Friday, 19 January 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #65 ~ Picture Inspiration

Good morning and welcome 
Here's a Picture inspiration...for challenge #65:


This years colour is ultra violet so I thought it would be fun to use.
Let the picture inspire you, create anything... use the picture or colours as inspiration as always be sure HAVE FUN

Paperbabe Challenges are open to everyone...
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*.

Now lets see the team's fantastic interpretation...
their gorgeous projects are sure to inspire you!


Alysha
Alysha ~  I gathered all my materials to create my mixed media Decorate your Soul With Flowers canvas, using the Short and Fringe Hair with the Head and Torso Template. I've decorated the background with flowers, and finished with a sentiment. Hope you like my project, pop by my blog to see the step by steps and give it a go, hugs Aly xx


Lozzy
Lozzy has used one of the templates from the Mixed Media Female Profile Template set along with the Profile Face Stamp Set. For the background used one of the flowers from the Folk Fabrique Stamp Set, 3 of the stamps from the Watercolour Alphabet Stamp SetMixed Media Herringbone StencilMixed Media 6mm Polka Dots Stencil, along the bottom a stamp from Pop Dots Stamp Set, and stamps from the Just Because Stamp Set


Chris
Chris made up one of the Paper Angel Fibre Board Substrates using the plain digital paper angel included with the kit which she coloured with pencils and stamped with small stamps from Whimsical Woodland Set 1 and Whimsical Woodland Set 4 .


Tracey
Tracey has created a postcard portrait using the Mini Face StampsMini Face & Torso Template and the Blunt Bangs Long Portrait template. Influenced by the Pantone colour of 2018 Ultra Violet described as a provocative, thoughtful and dramatic shade of purple.


Beata
Beata has used Whimsical Words KitMixed Media Blanks-Accessories and butterflies from Mixed Media Blanks- Accessories Kit and created canva with photos. Word smile and butterfly are embossed with violet distress.


Terri

Terri was inspired by both the colours and flowers and although she didn't have the exact colour in her collection she created a card using the Designa knit stamp set. She chose a purple colour to work with and stamped the Pom poms over her Distress oxide background, they remind me of Alium flowers, some of them have a sparkle added.The sentiment is also from the Designa knit set.


Kerrie

Kerrie was inspired by watching a famous movie recently and created her favourite character using Female Portrait Templates 'Head & Torso' & 'Wavy Bunches' and 'Female Face Stamps'. Her untra violet roses background was made using 2 of the roses from the rose border stamp set and the 'Your Sparkle has not gone unnoticed' quote stamp - watercolours were used for the background and pencils for the background.


Kim
Kim struggles with this colour but gave the challenge a go, she used the mini profile Curly hair and Head & Torso mixed media templates, with the profile face stamp. 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.

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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! 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: 2nd Feb 2018
Thank you for joining in!



Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Mixed media tutorial ~ Faith Canvas by Alysha

I just wanted to pop by and share this amazing tutorial, the lovely Alysha has put together, hope it inspires!!!

Faith Canvas
Mixed media project by Alysha Sheridan

Supplies List ~
Paperbabe Doodle Stamp Set
Paperbabe Mini Face Profile Stamps
Paperbabe Small Circle Dots
Paperbabe Long Wavy Hair Template
Paperbabe Profile Torso Template
Watercolours
Gesso
Distress Ink Black
8x8 Canvas or Mount Board

How to –

1. Gather all your materials together
2. Create a character using the templates and decorate as you wish. (Lots of videos by Kim showing you how to do this on You Tube, I will be do a video in the near future too)
3. Start by ripping up patterned papers that will go nicely with your designed character and start to glue them to your Mount Board or Canvas.
4. Cover lightly with a layer of watered down gesso
5. Use Paperbabes Small Circles Stencils and gesso through the wholes and stamp with various Paperbabes Star Doodles Stamps
6. Adhere your character to the decorated background and add a suitable sentiment to finish
Hope you like my project and give it a go, hugs Aly xx

Final Piece



 Step by step collage



Products Used... click pics for links


Thanks for stopping by Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #64 ~ Anything Goes

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
What an amazing year, and this one is starting with our newest team members I can't wait, I'm giddy with excitement to show you their latest makes... 

We hope you can find a moment to join in with this fortnights challenge which is a lovely and fun...

"Anything Goes"


so create anything that you've always wanted to try!

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
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 Amazing team projects...

Lozzy
Lozzy has used 2 of the Butterflies from the Butterfly Pieridae Stamp Set to create the background paper for her card. Fussy cut 2 more of the Butterflies out, coloured them green to make them pop against the black clock and back ground.

Alysha

Alysha I gathered all my materials to create my mixed media Faith canvas, using the Mini Profile Wavy Hair with the head and torso Template and the profile face stamps. I've decorated the background with the Small Circle Dots, and finished with a few doodle stars and sentiment. Hope you like my project, pop by tomorrow to see the step by steps and give it a go, hugs Aly xx


Tracey
TRACEY has created a 10 x 7 winters day picture portrait using the standard head & torso Portrait template, Flick & Fringe hair Portrait template and standard Female Face stamps. Detailed with the Herringbone and Mini Dots stencil, Peaceful Flurries stamps and embellished with Peaceful Flurries substrates.

Kim
Kim created a 12 x 12 mixed media canvas, the girl was created using the long loose wave template, with the head and torso. The female face was stamped for her face all painted with acrylics. Her top however Kim used the leaf in the peony & bud stamp set along with the bow from the rag tails template.

Terri
Terri created a card using the Polka dot stencils to add a little interest in her bakground. The  Watercolour Alphabet stamps were used for the sentiment and the Inky splats in the set were used to edge the card. Terri then added a stamped and fussy cut butterfly on acetate using the Butterfly Pieridae stamps

Beata
Beata created a dress card for small girl :) The most important element is the stamp quote "Don't be afraid to Sparkle". Dress layers are 3d. Paper flowers and pink ribbon finished composition.

