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

Friday, November 3

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #60 ~ Anything Goes

Good morning, we have a new challenge on the Paperbabe Stamps blog today, it's an anything goes.

I created my mixed media piece for a special friend, I know it's arrived so I can share it with you all today...
There are so many layers on this 12 x 12 canvas, I began with a base of gesso and dropped alcohol inks as before but they were too mucky, so I've covered with lots of gelatos and paints.
I then went in with some stencilling with dimensional paste and acrylic paint though the polka dots, roses and herringbone stencils.
I've used a lot of tissue stamping for the sentiments Love, Happy Soul, Light from Within and the angel wings. I love how this method works, how the letters become fused with the background texture. The thought of heat embossing and getting only bits of it staying would probably ruin my neat ocd (obsessive creative disorder).
and of course my angel, created with the very versatile and lovely mix of templates... the Head & Torso, mainly as a mask, the fringe from the short & fringe, and the rest of the hairstyle using the Long Loose Wave. I kept the torso with the background layers and colours only, but decided to paint the face and hair with acrylics to make them pop.
Her angelic face was stamped from the female face stamps and coloured with a little neocolors II and posca pen.
Some extra details are a little metallic gilding flakes over some of the roses. I also added a few speckles using the dots in the spritz & speckles stamp set. I stamped and doodled hearts, added dots and a little glitter. The edges I finished with some black paint.

Thanks for stopping by enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend and maybe a bonfire too!
HuGs Kim x

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