Friday, 27 May 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #34 ~ Sketch Time!

This Fortnight is a sketch challenge...

Use the sketch in any creative way that you want, flip it, turn it be inspired by it. The flowers can represent any image, the background any pattern and "paperbabe stamps" any sentiment.

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*.

Now onto the team's fabulous interpretation...

Terri created her card using the Birthday wishes stamp set for her sentiment, the Herringbone mixed media stencil for her pennant and the heart form theFolk Fabrique stamp set to create a flower. The card was accent with sequins, foil tape and gem in the center of the flower.

Chris made a card making up all the elements from the sketch using Butterfly Pieridae stamps together with the mixed media stencils - Polka Dots.

Kerrie flipped the sketch over to the other side. Using pretty papers and cardstock to create the background following the sketch. MayLeeDee makes such a pretty focal point inside the circular die cut and the Thank You sentiment was stamped directly onto the backing paper using light grey ink.

Kim created a fun birthday card using the DesignA Tweed following the background panel on the sketch. The Panda embellishment was very easy to put together using the DesignA Adorimals trimmed with a little border and finished off with a few ink blobs from watercolour alphabet and a fitting sentiment from Birthday Wishes.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Birthday challenge... and for all my lovely birthday wishes.
Please put your hand together for the winner...
The lovely

Please send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)

 We hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,
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 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup!
Challenge ends: 10th June 2016
Thank you for joining in!

Friday, 20 May 2016

May's New Release in Shop!!!

Good morning thank you for visiting us yesterday for the introductions.
I just wanted to let you know all that May's release is already in 
the shop Yay!

And I thought I would show a sneak peek of a piece for my my Bucks Open Studios show using the butterfly on vellum...

I've used mini head & torso, with wavy central parting, female face, her face is coloured using pencils, her hair copics and the background acrylic paint.

And this is also a little peek at some new products coming soon...

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your continued support, 
I hope you feel inspired to add some butterflies into your art.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Introducing... Paperbabe Stamps ~ Butterfly Pieridae

Welcome to May's Mini release
Butterfly Pieridae

I loved the idea of layering all the butterfly parts to create either a fun or more realistic butterfly. So each pair of wings are one stamp with the gap for the separate body stamp. You then have the option of using just one side to create different butterfly poses to create flight and movement.
I've tried to demonstrate here how this could work, you can mask either the thinner wing or larger wing to give great dimension. You can stamp just one wing for a side profile butterfly. When tilted the thinner wing against the larger wing looks like the butterfly is flying.

The Details:
  • Butterfly Pieridae Photopolymer Clear set will be available for purchase on Fri 20th May.
  • The set will retail at £9.00
  • Butterfly Pieridae has a total of 27 stamps, There are three wing designs, in three different sizes. They can be layered on top of eachother. The bodies are separate for more stamping possibilities. There are a few mini butterflies great for creating distance. 

I hope my sample below really brings this method of layering and masking together...
Pieridae might seem a funny name but I think they look very close to this type of butterfly if you wanted a reference for colours and markings.

I've fussy cut the main butterfly, added just a hint of glitter to the edges and raised the wings on dimensional adhesive.

I have used all the sizes of butterfly in various poses.

I stamped the solid butterfly wings before lining up the outline wing image. Then positioned and stamped the body.

Now it's time to pop by the following Team blogs and check out their fluttering projects...

Thank you very much for stopping by!!!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

May's Sneak Peek Time!!!

Good morning and welcome to May's sneak peeks!!!

We are only releasing one set this month, I have a busy month getting ready for my Bucks Open Studios exhibition. Yay so exciting and scary, but if you want to visit I will be open the whole two weeks, I will be selling prints, stamps, stencils templates and some new products not released yet!!! I will of course have my art supplies out and demoing most days, it would be lovely to see you, all the details are in the link.

Butterfly Pieridae

Don't we all love butterflies, I know it's taken me ages to get a butterfly set released so here is my first, it's so versatile the wings can be stamped in so many ways giving the impression of flight, there are three wing designs in three sizes plus a few smaller lovelies.

Pop by to find out more details in tomorrow's introduction.
There's still plenty of time to enter our current Black & White challenge
Thank you :)

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 13 May 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #33 ~ Black & White

Ok it's Friday the Thirteenth...
What a wonderful day to take part in our new challenge...
the theme this time is...

