Friday, August 3

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #79 ~ Sketch?

Good morning, we have our wonderful fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
It's a sketch challenge, although I might have to explain my interpretation of it lol...
I used the sketch as a jumping point to create my earth fairy on this card, 
started by drawing her using the profile head and torso, along with the long & fringe hairstyle. I've stamped her face in grey ink and painted her using watercolours.
I've given her a headdress of roses which is covering her pretty pointy ears...
I have gold embossed the outline, before adding watercolours in a fun blend.
the sentiment didn't fit in a straight line so I manipulated on the block into a curvy one.

Here, I wanted to demonstrate how close to the sketch she was in real time... by placing the sketch directly over my card.

I would like to share my card to these great challenges:
Artistic inspirations ~ Anything Goes
Crafting by designs ~ Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes
Love to craft ~ Anything Goes
Crafty creations ~ Anything Goes
Make my Monday ~ Coloured Image
Thank you

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Thank you so much for stopping by,
Hope you're enjoying a wonderfully creative summer hols,
HuGs Kim x

Friday, July 20

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #78 ~ Theme It Flies

Good morning, thank you for visiting today,
I'm sure lots of you have children finishing for their summer hols today, my DS still has a couple of days to go... but in the mean time we have our wonderful fortnightly challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...

So I was totally inspired by the very talented Emma Petitt who got me out of my creative slump with her amazing class that was part of the free Art is Magic retreat, run by the wonderful Galia Alena. 

I used a tote bag as my canvas, I followed most of Emma's steps, with applying gelli prints and stencil marking and texture paste, not that they can be seen now... it's all part of the process :)
But what I totally loved was using simple tools, I used only a palette knife and wide flat brush for this piece. I did use the female face stamp for my base, and painted it in rough layers, very fun, will have to try this technique again.
as well as using the mermaid hair and head and torso templates, I love the fusions of tools this way. The angel/fairy wings I used as a mask really and blended ink through to create the shadow, then applied some yummy iridescent acrylics to make them shimmer.
The sentiment worked out so beautifully, I love love love how the tissue just disappears into the background making the text part of a single surface, yum!
So, many moons ago I used some clearly for art and thought this material would work perfectly for my dimensional butterflies, it's solid and holds its own, I did add a little stitch to the bodies of each to be sure they would remain secure, when or if the bag is in use.
A couple of texture shots.

I thought I would enter my piece into a few other challenges too:
Rhedds creative spirit ~ July Challenge
More mixed media ~ anything goes
Mix it up challenge ~ anything goes(mixed media)
Not just cards ~ anything goes
Artistic inspirations ~ anything goes
We love 2 create ~ anything goes
Altered eclectics ~ anything goes(mixed media)
Paint party friday ~ Week 20
thank you

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, July 6

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #77 ~ Picture Inspiration

Good morning, thank you for visiting today,

this fortnight's new challenge is a picture inspiration,
check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...
 I was running dangerously low on generic handmade cards, they seem to be disappearing... hmmm
 So I thought I would batch make a few, they are about 4" square, which is great if you want your card to be at the front of the card display(just saying).
 I started of by creating the multicoloured background using the adorable whimsical woodland set. I am loving these distress oxides, the colours are dreamy.
 The stamping platform really came into play for this type of card, being able to stamp one colour numerous times in the correct place, is wonderful.
 I have die cut a heart to create and aperture and stamped the sentiments. The sentiments are also in this set so I managed to get a few card types, using just this one set(love).
I found some washi that mimicked the yummy flowers, added a little faux stitching, and adhered a tiny wooden heart from the substrates kit.

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, June 8

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #75 ~ Sketch

Hello, this fortnight's new challenge is a sketch, check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...
Firstly I toned down the bright white card base with distress ink then used the new the 1cm strips stencil for the base. I secured masking tape on the fold of the card to mask the back and a little to hold the stencil at the bottom. I painted the stripes in black gesso using one of those sponge brush thingy, which gave the stripes a little arty look.
The semi circle piece I inked in the same tattered rose distress oxide as I used in the rose, then added white gesso through the polka dots stencil. I like how the gesso went mat when dry. I've cut up a die cut doily for the trim and added sewing detail with a pattern tracer wheel.
 The rose layers stamp set give the most gorgeous effect for the roses, I trimmed around them with a slight border, and used plenty of foam adhesive.
the sentiment was built from the birthday wishes set.

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, May 30

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #74 ~ Doodles

This Fortnight's new challenge is the theme of Doodles, so time to get pens outs and doodle some creative fun! Check out the Paperbabe Stamps blog for details...

Ok onto my project...
This is WAAAAY out of my comfort zone, yuk, it's so busy, too cute and not my usual style, but I did enjoy making it, and I had fun exploring a different process. There are a few parts that I like but all together don't really work for me. But they say art is for who likes it.

I did however take the time to take some step by step pictures...
and collated them into this little slide show...

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Enjoy a wonderfully creative half term,
I will be back with introductions this week.
HuGs Kim x

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