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

Friday, August 30

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #101 ~ Sketch

 Good morning, thank you so much for stopping by, less than a week left until school starts, it will be the first time for my lovely dd.

We have a new challenge on the paperbabe stamps blog today...
 My interpretation of the sketch may seem a tad loose, a little artistic licence but all the fun for it! and this is great for a man's card.
So the fabulous fox is in place of the circle. The background was a fun experiment with the Iso Fun and Dots on stripes stencils, I blended some distress oxides ~ mermaid lagoon, pine needles and mowed lawn. I then switched to black soot distress ink through the Iso Fun stencil.
I used wedding dress white memento luxe through the dots part of the stencil to create a bit of a bokeh effect, and added a few rings with a bottle lid and stamped some hearts. The sentiment was from the same stamp set, settled upon the yummy impresslit border die that I treated myself too.

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

Friday, August 16

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #100 ~ Theme ~ GOLD

Hello, hope you're enjoying a typically wet summer hols like we are lol...
if you're having an indoor kinda day what a perfect time to get all your gold crafting materials out and join in our current challenge on the paperbabe stamps blog...
I treated my self to this fabulous journal cover die and had to try it out, obviously...
I've die cut the cover in watercolour paper, hot press so the smooth version.
The background was created with a few distress oxides through the pebble rows stencil. The colour was a bit darker than I had planned so I brayered some white gesso all over to soften and knock back the colour.
When the gesso layer was dry I used the dotty stencil with transparent embossing paste which I then covered with gold embossing powder as I didn't have the gold embossing paste I thought I had... and heat set until all the powder had melted.
So, I had drawn and stamped the front with the dinky female face and long loose wave hair, but when I went to add copic to her face it did not take well, the gesso was coming off on my pen nib and so I had to ditch that idea and move to recreating her onto a sticker sheet, which worked out alright although the sticker paper doesn't hold copic ink as well as bristol, well we have to try don't we? I painted her hair with deco art black acrylic paint.
 I finished off my cover with gold embossed roses and leaves. I used some tissue paper I had lying around but it didn't disappear as much as I had hoped... Keeping with the 'gold' theme I have covered the inside with gold glitter paper.
I added a layer of matt medium over the front cover to help seal everything and give the whole thing a uniform finish. I haven't come up with a closure yet, I'm tempted to use a hidden magnet so that the front stays as it is.

I also want to enter this into a few other challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by it's so wonderful to think we've reached our hundredth challenge, couldn't have done it with out you all ♥

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