To create her lady, Delphine used 3 stamps from the Paperangel Stamp Set. She used Toffee Versafine Ink and coloured using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. She then stamped a sentiment and a heart from the Whimsical Woodland Stamp Set 1.

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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 Pic Inspiration challenge winner...


Congratulations to


Yay! 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: 19th Jan 2018
Thank you for joining in!



Friday, 22 December 2017

Help us welcome the Newest members of the Paperbabe Stamps Team!!!

JUST THREE MORE SLEEPS...
and we're sharing this wonderful treat...

It's time to reveal the newest, very talented creatives joining our team 
and I could be happier...

I would like to say a really really big THANK YOU to everyone that applied for the Design Team. You really made my job hard lol!


First off we're introducing... 
Tracey
Hi everyone Tracey here Mom of Three and avid Crafter. I love working with all kinds of media from paper to fabric, pencil to paint and love to mix it up. I have a passion for Mother Nature and the influences she gives, helping me to study those finer details and introduce them into my artwork. 
I am overjoyed at the opportunity of being part of the Paperbabe Design Team, having used and adored Kim's work and products for many years now. I'm delighted to be sharing the Paperbabe magic with you all.. 
Creative Hugs and Warm Wishes Tracey xx

Check out Tracey's creations through the links below;


Next we welcome 
Aly
My name is Alysha Sheridan and I am 44 years old. I have been crafting for 15 years, it all started when I went on a camping holiday and visited a craft fair, I bought a Sizzix Sidekick, some dies and stamps and ink and that was it I was hooked.

I have done card making and 3d projects, sewing, knitting, crochet and cross-stitch, encaustic art, melt pot art to name but a few of the crafty things I love. I have only recently found journaling and mixed media, I call it “messy crafting” and I love it I don’t think there is a day goes by I don’t have inky fingers!

I have 3 daughters and a very patient hubby he buys all my crafty goodies so I have to be nice to him lol, he is wonderful and has been known to join me a time or two when I have been crafting. Daughters are all grown and not crafty now though they were when they were young. I have all but retired now as I am a carer so I have plenty of time to craft.

I am honoured to be a part of Paperbabe Stamps Design Team and look forward to crafting alongside Kim and the girls xxx

Discover Aly's creations through the links below;


Please extend a warm welcome to 
Lozzy
Hi its me Lozzy who lives in the UK with her Hubby and our dog Nin. Its our Nin who is to blame for the name of my blog Nins Handmade Cards which can be found HERE. I have 3 beautiful daughters who have given me 5 adorable Grandchildren so when im not being a Wife, Daughter. Mum or Nan you will find me in my little craft room stamping, colouring images, making cards plus now playing mixed media which im still learning and loving. So chuffed to be part of the PaperBabe Stamps Design Team and hope that my creations will inspire you also to use and join in with our challenges here.

Visit the links to see Lozzy's creations...


And finally also joining the team is... 
Beata 
My name is Beata Olszewska-Rybka, Mother, wife and scraphollic :) During the day a physics teacher in Primary School in Poland. But during the night scrapmaniac who loves to do something with paper and mix media, with wood and mdf, with canvas and LO's. Loves to make different kinds of jewellery for myself, my daughter or for friends. Loves to have dirty hands with paints or other mix media. I hope that I show You new, fresh inspirations with my new tools :)

Take a look at Beata's work

These wonderfully talented ladies will be adding to our growing team, pop back on the 5th Jan 2018 for our first challenge post together.

Wishing you all a 
Very Happy Christmas,
The shop will be open over the festive period but orders won't dispatch until the new year! 
Thank you for your support this year it has been amazing!!!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative peruse at our new team members...
HuGs Kim x


Friday, 15 December 2017

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #63 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today, are your festivities underway? this will be our last challenge of 2017, so will run until the new year yay! What an amazing year, there's definitely been some ups and downs. 

We hope you can find a moment to join in with this fortnights challenge which is a lovely and fun...

"Anything Goes"

and I know it's a favourite...
so create anything that you've always wanted to try!

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
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 wonderful team projects...

Terri
Terri created a Christmas card using the Cute Nativity Stamp Set to stamp her Angel which she coloured using Alcohol markers, she added some sparkle to the halo using a sparkle pen. The sentiment was stamped using the Sparkle Bright Stamp Set. Terri created the sky with distress inks.


Kim
Kim created this mixed media on a wood block, using the Mixed media templates Head & torso with the loose plait hair design. The face was created stamping the female face and coloured with pencils, its been finished off with a flurry of gold embossed doodle stars over the acrylic background.

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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 last sketch challenge winner...


Congratulations to


Yay! 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: 5th Jan 2018
Thank you for joining in!




Friday, 1 December 2017

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #62 ~ Picture Inspiration

Good morning it's December 1st already... wow...
Here's a Picture inspiration...for challenge #62:

Let the picture inspire you, create anything... use the picture or colours as inspiration as always be sure HAVE FUN

Paperbabe Challenges are open to everyone...
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*.

Now lets see the team's interpretation...
their gorgeous projects are sure to inspire you!


Terri
Terri created her mixed media piece using the Large Ornate Frame as the base of her project. The Long Loose wave MDF substrate kitmixed media blanks accessoriesfemale face stampsherringbone stencil and peaceful flurries stamps were all used to complete the project. The snowflakes were heat embossed onto vellum and a crackle glaze was added to the ornate frame to tie in with the picture inspiration. 

Kim's 
is coming...

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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! pease 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:15th Dec 2017

Thank you for joining in!