Friday, 8 June 2018

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #75: Sketch...

Hello beautiful visitors...
It's Friday so another chance to take part in our creative challenge.
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 flower could represent any image, or embellishment 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, let the team's fabulous interpretations inspire you...

Alysha - This week I have made a card using the beautiful Rose Stamps, incorporating the sketch. I have used watercolour pencils. Hugs Aly xx

Tracey has created a Vintage Fabric Gift Pocket using the new large Stripes Stencil, stamping the small red rubber rose stamp directly onto silk ribbon, adding a Thank you sentiment from the MayLeeDee Little Red stamp set.

Lozzy has created her card by using the splat stamps from the Watercolour Alphabet Stamp Set then used three of the sentiment stamps from the Just Because Stamp Set

Beata made birthday card with new mdf rose. Rose You can find in Rose Edge Layered Frame Substrated Kit. "Happy Birthday" is one of stamp from Whimsical Woodland Stamp Set.

Kim created her card using the 1cm strips stencil for the base, the polka dots for the semi circle and the rose layers for the roses, the sentiment was built from the birthday wishes set.

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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 Picture 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: 22nd June 2018
Thank you for joining in!

Saturday, 2 June 2018

New products are in the Shop... YAY!

Good morning driving at a slow pace today, 
I've just finished uploading the new goodies to the shop...
 before you head there I wanted to show a few step by steps using the new stencils...
There are two checkerboard stencils available, 7mm and 1cm
Firstly I positioned my template over the cravat securing with a little tape,
then I layed the smaller checks over the template at a slight angle,
I used a make up sponge with distress oxides, I like the finer texture you get with the type of sponge.
I then lifted the stencil to change to angle for the remainder of the cravat
 then sponged a little ink from template to give shadows to the tie, I used a slightly wet paintbrush and same ink to give further definition to his tie.

So for the background...
I used the duo two step stripes and gears stencil
First layer
second layer
 I covered the base in acrylics then used distress stains for the brassy colour through the stencil
 Moving it to repeat the pattern.
 The next step of the stencil defines the gears

Click pics for links...

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend.
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 1 June 2018

Introducing ~ Clockwork MDF Layered Frame, with the dapper Hatter.

Good morning, thank you for stopping by today.
We have another day of inspiration with the introductions of more yummy goodies...

Today we are showcasing the Clockwork frame.
The Clockwork frame, with the pocket watch about to be dunked into the tea cup, there are quite a few pieces on this one, but I've tried to etch the mid layer to show where the individual gears etc would/could be placed. I can see just the pocket watch and gears section being a separate element if people are interested.

The Details:
  • Clockwork MDF Layered Frame kit will be available to purchase on Sat 2nd June.
  • The kit will retail for £9.99
  • There are so many pieces in this kit(about 19/20), including two hanging discs and two spacer discs to help make the picture float from the wall when hanging.
  • The MDF is 3mm thick, and is approximately 29cm(11 1/2") tall.

Note: The coordinating clock face stamp set is on order and I waiting for delivery, I will be sure to let you know, so in the mean time I've included a little printed version for you to use.

There are etch lines throughout the middle layer to match with the separate gears.

A little step by step showing the male face eye template in use...
I love to see the pencil lines before they're filled with colour...

And now onto my project...

Hatter's face has been painted first in matt acrylic paints, then I've stamped his eyes as steps above. His hair I decided to use copics, I felt I got the best colour and texture with these. His dapper outfit is also using acrylic paint, with some ink for his cravat(I have a few stepped pics I'll post tomorrow) and a stamped rose just peeking out.
I also use the rose on this tea cup, stamped in a vintage blue vibe, which I totally love the finish, I painted the mdf with a white base, stamped the rose and added clear rock candy, when that was dry I brushed some perfect pearls into the cracks and heat embossed the top with utee. Finished off with a little of my favourite gold ink along the handle, bottom and top cup edge.
I must admit I have been loving the old techniques I used for this piece, here I inked the paper part of the clock fave to look aged, then added an acetate number layer, filled the clock cavity with clear utee and painted the rest of the pocket watch in gold ink.
and finally I painted the back of my frame black and heat embossed the hat pins too. Also can you spot the error on my project, there is something that I actually left wrong.

So, I hope you've enjoyed the introductions so far, it's time to head over for even more stunning projects from our very talented...

Thank you so very much for stopping by and your continued support.
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim & the Team x