Knit stamp set and ribbed knit stamps freely in my hands and not on a block to get the different mix of textures.
I can not tell you how many ways I tried making a design with these conkers, I had the idea to have them hanging on strings a bit like a bead curtain, hahaha, I've actually stamped these onto sticker sheet and cut them out individually, this way I had more room to play with placement. I also thought they would look awesome as a conker polka dot background but in the end I went for a heart, I could well imagine a child putting them in to this heart formation for their mum.
I've added more stamping on the background with words and knit, a little (messy)handwriting then inked the edges. The actual colour of the background dried a hell of a lot darker then I had intended, I did put a gesso wash over but it didn't knock it back as well as I had hoped. I guess that's where an art journal really comes into it's own, try to be a little less precious.

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Thanks so much for visiting, enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim ♥

Friday, September 13

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #102 ~ Anything Goes

 Good morning, thank you so much for stopping by, school has started, yay!
We have a new challenge on the paperbabe stamps blog today...

I created a double mixed media page in my art journal. My go to is the fabulous head & torso template with the female face and I've mixed it up with rabbit ears. The background was a great chance to use the stripes & gears stencil, the outfit completed in flock dots.

I will be sharing the video for it tomorrow, so pop back to see.

Thanks so much for stopping by
See you tomorrow, enjoy a wonderfully creative Friday the 13th
HuGs Kim x

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