Friday, 24 January 2020

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #111 ~ Picture Inspiration

Hello thank you all so much for tuning into my Hochanda shows yesterday, all I can say is WOW, what a day!!!...

Here's a Picture inspiration...for challenge #111:
Pantone colors 2020... maybe?


Create anything inspired by the picture...
Use the imagery or colours as inspiration!

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 Team's fantastic projects...

Terri

Terri took inspiration from the picture and used the Pebble Rows Stencil and A Sentiment stamp from her Paperbabe Stash to create her card. The coloures were added through the stencil one at a time  and then some free hand detail added with a black fineliner.



Delphine
Delphine used the new Flourishing Hair stamp set and Templates, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and combined to a face from the Female Face Dinky stamp set. She coloured everything in watercolour pens and added touches of gel pen here and there. As a finishing touch, she stamped a sentiment from the Flourish & Grow stamp set




Lozzy
Lozzy has created her A4 piece by using the clock stamp from Like Clockwork Stamp SetLayered Roses and Leaves from Rose Layers stamps. 
Dots using one the the stencils from the Mixed Media Polka Dots Stencils plus the sentiment stamp from the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set.




Tracey
 Inspired by the colours within the picture Tracey has created a journal page framing a Paperbabe Dinky Female Face using the Flourishing Hair Mask and Stamp set along with sentiments taken from the Flourish and Grow set all NEW releases this January.


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Thank you to those who took part in our last challenge...

There were so many beautiful entries,

We hope you feel inspired and join in this one too,
Now it's time to put your hand together for our Sketch Challenge winner...


Congratulations to
Lilian B


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: 7th February at 10am
Thank you for joining in!


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

Saturday, 18 January 2020

January's New Release with 15% Introductory Discount...

Good Morning
All the new goodies are now available in the shop.

Click pictures for direct links

So instead of a blog hop I am giving everyone the gift of an introductory discount on this new release until 1st Feb 2020

YES a wonderful 15% off the new products AND the rest of the 'dinky' face stamps... it's already calculated in the shop so no need to type in a code:

Thank you for all the love and support, I'm delighted you enjoyed this release, it's been so lovely!!!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend,
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 17 January 2020

Introducing ~ Flourish & Grow Stamp set

Welcome to our final day of introductions, I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration this week.

Flourish and Grow
This stamp set kinda sums up the whole release really, I feel there is a lot out there right now on mindfulness and well being, I wanted to create a set that you could build your own positive messages, be it for a card, journal or scrap book.

The Details:
  • Paperbabe Stamps Flourish & Grow Stamp set will be available to purchase on Sat 18th Jan.
  • The Set will retail for £10.49
  • The set includes 33 individual stamps, the largest words are approximately 7.5 x 1.8cm(3 x 6/8") and the height of the capital text is about 0.4cm(2/16").

I have a few simple samples to show today...
I used the flourishing hair template to mask the 'hair' so I could stamp a few flowers on her face, she is also holding one of the blossom's in her hand.
Here, I wanted to try the hands holding the sentiment, I love how you can manipulate the stamp to curve that way. I used a pen to draw her wrists.
I could imagine a whole card front completely covered in images and flourishes, it could result in a colouring page look.

Do visit the rest of the team to see their amazing creations...


Thanks so much for stopping by, Enjoy a wonderfully creative day and
hope to see you tomorrow for release day, Yay!...
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Introducing ~ Flourishing Hair Stamp set and Mixed Media Templates

Welcome to our second day of introductions, today we will be showcasing the new Flourishing stamps and coordinating mixed media template...

Flourishing Hair
I had this idea of flourishing, flowing, wavy hair, it's possibly one of my favourite styles to draw which brought the idea of using a flourish for the hair. I love how the parting of a style can frame or hide part of a face, which lead me to this next stamp set...
The set is called flourishing hair, playing on the idea that our hair grows, that 'we' grow. I've also included some cherry blossoms in this set which I felt complimented the 'growing' theme. There are three main flourishes that make the 'hair' they are numbered to coordinate with the template... I could imagine them clean and simple on their own or completely flourishing with all the other individual flourishes included in the set, you can really build up your own...
(but they could be used simply as flourishes too, who doesn't love a flourish?)

Which brings me onto the coordinating template, so, once you've stamped your flourish of choice you simply lay the corresponding numbered aperture into position over the flourish and stamp a face, it could be any of the dinky range, so it goes behind the 'flourish' thus making an instant hairstyle.

