Friday, 29 July 2016

Paperbabe Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the Paperbabe blog hop! It's Paperbabe Stamps third Anniversary month and we are here today to share the NEW Paperbabe Stamps JULY 2016 release with you! I loved working with these adorable stamps and I placed my characters right into their own story with my altered book project - more details and pics follow the hop information.
Four new mini stamp sets and three new substrate kits will be available to purchase on July 30th. You will find all the new products HERE once they go live. 

To add extra fun to our blog hop...Paperbabe are offering up some fantastic prizes! 
Not one but TWO prizes:
The Paperbabe Stamps entire July's release and
a £25 gift to choose what you like in the Paperbabe Stamps online store.

Here are the details:
  • Two winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances of winning.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Sunday, 31st July to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Monday, 1st August to see if you are one of our lucky winners.
Here are the great designers Kim asked to join in our birthday hop...

Katy - YOU ARE HERE

I hope you enjoy our fun hop!

For my piece I cut a niche in an old book before gluing the pages together (you can glue them all in one go by applying a generous coat of gel medium to the edges and clamping them together). The book has a wash of cream paint to knock back the text and some green stencilled detail. 

I used the laser cut substrates to make my little critters - I loved using these and the end result is fab, with so much more dimension than cut out stamped images. I undercoated them with chalk paint and used a variety of Archival inkpads to build up the stamping. I added details with coloured pencil, a white gel pen and a black fineline pen.

My tree die cut is sprayed with Distress Spray Stains and has little leaves and flowers added. I stamped the quote and freehand cut it into a speech bubble to add to the whimsical effect.

Finally I added some detail to the facing page with stamped fox and painted MDF word, also from Paperbabe.

LOVE these new products and I hope you do too. Good luck in the giveaway and enjoy the rest of today's hop.

Katy x

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work, a super cute idea

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  2. WOW Katy I am so inspired by your project, those animals look like they belong in the book what an amazing piece, Thank you so much <3 all the details I could look at this all day.

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  3. Fabulous project Katy, I absolutely love your idea of putting these gorgeous animals into a story book...inspired! xxx

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  4. Just brill Katy !! I have never tries cutting into a book, but really want to give this a go !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  5. This is a lovely idea. Those animals look right at home in that niche! Fab! x

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  6. This is really a bright idea! I love how pretty these animals look inside the book!

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  7. Love this, so different!!! xx

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  8. I love that you cut the niche for the gorgeous little woodland animals, they look great in there. The fox is absolutely adorable!

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  9. Oh, Katy, what a fantastic little scene you've made on the book pages. I've always wanted to try something like that. The animals are just so cute aren't they :)
    Bejay x

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  10. Interesting and Inspirational. Wonderful project. Love the dimension and cute scene.

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  11. Fabulous scene! Reminds me of a Walt Disney film...

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  12. Awesome book pages - the stamps are perfect for this!

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  13. What a genius idea, so creative and a true inspiration..!

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  14. Hi Katy
    Love what you have done, what a great idea X X X

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  15. OMGoodness, your altered book is amazing! I have never seen anything like this before! Gorgeous! Loving these cute new stamps!

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  16. Beautiful scene you created in this awesome altered book project! Love these sweet critters and the dimension and details in this lovely creation!

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  17. Wow how creative are you
    I love this book idea and not in a million years would I have thought of doing this..or anything like this. Thankyou so much for the inspiration

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  18. wow! wow! wow! amazing!
    love it!

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  19. OMGee! Katy did is fabulous, marvellous and so beautiful! I love how you have used Kim's new stamps and the substrates too. I have to sell some old stamps to buy some new stamps lol! I love this beautiful artistic project you have created Karen x

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  20. WOW! You did an awesome job love picture books!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  21. I've always wanted to do an altered book like this... If I ever do, I only hope it turns out at least half as beautiful as yours. It's fantastic!!

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  22. This is fantastic!! I LOVE what you have done!! Delphine xx

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  23. I love it! What a fab book scene!

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