Monday, 25 March 2019

2019 #4 Tick Tock: Time for Love with ESN {by Kate Yetter}

2019 Topic 4: Tick Tock


Ohh it's really nice to see Kate making something for the wall, and this has a celebratory purpose at heart too. Sara's stamp fit the bill perfectly ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Kate (https://kateyetter.com/) with you today, and I'd like to share with you an altered clock.

I wanted to create something for our family gallery that would commemorate the year that hubby and I got married. We just replaced our wall clock and I saved the old one thinking it would make a great project. When this topic presented itself I knew it would be perfect for these love themed stamps. 


I enjoyed creating this clock but wish I had kept the clock works intact. The clock still worked but in my hurry to alter it I tore out the mechanism. But that's ok because I still achieved my goal of creating a love themed piece of art.


I put down a piece of brown tissue paper in the background allowing some transparency. I had a lot of fun stamping and using my infusions.




I added some sparkle by embossing in the background.



More embossing and I cut out the stamped images to act as embellishments.


I used my Fresco Finish paints and black gesso to create a rusty patina look to the wooden clock.



I decided to put the clock hands back on even though they were not working.


Don't forget to save your old clocks and turn them into a piece of art/shadow box. If they are still working make sure you take out the mechanism properly so your work of art serves a purpose besides looking pretty. I hope you will give this a try.

Kate Yetter

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Sunday, 24 March 2019

2019 Topic #4 Tick Tock

 2019 Topic 4: Tick Tock


Keren here, with our next topic: Tick Tock. There are so many avenues we can go down with this theme; from literal to artistic and even surrealism.
Let's kick this off with a stunning exhibition that Emmanuelle Moureaux produced. It was all about representing the passing of time. He used 120,000 paper numerals and symbols that you pass through, just like time.


Representation of time is taken to another level by artist Agnes Boulloche. Look at all the details and the magical world she creates.


You may prefer to be inspired by a more literal representation of tick tock; I can imagine this clock recreated as an acrylic pour or a multi pulled print using a gel plate.

Perhaps you remember the trend for all things 'clock parts' a while back? This artist has created an incredible time piece with such a high level of skill and intricacy.


If you're going to create, there's nothing better than spending some time with a book! I love how they've designed it so simply and beautifully.


This next piece of art is entitled 'Tick Tock' and there is so much you can read into it. Notice all of those gorgeous textured cogs and wheels.


This journal incorporates a clock. Journals often record memories or thoughts at a particular time so this pretty project is doubly perfect.


Maybe you want to explore what time means to you and your family or friends? Think about different generational connections and how precious time is between them.


The sands of time and measuring time or time running out is perfectly represented by the hourglass. This is a stylish version that incorporates magnetism.


Perhaps you'd like to devise a project that is a social commentary too? This is about the destruction of time. There are so many ways that our modern lives both waste and destroy time.


I thought this next ATC piece incorporated so many themes and representations of 'tick tock' and does it in an utterly beautiful way.


Don't forget about the different elements in the theme. These cleverly curated earrings are a wonderful example of recycling. Something that I wish we could do with time itself!


Inger Harding has produced such a delicate ethereal version of the Altered Clock. She's taken a Christmas theme which is often a time that we try and immortalise in our memories or encapsulate in photographs.


I'm so glad you've spared the time to get to this point. I thought I'd leave you with a last quick look at a piece on the theme of play time. We often speak of playing as creatives and the process of art can feel like play.


We really hope that you've loved spending time browsing through our 'tick tock' examples and it inspires you to invest a little of your own time creating a piece linked with our 4th topic. There are some further tick tock ideas on this Pinterest page.

You're going to love the projects we have coming up for this topic. We are not doing the linked challenge  for 2019, so if you want to create along with us and this topic, please share on our social feeds so we can see what you get up to. The best places are Instagram @paperartsy or post in PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world! 

Saturday, 23 March 2019

NEW PaperArtsy Products: March 2019 {Zinski Art}

  Zinski Art
March 2019 New Product Announcement

A note from Leandra:
We wind up this spring series of releases with a wonderful set of 3 stamps from Elena. I know she has a growing fan base, and I think these stamps are going to really hit the spot! Like everything  she does, they work so well with all her previous designs, and Lauren has had an absolute ball bringing them to life in her inimitable manner! Read on and enjoy!

Hi everyone, Lauren here

I'm excited to share with you Elena's newest release for PaperArtsy. 3 fabulous 'house' themed stamps I know you are all going to want to add to your collection! I want to live in ALL the houses quite frankly.... and when you see how fabulous they are, YOU will TOO!


