Friday, 12 September 2014

Flowers Challenge at Paperbabe

Hiya today begins a New Challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps BLOG

The Theme is Flowers 

For a change from Cardmaking which is my all time favourite craft I made a pair of earrings using the 'Large Peony' stamp from the Large Peony & Bud red rubber stamp set.

I stamped the Large Peony onto Shrink Plastic its a very large flower but with the amount the Shrink Plastic shrinks it becomes a really nice size for earrings but you can still see the detail of the Beautiful Stamp.

I coloured the Flower using 3 shade of pink Promarker and a lovely Green colour for the leaves.

Marsh Green, Carmine, Cerise and Pink Carnation

I punched a hole into the single leaf on each of the Flowers before heating the Shrink Plastic so that I could attach them onto jump rings to attach to the earrings once shrunk.

I chose some pretty pink glass beads which I made into drop earrings using 4 Eye Pins and 2 Earring Wires - I attached the jump rings from the flowers to the bottom eye pin on the drop earrings, they are lovely and long but not too heavy.

I do hope you like this little something different from me today and will visit again soon xx

Dont forget to visit the Paperbabe Stamps BLOG to see the challenge and the Design Team Projects we would love for you to enter for a lovely prize xx

Oh before I forget we also have a Paperbabe Fan Group on Facebook have you joined yet? We would love to see you there xx

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Monday, 8 September 2014

Besties 'Wings'

Today begins a new Challenge over at Besties UK Challenge BLOG
Do please visit the Blog to see the Design Team Samples and more info about the challenge

The Theme today is 'Wings' and as always there is also Anything Goes

Here is my DT Make for the Challenge

 I have used a cute Besties Image you can get yours HERE

I coloured her using Copic Markers to match the Backing Papers I chose to use

Copic Colours used

Hair: E37, E35, E31
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000 Blush R20
Eyes, Hearts(on dress): YG63, YG61
Wings: R22, R20, E000
Hearts on Wings: R22, R39, R35
Ribbons: R39, R35, R22
Dress: YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00
Tights, Details on Wings: B39, B37

Ive added a hint of sparkle using a Sakura Stardust Clear Pen on her wings and headband

I have used pretty mulberry paper flowers and a few die-cut flourishes to embellish and balance my card along with lots of layers and a few pre-die cut embellishments from the paper pad i shose

I do hope you like my card I feel like this one is expressing more of my own style which is a bit Quirky like me

Thank you for visiting today and I do hope you will visit again soon

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
UK Besties DT

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Introducing Large Peony - Red Rubber Stamp

Hiya and welcome to my DT post for Paperbabe Stamps

Today we are Showcasing the Large Peony in Red Rubber over on the Paperbabe Stamps BLOG

This beautiful Flower is a larger and more detailed version of the Peony from the Oriental Zen stamp set and is available in Gorgeous Quality Red Rubber. 

I have had a lot of fun playing with this Stamp which also has a pretty Bud Stamp included in the set 

My first project today is a Clean & Simple Card I always find these cards a little harder as I tend to want to fill the card up with layers and embellies so making a card without I have to hold back 

This gorgeous Stamp speaks for itself so I thought to show it off that I didnt really need to do much.

I Coloured onto the stamp using Distress Ink Markers in Fired Brick and Peeled Paint and stamped straight onto a pre trimmed piece of Watercolour Card, then using a Waterbrush I lightly painted the water over to created a watercoloured wash the detail of the stamp is gorgeous and still shows through. 

All I did then was a simple layer of Mirror Board and fixed the topper to a 6x6 Card Blank. To finish I stamped the Thank You greeting stamp from 'Mayleedee - Little Red Hood' stamp set

My second project today is a Tag which I have throughly enjoyed creating as it involved Messy embossing powder and my trusty old heat gun - The heat gun was the first item i ever brought when I started collecting my own craft stash after catching the Crafting Bug during Occupational Therapy in Hospital 

I used 3 layers of embossing ink and Cranberry embossing powder to create a thick enamel type surface to my grey-board tag and then for a bit of texture and interest i sprinked on some Frantage embossing enamel in Aged Rose and Shabby Pink - I then heated the whole tag again. I tapped an embossing ink pad over the Peony Stamp and pressed it down onto the hot embossing powders to create an imprint - I then heated the top of the tag and pressed the oposite side of the peony stamp into the embossing powders again.

