Friday, June 16

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #50 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning and welcome, 
we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
and I've embraced my love of steampunk and created this angel punk fairy...
using the Flick & Fringe kit, I've used acrylic paints throughout,
along with the female face stamp, which I have added extra detail with coloured pencils and a hint of copper in her eyes.Check out her wing earring.
I've used the substrate fairy wings to make her an angel punk.. i under painted the mdf in gold ink/paint, and added gears, cogs and had a lot of fun with the cosmic embossing effect, still one of my favourites... 
It might not be obvious at first, that I used the crew neck top piece, but disguised the edge with this metal hardware and ceramic rose. The corset was made from some leather paper, jump rings, and eyelets.

I also took some time to finish off the back of her with gold polka dots to finish off the metallic look.

I thought I would enter my project into...

  1. MMW#26: Anything Mixed Media Goes
  2. (click pic) I've covered a few... #30 color challenge, #32 put a stencil on it and #36 put a stamp on it.
  3. Altered eclectics ~ June
  4. Creative artiste mixed media
  5. Not just cards challenges
  6. Rhedds creative spirit ~ June
  7. Crafting by designs ~ Wings

I used these products, click pics...

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a super creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, June 2

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #49 ~ Sketch

Good morning and welcome, 
we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
It's a sketch challenge and I took a very mixed media route with my card.
I started with some old book pages to represent part of the sketch. 
I've had this mica glitter for years and decided to adhere it to my butterfly which I undercoated with a little gesso and then white paint, yum!

 I used some texture paste through the rose stencil, when that was dry I added a little paint in greens and blues.
 To finish I've painted the Amazing word with my favourite gold ink, which I also used to add a few speckles on the background of my card.

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

Friday, May 19

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #48 ~ Picture Inspiration!

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
Yay! It's an inspiration picture so....
here's mine...
I nearly didn't get this done, it's been quite a week, I had a smashing show with Hochanda on Monday with a few sell outs, thank you wonderful viewers. I'm still working through some orders that I need to make additional stock for, so nearly there.
Right, my mixed media piece... I was inspired by both the colour palette and the lovely daisies.
I have used acrylic paints to paint the ornate frame, I simply mixed the colours directly onto the substrate, for a textured look. The hair I had already started painting for a tv demo and it seemed a shame not to use it, so I finished her really.
I had a few issues with her face this time because I had painted it in acrylics first and then rubbed out some of the pencil reference marks which made the paint surface too slick to take coloured pencils. So I then had to add a layer of pastel ground to reapply my colours. I also went for purple eye's, not sure they work well with the rest of the colour palette?
Ok, so it's taken me six months to unpack my die cutting machine, and a perfect opportunity to enjoy some very old dies I've been collecting(hoarding) all these years, they're probably vintage now lol! I've cut this large daisy from grey board and painted with gesso, and a hint of acrylics, the centre is glitter paper, that I have added extra glitter with stickles, yum.
I added the polka dots to her top with some embossing paste through my polka dot stencil, and hung her outside just to show that the sun was shining...
I think she would need quite a few layers of varnish to be an outdoorsy girl lol!

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Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy a wonderfully Creative Weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, May 5

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #47 ~ Anything Goes...

We have restarted the challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
Yay! It's anything goes so....

I created this mixed media piece,
 using profile templates long & fringe and Head & Torso along with the mini profile face stamp set. A butterfly sits atop a peony... 
I love the shimmer in this watercolour paint, I even managed to make a video which I will upload tomorrow to show how I created this and how those butterflies were added to her hair.

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Thanks for stopping by
HuGs Kim x

Friday, March 31

Blog Hop Featuring Chris Dark's New Garden Fairies Collection...

We are very excited to announce a guest artist in the Paperbabe Stamps family and to celebrate we are having a little blog hop...

The very talented Chris Dark has designed a collection of beautiful Garden Fairies Stamps, the Butterfly Catcher, Butterfly Emerges, Butterfly Fairy, and Musical fairy, they are a larger set and each includes a beautiful sentiment.

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole garden fairies 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 Sunday, 2nd April to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 5th April to see if you are one of our lucky winners.

Here's a sample from me...
For this card I used the beautiful Butterfly Catcher,
She a lovely elegant fairy and sits very nicely on a 5 1/2" square.
I dived into my copics for this one, and thought her dress would look lovely in yellow like the flowers in spring time.
I've added sparkle to her wings, and little detail dots on her dress in white pen. 
I've added colour to the edges of her hoping it would look like she was magical and had a ethereal glow, not sure how well this worked.
The background is all copics too, I've used rubbing alcohol with a brush to get the bokeh effect, love how this came out, it's like she's flying.
And because we love to know what colours I've used here they are.

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

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

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