Here's Elena to say a few words about her inspiration behind the stamps...
Hello lovely peoples, Elena here. These houses began as doodles in my journal thinking about what perfect little world the zini's would like to live, I wanted lots of squiggly detail for two reasons, 1. to be able to use lots of colours 2. so that they would look great simply stamped onto colourful, patterned backgrounds without using colour. They're tall, skinny and wobbly so would look great as single houses on tall narrow greeting cards or in journal pages all in a row. I'll hand you back to Lauren to explain all her fabulous cards in the examples below! ~ Elena

Let's start with some ideas with each of the new products.

  New Stamps
Price: RRP £18.74 +VAT
Size:5" x 6" (13 x16.5cm)
All stamps are individually trimmed onto cling foam, presented in a clear hanging bag
with a laminated storage/index sheet.

  
Zinski Art Set 39 (ZA39)


I think this house with its gorgeous glass roof is almost mystical! I had a great time glossing the roof and it would look really lovely with a touch of glitter too. This house can easily be cut into smaller sections, which makes it even MORE versatile...! Oodles of fun!


How cool does this row of houses look just stamped in blue ink? Dress 'em up or dress 'em down, they are just amazing! I really want to do a card where all the houses are coloured in shades of blue. I teamed the Zinski houses with Hot Picks HP1601EZ, which has some great house and home-related stamps too. I know I say it every time but I love the way the collections all work together.

Zinski Art Set 40 (ZA40)


....the flower just grew and GREW! I always love pulling the different images apart and using bits from here and there to create new stuff. There are always loads of amazing elements that will multi-task for you, adding value and versatility to each set of stamps you buy.


This house is one of my favourites! I think it's so sweet! A dab of Glossy Accents on the windows makes it ping! 

Zinski Art Set 41 (ZA41)



Love a mash up and this is a mix of past Zinski's, Hot Picks, Courtney's new stamps AND one of Elena's lovely houses. There are no limits! That roof makes an amazing hat (just saying!). It's always great when stamps work across all genres. Whether you want to go mixed media or pared back clean and simple! It would be so easy to cut this stamp down into two or three separate little houses too... 

Whooo Lives in a House Like This?


I've made a cute little panel based on an idea for a journal page. I just love the cheeky flower and the idea of the owl having a house a house in the tree. It was so easy to do using Distress Inks through a new JoFY stencil for the swirly sky and then my Copic Markers to colour the stamped elements. 


I used the windows from one of the houses and the owl just tucks neatly behind the treetop. You could put a speech bubble or a sentiment if you wanted to turn it into a card.  

Old Friends


I've made a card for Easter using some of Elena's older stamps with the latest release. Here's one of those cheeky owls peeking out from behind the tree...


I used the roof from one of the houses to the make a flower pot. The little bunny rabbit is made from the flower in ZA40. I just cut off the extra petals, coloured him in brown and added eyes. The eggs and tulips are from ZA27.

A Home is a Castle

  
I made this sample as a moving in card using the roof and crown from ZA40. That roof is jolly handy as a flower pot AND would make a great cupcake case too! In fact the treetops from ZA39 look a little bit like icing too....

For this one I did the colouring with another favourite medium, Inktense Pencils. The intense colours marry really nicely with Elena's strong designs and with my beloved Fresco Finish Paints. The flower looks delighted with her crown, don't you think! She would be great on a Birthday Card or "Queen for a day" type gift card. A bit of a Princess? Maybe... You decide! I think if you cut her petals off (ouch!) and coloured her green she would make a great frog prince or princess too! (Ribbit!)

Shine Bright!


I LOVE this! I used Emma Godfrey's stamp set EEG20 to make a night time scene for this gorgeous house with a glass roof. Very quick to make with a bit of Distress Ink for the background and the image coloured with Copic Markers.


I heat embossed the stars and sentiment before adding a little bit of lace for the fence and sewing around with my sewing machine. I thought the stitching looked like a light pull so I added a little bead to add to that effect. I think this would make a great little journal page or card.

The House on the Hill

Oh! I had SO MUCH FUN with this! I've used JoFY's mushroom stamp (JoFY61) for the hill here. The stripe makes a perfect path up to the most beautiful house EVER! And just look what's on the washing line! I had a ball finding the little elements to make this beautiful scene. It's all there for you in the stamp sets. All I had to do was pull out the bits I needed to make the magic happen...


