Friday, 29 July 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Blog Hop!

It's Paperbabe Stamps third Anniversary month and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paperbabe Stamps JULY 2016 release with you! 

FOUR new mini stamp sets and Three new substrate kits will be available to purchase on July 30th. You will find our new products HERE once they go live. 

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
Two prizes - 
The Paperbabe Stamps entire July's release and
a £25 gift voucher 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) 
  • 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.

Kim has asked some great designers to join in our birthday hop...

I hope you enjoy our fun hop!
I have used the fabulous animals in a 3D scene today.....
I had that 'whistle while you work' thing in my head... a whimsy girl helped out by her woodland creature friends whilst she hangs the washing out!!!
The animals were stamped, cut out and then glued to the corresponding MDF shaped pieces. Nice and chunky for that 3D look!
The hearts and the 'smile' word are also MDF shapes, attached to wires to add that extra bit of detail.
I drew a whimsygirl, and added her into the scene. I think she rather likes her critter friends!
Your next stop along the way is the amazingly talented Kim Dellow!
Have fun, and good luck!
Trish xxx 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Just Breathe....

3 posts in three days.. must be some kind of record :)

My new series of rubber stamps has just launched over in my Etsy shop, so I thought I would share a couple of examples of art created with them!
The first is a little 3D creation, another StarTrishdesign/Rubber Dance collaboration!


I coloured WhimsyGirl 3 in soft pastel shades, but kept the Rubber Dance flowers black and white. I think the flowers look stunning without colour, and add a pefect backdrop... is she dancing through the daisies?!

My second creation featured another Whimsygirl, this one is Whimsygirl4. Very pink and summery I thought!

Her pink hair and dress are echoed in the mainly pink, smeared paint background!

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Trish xxx

StarTrish Design Stamp shop HERE
Rubber Dance Stamp shop HERE

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Live your dream Wordgirl!

Today I'm sharing another Rubber Dance/Startrish Design collaboration!
Bibi from Rubber Dance has also created some fabulous projects.... here a little look:

You'll find more projects, and more information on how to buy this amazing Textured Flowers stamp set (along with many more fabulous designs!) over on her blog HERE!

My project today features another girl from my WordGirl series 'Live Your Dream- Wordgirl4

I chopped off the bigger flower she was holding (in case you were wondering!), and glued on a smaller daisy from the Textured Flowers plate by Rubber Dance.

 The frame holds another painty background, all the stamping on this is also from the same Rubber Dance plate.... which is why I love it, so versatile!

I took the leaves from the plate and stamped them 4 times onto a scrap of painty card, cut them out and turned them into a butterfly!

I think it works well :)

Check back tomorrow..... there will be a sneak preview of my NEW WhimsyGirl series!!
Have a lovely day
Trish xx

StarTrish Design stamp shop HERE
Rubber Dance Stamp shop HERE

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

More girls!

Things got busy :)
I really REALLY meant to do more posts with art work to show off my Whimsy Girls!

Anyhoo... I'm here now!
Bibi from the amazing Rubber Dance stamp company and I have decided to do a little collaboration. I've created a few art pieces using my stamps alongside THIS fabulous plate from Rubber Dance! My girls will be appearing on some Bibi created, Rubber Dance art soon!
Here is the first creation:

As ever, there is a smeared, messy paint background involved! If you've ever wondered how to do these, I've made videos :) Check out the links on the tab under the banner at the top of the blog!
The fabulous flowers were put onto the background using the stamped tissue technique...

The line drawing style just goes so well with the girls!

My 'Make A Wish' Wordgirl4 was actually given a sensible hair colour for once! Don't know quite what happened there!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Trish/Rubber Dance creation!

StarTrishdesign Stamp shop HERE
Rubber Dance Stamp shop HERE

Love Trish xx

Friday, 1 July 2016

And breathe.... :)

I have a special announcement :)
Regular viewers here may notice the old blog has had a bit of a makeover.... why?

Today I am launching my first ever range of rubber stamps!

It's very very scary, but also a bit exciting too! As you all know, I've been addicted to rubber (stamps!) for hundreds of years :) I thought it was about time I actually stopped thinking about creating my own, and actually DID something!
So, my range of whimsical girl stamps is launched today! I'm launching the first 5 in the Wordgirl series first :) There will be lots more to follow....
The Wordgirls are my hand drawn whimsy girls that you may have seen over the past couple of years, all with a zentangle-y phrase in their dresses. My 'poster girl' is below..... she seems to sum up today for me!

The stamps are unmounted, deep etched red rubber, and are a nice chunky size (round about 6cm by 12cm depending on the design) Perfect for Art Journalling, putting on canvases or any other kind of art panel.
Speaking of art panels....

Just another example of art work I've created with the girls, there will be lots more from both me and some talented friends over the next few days!

My stamps are now available to buy over on Etsy HERE. They cost £6.99 each (not including shipping)

I think I need a lie down in a dark room........

Love Trish xx