Friday, November 11

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #46 ~ Sketch

We have a fun Sketch challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
I completely forgot to add my embellishment to my portrait card art. I'm just so busy right now, moving house is full on, and trying to jump from places to get things in place too, like a new floor on my studio eek very excited to have a studio.
I've used the Blunt Bangs Long mixed media templates along with the head and torso
So, I've used the female face mini and the sentiment from Sparkle Bright. All coloured with copics and sparkles with posca paint pen.

Thanks for stopping by
HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, November 1

Paperbabe Stamps is in Issue 2 of Mixed Up Magazine this Month...

You'll be pleased to know the November issue of Mixed Up magazine is now available and it's awesome, I love all the features there's slide shows, step by step and video tutorials.
Check out the amazing cover stars Birgit Koopsen (main pic), Mark Gould and Julie Ann Lee.

Plus there's a fantastic FREEBIE...
 this deliciously quirky digi image from the wonderful Rick St.dennis!

It's so wonderful to discover new talented artists that I just had to share sneak peeks of their projects too.. wow

Four fantastic ways with DecoArt Liquid Glass (project by Candy Colwell)

Upcycling with Asia King

Get started in stamp carving with Jane Royston

Amazing art journaling with Mimi Bondi

Christmas crafting with Kim Costello that's me :)

Yupo Part 2 with Helen Chilton

and so much more..

I am so excited for this publication Katy
Full details are on the magazine Blog
And website Mixed Up

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

Friday, October 28

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #45 ~ Spooky

We have a new challenge on the blog today and the theme is spooky...
I didn't think mine was too spooky, I've created a day of the dead girl this week, using a the female face mini along with the Sugar Skull mini stamp set.
I opted for the Central Wavy Parting hairstyle with the Head & Torso templates. Her top was created using the dots from Pop Dots stamp set.
So I am an advocate of always trying new techniques and styles, I wanted to use coloured pencils without blending like I usually do, very rough texture, and I'm screaming to get a blending stump and more layers of pencil on it.
Her eyes are coloured with copics as well as the background and I've used grey ink for all the stamping.

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Thank you very much for stopping by.
Enjoy a wonderfully Spooky weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Thursday, October 20

Paperbabe Stamps Second day Introductions with Bottle Of.

Good morning, thanks for stopping by, 
We're on the second day of introductions for Paperbabe Stamps

I've created a clean and simple decor piece today, I was going for a pastel chalk finish on my bottles with an embossed label area, I think they need work, lol
I've covered the largest circle from my hanging circle media blanks with some patterned paper and inked the edges.
I've added half a doily to create a shelf area. 
Then glued the two circular hanging parts to the back for dimension.
For the bottles I adhered the bottle lip before I've painted two layers of matt acrylic paints,
when completely dry I've stamped the ornate label and sentiments in embossing powder.
I used the cork top stamp to add a little texture to the cork tops in the mdf substrates kit. Then simply adhered in place. What every home needs, love, magic and happiness.

Now it's time to visit the rest of the wonderful team's fabulous projects...

Thank you very much for stopping by.
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day.
HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, October 19

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps 'Bottle of' Release

We're introducing a new stamp set, stencils and substrates on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today and here's my sample, just one today, my time is spread too thin right now...
I imagined a bottle of fairy dust would be a fab card for any magical occasion.
I stamped the outline bottle first, then the crown top and ornate label, I've coloured the whole image in using copic markers: 0, C4, C3, C1, RV10, RV11, RV34, YG41, YG45.
I've gone over the pink with wink of stella because all fairy dust sparkles.
I've used a white coloured pencil, and added dots with my posca pen to add the swirl of magic around the bottle. The base card I've added a sparkle tape to the edges before adding the image on dimensional adhesive.

If you get a moment why not visit the rest of the amazing team's fabulous projects...

Thanks for stopping by, I should have another inspirational sample tomorrow so pop by then.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, October 14

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #44 ~ Picture Inspiration

we have a lovely picture inspiration to challenge you this fortnight over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...

I had loads of fun creating this drawing I was completely inspired to use only ink as it's Inktober and I would love to be taking part, but I just can't spare the time right now.
So, I used lots of my mixed media templates...
Firstly the Long loose wave for her flowing hair along with the all important head & torso template. I started with pencil and went over the lines in black pen, and biro for the thinner faint lines. I stamped her features using the female face stamp.
I'm also trying to practice hands so I added one in my design using the hand template. The picture reminded me of a fashion shot so thought I would add a fabulous beanie hat and stamped the yummy houndstooth pattern from the Design a Tweed stamp set, through the negative parts of the hat template.

Thanks for stopping by, I am currently busy looking for a new home, packing when I can and creating samples for our new release, next week, phew! 
I think all us artist must have a little bit of crazy!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!!!
Big HuGs Kim x

Friday, September 16

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #42 ~ Wings Challenge

Good Morning, wow has it been two weeks already?...
There's so much going on behind the scenes I forget to add interesting posts to my blog, well at least my fortnightly challenges keep me active on here, we have a lovely theme challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
It's all about wings, so I went for a special fairy she has a butterfly friend (obviously). I started by drawing my fairy using the curly fringe style from the mini profile templates and the winter fairy wingswith plain old pencil and drew her a hand too using mini poseable hand as her friend needed a perch.
I have stamped her features with the coordinating face stamp with either grey or black inks. The butterfly was created using the butterfly pieridae set, I masked the large wing before stamping the back wing, I just love how well this works :)
So, the whole thing was coloured using copic markers, yum It's been awhile since I've coloured anything quite so big, I cut an A4 to 6", I had done the whole sheet but didn't like the arm placement so trimmed the bottom off, as you do.
I was trying to achieve a soft nearly watercolour look with my copic colour choices, it was quite a challenge. Her wing didn't come out as I had imagined and I ended up covering the whole thing in wink of stella glitter.
I then decided to make this a tri fold card and finished off with an adorable little sentiment from the whimsical woodland set 1(fox)

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I'm also combining my card with a few other challenges...
Simon says stamp wednesday challenge ~ CAS (mines just one layer)
Anything but cute ~ Friendships
Addictedtostamps #211 ~ Anything Goes
Colourq ~ 359 Ultimate
Crafting from the Heart ~ anything goes
Southern Ridge Trading Company ~ Use Favorites (fairies, butterflies, templates, copics)
Ike's world challenge  ~ 72 Things that fly
Broken fairy challenge ~ Anything Goes and Wings

Thanks for stopping by, I am currently busy creating samples for our next release, 
it's quite different, eek! Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!!!
Big HuGs Kim x

Friday, September 2

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #41 ~ Sketch Challenge

Good Morning, wow September already...
Today we have a new sketch challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog...
I used quite a few stamps on my christmas card, 
I went for a fun colour combo for the snowflake background, 
Then I just had to stamp my all time favourite deer and although the sentiment is a little lost I think it still kinda works... I might just need some bright pink embossing powder.
I finished off my card with a little hint of houndstooth and a little sparkle on the antlers not that the camera picks it up. It's nearly a one layer card, certainly flat enough.

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I'm also combining my card with a few other challenges...
Crafting from the Heart ~ anything goes

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