Saturday, April 25

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Mayleedee in Wonderland

Welcome, I'm so pleased you stopped by today,
Well you'll be pleased to know the new releases are now in the Shop... YAY!

It's the finale day of introductions and we're introducing
Mayleedee in Wonderland

It has been quite some time since Mayleedee graced us and what better way than to help celebrate Alice in Wonderlands 150th Anniversary(isn't she's doing well?)

She is currently available as a digital stamp, she comes in JPEG & PNG format. She is created large enough for you to print large OR scale down to a smaller size! I'm providing you with six images, three in jpeg and their counterparts as png.

Here's my sample
I've added the quote using the Watercolour alphabet stamp set.
I chose the faint outline version, which I've coloured using copic markers
I've tried to keep it clean and simple, 
I am mostly inspired by the first time I saw Alice's adventures in Wonderland a 1972 film with Fiona Fullerton as Alice, she certainly didn't have blond hair and her look always stayed with me.

Mayleedee in Wonderland

I thought I would enter my card to a few fun challenges:
Well it's been quite a hectic week, the first release in some time, I'm pretty banjaxed right now, but I will be back next week to share some projects!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
BiG HuGs Kim x

Friday, April 24

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Profile Face & Mixed Media Templates

We're introducing the Profile face stamp set and mixed media templates on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today

Here's my sample using the Profile face with the profile Mixed Media template 'Long & Fringe'.
I traced around the first step with black copic multiliner, then used a little washi tape to hold the template in place while I inked up the face and stamped in position, I love how the templates can be used as a mask as well, then the ink simply wipes off. A little tip for the face after peeling it gently from the backing, place on the image indexing and it should bounce to it's intended shape you should see it match the image before placing your acrylic block to pick it up. It fits on my A6 block perfectly. 
I used the curve template included to create a mask for the pointy ear so just part of it would be sticky out of the hair. A little pencil mark on the jaw line helps to line the earlobe in the best position.
It's been some time since I had a good go with my copic markers and so I thought I would try them on some kraft cardstock. I used a white Stabilo aquarellable pencil to bring the highlights out and a white posca paint pen(think I have a slight addiction) to give whiter highlights on the facial features. 
I've added freckles, stars and extra sparkle dots in white which I thought looked a little fantasy so I used the sentiment was from the Dillon MagicI may have placed the hair template back over the artwork to stamp a little discreet tattoo.

I would love you pop by the rest of the team blogs and check out their gorgeous projects...

You have the chance of winning this stamp set and template collection if you leave a comment on the blog. Enjoy a wonderfully creative day, see you tomorrow for my finale release project...

HuGs Kim x

Thursday, April 23

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Mixed Media Templates and Mini Doll Face Stamps

We're introducing the new Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Templates over on the blog today, with a step by step tutorial.

Here's my painted piece.
 I'm quite taken to watercolours right now, and couldn't resist a little play, her hair was created using rock salt on the wet paint and I had to leave it to dry before rubbing the salt away to get this lovely texture.
I've used posca white paint pen to add highlights to the facial features, the nose, chin, eyes, cheeks, the neck, hair well kinda all over then really!
I've painted the rest in watercolours and trimmed to 5x7 for a large card front, stamped a sentiment from the fabulous everything set. I should have thought about her pose before going ahead, I think I would have liked her face tilted slightly and her neck is really very long, but that's how we create hey?

Why not pop by the rest of the team blogs and check out their gorgeous projects...

If you leave a comment on the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win the Mini Doll Face Stamp set and coordinating Mixed Media Templates.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day, see you tomorrow for more introductions...
HuGs Kim x

Friday, April 10

Masquerade Mixed Media Girl ~ Paperbabe Stamps

Good morning, I hope the sun is shining where you are, I would go out and enjoy it but my son and myself are full of a summer cold yuck!
Anyway I just wanted to pop by and show my latest project for the

 Well, I took the challenge quite literally and gave my mixed media girl a lacy mask using Folk fabrique stamp set, I painted the face in acrylic before stamping the doll face, I then masked the eye area before stamping the little images in black ink.
I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to tease you with my Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media templates (coming soon) teamed with the ever popular Doll Face stamp set. I am so excited about these templates, they make creating beautiful faces so easy, they will include the hair for those who struggle with drawing that.

