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!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #61 ~ Sketch Challenge

Good Morning, it's frosty here today, 
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 circle could represent any image 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 onto the team's fabulous interpretation...

Terri played with the sketch layout slightly to create her Christmas themed card. She used the recent release of the Cute Nativity stamps to add Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. The stamped backgrpund was made heat embossing the Doodle stars stamps and the sentiments are from the Sparkle Bright stamp set.

Delphine made a CAS card using the sweet little angel from the Cute Nativity stamp set. She coloured in Copics and added lots of glitter with a gel pen. She used chipboard covered in glitter to complement her angel.

Kim
Kim took the opportunity to create another Christmas card, the background was made up from the versatile DesignA Tweed stamp set, with Joy Peace love stamped over it. She used the Peaceful Flurries with it's coordinating substrate kit to represent the circles in the sketch. The sentiments were heat embossed from the sparkle bright stamp set.

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Thank to all the lovely entries so far for our DT call it's been wonderful to see all your talent streaming through my emails.

There's still plenty of time to join in if you're interested...



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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 scare 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: 1st December 2017

Thank you for joining in!


Monday, 6 November 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Design Team Call 2018

Good Morning, I am sooo excited to announce that we are looking for new inspiring crafters to join our creative design team!

Ideally we ask that you be an active blogger and be willing to commit to creating art for each fortnight's challenge and participate in New release weeks and post it on your blog to help promote Paperbabe Stamps products available from our online stop. 

If you’re not familiar go take a look, these are the products you would be working with as a member of our design team.

We are asking for an initial six month term with possibility of extension.

Have a read through the requirements and the benefits and get in touch by the 3rd Dec if you are interested.
Don’t be shy! If you have any questions then email me.

A few requirements:
  • Passionate about creating!!! Mixed media, art journals, altered art, scrapbooking, card making and jewellery making, in fact anything papercraft or dimensional
  • Have an active blog with detailed posts, photos & links to products used
  • Take great photos of your projects we want to see your wonderful creations clearly.
  • Create a project each fortnight which will be blogged, and photos/links posted and shared.
  • Create samples/projects to promote new stamp/product launches and future TV shows
  • Send us samples to showcase on TV and possible show stands (postage cost will be reimbursed)
  • Promote Paperbabe Stamps products on your Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram (any social media platform you like to use!)
DT Benefits:
  • An initial supply of stamps, and regular new stamps
  • Discount on all orders at Paperbabe Stamps during your term.
  • We will feature your work on our website, our blog and on our Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram accounts
  • Your projects will be showcased on TV and on any craft shows and events.
  • The possibility of demonstrating our stamps in the future, should you wish to
  • A Design Team Blog Button for your blog
  • DT guidelines document
  • Support from us and the existing Design Team members
  • The chance to be challenged to try something new!
  • A happy, friendly, creative team.
Other notes:
GUEST DESIGNERS -We are looking for crafters who would like to take part during new releases or challenges.

SO... Ready to apply?

Email me with the statement PBS DT Submission in the subject line... by 3rd Dec 2017 midnight with:

An introduction telling me about yourself, to include:
  • where you are from,
  • what sort of crafting you love most
  • what you would like to try
  • a link to your blog and any online galleries you upload your projects to
  • details of any forums you are a member of
  • details of any other designs teams you are currently on or have been on within the last 12 months. 
  • Photos of three of your favourite projects
  • Tell us why you’d like to be on this design team


We are looking for new DT members from all over the world, so international applications are most welcome!


Our DT Call closes on Sunday 3rd December, and if you are successful we will contact you shortly after this date.

The DT term will start in January 2018, giving you plenty of time over december to enjoy your first exciting package of Paperbabe Stamps product.

Good Luck and Have a wonderfully creative day
Looking forward to seeing your application
BiG HuGs
Kim x