Friday, September 8

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #56 ~ Anything Goes

Summer Holidays are over, not that there was much sun here, but we had some fun 'indoor days' that helped, rediscovering crafts with the children like polymer clay was lovely.

So, we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today, it's anything goes so very open to creative experiments...
I was inspired by this amazing video by Sanda Reynolds I loved her process on the aquabord, which I've had in my stash for some time... I followed her background layering starting with the alcohol inks, not that I have many colours of those, they did turn a little muddy, but the gelatos really helped to brighten things up, then the acrylic paint on top of that.
I used the polka dot, and herringbone stencils to add depth and texture, some parts I've added paint through and some areas a little with removing paint.
I went for the Long loose wave and head and torso templates to create a mask over my background pattern, I used a little washi tape to hold them in the pose I wanted before painting the teal/aqua background, I then placed the other parts of the template in order and applied a little black ink with sponge applicator to create the depth and differentiate between shapes.
I stamped her face directly onto the patterned background, I used stabilo all pencils to add shadows, highlights and facial details.
The aquabord reminded me of the mini stampbord we use to use many moons ago and I loved the results when you scrapped some of the surface away so I gave it a go on this, to add some definition to her hair and touches of highlights. I added some speckles and a very fitting art quote with black ink.

I'm also entering this into a few other challenges...
Creative artiste ~ Anything Goes
Simon says stamp ~ Stamp it
Altered eclectics ~ Anything Goes
Use your stuff ~ No layouts or cards
Rhedd's Creative Spirit ~ Anything Goes
Day dreamer ~ Anything Goes
Word art wednesday ~ Anything Goes



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

Friday, August 25

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #55 ~ Sketch

Good morning and welcome, 
we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
It's a sketch challenge and I thought I would make a start on some Christmas cards...
I started by applying a little gesso to the edges of some Kraft card, then stamped the polka dots using gold embossing powder. I added a ribbon of glitter washi, trimmed the end.
the snowflake substrate was first painted with gesso and the coordinating snowflake was stamped and heat embossed in white on vellum. The sentiment was built from the Sparkle Bright set.


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I'm also including my card into these lovely challenges...


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

Friday, August 11

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #54 ~ Picture Insipration

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today... Yay! 
It's an inspiration picture so....
here's mine...
 I was inspired by the yellow flower and delicate butterfly, my mixed media project was painted onto an ornate frame substrate, which I undercoated with diluted gesso so I had a nice base for some water soluble media on her face.
I have combined two hairstyles, the long loose wave for the main hair with the fringe from short and fringe, love how these worked so well together. It gives so much more scope and versatility as I flipped the design over. I stamped some yellow flowers in her hair.
Now, the Whimsical woodland set really helped to create the lovely foliage texture and patterns on her hair, as well as the flowers on her clothes. Inspired, I finished off with a few dimensional vellum butterflies.

I did put my camera on to record me creating this, I will have it edited and upload it during the week.

I would also like to enter my mixed media project into these wonderful challenges too :)

I used these products, click pics... 

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


Friday, July 28

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #53 ~ Flowers

We have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today...
And I have so much fun using the Wavy Central Parting portrait kit to create my floral summer girl.
All my fibreboard pieces were painted using the gelli plate, it is such a fun and addictive thing to do, and very quick.
 her face is stamped onto a painted piece and I've coloured and defined her features with pencils and posca pen.
I couldn't be happier with her peony necklace, I stamped onto frosted shrink plastic, trimmed, heated, then painted the back with white acrylic to show the inked peony, I then topped it with a generous layer of glossy accents.

I thought I would also enter my project into...



I used these products, click pics... 


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



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

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