Once the tag was cooled I rubbed a little guilding wax over the texture of the Peony's and around the outside edge of the tag.

Using a Dark Grey alcohol marker i coloured the edges of the tag so none of the grey-board was visible - I coloured the back of the tag too.

To finish the tag I punched a hole at the top edge below the existing pre-punched tag hole so that I could add a 'Handmade with Love' charm. I tied a few ribbons through the 2 holes. I also added a few Scrabble Tile embellishments to spell ART.

I hope you like my projects today they are a little different to my usual makes but thats what I love about crafting you can try something new and also fall in love with old techniques again 

Don't forget to head on over to Paperbabe Stamps BLOG to see more about the New Stamp Set from our Kim and links to the Design Team Projects

Krafty Hugs 
Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Indroducing Beach Babe PinUp

Hiya and welcome to another DT post from me for Paperbabe Stamps

Today at Paperbabe Stamps BLOG we are Showcasing to you something a little different from our Kim.... Beach Babe PinUp a digi set especially for more grown up cards

This Beauty is a set featuring 4 different Swim Suits both in Digi and Faint Line so 8 Images in one set.

I had a lot of fun colouring her up using my Copic Markers and some Paper Piecing where I printed the digi again onto patterned paper and then cut out her swin suit and glued the pieces in place on my coloured image.

I chose to make a card with lots of layers with Digital Papers from my stash and some Mirror Board i used one of these papers for the paper piecing technique on the Digi Image. The Bow on her Swimsuit I coloured to match the flowers in the Paper.

 The layered flowers I made using 4 different sizes of flower die using the Papers used for the layers on my card. I cut each petal halfway to the centre to create movement and then embossed each petal on the reverse to add dimension and then layered them up using glue gel. I added flat back Pearls and Dew Drops to the centres.

The sentiment I stamped using 2 words from  the Paperbabe Fabulous Everything stamp set using Brown Ink I then Layered onto Mirror Board and attached to the car using Foam Pads

I hope you like my card and will visit again tomorrow for another Showcase from Paperbabe

Head on over to the Paperbabe Stamps BLOG to see more about the Digi Images and to find links to the other Design Team Blogs x

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

New Red Rubber Stamps Introduction over at Paperbabe Stamps

Hiya today we Introduce you to the New Red Rubber Stamps over at Paperbabe Stamps BLOG

You may have met these Characters Before but now they are available in Red Rubber too so really the best of all worlds, Clear Polymer, Digi Images and Red Rubber

The first of my DT Project's is using one of the new Red Rubber Stamps


I really love this cute little Image but now she is available in Red Rubber too there are even more possibilites to your Creativity

I have stamped Mayleedee with Black ink and coloured her using Copic Markers

I chose the Papers first and then colour matched my Markers to the paper

I used a Rose Paper which is really pretty and a Rose Embossing Folder for the layer underneath which I have then picked up the embossed detail using a felted Ink pad. 

I used Paper Roses and a Leaf punch for embellishments

The Sentiment is from the 'Fabulous Everything' sentiment stamp set

Then for my next DT project I chose to use one of the other Character's who is also now available in Red Rubber

Mayleedee Kimono

I created a backing paper for this card using the Flower from the 'Oriental Zen' stamp set, I repeat stamped this pretty flower onto super smooth cardstock so that I could colour with Copic Markers, I first coloured over the whole cardstock using YR000 to give a soft background colour, then I coloured the flowers and leaves.

I coloured Mayleedee Kimono using shades of the same colours in Copic Markers 

I used more stamps from 'Oriental Zen' to stamp around the outside of the main Image to create a topper. I inked over this pattern using 2 shade of Distress Ink to match in with the colour of the leaves.

