Friday, 26 June 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #15 ~ Inspiration Picture

Welcome wonderful crafters, today we're bringing you the latest Paperbabe Stamps challenge, it's a
 

Picture inspiration...


Use the picture to inspire you, it could be the image or pretty colours, create any art your inspiration takes you and have FUN!

Paperbabe Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges and enter as many times as you like!
Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20. Thank you for your gorgeous entries on our last challenge. The winners will be announced next week before our new release starts!

Just look at what our talented team have created!!!


  
Used Digital Stamp - Beach Babes Pin Up to make a greetings card inspired by the woman in the picture and some of the colours

Used the Mixed Media Templates Mini Portrait - Face Templates and Doll Face Mini Stamp Set to create her mixed media canvas taking the girl and the busy pattern from the photo as inspiration.

Kim
Kim was inspired to create the background using thin strips of washi tape to mask and over stamping with ribbed knit background. The triangles were stamped using the beam from High in the sky. The wings from Paperangel stamp set were paper pieced and fussy cut. The sentiment was created using words from Fabulous everything stamp set.

Thank you so much for your continued support, I am very excited for my mixed media class tomorrow and meeting some lovely crafty friends!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend

HuGs Kim & the Team x

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

Go ahead and add your entry... Deadline is the 10th July...




Monday, 22 June 2015

Class Giveaway Winner Announced!!!


Thank you for your interest in my upcoming mixed media class, I just wanted to pop by and let you all know who's won a place in the class giveaway

Drum roll please...

  1. Shared on Pinterest. Fave technique I'd like to try? Learning how to blend translucents and opaques to give depth- know how to do that properly!

  2. Shared on Facebook and Pinterest and I would love to win a place! What would I like to learn/improve? How to collage and how to colour hair so it looks realistic. Thanks so much for the chance Kim x

  3. Congratulations 
  4. Keren & Karen

I decided as only two of you had entered the giveaway I though you both earned a spot. Get in touch if you have need anymore details.

Yay I can't wait till Saturday, only five more sleeps!!!

There are still spaces available so


Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!!!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 19 June 2015

Paperbabe Stamps is in Simply Cards and Papercrafts

While I have a moment I just wanted to mention that Paperbabe stamps are in this months issue of Simply Cards & Papercrafts #138 YAY!
Thank you Aimes
In fact if you look closely you can see one of my 'happy' watercolour cards on the front(middle left). 
I have designed five cards demonstrating different watercolour techniques, this is a sneak peek of one of my favourites, using Mixed Media Templates and Profile face Stamps and a little watercolouring. There's more details and steps in the issue.

And now, I thought I would also mention...
Today is the last day to enter my Mixed Media Class...



Only 8 more sleeps away, so excited!

That's all from me right now I have a weekend full of drawing to get finished, new stamps coming soon. 
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

PaperbabeStamps: Challenge Winners!!!

Hello, well it has come to my attention that I've missed announcing some of the winners from the last three challenges. Please forgive me, I suppose single mummyhood, home educating an eleven and seven year old, running my own business, packing and sending out orders, designing new artwork for stamps leaves so little time for actual blogging! 

So, here goes... I am including all three winners here:


So please put your hands together for...

True Random Number Generator  
Result:
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PaperbabeStamps: Number generator: The numbers generated by this widget come from RANDOM.ORG's true random number generator.
KT Fit Kittycongratulations, a gorgeous card thank you, please email me for your £10 prize.


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Paperbabe stamps challenge #12 ~ picture inspiration
So please put your hands together for...
True Random Number Generator  
Result:
1Powered by RANDOM.ORGPaperbabeStamps: Number generator: The numbers generated by this widget come from RANDOM.ORG's true random number generator.Sarahcongratulations, an adorable image, thank you for joining us, please email me for your £10 prize.


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Paperbabe stamps challenge #13 ~ brights
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Result:
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Elena
congratulations, an adorable image, thank you for joining us, please email me for your £10 prize.

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I look forward to hearing from the winners! There's still time to enter into my class giveaway click here for details.Enjoy a wonderfully creative dayHuGs Kim x

Friday, 12 June 2015

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #14 ~ Anything Goes

 Welcome our next Paperbabe Stamps challenge, wow the last entries for our brights challenge were wonderful I will announce the winner next week, now...

Todays challenge is an easy one...

ANYTHING GOES!

 Let the team's gorgeous projects inspire you and 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.

Used MayLeeDee - Digital image for papercrafts to create a greetings card.

 Delphine used Mayleedee Rubber Stamp (also available as digi and clear stamp) and coloured her in Copics. She created a background using acrylic paint on white board and added Mayleedee to it.