The Details:
  • Paperbabe Stamps Flourishing Hair Stamp set will be available to purchase on Sat 18th Jan.
  • The Set will retail for £15.49
  • The coordinating Flourishing Hair mixed media template at £4.50
  • The set includes 38 individual stamps, the flourishes(1-3) are approximately 11 x 7cm(4 x 2 3/4") and the largest cherry blossom image is about 1.5 x 1.5cm(1/2 x 1/2"). 
note:The solids to the cherry blossom (3 on the bottom left of the set)might need trimming, although it can work still as one stamp, I've 'joined' the petal and stem to one stamp base because they are just soo tiny and if they remain together there hopefully will be less chance of losing them, as well as knowing which tiny shape matches which flower.



My sample...
I began by stamping flourish 3 onto hot pressed watercolour paper, then stamped the dinky female portrait using the coordinating template/mask. I added a few more tendrils of hair flourishes from the set.
I used those ecoline watercolour brush pens to colour her face and finished off with a sentiment.
This was me trying the watercolour pens on a different paper, I like the graphic look this could become.

Do visit the rest of the team to see their amazing creations...


Thanks so much for stopping by, Enjoy a wonderfully creative day and
hope to see you tomorrow for another introduction...
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Dinky Hands Video Tutorial


It's here... the video tutorial using the Dinky Hands stamp set with the mixed media template.
There's a bit of colouring there too!

Thanks so much for stopping by, we hope you feel inspired!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day and
look forward to seeing you tomorrow for more introductions...
HuGs Kim & the Team x


Introducing ~ Dinky Hands Stamps and Mixed Media Templates

Welcome to our January release, our first release of 2020, today we will be showcasing the new hand stamps and coordinating mixed media template...

Dinky Hands Stamp set
I have been asked many times about how to draw hands, I hear so often how people really struggle drawing hands, it so happens I enjoy the challenge and have designed this stamp set to coordinate perfectly with the previously released 'dinky' scale of stamps and templates. There are twelve individual hands, they can be paired in numerous ways, I've included the forearms too which will need to be met up to the wrist, although you may need to add a little pen/pencil to complete the lines...

To help you create depth and perfect layering with your hand and face stamping I have also designed the perfect companion to your hand stamps, these templates will mask the hands to allow stamping the face exactly where you want it without the need to fussy cut the hands to stick on, or create your own paper or post it versions, these are reusable and match the stamps exactly!

The Details:
  • Paperbabe Stamps Dinky Hands will be available to purchase on Sat 18th Jan.
  • The Set will retail for £10.49
  • The coordinating Hand mixed media template at £1.50
  • The set includes twelve hands approximately 3 x 1.5cm(1 1/4 x 5/8") and the arm image is about 7.3 x 2.2cm(2 7/8 x 7/8") Bracelets are about 1.3 x 0.5cm(1/2 x 1/8").

And now onto some samples... you'll find more details on my blog
I have created a video showing all the steps to creating this pose...

This one is very sparkly, I used some watercolour pens, I like how you only need one hand to really get a good pose.
I have wanted to create a panoramic picture with all the dinky faces for ages now, I think it would be brilliant as a themed piece, maybe characters from stories like Alice in wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Disney Princesses, and so many more you could think of.
If you need a bit of help check out some model poses on picture platforms like Pinterest and Other Copyright Free Images, you'll find 'model' poses show more hands in their photos...
And best of all play... make a cheat sheet or two for yourself to reference back to, just a simple stamping and masking on copy paper.

Do visit the rest of the team to see their amazing creations...


Thanks so much for stopping by, we hope you feel inspired!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day and
look forward to seeing you tomorrow for more introductions...
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

It's January Sneak Peek Time...

Good morning ♥ and welcome...
Check out the new goodies we're planning to release this month...
Hands, YAY!!! I hear so often how people really struggle drawing hands, I happen to enjoy the challenge and have designed this stamp set to coordinate perfectly with the previously released 'dinky' scale of stamps and templates. So you can add to your collection and they will all work together, although they are quite feminine hands I guess.
And to help with stamping hands in the perfect position without complicated cutting of post it notes and sticky version masks I have also designed a coordinating template mask.
This next stamp set has been designed to work alongside all the dinky female faces, so the portrait, the profile and the 3/4 view, I have designed their hair from a flourish, there are plenty of additional flourishes to extend and create super curls too. 
Also to help with stamping the faces in the perfect position without complicated cutting of post it notes and sticky version masks I have designed a coordinating template mask, when used alongside the flourish stamp it will mask and protect the background. 
And finally seeing as I am in the flourishing and growing theme I thought a sentiment builder stamp set would bring the whole thing together.


What do you think of the peeks? Join us tomorrow for introductions.
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!

HuGs Kim x