Paperbabe Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.
Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20. So hope you get the chance to join in!!!

I'm also adding my project to some other challenges:
crafting with an attitude ~ Freestyle/fantasy
stamps and stencils ~ anything goes
southern girls challenge ~Starry Starry night
crafty creations challenges ~ anything goes - no foolin
papertake weekly ~ anything goes, no rabbit in mine sorry.
creative moments ~ anything goes/anything but a card

Can't believe it was Maoleidigh's birthday last week, we had the day out feeding the animals, she just loves animals...
Bless her with her pirate outfit on for her whole birthday celebrations... and she took a real shine to this little feller awww
Dillon joined in too, loving the ears on this one, they were very hungry mummies and enjoyed every morsel.

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative weekend, hoping to share some of my life book pieces with you next week... energy permitting lol,
HuGs Kim x

Friday, February 20

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge ~ #8

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge is a sketch and here's my interpretation,

I have painted Little Red with watercolour very quickly... to then mask before stamping layers of Spritz & speckles in blues and greens for the background. The sentiment is from Fabulous everything set.

Then I used the Large Peony stamp(will be on re-order soon) with gilding flakes for an interesting feature. I've seen quite a bit of foiling and gold work round blog land it was fun to try.

I just love what the team has created, maybe you would like to join in to? It's open to everyone and you have the chance of winning even without Paperbabe Stamps. 

Have a wonderfully creative day, BiG HuGs Kim x

Monday, February 2

My Beacon Of Light!

It's been six months since my last post, tut tut tut.
Well who can blame me really? I think I've spent so much time in and out of hospitals with my mum, then to arrange her funeral and emptying her house of everything from the last 34 years. Her business, her art and embroidery and memories. Phew!!!
I miss her greatly, so I decided to focus my grief into getting arty and joined life book 2015...

This is week one's Beacon Of Light
Ok I do realise it's February already but hey It's actually finished, well, maybe, I'm sure I could tweak a little here and there for the whole year lol!
A little glimpse of the work in progress... I wonder if you can see which of my Paperbabe stamps I've used?
And complete(ish) remember the possible tweaks) What I do love is how this piece of art can change depending on how you're looking at it. I've used the heart image from Doll face set and stamped them with white paint like they were flowing out of her light. I used my favourite peony which is subtly stamped in the background. The sentiment I hope will keep me focused through this year I used Watercolour Alphabet for that one.
I used Paperbabe Doll Face Stamps for her eyes (new stock will be re-ordered soon), I bet you could tell? But I opted to free draw the nose and mouth as I wanted them fuller then the stamps in the set.
This little creature is something I felt complimented what I'm going through, that elegant delicacy, ever so slightly vulnerable but with a confident strength that you put on show. Painted white for light with pink shading to give the look of porcelain.
SEE? this is what happens when you see her from different directions. Her hair was generously painted with yumminess of bronze, gold and iridescent gold paints, I opted for free flowing hair I felt it expressed her beacon of lightness.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the first step on my arty journey?
Have a wonderfully creative day!!!
BiG HuGs Kim xxx

Friday, September 26

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #4

Morning, well... today is the next challenge over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog...

We have a Sketch for inspiration and wait to you see the amazing projects from the team to help spark your creativity...

I interpreted the sketch slightly differently, by changing the scale of the layers, the base layer is ribbed background heat embossed, the edges ripped and torn then the whole piece inked as a resist. The circle is the ornate frame, so it fits on my card front, it's been slightly inked and distressed. The deer from reindeer fusions is one of my favs, I've stamped him onto kraft and trimmed leaving a slight border so it looks like a die cut.
The happy sentiment has been stamped onto wood paper and cut in a 'manly' ribbon. You can just see the 'birthday overstamped on the 'happy', it looks better IRL! Finished off with a wooden button.

Thanks for stopping by, there's new stamps arriving next week so hope you visit the blog for sneak peeks and inspiration!

I'm entering into a few other challenges too...

Have a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

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