"Black & White"

Plus one colour

so, have fun creating anything inspired by the colour/picture theme
and as always please HAVE FUN!

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 interpretations...

Chris decorated a birch wood tag using the stamps Art Quote 'Light from within'Pop DotsPixel Fun, and Rose Border.

Terri created her card using the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set, she stamped the "Celebrate" and "enjoy your day" sentiments in black ink, added some gold sequins and foil tape to go with the black and white theme. The final touch was some bakers twine.

Kerrie has made a Birthday Card for her example this time 'Dillon Hatter' (red rubber stamp) who reminds her of her own little mad hatter son Ethan who this card was for on May 1st when he turned 10. Kerrie used artist colour pencils to colour Dillon Hatter The background was made using Washi Tape and the dots stamp from the Birthday Wishes stamp set and 2 of the word stamps from the same set for the sentiment.


Kim used a few different stamps to create her collaged card, the Wonderland Check background was partly inked to give soft edges for the background. The floral image was the delightful flower from Oriental zen, the sentiment and some dots from Birthday Wishes set and a few finishing touches using the watercolour alphabet.

Delphine created her CAS card using Mayleedee Kimono, available as digi, clear or rubber stamp. She stamped her and die cut her with Spellbinders Oval dies and coloured her in Copics. She added a pale pink DP for a little touch of colour.

Thanks for stopping by we hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,
Put your hand together for our last challenge winner
the lovely...

Karen P

Please send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)

I will be posting sneak peeks of our new release next Wednesday,
So, until then 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 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous black and white projects in the linkup!
Challenge ends: 27th May 2016

Friday, 6 May 2016

12 Mixed Media Works of 2016 ~ May ~ Cosmic Hair

It's a new mixed media month, yay but are you like me and occasionally a little late at changing the page on your calendars? Sorry I'm running a tad late this month.
Welcome to May's intergalactic episode of 12 Mixed Media Works of 2016 lol...

This month I wanted to give my watercolours some love, although what I really wanted to do was cosmic style hair. I had a little go on yupo paper but felt the colours weren't deep enough, I probably could try this technique with alcohol inks/markers too. But I felt watercolours is the easiest medium for random bleeds and blends...

I'm calling it Cosmic, I'm sure you've seen variations of this style, but it's so fun to do, she could be like an angel amongst the stars, a little mysterious perhaps? Well, it's all good fun, I hope you have a go too.

This would make a great gift, or cover for a sketchbook, journal page, simply framed or the front of a special handmade greeting card.

  • Watercolour paper, I've used cold pressed (nice and textured)
  • Mixed media templates and female face stamps(links below)
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors :
  • Hair ~ Ultramarine violet, Cobalt Blue,  Opera Pink, Payne's Gray
  • Skin ~ Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Greenish Raw Umber, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre
  • Inks: Versafine; Onyx Black, Smokey Gray.
  • Pretty Napkin (a supermarket find)
  • Liquitex Matte medium
  • Posca pen(white)

I have even put together a little video showing the steps to create this piece...
I've kept to a 7x7 inch mixed media square like last few months but you can of course create any size piece you want.

I'm pretty pleased with her cosmic look, I enjoyed using my watercolours, they are like magic, I love how they revive the instant you add water, how lovely.
I've decided with the vast array of white inked pens I own, the posca pen is still my favourite and I realise it's because the ink drys with a matte finish, I think it then works more harmoniously with the rest of the artwork.
I wanted to paint her skin very simply with thin layers of colour yet I couldn't resist giving her the rosiest of cheeks.

As well as her lips, I had fun painting her eyes the same cosmic effect, although it's a little hard to make out on such a small scale.
I may have had a little trouble adding just a bit too much medium to the tissue which tore in places, but I just patched it up a bit, hey it's all mixed media.

Thank you to the lovely ladies Aurora and Elena for joining in last months I will be in touch about your prize.
Here's the place to share your own project inspired by this month's 

"12 MMW of 2016"...

To Get Started: 
Click on the (add your link) button at the bottom of the post. 
After you enter your info, click (next step) and you'll be able to select the photo you wish to display. 
*note: you may link from your blog or from a public hosting site. please only post your project photo relating to this month's mixed media work...
And your's could be picked to win a lovely Paperbabe Stamps Prize.