Friday 8 August 2014

Paperbabe summer blog hop!

Welcome to  the Paperbabe Stamps Summer Blog Hop featuring new stamps... Kim is Paperbabe's owner and designer and she's invited some of her stampy friends to play with some new stamp designs!

The new release includes "Folk Fabrique", "Doll Face", "Mayleedee Little Red", "Mayleedee Frost Fairy" and "Dillon Frost Sprite" which are available at Etsy and the WebShop.

Be sure to stop by PAPERBABE if you are just beginning the hop to see the endless possibilities with these new stamps and to leave your comments along the way... as there are some fabby prizes to be had! To celebrate there will be the ENTIRE release and a very special not yet released rubber stamp up for grabs to a very lucky winner! 

I've been playing with the lovely Folk Fabrique set and have three projects to share with you - all quite different from each other!

First up, of course I had to make a card. I experimented with stamping the peacock outline in a light coloured ink and then stamping the more solid coloured shapes. I liked the result but then hit on an even "cleaner" way to use the outline - I stamped in black on a sheet of paper and then put it on a lightbox with my cardstock over the top. Hey presto - visible outline to guide the solid stamps but no actual marks on the cardstock! Of course, I did my own thing a bit, extending some of the tail feathers and adding an extra little flourish at the side. Thats one of the beauties of stamps like these - infinite possibilities!

I used a Spica glitter pen to add the lighter turquoise colours so there's some sparkle, too.

The elegant little sprigs looked perfect for a bit of faux cloisonne to me so my second project is a pendant made with three layers of black UTEE, Perfect Pearls in Sour Apple and Blue Raspberry and a bit of gold ink. I finished off with a layer of Triple Thick (I find it better that Glossy Accents over an embossing enamel surface).

The base is a simple chipboard shape cut with a steel rule die and hole punched with a Crop-a- Dile. Scrap mountboard is perfect for this kind of thing and can often be obtained very cheaply or even for nothing if you catch your local framing shop in the right mood - just ask if they have any spare offcuts.

And finally I couldn't resist taking the name of the set at face value and stamping on fabric. Lots of the stamps in the set lend themselves to pattern building - I chose the lotus flower and made a lavendar bag (it could just as easily be a little gift bag though - you could make a faux cloisonne pendant and pop it inside!). 

I used a Memento marker to shade the inner part of each petal just slightly and finished with a row of gold dimensional paint dots across the middle row.

From here, the next stop along the way is the talented Kim Dellow.  

If you didn't "begin at the beginning" and you'd like to see what everyone else has been up to, here's where you want to be to follow the hop:

Kim Costello
Chris (DT)
Kerrie (DT)
Lady (DT)  
Delphine (DT)
Jackie (DT)  
Joanne (you are here!)  
Kim Dellow
Paperbabe Stamps 

Thanks for joining us! Winners will be announced on the Paperbabe Blog on the 15th when the newest challenge will also be starting! You have until the 13th to hop along leaving comments for the chance to win!


Kim Costello said...

Joanne you have blown me away with your outstanding designs. WOW, using the lightbox was a brilliant idea, and yes the little feathers are great for adding even more to the tail. The cloisonne pendant is stunning, and the lavender bag is so inspired so clever, I think I need to have a good play with these stamps again. Thank you so much for taking part, it's all beautiful. HuGs Kim x

Kath said...

What gorgeous projects. I like them all. Hard to choose a favourite.

steffi said...

Wow! Amazing projects - I just love the pendant you've made :o)

kraftyplannergurl said...

oh wow such stunning projects love them all so inspiring

thank you for taking part in the HOP

Hugs Kerrie x

kindra said...

Gorgeous projects- love the colors on the card!

Lorraine said...

beautiful restful colours and that pendant is superb

TangledBlueRose said...

So many possibilities! Thanks for sharing so much, very inspirational! Have a great day!~kim

Alittleshabbychic said...

I totally love all your projects they are so beautiful, hugs Tricia xxx

Melissa (Dollipop Productions) said...

So much talent from this hop... amazing at what you can do with an image! Tfs! Melissa(Dollipop Productions)

Karen Petitt said...

WOW! Which one to talk about first? I love your UTEE pendant - gorgeous colours and so very pretty! The bag is fabulous and stamping onto fabric is something I want to try and, finally, a very beautiful CAS card - love all of this! Thank you for sharing Karen x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous work! You have made three very inspiring projects, I love how you use your stamps not just on paper! Hugs Delphine xx

Kathy said...

wow! What stunning creations - I love the way you use your stamps with so many different types of media and to create so many different projects

Unknown said...

Three totally different and totally awesome looks you clever thing you! I am coming round your house to steal that pendant!

Chris said...

Fabulous projects Joanne, I just adore the variety of ways you've used the stamps, so inspiring and if Katy doesn't get the pendant I want it :-D Chris x

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, gorgeous! All your projects are lovely. Just love the whole set!

Kimberly said...

Oh i just love the colours...super fabulous. Great ideas to use our stamps...tfs

Lady said...

Beautiful and very the way you've not using the stamps not only on paper....hugs

Jackie C said...

Simply stunning!!
Hugs, Jackie

Tina Chianna said...

oh wow,,, how inspirational... amazing work, love it x

Sue said...

WOW! Such stunning creations. I love the designs you have made with those fabulous images and the colours are so beautiful.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Fab projects Joanne, love them all x

Tracy Welham said...

I love the clean look to your card, and the necklace and bag are so pretty

Hazel said...

Gorgeous crafting, Joanne. x

Scrapmate said...

A varied selection of projects all equally fab. I love the first card which does benefit from not having lines. The fabric stamping is lovely too.