Friday, September 17

Paper Cut Layered Portrait ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge

Hi, thanks for visiting,
We have a new challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
I've had the idea to create a dimensional paper cut piece for ages and using the jointed paper art doll dies and stamps made this so easy to put together. I love that you don't have to make a complete doll with these dies and stamps.
Her torso was cut using the Jointed paper art doll, body die. I then drew around the shoulders on another piece and trimmed with a little flourish to give her a layer of clothing and cover up the joint holes.
For the face I have used the Portrait head stamp and die, I've cut both the face and ears from plain cardstock, I didn't add extra layers to these I just added dimensional adhesive to create a good shadow.
Her hand was cut a few times, trimmed and layered, for example the thumb section is completely cut away with mount not that you can see that though. I created it without any stamping so it would have an unspoilt paper look.
Her hair was a little more involved though, I used the wonderful Aleesia hair template to draw the shapes, I drew the fringe four times and the back about twice. I then cut into the layers to give the impression of lots of flowing hair, trimming some completely away and adding a couple of layers behind her ears so the front wasn't too bulky.
For the face I actually stamped onto the cut face as well as stamping the features onto the back of the small pieces of coloured cardstock and  fussy cut to add some dimension to her face. You can just make out her lashes peeking under the cardstock, I wasn't going to fussy cut all of those lol.


and I would love to enter my project to these wonderful challenges too...
Cute card thursday ~ Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers ~ Anything Goes
A perfect time to craft ~ Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps ~ Any Occasion
Paper fun day challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pink gem ~ Anything Goes


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Thanks for popping by, I hope it inspired,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day
Keep safe too ♥ HuGs Kim x





Friday, September 3

Sympathy Card ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge

Hello and welcome,
The final days of summer holidays...
and getting ready for the new academic year?


We have a new challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
I've created a sympathy card using the cherry blossom, and Butterfly Pieridae, adding a subtle colour in the background with a hint of blue copic marker to highlight the flowers.
The tone on tone Die cut letters I thought would be just enough of a message.

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Thank you for visiting,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
Keep safe ♥ HuGs Kim x

Friday, July 9

Journal Prompt Cards ~ Paperbabe Stamps Challenge

 Hello, so happy you're here,

we have a new challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today,
and here's my fun very arty journal prompt cards.
I created these journal prompt cards, as part of a class with Katy a few years ago and wanted to share them here, as they are still inspiring prompts now.
You can make out quite a few of the stamped images like the smoke from bottle of, the dinky female facestarspop dots alongside a few stencils. It was fun to play with the face placement, I liked them stamped half off etc.
The prompt words were printed.
they are atc size and I have the perfect little handmade bowl to store them in.

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Thank you for visiting,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
Keep safe ♥ HuGs Kim x

Friday, June 25

Just Because ~ I Miss You ♥

♥ Hello, so happy to have you visit ♥
we have a new challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today,
and here's my fun, very quick to make, faux embossed style card.
I love to combine my older stamps with the newer stamps and dies and give them a refresh.
By passing the hands die through twice I cut 24 hands so, plenty to create a faux embossed background on my card. I arranged them as randomly as I could and then enhanced them with a little metal effect edges using sizzix luster wax.
The sentiment I have heat embossed in gold powder on some acetate and fussy cut with an extended band so I had something to adhere to the card.

and I would love to enter my project to these wonderful challenges too...
Simon says stamp(Mon) ~ See Clearly
Cute card thursday ~ Anything Goes
Uniko ~ Anything Goes (Die Cuts)
A perfect time to craft ~ Anything Goes
Paper fun day challenge ~ Anything Goes
Pink gem ~ Anything Goes


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Thank you for visiting,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
Stay safe ♥ HuGs Kim

Friday, May 28

Sassy Articulated Paper Art Doll in a Teacup ♥

Hello and welcome,
we have a new challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today,
and here's my fun sassy jointed paper teacup art doll.
I used the Eileen Hull Teacup die, it's currently on sale. I thought it would be the perfect vessel for one of my articulated dolls, the handle 'holes' make the cutest heart when put together.
I created this sassy jointed doll, using firstly the doll body, the amazing paper brad and doll hands dies and stamps, cut out in a dark brown cardstock and details stamped in black ink.
I drew and cut out her hair using the Hollyhock hair template in canson bristol board which is a much lighter weight. I then added colour using my copic pens.
I opted for 3qtr view right head with a touch of coloured pencil to bring out her details
She is dressed in cute top created using the heart neckline, I added balloon sleeves just to the forearm and finished off with simple leggings, all cut from vintage doll patterned papers. I've added the cutest glitter pumps and bows in her hair.

and I would love to enter my project to these wonderful challenges too...
Simon says stamp ~ Anything Goes
Cute card thursday ~ Anything Goes
Crafty catz ~ Anything Goes
Pink gem ~ Anything Goes


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Thank you for visiting,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
Stay safe ♥ HuGs Kim

Friday, May 14

It takes a village of stamps to create a cute doodle background...

We have a new challenge over on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today,
and here's my fun card with a super cute doodle background.
It's kawaii inspired, but I guess anything can look cute when they have eyes and a smile. I used yupo paper for a change, so I ended up using archival black ink as after some testing that one dried quickly enough so that I could add a mask to it.
I happily stamped away, using masks to give foreground and overlapping layers. My pops of doodling might need some work, there is lots of inspiration and tutorials online. I used my posca pen as after a few tests that worked on the yupo the best, it dries very matt.
as you can see I used many stamps to get all the cute images, the tree hugs, high in the sky, folk fabrique, the designa adorimals set, cute nativity, the bottle of, sugar skulls, and finished off with the adorable kawaii face set to give each character their fab expression. I've die cut the 'smile' sentiment, in fine type and added pen detail. 


and I would love to enter my project to these wonderful challenges too...
AAA Birthday: Game #25 ~ Happy Birthday
Mix it up ~ Anything Goes
Pink gem ~ Anything Goes
Paper funday ~ Anything Goes(Flowers)
Cute card thursday ~ Anything Goes
Taylormade cards 4u ~ Anything Goes(Flowers)


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Thank you for visiting,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
Stay safe ♥ HuGs Kim


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