Saturday, February 24

Paperbabe Stamps Alice Collection Blog Hop

Good morning! I'm delighted today to announce our blog hop celebrating Paperbabe Stamps BRAND NEW Alice Collection Mixed media Release! 
Five wonderful new Characters including two animal sets to add to your collection, join us for tons of inspiration, and a giveaway as well!

These are already available in the shop...
To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole Alice collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win. 
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Monday, 26th Feb to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 28th Feb to see if you are one of our lucky winners. 
Here's a sample from me...

Some of you may have seen this on Hochanda, the children and I have been ever so poorly in bed this week and haven't had the energy to make something new. This piece however really brought back my love of copics, colouring her hair was such a joy. 
I used mometo inks to stamp her face so there would be no bleeding, the eyelashes I stamped last so they could be really black. And I Love her ears, it's a new set too as I realised most of the faces could do with a pair.
There are two styles of bow in the Alice template set, a fuller one and a soft droopy one. I've also included a little bit of clothing in this new collection, with puffy sleeves and the top of her pinafore. 
It bugs me a bit, but it actually fits in well with the story... just how long her neck is, hahaha sometimes I just don't notice until I'm completing the picture.

Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new stamps and templates! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration!

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop...

Have fun on the HOP!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day
HuGs Kim x

Friday, February 16

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #67 ~ Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!!!
everyone, it's year of the dog this year, hope your enjoying all the festivities, a busy week indeed with pancakes and valentine's too.

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
This Fortnight's is a little sketch...

I was inspired to create this piece in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
 I've used the Blunt bangs Long with the head & torso mixed media templates,
 with of course the female face stamp... to give a different look, I omitted the eyelashes stamp and simply drew in a suggestion of them with black copic liner pen.
having rekindled my love of copics coloured away, I thought I would bring out this vintage patterned paper from about ten years ago(I know).
Remember the old days when we would matt with gold mirri? hahaha I thought it fitted this style though so went with it...
although I do like the layered gold washi, also pretty in keeping with the theme...
I also used washi on her kimono, for the edging, which inspired the stamping on the rest of her kimono using the flower from the Oriental Zen Stamp with distress oxides, I then coloured the grey with copcis, impressed how the oxides don't 'bleed' good to remember if you ever want to stamp something in a different colour...
and I just had to finish her off adorning her hair with the large Peony & Bud flower, also coloured in copcis, in case you were wondering...

I'm entering this into a few other challenges, thank you...
A bit more time to craft ~ Anything Goes
Creative Artiste ~ Anything Goes
Crazy challenge ~ Girl Power
Creative crafters ~ Very First Challenge
Crafty hazelnuts ~ Patterned Paper
Inspiration destination ~ Real Stamps
Dragonfly dreams ~ Flowers

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Thanks for stopping by, I am planning on showcasing our new release over the next week, with a lovely blog hop on the Saturday... hope you stop by then too.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative New Chinese Year!!!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, January 19

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #65 ~ Picture Inspiration

Morning, it's been a crazy couple of weeks trying to get Dillon into a new school, my home educating him has reached it's end and I'm handing it over to the professionals lol.

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
This years colour is ultra violet so I thought it would be fun to use.

I confess that I completely struggle with colour but I gave the challenge a go...
I've used the mini profile Curly hair and Head & Torso mixed media templates, with the profile face stamp on a wooden block canvas.
I coloured her in using stabilo all graphite pencil, a little white for highlights. The background is golden fluid acrylic paint in violet. I love how the translucency soaks into the wood keeping the grain.
I have stamped her features in grey ink so it would work well with pencil. The pupil in black ink. I also thought I would add a few freckles but not sure they look like she have chicken pox instead... lol.
The crown has been heat embossed along with a few stars from the profile stamp set.
The roses inspired from the picture adorn her top I used the rose border stamp which I will get new stock as soon as I can... I've outlined some of her in black posca pen and added details with white posca pen.

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

Friday, January 5

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #64 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning and Happy New Year,

We have the first challenge of 2018 on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today, and it's an anything goes.

I created this 12 x 12 mixed media background ages ago, I wanted to try something new, I was going for a galaxy look, it's hard to see just how many, many, many layers there are on this one.
The girl was created using the long loose wave template for her flowing hair along with the head and torso. I've given her quite a long neck, was going for an elegant look.
 The female face was stamped for her face, I went for a soft colour pallet all painted with acrylics, layered thinly and using a small paint brush. I think I haven't finished her eyes yet, must have been rushing(the usual).
I was pretty impressed with how well her top turned out, I used the leaf in the peony & bud stamp set, I stamped in grey ink first, painted the leaves in green and re-stamped over to define them. So the bow is from the rag tails template, and works so well on the edge of her top. I fussy cut her out before putting her on the galaxy background.

I'm entering this to a few other challenges...

Thanks for stopping by enjoy a wonderfully creative New Year!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, December 15

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #63 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today, it's an anything goes.
I really enjoyed creating this, I was inspired by some of Audrey Kawasaki's work and thought it would be fun to replicate using my templates and stamps.
I started on my wood block by drawing the girl in pencil using the head & torso and the loose plait hairstyle. I've used the female face stamping mostly in grey ink. 
I have used an ordinary pencil to add my shading to her face and hair and white pencil for highlights.
I painted a background shape in black acrylic and stamped the doodle stars in gold embossing.
I used black posca pen to go over the main outlines.

Thanks for stopping by enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend and a very special Christmas too!
see you soon
HuGs Kim x

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