Friday, 11 November 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #46 ~ Sketch!!!


This Fortnight we have a sketch challenge...

Use the sketch in any creative way that you want, flip it, turn it, be inspired by it. The flowers can represent any image and "paperbabe stamps" any sentiment.

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges too.

Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*.

Now onto the team's fabulous interpretation...

Kim
Kim forgot to add the embellishment to her portrait card art. She used the Blunt Bangs Long mixed media templates along with the head and torso. Used the female face mini and the sentiment from Sparkle Bright. All coloured with copics and sparkles with posca paint pen.

Terri
Terri created her card using the Sparkle bright and Peaceful Flurries stamps sets, she used silver embossing powder to add an extra wintry feel. The large snowflake was embossed on to vellum and then fussy cut.

Chris
Chris used the Sparkle Bright and Peaceful Flurries stamp sets to make a Christmas card using a contemporary colour scheme of distress inks and metallic Distress Stain spray.

I will announce winners when I'm settled in my new place, as I am in the middle of packing my stock, laying new floor in my new studio and I have limited internet access. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim & the Team x


*if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup!
Challenge ends: 25th November 2016
Thank you for joining in!



Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Paperbabe Stamps is in Issue 2 of Mixed Up Magazine this Month...

You'll be pleased to know the new November issue of Mixed Up magazine is now available and it's awesome, I love all the features there's slide shows, step by step and video tutorials.
Check out the amazing cover stars Birgit Koopsen (main pic), Mark Gould and Julie Ann Lee.

Plus there's a fantastic FREEBIE...
 this deliciously quirky digi image from the wonderful Rick St.dennis!


It's so wonderful to discover new talented artists that I just had to share sneak peeks of their projects too.. wow

Four fantastic ways with DecoArt Liquid Glass (project by Candy Colwell)

Upcycling with Asia King

Get started in stamp carving with Jane Royston

Amazing art journaling with Mimi Bondi

Christmas crafting with Kim Costello that's me :)

Yupo Part 2 with Helen Chilton

and so much more..

I am so excited for this publication Katy
Full details are on the magazine Blog
And website Mixed Up

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

Friday, 28 October 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #45: Theme ~ Spooky

Wow you are totally rocking our recent challenge thank you for all the beautiful entries so far!


Now lets get onto this fortnights challenge...
the theme this time is...

"SPOOKY"

seeing as it's Halloween weekend... so create anything that's inspired by the theme... as always HAVE FUN!


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*.

Check out the team's amazing interpretations...

Terri
Terri created her ghostly girl using the Blunt Bangs MDF substrate as her base, for the detail she used the Mixed media head and torso template, Mini Sugar Skull stamp set and then added a candle and skull for a touch of spookiness.


Kim

Kim's isn't too spooky, she created a day of the dead girl this week, using a the female face mini along with the Sugar Skull mini stamp set. She opted for the Central Wavy Parting hairstyle with the Head & Torso templates. Her top was created using the dots from Pop Dots stamp set.


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Thanks for stopping by we hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,
Put your hand together for our last challenge winner

the lovely...



Congratulations, 
Please send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim & the Team x


*if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup!
Challenge ends: 11th November 2016
Thank you for joining in!


Friday, 21 October 2016

New Release is now available in the Shop!!!

Thank you for all you wonderful comments and delight at the new release, you'll be pleased to know they are now listed for you to enjoy...

So here they are...
click the pictures to take you to their individual listing... 


A little bit of Housekeeping...

I am currently in the process of relocating my home and business, which means I will need to close the shop for a little while so I can pack up my stock and reorganise into our new home.

So important dates... 
  • I am putting the shop into Holiday mode from the 4th November.
  • You can still have a look at my listings but not be able to purchase anything during that time.
  • You can sign up to be notified by email of my return.
  • I have a few sell outs and I will not be restocking anything until I've settled into the new place.
So that's two weeks away, plenty of time to get anything you really wanted to.

use code: GICLEE20 to receive 20% off My Art Prints

I am planning a special on my return so hope you will keep in touch.

Thank you so much for stopping by 
There is still time to enter our current challenge!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
Big Hugs Kim x

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Second day Introductions with Bottle Of.

Good morning, thank you for stopping by.
We thought we would treat you to another day of inspiration with the introductions from yesterday's stamp set, stencils and substrates.

I have a clean and simple decor piece today, I was going for a pastel chalk finish on my bottles with an embossed label area.
Now it's time to visit the rest of the wonderful team's fabulous projects...


Thank you very much for stopping by,
these goodies will be available in the shop tomorrow!

There's still time to enter our current challenge!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps Bottle Of Stamp Set, stencils and Substrates...

My post is pretty late today, trying to organise a house move is tiring. 
This months release is a super fun bottle theme. 


The idea is there is a main bottle with various tops to suit a number of celebratory situations. Fill them with magic or potions, a love note or perfume, I'm sure all the fun sentiments will help stir your imagination.
Here's a little sample of possible variations on the one bottle.

The Details:
  • Bottle Of Stamp Set will be available for purchase on Fri 21st October.
  • The stamp set will retail at £14.00
  • Bottle of has a total of 40 images, a bottle outline, bottle solid with shine, a bottle fill image and a faux mercury glass texture image. There are six options for the bottle tops, or the additional stamp to leave it open. There's a plume of smoke outline a solid for a fun addition. A chain image that can be stamped continuously and 11 sentiments that will fit in either of the two label images.
Bottle of MDF substrates kit

To complement the bottle of stamp set I have designed this mdf substrates kit with plenty of extras to make six bottles with various tops. The only addition you will need to add to the kit is adhesive, any good pva will work and of course your art supplies.
The atomiser can sit quite steadily by having the curve under the lid and the oval atomizer bulb.
I've included small oval spacers to help with layering and adhering placements. One of the small ovals is under the crown stopper.

The Details:

  • MDF Bottle of Media Blanks kit will be available for purchase on Fri 21st October.
  • The kit will retail at £7.99
  • The Bottle of mdf kit has plenty of pre-cut pieces, to make up six bottles with various tops. They have been designed to coordinate with the Bottle of stamp set. The MDF is 3mm thick.
I also designed coordinating stencils, that can be used as a mask too, for helping to mask your bottle when doing backgrounds, or inking around the edges. There are two stencils, one with the smoke plume and the other with the bottle, lip and crackle effect.

Now on to my sample, just one today, my time is spread too thin right now...
I imagined a bottle of fairy dust would be a fab card for any magical occasion.
I stamped the outline bottle first, then the crown top and ornate label, I've coloured the whole image in using copic markers.
I've gone over the pink with wink of stella as all fairy dust sparkles.
I've used a white coloured pencil, and added dots with my posca pen to add the swirl of magic around the bottle. The base card I've added a sparkle tape to the edges before adding the image on dimensional adhesive.

Now you've seen my sparkly fairy dusting why not visit the rest of the amazing team's fabulous projects...


Thank you very much for stopping by,
I hope you will return tomorrow to see even more bottle of inspiration!!!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

It's October's Sneak Peek time...

We have another fabulous release planned for you this month and we can hardly wait to get started!

Here are a few sneak peeks of what's to come!

We have a fantastic stamp set, containing a versatile bottle image with varying tops to cater for many occasions, fill it with magic or potions, a love note or perfume. With a wonderful selection of sentiments to help.
To coordinate with the stamps I have designed some mdf substrates to give dimension and expand your artwork.
There's also a coordinating stencil set, which can be a mask or stencil for the bottle or smoke image, there's a delicate crackle too for further embellishing your bottles.

Wait until you see all the possibilities.
Thanks for visiting, pop by tomorrow for the teams introductions.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x