Friday, 16 August 2019

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #100 ~ Theme ~ GOLD

It's our 100th challenge yay!

it's a theme one so I thought what better than...


so create anything that's inspired by the theme... it could be anything related, there's so much you could do gold embossing, foiling, gold paint, or gold papers...

As usual 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 projects...

Kim created her mixed media note book journal adorning the front with the dinky female face and long loose wave hair. The background she layered the pebble rows and the dotty stencils, with a few gold embossed flowers and leaves.

Lozzy has created her card by using the mixed media dinky templates profile face right hair template, profile face right dinky stamp set for the face plus the Inspire me sentiment stamp from the Just Because Stamp Set. Also has used one of the new stencils..Doodle Stars

Tracey has taken the Gold theme to extreme using the Closed Eye Female Dinky Stamp to recreate in the style of Gustav Klimt's GOLD period, adding a gold border using the NEW Iso Fun Stencil all held within a Golden frame.

Terri created a mixed media piece using the Clockwork layered frame. Using embossing paste and gilding flakes Terri added gold touches to her piece.

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We hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,
Now it's time to put your hand together for our Anything Goes challenge winner...

Congratulations to

Yay! congratulations please send an e-mail to

kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)

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*So, 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: 30th August at 10am
Thank you for joining in!

Also there's still time to get the New Release at 15% off

Thanks so much for stopping by it's so wonderful to think we've reached our hundredth challenge, couldn't have done it with out you all ♥

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, 10 August 2019

August New Release with 15% Introductory Discount...

Our August 2019 release is LIVE!

The following NEW stencils and templates are now available:

Click Pics for direct links...
Doodle Stars                    StarMasks 
   Cross Hatch                Dots on Strips
Dotty                             Iso Fun
  Lino Cuts                   Pebble Rows

So instead of a blog hop I am giving everyone the gift of an introductory discount on this new release until 17th August 2019.
YES a wonderful 15% off the new products, it's already calculated in the shop so no need to type in a code:

Thanks for visiting, hope you feel inspired,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative summer,
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 9 August 2019

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Stencils

Good morning and welcome to our final post of introductions... today is all about stencils... we have eight new designs to add to our stencil collection hope you like them as much as the team...

Doodle Stars
This stencil coordinates with the previous release of doodle stars stamp set, the idea is the acetate indexing on the stamp set is the positioning of the stencil windows, I have a step by step below...

Star Masks

Cross Hatch

Dots on Strips


Iso Fun

Lino Cuts

Pebble Rows

The Details:
  • Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Stencils will be available to purchase on Sat 10th August.
  • They start from £4.75 up

Now onto my project...

 Firstly I secured the acetate index sheet to the stencil with a little tape and placed them on my stamping platform, then positioned the individual star stamps on top(stamp floor facing up) to pick them all up in one go. Notice how I've placed them on the furthest point on the platform as I want to cover the whole piece of card without moving the stamps too many times... it will be clearer the more steps I show.
The stamps line up when the black fills the image, I've omitted the full solid stamps as these will be in the stencil.
Then simply stamp them in ink.
 Then it's just a matter of moving the card behind the stencil and acetate to line up your next stamping position.
 It gets easier the more you stamp, I only needed three moves to complete this width.
 Then move the card to the right, keeping the stencil butted up to the corner, to finish the left panel.
 Once I had stamped the stars six times I decided to move the stamps to a new position so I could cover my whole A5 sized cardstock. Still using the same process, with the stencil butted up to the corner of the stamping platform.
 You can keep going on a much larger piece of card if you wanted to.
 I decided to get my translucent embossing paste out to protect my stamped stars for when I go onto the next step.
 Waiting time...
Ahhhh paste has dried, it's clear and shiny, you could use clear embossing powder if you didn't have the time to wait for it to dry.
 Have fun adding inks to the background the embossing paste has become a resist.
 Here I have trimmed it down and used it as a background on my magic card.

You might have noticed the stencils being used in some of my other projects this week...

Please pop by these awesome talented Team members to see their creative inspirations using the new stencils...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Enjoy a wonderfully creative day and
hope to see you tomorrow for the new release in the shop, yay...
HuGs Kim x