I love the way the elements work together and, though the tulips are a little fiddly to cut out, the effort was completely worth it! A bead here and a touch of glitter there add just the right amount of oomph! Who wouldn't want to live here? I certainly do....

Your Crazy is Showing


I adore the owls and this cute little potato man! The treetop makes a lovely potted Topiary and there's our owl again looking slightly bonkers. Each character has so many amazing little details you can use to build and personalise a scene! I don't see how you could ever run out of new ideas for things to make.


A bit of stencilling, a gelli print and some very easy colouring in and cutting out is all it took to make this little piece. The obligatory gloss glaze to make things pop and add dimension finishes things off nicely. Have you noticed the leaves on Potato Man's hands and feet look a little bit like toothy grins. Now I wonder what you could do with that.... 

Thanks for joining us again, Lauren
  
I always love everything Lauren does with my stamps and she's done it yet again, no surprise there. She proves just how versatile they can be if you think outside the box :)

I hope you love these wibbly houses and have fun using them.

Elena

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Australia
Art and Soul Studio, Burrum Heads, Queensland www.artandsoulstudio.com.au
Arts and Craft Supply, Frenchs Forest, NSW https://artsandcraftsupply.shop  
Auzz Trinkets and Crafts, Calamvale, Queensland https://atcraft.com.au/
Bella Paperie, Brendale, Queensland, www.bellapaperie.net.au

Bev's Cross Crafts, Spreyton, Tasmania https://www.bevscrosscrafts.com.au/
Crafters Cupboard, Berwick, Victoria www.crafterscupboard.com.au
Scrap Matrix, Port Elliot, South Australia http://scrapmatrix.com/
The Thread Studio, 6 Smith Street, Perth http://www.thethreadstudio.com/

Time To Create, Modanville, NSW www.timetocreate.com.au

Austria
CP Marketingservices Gmbh, Wilhering, Upper Austria,office@cpmarketing.at

Belgium
Cart N Scrap Art, Antwerp, cartnscrap@gmail.com
Cotrain, Kontich, www.cotrain.be

Expression Hobby, Marcinelle www.expressionhobby.be

Canada
Emerald Creek, Clagary, Alberta, https://emeraldcreek.ca/

Scrapbook Centrale, Dollard Des Ormeaux, Quebec www.scrapbookcentrale.ca
Treasured Memories, Duncan,BC www.treasuredmemoriesscrapbooking.ca
Simply Scrapbooking, Prince George, BC https://www.facebook.com/simplyscrapbooking/
Scrap Addicts, Edmonton, Alberta https://www.scrapaddicts.ca/
Scrap and Bean, Edmonton, Alberta http://scrapandbean.com/
The Paper & ink Boutique, Calgary, Alberta https://www.paperandinkboutique.com/

Czech Republic
Hurapapir, Brno https://www.hurapapir.cz/

Denmark
Hobbyboden Scrapworld Samso www.hobbyboden.dk
Papir Ulven, Lejre www.papirulven.dk
Three Scoops Design, Frederiksberg, www.threescoops.dk

Finland
Käsitellen, Lempäälä, https://www.kasitellen.fi/
Piia Takalo, Kittila, www.piiapaper.com/fi

France
Eirl Bancon Cartoscrap, Midi Pyrenees, https://www.cartoscrap.com/blog/
Horizon Creatif, Ste Jalle h.creatif@gmail.com
Katzelkraft, Ingwiller http://www.katzelkraft.fr/en/
Kerglaz, Basse Goulaine, https://www.kerglaz.com/  
Kerudoc Creation, St Yvi www.kerudoccreation.com
Quartier Serre Teston, Ste Jalle, hcreatif@gmail.com
Scrapo'naturel, Tourville La Riviere, www.scraponaturel.fr/livraison 
Toutencolle, Dun sur Avon www.toutencolle.fr

Germany
Paperbasics, Hessen, www.paperbasics.de
Stempelbar, Berlin, www.stempelbar.de
Stempeloase Munich, Munich www.stempeloase.de
Stempelfee Shop, Hilden www.stempelfee-shop.de
Stempellaedle, Stuttgart, www.stempellaedle.de/shop

Greece
Scraps N Pieces, Kallithea www.scrapsnpieces.gr

Italy
Immagine SAS di Rapaccini, Rome, www.immaginelab.com
Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle, Torino, clelia27@liberio.it
Marte Savona, Savona, www.martesavona.it
L'artistica Glo, Cinisello B (Mi), www.artisticaglo.it 
Piccole Passioni, Siena, www.piccolepassioni.it
 
