16 February 2018

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 67 - Sketch

Hi everyone. There's a new challenge starting today on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog with a sketch to follow for this fortnight and a lovely prize to win from Kim as always. I made a card with one of the new mixed media templates Cat Sitting Portrait and the Cat Face, Rabbit Face and Ornate Crown stamp sets.

There's more information on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog and gorgeous inspiration from Kim and all the designers. Have a lovely weekend!

Chris x


3 February 2018

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 66 - Dots

Hi everyone, hope you're all well. It's challenge 66 at Paperbabe Stamps blog and we have a lovely theme this fortnight which is Dots of which I am of course a huge fan :)!

Lots of options within Paperbabe Stamps for this one including dotty stamps, stencils and tiny dots in various stamp sets which I do love about Kim's stamps, there are always lots of very useful little accessory stamps in the sets.

I made up my little die cut houses from mixed media card, added distress oxide inks in the background and then stamped with the Butterfly Pieridae stamp set, solid circle stamps from Birthday Wishes and hearts from Whimsical Woodland Set 1 stamp sets

The sentiments from Whimsical Woodland Set 4 finish things off together with some gel pen dotty doodling and stickles glitter glue.

I hope you'll join us in the challenge and as always there's a prize from Kim.

Have a lovely weekend,
Chris x

27 January 2018

Paperartsy NEW Zinski Art Stamps Release - Introductions

Hi everyone, if you've been watching the Paperartsy blog the last week or so you'll know that there's a very big release going on and tonight I've got some samples I did with Elena's (Zinski Art) newest stamps being released at the Creativeworld trade show in Frankfurt today.
If you've already been to the Paperartsy blog today you'll see that the posts are a little different than for previous releases and there are three posts in total one from the artist and one each from the helping designers so you may have already seen the fantastic art from Elena (Zinksi Art) and Corrie, fantastic and stamps samples if you go back before my post. It's been a real pleasure working with Elena's stamps, I love her quirky and humorous designs. 

I've chosen my favourite samples from those I made for the release which are below and of course the PaperArtsy blog has all this too plus a bit more on how I did the backgrounds etc.

Thanks for joining me tonight and have a lovely weekend.

Chris x

Zinski Art Set 20 (ZA20)

Zinski Art Set 21 (ZA21)

Zinski Art Set 22 (ZA22)

Zinski Art Set 23 (ZA23)

 Zini17 (ZN17) - Zini32 (ZN32)


19 January 2018

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 65 - Picture Inspiration

Hi everyone, hope you're well and looking forward to the weekend. It's challenge 65 at Paperbabe Stamps which this time has a picture inspiration.

 The Pantone colour of the year 2018 is ultra violet so I've used all my violet shades of pencils for this one.

I made up one of the Paper Angel Fibre Board Substrates using the plain digital paper angel included with the kit after colouring I stamped with small stamps from Whimsical Woodland Set 1 and Whimsical Woodland Set 4 .

I've embellished with gold pen doodles and heart from the kit which I coloured with the gold pen and covered in glossy accents for shine. Finally I added the chit chat stickers which seemed perfect to go with this beautiful angel. You get two angel sets in each pack which is great value and of course you could paint the substrate and stamp with the Paper Angel Stamp Set.

Back soon,
Chris x

11 December 2017

Paperartsy Blog Post - Topic 19 - Favourite things

Hi everyone, hope you're all well. I have a post on the Paperartsy blog tonight where the topic this fortnight is fave things. Very hard to contain my favourites I have to say :-D but I have added some products and techniques as well.

There are more photo's and info on the PA blog if you'd like a closer peek.

Chris x

27 November 2017

Paperartsy Blog Post - Topic 18: Torn, Ripped, Burnt

Hi everyone, I hope you're well! I have a post on the Paperartsy Blog tonight where I'm sharing my take on topic 18 which is ripped, torn, burnt. I've been playing with some cute JOFY 58 Snowman stamps from the winter release and Lutradur.

I used a gorgeous combination of Fresco Finish Chalk Paints in Lavender, South Pacific, Stone and Chalk and the images were watercoloured.

I have more photos and info about what I did on the Paperartsy blog if you'd like to see more.
Have a lovely evening.
Chris x