Saturday, 16 February 2013

New Awesome Stamps from PaperArtsy

This is a bit of an epic blog post, so if you have time, have a cuppa and a sandwich to hand!

PaperArtsy have been very busy lately making new stamps for their launch at Birmingham's Hobby + Stitch show this weekend.

I'm super excited to show you a sneaky peek of their awesome new stamps which are so versatile and perfect for art journaling as well as lots of other crafty projects.

This stamp set comes under the new EclecTica3 line. This line of stamps has different stamp sets done by different guest designers. The guest designer's stamps I've used here is the hugely talented Sara Naumann and boy are they great! Right up my street for sure.

I couldn't believe my luck when Leandra sent me the whole set, I did a little dance (lying, huge dance!), and got to work straight away!  However I only had a few hours to make as many projects as I could and send them back to PaperArtsy HQ to be taken to Birmingham this weekend.

So here are my 4 projects I made below. The first is a painty journal page.

Project No. 1 A Painty Journal page, "Art Journal = Journey"

The background is all PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalky acrylic paints (perfect for stamping on.). They are: Honey Dew, Beach Hut, South Pacific, Inky Pool, Snowflake & Little Black Dress.

The stamp sets I have used on this project are ESN01, ESN02, ESN03, ESN04, ESN06, ESN08 (sorry no links yet, but they will be available soon on the PaperArtsy website) and Ink and the Dog, Man of Numbers Plate 1.

I used Ranger's Big n Juicy Happy Birthday ink pad on the "art journal = journey" words and Archival black ink on the "anything is possible" stamp. I used Broken China Distress Ink for the numbers from the Ink and the dog stamp set, and I used gold distress stain on the graph lines.
I edged the whole page with Black Soot DI and finished it off with black paint on the very edge. 

The dark black lines around the words are achieved by using a water soluble black pencil and a water pen. I love the way the lines cross over each other at the end of the words.

Project No. 2 A Painty Tag, "Play + Experiment"

Again the background is all Fresco Finish acrylic paints, Beach Hut, Inky Pool, South Pacific, Smoked Paprika, Snowflake & Little Black Dress.

The stamp sets I have used on this project are ESN02, ESN04, ESN05, ESN07, ESN08. Also used the paint splat stamp MIN 57 and the crowded circles stamp MIN 41. Love all those MINI stamp sets, cheap as chips and great designs.

I've used black Archival Ink (words & paint splats), gold Distress Stain (text stamp) and Big n Juicy, Happy Birthday ink pad (crowded circles and the film strip stamp). I think I'm addicted to the Big n Juicy ink pads, but they've gone and discontinued them! Typical. I only have the two ink pads too, but I'd love to find the other ones!

Project No. 3 Inky Journal Page, "story time = adventure"

For the background of this journal page I used Dylusions inks, London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise. I just love those bright colours! As you know I'm all about the layers, I love that feeling that the depth of layers always gives you, it's that sense of what's on top of what and what came first. It makes it much more interesting to look at. 

The stamps I used for this project are ESN02, ESN03, ESN05, ESN08 and Hot Picks HPXT01EZ (lines stamp), Hot Picks HP1004EZ (birdcage stamp). 

I've used 2 Crafter's Workshop stencils here, they are: Pointed Circles & Circle Grid. I used the Fresco Finish paints through the stencils.  I used Pea Coat (opaque) and Inky Pool (translucent), love the translucent pointy circles!
I used Mustard Seed DI for the text stamp. and brushed over Very Berry Fresco Finish paint, here and there, over the top of the page when I was finished.

The words are coloured with Dylusions inks in water pens, I used Bubblegum Pink, Sunset Orange, and Pure Sunshine and blended them into each other. They look so vibrant, I love the contrast between the the cool blue's and the hot pink & yellow colours! I edged the journal page with black ink and paint again.

Project No. 4 An inky Tag, "The reason is simple, the reason is Art"

The background is Bubblegum Pink and Sunset Orange Dylusions ink. I love that hit of colour, it's so much more vibrant with the naked eye, the photo's never really give you that sense of the rich colour on here.

The stamps I used for this tag are all the new ones ESN01, ESN04, ESN07, and I whipped out the sewing machine for this one. I love leaving the straggly ends of the threads! (Kate Crane started me off appreciating this little messy tip!)

Wow, well that concludes the epicness of this humongous blog post today, I hope you have survived without  having to read stamp catalogue numbers overload!??

I've been so lucky to have a play with these stamps before they have gone on sale and I can safely say I'll be using these stamps forever because I love them so much! Thank you Leandra and Sara Naumann for making these brilliant stamps. I'm positive you're going to see many more of these stamps appearing in my projects in the future.

It's a fantastically sunny Saturday and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Michelle x


Helen said...

Fantastic work, Michelle, absolutely love the bright bold colours and amazing stamps - I am going to be SO broke!!!

patcrafts said...

Oh stunning work Michelle and just love those stamps,think I might have to go back to supply teaching lol, the job that paid for my addiction!xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are fantastic projects in wonderful colors.

butterfly said...