Japan
Tiny Dots, Funabashi-shi, Chiba www.facebook.com/TinyDots

Netherlands
Creafine, Papendrecht www.creafine.nl
Creatotaal, Barendrecht, www.creatotaal.nl
De Hobbystudio, Genemuiden, www.dehobbystudio.com
De Scrapheap, Sprang-Capelle, https://www.descrapheap.nl/ 
Doe@ding,Spijkenisse https://doeading.nl/
Hobbidee Breda, Noord-Brabant, www.hobbidee-breda.nl
Hobbycompleet de Duif, Leeuwarden www.hobbycompleet.nl
Kimya Verpakleingen, Arkel, https://kimya.nl/
Scrap & Co, Klarenbeek www.scrap-co.nl
Scrapbookdepot, Uitgeest, www.scrapbookdepot.nl
Stampingcorner, Capelle Aan Den Ijssel www.stampingcorner.nl
The Stamping Cottage, Schaijk www.thestampingcottage.nl

New Zealand
Art of Craft, Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, www.artofcraft.co.nz

Norway
Hobbygarasjen, Kopervik, www.Hobbygarasjen.no
Hobbykunst, Rasta, www.hobbykunst-norge.no
Scrapbookengros AS, Kleppe www.hobbylageret.no

Spain
Arts & Crafts, Barcelona, pebdesign@hotmail.es
Cien por Cien Manualidades, S.L., Bizkaia, Catalunya,  www.100x100manualidades.es
Endulze & Crista S.L, Navarra, endulze@gmail.com
Ideas 10 Manualidades Y Scrapbook, Bilbao https://ideas10manualidades.com/
Marakiscrap, Tarragona, www.marakiscrap.com
MundoMint, Sabadell, Barcelona, www.mundomint.es
Scrap & Papers Experiences, Barcelona, Info@casonadequintana.com

Scraphouse S.L. Barcelona www.scraphouseshop.es
The Paradise Corner, Barcelona, www.facebook.com/theparadisecorner 
Endulze & Crista S.L., Pamplona, Navarra, www.endulze.com 

South Africa

Kcraft Imports Ltd, Centurion, www.kcraft.co.za
Stencil Art, Gauteng, www.stencil-art.co.za 

Sweden
Butik Elva, Staffanstorp, https://www.butikelva.se/
HC Design, Svedala, www.hcdesign.nu

Switzerland
KRL and Co, Payerne, http://www.krlandco.com/en/

Taiwan
Mandy's Cards, Taipei www.facebook.com/mandy.card

United Kingdom
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, http://www.atripdownmemorylane.co.uk
Abermaw Quilting & Crafting, Gwynedd, Wales ph 07818556758
Aldridge Crafts, Attleborough, Norfolk www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk
Amelia's Creative Crafts, Studley, Warwickshire  www.ameliascreativecrafts.co.uk
Art from the Heart, Harrogate, Yorkshire www.afth.co.uk
Bellacrafts, Eastleigh, hampshire www.bellacrafts.co.uk
Blade Rubber Stamps, London www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
Clacton Art Craft Model Centre, Clacton on Sea,  Essex, http://www.clactoncrafts.co.uk/
Countryview Crafts, Potton, Bedfordshire www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk
Craft World Scotland, Glasgow www.craftworldonline.co.uk
Craft Your Art Out, Ballynahinch, County Down, craftyourartout@outlook.com
Crafty Bunch, Telford, Shropshire, http://craftybunch.co.uk/
Crafty Snippets, Billingshurst West Sussex www.craftysnippets.co.uk
Crafts & Candlelight, Ipswich, Suffolk www.craftsandcandlelight.co.uk
Crafts @themalthouse, Herstmonceux,  East Sussex, http://www.coldfusionglass.co.uk/

Craftrange, Burnley, Lancs, https://www.craftrange.com/
Handmade at Helen's, Dumfries, Scotland, https://www.handmadeathelens.co.uk/
I Love Mixed Media, Cromhall, Gloucestershire, https://www.ilovemixedmedia.co.uk/
Imagine, Design, Create, Seaton, Exeter http://imaginedesigncreate.co.uk/shoponline/