For the sentiment I heat embossed 3 layers of embossing powder over layers of embossing ink) and then pressed the sentiment into the hot embossing powder - this is something that can be done using Red Rubber as the heat doesnt damage the stamp

This embossed panel looks like a Metal Embellishment 

I do hope you like my cards and will visit again soon, Don't forget to visit Paperbabe Stamps BLOG to see more makes using the new stamps by Kim and the Design Team

Krafty Hugs Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Friday, 29 August 2014

Paperbabe Challenge number #2 - picture/colour inspiration

Hiya its that time again A New Challenge begins over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog

The theme is a Picture/Colour Inspiration

Here is the Picture the Design Team had for a reference

I decided to try something a little bit different to my usual makes with a Mixed Media Piece

I have used 3 Paperbabe stamp sets in this project 'Oriental Zen', 'Doll Face' and 'Fabulous Everything'

I started out with an A4 piece of Greyboard that I Upcycled from an old Sketchpad. I have a habit of using things from around my house with my craft stash as I do not like to through anything away if I can help it. Next I chose colours from my Acrylic Paint set to match the Colours in the Inspiration Photo and a few skin tones and hair colours.

I have also used a page from an old Dictionary, Joint Filler robbed from my Hubby's Shed (Shhhhh) and a few Masks that i would normally use with Inks.

I covered the whole surface first with Joint Filler and before it was set I fixed the dictionary page to the centre. Using the masks I dragged filler over them at the corners using a palette knife and lifted them off to leave the texture behind. Now I'm not a patient person so used a Heat Gun to fry the filler out so i could move to the next stage which was painting.

I marked out a circle in the middle of the Dictionary page so the words 'Beauty and Beautiful' could be seen in the centre of the circle this would become the face. Using the Doll Face set I stamped the Open Eye with lashes stamp on one side of her face and the closed lashes eye the other side. I also used the Eyelid curved shape for her closed lid and her chin. I stamped the nose stamp lower down in the centre of her face and the Full Lipped mouth stamp under the nose. once her face was stamped I painted a flesh colour acrylic over the whole face. I drew a neck and used a lighter flesh colour to paint it in.

I stamped the Double Half circle stamp from Oriental Zen around the base of the neck as a collar for her blouse. I then drew shoulders. I painted the shoulders using a few shades of paint and a sponge for a textured effect.

Once her face was dry I painted in the details of her eyes, nose, mouth, makeup and a beauty spot.

I free hand painted her hair which afterwards realised I should have drawn it with a pencil first which I will remember for next time.

The flower (from oriental zen) in her hair I stamped on a separate piece of card using black ink and then over stamped with paint and the solid stamps to fill in the colour.

The background I used a piece of foam and randomly dabbed different shades of paint around the lady and filling in over the textured areas.

The greeting (from Fabulous Everything) I first stamped the border stamp using a purple ink pad and then I stamped the word Fabulous over the top using black ink.

Once all the paint was dry I coated over the whole board using Mod-Podge. I stuck the flower and greet down using glue gel and then one more coat of med-podge over the whole board again once the glue was dry.

I hope you like my project it took some time and was way out of my comfort zone as I have not painted any figures since I was studying art at school.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will visit again soon xxx

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

My DT Make for The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes Challenge

I've been neglecting my Blog for a few days as I've been having some much needed Family Time as the Kiddies are back to school soon xx

Today is the start of a New Challenge over at The Stamping Chef and the theme as always is Anything Goes, you dont have to use a The Stamping Chef Image to enter but if you do you get entered into the draw twice foe your chance to win 3 Digi Images of your choice from The Stamping Chef Shop xx

Here is my Make for the Challenge

I have chosen to use 'Look at Me' she is a very Sassy & Cheeky Girl and so much fun to colour

I have coloured her using Copic Markers

Hair: R37, R37, R35
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Lips: E09, E07, E04
Eyes: W7, W5
Makeup: C7, C4, C2
Underwear: C3, C2, C1, C0, R17, R08, C6, C4
Tattoo: R24, R22, R20, C2, C0

I used Backing Paper and Dark Grey Pearlescent Cardstock to compliment the colours in the Image

For the Embellishments i used a Circle Die, A Doily Die, I Circular Heart Die for the Waste Hearts, A Heart Die from a Nesting Set and a Bingo Card (from my stash).

The Sentiment is one I found on a Free Sentiments Blog

I hope you like my Make for The Stamping Chef Challenge go on over to see the Brilliant makes from the DT and to enter xx

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Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx

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