Completely amazing, Michelle - you are the painty inky goddess!! Can't believe how cool the vivid pink/yellow words look against the bluesy background of your journal page, and the painty texture on the first page and tag is fabulous... Love what you've done with these!
Alison xx

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous vibrant designs Michelle, love them all. These stamps are certainly going to be a staple in my stash. xx

Darcy said...

Fabulous samples, you did an awesome job in such a short time. love the zingy colours and all the layers, just love peering beyond the top layer to see what's underneath.

Sue C said...

Fantastic projects Michelle ! I love all the bright colours together, simply gorgeous ! Sue C x

Anonymous said...

Wow, I LOVE every one of these, they are SOOOOOO gorgeous!!!

craftimamma said...

Every single project is wonderful Michelle. Brilliant use of all the stamps and such fabulous colours too.

Lesley Xx

Marijke said...

You were right on FB, these projects are just awesome, love them

Redanne said...

Hi Michelle, you have really shown these stamps off to their best advantage! The words are amazing and will be so versatile to have in the old crafty stash..... Hugs, Anne x

Karin said...

fabulous creations, love the stamps!

Yours Artfully said...

Wow Michelle, I can't believe you made all those in just a few hours....super speedy or what!!!They are all beautiful, so vibrant and yet each one is a different style....clever girl.


catherine said...

Everything looks so fantastic Michelle. Loving all the colours
x catherine

Sandra Hall said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy Michelle. x x x Oh and how lucky are you to get those stamps! x x x

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chrissies said...

Terrific projects. The colours and the stamps go so well together.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog

Love Chrissie xxx

Nan G said...

Fab projects! Absolutely love these new stamps and sssoooo have to have them!

Kezzy said...

WOW WOW WOW your creations are amazing, I have sent you an email regarding where you can still find Big and Juicy, I have all of them now but still haven't used them much, but seeing your creations I need to lol. I love how you have cool colours then a really vibrant hit you in the face colours, stunning. The tag in the end is gorgeous, the colours are awesome, you say it's bubblegum and sunset dylusion sprays, but how did you get the red bit? is it where they overlap? how do you get them to blend so well? Ok I better stop asking questions and waffling lol.
Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful artsy work, love all your colourful backgrounds. Thanks for stopping by my blog, as you gave me a chance to find yours :) Happy Weekend, Shirley

Gaby Bee said...

I'm impressed with this eye catching explosion of color. Love every single project, Michelle!


Jackie said...

Fab pieces. I love the vibrant colours and how you have used the new Eclectica stamps. They look fab.
Thanks for popping by and for becoming a follower. I have reciprocated!

Deborah said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, Michelle. I love your art too and have been a follower of yours for a while. I am really loving the samples you have been making for PA. Leandra certainly knows talent when she sees it!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hunny I adore your work,gosh love the stamps,and the colours,textures so much detail,bless you for taking the time to,pop over and follow my blog,gosh so chuffed hun really means so much to me,hope to see more of your stunning art work Hun,sure have had fun,looking around your blog,see you soon,love hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww!! These are all gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors!! Thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower ... I'm one of yours now too! :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! Each one is more FABULOUS than the next! Wish I could see them in person because I KNOW the colors are even more vibrant! LOVE your style!

Pat said...

Hi Michelle,

Just popped over to take a look at your blog, some great projects here, beautiful colours, lovely tags. Thought I would return the compliment and join your followers.

Pat xx

Dawn said...

These stamps look wonderful. I also LOVE your choice of inks & paint I am a big fan of both.

Welcome to my blog by the way, followers and inky friends are always welcome. I'll stick you in my side bar so I can keep up with your inky/painty goings on.

Your journal page would fit lovely into my monthly journal challenge if you would like to add it (just sayin') Love Dawn xx

ALI said...

They look like lovely stamps and you have made some great projects with them.

Tedz said...

Hello Michelle, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - I have just joined yours and found some glorious colour creations you have done with Dylusions. You have inspired me to have another play with my set. Pauline xx

Ella said...

Hi Michelle!
I love how vibrant n' fun your are work is~ oooh, I so want to play, seeing what you have done!

:D so nice of you to visit me~
You made my day! :D

Barb King said...

Thanks so much, Michelle, for your kind comments and for following me. Your work is fantastic, I love all the vibrant colors on the tags. Those new stamps look great. I'm your 199th follower! Look forward to seeing all of your creativity! Barb

inkypinkycraft said...

Great makes buddy! Youbhave used the stamps beautifully..have fun with them they're great and I know you will...trace x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous projects, great colors and designs! Love your blog!!! Sign me up...oh I just did:) Have a great Monday!

gayle said...

Loving those text stamps! Fab colours too, great job!

pearshapedcrafting said...

More money to be spent I see! I love the bright colours of the Happy Birthday ink against your background on your first journal page but for me those gorgeous blues and turquoises on the second journal page are just lush!!! Thank you for following me and for your lovely comments - I'm signing up to follow you as I don't want to miss a thing - if looking back through your posts is anything to go by!! Chrisx

Sandy said...

You put a big smile on my face Michelle and you inspire me like crazy!!

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