Kay Carley http://www.kaycarley.com
Keep on Crafting, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk www.keeponcrafting.co.uk
Kraft Crazy, Amesbury, Wiltshire https://www.facebook.com/KraftCrazy/
Lisa B Designs, Maidstone, Kent, http://www.lisabdesigns.co.uk/
Lets Create, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, http://www.letscreateartandcrafts.co.uk/
Loobie Crafts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, www.loobicrafts.co.uk
Papermaze, Ipswich, Suffolk www.papermaze.co.uk
Paperstory, Norfolk www.paperstory.bigcartel.com
Poppycraft, Wallingford,  https://poppycraft.co.uk/

Rowan Tree Crafts, Carnforth, Lancashire www.rowantreecrafts.co.uk
Fave Rave, Stourbridge, West Midlands www.shabbychicstencils.co.uk
Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Helston, Cornwall, www.scrapbookmagic.co.uk

Scrapcosy, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Scrapcosy
Shed Load of Crafts, Enfield, Middlesex, www.shedloadofcrafts.com
Simply Crafts, Cardiff, www.simplycraft.com
Snazzy's, Swindon, Wiltshire. https://www.facebook.com/snazzystampingandscrapbooking/
Stampers Grove, Springbank, Lilliesleaf, Melrose,Scotland www.stampersgrove.co.uk
Stamps & Memories, Hungerford, Berkshire
www.stampsandmemories.co.uk
Swanstitch, Deal, Kent www.facebook.com/swanstitch
That's Crafty, Romford, essex www.thatscrafty.co.uk
The Artistic Stamper Craft Store, Faversham, Kent www.theartisticstamper.com
The Craft Box, Barnsley, South Yorkshire www.thecraftbox.biz
The Craft Den, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire www.thecraftden.co.uk
The Craft Room, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffs https://www.garnersgardencentre.co.uk/crafts/
The Craft Studio, St Austell, Cornwall https://www.facebook.com/thecraftstudio/
The Forget me not Kraft Kabin www.facebook.com/TheForgetMeNotKraftKabin
The Stamp Pad, Saddleworth, stamp-pad.blogspot.com
Whichcraft, Wallasey, Merseyside


USA
Artistic Artifacts, Alexandria, VA https://www.artisticartifacts.com/
Artistic Studio Creations, Fayetteville, Georgia www.facebook.com/ASCbyCrystal
Artistree Workshops, Fulton, New York, www.facebook.com/artistreeworkshops
Big Mouth Scrappers, Forney, Texas, https://www.bigmouthscrapperstx.com/ 
Clay with Me, Colorado www.facebook.com/Claywithmestudio
Creative Designs by Debbie Castle Rock, Colorado debbie.knight@centurylink.net
Creative Inkling, Hatnboro, PA https://www.creativeinkling.com/
Creek Bank Creations, Indiana www.creekbankcreations.com
Ephemera Paducah, Paducah, Kentucky www.ephemerapaducah.com
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps, Lake Worth, Florida www.everythingscrapbook.com
Frantic Stamper, Oregon www.franticstamper.com
Free Heart LLC, Denver, Colarado, http://www.freeheartllc.com/

Golden Hills PaperCrafts, Fairfax Station, Virginia, https://www.goldenshillpapercrafts.com/
Guadalupe's Fun Rubber Stamps, Santa Fe, New Mexico www.santafe.com
Joggles, West Warwick, Rhode Island, www.joggles.com 
My Rusty Crown, Escondido, California, https://myrustycrown.com/

PaperCraft Clubhouse, Westbrook, Connecticut, http://papercraftclubhouse.com/
Papere Parachute Art Design Co., Beaverton, Oregon www.paperparachute.com
Runaway, Art & Craft Studio, NE Salem, Oregon http://www.runawayart.com/
Sherries's Stuff, Warrenton, Virginia, https://www.facebook.com/sherriesstuff.va/
Simon Says Stamp, Columbus, Ohio www. simonsaysstamp.com
Stamplistic, Cleveland, Ohio www.stamplistic.com
The Artistic Palette Studio, Eugene, OR, http://www.artistspalette.com/studio/

The Crafty Scrapper, Waxahachie, TX http://www.thecraftyscrapper.com/
The Doodlebug Inc, Jasper, IN, https://www.thedoodlebuginc.com/
The Ink Pad, New York, www.theinkpadnyc.com
The Queen's Ink Savage, Maryland www.queensink.com
Topflight Stamps, Irmo, South Carolina https://topflightstamps.com/
Seth Apter, New York www.sethapter.com
Stamp Fever, Orange, California www.stpstamp.com
Whim so Doodle, Saint Petersburg, Florida, http://whimsodoodle.com/ 
Vintage in KC, Shawnee, Kansas, http://vintageinkc.com/

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