Kim
Kim is practicing her art skills using the Mini Mixed Media Templates, she opted for the Loose Plait hairstyle, along with the head and torso templates. The face was created using the Mini Doll Face Stamp set which was also used for the hearts, the dots on her lace collar, the circles and dots in the background... a set for many uses!

Dillon(special guest)
Dillon Kim's 11yr old really wanted to try the templates and stamps, He had his own ideas of course, like changing the templates for boy hair(with mum's help) and elf ears, he worked on it beautifully I just guided, he's so pleased with his elf.

Kerrie
Kerrie - has made a start on Christmas Cards early this year. She has used 'Dillon Frost Sprite' Character and Sentiments and the Snowflake from 'Mayleedee Frost Fairy' - the snowflakes on the backing paper are stamped using versamark ink and heat embossed using 'True White' embossing powder and a heat gun. Dillon is coloured using Copic Markers and the Snowflakes surrounding him are stamped using 2 shades of distress ink.

I've enjoyed making some little ATC sized Children's affirmation cards with the cute Adorimal digi stamps and the Kawaii face stamps.

Lady
Lady using Dillon Frost Sprite colorized with Promarkers
 I exchange the snowball in the hand of Dillon by a punche motive  
to support the theme of my patterned paper "dandelions"

Thank you for stopping by, There's still time to enter our mixed media class Giveaway click for more details
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day.
HuGs Kim and the Team x



Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Giveaway!!!


Giveaway!
To enter: follow our blog by subscribing, share this on facebook or Pinterest and comment on this post with the name of a favourite technique you'd love to try and you could WIN a spot onto the... 

If you win but have already purchased a spot, you will be reimbursed.

Please note: Anyone can enter but you will need to be able to get to the UK to take part! 
There is a badge on the right scroll-bar if you wish to use it!

Good luck! Deadline is the 19th June!!!

Thank you and enjoy a wonderfully creative day
We will be back on Friday with the next challenge see you then!
HuGs Kim x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Mixed Media Live Class ~ With Kim Costello

Mixed Media Portrait Art Block: 
An Introduction to Mixed Media Art with Kim Costello
using Paperbabe Stamps Mixed Media Templates and face stamps.


Have you been drooling over gorgeous mixed media work of art, telling yourself you can never create something like that? Well, this is YOUR class! 
I will show you that EVERYONE can create a mixed media piece of art!
In this Class, Kim guides you step-by-step through the foundations of creating a mixed media portrait, drawing hair, stamping a face and creating smooth skin tones, playing with colours, shading, highlighting and so much more.
This class is full of techniques to engage and inspire your imagination. Master a variety of techniques that employ pencil, pen, watercolor, acrylic paint, ink, mixed media templates and collage as you happily dance your way through the exercises to build a piece of art to be proud of.

You will learn to...
• Create a background with collage and texture on a wooden art block 
(20 x 20 cm block included in the class to take home)
• Use templates to aid in drawing layers of hair, fantasy or realistic 
(Two templates included in the class to take home)
• Create a profile face using the profile face stamp set
(also included in the class to take home)
• Make it personal with a variety of materials and mediums to try at your disposal.

Everything you need, all materials, stamps, templates, paint etc will be available on the day.
These Face Stamps will be included in the class for you to take home and continue your new found portrait painting.
The head & torso and one hairstyle Mixed Media Template will be included in the class for you to take home and continue your new found portrait painting.

How do I know this class is going to knock your socks off?

I practiced! I did a test run with my house mate Steve who hasn't painted since school, and his response was overwhelming!
He loved the class, the format, and the entire experience! 
This picture is from my “student.”

When is it?: 27th June 2015
Where?: Studley Green Community Centre, High Wycombe, HP14 3UY, Uk
Free parking and wheelchair access is available.
What time?: 10am till 4pm, (we will break for lunch)
it would be nice if you could arrive earlier to settle in and introduce ourselves.
• How much?: £75.00 for the full day, all materials including Wood Block, Stamps and templates worth £25.95.
Deposit?: You are welcome to pay a deposit of £20.00 to hold your spot and pay the remaining amount before or on the day,
Cancellations?: I ask that you please get in contact with me at least 48 hrs before class for any cancellations, thank you.




There will be endless refreshments throughout the day, we will stop for lunch, you are welcome to bring your own and sit in the surrounding countryside, or there's a lovely cafe restaurant across the road.

I will be bringing a mini shop with Paperbabe Stamps and products for sale, both cash and card payments welcome.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch.

Enjoy a wonderfully Creative Day!
HuGs Kim